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Eruptions of ash at 5 volcanoes shroud skies in Indonesia

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 02:03
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Major eruptions at five volcanoes in Indonesia have darkened skies with ash over a large swath of the archipelagic nation and three airports have closed.

Summit to weigh endangered red wolf's plight as numbers drop

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 09:25
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Wolf experts from around the nation will be gathering this week to consider how to help the critically endangered red wolf.

French president pushes for an ambitious global climate deal

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 03:50
PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande is calling for an ambitious accord on the climate to address the threat of global warming.

NYC mayor announces new greenhouse gas emissions cuts

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 02:01
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The latest in the Vatican's meeting of mayors on fighting climate change and human trafficking. All times local.

APNewsBreak: Mayors at Vatican seek 'bold climate agreement'

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 01:39
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Associated Press has learned that dozens of environmentally friendly mayors from around the world will be signing off on a Vatican declaration calling for their national leaders to approve a "bold climate agreement" that keeps global warming at a safe limit for humanity.

Obama's unlikely Iran deal MVP: Energy Secretary Moniz

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 23:15
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ernest Moniz, the eccentric MIT professor-turned-Energy secretary, by all accounts played a pivotal role in reaching the historic nuclear accord with Iran. Now with his diplomatic legacy on the line, President Barack Obama is turning to Moniz to help sell the deal to a highly skeptical Congress.

Earthquake centered in northern Oklahoma rattles state

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 13:39
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A magnitude 4.4 earthquake centered in northern Oklahoma has shaken the state, with reports of it being felt hundreds of miles away.

Studies: Better sleep may be important for Alzheimer's risk

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 11:31
WASHINGTON (AP) — New research suggests poor sleep may increase people's risk of Alzheimer's disease, by spurring a brain-clogging gunk that in turn further interrupts shut-eye.

Another month, another global heat record broken _ by far

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 10:55
WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth dialed the heat up last month, smashing warm temperature records for both the month and the first half of the year.

Founder of 1 of North America's largest bird sanctuary dies

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 09:03
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Walter "Stormy" Crawford Jr., whose founding of one of North America's largest bird conservation and rehabilitation centers was fueled by a childhood spent in Venezuela fascinated by exotic jungle birds, has died in Missouri. He was 70.

Searching for ET: Hawking to look for extraterrestrial life

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 05:28
LONDON (AP) — Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking and Russian tech entrepreneur Yuri Milner are pushing the search for extraterrestrial life into higher gear.

Eco-Friendly Pope Francis to Encourage Likeminded Mayors at Vatican

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 04:53
Pope Francis to rally like-minded green mayors from around the world at Vatican.

Russian scientists squeezed by sanctions, Kremlin policies

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 02:27
NOVOSIBIRSK, Russia (AP) — Artur Bilsky's Institute of Thermophysics recently sought to buy equipment from a Japanese company that was a routine purchase a few years ago. The request was turned down "categorically," said Bilsky, a researcher at the institute.

Scientists say comet lander may have shifted position

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 01:22
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say the Philae spacecraft that landed on a comet last year may have shifted its position, making it harder to communicate with the probe.

Crowdfunding project aims to save Neil Armstrong's spacesuit

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 01:05
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Air and Space Museum is launching a crowdfunding campaign to conserve the spacesuit Neil Armstrong wore on the moon.

California universities battle over Alzheimer's research

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 13:00
LOS ANGELES (AP) — One university's effort to poach a star faculty member at another Southern California university has devolved into a legal battle that some fear may impede Alzheimer's disease research.

Tsunami threat canceled after mag 6.9 quake in South Pacific

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 19:26
SYDNEY (AP) — A magnitude-7.5 earthquake has struck the Santa Cruz Islands in the South Pacific and a tsunami threat message has been issued for other parts of the Pacific closer to the epicenter.

Endangered dragonflies, raised in captivity, being released

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 14:00
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Federally endangered dragonflies that have been raised in a laboratory over the past several years are being released at a forest preserve this week in Illinois, where scientists believe they'll be a good match with the small population still there.

Renowned scientist who helped lead mission to Jupiter dies

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 06:00
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Claudia Alexander, a brilliant, pioneering scientist who helped direct NASA's Galileo mission to Jupiter and the international Rosetta space-exploration project, has died at age 56.

Claudia Alexander dies; helped lead Galileo space mission

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 18:55
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Claudia Alexander, a brilliant, pioneering scientist who helped direct both NASA's Galileo mission to Jupiter and the international Rosetta space-exploration project, has died at age 56.