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Nations agree milestone rulebook for Paris climate treaty

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 20:38:27 -0500

Nations on Sunday struck a deal to breathe life into the landmark 2015 Paris climate treaty after marathon UN talks that failed to match the ambition the world's most vulnerable countries need to aver....
Nations overcome last-minute divisions to forge climate deal

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 20:28:13 -0500

Nearly 200 countries overcame political divisions late on Saturday to agree rules for implementing the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, but critics say it is not ambitious enough to prevent the....
The Latest: UN climate talks agree on reporting emissions

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 20:12:37 -0500

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. climate talks in Poland (all times local):....
All I want for Christmas is the new, largest diamond ever found in North America

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 18:52:49 -0500

I don't want a lot for Christmas. There is just one thing I need — and it's that gigantic 552-carat diamond recently uncovered by Canadian miners. Because this isn't just your run-of-th....
Motiva preliminarily picked to run Curacao refinery: report

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 18:36:46 -0500

The refinery has been idle since May when a legal dispute between PDVSA and U.S. producer ConocoPhillips forced its closure. PDVSA's contract to run the facility, which is crucial for its storage, r....
Photos: Snow, freezing rain from Storm Deirdre caused disruptions across U.K.

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 18:32:56 -0500

Storm Deirdre caused travel hazards, power outages and disruptions this weekend across the United Kingdom.....
Nations agree on global climate pact rules, but they are seen as weak

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 18:15:22 -0500

After two weeks of talks in the Polish city of Katowice, nations finally reached consensus on a more detailed framework for the 2015 Paris Agreement, which aims to limit a rise in average world temper....
Climate talks end with a deal to keep countries committed to the Paris Agreement

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 18:10:42 -0500

There's now a set of standards for all Paris Agreement-aligned countries to stick to as they work to mitigate the harmful effects of climate change. The deal between the agreement's nearly 2....
Rules on Fossil Fuel Pollution Cuts Adopted at Climate Talks

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 16:49:25 -0500

The diplomats drawn from energy and environment ministries in almost 200 countries backed rules to implement the three-year-old Paris Agreement, which called for drastic reductions in the use of fossi....
Egypt unveils 'one of a kind' ancient tomb, expects more finds

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 16:15:30 -0500

Egypt unveiled a well-preserved 4,400-year-old tomb decorated with hieroglyphs and statues south of Cairo on Saturday, and officials expect more discoveries when archaeologists excavate the site furth....
Early outlook: How will weather leading up to Christmas affect travel, white Christmas chances?

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 15:59:53 -0500

Large storms and cold air are likely to take a break over much of the nation during much of next week ahead of the Christmas holiday.....
Soaking rainstorm, interior ice and snow to impede weekend activities in northeastern US

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 15:14:08 -0500

A storm will continue to bring rain, fog, ice and a wintry mix to parts of the northeastern United States this weekend.....
Qatar says Gulf Arab bloc needs reform to give it teeth

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 15:11:33 -0500

Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said Qatar was still counting on Kuwait and other regional powers to help solve the row that has seen Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, ....
Egypt unearths tomb of ancient high priest

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 14:19:46 -0500

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered the tomb of a priest dating back more than 4,400 years in the pyramid complex of Saqqara south of the capital Cairo, authorities said Saturday. "Today we are a....
OPEC has shown it can reach deal despite splits: Iran oil minister

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 14:06:59 -0500

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh praised OPEC on Saturday for what he said was the producer group's ability to reach agreement despite intense internal political differences. The Organization of t....
Egypt unearths tomb of ancient high priest 

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 12:47:24 -0500

Egyptian archaeologists have discovered the tomb of a priest dating back more than 4,400 years in the pyramid complex of Saqqara south of the capital Cairo, authorities said Saturday. "Today we a....
Climate Conference Notebook: Climate talks go into overtime

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 12:40:58 -0500

Climate change talks billed as the most important U.N. conference since the 2015 Paris global warming deal are in their last week in Katowice, capital of Poland's coal mining district. Eikon subscrib....
As Zinke departs, Trump says he will name new interior secretary next week

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 12:21:05 -0500

Trump did not give a reason for Zinke's departure. "Ryan has accomplished much during his tenure and I want to thank him for his service to our Nation," Trump said on Twitter. "The Trump administrat....
Are Collaborative Robots an Opportunity or a Threat for Manufacturing?

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 12:06:00 -0500

A new wave of collaborative robots is dramatically improving the efficiency of smaller industrial businesses. What will this mean for investors?....
Storm train to keep rolling through northwestern US with rain, snow and wind

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 11:48:01 -0500

Rain, wind, mountain snow and rough surf will take aim at the Northwest and California at the end of the weekend as the barrage of Pacific storms continues.....
Olafur Eliasson Actually Brought Greenland's Icebergs to the Center of London

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 11:47:17 -0500

Using refrigerators as transport.....
Nations inch towards climate deal at marathon UN summit

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 10:25:19 -0500

Nations on Saturday inched towards a deal to implement the Paris climate goals, after all-night negotiations over a plan to limit global temperature rises exposed a range of conflicts. Speaking to AF....
Florence-ravaged areas face more river flooding as Wilmington, North Carolina, hits 100-inch yearly rain total

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 10:06:55 -0500

Flooding will plague residents living along many swollen rivers in the southeastern United States despite dry weather taking hold from Sunday through Wednesday.....
The Top 25 Passwords in 2018 Are an Embarrassment to Humankind

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 09:30:00 -0500

Y'all can do better.....
9 Rounds of Electroshock Therapy. 6 Years Lost. All Because Her Doctors Got It Horribly Wrong.

