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Winter is off to late start in normally frigid rural Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Winter is off to a late start in parts of the nation's largest - and usually coldest - state....

Hippo-y birthday to Fiona! The popular preemie is turning 1

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CINCINNATI (AP) -- Some days, it's more like being a Hollywood movie star's agent than a communications official for the zoo. That's what happens when your prematurely born hippopotamus becomes a global celebrity....

Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps on warming
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earth last year wasn't quite as hot as 2016's record-shattering mark, but it ranked second or third, depending on who was counting....





Group pinpoints riches hidden in Europe's mountains of waste
BERLIN (AP) -- Researchers have completed the first survey of valuable materials they say are waiting to be mined from Europe's vast landfills and scrapyards....

China, Europe jointly test technology for storm satellite
BERLIN (AP) -- China and Europe are jointly testing new technology that could help satellites peer through clouds and analyze storms....

EPA official: government must plan for climate change
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A top manager who supervises the Environmental Protection Agency program responsible for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties and waterways told Congress on Thursday that the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites from climate change....

Motion-activated cameras capture animals being wild, weird
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- How does a bighorn sheep say "cheese?"...

Expert says major eruption in Papua New Guinea could be soon
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Seismic activity beneath a Papua New Guinea volcano could mean that a major eruption was imminent, a scientist said Thursday....

2 US-based climate researchers win Swedish science prize
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Two U.S.-based scientists have been awarded the 2018 Crafoord Prize for their contribution to climate research....

Correction: Science Says-Meteor story
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a story Jan. 17 about meteors, The Associated Press reported erroneously the size of asteroids that scientists hope to be able to deflect from Earth's path in the future. They want to have a defensive system for asteroids larger than 165 feet (50 meters), not 30 miles (50 kilometers)....

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