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US not on track to meet 2025 carbon pollution cutting goal
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unless it does more, the United States probably will fall short of goals set under last year's Paris agreement to dramatically reduce emissions of heat-trapping gases, according to a new study....

Warmer waters might prevent baby lobsters from surviving
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Baby lobsters might not be able to survive in the ocean's waters if the ocean continues to warm at the expected rate....

India to ratify Paris Agreement on climate change
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NEW DELHI (AP) -- India's prime minister said Sunday that his country will ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change early next month....





SpaceX: Accident points to breach in rocket's helium system
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- SpaceX said Friday that evidence points to a large breach in the rocket's helium system during a routine prelaunch test that turned into a devastating fireball three weeks ago....

California eyes unusual power source: its gridlocked roads
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- All those cars on California's famously gridlocked highways could be doing more than just using energy - they could be producing it....

Laos promises to phase out tiger farms: Conservation groups
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Laos has promised to phase out farms that breed endangered tigers for their body parts, a positive step from a country believed to be a major hub of wildlife trafficking in Asia, conservation groups said Friday....

To train doctors, Vermont school shifts to hands-on learning
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- The University of Vermont College of Medicine is changing the way physicians are trained by switching exclusively to a hands-on approach to learning designed to encourage students to solve medical puzzles rather than just memorizing body parts and diseases....

US astronaut will vote from orbit if homecoming is delayed
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The lone American in orbit will end up voting for president from the International Space Station, if her homecoming is delayed....

Mother uncovers lasting impact of son's organ donation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An ultrasound showed one of Sarah Gray's unborn twins was missing part of his brain, a fatal birth defect. His brother was born healthy but Thomas lived just six days. Latching onto hope for something positive to come from heartache, Gray donated some of Thomas' tissue for scientific research - his eyes, his liver, his umbilical cord blood....

Satellite-based radar confirms man-made Texas earthquakes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Scientists used radar from satellites to show that five Texas earthquakes, one reaching magnitude 4.8, were caused by injections of wastewater in drilling for oil and gas....