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Report: Climate Outlook Improves As Fewer Coal Plants Built

Report: Climate Outlook Improves As Fewer Coal Plants Built

By Joe McDonald and Katy Daigle | Mar 25
Led by cutbacks in China and India, construction of new coal-fired power plants is falling worldwide, improving chances climate goals can be met despite earlier pessimism, three environmental groups said Wednesday.

Trump Signs NASA Bill, Ponders Sending Congress to Space

Trump Signs NASA Bill, Ponders Sending Congress to Space

By Darlene Superville | Mar 25
President Donald Trump signed legislation Tuesday adding human exploration of Mars to NASA's mission. Could sending Congress into space be next?

Use of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Considered in Houston

Use of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Considered in Houston

Mar 23
Officials are considering releasing genetically modified mosquitoes in Houston as part of the fight against the insects known to carry diseases such as the Zika virus.

2 Reports, 1 Conclusion: Energy Shift Must Start Soon

2 Reports, 1 Conclusion: Energy Shift Must Start Soon

By Frank Jordans | Mar 22
The world must swiftly shift energy production away from fossil fuels if it is to prevent a dangerous increase in global temperatures, according to separate reports released Monday by two international agencies.

SpaceX Capsule Returns Space Station Science to Earth

SpaceX Capsule Returns Space Station Science to Earth

Mar 21
A SpaceX capsule is back on Earth with a full load of space station science samples.

Study: Stopping Global Warming Only Way to Save Coral Reefs

Study: Stopping Global Warming Only Way to Save Coral Reefs

By Kristen Gelineau | Mar 19
Reducing pollution and curbing overfishing won't prevent the severe bleaching that is killing coral at catastrophic rates, according to a study of Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

Italy Farmers Fight Contamination with Cannabis Plant

Italy Farmers Fight Contamination with Cannabis Plant

Mar 17
Farmers in a region of Italy once known for cheese have turned to cultivating a type of cannabis -- not to smoke or sell, but to decontaminate polluted soil.

Growing Algae Bloom in Arabian Sea Tied to Climate Change

Growing Algae Bloom in Arabian Sea Tied to Climate Change

By Sam McNeil | Mar 17
The Gulf of Oman turns green twice a year, when an algae bloom the size of Mexico spreads across the Arabian Sea all the way to India.

Scientists Race to Prevent Wipeout of World's Coral Reefs

Scientists Race to Prevent Wipeout of World's Coral Reefs

By Elena Becatoros | Mar 15
There were startling colors here just a year ago, a dazzling array of life beneath the waves. Now this Maldivian reef is dead, killed by the stress of rising ocean temperatures.

AP FACT CHECK: Cabinet Members Go Rogue on Science, History

AP FACT CHECK: Cabinet Members Go Rogue on Science, History

By Calvin Woodward and Jim Drinkard | Mar 13
While Trump took credit when it was not always due and assigned blame that was misplaced, two of his Cabinet members went rogue on science and history.

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