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 09:00:00 -0500

This is what happens when medical professionals don't believe women.....
3 Biotechs Gilead Sciences Could Buy in March

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 08:03:00 -0500

With a new CEO from Roche on the way, these companies' odds of being acquired just rose a notch.....
Why You Should Definitely Get Your Kids A Flu Shot

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 08:00:35 -0500

For Serese Marotta, it all comes back to the seat belt analogy.....
This New Russian Rocket Could Be a True Tank-Killer

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 08:00:00 -0500

The Russian Ministry of Defense believes that this unguided, anti-tank rocket has a wide application in asymmetric conflicts, particularly in Syria.....
Lucky Owner Gets Her 350,000-Mile Beetle Restored by VW for Free

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 08:00:00 -0500

After 51 years of ownership, Kathleen Brooks got a special surprise from VW USA: A full restoration on her 1967 Beetle.....
Understanding Dementia

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 08:00:00 -0500

Dementia—Comprehensive overview covers symptoms, causes, and treatments of this mental deterioration.....
Who's Up for the Changes Needed to Address Climate Change?

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 07:35:00 -0500

The need to tackle climate change is more urgent than ever; real leaders are up for the challenge.....
The Plan to Build a Nuclear Future From a Communist Relic

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 06:13:04 -0500

Except the crucial difference is that the one at Belene in Bulgaria was never occupied, save for the occasional squatter. The buildings were erected in the 1980s by the government to house workers at....
How to Avoid Holiday Heart Attack Risks

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 06:00:57 -0500

How bad can overeating at holiday time really be for your health? Most people get away with seasonal overindulgence without significant harm to their health. But for those with risk factors such .......
Amazon Destruction Forces Brazil’s Cowboys to Ranch Like Texans

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 06:00:17 -0500

For decades, ranchers in Brazil’s Para state have expanded their properties with fire and ax, clearing huge pieces of the Amazon jungle. It was a point of pride that their cows were fattened up natur....
Amazon Destruction Forces Brazil’s Cowboys to Ranch Like Texans

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 06:00:17 -0500

For decades, ranchers in Brazil’s Para state have expanded their properties with fire and ax, clearing huge pieces of the Amazon jungle. It was a point of pride that their cows were fattened up natur....
How to Avoid Holiday Heart Attack Risks

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 06:00:07 -0500

How bad can overeating at holiday time really be for your health? Most people get away with seasonal overindulgence without significant harm to their health. But for those with risk factors such .......
How to Find the Safest Space Heater for Your Home

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 06:00:07 -0500

About 25,000 house fires and 300 deaths are attributed to space heaters each year, mostly caused when a heater is placed too close to curtains, bedding, or upholstered furniture, according to the.......
The unfortunate tenacity of the most common piece of litter

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 06:00:00 -0500

Eight years ago, in the town of Van Buren, Missouri, newly retired resident John Pope walked six blocks and picked up 1,085 cigarette butts. The unsightly, unpleasant litter problem — as we're al....
Nations still worlds apart at crunch UN climate summit

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 00:56:40 -0500

Marathon talks aimed at charting mankind's path away from climate catastrophe entered overtime Saturday as nations picked over a plan presented by host Poland that exposed several sources of disagreem....
$1 Billion a Month: The Cost of Trump's Tariffs on Technology

Sat, 15 Dec 2018 00:00:01 -0500

The tariff costs rose more than seven-fold to $1.3 billion, as the world’s two biggest economies became embroiled in a trade war, according to data provided by the Consumer Technology Association and ....
Why the Stealth F-35B Could Truly Be a Game-Changer

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 23:22:00 -0500

The impact on the world’s military balance from a global force of nearly forty large naval combatants deploying hundreds of F-35Bs cannot be overestimated....
Oceans of garbage prompt war on plastics

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 22:07:59 -0500

Faced with images of turtles smothered by plastic bags, beaches carpeted with garbage and islands of trash floating in the oceans, environmentalists say the world is waking up to the need to tackle pl....
'Young miracle' newborn recovers from Ebola after mom dies in childbirth in world's 2nd deadliest outbreak

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 21:15:00 -0500

The newborn girl, named Benedicte, received treatment in the city of Beni, one of the current epicenters of the outbreak, after her Ebola-stricken mother died in childbirth on Oct. 31. The baby is sa....
California is first state to mandate zero-emission bus fleet

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 19:57:06 -0500

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California moved Friday to eliminate climate-changing fossil fuels from its fleet of 12,000 transit buses, enacting a first-in-the-nation mandate that will vastly increase th....
U.N. climate talks go into overtime as negotiators grapple with text

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:52:20 -0500

Countries are on a self-imposed deadline to produce a "rulebook" to flesh out details of the 2015 Paris Agreement, which aims to limit the global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius and wh....
Trouble Ahead for Space Force

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 18:09:51 -0500

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman James Inhofe (R-OK) is not currently a supporter of President Trump’s plan to create a Space Force as an independent branch of the U.S. military. “It wasn’t o....
Special Report: J&J knew for decades that asbestos lurked in its Baby Powder

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:54:49 -0500

How had she been exposed to asbestos? Hobson knew that talc and asbestos often occurred together in the earth, and that mined talc could be contaminated with the carcinogen. Coker sued Johnson & Joh....
Many Women Don't Recognize Their Heart Attack Symptoms. Many Doctors Don't Either.

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:42:01 -0500

After nearly three decades of raising awareness about heart disease in women,....
Richard Branson Says He Will Travel to Space in Mid-2019, With Tourists to Follow Soon After

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:21:09 -0500

Richard Branson Says He Will Travel to Space in Mid-2019, With Tourists to Follow Soon After....
Climate talks extended as island nations demand action

Fri, 14 Dec 2018 17:08:55 -0500

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Weary officials from almost 200 countries faced another day of negotiations at the U.N. climate talks to bridge their last remaining differences as small island nations on Frid....