- UN weather agency: It's record hot out there this year
WASHINGTON (AP) — Because of man-made global warming and a strong El Nino, Earth's wild weather this year is bursting the annual heat record, the World Meteorological Organization announced on Wednesday.
- Better batteries to beat global warming: A race against time
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the key technologies that could help wean the globe off fossil fuel is probably at your fingertips or in your pocket right now: the battery.
- Obama to meet with leaders of China, India at climate summit
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is hoping to generate early momentum for international climate talks in Paris next week by holding one-on-one meetings there with the leaders of China and India.
- Reusable rocket: In a first, booster returns safely to Earth
NEW YORK (AP) — A private space company announced Tuesday that it had landed a rocket upright and gently enough to be used again, a milestone in commercial aeronautics.
- Egypt discovers ancient fence, dating back over 3,500 years
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's antiquities ministry says archaeologists have found a "giant fence" at the site of an ancient capital city in the northern Nile Delta region, dating back over 3,500 years.
- Washington project ensures forest stores carbon for decades
SEATTLE (AP) — Half a small forest still standing near Mount Rainier faced clear-cutting before an effort in Washington state saved the decades-old trees and allowed Microsoft to help finance the project to offset its carbon footprint.
- APNewsBreak: Emails reveal Coke's role in anti-obesity group
NEW YORK (AP) — A nonprofit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke doesn't influence its work.
- Parched Emirates relies on sea as groundwater runs out
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As skyscrapers and gleaming towers rose with lightning speed across the United Arab Emirates over the past two decades, the Gulf nation's thirst for water grew at an enormous rate — so much so that today, it threatens to dry up all of the country's groundwater in as little as 15 years, experts say.
- Correction: Amazon Trees story
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 20 about Amazon trees, The Associated Press erroneously reported how much area the forest has been losing. About 15 years ago, it was losing about 11,600 square miles of forest a year, not 11.6 million square miles. That figure has dropped to about 3,800 square miles a year, not 3.8 million square miles.
- Prince Charles: Climate change party to blame for Syria war
LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles says climate change is partly responsible for Syria's civil war and the chaos it has unleashed.