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Half of Columbia River sockeye salmon dying due to hot water

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 05:57
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than a quarter million sockeye salmon returning from the ocean to spawn are either dead or dying in the Columbia River and its tributaries due to warming water temperatures.

Rarely-seen whale washes up on Massachusetts beach

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 16:16
BOSTON (AP) — Biologists with the New England Aquarium are investigating what may have caused a rarely-seen deep water whale to wash up on a Massachusetts beach.

Judge rules Alzheimer's project belongs to UC San Diego

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 11:42
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has ruled that control of a landmark project on Alzheimer's disease belongs to the University of California, San Diego — handing the school a major victory in its lawsuit against the University of Southern California.

Hydrogen Gas to Blame for Mystery Rhode Island Beach Blast

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:52
Beach blast in Rhode Island blamed on combustion of hydrogen gas buildup.

1 of oldest African elephants in North America euthanized

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 09:20
SAN ANDREAS, Calif. (AP) — An animal-welfare group says one of the oldest African elephants in North America has been euthanized in California because of chronic degenerative joint and foot disease.

Former UN climate panel chief removed from Delhi institute

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 21:45
NEW DELHI (AP) — The former chairman of the U.N. climate panel has been removed from his job as head of a top energy institute in India following allegations of sexual harassment.

Fat sense: Scientists show we have a distinct taste for fat

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 13:18
WASHINGTON (AP) — Move over sweet and salt: Researchers say we have a distinct and basic taste for fat, too.

Lake Michigan, Surprising Home to 116-Year-Old Shipwreck

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:07
Michigan Shipwreck Research Association discovers 116-year-old shipwreck off coast of Muskegon.

Scientists find closest thing yet to Earth-sun twin system

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 09:30
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Scientists have identified the best bet yet for an Earth-like planet that might harbor life.

Deepsea Challenger sub involved in truck fire

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 09:27
NORTH STONINGTON, Conn. (AP) — The submarine that visited the deepest spot in the world's oceans has been scorched in a truck fire on a Connecticut highway.

Scientists pursue specific cause of mystery beach blast

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 08:41
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Scientists trying to figure out the reason why a mysterious beach blast that sent a woman flying into a jetty are now pursuing a specific cause, Rhode Island's top environmental official says, but she isn't disclosing their theory until testing is finished.

Official orca census: 81 whales, including 4 babies

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 18:21
SEATTLE (AP) — The annual July tally of endangered orcas is complete, and researchers have counted 81 whales, including four babies born since last winter.

Kiwi DNA study reveals bird lost color vision

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 16:57
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say they have sequenced the genome of the brown kiwi for the first time, revealing that the shy, flightless bird likely lost its ability to see colors after it became nocturnal tens of millions of years ago.

Collector finds marine reptile fossil in mountains of Alaska

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 16:26
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Researchers have confirmed the discovery of a marine reptile fossil in the Talkeetna Mountains, the University of Alaska Museum of the North announced Wednesday.

USDA: Bird flu vaccine works on chickens; testing on turkeys

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 14:32
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Scientists have developed a vaccine strain that is 100 percent effective in protecting chickens from bird flu and testing is underway to see if it protects turkeys.

Russian capsule takes off for International Space Station

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 13:38
BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Souyz space capsule has blasted off from the Russian manned launch facility in Kazakhstan, carrying a Russian, an American and a Japanese to the International Space Station.

Eli Lilly: Experimental Alzheimer's drug shows some benefit

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 09:57
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eli Lilly & Co. is reporting that its experimental medication might slow mild Alzheimer's if people take it early enough, one of a handful of drugs in late-stage testing in the frustrating hunt for a better treatment.

AP Interview: UN climate chief says Paris talks last chance

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 04:59
PARIS (AP) — U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres says that the upcoming climate change conference in Paris is the last chance for a meaningful agreement.

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.