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New US weather satellite launched from California
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) -- An advanced U.S. weather satellite designed to improve the accuracy of extended forecasts has been launched into polar orbit from California....

20 years of changing seasons on Earth packed into 2� minutes
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA captured 20 years of changing seasons in a striking new global map of the home planet....

AP PHOTOS: Many Bosnian war victims still unidentified
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TUZLA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- It's been 22 years since Bosnia's bloody 1992-95 war ended, yet the remains of numerous victims of genocide and war crimes still await identification....





Fotis Kafatos, distinguished Greek biologist, dies at 77
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Fotis Kafatos, a Greek molecular biologist who had a distinguished academic career in both the United States and Europe and became the founding president of the European Research Council, has died. He was 77....

Climate talks wrap up with progress on Paris rulebook
BONN, Germany (AP) -- Global talks on curbing climate change wrapped up Friday, with delegates and observers claiming progress on several key details of the 2015 Paris accord....

After Bonn: where next for the global climate caravan?
BONN, Germany (AP) -- As negotiations at the global climate conference in Bonn, Germany, draw to a close Friday, here's a look at which steps will be taken in the coming years to further international efforts to curb global warming:...

Climate nemesis, carbon, could become valuable resource
ESSEN, Germany (AP) -- On a dreary November morning, a small party of visitors from around the world boards a boat for an hour-long ride around what was once one of the most polluted waters in the Ruhr valley....

Experts: Idaho hatchery built to save salmon is killing them
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A relatively new $13.5 million hatchery intended to save Snake River sockeye salmon from extinction is instead killing thousands of fish before they ever get to the ocean, and fisheries biologists in Idaho think they know why....

100 full moons: Blazing fireball lights up Arctic sky
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- A blazing fireball lit up the dark skies of Arctic Finland for five seconds, giving off what scientists said was "the glow of 100 full moons" and igniting hurried attempts to find the reported meteorite....

Getting more 'wolflike' is the key to the future for coyotes
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The future of the coyotes that roam forests, cities and suburbs from Newfoundland to Virginia could hinge on the animals becoming the "wolves" of the East Coast. And humans better get used to them....