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Giraffes, rarer than elephants, put on extinction watch list

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The giraffe, the tallest land animal, is now at risk of extinction, biologists say....
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Trump settles on Oklahoma's attorney general to lead EPA

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump confirmed on Thursday that he will nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a global warming skeptic, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, which he has repeatedly sued and derided for pursuing an "activist agenda."...
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Paris still struggling with worse pollution peak in decade

PARIS (AP) -- Facing its worse winter pollution in a decade, Paris is sticking to controversial traffic restrictions....
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Southern drought relents but not over, despite recent rains

ATLANTA (AP) -- Recent showers and storms across much of the South have eased the severe drought in the region, but experts say it wasn't enough to make up for months of dry conditions before the rain finally fell....
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Scientists explore sunken mini sub near Pearl Harbor

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Ocean waters are taking a toll on a sunken mini submarine 5 miles off the entrance to Pearl Harbor....
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SpaceX's 1st launch since rocket blast now bumped to January

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- SpaceX's first launch since a rocket explosion at the pad has slipped to January....
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Spread by trade and climate, bugs butcher America's forests

PETERSHAM, Mass. (AP) -- In a towering forest of centuries-old eastern hemlocks, it's easy to miss one of the tree's nemeses. No larger than a speck of pepper, the Hemlock woolly adelgid spends its life on the underside of needles sucking sap, eventually killing the tree....
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Aid groups descend on Indonesia quake zone; deaths reach 102

MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) -- Humanitarian organizations descended on Indonesia's Aceh province Thursday as the local disaster agency called for urgent food supplies and officials raced to assess the full extent of damage from an earthquake that killed more than 100 people....
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Scientists develop robotic hand for people with quadriplegia

BERLIN (AP) -- Scientists have developed a mind-controlled robotic hand that allows people with certain types of spinal injuries to perform everyday tasks such as using a fork or drinking from a cup....
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Arctic sea ice hits record monthly low for 7th time in 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Though this is when the Arctic is supposed to be refreezing, scientists say sea ice there hit record low levels for November. In the crucial Barents Sea, the amount of floating ice decreased when it would be expected to grow....
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