Environment
  • Twin satellites rocketed into orbit Thursday on a quest to explore Earth's treacherous radiation belts and protect the planet from solar outbursts.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 11:00 PM EST
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  • Growers in key farm states punished by the nation's worst drought in two generations welcomed recent rains that at least for a time soaked their parched crops and eased the dryness.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 10:30 PM EST
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  • Isaac dropped unrelenting rain Thursday, flooding areas north and south of New Orleans, and officials had to scramble to evacuate and rescue people.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 10:30 PM EST
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  • Isaac bore down on New Orleans, testing the city's new levee system.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 6:30 PM EST
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  • The University of Tromso's research vessel Lance follows US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Norway's Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Stoere's tour of a fjord onboard the Arctic Research Vessel Helmer Hanssen off Tromsø, Norway, in the Arctic Circle, June 2, 2012.

    Critical ice in the Arctic Ocean melted to record low levels this sweltering summer and that can make weather more extreme far away from the poles, scientists say.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 2:00 PM EST
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  • Greenpeace activists including Executive Director of Greenpeace International, Kumi Naidoo, board energy giant Gazprom's Arctic oil platform Prirazlomnaya off the North-eastern coast of Russia in the Pechora Sea on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012. Greenpeace activists have stormed a floating oil rig in Russia’s Pechora Sea to protest oil drilling in the Arctic, the environmental organization said on Friday.

    Greenpeace activists stormed a floating Russian oil rig early Friday in the open sea to protest oil drilling in the Arctic, the environmental organization said.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 10:30 AM EST
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