SpaceX unveils sleek, white spacesuit for astronaut travel
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- SpaceX has unveiled a sleek white spacesuit for astronauts on its crewed flights coming up next year....
California pollution permits sell at highest price ever
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California raised more than $640 million this month auctioning off permits for businesses to emit greenhouse gases as part of a program aimed at fighting climate change, according to state data released Tuesday....
Dutch activists in legal battle to urge action on pollution
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Environmentalists went to court Wednesday to demand that the Dutch government take urgent action to improve air quality, arguing that authorities haven't done enough to meet European Union-mandated targets....
Judge: Bears near US-Canada border merit endangered status
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Animals and plants can be considered endangered even if they are not on the brink of extinction, a judge ruled in overturning the U.S. government's re-classification of a small population of grizzly bears living in the forests of Montana and Idaho near the Canada border....
South African rhino breeder starts online auction of horns
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A rhino breeder in South Africa has opened an online auction of 264 rhino horns that has raised alarm among leading conservation groups that fear a legal domestic trade could encourage more poaching....
Vanishing kelp: Warm ocean takes toll on undersea forests
APPLEDORE ISLAND, Maine (AP) -- When diving in the Gulf of Maine a few years back, Jennifer Dijkstra expected to be swimming through a flowing kelp forest that had long served as a nursery and food for juvenile fish and lobster....
'A primal experience': Americans dazzled by solar eclipse
The stars came out in the middle of the day, zoo animals ran in agitated circles, crickets chirped, birds fell silent and a chilly darkness settled upon the land Monday as the U.S. witnessed its first full-blown, coast-to-coast solar eclipse since World War I....
The Latest: Car strikes 2 women watching eclipse, 1 dies
The Latest on the total solar eclipse crossing the U.S., from Oregon to South Carolina (all times EDT):...
Eclipse science: From galloping giraffes to solar wisps
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) -- The giraffes ran in circles. The flamingos huddled together. And the rhinos just looked confused....
Eclipse watchers: 'Really, really, really awesome'
Reaction to the total solar eclipse in the U.S.:...
Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati is asking Governor Wolf to start freezing program spending due to a lack of revenue package as Pennsylvania deficit-strapped state government soon will not be able to pay every bill on time. Since the 2008 recession, the state Treasury has repeatedly supplied cash infusions into the depleted bank account, but Scarnati calls it irresponsible to borrow more money while the state government lacks a balanced budget nearly two months into the fiscal year, and unconstitutional to spend it.
Will the strategy outlined by President Donald Trump lead to a military victory in Afghanistan?