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WASHINGTON (AP) — Even in a record-breaking hot year for Earth, October stood out as absurdly warm.
HAVANA (AP) — The United States and Cuba are set to sign their first accord on environmental protection since announcing plans to re-establish diplomatic relations.
HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily suspended a permit that allows a giant telescope to be built on a mountain many Native Hawaiians consider sacred.
HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Supreme Court is temporarily suspending a permit that allows a giant telescope to be built on a mountain many Native Hawaiians consider sacred.
MOUNT WASHINGTON, N.H. (AP) — Winter is over a month away, but otherworldly ice kingdoms already have formed atop some New Hampshire mountains.
PARIS (AP) — Environmental activists said Monday that they want to go ahead with plans to march in Paris before the U.N. climate summit later this month, despite the attacks in the French capital.
LOD, Israel (AP) — Israel's antiquities authority has unveiled a 1,700-year-old mosaic floor that archaeologists found last year while building a visitors' center meant to display another mosaic, discovered two decades earlier at the same spot.
BRUGES, Belgium (AP) — Ice sculptures really aren't really cut out for this kind of balmy November weather.
MADRID (AP) — Street parking for non-residents has been banned in central Madrid and speed limits reduced on access highways in a bid to reduce pollution levels that have left the city covered with a murky brown cap that can be seen from afar.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado officials say they didn't endorse an Environmental Protection Agency cleanup operation that caused a massive spill of toxic wastewater from an inactive mine, disputing a key claim by federal agencies that state experts signed off on the plan.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered Thursday inside the historic B Reactor on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation to mark the creation of the Manhattan Project National Historic Park.
SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Navy has received authorization from federal biologists to expand sonar testing and other warfare training off the coast of Washington, Oregon and Northern California.
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's the elephant in the negotiating room that few officials want to acknowledge: Whatever international deal comes out of Paris climate talks, it likely won't be a treaty that needs ratification by a reluctant Republican U.S. Congress.
PARIS (AP) — France's leadership is bristling at U.S. resistance to making a global climate accord under negotiation in Paris next month legally binding.
NEW DELHI (AP) — Air pollution levels have shot up across the Indian capital to severe-to-critical levels, a day after fireworks during the Hindu holiday of Diwali, leading to a string of health warnings.
HONOLULU (AP) — Three people arrested for blocking telescope construction crews on a mountain held sacred by Native Hawaiians want to testify at their upcoming trials in Hawaiian.
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A groundbreaking ceremony has been held in Chile for the Giant Magellan Telescope.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — There's a new rocky Earth-size planet on our galactic block, and it's a sizzler.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A pair of environmental groups wants the U.S. government to add a species of skate to the list of animals protected under the Endangered Species Act.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Scientists say an algae bloom that spread across Lake Erie this past summer was the largest on record and produced a thick scum about the size of New York City.