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NASA's Maven explorer arrives at Mars after year

NASA's Maven spacecraft arrived at Mars late Sunday after a 442 million‑mile (711 million kilometer) journey that began nearly a year ago.

Ditching coal a massive step to climate goal: experts

Phasing out coal as an electricity source by 2050 would bring the world 0.5 degrees Celsius closer to the UN's targeted cap for climate warming, an...

Ig Nobel winner: Using pork to stop nosebleeds

There's some truth to the effectiveness of folk remedies and old wives' tales when it comes to serious medical issues, according to findings by a...

Ebola outbreak 'pretty much contained' in Senegal and Nigeria

Two of the five countries affected by the world's worst ever Ebola outbreak are managing to halt...

NASA's Mars spacecraft to begin orbit of Red Planet

A NASA spacecraft that aims to study the upper atmosphere of Mars and reveal how its climate changed over time is poised to begin orbiting the Red Planet...

Sierra Leone records 130 new Ebola cases during three-day lockdown

Sierra Leone recorded 130 new cases of the Ebola virus during a three‑day lockdown and it is...

Governor Jerry Brown signs clean-air vehicle legislation

Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law several bills designed to boost use of clean‑air vehicles in California.

Pakistan releases smuggled turtles into the wild

Pakistani officials and environmentalists on Monday released some 200 rare turtles into the River Indus after the reptiles were retrieved from a...

Massive New York march aims to focus world's eyes on climate change

World leaders including U. N. Secretary‑General Ban Ki‑moon were set to join farmers,...

New toxic spill traced to Mexico mine

Civil protection authorities have confirmed new toxic spills in northwestern Mexico, where a massive acid spill from a copper mine contaminated waterways.