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Texas Court Blocks Houston from Using Tougher Clean-Air Laws

CORPORATE | By Juan A. Lozano | May 4
Houston's efforts to use local clean air laws to regulate pollution in the home of the nation's largest petrochemical complex were halted Friday by a Texas Supreme Court ruling in favor of energy and chemical companies.

Cambodian Royal Turtle Nearly Extinct - Less Than 10 in Wild

SCIENCE | Apr 26
Cambodia's Royal Turtle is nearly extinct, with fewer than 10 left in the wild, because increased sand dredging and illegal clearance of flooded forest have shrunk its habitat, a conservationist group warned Monday.

Feds: Habitat, Dams, Hatcheries Keys to Saving Maine Salmon

SCIENCE | By Patrick Whittle | Apr 3
Maine's endangered salmon will need restored habitats, removal of dams, aggressive hatchery programs and other conservations actions if its population is to rebound, according to a federal government plan to save the fading and iconic fish.

Panel: Finding Climate Fingerprints in Wild Weather is Valid

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | Mar 13
Climate science has progressed so much that experts can accurately detect global warming's fingerprints on certain extreme weather events, such as a heat wave, according to a high-level scientific advisory panel.

Washington Considers Nation's First Carbon Emissions Tax

FINANCE | By Phuong Le | Feb 29
Washington could become the first state in the nation to impose a direct tax on carbon emissions from fossil fuels such as coal, gasoline and natural gas.

Study: Man-Made Heat Put in Oceans Has Doubled Since 1997

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | Jan 20
The amount of man-made heat energy absorbed by the seas has doubled since 1997, a new study says.

EPA Says Pesticide Harms Bees in Some Cases

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | Jan 6
A major pesticide harms honeybees when used on cotton and citrus but not on other big crops like corn, berries and tobacco, the Environmental Protection Agency found.

Ecology, Religion A Natural Mix for Some Americans

SCIENCE | By Connie Cass and Emily Swanson | Dec 9
As a group, the most religious Americans are less likely than others in the U.S. to trust the science of global warming. Yet one group of faithful Americans not only believes the threat is real, but also feels obliged to help.

Pesticide-Makers Point to Other Culprits in Bee Die-Offs

SCIENCE | By Emery P. Dalesio | Nov 25
A comparison of more than three dozen pesticides found neonics produced by Bayer CropScience and Syngenta among the chemicals most toxic to bees, according to a September study by USDA researchers.

Scientists: Major Coral Bleaching Crisis Spreads Worldwide

SCIENCE | By Seth Borenstein | Oct 12
Triggered by global warming and the El Nino, record hot ocean water is causing fragile coral to go white and often die, threatening picturesque reefs that are hotspots of marine life, experts say.

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