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Survey: More than 40 percent of bee hives died in past year

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 05:15
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than two out of five American honeybee colonies died in the past year, and surprisingly the worst die-off was in the summer, according to a federal survey.

Stephen Hawking to appear at Glastonbury music festival

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:03
LONDON (AP) — Stephen Hawking is a scientific superstar. Now he's going to mix with rock stars, taking the stage at the Glastonbury Festival.

Russian launch failure causes delays in crew landing, launch

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 07:50
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian space officials say they have decided to delay both the landing of some of the International Space Station's crew and the launch of their successors due to the recent failed launch of an unmanned Russian cargo ship.

Iraq says IS demolishes ruins to cover up looting operations

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 22:50
BAGHDAD (AP) — The videos of Islamic State militants destroying ancient artifacts in Iraq's museums and blowing up 3,000-year-old temples are chilling enough, but one of Iraq's top antiquities officials is now saying the destruction is a cover for an even more sinister activity — the systematic looting of Iraq's cultural heritage.

Plan to bury uranium in Utah scrutinized as decision nears

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 09:53
CLIVE, Utah (AP) — A waste disposal company is trying to reassure regulators and residents that a type of nuclear waste that grows more radioactive can remain safely buried in a barren, remote area of northwest Utah.

Searching the cosmos in Carl Sagan's name at Cornell

Sat, 05/09/2015 - 10:49
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — The Cornell University institute searching for signs of life among the billions and billions of stars in the sky is being named for — who else? — Carl Sagan.

Russian spaceship falls to Earth

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 01:45
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's space agency says the unmanned cargo ship that went out of control en route to the International Space Station has fallen to Earth over the Pacific Ocean.

Belize offshore oil plan sparks worries for reefs, fisheries

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 22:27
BELIZE CITY, Belize (AP) — Belize is considering new offshore drilling regulations that could open up nearly the entire coast to exploration and exploitation, environmental groups warned this week, calling it a threat to vital reefs, fisheries and tourism concerns.

Blue Bell: Several months before ice cream back in stores

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 13:30
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — Blue Bell Creameries says it will be at least several months before its products are back in stores as the Texas-based company works to resume operations after a series of listeria illnesses linked to its ice cream prompted a total product recall.

Twins Have Different Fathers

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 11:36
New Jersey judge rules in paternity case that a set of twin girls has different fathers.

Brown lawns loom this summer in California

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 04:53
GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — It was with more hope than accuracy that the founder of this Orange County city picked the name Garden Grove in 1874 for what was little more than an open plain under the Southern California sun.

UN climate chief says technology has changed carbon politics

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 22:46
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Technological advances that have reduced prices and improved efficiency of renewable energy have helped transform the politics around climate change since 2009 when an attempt to forge a global deal on reducing greenhouse gas emissions crashed in Copenhagen, the United Nations climate chief said Thursday.

The debate over Arctic drilling - what's at stake

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 22:04
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Seattle's mayor and environmentalists have vowed to block Royal Dutch Shell PLC from parking two Arctic offshore drilling rigs on Seattle's waterfront, an effort to thwart the new frontier in oil exploration and spark a national debate about fossil fuels and climate change.

In Seattle, 'kayaktivists' take on Arctic oil drilling

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 21:58
SEATTLE (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell wants to park two massive Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle's waterfront — but the petroleum giant will have to get around protesters in kayaks and a mayor determined to take on climate change.

Ship may have hit whale found washed up near San Francisco

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 13:45
PACIFICA, Calif. (AP) — Scientists say a ship may have hit and killed a young humpback whale that washed up at a beach in the San Francisco Bay Area earlier this week.

Greenpeace wants Shell's lawsuit over protest dismissed

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 13:04
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Attorneys for Greenpeace Inc. have again asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by Royal Dutch Shell PLC seeking expanded, court-ordered safety zones to keep protesters away from Shell's Arctic drill fleet.

EPA suggests triggers for warning of algae in drinking water

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 09:54
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing guidelines to help state and local officials detect dangerous levels of algal toxins in drinking water.

Amount of carbon dioxide in air keeps rising, hits milestone

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 09:04
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal scientists said global levels of the most prevalent heat-trapping gas have passed a daunting milestone.

Small quakes shake Southern, Northern California communities

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 07:36
HEMET, Calif. (AP) — Small earthquakes hundreds of miles apart have rattled communities east of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Study Aims to Uncover Why Cancer Plagues Golden Retrievers

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 06:19
Study of 3,000 golden retrievers aims to uncover why health woes plague breed, shorten lives.