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April 09, 2018 - 2:42 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A $20 million international competition to make profitable products from a gas that otherwise would contribute to global warming has entered its final stretch. The 10 finalists in the contest sponsored by a U.S. energy company and a group of Canadian oil sands producers have...
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April 09, 2018 - 10:28 am
LONDON (AP) — The United Nations maritime agency is holding a weeklong meeting aimed at curbing emissions from ships. Environmental activists say that while shipping contributes only 2-3 percent of global greenhouses gases, the industry's efforts are essential to combating climate change. Proposals...
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April 09, 2018 - 6:33 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Jason Steffen, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (THE CONVERSATION) For centuries, human beings have wondered about the possibility of other Earths orbiting distant stars. Perhaps some of...
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April 05, 2018 - 6:53 pm
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Virgin Galactic's new spaceship climbed at supersonic speed over California's Mojave Desert on Thursday in the company's first powered flight since the fatal crash of its original rocketship in 2014. The flight of VSS Unity was a major step forward, said the company, which...
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April 05, 2018 - 6:44 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Christopher Palma, Pennsylvania State University (THE CONVERSATION) I saw my first artificial satellite with my naked eyes during the summer of 1994. I was watching pieces of comet...
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April 04, 2018 - 5:40 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston officials on Wednesday approved a rule for new homes and other buildings in the city's flood plains that will require them to be elevated higher off the ground to avoid floodwaters. The regulation comes more than seven months after Hurricane Harvey flooded thousands of homes...
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April 04, 2018 - 10:09 am
A SpaceX capsule carrying food, experiments and other goods for NASA has arrived at the International Space Station after a two-day journey. The Dragon capsule and its 6,000-pound shipment was captured by the space station's robot arm Wednesday. It's the second trip to the 250-mile-high orbiting...
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April 03, 2018 - 6:30 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Submerged cables that carried electricity between Michigan's two peninsulas were shut down after leaking about 550 gallons (2080 liters) of coolant fluid into the waterway that connects Lake Huron and Lake Michigan, officials said Tuesday. The fluid is a mineral-based...
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April 03, 2018 - 12:04 am
PERGAMINO, Argentina (AP) — Jorge Josifovich is silent and downcast as he walks under the pounding sun in one of Argentina's most fertile agricultural regions, staring at soy crops parched by the country's worst drought in years. The drought, which began in November, has caused big losses, reduced...
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April 02, 2018 - 5:24 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has launched a used supply ship on a used rocket to the International Space Station. The Falcon rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Monday, hoisting a Dragon capsule full of food, experiments and other station goods for NASA. The Dragon and its 6,...
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