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FILE- In this October 2017 file photo, a black bear walks in Granite Basin, amid low-lying blueberry thickets, in Juneau, Alaska. A study of bears and berries has determined that the big animals are the main dispersers of fruit seeds in southeast Alaska. The study by Oregon State University researchers says it's the first instance of a temperate plant being primarily dispersed by mammals through their excrement rather than by birds. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
February 17, 2018 - 1:20 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Does a bear leave scat in the woods? The answer is obvious but the effects on an ecosystem may not be. A study by Oregon State University researchers concludes that brown and black bears, and not birds, as commonly thought, are primary distributers of small fruit seeds in...
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February 17, 2018 - 12:00 am
What does a bear do in the Alaska woods? Disperse seeds Spacewalking astronauts finish months of robot arm repair 4 small earthquakes recorded in northwestern Oklahoma Borneo's orangutan population plunged by 100,000 since 1999 Idaho can keep data on animals tracked illegally amid appeal Greening...
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This photo provided by NASA shows astronauts Norishige Kanai of Japan, left, and NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei during a spacewalk on the International Space Station on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. The astronauts are wrapping up months of repair work on the station's big robot arm. The 58-foot robot arm had both of its aging mechanical hands replaced on previous spacewalks. (NASA via AP)
February 16, 2018 - 1:23 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts wrapped up months of repair work Friday on the International Space Station 's big robot arm. The Canadian-built, 58-foot robot arm had both of its aging mechanical hands replaced on spacewalks conducted in October and January. NASA astronaut Mark...
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Jake Adams, Senior Preparator in the Exhibition Department of the American Museum of Natural History, in New York, assembles "fishnado," a part of the museum's upcoming "Unseen Oceans" exhibition, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. The installation is made up of hundreds of models of the marine species that exhibit biofluorescence, or the ability to absorb blue light and re-emit it in neon greens, reds, and oranges.(AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 16, 2018 - 8:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Feel as though you're in the dark when it comes to the underwater world? New York's American Museum of Natural History is working on just the solution: a floor-to-ceiling installation depicting creatures that glow. Photographers got a sneak peek on Thursday as one of the...
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February 16, 2018 - 12:00 am
Spacewalking astronauts finish months of robot arm repair 4 small earthquakes recorded in northwestern Oklahoma Borneo's orangutan population plunged by 100,000 since 1999 Idaho can keep data on animals tracked illegally amid appeal Greening Mardi Gras: Recycling effort targets parade trash...
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February 15, 2018 - 3:13 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Offshore wind proponents are touting new undersea footage that suggests a vibrant marine habitat is growing around the nation's first offshore wind farm — a five-turbine operation off Rhode Island's waters. The American Wind Energy Association, an industry trade group, says the...
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In this file photo distributed by Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, Russian cargo ship Souz 2,1A takes off from the launch pad at Russia's main space facility in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. An unmanned Russian cargo ship has docked successfully at the International Space Station, delivering a fresh batch of supplies for the crew. The launch initially set for Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 was postponed at the very last minute due to an unspecified glitch. (Roscosmos Space Agency Press Service photo via AP)
February 15, 2018 - 7:11 am
MOSCOW (AP) — An unmanned Russian cargo ship has docked successfully at the International Space Station, delivering a fresh batch of supplies for the crew. The Russian space agency Roscosmos said the Progress spacecraft moored at the station Thursday in automatic mode, bringing 2.7 metric tons (3...
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February 15, 2018 - 12:00 am
Idaho can keep data on animals tracked illegally amid appeal Greening Mardi Gras: Recycling effort targets parade trash Offshore drilling foes, denied microphone, hold rallies Jeep in hot water over ad with SUV romping in wild waters Russian cargo ship docks at International Space Station Trump...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 1995 file photo, a wolf leaps across a road into the wilds of Central Idaho. A federal court says Idaho officials don't have to destroy information from tracking collars placed on wolves and elk by illegally landing a helicopter in a central Idaho wilderness area where engines are prohibited. U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill earlier this week agreed to an Idaho Department of Fish and Game request to delay his previous order to destroy information from four wolves and 57 elk collared in the Frank Church Fire of No Return Wilderness in January 2016. (AP Photo/Douglas Pizac, File)
February 14, 2018 - 8:26 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials don't have to destroy information right away that came from tracking collars placed on wolves and elk by a helicopter crew that landed illegally in a wilderness area where engines are prohibited. A federal judge earlier this week agreed to delay his order to...
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FILE--In this Feb. 9, 2018, file photo,U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke speaks during an conservation announcement at the Western Conservation and Hunting Expo Friday in Salt Lake City. On Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, the Interior Department released budget documents showing Zinke plans to press ahead with a massive overhaul of his department, including a plan to relocate some officials from Washington to the West and creating a new organizational map that mostly ignores state boundaries. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, file)
February 14, 2018 - 7:35 pm
DENVER (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is pressing ahead with a massive overhaul of his department, despite growing opposition to his proposal to move hundreds of public employees out of Washington and create a new organizational map that largely ignores state boundaries. Zinke wants to divide...
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