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Hawaii bill aims for 100 percent renewable transportation

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:34:49 GMT2017-01-19T09:34:49Z

HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii has the most aggressive renewable energy targets in the nation, aiming for its utilities to get 100 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2045....

Even in Alaska, temps as low as -59 are hard to handle

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:37:08 GMT2017-01-19T07:37:08Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Cynthia Erickson woke up early, hoping her four furnaces were working....

California scientist names moth species after Donald Trump

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 18:27:48 GMT2017-01-19T18:27:48Z

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A scientist in California has named a newly discovered moth species after President-elect Donald Trump, saying the white and yellow scales on the insect's head are reminiscent of Trump's blond hairdo....

NASA study in Hawaii paving way for human travel to Mars

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:28:21 GMT2017-01-19T15:28:21Z

HONOLULU (AP) -- A group of NASA-funded researchers is poised to enter an isolated geodesic dome on a remote Hawaii volcano to study human behavior in long-term space exploration, including a planned voyage to Mars....

Earth sets hottest year record for third-straight time,

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:57:32 GMT2017-01-18T19:57:32Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Earth sizzled to a third-straight record hot year in 2016, with scientists mostly blaming man-made global warming with help from a natural El Nino that's now gone....

Israel's national library acquires famed Judaica collection

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:16:14 GMT2017-01-19T15:16:14Z

JERUSALEM (AP) -- The National Library of Israel said Thursday it has acquired what is considered the world's greatest private collection of Hebrew books and manuscripts....

Europe's Galileo satellites hit by anomalies

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:05:35 GMT2017-01-19T12:05:35Z

PARIS (AP) -- The European Space Agency opened an investigation on Thursday into anomalies that have affected five of the first 18 Galileo satellites in orbit....

Finally, an explanation of strange African 'fairy circles'?

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:47:29 GMT2017-01-18T18:47:29Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The forces behind the mysterious "fairy circles" that dot a desert in southern Africa do not appear to be supernatural, but they are intricate and complex....

Study finds global warming could steal postcard-perfect days

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:46:14 GMT2017-01-18T14:46:14Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather....

World's primates facing extinction crisis, new report says

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:23:05 GMT2017-01-18T19:23:05Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Gorillas, monkeys, lemurs and other primates are in danger of becoming extinct, and scientists say it's our fault that our closest living relatives are in trouble, a new international study warns....