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As the Arctic darkens, Earth warms

As ice disappears, ocean traps heat

Bumblebees are stung by honeybee sickness

WASHINGTON – Wild bumblebees worldwide are in trouble, likely contracting deadly diseases from their commercialized honeybee cousins, a new study shows. That’s a problem even thou...

You call this normal?

WASHINGTON – For those who shivered through January, this may be hard to believe: Nationwide, the average temperature for the month was about normal because a warm West offset a cool East. ...

Fed budget comes to $3M per word

The giant federal budget bill that the House passed Wednesday, the Senate passed late Thursday and President Barack Obama signed Friday will cost taxpayers nearly $3 million per word, or if ...

How cold was it? Not much, really

WASHINGTON – We’ve become weather wimps. As the world warms, the United States is getting fewer bitter cold spells like the one that gripped much of the nation this week. So when ...

In 2013, Arctic melting slowed

But report says top of world is changing

Astronomers declare comet dead

WASHINGTON – Comet ISON, once optimistically called the comet of the century, is dead, the victim of a way-too-close brush with the sun. It was barely a year old. The comet, whic...

Cooling pump on space station shuts down

WASHINGTON – NASA said Wednesday it was looking into a problem with a malfunctioning cooling pump on the International Space Station, but there was no immediate danger to the six crewmen on ...

Minus 135.8 in Antartica sets record

WASHINGTON – Feeling chilly? Here’s cold comfort: You could be in East Antarctica which new data says set a record for “soul-crushing” cold. Try 135.8 degrees Fahrenheit below zer...

Just how happy are you?

Experts urge Uncle Sam to measure, pursue our well-being

The great methane miscalculation

U.S. spewing 50% more than EPA estimates, study shows

Comet dances with sun, death; giving mixed signals

Will it meet a fiery death – or survive – when it whips around the sun on Thursday? The icy comet will be only about 1 million miles away from the sun’s super-hot surface during ...