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Climate Talks Get Down to Tough Business of Compromise

By Sylvie Corbet and ANgela Charlton | Dec 1
From deserts encroaching on African farmland to rising sea levels shrinking islands of the South Pacific, leaders of poor nations most affected by climate change shared their stories of global warming with leaders of some of the richest on Tuesday.

Promise and Peril of Gene-Editing Technology CRISPR

Dec 1
CRISPR could help rid of diseases like cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy and even HIV and cancer.

Hull-aballoo: New Navy Destroyer's Seaworthiness Questioned

By David Sharp | Dec 1
The Navy will soon learn how this modern take on the "tumblehome" hull holds up when the first-in-class Zumwalt heads out to sea in December for builder trials in the rough-and-tumble North Atlantic.

Leaders of Warming Earth Meet in Paris to Cut Emissions

By Seth Borenstein and Angela Charlton | Nov 30
Addressing the twin threats of global warming and extremist violence, the largest group of world leaders ever to stand together kicked off two weeks of high-stakes climate talks outside Paris on Monday.

Convict in 3 Sex Crimes Freed by DNA Tied to Fugitive Rapist

By Brian Melley | Nov 30
A man imprisoned 16 years for rape and sex assault convictions was exonerated Monday and ordered freed after DNA evidence linked the crimes to a serial rapist on the FBI's most wanted list.

Better Batteries to Beat Global Warming: A Race Against Time

By Seth Borenstein | Nov 29
One of the key technologies that could help wean the globe off fossil fuel is probably at your fingertips or in your pocket right now: The battery.

UMaine Debuting Ocean Simulator to Test Sea-Bound Technology

By Patrick Whittle | Nov 29
Builders of everything from cruise ships and ports to oil rigs offshore wind turbines are tasked with the same question - will their work will be strong enough to stand up to the sea?

Scientists Say Feeding Fish Soy, Not Fish, More Sustainable

By Dirk Lammers | Nov 28
Research supported by the soybean industry is looking to convert some farm-raised fish into vegetarians.

First Japanese Rocket with Commercial Payload Launched

Nov 26
The first Japanese rocket with a commercial payload headed into space Tuesday in a bid by Japan to enter the market for international satellite launches.

Nevada Issues Health Guidelines for Cryotherapy

By Sally Ho | Nov 26
Nevada has created health guidelines for cryotherapy after a Las Vegas spa worker was found dead in a tank that subjects users to subzero temperatures.

Reusable Rocket: In A First, Booster Returns Safely to Earth

By Malcolm Ritter | Nov 25
A private space company announced Tuesday that it had landed a rocket upright and gently enough to be used again, a milestone in commercial aeronautics.

UN Weather Agency: It's Record Hot Out There This Year

By Seth Borenstein | Nov 25
Because of man-made global warming and a strong El Nino, Earth's wild weather this year is bursting the annual heat record, the World Meteorological Organization announced on Wednesday.

Pesticide-Makers Point to Other Culprits in Bee Die-Offs

By Emery P. Dalesio | Nov 25
A comparison of more than three dozen pesticides found neonics produced by Bayer CropScience and Syngenta among the chemicals most toxic to bees, according to a September study by USDA researchers.

Growth of Superbugs in Food with Antibiotic Overuse in Animals

Nov 22
Consumer Reports spent three years examining the risks from routinely feeding animals drugs.

Manure from Millions of Hogs Fuels Natural Gas Project

By Margaret Stafford | Nov 20
A 2014 federal report showed 239 manure-based digesters were operating in the U.S. And the federal Department of Agriculture issued $6 million in grants last month for anaerobic digester projects.

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