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Absurdly hot October as Earth sets 8th heat record this year

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 09:30
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even in a record-breaking hot year for Earth, October stood out as absurdly warm.

US, Cuba to sign first environmental accord since thaw

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 04:13
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.

State Supreme Court suspends Hawaii telescope permit

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 23:34
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.

State Supreme Court suspends Hawaii telescope permit

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 18:08
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.

Supercooled clouds form stunning ice kingdoms atop mountains

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 12:07
MOUNT WASHINGTON, N.H. (AP) — Winter is over a month away, but otherworldly ice kingdoms already have formed atop some New Hampshire mountains.

Climate activists want to march in Paris despite attacks

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 12:44
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.

Israel unveils Roman-era mosaic found during construction

Mon, 11/16/2015 - 03:28
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.

Ice sculpture festival suffers from Belgian balmy weather

Fri, 11/13/2015 - 07:21
BRUGES, Belgium (AP) — Ice sculptures really aren't really cut out for this kind of balmy November weather.

Madrid sets parking, speed restrictions to control pollution

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 23:53
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.

AP Exclusive: Colorado disputes key part of EPA mine report

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 22:11
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.

Crowd gathers at Hanford B Reactor as national park created

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 14:22
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.

Navy gets OK for exercises, says little effect on orcas

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 13:23
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.

CLIMATE COUNTDOWN: When's a warming treaty not a treaty?

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 12:30
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.

Tensions build over whether Paris climate deal is binding

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 07:55
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.

Alarm over Delhi pollution doesn't stop Diwali fireworks

Thu, 11/12/2015 - 03:43
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.

3 telescope protesters want to testify at trials in Hawaiian

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 23:08
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.

Ground broken in Chile for Giant Magellan Telescope

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 16:01
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A groundbreaking ceremony has been held in Chile for the Giant Magellan Telescope.

Venus' twin? Earth-size planet is hot, may have atmosphere

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 09:12
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — There's a new rocky Earth-size planet on our galactic block, and it's a sizzler.

Environmental groups want thorny skate on endangered list

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 08:15
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.

Feds: Lake Erie algae bloom in 2015 was largest on record

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 12:52
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.