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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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Warming climate 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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How Microsoft wants to erase 45 years of carbon emissions


Created: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 21:39:57 -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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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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Ex-Navy SEAL is NASA's first Korean-American astronaut


Created: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 19:18:55 -0500

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Kim is a first-generation Korean-American whose parents came to the U.S. in the 1980s to provide a better life for their children.

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Diego the giant tortoise is retiring after saving his species


Created: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 16:37:23 -0500

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The giant tortoise, who is more than 100 years old, helped boost the species' population from 15 to over 2,000​.

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World's largest investor to sell $500 million in coal investments


Created: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 12:44:00 -0500

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BlackRock CEO Larry Fink says that warming planet will fundamentally reshape the financing of jus about everything.

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Navy: UFO files could cause "grave damage" to national security if released


Created: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 10:03:20 -0500

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In November 2004, several U.S. Navy pilots stationed aboard the USS Nimitz encountered a Tic-Tac-shaped UFO darting and dashing over the Pacific Ocean.

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Studying the creativity and intelligence of the octopus


Created: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 18:31:43 -0500

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It's one of the most bizarre life forms on Earth – one of the smartest, most interesting, and most alien, with eight more brains than you have

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Active volcano in the Philippines forces evacuations


Created: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 17:32:58 -0500

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Nearly half a million people in the Philippines are in harm's way because of an active volcano about 40 miles south of the capital city of Manila. More than 16,000 in the immediate area have already been evacuated, as scientists warn a "hazardous eruption" could be imminent. Howard Johnson reports from Tagaytay, where ash has blanketed nearby villages and residents are on edge.

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NOAA: Extreme weather and disasters cost the U.S. billions in 2019


Created: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 16:40:45 -0500

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's annual climate report says the U.S. experienced another year of extreme weather in 2019. CBS News meteorologist and climate specialist Jeff Berardelli joins CBSN to discuss the report.

Read more: NOAA: Extreme weather and disasters cost the U.S. billions in 2019


Sea turtle swims again with help of prosthetic flipper


Created: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 14:11:17 -0500

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Goody the turtle was immobile after she lost her limb while trapped in a fishing net, but now she's Thailand's first recipient of a prosthetic flipper.

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Volcano erupts near Manila, spewing smoke and ash miles into the sky


Created: Sun, 12 Jan 2020 20:00:00 -0500

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Taal Volcano blasted steam, ash and pebbles up to 6 to 9 miles into the sky in a dramatic escalation of its growing restiveness.

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Worldwide effort to save Australia's animals amid devastating wildfires


Created: Sun, 12 Jan 2020 19:43:03 -0500

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It's estimated that more than 1 billion animals have been killed in Australia's devastating wildfires. Jamie Yuccas reports from the fire zone on how the world is rallying to save the unique species.

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Leo DiCaprio's foundation donating $3 million to help Australia wildfires


Created: Sun, 12 Jan 2020 14:58:21 -0500

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Earth Alliance says it created a fund to help with an "international response to the catastrophic bushfires" raging in the country.

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The mysteries of the octopus


Created: Sun, 12 Jan 2020 10:16:02 -0500

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The octopus is one of the most bizarre life forms on Earth – one of the smartest, most interesting, and most alien. It can camouflage itself in a flash, squeeze its entire body through a one-inch hole, and use their brains (yes, it has nine of them) to think and play. Chip Reid visits scientists at New England Aquarium in Boston, and the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass., and talks with Sy Montgomery, author of "The Soul of an Octopus," about these curious creatures.

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Teen discovers rare new planet 3 days into NASA internship


Created: Sat, 11 Jan 2020 20:26:02 -0500

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NASA's planet hunter satellite TESS has discovered an exoplanet orbiting two stars instead of one — and it was identified by a high school intern.

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A new class of future NASA astronauts graduates


Created: Sat, 11 Jan 2020 11:33:02 -0500

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On Friday, 13 men and women celebrated their completion of NASA's Artemis astronaut training program, and are now candidates for future missions, which could include a trip to the moon and possibly Mars. "CBS This Morning: Saturday" co-host Dana Jacobson spoke with one of the recent graduates about the journey he just completed, and about the amazing ones that could lie ahead.

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SpaceX launches more Starlink internet satellites


Created: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 12:41:32 -0500

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SpaceX launched its third batch of 60 internet relay satellites Monday night. It now has more satellites in orbit than any other company. CBSN's Vladimir Duthiers and Anne-Marie Green have details.

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Australia fires could be moving some animals closer to extinction


Created: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 20:41:44 -0500

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Researchers say koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, and other animals have perished either directly or indirectly as a result of the fires.

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How climate change has intensified the deadly fires in Australia


Created: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 20:40:00 -0500

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The three-year drought in Australia is due in part to a typical weather pattern called the Indian Ocean Dipole.

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Giant fish species that survived 150 million years declared extinct


Created: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 18:38:19 -0500

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Giant Chinese paddlefish outlasted the dinosaurs and thrived in China's Yangtze River for eons, but they couldn't survive a burgeoning human presence.

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Giant Chinese paddlefish declared extinct after surviving 150 million years


Created: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 18:31:03 -0500

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Scientists say the giant fish species that managed to survive at least 150 million years has been completely wiped out by human activity.

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What scientists learned by putting 3D glasses on cuttlefish


Created: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 15:35:49 -0500

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The goal, other than having a reason to put cute little glasses on sea creatures, was to learn more about their depth perception.

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Nature up close: The decline of the caribou


Created: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 13:24:35 -0500

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Despite their remarkable adaptability to an unforgiving environment, the numbers of these large, majestic, gentle-looking animals have fallen by more than half in the United States since 2003

Read more: Nature up close: The decline of the caribou


Over 1 billion animals feared dead in Australian wildfires


Created: Thu, 09 Jan 2020 10:06:31 -0500

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An ecologist at the University of Sydney, who estimated last week that nearly half a billion animals had died in the fires, has increased his estimate to over 1 billion.

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Trump administration to remove climate reviews for major projects


Created: Wed, 08 Jan 2020 22:28:24 -0500

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The Trump administration is trying to remove climate change as an environmental barrier in major infrastructure projects. New York Times reporter Lisa Friedman joins CBSN to discuss the impact new infrastructure planning has on climate change.

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U.S. hit with more billion-dollar weather disasters


Created: Wed, 08 Jan 2020 22:24:16 -0500

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2019 was a year of extreme weather events, and their high costs, in the United States.

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Australian wildfires may have killed half a billion animals


Created: Wed, 08 Jan 2020 21:10:55 -0500

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The apocalyptic fires are wreaking havoc on Australia's wildlife.

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Wildfires scorch nearly a third of Australian island


Created: Wed, 08 Jan 2020 20:33:19 -0500

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Satellite pictures show more than 380,000 acres of Kangaroo Island — a former haven for wildlife — destroyed by the brushfires.

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Russian government sees the sunny side in climate change


Created: Tue, 07 Jan 2020 18:45:06 -0500

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Official "adaptation plan" says global warming could lower energy costs and open new shipping routes across the Arctic.

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