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This image made from video released by NASA in November 2017 shows a Mollweide projection of the Earth and its biosphere derived from two decades of satellite data starting in September 1997 going through September 2017. By monitoring the color of reflected light via satellite, scientists can determine how successfully plant life is photosynthesizing. (NASA via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 12:48 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA has captured 20 years of seasonal changes in a striking new global map of the home planet. The data visualization, released this week, shows Earth's fluctuations as seen from space. The polar ice caps and snow cover are shown ebbing and flowing with the seasons. The...
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A coal-burning power plant steams in Gelsenkirchen, Germany while the 23rd UN Conference of the Parties (COP) climate talks end in Bonn, Germany, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
November 17, 2017 - 7:42 am
BONN, Germany (AP) — Global talks on curbing climate change wrapped up Friday, with delegates and observers claiming progress on several key details of the 2015 Paris accord. The two-week negotiations focused on a range of issues including transparency, financial assistance for poor nations and how...
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A coal-burning power plant steams in Gelsenkirchen, Germany while the 23rd UN Conference of the Parties (COP) climate talks end in Bonn, Germany, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
November 17, 2017 - 6:23 am
BONN, Germany (AP) — Global talks on curbing climate change are wrapping up Friday, with progress on several key details of the 2015 Paris accord. The two-week negotiations focused on a range of issues including transparency, financial assistance for poor nations and how to keep raising countries'...
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In this image made from video, the oldest human remains in a coffin are unloaded and placed on the ground during a traditional ceremony in Lake Mungo, Australia, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. The human remains found in Australia have been returned to the Outback desert that he roamed some 42,000 years ago in a ceremony celebrated by traditional owners. The ice age Aborigine was dubbed Mungo Man after the dry salt Lake Mungo where he was found in 1974 in remote New South Wales state, west of Sydney. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP)
November 17, 2017 - 1:38 am
LAKE MUNGO, Australia (AP) — The oldest human remains found in Australian were on Friday returned to the Outback desert that he roamed some 42,000 years ago in a ceremony celebrated by traditional owners. The ice age Aborigine was dubbed Mungo Man after the dry salt Lake Mungo where he was found in...
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This undated photo made available by the University of Hawaii shows the Pan-STARRS1 Observatory on Haleakala, Maui, Hawaii at sunset. In October 2017, the telescope discovered an object from another star system that’s passing through ours. It was given the name "Oumuamua," which in Hawaiian means a messenger from afar arriving first. (Rob Ratkowski/University of Hawaii via AP)
November 16, 2017 - 3:24 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A newly discovered object from another star system that's passing through ours is shaped like a giant pink fire extinguisher. That's the word this week from astronomers who have been observing this first-ever confirmed interstellar visitor. "I'm surprised by the...
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November 16, 2017 - 12:37 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A newly discovered object from another star system that's passing through ours is shaped like a giant pink fire extinguisher. That's the word this week from astronomers who have been observing this first-ever confirmed interstellar visitor. Scientists are certain this...
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This Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017 photo provided by the Idaho National Laboratory shows the Idaho National Laboratory Transient Reactor Test Facility in Idaho Falls, Idaho. The U.S. Department of Energy says the facility at the Idaho National Laboratory began operating Tuesday for the first time since it went on standby status in 1994. (Chris Morgan/Idaho National Laboratory via AP)
November 15, 2017 - 6:37 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials have restarted an eastern Idaho nuclear fuel testing facility amid efforts to boost the nation's nuclear power generating capacity and possibly reduce concerns about nuclear power safety. The U.S. Department of Energy said the facility at the Idaho National...
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This illustration made available by the European Southern Observatory on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 shows the planet Ross 128 b, which orbits a red dwarf star, 11 light-years from Earth. The exoplanet is the second-closest to be detected yet outside our solar system with surface temperatures potentially similar to ours. (M. Kornmesser/ESO via AP)
November 15, 2017 - 1:17 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronomers have discovered a close new world about the size of Earth, where a year lasts just under 10 days. At a distance of 11 light-years, Ross 128 b is the second-closest planet to be detected yet outside our solar system with surface temperatures potentially...
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This illustration made available by the European Southern Observatory on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 shows the planet Ross 128 b, which orbits a red dwarf star, 11 light-years from Earth. The exoplanet is the second-closest to be detected yet outside our solar system with surface temperatures potentially similar to ours. (M. Kornmesser/ESO via AP)
November 15, 2017 - 1:12 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronomers have discovered a close new world about the size of Earth, where a year lasts just under 10 days. At a distance of 11 light-years, Ross 128 b is the second-closest planet to be detected yet outside our solar system with surface temperatures potentially...
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November 15, 2017 - 11:59 am
Environmentalists and commercial fishing groups on the East Coast are divided over a decision to increase the amount fishermen can catch of an ecologically vital small fish. The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission approved changes to menhaden fishing rules, including an 8 percent increase...
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