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Insight: In vulnerable Greece, mosquitoes bite back
ATHENS - Just when it seems things couldn't get any worse for Greece, the exhausted and indebted country has a new threat to deal with: mosquito-borne diseases.
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Italian scientists convicted over earthquake warning
L'AQUILA, Italy - Six scientists and a government official were sentenced to six years in prison for manslaughter by an Italian court on Monday for failing to give adequate warning of an earthquake that killed more than 300 people in L'Aquila in 2009.
Environment​, Italy, Natural Disasters 2:35pm EDT
Deadly 2011 earthquake linked to groundwater extraction
WASHINGTON - An earthquake that killed nine people in Spain last year may have been triggered by decades of pumping water from a nearby natural underground reservoir, suggesting human activities played a role in moving Earth's crust, scientists reported on Sunday.
21 Oct 2012
Threatened species listing for polar bears contested in U.S. court
WASHINGTON - Polar bears' designation as a threatened species was challenged in a U.S. appeals court on Friday, with a lawyer for Alaska and other parties arguing that regulators had failed to back up the listing.
Environment​, U.S. 19 Oct 2012
Italian court ruling sends chill through science community
LONDON - Scientists reacted with alarm to the manslaughter conviction of six earthquake experts in Italy for failing to give adequate warning of the 2009 earthquake in the city of L'Aquila that killed 308 people.
Italy 5:51pm EDT
Rover Curiosity eats first Martian dirt
- NASA's Mars rover Curiosity tasted Martian dirt for the first time on Thursday, testing equipment needed to assess if the planet most like Earth in the solar system has or ever had the ingredients for microbial life.
19 Oct 2012
Pesticides put bumblebee colonies at risk of failure
OSLO - Pesticides used in farming are also killing worker bumblebees and damaging their ability to gather food, meaning colonies that are vital for plant pollination are more likely to fail when they are used, a study showed on Sunday.
Environment​, United Nations 21 Oct 2012
Search for alien life about to step up a gear
LONDON - It remains in the realm of science fiction for now but the discovery of a new planet just four light years away will reignite a race to find a twin of planet Earth that may host extraterrestrial life.
20 Oct 2012
British engineers create petrol from air and water
LONDON - A small British company has developed a way to create petrol from air and water, technology it hopes may one day contribute to large-scale production of green fuels.
19 Oct 2012
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Meningitis probe could hit hospital drug supplies: U.S.
- The extended shutdown of a sister company of the pharmacy at the center of the deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak may exacerbate drug shortages for some hospitals and healthcare providers as the number of infection cases neared 300, U.S. health regulators said.
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