Canada's last intact ice shelf collapses due to warming

Much of Canada's remaining intact ice shelf has broken apart into hulking iceberg islands thanks to a hot summer and global warming, scientists said. Canada's 4,000-year-old Milne Ic...

Penguin poop spotted from space reveals hidden colonies

BERLIN (AP) — British scientists say they've confirmed there are more emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica than previously thought based on evidence of bird droppings spotted from space. ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Aug. 3, the 216th day of 2020. There are 150 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 3...

Trump vs. Biden: Where they stand on health, economy, more

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, both promise sweeping progress over the next four years –- via starkly different paths. ...

US-China spats rattle world, prompting calls for unity

BEIJING (AP) — Antagonisms between the U.S. and China are rattling governments around the world, prompting a German official to warn of “Cold War 2.0” and Kenya’s president to appeal for unity to figh...

A troubling pandemic thought: Are THESE the good old days?

HOPE VALLEY, R.I. (AP) — News articles don’t carry Hollywood-style viewer ratings or trigger warnings. Maybe this one should. But consider this: What if THESE are the good old days? ...

Cool plan: Study says better aircon can slow global warming

BERLIN (AP) — Making air conditioners and fridges more energy efficient and using more climate-friendly refrigerants can significantly slow global warming, according to a U.N.-backed report released F...

Climate change makes freak Siberian heat 600 times likelier

Nearly impossible without man-made global warming, this year’s freak Siberian heat wave is producing climate change’s most flagrant footprint of extreme weather, a new flash study says. ...

Europe's shift to electric cars picks up despite recession

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The coronavirus has cancelled business plans all over the world but Europe's push into electric cars isn't one of them. Sales of battery-powered and hybrid cars have held up ...

Nissan rolls out new electric crossover, aims to boost image

TOKYO (AP) — Nissan unveiled an electric crossover vehicle Wednesday, the Japanese automaker’s first major all-new model since getting embroiled in the scandal surrounding its former chairman, Carlos ...

Trump looks to scale back environmental reviews for projects

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to announce a new federal rule to speed up the environmental review process for proposed highways, gas pipelines and other major infrastructure, a ...

Three Gorges Dam scared Taiwan’s Delta off investing in Wuhan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Delta Electronics, Inc. did not accept invitations to invest in the Chinese city of Wuhan because it was worried about the safety of the Three Gorges Dam, a...

UN: World could hit 1.5-degree warming threshold in 5 years

GENEVA (AP) — The world could see average global temperatures 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 Fahrenheit) above the pre-industrial average for the first time in the coming five years, the U.N. weather agency...

UN states reach deal on declaration marking 75th anniversary

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The 193 members of the United Nations reached agreement on a declaration to commemorate this year’s 75th anniversary of the world organization, recalling the U.N.’s successes and...

Heat will stay stuck on extra high for July in most of US

The heat is on. And for most of America it’ll stay on through the rest of the month and maybe longer, meteorologists say. Widespread and prolonged extreme heat is baking the contiguo...