Stuck Mars rover struggles with faulty wheel

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A faulty wheel on the Mars rover Spirit is complicating efforts to free it from a sand trap where it...

Governments turn to cloud seeding to fight drought

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — On a mountaintop clearing in the Sierra Nevada stands a tall metal platform holding a crude furnace and a box...

Bones of T. rex to make museum debut in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The skeleton of a Tyrannosaurus rex will make its museum debut at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry along...

Tough bargaining still ahead at UN climate talks

COPENHAGEN (AP) — After a week of U.N. climate talks, some money is finally on the table and a draft agreement has been circulated....

EU nations commit $3.6 billion to climate fund

BRUSSELS (AP) — EU leaders agreed Friday to commit euro2.4 billion ($3.6 billion) a year until 2012 to help poorer countries combat global warming,...

Scientists: Climate talks aim too low for target

COPENHAGEN (AP) — The cuts in greenhouse gases offered at the 192-nation climate conference are "clearly not enough" to assure the world it will...

Missile defense test aborted when target fails

HONOLULU (AP) — The Missile Defense Agency says a planned test of a ground-based missile defense system in Hawaii was aborted because the target...

Lawmakers seek emergency steps to halt Asian carp

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Members of Congress are demanding emergency action to prevent Asian carp from invading the Great Lakes and devastating their...

Salazar calls for high flows into Colorado River

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is calling for more manmade floods to be released from the Glen Canyon Dam into the...

AP IMPACT: Science not faked, but not pretty

LONDON (AP) — E-mails stolen from climate scientists show they stonewalled skeptics and discussed hiding data — but the messages don't support claims that...

Novel drug combo improves breast cancer survival

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Some women with very advanced breast cancer may have a new treatment option. A combination of two drugs that more...

968 detained at climate rally urging bold pact

COPENHAGEN (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters marched through the chilly Danish capital and nearly 1,000 were detained Saturday in a mass rally...

Ministers meet for informal climate talks

COPENHAGEN (AP) — Danish police on Sunday released hundreds of activists who were detained during a climate demonstration as environment ministers met for informal...

200 detained in crackdown on climate protest

COPENHAGEN (AP) — Danish police outnumbered protesters on Sunday, detaining more than 200 people on a second day of demonstrations as environment ministers met...

The push for 350: Contradictions and carbon levels

COPENHAGEN (AP) — As police cracked down on climate protesters, church bells tolled 350 times Sunday to impress on the U.N. global warming conference...

UK envoy: Solve climate issues now, before leaders

COPENHAGEN (AP) — Climate negotiators pressed even harder Monday to reach a global pact to slash greenhouse gases, acknowledging that the key issues of...

World’s mayors tackle climate change on their own

COPENHAGEN (AP) — It isn't easy getting Italy's city dwellers out of their Fiats, off their Vespa scooters and onto bicycles to ride to...

Developing countries block UN climate talks

COPENHAGEN (AP) — U.N. climate talks were thrown into disarray Monday as developing countries blocked negotiations, demanding that rich countries raise their pledges for...

Developing countries boycott UN climate talks

COPENHAGEN (AP) — China, India and other developing nations boycotted U.N. climate talks Monday, bringing negotiations to a halt with their demand that rich...

EU: Poor countries agree to resume climate talks

COPENHAGEN (AP) — Poor countries ended a temporary boycott of the U.N. climate talks Monday after getting assurances that rich nations were not conspiring...