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By Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
Scientists say they have been able to spark a fusion reaction that briefly sustained itself, a significant milestone on the long path to fusion power.
By Marcia Dunn, Associated Press
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope fired its rocket thrusters Monday, one month after launching on a quest to behold the dawn of the universe.
By Nick Perry, Associated Press
The eruption of the undersea volcano near Tonga over the weekend was incredibly explosive but also relatively brief.
An undersea volcano erupted in spectacular fashion Saturday near the Pacific nation of Tonga, sending tsunami waves crashing across the shore and people rushing to higher ground. Tsunami advisories were issued for Hawaii, Alaska and the U.S. Pacific coast.
By Jack Hewson, Georgina Smith
The worst drought in decades is gripping eastern Africa -- parching landscapes, killing livestock and creating a humanitarian crisis. Driven by climate change, it's also leading to civil strife, as shepherding communities battle each other for scarce resources. Special correspondent…
By Kevin Trenberth, The Conversation
While surface temperatures were about the 6th warmest on record in 2021, the upper oceans were at their hottest – and they’re a stronger indicator of global warming.
Two U.S. science agencies say 2021 was the sixth hottest year on record globally, part of a long-term warming trend. NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Thursday released measurements showing how hot last year was.
By Isabella Isaacs-Thomas
The contiguous U.S. suffered the largest number of disaster-related deaths in a decade, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said this week.
Officials said Monday that the huge sunshield on the James Webb Space Telescope is now fully open and in the process of being tightened.
By Viniece Jennings, The Conversation
In 2022, we can all take more responsibility for how our actions exacerbate environmental problems.
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