Scientists call for action to help sunflower sea stars

Scientists along the West Coast are seeking action to help sunflower sea stars recover from catastrophic population declines

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NY state health commissioner resigning to return to Harvard

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York’s state health commissioner will resign Jan. 1 after 13 months in the job to return to Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Mary…

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Beijing, Shenzhen scrap COVID-19 tests for public transport

BEIJING — Chinese authorities on Saturday announced a further easing of COVID-19 curbs with major cities such as Shenzhen and Beijing no longer requiring negative tests to take public transport….

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Coal-fired plant imploded in New Jersey for battery array

A former coal-fired power plant in New Jersey was imploded Friday, and its owners announced plans for a new $1 billion venture on the site, where batteries will be deployed to store power from clean energy sources including wind and solar

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Nevada toad in geothermal power fight gets endangered status

A tiny Nevada toad at the center of a legal battle over a geothermal project has officially been declared an endangered species after U.S. wildlife officials temporarily listed it on a rarely-used emergency basis last spring

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Indiana judge won’t block probe over 10-year-old’s abortion

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana judge on Friday rejected an attempt to block the state’s Republican attorney general from continuing his office’s investigation of an Indianapolis doctor who has spoken publicly…

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Flu season worsens as 44 states report high activity

FILE – A flu vaccine is readied at the L.A. Care and Blue Shield of California Promise Health Plans’ Community Resource Center where they were offering members and the public…

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Nearly all states reporting ‘very high’ or ‘high’ levels of flu-like illness: CDC

Winter flu and respiratory illnesses are showing no signs so far of slowing down this season. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s map of influenza-like illness is almost completely…

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