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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Visitors marveling at the fall foliage in national forests might find that some of the aspen leaves are brown and blotchy or gone already.
NEW DELHI (AP) — As the last major economy to submit a target for a global climate pact, India is pledging to reduce the intensity of its carbon emissions and boost the share of electricity produced from sources other than fossil fuels to 40 percent by 2030.
NASA releases best photos yet of Pluto's jumbo moon, Charon, courtesy of New Horizons.
MOSCOW (AP) — An unmanned Russian cargo ship has launched on a journey to the International Space Station.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A climate research group says carbon emissions cuts pledged by governments could rein in global warming by up to 1 degree C (1.8 degrees F) by 2100.
NEW YORK (AP) — You've seen the images from Pluto. Now, the lead scientist of the historic NASA expedition is ready to tell the whole story.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A state water official says Californians have met a mandate to save water for a third consecutive month during the drought.
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — An opulent underground monument in northern Greece that caused a stir when excavated last year may have been a symbolic grave — but not the final resting place of — the closest friend and general of ancient warrior-king Alexander the Great, the excavator says.
GLENCOE, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago garden with a disappointing rainforest plant that refused to bloom now has a new star attraction.
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say five Americans came down with an unusual illness after traveling to Germany for a controversial treatment involving injections with sheep cells.
New Jersey wants another year to decide one of its most intractable environmental issues: whether to allow experimental oyster colonies in polluted areas to see if they can help clean the waterways.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise, Idaho, residents are trying to save a tree that was grown from seeds taken aboard the Apollo 14 mission to the moon.
UNITY, Maine (AP) — A team of researchers from Unity College in Maine has discovered a new species of tardigrade, a microscopic organism known for its ability to survive extreme conditions.
LUXOR, Egypt (AP) — Egypt's antiquities minister says King Tut's tomb may contain hidden chambers, lending support to a British Egyptologist's theory that a queen may be buried in the walls of the 3,300 year-old pharaonic mausoleum.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal officials are trying to determine why endangered Guadalupe fur seals have been stranding themselves and dying along the California coast, hundreds of miles from their usual habitat.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The latest on Royal Dutch Shell ending exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean (all times local):
MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) — Major storms that once might have hit the coasts of New York and New Jersey every 500 years could soon happen every 25 years or so.
Strong evidence Mars harbors liquid water at surface, the salty kind, during summer.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stargazers were treated to a rare astronomical phenomenon when a total lunar eclipse combined with a so-called supermoon.
BERLIN (AP) — When the Rosetta space probe sent back its first close-up pictures of a comet last year, scientists got a bit of a surprise: Instead of the ball of rock and ice they had expected, the comet turned out to have two distinct lobes connected by a "neck."