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Aspen stands in Southwest suffering from fungal disease

Sat, 10/03/2015 - 18:13
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Visitors marveling at the fall foliage in national forests might find that some of the aspen leaves are brown and blotchy or gone already.

India vows to cut carbon intensity in Paris pledge

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 00:54
NEW DELHI (AP) — As the last major economy to submit a target for a global climate pact, India is pledging to reduce the intensity of its carbon emissions and boost the share of electricity produced from sources other than fossil fuels to 40 percent by 2030.

NASA Releases New Pictures of Pluto's Jumbo Moon, Charon

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 10:51
NASA releases best photos yet of Pluto's jumbo moon, Charon, courtesy of New Horizons.

Russian supply ship heads for space station

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 09:24
MOSCOW (AP) — An unmanned Russian cargo ship has launched on a journey to the International Space Station.

Researchers: carbon pledges lower warming forecast

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 05:12
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A climate research group says carbon emissions cuts pledged by governments could rein in global warming by up to 1 degree C (1.8 degrees F) by 2100.

Lead scientist of Pluto expedition has book deal

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 02:10
NEW YORK (AP) — You've seen the images from Pluto. Now, the lead scientist of the historic NASA expedition is ready to tell the whole story.

Officials: California meeting water conservation target

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 22:56
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A state water official says Californians have met a mandate to save water for a third consecutive month during the drought.

Excavator: Ancient grave in Greece honored Alexander's pal

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 14:57
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — An opulent underground monument in northern Greece that caused a stir when excavated last year may have been a symbolic grave — but not the final resting place of — the closest friend and general of ancient warrior-king Alexander the Great, the excavator says.

Chicago Botanic Garden's 2nd corpse flower is blooming

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 13:14
GLENCOE, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago garden with a disappointing rainforest plant that refused to bloom now has a new star attraction.

Rare Q fever outbreak reported in American medical tourists

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 12:21
NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say five Americans came down with an unusual illness after traveling to Germany for a controversial treatment involving injections with sheep cells.

New Jersey wants another year to settle oyster research flap

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 09:30
New Jersey wants another year to decide one of its most intractable environmental issues: whether to allow experimental oyster colonies in polluted areas to see if they can help clean the waterways.

Groups hope to save tree grown from seeds taken on Apollo 14

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 07:42
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise, Idaho, residents are trying to save a tree that was grown from seeds taken aboard the Apollo 14 mission to the moon.

Maine college researchers discover new microscopic organism

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 11:35
UNITY, Maine (AP) — A team of researchers from Unity College in Maine has discovered a new species of tardigrade, a microscopic organism known for its ability to survive extreme conditions.

Egypt says King Tut's tomb may have hidden chambers

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 08:40
LUXOR, Egypt (AP) — Egypt's antiquities minister says King Tut's tomb may contain hidden chambers, lending support to a British Egyptologist's theory that a queen may be buried in the walls of the 3,300 year-old pharaonic mausoleum.

Large numbers of Guadalupe fur seals dying off California

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 06:49
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal officials are trying to determine why endangered Guadalupe fur seals have been stranding themselves and dying along the California coast, hundreds of miles from their usual habitat.

The Latest Murkowski calls for clear path to drilling

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 11:28
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The latest on Royal Dutch Shell ending exploratory oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean (all times local):

Study: Sea level rise increasing major storms off New Jersey

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 11:05
MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) — Major storms that once might have hit the coasts of New York and New Jersey every 500 years could soon happen every 25 years or so.

Mars Has Streaming Water During the Summer

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 07:13
Strong evidence Mars harbors liquid water at surface, the salty kind, during summer.

Stargazers witness rare event in supermoon eclipse

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 06:11
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stargazers were treated to a rare astronomical phenomenon when a total lunar eclipse combined with a so-called supermoon.

Rosetta comet likely formed from 2 separate objects

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 05:56
BERLIN (AP) — When the Rosetta space probe sent back its first close-up pictures of a comet last year, scientists got a bit of a surprise: Instead of the ball of rock and ice they had expected, the comet turned out to have two distinct lobes connected by a "neck."