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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

The Latest on a test flight of Virgin Atlantic's space tourism rocket ship (all times local):

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

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

The Latest on the U.N. climate talks in Poland and other climate news (all times local):

UN climate talks inch forward, appear headed for overtime

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 3:47am

Agreement on the fine print of the Paris climate accord drew closer Thursday, three years after countries sealed the landmark deal on curbing global warming, but negotiators remained divided on some of the thorniest issues and appeared set for overtime.

Photos from Japan space rovers show rocky asteroid surface

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 2:49am

Japan's space agency says more than 200 photos taken by two small rovers on an asteroid show no signs of a smooth area for the planned touchdown of a spacecraft early next year.

Virgin Galactic tourism rocket ship reaches space in test

John Antczak, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 12:23am

Virgin Galactic's tourism spaceship climbed more than 50 miles high above California's Mojave Desert on Thursday, reaching for the first time what the company considers the boundary of space.

SnoHub app connects homeowners with people who clear snow

Caitlin Burchill, KSL TV  |  Posted Dec 12th - 9:43pm

Many people are looking to make an extra buck or two with a side gig. SnoHub is like Lyft or Uber for snow.

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.

Former nicotine research monkeys now at primate sanctuary

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 13th - 3:08am

More than two dozen monkeys that were test subjects in nicotine addiction research denounced by British primatologist Jane Goodall have been moved from an Arkansas lab to a Florida primate sanctuary.