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August 18, 2018
Steam rises from cooling towers at the American Electric Power Co. coal-fired power plant in Winfield, W.Va., on July 18. Bloomberg photo by Luke Sharrett
New Trump power plant plan could release hundreds of millions of tons of CO2 into air
August 18, 2018 - 3:59pm
August 17, 2018
Small earthquake brings 'slight shake and rumble' to Northern Virginia
August 17, 2018 - 10:46am
Oil company grants funds for handicap ramp at Lake Menno
August 17, 2018 - 8:18am
August 15, 2018
Algae in Lake Mitchell.
Lake committee waits to commit to budget recommendation
August 15, 2018 - 8:27am
August 12, 2018
Tahlequah pushes her dead calf on the second day of her long, sad journey. Ken Balcomb, Center for Whale Research
Orca abandons body of her dead calf after a heartbreaking, weeks-long journey
August 12, 2018 - 2:04pm
A researcher holds a canola sample at Calyxt, where experimental wheat and soybeans are also grown. Calyxt's soybean is the first of 23 gene-edited crops the Agriculture Department has recognized to date. Photo by Tim Gruber for The Washington Post
A fast-moving future for gene-edited foods
August 12, 2018 - 11:00am
Paleontologists uncover complete tyrannosaur in Montana
August 12, 2018 - 6:17am
August 9, 2018
An illustration of the sun-bound Parker Solar Probe. MUST CREDIT: NASA/Johns Hopkins APL/Steve Gribben
This NASA spacecraft is about to probe one of Earth's scariest threats - the sun
August 9, 2018 - 5:37pm
August 8, 2018
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is shown on Capitol Hill in Washington on January 9, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Melina Mara
Pentagon is moving toward establishing Trump's Space Force
August 8, 2018 - 7:39pm
August 3, 2018
Chris Ferguson, director of Boeing's Starliner crew and mission operations, fist-bumps NASA astronaut Sunita Williams as they and astronauts Nicole Mann and Bob Behnken prepare for emergency system training at Kennedy Space Center in June. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jonathan Newton
NASA unveils the astronauts who will relaunch human space flights from US soil
August 3, 2018 - 12:51pm
August 2, 2018
Stock image / Pixabay
What the EPA's proposed fuel standards could do to your gas mileage
August 2, 2018 - 3:08pm
August 1, 2018
A grizzly bear known as 399 wanders with her cubs near Pilgrim Creek in Grand Teton National Park. One year after their removal from the endangered species list, grizzlies will be hunted in Wyoming for the first time in 44 years. MUST CREDIT: Thomas D. Mangelsen
A wildlife photographer won a permit to shoot grizzlies. Here's what he's doing with it.
August 1, 2018 - 7:10pm
July 31, 2018
Lendell Anderson, left, helps his son August, 13, unhook a catfish from the line while fishing off the public dock next the Sportsman Club on Lake Mitchell on Monday. (Matt Gade / Republic)
Lake Advisory Committee plans to present $19.2 million plan
July 31, 2018 - 7:51am
July 30, 2018
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Killing of polar bear that attacked cruise employee on remote Arctic island sparks debate
July 30, 2018 - 9:36am
July 27, 2018
J35 pushing her dead calf Wednesday. MUST CREDIT: Ken Balcomb, Center for Whale Research
An orca calf died shortly after being born. Her grieving mother has carried her body for days.
July 27, 2018 - 11:20am
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