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Businesses and investors pressing for green policy
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NEW YORK (AP) -- Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses and ordinary people to pollute....

US spacecraft enters Mars orbit, India probe next
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Next up, India. With NASA's Maven spacecraft safely in orbit around Mars, the spotlight shifts to India's first mission to the red planet....

China, US, India push world carbon emissions up
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases....





Ice in Arctic seas shrinks to 6th-lowest recorded
NEW YORK (AP) -- Ice in Arctic seas shrank this summer to the sixth lowest level in 36 years of monitoring....

Engineers call for national approach to flooding
An organization of civil engineers is calling for a national strategy for mitigating flood risks, saying the U.S. has not fully heeded lessons from Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy....

SpaceX breaks ground on Texas rocket launch site
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- The commercial rocket launches that could begin as early as 2016 in the southernmost tip of Texas will be a critical step toward one day establishing a human presence on Mars, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said Monday....

SpaceX launches 3-D printer, other station gear
CAPE CANAVERAL (AP) -- A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday, carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts in orbit....

Pomp, little action expected at UN climate summit
WASHINGTON (AP) -- New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world....

Kiribati leader visits Arctic on climate mission
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Fearing that his Pacific island nation could be swallowed by a rising ocean, the president of Kiribati says a visit to the melting Arctic has helped him appreciate the scale of the threat....

NOAA: Yet more global heat records fall in August
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The globe smashed more heat records last month, including Earth's hottest August and summer, federal meteorologists said Thursday....