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SpaceX to press ahead with planned launch of more satellites


Created: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 18:26:00 -0500

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The latest batch of Starlink internet relay satellites will push SpaceX's total to 240 orbiting relay stations.

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Climate change's impact on Iowa voters


Created: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 15:50:52 -0500

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CBS News' Natalie Brand traveled around Iowa speaking to farmers, environmental activists, business owners and the state's secretary of agriculture about extreme weather conditions and how those situations and climate change are impacting voters.

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Amazon workers criticize company on climate despite job risk


Created: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:51:00 -0500

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Employees are calling out Amazon's record on climate change despite a threat of job losses for speaking out.

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Nature up close: Are humans really the smartest species?


Created: Sat, 25 Jan 2020 15:23:55 -0500

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Attributing human actions and thoughts to non-human animals that appear to mimic our behavior may be fanciful, but we may be getting it backwards

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Astronauts perform spacewalk to fix $2 billion cosmic ray detector


Created: Sat, 25 Jan 2020 13:34:00 -0500

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The last in a series of spacewalks should put a $2 billion scientific instrument back in business.

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Scientists say this planet could unlock insights about Earth


Created: Sat, 25 Jan 2020 10:45:47 -0500

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Venus' heat-trapping atmosphere – 97% carbon dioxide – and 900-degree average surface temperature present both a challenge and an opportunity for learning about Earth's formation.

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Listen to the sound of a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy


Created: Sat, 25 Jan 2020 10:37:32 -0500

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Scientists were able to reproduce the sound of an ancient Egyptian priest with the help of a 3D-printed vocal tract.

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Can scientists learn about Earth by looking at Venus?


Created: Sat, 25 Jan 2020 10:08:02 -0500

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Scientists say Venus may hold important insights into some of humanity’s biggest challenges today. As NASA gears up for its Mars 2020 mission, CBS News’ Jeff Glor spoke to some who are looking to Earth’s mysterious neighbor.

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"Vampire" star discovered in the midst of a feeding frenzy


Created: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 23:12:20 -0500

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A previously unknown dwarf star is sucking the essence away from its neighbor, astronomers said Friday.

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Professor Alan Alda teaches scientists how to speak


Created: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 13:36:21 -0500

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The actor-writer-director says plain-talking scientists are what is needed to communicate the imperatives of science

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SpaceX successfully destroys boosters in dramatic emergency escape test


Created: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 12:45:03 -0500

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SpaceX deliberately destroyed a Falcon 9 booster Sunday in a spectacular high-altitude conflagration moments after an unpiloted Crew Dragon astronaut ferry ship shot away in a critical test of its emergency escape system, propelled to safety with a rush of fiery exhaust from eight powerful abort engines. CBS News senior space consultant Bill Harwood joins CBSN's Omar Villafranca from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida with the latest.

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New Yorkers spot bald eagle in the city: "It was pretty spectacular"


Created: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 22:17:44 -0500

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Residents are reporting seeing the unmistakable sight in the Upper West Side section of New York City.

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The Doomsday Clock is now 100 seconds to midnight


Created: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 19:08:00 -0500

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It's the closest the clock has been to midnight since the Cold War.

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Monarch butterfly population at critically low levels


Created: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 18:16:39 -0500

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Fewer than 30,000 monarch butterflies are spending the winter in California — putting the migration at risk of collapsing.

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How Microsoft wants to erase 45 years of carbon emissions


Created: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 11:36:07 -0500

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Microsoft is the latest company to pledge to cut its carbon emissions to zero, but it also says it will go further — here's how.

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Australians facing deadly spider "bonanza"


Created: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 09:51:02 -0500

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Australians are facing another threat after battling fires and floods. Experts warned there could be a potential "bonanza" of dangerous funnel-web spiders. CBS News correspondent Ian Lee joined "CBSN AM" with more.

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Australians warned of possible deadly spider "bonanza"


Created: Thu, 23 Jan 2020 09:34:00 -0500

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Experts say weather conditions in bushfire-battered eastern Australia could bring "super dangerous" funnel-webs out in droves.

