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Space station marks 15 years of nonstop human presence

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 09:19
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Humankind is marking an off-the-planet pinnacle Monday: the 15th anniversary of continuous residency at the International Space Station.

French weatherman fired after slamming climate conference

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 09:07
PARIS (AP) — A weather forecaster for French state television has been fired after releasing and promoting a book criticizing politicians, scientists and others for what he calls an exaggerated view of climate change.

Sweden projected to lose 40-80 days of snow as climate warms

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 03:16
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Snowy white winters are likely to become a thing of the past for most Swedes.

US-born Sumatran rhino in Indonesia on mating mission

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 06:31
CENGKARENG, Indonesia (AP) — A U.S.-born Sumatran rhino has arrived in its ancestral home of Indonesia after a long flight from Cincinnati, Ohio, where it had lived at the city's zoo as the last Sumatran rhino in the Western Hemisphere.

French president heading to China to promote climate talks

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 01:16
PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande hopes to use a state visit to China to boost difficult climate negotiations a month before a U.N. conference in Paris aimed at slowing global warming.

Removals of grizzly bears up in Yellowstone so far in 2015

Sat, 10/31/2015 - 18:14
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife managers have euthanized 24 grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem so far this year, the highest number in the past five years.

US to clean 1 of Puerto Rico's worst polluted waterways

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 10:36
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. has pledged to help clean one of Puerto Rico's most polluted waterways in a move that ends a 15-year struggle to eliminate raw sewage and garbage from a community where thousands of people live.

Sumatran Rhino begins US-Asia trip to ancestral home

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 10:15
CINCINNATI (AP) — The last Sumatran rhino in the Western Hemisphere is on the way to its ancestral southeast Asian homeland on a mission to help preserve the critically endangered species.

Russian women on space test unworried about absence of men

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 09:22
MOSCOW (AP) — Before six Russian women began an eight-day simulation of a voyage to the moon, they had to answer a key question: How could they cope for such a long time without men or makeup?

With ice melting, Arctic coast guards pledge cooperation

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 09:19
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Coast guard leaders from the U.S., Russia and other Arctic nations are meeting to strengthen cooperation in northern seas, where warming temperatures are opening new waterways to boat traffic.

Enceladus, Saturn's Geyser-Spouting Moon, Glows in Close-Up Pictures

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 08:52
Saturn's geyser-spouting moon Enceladus glows in close-ups snapped by Cassini spacecraft.

UN climate chief: global emissions pledges not enough yet

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 04:48
BERLIN (AP) — The U.N.'s top climate official says emissions-cutting pledges made by governments ahead of a December conference are a good step toward achieving an international global-warming goal, but they aren't yet enough.

Things to know about Southern California's Santa Ana winds

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 00:00
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California's first Santa Ana wind event of the season was forecast to occur Thursday night and Friday by the National Weather Service. A look at the often-fierce winds that topple power lines and trees, and can turn a spark into a raging wildfire:

Things to know about Southern California's Santa Ana winds

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 15:11
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California's first Santa Ana wind event of the season was forecast to occur Thursday night and Friday by the National Weather Service. A look at the often-fierce winds that topple power lines and trees, and can turn a spark into a raging wildfire:

National Guard airlifts dino fossils out of wilderness

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 13:57
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — This was something that had never been seen before — the full skeletal remains of a baby Pentaceratops, a plant-eating dinosaur with large horns that once roamed what is now North America tens of millions of years ago.

Scientists: Warming ocean factor in collapse of cod fishery

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 10:45
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A report in Science magazine says the rapid warming of waters off New England is a key factor in the collapse of the region's cod fishery.

Report: NASA needs better handle on health hazards for Mars

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 08:26
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA needs to get cracking if it wants to keep its astronauts alive and well on missions to Mars.

UN weather body: Antarctic ozone hole expands due to cold

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 07:55
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s weather body says unusually cold high-altitude conditions have expanded the Antarctic ozone hole to one of the largest sizes on record, though the long-term trend remains one of shrinkage.

Hungry baby otter found on California beach is recovering

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 10:18
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — A malnourished baby otter found stranded on the beach by kayakers in central California is recovering at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Oxygen found in comet challenges solar-system theories

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 10:18
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say they have detected significant amounts of molecular oxygen coming out of a comet, an unexpected find that may have implications for the search for alien life and understanding how the solar system formed.

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