Environment
  • A fire that killed an elderly man who refused to evacuate and burned 20 homes in rural San Diego County was smoldering Tuesday, but gusty afternoon winds could push it back to life, authorities said.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 08, 2012, 7:00 AM EST
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  • The infection is as grim as it sounds: "Zombie bees" have a parasite that causes them to fly at night and lurch around erratically until they die.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 08, 2012, 4:30 AM EST
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    As condolences poured in from around the world, National Zoo officials waited Monday for word on why a 6-day-old panda cub died and lamented a heartbreaking setback to their closely watched breeding program.

     
    LAST UPDATE : Dec 08, 2012, 4:00 AM EST
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  • Demonstrators in the United States and other countries protested Saturday against the natural gas drilling process known as fracking that they say threatens public health and the environment.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 08, 2012, 1:00 AM EST
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  • A fleet of picture-snapping NASA satellites that for 40 years has documented forest fires, tsunamis and everyday changes in the Earth's geography will soon get a new member.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 08, 2012, 1:00 AM EST
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  • In the Central California coastal town of Marina, a $7 million desalination plant that can turn salty ocean waves into fresh drinking water sits idle behind rusty, locked doors, shuttered by water officials because rising energy costs made the plant too expensive.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 08, 2012, 1:00 AM EST
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