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BEIJING (AP) — The United Nations has commended China's "continued strong leadership" for backing a landmark international agreement to curb climate change.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming is shifting the way the Earth wobbles on its polar axis, a new NASA study finds.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most computer simulations of climate change are underestimating by at least one degree how warm the world will get this century, a new study suggests.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Game Commission has given preliminary approval to banning drones over 1.5 million acres of state game lands after reports of the unmanned craft near bald eagles' nests and drones interfering with migrating waterfowl.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A rare Sumatran rhinoceros has died just a month after being captured by Indonesian conservation experts on Borneo where only of a few of the animals survive.
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia is planning to reintroduce tigers from abroad into the dry forests of the country, where the big cat has become virtually extinct thanks to poaching.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City is heading into a second day of a pollution alert and has raised the number of cars that must stay off the streets because smog is at 1½ times acceptable limits.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian tourism officials say construction workers in the Gaza Strip have discovered what they believe to be a Christian religious site from the Byzantine era.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Conservationists are suing the Bureau of Land Management to block construction of fences in northern Nevada that they say are intended to appease livestock ranchers at the risk of harming sage grouse and the drought-stricken federal rangeland.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam has predicted "very high adverse effects" on the Mekong River environment and economy if 11 proposed dams are built on its lower mainstream.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City authorities have declared a pollution alert after smog rose to 1½ times acceptable limits on the eve of an unpopular new program to reduce the number of cars on the road in hopes of improving the capital's dirty air.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The tribal community of San Ildefonso Pueblo sits in the shadow of Los Alamos National Laboratory, one of the nation's premier laboratories and the birthplace of the atomic bomb.
SEATTLE (AP) — Federal officials finalized rules Monday for a West Coast ban on catching forage fish, the small fish that larger species, seabirds and marine mammals depend on for food.
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A federal judge says the Obama administration brushed over the threat of climate change to the snow-loving wolverine when it denied protections for the elusive predator also known as the "mountain devil."
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government says man-made global warming is making America sicker and it's only going to get worse.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — While SeaWorld's decision to end its orca breeding program has delighted animal rights activists, it has disappointed many marine scientists.
VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — A private space company completed its third successful unmanned rocket launch and safe landing in West Texas with the same vehicle it used during previous tests.
PALMYRA, Syria (AP) — Explosions rocked the ancient town of Palmyra on Friday and on the horizon, black smoke wafted behind its majestic Roman ruins, as Syrian army experts carefully detonated hundreds of mines they say were planted by Islamic State militants before they fled the town.
TOKYO (AP) — An offshore earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6 has shaken a wide swath of central and western Japan. No tsunami warning has been issued, and there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A Pacific gray whale put on a show at Southern California's Redondo Beach, popping its huge head out of the waves and rolling around in the surf.