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Greta Thunberg calls for end to all fossil fuel investment "now"


Created: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 12:34:00 -0500

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The teen climate activist urges leaders at the World Economic Forum "to act as if you loved your children above all else."

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Lessons from one of the fastest-warming places on Earth


Created: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 08:59:00 -0500

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It took CBS News' Roxana Saberi 3 days to reach Elephant Island, on the Antarctic Peninsula, where scientists say declining penguin populations offer a warning to us all.

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Weather service issues alert for falling iguanas in Florida


Created: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 21:23:52 -0500

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As the weather gets colder in parts of the state, the cold-blooded animals slow down or become motionless and can drop from trees onto unsuspecting pedestrians.

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Why it's raining iguanas in Florida


Created: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:28:02 -0500

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Cold temperatures in Florida are causing iguanas to go listless and fall out of trees. But what's going to happen to those creatures? National Geographic reporter Sarah Gibbens joins CBSN to explain.

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Climate activist Greta Thunberg: "Pretty much nothing has been done"


Created: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 16:24:16 -0500

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Greta Thunberg spoke on a panel of young climate activists Tuesday at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Watch her remarks on the panel.

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Greta Thunberg calls for end to all fossil fuel investment "now" at Davos forum


Created: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 15:27:36 -0500

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At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, teen climate activist Greta Thunberg tore into world leaders, whom she accused of "fueling the flames" of climate change with their inaction. She delivered the opening remarks on a panel titled "How to Save the Planet: Averting a Climate Catastrophe." Watch her remarks.

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Platypuses at risk of extinction


Created: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 16:37:53 -0500

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Climate change and sever periods of drought are among the risk factors threatening the platypus population.

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Background on the International Space Station


Created: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 14:58:06 -0500

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The International Space Station is the most complex engineering project ever attempted in space and, at some $150 billion to date, one of the most expensive.

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Third all-female spacewalk successfully completed


Created: Mon, 20 Jan 2020 14:46:00 -0500

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NASA is ditching aging solar array batteries for more powerful lithium-ion replacements.

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SpaceX deliberately destroys boosters in dramatic test


Created: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 15:37:00 -0500

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The test was the last major hurdle before the Crew Dragon blasts off with astronauts aboard.

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Almanac: Neon


Created: Sun, 19 Jan 2020 10:39:43 -0500

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On January 19, 1915, French inventor Georges Claude received a U.S. patent for his "System of Illuminating by Luminescent Tubes" ... tubes filled with neon gas. Mo Rocca reports.

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2nd all-female spacewalk replaces space station batteries


Created: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 13:58:16 -0500

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Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir floated outside the International Space Station on Wednesday for history's second all-female spacewalk, installing two powerful new lithium-ion batteries on the far left end of the lab's solar power truss. CBSN Los Angeles reports.

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SpaceX delays dramatic Crew Dragon abort test


Created: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 12:20:00 -0500

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Dramatic SpaceX in-flight abort test is intended to clear the way to send astronauts to the International Space Station.

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Space X launch scrubbed, flight aims to test safety procedures


Created: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 11:34:47 -0500

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Space X is gearing up for a crucial test that could help send astronauts to space from U.S. soil for the first time in nearly a decade. The unmanned Dragon capsule will intentionally break off from the Falcon 9 rocket minutes after liftoff Sunday. The unmanned in-flight abort test aims to prove Space X can return astronauts to safety in the event of an emergency. Mark Strassman reports from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where Saturday's launch was postponed due to weather.

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Turning an ocean menace into a meal


Created: Sat, 18 Jan 2020 08:54:35 -0500

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As kelp forests off America's West Coast are being decimated by voracious urchins, threatening other species' survival, a unique partnership between scientists and a seafood company hopes to turn a menace into a delicacy

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U.S. will screen passengers from China for new illness


Created: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 22:01:42 -0500

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There is growing concern about a rare, flu-like virus that has caused at least two deaths and has spread from China to other countries in Asia. Errol Barnett reports.

