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Converting coal would help China's smog at climate's expense

BEIJING (AP) -- China's conversion of coal into natural gas could prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths each year. But there's a catch: As the country shifts its use of vast coal reserves to send less smog-inducing chemicals into the air, the move threatens to undermine efforts to rein in greenhouse gas emissions, researchers said Tuesday....
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World's last male rhino getting help from Tinder dating app

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- There's just one male northern white rhino left in the world, and he's getting some help from the Tinder dating app....
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Rare leatherback sea turtles wash up dead in South Carolina

ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. (AP) -- Two dead leatherback sea turtles have been discovered along South Carolina's coast....
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At least global warming may get Americans off the couch more

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Global warming's milder winters will likely nudge Americans off the couch more in the future, a rare, small benefit of climate change, a new study finds....
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Astronaut breaks US space record, gets call from Trump

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Astronaut Peggy Whitson broke the U.S. record Monday for most time in space and talked up Mars during a congratulatory call from President Donald Trump....
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Study: Man-made extreme weather has hit all over the world

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most people on Earth have already felt extreme and record heat, drought or downpours goosed by man-made global warming, new research finds....
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Jewish war veterans bemoan stalling of Israel's WWII museum

LATRUN, Israel (AP) -- Two years after Israel's prime minister vowed to complete the establishment of a museum honoring Jewish World War II veterans, funds have dried up and an abandoned construction site is all that remains of the grand project....
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Study: Whale and boat collisions may be more common

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A group of marine scientists says collisions of whales and boats off of the New England coast may be more common than previously thought....
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Beloved 600-year-old white oak tree takes final bow

BERNARDS, N.J. (AP) -- A white oak tree that has watched over a New Jersey community and a church for hundreds of years began its final bow Monday as crews began its removal and residents fondly remembered the go-to spot for formal photos, landmark for driving directions and the remarkable piece of natural history....
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Advocates fan out in global show of support for science

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The world saw brain power take a different form Saturday....
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