Why climate change is making it harder to chase fall foliage

PORTLAND, Maine — Droughts that cause leaves to turn brown and wither before they can reach peak color. Heat waves prompting leaves to fall before… Read more

Antibody tests for COVID-19 remain popular in Russia

MOSCOW  — When Russians talk about the coronavirus over dinner or in hair salons, the conversation often turns to “antitela,” the Russian word for… Read more

European-Japanese space mission gets 1st glimpse of Mercury

BERLIN — A joint European-Japanese spacecraft got its first glimpse of Mercury as it swung by the solar system’s innermost planet while on a mission… Read more

Lava from La Palma eruption reaches the Atlantic

LOS LLANOS DE ARIDANE, Canary Islands  — A bright red river of lava from the volcano on Spain’s La Palma island finally tumbled over a cliff and into… Read more

Biden aims to enlist allies in tackling climate, COVID, more

NEW YORK  — President Joe Biden planned to use his first address before the U.N. General Assembly to reassure other nations of American leadership… Read more

Giant California sequoias wrapped in aluminum as fire nears

THREE RIVERS, Calif.  — Firefighters have wrapped the base of the world’s largest tree in a fire-resistant blanket as part of an effort to save a famous… Read more

Idled Thai taxis go green with mini-gardens on car roofs

BANGKOK — Taxi fleets in Thailand are giving new meaning to the term “rooftop garden,” as they utilize the roofs of cabs idled by the coronavirus crisis… Read more

Rocket ‘terminated’ in fiery explosion over Pacific Ocean

VANDENBERG SPACE FORCE BASE, Calif. — A privately designed, unmanned rocket built to carry satellites was destroyed in an explosive fireball after… Read more

After Ida soaks Northeast US, cleanup and mourning continues

The cleanup — and mourning — continued Friday as the Northeast U.S. recovered from record-breaking rainfall from the remnants of Hurricane Ida.

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