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Court tosses out kids' climate-change lawsuit


Created: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 16:36:00 -0500

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Three-judge panel rules that the questions brought up in the case are best dealt with by legislators, not courts.

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CBS News special: 'Man on the Moon'


Created: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 15:58:30 -0500

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On the 50th anniversary, two legends tell the story of the momentous 1969 moon walk: Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong and “CBS Evening News” anchor Walter Cronkite -- the man who made history and the man who reported it. Hosted by "CBS Evening News" anchor Norah O'Donnell.

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As Australia burns, it's Murdoch vs. Murdoch on climate change


Created: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:47:00 -0500

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Media mogul's son is the latest to accuse him of downplaying the role of global warming in the lethal blazes.

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Climate change cited as Antarctic penguin population collapses


Created: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 11:42:00 -0500

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The number of chinstrap penguins in the fast-warming region has halved, a shocking statistic and a warning for the future.

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Microsoft plans to erase its entire carbon footprint since 1975


Created: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 22:00:00 -0500

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Company promises to cut its emissions via reforestation, soil management and, eventually, high-tech carbon capture.

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Fishermen join a "fishing for plastic" project to help clean the oceans


Created: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 17:25:41 -0500

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Plastics are the most common form of garbage found in the world's oceans. According to the World Economic Forum, the amount of plastic dumped into oceans is equal to a full garbage truck of plastic dumped every minute. Now some fisherman are casting their nets to make a difference. Seth Doane reports.

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Penguin species in Antarctica hit hard by climate change


Created: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 17:24:17 -0500

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Antarctica is one of the most remote places on the planet, but climate change is hitting it hard. A group of scientists want to know how the warming weather is affecting the chinstrap penguin. For our Eye on Earth series, Roxana Saberi traveled to Antarctica to understand exactly how climate change is impacting them.

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Secret mission saves rare prehistoric trees from Australia bushfires


Created: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 17:24:16 -0500

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A secret operation led by specially trained firefighters has saved the last of a rare Dinosaur-era tree species from the Australia bushfires. The Wollemi pine trees, once thought to be extinct, have grown in Australia for over 200 million years and now number less than 200. The mission had to be kept a secret in order to keep the trees' location under wraps due to their fragile nature.

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Northern white rhino embryo could save species from extinction


Created: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 13:36:53 -0500

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Just two northern white rhinos are left in the world, and they're both female – but lab-created embryos hold out hope.

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Smoke from Australia fires circling the world


Created: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 10:31:15 -0500

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NASA says the fires have caused "unprecedented" conditions that will effect the entire globe.

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Government agencies say 2019 was 2nd warmest year on record


Created: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 00:05:14 -0500

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The past 10 years were the warmest decade on record, and closed out in 2019 with the second-hottest year ever recorded, according to an annual global climate report released today by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. CBS News' Tom Hanson and CBSN's meteorologist and climate specialist Jeff Berardelli reports.

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Mysterious objects found orbiting supermassive black hole: study


Created: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 20:11:21 -0500

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Are they just gas, or are they stars? Astronomers now believe the unusual objects may be a hybrid of both.

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Second all-female spacewalk devoted to space station battery replacements


Created: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 19:32:00 -0500

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NASA resumes battery replacement work aboard the International Space Station with the second all-female spacewalk.

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Earth just had its hottest decade on record


Created: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 19:17:00 -0500

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Last year was the second warmest year on record, according to an annual report from NOAA and NASA.

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Dark ash from volcano turns part of Philippines gray


Created: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 17:25:36 -0500

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Photos show crops, animals and people's homes covered in ash, which blanketed the Philippines earlier this week.

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UN says "urgent action" needed to protect Earth's biodiversity


Created: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 17:13:14 -0500

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The United Nations' proposal​ wants to "ensure that, by 2050, the shared vision of living in harmony with nature is fulfilled."

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Nature up close: Bison in winter


Created: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 08:30:18 -0500

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With many of their natural predators extinct, the bison in Yellowstone National Park are subject to man-made options to controlling their population, including reintroducing them to other areas

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