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This map made available by NASA in February 2019 shows global surface temperature anomalies for 2014-2018. Higher than normal temperatures are shown in red and lower than normal temperatures are shown in blue. Two U.S. agencies, the United Kingdom Met Office and the World Meteorological Organization analyzed global temperatures in slightly different ways, but each came to the same conclusion on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019: 2018 was the fourth-warmest year on record behind 2016, 2015 and 2017. (Kathryn Mersmann/NASA - Scientific Visualization Studio via AP)
February 06, 2019 - 1:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — While 2018 was the fourth-warmest year on record, British meteorologists are predicting the next five years will be much hotter, maybe even record-breaking. Two U.S. agencies, the United Kingdom Met Office and the World Meteorological Organization analyzed global temperatures in...
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FILE - This illustration made available by NASA on March 29, 2018 shows the twin Mars Cube One (MarCO) spacecraft flying over Mars with Earth and the sun in the distance. As of Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, NASA hasn’t heard from the briefcase-size spacecraft for more than a month - and doubts it ever will. The twin satellites shadowed NASA’s InSight lander to Mars in 2018. (NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP)
February 06, 2019 - 12:54 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two tiny satellites have fallen silent hundreds of millions of miles away, after proving new technology at Mars. The twin CubeSats, nicknamed WALL-E and EVE, shadowed NASA's InSight lander to Mars last year. As the lander descended to the Martian surface in November, the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 file photo, SpaceX's Dragon capsule, right, sits in a SpaceX hangar in Cape Canaveral, Fla. On Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, officials set March 2 as the latest launch date for an unmanned test. If the demo goes well, two NASA astronauts will take a test flight in July. (AP Photo/Marcia Dunn)
February 06, 2019 - 12:25 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA and SpaceX are now aiming for a March debut of the first commercial crew capsule. No one will be on board for the crew Dragon's inaugural test flight to the International Space Station. Officials on Wednesday set March 2 as the latest launch date. If the demo goes...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2016, file photo, a trainer feeds a dolphin a fish at Dolphinaris Arizona in Scottsdale, Ariz. After the death of a fourth dolphin, the Phoenix-area aquatic facility announced Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, that it will temporarily close for a reevaluation by an outside panel of experts. Officials with Dolphinaris Arizona said the voluntary closure will start Friday and there isn't an immediate timetable for reopening. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
February 05, 2019 - 8:31 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — After the death of a fourth dolphin, a Phoenix-area aquatic facility announced Tuesday that it will temporarily close for a reevaluation by an outside panel of experts. Officials with Dolphinaris Arizona said the voluntary closure will start Friday and there isn't an immediate...
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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 file photo, trekkers pass through a glacier at the Mount Everest base camp, Nepal. One-third of Himalayan glaciers will melt by the end of the century due to climate change, threatening water sources for 1.9 billion people, even if current efforts to reduce climate change succeed, according to an assessment released Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. by the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development. (AP Photo/Tashi Sherpa, file)
February 05, 2019 - 6:39 pm
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — One-third of Himalayan glaciers will melt by the end of the century due to climate change, threatening water sources for 1.9 billion people, even if current efforts to reduce climate change succeed, an assessment warns. If global efforts to curb climate change fail, the...
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February 05, 2019 - 6:19 pm
DENVER (AP) — A mountain lion lunged at a runner on a Colorado trail and bit his face before the man fought back and choked the animal to death, wildlife officials said Tuesday. The unidentified man was running alone at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space near Fort Collins on Monday when he heard a...
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February 05, 2019 - 2:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Feb. 4 about the magnetic north pole, The Associated Press erroneously described the pole's change in speed. Its speed jumped from about 9 miles per year (about 15 kilometers per year), not per hour. And it went to 34 miles per year (55 kilometers per year), not per...
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This undated image provided by Chinese Academy of Sciences shows the Artist's impression of the Milky Way. Scientists in China and Australia released an updated 3D map of the Milky Way on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. They used 1,339 pulsating stars, young, newly catalogued stars bigger and brighter than our sun, to map the galaxy’s shape. (Xiaodian Chen/Chinese Academy of Sciences via AP)
February 05, 2019 - 1:16 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It turns out our Milky Way galaxy is truly warped, at least around the far edges. Scientists in China and Australia released an updated 3D map of the Milky Way on Tuesday. They used 1,339 pulsating stars — young, newly catalogued stars bigger and brighter than our sun —...
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Thousands of youngsters march during a climate change protest in Brussels, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. Thousands of teenagers in Belgium have skipped school for the fourth week in a row in an attempt to push authorities into providing better protection for the world's climate. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
February 05, 2019 - 6:58 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The fate of a Belgian environment minister is in the balance after she said that massive climate demonstrations in Belgium over the past weeks were a plot against her and that she had state security confirmation. Though regional environment minister Joke Schauvliege said Tuesday she...
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February 04, 2019 - 10:26 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An eruption of one of Indonesia's most active volcanoes has sent lava and searing gas clouds out the crater and made villagers leave the slopes. Yudia Tatipang, head of the Karangetang volcano observation post, said Tuesday that authorities were still trying to evacuate...
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