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Epidemic of wipes and masks plague sewers, storm drains
Jun 4, 2020

Epidemic of wipes and masks plague sewers, storm drains

Clogs in sewers and storm water drains are increasing during the pandemic as home-bound Americans are seeking alternatives to bathroom tissue because of occasional shortages, while stepping up efforts to sanitize their dwellings and themselves

Jun 3, 2020

Dead zone prediction: Larger than average; not near record

Scientists say high rivers and high levels of nitrogen and phosphorus from farm and urban runoff mean a larger than average oxygen-starved “dead zone” is likely this year off the Louisiana coast

UK study finds minorities at higher risk of COVID-19 death
Jun 2, 2020

UK study finds minorities at higher risk of COVID-19 death

A British study says people from ethnic minorities have died in larger relative numbers with COVID-19 than their white compatriots

UK study finds minorities at higher risk of COVID-19 death
Jun 2, 2020

UK study finds minorities at higher risk of COVID-19 death

A British study says people from ethnic minorities have died in larger relative numbers with COVID-19 than their white compatriots

SpaceX captures the flag, beating Boeing in cosmic contest
Jun 1, 2020

SpaceX captures the flag, beating Boeing in cosmic contest

The first astronauts launched by SpaceX have captured the flag left behind at the International Space Station nearly a decade ago by the last crew to launch from the U.S. NASA astronaut Doug Hurley showed off the flag Monday, a day after arriving at the orbiting outpost

AP FACT CHECK: Trump claim of saving space program off base
Jun 1, 2020

AP FACT CHECK: Trump claim of saving space program off base

President Donald Trump is making claims on space that are off course from reality

No surprise: UK records sunniest month on record in May
Jun 1, 2020

No surprise: UK records sunniest month on record in May

The U.K.’s meteorological service has confirmed what most people cooped up at home during the coronavirus lockdown may have guessed — May was the sunniest month on record

UK eases more lockdown restrictions to a wary nation
Jun 1, 2020

UK eases more lockdown restrictions to a wary nation

Britain has moved to further ease lockdown restrictions despite warnings from some health officials that the risk of spreading COVID-19 was still too great

SpaceX's historic encore: Astronauts arrive at space station
May 31, 2020

SpaceX's historic encore: Astronauts arrive at space station

SpaceX has delivered two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station

SpaceX's historic encore: Astronauts arrive at space station
May 31, 2020

SpaceX's historic encore: Astronauts arrive at space station

SpaceX has delivered two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station

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