Businesses and investors pressing for green policy
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses and ordinary people to pollute....
Obama: No nation has 'free pass' on climate change
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- In a forceful appeal for international cooperation on limiting carbon pollution, President Barack Obama warned starkly on Tuesday that the globe's climate is changing faster than efforts to address it. "Nobody gets a pass," he declared. "We have to raise our collective ambition."...
Mexico sees sign of hope for Monarch butterflies
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Experts in Mexico said Tuesday there is a tentative sign of hope for the mass migration of monarch butterflies, whose numbers dropped to their lowest level ever last year....
Dragon arrives at space station with 3-D printer
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The International Space Station accepted another SpaceX shipment Tuesday, this one containing the first 3-D printer ever launched into orbit....
US spacecraft enters Mars orbit, India probe next
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Next up, India. With NASA's Maven spacecraft safely in orbit around Mars, the spotlight shifts to India's first mission to the red planet....
Indian spacecraft on course to enter Mars orbit
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India will soon know if its first interplanetary mission will achieve its goal, when a spacecraft built with homegrown technology for a remarkably low price tag of $75 million begins its final maneuvers into orbit around Mars....
China, US, India push world carbon emissions up
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases....
Ice in Arctic seas shrinks to 6th-lowest recorded
NEW YORK (AP) -- Ice in Arctic seas shrank this summer to the sixth lowest level in 36 years of monitoring....
Engineers call for national approach to flooding
An organization of civil engineers is calling for a national strategy for mitigating flood risks, saying the U.S. has not fully heeded lessons from Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy....
SpaceX breaks ground on Texas rocket launch site
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- The commercial rocket launches that could begin as early as 2016 in the southernmost tip of Texas will be a critical step toward one day establishing a human presence on Mars, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said Monday....
Mayor Bill Peduto's proposed budget for next year includes a half mill increase in the city's property tax. Peduto says the hike corrects a miscalculation that decreased property taxes last year by too much and helped create a 35 million dollar budget deficit this year. Peduto says the "slight" tax increase is the fiscally responsible thing to do.
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