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Winds and high tides damage Alaska beach art installation

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 14:12
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Winds and high tides have seriously damaged most of an Anchorage public art installation that is focusing on mental health.

UN weather agency: It's record hot out there this year

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 01:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — Because of man-made global warming and a strong El Nino, Earth's wild weather this year is bursting the annual heat record, the World Meteorological Organization announced on Wednesday.

Obama to meet with leaders of China, India at climate summit

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 12:01
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama is hoping to give a boost to international climate talks in Paris next week by holding early one-on-one meetings with the leaders of China and India.

Egypt Discovers Ancient Fence, Dating Back Over 3,500 Years

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 08:17
Egypt says archaeologist found 'giant fence' at site of ancient capital, more than 3,500 years old.

APNewsBreak: Emails reveal Coke's role in anti-obesity group

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 23:05
NEW YORK (AP) — A nonprofit founded to combat obesity says the $1.5 million it received from Coke doesn't influence its work.

Parched Emirates relies on sea as groundwater runs out

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 21:50
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As skyscrapers and gleaming towers rose with lightning speed across the United Arab Emirates over the past two decades, the Gulf nation's thirst for water grew at an enormous rate — so much so that today, it threatens to dry up all of the country's groundwater in as little as 15 years, experts say.

Prince Charles: Climate change party to blame for Syria war

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 06:09
LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles says climate change is partly responsible for Syria's civil war and the chaos it has unleashed.

Crews begin pumping oil cargo from sunken barge in Lake Erie

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 13:51
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Salvage crews have begun an underwater operation to pump a hazardous oil-based substance from a sunken barge that apparently had been sitting undiscovered on the bottom of Lake Erie for nearly 80 years.

Scientists: Fungus causes snake ailment, but reason elusive

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 07:04
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A scientist studying a mysterious ailment that has been infecting some snake species in the eastern United States says he's helped identify the fungus causing the disease.

Oregon and Washington delay crab season because of toxin

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 21:53
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon and Washington have joined California in delaying the start of their commercial crab seasons after dangerous toxin levels were found in the crabs.

UN official: Over 120 leaders to attend Paris climate summit

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 18:50
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The attacks in Paris are affecting crucial climate change talks in the French capital starting later this month, but more than 120 world leaders strongly support the conference and have confirmed they will attend, a senior U.N. official said Friday.

Oregon and Washington delay crab season because of toxin

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 14:31
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon and Washington have joined California in delaying the start of their commercial crab seasons after dangerous toxin levels were found in the crabs.

Colorado area open to Superfund cleanup after mine spill

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 12:03
DENVER (AP) — Southwestern Colorado officials said Friday that they are ready to talk to the Environmental Protection Agency about a federally financed Superfund cleanup of inactive mines, including one that spewed millions of gallons of wastewater and polluted rivers in three states this summer.

Newest Pluto pics show day in life of dwarf planet

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 11:20
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's newest Pluto pictures depict an entire day on the dwarf planet.

Shrinking Amazon forests may lose thousands of trees species

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:19
WASHINGTON (AP) — A first-of-its-kind examination of the Amazon's trees found that as many as half the species may be threatened with extinction or heading that way because of massive deforestation. Among the more than 5,000 tree species in deep trouble: the ones that produce Brazil nuts and mahogany.

Judge denies Washington kids' petition on climate change

Fri, 11/20/2015 - 10:14
SEATTLE (AP) — A judge in Washington state has denied an appeal by eight young activists who petitioned the state to adopt stricter science-based regulations to protect them against climate change.

Great Lakes levels expected to stay mostly above average

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 14:45
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Water levels in the Great Lakes should remain mostly above average over the next six months as a powerful El Nino gives the region a break after two bitterly cold winters, but it's unclear whether there will be longer-term effects, federal scientists said Thursday.

Colorado unveils plan to manage water amid drought, demand

Thu, 11/19/2015 - 08:03
DENVER (AP) — The snow that falls on the Colorado mountains melts into trillions of gallons of water every year, and most of it flows downstream to Mexico, California and 17 other states. Colorado will release on Thursday its first-ever plan to cope with increasing competition for that water as the West grows drier.

OECD countries to limit overseas financing for coal plants

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 18:06
TOKYO (AP) — Several major nations, including the United States and Japan, have reached an agreement to limit export financing to build coal power plants overseas.

NIH to retire the last of government-owned research chimps

Wed, 11/18/2015 - 14:14
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Institutes of Health is sending its last remaining research chimpanzees into retirement — as soon as a federal sanctuary has room for them.