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FILE - In this April 17, 2015, file image from NASA-TV, the SpaceX Dragon 6 resupply capsule nears the International Space Station. The capsule will be making a return trip to the space station when it is launched on a recycled rocket for NASA on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. (NASA-TV via AP, File)
December 12, 2017 - 7:57 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has delayed its latest grocery run for the International Space Station by at least another few days. The company now aims to launch its first recycled rocket for NASA on Friday. The unmanned Falcon rocket originally flew in June. The Dragon capsule made a space...
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FILE - In an Aug, 16, 2005 file photo, an iceberg melts in Kulusuk, Greenland near the arctic circle. A new report finds permafrost in the Arctic is thawing faster than ever before. The annual report card released Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, also finds water is warming and sea ice is melting at the fastest pace in 1,500 years at the top of the world. (AP Photo/John McConnico, File)
December 12, 2017 - 5:43 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Permafrost in the Arctic is thawing at a faster clip, according to a new report released Tuesday. Water is also warming and sea ice is melting at the fastest pace in 1,500 years at the top of the world. The annual report released Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
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Environmental activists display a banner as they protest in support of the Paris climate accord, at Pantheon monument in Paris, France, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. Banner reads : "Not one more euro for the energies of the past". More than 50 world leaders are gathering in Paris for a summit that President Emmanuel Macron hopes gives new momentum to the fight against global warming despite U.S. President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate accord. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
December 12, 2017 - 7:22 am
PARIS (AP) — World leaders, investment funds and energy magnates promised Tuesday to devote new money and technology to slow global warming at a summit in Paris that President Emmanuel Macron hopes will rev up the Paris climate accord that U.S. President Donald Trump has rejected. Trump wasn't...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, center, poses with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, right, and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. More than 50 world leaders are gathering in Paris for a summit that Macron hopes will give new momentum to the fight against global warming, despite U.S. President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate accord. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
December 12, 2017 - 5:38 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the climate summit taking place in Paris (all times local): 12:35 p.m. The European Union's top climate and energy official says the global shift to cleaner fuel is "unstoppable" and wants U.S. President Donald Trump's government to join in. Miguel Arias Canete told The...
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December 11, 2017 - 7:54 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court is weighing in on an unusual lawsuit by a group of young people who say the Trump administration is violating their constitutional rights by failing to address climate change. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2017 file photo, U.S President Donald Trump, left, shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron after a press conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Macron announced a competition for the grants hours after Trump declared he would withdraw the U.S. from the global accord reached in Paris in 2015 to reduce climate-damaging emissions. Macron is unveiling the winners Monday Dec.11, 2017 evening ahead of a climate summit. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
December 11, 2017 - 2:05 pm
PARIS (AP) — Eighteen climate scientists from the U.S. and elsewhere hit the jackpot Monday as French President Emmanuel Macron awarded them millions of euros in grants to relocate to France for the rest of Donald Trump's presidential term. The "Make Our Planet Great Again" grants — a nod to Trump'...
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December 11, 2017 - 1:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants to send man back to the moon — and on to Mars. Trump is signing a space policy directive directing NASA "to lead an innovative space exploration program to send American astronauts back to the moon, and eventually Mars." That's according to White House...
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FILE - In this April 17, 2015, file image from NASA-TV, the SpaceX Dragon 6 resupply capsule nears the International Space Station. The capsule will be making a return trip to the space station when it is launched on a recycled rocket for NASA on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017. (NASA-TV via AP, File)
December 11, 2017 - 1:39 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space Age hand-me-downs are soaring to a whole new level. On Tuesday, SpaceX plans to launch its first recycled rocket for NASA. The unmanned Falcon 9 — last used in June — will carry up a Dragon capsule that's also flown on a previous space station supply run. NASA's...
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Michael Rosbash, laureate in Medicine 2017 delivers a speech, during the Nobel banquet in the City Hall, in Stockholm, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency via AP)
December 11, 2017 - 2:51 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — An American scientist who shared this year's Nobel Prize for medicine bluntly criticized political developments at home in his address at the awards' gala banquet, saying that U.S. scientists are facing funding cutbacks that will hurt research. Michael Rosbash, who was honored for...
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December 10, 2017 - 7:20 am
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Officials with the federal government say it's time to consider the possibility that endangered right whales could become extinct unless new steps are taken to protect them. North Atlantic right whales are among the rarest marine mammals in the world, and they have endured a...
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