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CLEVELAND (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says divers will briefly unplug a tiny leak on a sunken barge to take a sample of the escaping liquid in Lake Erie, near where an oil-based substance has been spotted in recent weeks.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The U.N. weather agency says levels of carbon dioxide and methane, the two most important greenhouse gases, reached record highs last year.
BEIJING (AP) — China has changed course and emerged as a leader in curbing greenhouse gas emissions six years after it was accused of obstructing the last high-level climate talks in Copenhagen.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Climate change could push more than 100 million people into extreme poverty by 2030 by disrupting agriculture and fueling the spread of malaria and other diseases, the World Bank said in a report Sunday.
LE BOURGET, France (AP) — More than 100 world leaders will attend the upcoming U.N. climate conference in Paris, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, France's foreign minister said Sunday during a three-day ministerial meeting in the capital to prepare the negotiations.
BEIJING (AP) — Air quality reached extremely hazardous levels in the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang on Sunday, as northern China began to burn coal to heat homes for winter.
GOLD BEACH, Ore. (AP) — A 78-foot long dead blue whale weighing over 100 tons washed ashore this week north of Gold Beach.
HONOLULU (AP) — The first two trials for those arrested for blocking telescope construction crews on Mauna Kea have ended in guilty verdicts.
A poisonous substance linked to a massive algae bloom off the West Coast has prompted officials to halt recreational shellfishing from Washington to California and is blamed for sickening dozens of seabirds, seals, whales and other marine life. Below are questions and answers about the issue:
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The U.N.'s environmental authority has quietly raised its assessment of the level at which global greenhouse gas emissions must peak to avoid dangerous climate change.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 12-foot Columbian mammoth tusk has been unearthed in Idaho and scientists say more of the fossil skeleton might still be buried at the site.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Paleontologists in New Mexico unveiled the first baby Pentaceratops skull ever discovered as hundreds of people lined up to get a look.
Kelly expected to work on radiator of his orbiting home.
MOSCOW (AP) — After emerging from an eight-day space simulation, the all-female Russian crew says they missed their loved ones in the confined experiment more than they missed shampoo or chocolate.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Paleontologists with the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science unveiled the first baby Pentaceratops skull ever discovered as hundreds of people lined up to get a look.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Wildlife authorities delayed the recreational Dungeness crab season and closed the rock crab fishery for most of California on Thursday, just days after warning of dangerous levels of a neurotoxin linked to a massive algae bloom off the West Coast.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A dinosaur fossil found in South Dakota's Hell Creek Formation has led to the discovery of a new giant raptor.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's Mars-orbiting Maven spacecraft has discovered that the sun robbed the red planet of its once-thick atmosphere and water.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Recent rains that fell on Texas saturated many parts of the state and lessened drought conditions.
PARIS (AP) — A survey in 40 countries around the world found most people see global warming as a serious problem, and most want their governments to limit emissions as part of a global agreement being negotiated in Paris next month.