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Swiss, German students protest inaction on climate change

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 3:21am

Thousands of students held rallies Friday across Germany and Switzerland to protest the lack of action against climate change.

Gisele Bundchen fires back in feud with Brazilian Minister

Anna Jean Kaiser, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 2:22pm

Brazilian supermodel turned environmental activist Gisele Bundchen is pushing back against the agricultural minister in her homeland, along the way wading into a growing debate about the future of the Amazon.

Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 1:34pm

Here comes a total lunar eclipse and supermoon, all wrapped into one.

Here's what screen time is doing to our brains

Carrie Rogers-whitehead, Contributor  |  Posted Jan 17th - 12:50pm

Researchers still don't know everything screen time does to our brains, but here's what they know so far.

Scientists: Saturn spent billions of years without its rings

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 12:14pm

Saturn may have flown solo for billions of years — almost its entire existence — before getting its stunning set of rings, a new study suggests.

Asteroids are smacking Earth twice as often as before

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 12:04pm

Giant rocks from space are falling from the sky more than they used to, but don't worry.

Hubble Telescope camera back in action after 1-week shutdown

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 11:08am

The Hubble Space Telescope's premier camera is back in action, after a shutdown of just over a week.

Thousands skip school again to go to Belgium climate protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 5:06am

More than 10,000 students skipped school again in Belgium to join a march demanding better protections of the globe's fragile climate.

Strong explosion, fire hits French university building

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 2:28am

A strong explosion and fire hit a science building undergoing repairs at the University of Lyon on Thursday, injuring three people slightly, French officials said.

US shutdown stalls training, other prep for wildfire season

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 11:09pm

Just two months after a wildfire wiped out Paradise, California, officials are gearing up for this year's fire season and fear the government shutdown could make it even more difficult than one of the worst in history.

Volcano in southern Japan erupts; no injuries or damage

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 9:10pm

A small island volcano in southern Japan erupted Thursday, blasting rocks and ashes into the air but causing no damage or injuries.

Weather forecast looks bleak for northern Utahns to see ‘Super Blood Moon’ this Sunday

Carter Williams,  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:00pm

The moon will briefly turn a reddish, copper color Sunday night as Earth overshadows the moon; however, Utahns may have to scramble to see it.

Robot recreates the walk of a 290-million-year-old creature

Christina Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 12:59pm

How did the earliest land animals move? Scientists have used a nearly 300-million-year old fossil skeleton and preserved ancient footprints to create a moving robot model of prehistoric life.

German official says neighbors closely watching coal debate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:44am

A senior German official says neighboring countries are closely watching Germany's political debate on phasing out the use of coal.

World's permafrost gets warmer; Siberia rises the most

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 6:00am

Scientists say the world's permafrost is getting warmer, with temperatures increasing by an average of 0.3 degrees Celsius (0.54 Fahrenheit) over a decade.

Northridge quake thrashed Los Angeles 25 years ago this week

John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 15th - 11:44pm

Twenty-five years ago this week, a violent, pre-dawn earthquake shook Los Angeles from its sleep, and sunrise revealed widespread devastation, with dozens killed and $25 billion in damage.

Divers swim with giant great white shark off Oahu's coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 17th - 7:37am

Divers monitoring a rotting whale carcass off the shores of Oahu this week found themselves face-to-face with a massive great white shark, prompting state officials to warn recreational divers and snorkelers to stay out of the water near the dead sperm whale amid reports some people have climbed onto the carcass to take its teeth as souvenirs.

Teach kids about climate change? This state might require it

Michael Melia, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 10:08am

A legislative proposal in Connecticut would mandate instruction on climate change in public schools statewide, beginning in elementary school.

Key West moves to ban sunscreens that could damage reefs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 16th - 7:53am

Officials in Key West took the initial steps toward banning the sale of sunscreens containing two ingredients that could be harmful to coral reefs.