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Stopgap budget has $700M to replenish funds shifted to fight wildfires

When Congress passed the short-term budget that headed off a government shutdown Wednesday, it included $700 million to replenish U.S. Forest Service accounts that had been raided in recent months to fight wildfires. But critics say firefighting is chronically underfunded.... Read more»

See the Sun, 'World at Night' at astronomy conference

Many of the world’s leading amateur astronomers, dark-skies advocates and solar science experts are gathered at a joint meeting in Tucson this weekend, and the public is invited to experience their talents and hardware.... Read more»