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Report rips expensive decisions in California wildfire fight

Brian Melley, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 10:10am

When a wildfire burned across Big Sur two years ago and threatened hundreds of homes scattered on the scenic hills, thousands of firefighters responded with overwhelming force, attacking flames from the air and ground.

The Latest: UN climate talks agree on reporting emissions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 8:42am

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Light at the end of the tunnel for UN climate talks

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 15th - 8:28am

A deal on the rules that govern the Paris climate accord appeared within grasp Saturday, as officials from almost 200 countries worked to bridge remaining differences after two weeks of U.N. talks in Poland.

Here's why CenturyLink customers received a pop-up that briefly blocked the internet

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Dec 14th - 5:06pm

If you’re a CenturyLink customer, you may have had trouble getting online this week. Here’s why the internet service provider says the reason is due to Utah law — and why state legislators say it should never have happened.

California is first state to mandate zero-emission bus fleet

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 3:09pm

California moved Friday to eliminate climate-changing fossil fuels from its fleet of 12,000 transit buses, enacting a first-in-the-nation mandate that will vastly increase the number of electric buses on the road.

NASA moves liquid hydrogen tank to Huntsville for testing

Rebecca Santana, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 9:59am

NASA is moving a massive liquid hydrogen tank to Huntsville, Alabama, for testing as part of its plans to eventually return to the moon.

From zero to 400 mph in two seconds, abort motor test ignites northern Utah sky

Jasen Lee, KSL  |  Posted Dec 14th - 7:05am

On Thursday, Northrop Grumman conducted a ground test of its launch abort motor that will be used for NASA’s Orion spacecraft — an effort to ensure protection in case of a potential worst-case scenario during planned future space flight.

AP PHOTOS: Urgency of climate talks seen in coal plants, ice

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 4:04am

As politicians haggle at a U.N. climate conference in Poland over ways to limit global warming, the industries and machines powering our modern world keep spewing their pollution into the air and water.

The Latest: Chile to host next year's UN climate summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 2:48am

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Climate talks extended as island nations demand action

Frank Jordans and Monika Scislowska, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 14th - 1:44am

Weary officials from almost 200 countries faced another day of negotiations at the U.N. climate talks to bridge their last remaining differences as small island nations on Friday demanded an ambitious stance against global warming.

Scuba-diving Santa brings holiday cheer to fish, museumgoers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 1:41pm

It's a busy time for Santa Claus, but he's making time to feed some fish in San Francisco.

Renewed battle over using fetal tissue in medical research

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 12:59pm

Lawmakers clashed over science, ethics and politics at a House hearing Thursday on using fetal tissue in critically important medical research, as the Trump administration reviews the government's ongoing support for such studies.

Mint launches commemorative coins marking moon landing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 12:10pm

The U.S. Mint in Philadelphia is marking the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing by launching a new commemorative coin.

Scientists scour WWI shipwreck to solve military mystery

Christina Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 9:08am

A hundred years ago, a mysterious explosion hit the only major U.S. warship to sink during World War I. Now the Navy believes it has the answer to what doomed the USS San Diego: An underwater mine set by a German submarine cruising in waters just miles from New York City.

The Latest: Tourism rocket ship reaches space on test flight

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 8:24am

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The Latest: Climate delegate: 'What's the point?' of talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 6:04am

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Report: Track that hosts Preakness should be demolished

David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 11:58am

The nearly 150-year-old Baltimore track that hosts one of America's premier horse races should be torn down and rebuilt at a cost of $424 million, according to a report issued Thursday.

Virgin Galactic says its tourism spaceship has climbed more than 50 miles high, the threshold of space

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 9:08am

Virgin Galactic says its tourism spaceship has climbed more than 50 miles high, the threshold of space.

No. 2 gas-producing state moves to curb air pollution

Marc Levy, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 7:40am

Pennsylvania is aiming to curb air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from its vast natural gas exploration fields, with the governor's administration proposing new regulations Thursday even as the Trump administration moves to relax federal requirements.