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Bearded vulture flies to Romania; 1st time seen in decades

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BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's Ornithological Society says a bearded vulture has flown into Romania, the first time it says the rare bo... Full Story

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  • GMO wheat found in Washington state could affect US trade

    SEATTLE (AP) — Genetically modified wheat not approved for sale or commercial production in the United States has been found growing in a field in Washington state, agriculture officials said Friday, posing a possible risk to trade with countries concerned about engineered food.

  • Bearded vulture flies to Romania; 1st time seen in decades
    Bearded vulture flies to Romania; 1st time seen in decades

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's Ornithological Society says a bearded vulture has flown into Romania, the first time it says the rare bone-eating bird has been spotted here in more than 80 years.

  • Thousands rush to see Kilauea lava flow reach ocean

    HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The lava flow from Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano vent has attracted thousands of visitors since it began oozing down in May and finally reached the ocean this week.

  • Lake Tahoe warming 15 times faster than long-term average
    Lake Tahoe warming 15 times faster than long-term average

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — The average surface temperature of Lake Tahoe has risen faster over the last four years than any time on record — 15 times faster than the long-term warming rate over the past half century, scientists say.

  • Testing confirms new, rarely seen whale in Pacific Ocean

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Genetic tests confirm that a mysterious, unnamed species of beaked whale only rarely seen alive by Japanese fishermen roams the northern Pacific Ocean, according to research published this week.

  • Chinese rocket sends streak of light across Western US sky

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Chinese rocket body streaking across the night sky over the Western United States lit up social media as people shared photos and video of the bright object.

  • NOAA: Drone technology aids whale research off Hawaii
    NOAA: Drone technology aids whale research off Hawaii

    HONOLULU (AP) — Federal researchers returning from a 30-day expedition to study whales and dolphins around the Hawaiian Islands said they are looking for clues to help sustain healthy populations of the marine mammals.

  • Big cats returned to California sanctuary threatened by fire
    Big cats returned to California sanctuary threatened by fire

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — About a dozen lions, tigers, cougars and other big cats came home to a sanctuary north of Los Angeles days after they were evacuated in the teeth of an advancing wildfire.

  • Did your ancestor hunt whales? Museum database offers clues
    Did your ancestor hunt whales? Museum database offers clues

    BOSTON (AP) — A digital list of the tens of thousands of men who embarked on whaling voyages out of New Bedford, from 10-year-old boys to a 70-year-old sailor who drank himself to death in South Africa, is a valuable resource for anyone researching their family's seafaring past. Just be warned: Youmight not like what you find.

  • House GOP chairman threatens more action on climate probe

    The chairman of the House Science Committee threatened further action Wednesday after the New York and Massachusetts attorneys general refused to comply with congressional subpoenas seeking records about their investigations into whether Exxon Mobil misled investors about man-made climate change.

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