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University of Nebraska gets $12M to study rural drug abuse

Apr. 25, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has received a nearly $12 million federal grant to research challenges connected with rural drug abuse in the Midwest. The five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health will fund a research initiative called the Rural Drug Addiction Center....

Hawaii council considers withdrawal of injection well appeal

Apr. 25, 2019 11:38 AM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii county council is considering a resolution to settle a longstanding legal case over wastewater pumped into injection wells. Maui County Council chairwoman Kelly King proposed a measure Tuesday to withdraw a legal appeal that is headed for the U.S. Supreme Court regarding...

Connecticut arts and ideas festival announces 2019 lineup

Apr. 25, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Officials of New Haven's International Festival of Arts & Ideas announced its 2019 lineup for the two-week June event at a large gathering of fans and supporters from the city, Yale and surrounding community at Gateway Community College Thursday evening. The June 8-22 festival,...

Dartmouth students win Mars greenhouse NASA challenge

Apr. 25, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A team of Dartmouth College engineering students has won a NASA competition that sought innovative ideas for the design of a greenhouse on Mars. The Dartmouth greenhouse design on Wednesday won the 2019 Breakthrough, Innovative and Game-changing — or BIG — Idea Challenge....

Climate activists block entrance to London Stock Exchange

Apr. 25, 2019 8:01 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Environmental activists who have disrupted the British capital for 10 days blocked the main entrance to the London Stock Exchange on Thursday, gluing themselves to the doorway while wearing LED displays reading "climate emergency." Small groups of demonstrators also climbed atop a train at...

Moon rocks to be studied at University of Tennessee

Apr. 25, 2019 5:32 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville will help analyze moon rocks collected decades ago and never before opened. NASA calls the project the Apollo Next Generation Sample Analysis Program, and it's part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon...

AP PHOTOS: Designers turn plastic trash into treasures

Apr. 25, 2019 4:51 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Scientists and environmentalists have long warned about the dangers of plastic pollution, especially now that plastic trash of all types is choking the world's rivers and oceans. High-end designers have responded by "upcycling" discarded objects into unique, desirable design pieces. One Milan...

Major emperor penguin breeding ground gone barren since 2016

Apr. 24, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the past three years, virtually nothing has hatched at Antarctica's second biggest breeding grounds for emperor penguins and the start of this year is looking just as bleak, a new study found. Usually 15,000 to 24,000 breeding pairs of emperor penguins flock yearly to a breeding site...

National monument advisory panel new flashpoint in debate

Apr. 24, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A newly unveiled advisory committee that will help make management decisions for a downsized national monument in southern Utah has become the latest flashpoint in a long-running debate over lands considered sacred to Native Americans as monument supporters cry foul about being left...

Federal appeals court overturns Idaho wolf-killing ruling

Apr. 24, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A federal appeals court has overturned a U.S. District Court's dismissal of a lawsuit by environmental groups challenging a federal agency's killing of wolves in Idaho. A 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel on Tuesday ruled that U.S. District Court Judge Edward Lodge erred in...