CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The moon is incredibly hot, and also incredibly cold.
There's radiation. A thin atmosphere. No air to breathe.
If NASA ever establishes a lunar base — a long-term project advanced Wednesday with the launch of Artemis I — it will have to confront these challenges to human habitation.
It'll also have to figure out ...Read more
The idea that correlation does not imply causation is a fundamental caveat in epidemiological research. A classic example involves a hypothetical link between ice cream sales and drownings – instead of increased ice cream consumption causing more people to drown, it’s plausible that a third variable, summer weather, is driving up an ...Read more
CALIFORNIA CITY, Calif. — Behind the fences surrounding this 40-square-mile outback of cactus and wiry creosote, the largest remaining population of Mojave desert tortoises was soaking up the morning sun and grazing on a mix of wild greens and flowers.
But that didn’t mean the armored beasts were easy to find in a tiny spit of sand that ...Read more
The COP27 climate talks in Egypt, which came close to collapse in the closing stretches, ended with a deal to create a fund to pay poorer countries for the harm caused by climate change.
The agreement on loss and damage is a landmark moment in global climate politics — an acknowledgment that richer nations are responsible to the developing ...Read more
ST. LOUIS — For spending their 160 million years of existence mostly hiding in rivers and streams under rocks, Eastern and Ozark hellbenders had done pretty well for themselves.
But in a matter of just a few decades, they're quickly disappearing. They're tricky to find simply because they like to hide under rocks, but more often than not, ...Read more
WASHINGTON — Skyrocketing demand for domestically sourced lithium to meet federal goals for zero-emission technologies has developers planning for the next great mining boon in the Silver State, but a rare wildflower may stymie one proposed project.
The site of a proposed lithium mine in western Nevada’s Silver Peak Range also happens to be...Read more
Delegates at the U.N. climate talks, which looked on the verge of collapse Saturday morning, quickly agreed on a historic deal to pay poorer countries for harm caused by global warming, before getting to more thornier issues.
A completed draft agreement was brought to an open plenary session at 4:10 a.m. for debate before being signed off by ...Read more
The COP27 climate talks in Egypt, which had appeared close to collapse on Saturday morning, were poised for a last-minute deal after progress on a landmark agreement to pay poorer countries for harm caused by global warming.
The proposal would establish a new fund next year for the cost of climate disasters. In return Europe, pushed for ...Read more
The COP27 climate talks in Egypt, which had appeared close to collapse on Saturday morning, edged toward a last-minute deal after progress on a landmark agreement to pay poorer countries for harm caused by global warming.
The proposal would establish a new fund next year for the cost of climate disasters. As talks continued into the evening, ...Read more
SALINAS, Calif. — In a decision that sheds harsh light on the state’s commitment to environmental justice amid growing drought anxiety, the California Coastal Commission has granted conditional approval to a controversial Monterey Bay desalination project that even the commission’s own staff said would unfairly burden a historically ...Read more
It’s hard for most people to imagine 4 feet of snow in one storm, like the Buffalo area was forecast to see this weekend, but these extreme snowfall events happen periodically along the eastern edges of the Great Lakes.
The phenomenon is called “lake-effect snow,” and the lakes themselves play a crucial role.
It starts ...Read more
The string of layoff announcements by Amazon and other Seattle-area tech employers has many asking whether the tech industry is bound for a major correction and even more job cuts in coming months.
In fact, that correction may already be underway.
Last month, employers in Washington’s information sector shed 5,900 jobs, according to the ...Read more
When market investors suffer losses — or get taken for a ride — they’re often eligible for a tax write-off to soften the blow. Users of the bankrupt crypto exchange FTX won’t be so lucky.
Here’s the difference: Let’s say you’re a crypto investor on an exchange that’s still standing. If you’ve suffered investment losses amid ...Read more
Thousands of years ago during the last Ice Age, rivers flowed from giant glaciers in the Sierra Nevada down to the Central Valley, carving into rock and gouging channels at a time when the sea level was about 400 feet lower. When the glaciers retreated, meltwater coursed down and buried the river channels in sediment.
These channels left by ...Read more
Brazil’s president-elect, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, was greeted with applause and cheers when he addressed the U.N. climate conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on Nov. 16, 2022. As he had in his campaign, Lula pledged to stop rampant deforestation in the Amazon, which his predecessor, Jair Bolsanaro, had encouraged.
Forests play...Read more
As with every World Cup, at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar the players will be using a new ball. The last thing competitors want is for the most important piece of equipment in the most important tournament in the world’s most popular sport to behave in unexpected ways, so a lot of work goes into making sure that every new World Cup ball ...Read more
Some Amazon employees may have to wait until next year to learn if their job is safe.
Amid a round of layoffs that is expected to cut 10,000 jobs, CEO Andy Jassy said Thursday some team leaders are still making decisions — and those decisions will be shared with impacted employees and organizations in early 2023.
"Our annual planning process...Read more
SAN JOSE, California — Roku, a San Jose streaming giant, has disclosed plans to jettison hundreds of employees, in a new disclosure that widens the increasingly painful job cuts that have jolted the Bay Area’s tech sector.
The company estimated that the staffing reductions would be complete by the end of March 2023, Roku stated in a ...Read more
In a milestone decision, federal regulators on Thursday signed off on plans to demolish four aging dams along the Klamath River, paving the way for hundreds of miles of native fish habitat along the California-Oregon border to flow freely for the first time in more than a century.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s decision will see ...Read more
SAN JOSE, California — Cisco began filling in employees Thursday about how they will be affected by the San Jose tech stalwart’s restructuring that’s poised to eliminate thousands of jobs worldwide, in a new setback for Silicon Valley.
Terminations and severances are being eyed by Cisco to help “rebalance” its workforce, a potentially...Read more
- SpaceX gives Space Coast 52nd launch of the year
- Study: Climate change is increasing the frequency and temperature of extreme heat waves
- NASA's Orion spacecraft successfully enters moon's orbit
- King of rockets, NASA's SLS could soon be usurped by SpaceX's Starship
- As job cuts roil Silicon Valley, workers confront post-boom reality