Alabama author behind Neil Armstrong biopic
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama author who struck up a relationship with Neil Armstrong nearly two decades ago is behind a new movie about the first person to walk on the moon.
The best-selling biography "First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong" by Auburn University professor emeritus James Hansen has been made into "First Man," which debuted recently at the Venice Film Festival.
WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to global warming, America's political climate may have changed more than the Earth's over the past three decades.
NASA scientist James Hansen put the world on notice about global warming on June 23, 1988. Looking back, he says: "I was sufficiently idealistic that I thought we would have a sensible bipartisan approach to the problem."
GOTHIC, Colo. (AP) — David Inouye is an accidental climate scientist.
More than 40 years ago, the University of Maryland biologist started studying when wildflowers, birds, bees and butterflies first appeared each spring on this mountain.
These days, plants and animals are arriving at Rocky Mountain Biological Lab a week or two earlier than they were 30 years ago. The robins that used to arrive in early April now show up in mid-March. Marmots end their winter slumber ever earlier.
SALIDA, Colo. (AP) — We were warned.
On June 23, 1988, a sultry day in Washington, James Hansen told Congress and the world that global warming wasn't approaching — it had already arrived. The testimony of the top NASA scientist, said Rice University historian Douglas Brinkley, was "the opening salvo of the age of climate change."
AP Was There: The age of climate change begins
WASHINGTON (AP) — On June 23, 1988, a top NASA scientist told Congress and the world that global warming had arrived. NASA scientist James Hansen predicted that 1988 would be the world's hottest year on record, thanks to the burning of fossil fuels that released heat-trapping gases.
The Associated Press is republishing a version of its report on the testimony to mark the 30th anniversary.
NEW YORK (AP) — James Hansen wishes he was wrong. He wasn't.
NASA's top climate scientist in 1988, Hansen warned the world on a record hot June day 30 years ago that global warming was here and worsening. In a scientific study that came out a couple months later, he even forecast how warm it would get, depending on emissions of heat-trapping gases.
Judge: Youth climate change lawsuit against feds can proceed
SEATTLE (AP) — A lawsuit filed by young climate activists who contend the U.S. government is failing to protect them from the harmful effects of greenhouse gas emissions can move forward, a federal judge in Oregon ruled Thursday.
U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken in Eugene denied motions by the federal government and trade groups representing big energy companies to dismiss the lawsuit. They had argued that lawmakers and federal agencies, not by the court, should determine climate change policy.
Oklahoma court upholds life sentence in fatal stabbing
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has upheld the life sentence of a man convicted of first-degree murder for allegedly stabbing a man to death two years ago.
The appeals court on Thursday rejected claims from Terry James Hansen of Tulsa, who was convicted in the July 13, 2014, stabbing death of 29-year-old Wesley Allen Westcott.
A police affidavit says Hansen told detectives he went to a residence where the stabbing occurred "because he...
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