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MIT to fight climate change, but won't divest fossil fuels

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 11:34
BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is launching a five-year plan to combat climate change but says it won't divest its $12.4 billion endowment from fossil fuels.

Faraway object being destroyed by real-life 'Death Star'

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 10:30
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A white dwarf star in the Constellation Virgo turns out to be a "death star" worthy of "Star Wars."

Study finds the warmer it gets, the more world economy hurts

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 09:31
WASHINGTON (AP) — With each upward degree, global warming will singe the economies of three-quarters of the world's nations and widen the north-south gap between rich and poor countries, according to a new economic and science study.

September was record hot globally; 7th time this year

Wed, 10/21/2015 - 07:27
WASHINGTON (AP) — This past September was the hottest ever worldwide — the seventh monthly record set this year.

Questions, answers on cluster of quakes near San Francisco

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 11:05
SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — A swarm of small earthquakes has been rattling an area east of San Francisco, with more than 200 recorded since last week.

Egypt fixing Tutankhamun mask after botched epoxy repair

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 09:12
CAIRO (AP) — Restoration of the famed golden mask of Tutankhamun is underway in Cairo, over a year after the beard was accidentally knocked off and hastily glued back with epoxy.

Dalai Lama calls action on climate a 'human responsibility'

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 01:13
NEW DELHI (AP) — The Dalai Lama on Tuesday urged strong global action to limit global warming and to protect fragile environments, including the Himalayan glaciers and Tibetan plateau.

Officials: Eel, not shark, might have attacked Hawaii surfer

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 23:54
HONOLULU (AP) — Initial observations indicate a surfer was bit by an eel, not a shark, over the weekend off Hawaii's popular Waikiki Beach, but officials said they're working to confirm that.

Tests underway after fire put out at radioactive waste site

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 10:17
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Several state agencies that responded to a fire at a radioactive waste site in rural southern Nevada were testing air quality and checking for any other problems Monday after the flames were extinguished.

Syrian Seeds Withdrawn From Arctic 'Doomsday Vault'

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 06:07
Syrian seeds withdrawn from Arctic 'doomsday vault' and shipped to Morocco, Lebanon.

Pope rallies bishops to press climate call before Paris meet

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 03:38
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is seeking to reinforce Pope Francis' environmental message by encouraging bishops from around the world to sign an appeal to world leaders meeting in Paris next month for crucial climate change talks.

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