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Australia out of step with new climate momentum

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who rose to power in large part by opposing a tax on greenhouse gas emissi... Full Story

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  • Australia out of step with new climate momentum
    Australia out of step with new climate momentum

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who rose to power in large part by opposing a tax on greenhouse gas emissions, is finding his country isolated like never before on climate change as the U.S., China and other nations signal new momentum for action.

  • Volcano in south Japan erupts, disrupting flights
    Volcano in south Japan erupts, disrupting flights

    TOKYO (AP) — A volcano in southern Japan blasted out chunks of magma Friday in the first such eruption in 22 years, causing flight cancellations and prompting warnings to stay away from its crater.

  • US tightens smog limits in bid to protect health
    US tightens smog limits in bid to protect health

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a fresh confrontation with Republicans, the Obama administration on Wednesday proposed stricter emissions limits on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness. The move fulfilled a long-delayed campaign promise by President Barack Obama but left environmentl and public health groups wanting more.

  • Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain
    Lab-coated Muggles use Harry Potter to study brain

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Harry Potter swoops around on his broom, faces the bully Malfoy and later runs into a three-headed dog. For scientists studying brain activity while reading, it's the perfect excerpt from the young wizard's many adventures to give their subjects.

  • Feds cancel permit for Idaho wolf-killing derby

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Environmental groups have won the latest battle in their effort to halt a wolf- and coyote-shooting derby in Idaho, but a pro-hunting group says the contest with cash prizes for whoever kills the most predators will go on as planned early next year.

  • Colorado mastodon bones show ancient warmer Earth
    Colorado mastodon bones show ancient warmer Earth

    DENVER (AP) — A trove of ancient bones from gigantic animals discovered in the Colorado mountains is providing scientists with a fascinating look at what happened about 120,000 years ago when the Earth got as warm as it is today.

  • Dutch seek to harness energy from salt water mix

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch researchers are seeking to add a new, largely untapped renewable energy source to the world's energy mix with the opening of a "Blue Energy" test facility on Wednesday.

  • Helium: It gives NYC's Thanksgiving parade a lift
    Helium: It gives NYC's Thanksgiving parade a lift

    NEW YORK (AP) — It'll never rank up there with turkey and pumpkin pie, but for millions of Americans the Thanksgiving experience just wouldn't be the same without ... helium.

  • Space station's 3-D printer pops out 1st creation

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first 3-D printer in space has popped out its first creation.

  • Doctor behind 'free radical' aging theory dies

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Dr. Denham Harman, a renowned scientist who developed a prominent theory on aging that's now used to study cancer, Alzheimer's disease and other illnesses, has died in Nebraska at age 98.

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