Space station accepts 1st Virginia delivery in 2 years
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station received its first shipment from Virginia in more than two years Sunday following a sensational nighttime launch observed 250 miles up and down the East Coast.
Major California river adding key ingredient: water
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A decade ago, environmentalists and the federal government agreed to revive a 150-mile stretch of California's second-longest river, an ambitious effort aimed at allowing salmon again to swim up to the Sierra Nevada foothills to spawn.
Strong quake in western Japan knocks out power, injures 7
TOKYO (AP) — A powerful earthquake in western Japan knocked loose roof tiles, toppled store shelves and caused power outages Friday afternoon, but apparently caused no widespread damage. At least seven people were injured, one seriously.
Soaring species: Endangered baby toads fly to Puerto Rico
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than 4,000 wiggling tadpoles conceived via wine fridges in California and then packed in a passenger plane headed to Puerto Rico on Thursday as part of a program to re-establish a technicolor native toad once thought extinct.
UNESCO urges halt to plan for Bangladesh coal plant in delta
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The U.N. agency devoted to preserving world heritage has joined environmental groups urging Bangladesh to halt plans for a massive coal-fired power plant near ecologically sensitive mangrove forests on the coast. UNESCO says it poses a "serious threat" to a region that protects the nation from flooding and holds one of the world's last populations of wild tigers.