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FILE - This Aug. 31, 2015, file photo shows telescopes on the summit of Mauna Kea on Hawaii's Big Island. Hawaii's Supreme Court upheld a decision to grant a construction permit for an embattled, international giant telescope project planned for a mountain Native Hawaiians consider sacred. The court ruling Tuesday, Oct.. 30, 2018, is a victory for the contentious Thirty Meter Telescope planned for Hawaii's tallest mountain, Mauna Kea. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
October 30, 2018 - 7:38 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on Hawaii Supreme Court's decision upholding a construction permit for a giant telescope (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Hawaii's attorney general says there are further legal actions possible in the long saga over whether a giant telescope can be built atop the state's...
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This illustration made available by NASA shows the Kepler Space Telescope. As of October 2018, the planet-hunting spacecraft has been in space for nearly a decade. (NASA via AP)
October 30, 2018 - 3:03 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA has declared its elite planet-hunting spacecraft dead. Officials announced the Kepler Space Telescope's demise Tuesday. Already well past its expected lifetime, the 9-year-old Kepler had been running low on fuel for months. Its ability to point at specific regions...
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2018 file photo exhaust pipes of a car are pictured in Berlin, Germany. The German government is putting pressure on the country’s automakers to fix diesel cars with excessive emissions, in a bid to placate drivers angered by the prospect of driving bans in major cities. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
October 29, 2018 - 8:42 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Air quality across Europe is slowly improving, but harmful emissions remain stubbornly high in some countries, according to a study released Monday by the European Environment Agency. The Copenhagen-based agency calculated that air pollution caused more than half a...
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Japan's rocket H-2A is launched, carrying aboard a green gas observing satellite "Ibuki-2" and KhalifaSat, a UAE satellite, Tanegashima, southern Japan, Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. The Japanese rocket carrying United Arab Emirates' first locally-made satellite has successfully lifted off from a space center in southern Japan. (Nozomi Endo/Kyodo News via AP)
October 29, 2018 - 2:58 am
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese rocket carrying the United Arab Emirates' first locally made satellite has lifted off from a space center in southern Japan. The KhalifaSat Earth observation satellite was launched by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency from its Tanegashima Space Center. The H-2A rocket...
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October 28, 2018 - 5:04 am
BEIJING (AP) — The first attempt by a private Chinese company to send a rocket into space has failed. Beijing-based Landspace said late Saturday that the first and second stage of its ZQ-1 rocket worked normally but something went wrong with the final of the three-stage rocket. It was the first...
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In this Oct.24, 2018 photo a cargo ship passes sandbanks near Kaub, Germany during historically low water on the river Rhine. A hot, dry summer has left German waterways at record low levels, causing chaos for the inland shipping industry, environmental damage and billions of euros of losses _ a scenario that experts warn could portend things to come as global temperatures rise. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
October 27, 2018 - 4:34 am
BERLIN (AP) — A new island in Lake Constance. A river in Berlin flowing backward. Dead fish on the banks of lakes and ponds. Barges barely loaded so they don't run aground. A hot, dry summer has left German rivers and lakes at record low water levels, causing chaos for the inland shipping industry...
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FILE: In this file photo from Tuesday, May 9, 2017, signs are posted by the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Richland, Wash. Officials have ordered some workers at a sprawling Washington state nuclear waste site to go inside and stay there because steam has emerged from a tunnel filled with waste that was being filled with cement. The U.S. Department of Energy says in a statement Friday that there is no indication that the steam seen at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation contains radiation or any other hazardous material and that the workers were ordered inside as a precaution. (AP Photo/Manuel Valdes)
October 26, 2018 - 3:58 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Some workers at a nuclear weapons production site in Washington state were ordered to stay inside Friday because steam escaped from a tunnel with radioactive waste as it was being filled with cement, officials said. There no indication that the steam seen at the Hanford...
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The Skysource/Skywater Alliance co-founders David Hertz, right, and his wife Laura Doss-Hertz demonstrate how the Skywater 300 works Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Los Angeles. The company received the $1.5 million XPrize For Water Abundance for developing the Skywater 300, a machine that makes water from air. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 25, 2018 - 3:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It started out modestly enough: David Hertz, having learned that under the right conditions you really can make your own water out of thin air, put a little contraption on the roof of his office and began cranking out free bottles of H2O for anyone who wanted one. Soon he and his...
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In this Wednesday evening, Oct. 24, 2018 photo an activist is carried away when police clear a protest camp against lignite coal mining near the Hambach Forest in Kerpen, western Germany. Christophe Gateau/dpa via AP)
October 25, 2018 - 2:55 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A Norwegian pension fund is doubling down on its criticism of German utility firm RWE over the power company's long-term plans to use coal. The chief executive of Storebrand, Jan Erik Saugestad, said Thursday that "continued expansion of coal mines and support of coal-fired power has...
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In this Sept. 13, 2018, photo, paleontologist Xu Xing brushes away sediment to examine fossils recovered from a dig site in Yanji, China. The excavation, led by Xu, begun after construction crews erecting new apartment buildings accidentally uncovered dinosaur bones and other fossils, dating back 100 million years. (AP Photo/Christina Larson)
October 25, 2018 - 1:58 am
YANJI, China (AP) — At the end of a street of newly built high-rises in the northern Chinese city of Yanji stands an exposed cliff face, where paleontologists scrape away 100 million-year-old rock in search of prehistoric bones. Like many fossil excavation sites in China, this one was discovered by...
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