ALBANY, N.Y. — When Gary Lovett was studying the effect of acid rain in New York’s Catskill Mountains 20 years ago, he ended the experiment early because so many trees in the test plots were dying not from acid rain, but from insect attacks.
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WASHINGTON — Alberta’s unusually early and large fire is just the latest of many gargantuan fires on an Earth that’s grown hotter with more extreme weather.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Mercury makes a relatively rare move across the sun Monday.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—SpaceX is shooting for Mars.
Elon Musk, the company’s billionaire founder and chief executive, announced yesteday via Twitter that he plans to send a Dragon capsule to land on the red planet as early as 2018.
It would represent a big first step toward his ultimate goal of colonizing the red planet.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—Chalk up a moon for the icy dwarf planet Makemake.
The Hubble Space Telescope has detected a tiny, dark moon circling the dwarf planet on the frozen fringes of our solar system.
On Tuesday, scientists announced the discovery by some members of the team that spotted Pluto’s smaller moons years ago.
Makemake itself is just 870 miles wide.
SPOKANE, Wash. — The ancient skeleton known as Kennewick Man is related to modern Native American tribes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday, opening the process for returning to a tribe for burial one of the oldest and most complete set of bones ever found in North America.
ST. LOUIS — Five years after the last NASA astronauts flew from Cape Canaveral, Florida, to the International Space Station, a new group is preparing for a trip, this time on a private spacecraft.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Federal agencies plan to spend $57.3 million this year on preventing invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, where scientists say they could disrupt food chains and out-compete native fish.
The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee released its 2016 action plan Tuesday.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Chalk up a moon for the icy dwarf planet Makemake.
The Hubble Space Telescope has detected a tiny, dark moon circling the dwarf planet on the frozen fringes of our solar system. On Tuesday, scientists announced the discovery by some members of the team that spotted Pluto’s smaller moons years ago.
MIAMI — The organization that names tropical storms and hurricanes says it will retire the names Erika, Joaquin and Patricia following the 2015 season.