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In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts

In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts

Water flows through the Winooski 1 hydroelectric plant in Winooski, Vt. The Burlington Electric Department’s recent purchase of the facility enabled it to reach 100 percent renewable power. 

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In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts

In Vermont, a milestone in green-energy efforts

BURLINGTON, Vt. — Vermont’s largest city has a new success to add to its list of socially conscious achievements: 100 percent of its electricity now comes from renewable sources such as wind, water and biomass.

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Solar storm arrives at Earth, but not a problem

Solar storm arrives at Earth, but not a problem

This image provided by NASA, shows an extreme ultra-violet wavelength image of solar flare captured about 1:45 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. It’s been several years since Earth has had a solar storm of this size coming from sunspots smack in the middle of the sun, said Tom Berger, d…

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Solar storm arrives at Earth, but not a problem

Solar storm arrives at Earth, but not a problem

WASHINGTON (AP) — A solar storm zapped Earth on Friday but it was causing few, if any, problems. It also may allow more people to see the colorful northern lights.

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INFLUENCE GAME: Chemical trade tries to shape regs

INFLUENCE GAME: Chemical trade tries to shape regs

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2014 file photo, workers, left, inspect an area outside a retaining wall around storage tanks where a chemical leaked into the Elk River at Freedom Industries storage facility in Charleston, W.Va. The powerful chemical industry is putting its lobbying muscle behind le…

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INFLUENCE GAME: Chemical trade tries to shape regs

INFLUENCE GAME: Chemical trade tries to shape regs

FILE - In this June 12, 2013 file photo, Senate Superfund, Toxics and Environmental Health subcommittee Chairman Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington. The powerful chemical industry is putting its lobbying muscle behind legislation that would establish standards for c…

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Reversing the deadly effects of sitting too long

Sitting for eight or more hours a day can be deadly.

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How my mother's depression shaped my whole life

I don't have a single memory of my mother smiling when I was young.

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Local 'sci-fi' projects advance in NASA competition

Local 'sci-fi' projects advance in NASA competition

NASA funds five proposals for far-out projects and two are based in Tucson. 

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The secret to healthy soil — and happy plants

The secret to healthy soil — and happy plants

How good is your soil, really? Stop guessing and find out for sure.

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Ebola treatment pioneered at ASU

Ebola treatment pioneered at ASU

Researchers at ASU's Biodesign Institute pioneered the use of tobacco plants to produce antibodies.

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NSF releases funds for massive survey telescope

NSF releases funds for massive survey telescope

The LSST promises the widest, deepest, fastest view of the cosmos.

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AIMS reading scores improve; math performance holds steady

AIMS reading scores improve; math performance holds steady

Most Pima school districts were on par or above the state average. 

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Don't touch this plant! Find out why

Don't touch this plant! Find out why

No, it's not what you think.

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Godzilla Eats A Commuter Train

Godzilla Eats A Commuter Train

The overly enthusiastic and radioactive monster, Godzilla, takes a bite out of a commuter train. The creature and the first movie arose from the suffering after Japan was hit with two atomic bombs in World War II, and both have evolved over the decades.

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Brazil's $40 million boosts UA's giant telescope

Brazil's $40 million boosts UA's giant telescope

Effort ensures production of mirrors here for the Giant Magellan Telescope.

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Thrift-store rug looks like a real treasure

Tip: Items expressly made to be collectible will never have significant value 

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TUSD celebrates Earth Day, highlights school gardens

TUSD celebrates Earth Day, highlights school gardens

The Tucson Unified School District is celebrating Earth Day by launching a TUSD Gardens series on its website.

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TUSD to join the fun at free Sci-Tech Fest Saturday

Tucson Unified School District schools will highlight science and technology programs at the Sci-Tech Festival at Children’s Museum Tucson Saturday.

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STEM conference geared toward middle school girls

A conference designed to encourage middle school girls to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math, will be held in Sahuarita next month.

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