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Key points of the landmark Paris climate agreement

Sat, 12/12/2015 - 12:40
LE BOURGET, France (AP) — U.N. climate talks reached a milestone Saturday when more than 190 countries adopted the first accord asking all countries to join the fight against global warming.

Global climate accord in Paris may be hours away

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 22:27
LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Negotiators from around the world appear to be closing in on a landmark accord to slow global warming, with a possible final draft to be presented Saturday for a last round of debate at talks outside Paris.

The Latest: French president to join climate talks

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 22:01
LE BOURGET, France (AP) — The latest on the U.N. climate conference outside Paris (all times local):

Clash of dueling climate realities: Science and politics

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 10:27
LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Two sets of reality are clashing as climate talks go into overtime: Diplomatic real politics and hard science.

NASA: 3 space station astronauts safely return to Earth

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 04:51
MOSCOW (AP) — NASA says a three-person crew from the International Space Station has landed safely in Kazakhstan.

Amid disputes, critical Paris climate talks run over

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 01:55
LE BOURGET, France (AP) — High-stakes climate talks outside Paris will not end Friday as planned but will continue at least one more day as diplomats try to overcome disagreements over how — or even whether — to share the costs of fighting climate change and shift to clean energy on a global scale.

The Latest: French host says climate talks to extend 1 day

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 22:23
PARIS (AP) — The latest news related to the U.N. climate conference outside Paris. All times local:

Tiny islands have powerful voice in UN climate talks

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 11:28
LE BOURGET, France (AP) — They barely break the surface of the ocean but in the U.N. talks on how to stop rising seas and other hazards of a warming planet, small island nations have the moral high ground.

SpaceX launches may resume Dec. 19, 6 months after accident

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 09:47
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX says it's close to launching rockets again six months after an accident.

Sleepless, tense climate negotiators haggle over Paris deal

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 02:22
LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Sleep-deprived and increasingly tense, diplomats and climate negotiators outside Paris struggled Thursday to narrow down a 29-page draft of an unprecedented deal to tackle climate change— but countries remained at odds on critical issues a day before the organizers' deadline for an agreement.

The Latest: Kerry meets with ministers from Brazil, India

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 01:35
LE BOURGET, France (AP) — The latest news related to the U.N. climate conference outside Paris, which runs through Dec. 11. All times local:

7 half-pound mutts become first test-tube puppies in world

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 19:22
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A team of veterinarians, scientists and lab workers gathered around a surrogate hound and watched her give birth to seven half-pound puppies, the first dogs ever conceived in a test tube.

China: Smog measures cut Beijing's pollution by 30 percent

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 19:21
BEIJING (AP) — China's environment ministry says pollutants were reduced by a third in Beijing during this week's temporary restrictions to reduce heavy smog, which included taking half the city's cars off the roads.

Republicans call Interior's mine spill report 'whitewashed'

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 13:59
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says she's seen no evidence of criminal negligence in a toxic wastewater spill triggered by federal workers at an inactive Colorado gold mine.

How delegates think, eat and dream green in Paris

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 10:48
PARIS (AP) — It's a challenge few people could take on: making it possible for some 40,000 world leaders, indignant environmental activists and others to coexist for two weeks in a logistical and negotiating ballet aimed at reaching an unprecedented global climate accord. Here's a glimpse behind the scenes at the Paris climate talks:

The Latest: New, shorter draft of climate accord released

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 07:23
LE BOURGET, France (AP) — The latest news related to the U.N. climate conference in Paris, which runs through Dec. 11. All times local:

New draft of climate accord leaves big issues unresolved

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 07:13
LE BOURGET, France (AP) — Negotiators released a new, shorter draft of an international accord to fight global warming Wednesday — and it leaves key issues unresolved just two days before high-stakes talks in Paris are scheduled to end.

Christmas delivery: 1st US space station shipment in months

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 06:49
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station accepted its first U.S. shipment in more than half a year early Wednesday, receiving Christmas presents and much-needed groceries for the resident astronauts.

Kerry challenges nations on climate change

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 05:00
LE BOURGET, France (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced Wednesday that the United States will double its contribution to helping vulnerable nations adapt to climate change impacts, as he appealed for the world to take action to deal with the phenomenon.

Colorado's fracking battle goes before state Supreme Court

Tue, 12/08/2015 - 23:49
DENVER (AP) — Colorado's loud public battle over fracking goes before the state Supreme Court on Wednesday when the justices hear arguments about whether local governments can ban the technique.