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Biosphere 2 legacy lives on more than quarter century later

Oct. 12, 2018 9:52 AM EDT

ORACLE, Ariz. (AP) — They lived for two years and 20 minutes under the glass of a miniature Earth, complete with an ocean, rain forest, desert, grasslands and mangroves. Their air and water were recycled, and they grew the sweet potatoes, rice and other food they needed to survive. About 1,500 people were...

Germany's Greens flourish while mainstream rivals flounder

Oct. 12, 2018 3:39 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — While other mainstream political parties in Germany flounder in polls and struggle to answer a far-right challenge, the Greens have gained strength as a magnet for liberal-minded voters. Offering a compassionate approach to migration, a pro-European Union stance and an emphasis on fighting...

DNA confirms a great white shark bit California boy

Oct. 11, 2018 4:15 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — DNA testing has revealed the shark that attacked a 13-year-old boy last month off a Southern California shore was a great white, according to a report. Scientists gathered the shark's DNA by swabbing the wet suit Keane Webre-Hayes wore when he was bitten while diving for lobsters near...

Humpback whale calf rescued from net off Australian beach

Oct. 9, 2018 8:29 PM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A whale calf has been freed after becoming tangled in a shark net off the Australian east coast. Experts from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and Sea World Gold Coast worked for almost two hours on Tuesday morning to untangle the humpback calf from a net about 500...

Fisherman bitten by shark he hooked on Great Barrier Reef

Oct. 8, 2018 7:21 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A fisherman was bitten by a shark that he had hooked and was attempting to haul on to his boat on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, an ambulance official said on Tuesday. The 55-year-old man was bitten on Swain Reefs off the Queensland state town of Rockhampton on Monday afternoon...

New effort will analyze genes of endangered Northwest orcas

Oct. 4, 2018 7:40 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A new scientific effort will sequence the genomes of critically endangered Pacific Northwest orcas to better understand their genetics and potentially find ways to save them from extinction. The collaboration announced Thursday involves scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

APNewsBreak: Another rare fish pulled back from extinction

Oct. 4, 2018 3:01 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Another rare Colorado River fish has been pulled back from the brink of extinction, wildlife officials said Thursday, the second comeback this year for a species unique to the Southwestern U.S. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recommended reclassifying the ancient and odd-looking razorback...

The Latest: Another rare fish pulled back from extinction

Oct. 4, 2018 2:39 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the recovery of an endangered Colorado River fish (all times local): 12:35 p.m. Wildlife officials say another rare Colorado River fish has been pulled from the brink of extinction, the second comeback this year for a species unique to the Southwestern U.S. The government said...

Boy, 13, expected to recover from California shark attack

Sep. 30, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 13-year-old boy was expected to recover after a shark attacked him while he dived for lobsters in Southern California, hospital officials said Sunday. The teen, who was not identified, was in serious condition a day after he was bitten off the coast of Encinitas, a city north of San...

The Latest: Boy attacked by shark in California will recover

Sep. 30, 2018 3:41 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a shark attack in Southern California (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Hospital officials say a 13-year-old boy is expected to recover after being attacked by a shark while diving for lobsters in Southern California. Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego says in a statement that...