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Besides lava and ash, Hawaii volcano is pumping out 'vog'

May. 27, 2018 12:31 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island has had it all over the past three weeks: molten rock shooting toward the sky, lava oozing from the ground and ash clouds rising miles into the air. You can also add "vog" to the mix. Scientists say higher sulfur dioxide emissions recorded at the...

Hungry birds: Food a concern for brown pelicans

May. 27, 2018 3:05 AM EDT

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — The Wildlife Center of the North Coast has already cared for several starving young California brown pelicans this spring. Brown pelicans, which migrate north in the spring from nesting colonies off Southern California and Mexico, spent several decades on the federal endangered species...

Astronaut and moonwalker Alan Bean dies at 86

May. 26, 2018 5:51 PM EDT

Former Apollo 12 astronaut Alan Bean, who was the fourth man to walk on the moon and later turned to painting to chronicle the moon landings on canvas, has died. He was 86. Bean was the lunar module pilot for the second moon landing mission in November 1969. He spent 31 hours on the moon during two moonwalks,...

Emails show cooperation among EPA, climate-change deniers

May. 26, 2018 8:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released emails show senior Environmental Protection Agency officials working closely with a conservative group that dismisses climate change to rally like-minded people for public hearings on science and global warming, counter negative news coverage and promote Administrator Scott...

Baby panda born in Malaysia zoo makes public debut

May. 26, 2018 1:48 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A baby panda born in a Malaysian zoo five months ago made her public debut Saturday. The female, which has not yet been named, is the second offspring of giant pandas Liang Liang and Xing Xing, both of which are on a 10-year loan to Malaysia since 2014. The first cub, a female...

Emails show EPA working closely with climate-change deniers

May. 26, 2018 12:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Environmental Protection Agency officials have been working closely with a conservative group that dismisses climate change to rally like-minded people for public hearings on science and global warming. Recently released emails show they also recruited help to counter negative news...

Emails show cooperation among EPA, climate-change deniers

May. 25, 2018 10:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released emails show senior Environmental Protection Agency officials working closely with a conservative group that dismisses climate change to rally like-minded people for public hearings on science and global warming, counter negative news coverage and tout Administrator Scott...

The Latest: So far, lava has destroyed 82 Hawaii structures

May. 25, 2018 9:32 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (all times local): 3 p.m. Hawaii County officials say the number of structures lava has destroyed on the Big Island is now 82. County Managing Director Wil Okabe told The Associated Press Friday that the number includes...

Volcanic ash swamps Hawaii school, turning tennis court gray

May. 25, 2018 9:06 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Aina Akamu gave final exams to his students as they sat on bleachers or the floor of the basketball court in the gym in his small town on Hawaii's Big Island. He moved his class to the community of Pahala's gym nearby after he and his students could no longer stand the volcanic ash covering...

Teacher who confronted Indiana school shooter lauded as hero

May. 25, 2018 8:36 PM EDT

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana middle school student armed with two handguns opened fire inside his science classroom Friday, authorities said, wounding a classmate and a teacher whose swift intervention was credited with saving lives. The shooter, who had asked to be dismissed from the class before...