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SpaceX's mega rocket completes its fourth test flight from Texas without exploding

Jun. 06, 2024 15:35 PM EDT

SpaceX’s mega Starship rocket completed its first full test flight Thursday, returning to Earth without exploding after blasting off from Texas. It was the fourth launch of the world’s biggest and most powerful rocket, standing nearly 400 feet (121 meters) tall. The three...

Heat-related monkey deaths are now reported in several Mexican states

May. 29, 2024 12:43 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Heat-related howler monkeys deaths have now been reported in two more states in southern Mexico, after two other states reported die-offs earlier this month, environmental authorities said. Mexico's Environment Department said late Tuesday that monkey deaths have...

'Heat dome' leads to sweltering temperatures in Mexico, Central America and US South

May. 23, 2024 18:32 PM EDT

Extreme heat in Mexico, Central America and parts of the U.S. South has left millions of people in sweltering temperatures, strained energy grids and resulted in iconic Howler monkeys in Mexico dropping dead from trees. Meteorologists say the conditions have been caused by what some...

Future of MLB's Tampa Bay Rays to come into focus with key meetings on $1.3B stadium project

May. 08, 2024 00:23 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The future of the Tampa Bay Rays is about to come into clearer focus as local officials begin public discussions over a planned $1.3 billion ballpark that would be the anchor of a much larger project to transform downtown St. Petersburg with affordable housing, a Black...

Biden administration announces plans for up to 12 lease sales for offshore wind energy

Apr. 24, 2024 12:49 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new five-year schedule to lease federal offshore tracts for wind energy production was announced Wednesday by Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, with up to a dozen lease sales anticipated beginning this year and continuing through 2028. Haaland...