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- GeekWireBill Gates, Jeff Bezos and other tech titans form the Breakthrough Energy Coalition to invest in zero-carbon energy technologies
Some of the world's wealthiest and most powerful individuals are forming a new organization known as the Breakthrough Energy Coalition to invest in technologies that could help solve problems associated with climate change and other clean tech initiatives.
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- GeekWireGeekWire Radio: Our favorite apps, and the great Outlook vs. Gmail debate
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- GeekWireRadar scans add to evidence of hidden chambers in King Tut’s tomb, hinting at ‘enormous’ discovery
Radar scans have turned up fresh evidence of hidden chambers beyond the walls of King Tutankhamun's burial chamber in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities reported today.
- GeekWireUber pays for TV ads in Seattle to recruit drivers
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Earth is a wilder, warmer place since last climate deal made
This time, it's a hotter, waterier, wilder Earth that world leaders are trying to save.
Obama prods world on climate change, faces pushback at home
Facing pushback at home, President Barack Obama said Sunday that American leadership was helping make gains in the global fight against climate change as he tried to reassure world leaders assembling for a historic conference in Paris that the U.S. can deliver on its own commitments.
The Latest: Obama visits site of Paris concert attack
The latest from the much-anticipated U.N. climate conference that gets underway in Paris on Monday. All times local:
Study: About 1/3 of world cactus threatened with extinction
About a third of the world's cactus species are threatened with extinction, the International Union for Conservation of Nature warns in a new report.
Worldwide climate rallies draw hundreds of thousands
Hundreds of thousands of people have taken part in rallies around the world on Sunday, calling on leaders to halt climate change on the eve of a major conference in Paris.
Hull-aballoo: New Navy destroyer's seaworthiness questioned
The largest destroyer built for the U.S. Navy cuts an imposing figure: massive, with an angular shape, hidden weapons and antennas, and electric-drive propulsion. But underneath the stealthy exterior resides a style of hull that fell out of favor a century ago in part because it can be unstable.
California governor in Paris to push pact to curb emissions
California Gov. Jerry Brown is heading to the U.N. Climate Change conference, which opens Monday, where he will promote the state's efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions and urge other states and provinces to sign on to his climate pact.
AP Interview: UN chief wants climate target review by 2020
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says governments' pledges to cut global warming emissions aren't enough and should be reviewed before 2020.
Commonwealth seeks legally binding climate deal in Paris
The 53-nation Commonwealth has said climate change poses an "existential threat" to some of its member states, and urged participants at the Paris climate talks to produce a legally binding agreement on cutting greenhouse gas emissions.
You down with ADP? A glossary for UN climate talks
It sounds like English. Yet to the untrained ear the language used in the U.N. climate talks is about as comprehensible as Klingon.
Hamstrung by Congress, Obama tries to clinch climate pact
President Barack Obama is trying to negotiate a legacy-making climate change pact this coming week in Paris with one hand tied behind his back. Congress can't even agree whether global warming is real.
Egypt says 90 percent chance of hidden rooms in Tut tomb
Egypt on Saturday said there is a 90 percent chance that hidden chambers will be found within King Tutankhamun's tomb, based on the preliminary results of a new exploration of the 3,300-year-old mausoleum.
S Carolina shoppers latest to pay taxes on Amazon sales
A sales-tax break the Legislature gave Amazon in 2011 expires Jan. 1, making South Carolina the last state to collect among those where officials cut similar deals with the online retail giant.
Don't get Grinched by cybercrime during the holiday season
Online fraud spikes during the holiday shopping season, as people searching for the perfect gifts take to cyberspace and head to traditional stores armed with their smartphones.