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1st Hawaii telescope protest trials end in convictions

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 18:16
HONOLULU (AP) — The first two trials for those arrested for blocking telescope construction crews on Mauna Kea have ended in guilty verdicts.

Questions, answers about toxic West Coast crabs

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 14:12
A poisonous substance linked to a massive algae bloom off the West Coast has prompted officials to halt recreational shellfishing from Washington to California and is blamed for sickening dozens of seabirds, seals, whales and other marine life. Below are questions and answers about the issue:

UN report raises ceiling for greenhouse gas pollution

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 10:03
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The U.N.'s environmental authority has quietly raised its assessment of the level at which global greenhouse gas emissions must peak to avoid dangerous climate change.

12-foot mammoth tusk unearthed in Idaho; skeleton sought

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 09:07
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 12-foot Columbian mammoth tusk has been unearthed in Idaho and scientists say more of the fossil skeleton might still be buried at the site.

New Mexico museum unveils first-of-its-kind dinosaur fossil

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 06:50
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Paleontologists in New Mexico unveiled the first baby Pentaceratops skull ever discovered as hundreds of people lined up to get a look.

Scott Kelly Goes on Second Spacewalk

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 02:34
Kelly expected to work on radiator of his orbiting home.

Russian women finish test on space flight confinement

Fri, 11/06/2015 - 02:04
MOSCOW (AP) — After emerging from an eight-day space simulation, the all-female Russian crew says they missed their loved ones in the confined experiment more than they missed shampoo or chocolate.

New Mexico museum unveils rare fossil find

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 22:49
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Paleontologists with the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science unveiled the first baby Pentaceratops skull ever discovered as hundreds of people lined up to get a look.

High toxin level delays California recreational crab season

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 17:59
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Wildlife authorities delayed the recreational Dungeness crab season and closed the rock crab fishery for most of California on Thursday, just days after warning of dangerous levels of a neurotoxin linked to a massive algae bloom off the West Coast.

New raptor found in South Dakota by team with Kansas ties

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 13:21
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A dinosaur fossil found in South Dakota's Hell Creek Formation has led to the discovery of a new giant raptor.

NASA: Sun stripping away Martian atmosphere, left dry planet

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 12:45
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's Mars-orbiting Maven spacecraft has discovered that the sun robbed the red planet of its once-thick atmosphere and water.

Majority of Texas out of drought thanks to heavy Oct. rains

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 12:38
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Recent rains that fell on Texas saturated many parts of the state and lessened drought conditions.

40-country survey: Majority support for cutting emissions

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 12:01
PARIS (AP) — A survey in 40 countries around the world found most people see global warming as a serious problem, and most want their governments to limit emissions as part of a global agreement being negotiated in Paris next month.

New Mexico museum to unveil rare fossil find

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 10:02
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Paleontologists with the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science on Thursday planned to unveil the first baby Pentaceratops skull ever discovered.

Report: 14 wild weather events last year goosed by warming

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 09:32
WASHINGTON (AP) — New scientific analysis shows the fingerprints of manmade climate change on 14 extreme weather events in 2014, hitting every continent but Antarctica.

AP NewsBreak: US probes dolphin death after Navy uses sonar

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 15:56
HONOLULU (AP) — The National Marine Fisheries Service is investigating the death of two dolphins found washed ashore in California shortly after Navy ships were using sonar in nearby waters.

NY, Paris other cities want voices heard at climate talks

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 08:49
PARIS (AP) — Michael Bloomberg and mayors of large world cities want to weigh in on upcoming U.N. climate negotiations with their local experiences in fighting global warming.

Americans Aren't Worried About Climate Change

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 07:26
New poll shows Americans are hot but not too bothered by climate change.

UN food security expert warns about impact of climate change

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 04:49
GENEVA (AP) — A U.N. expert is warning that more extreme weather, higher temperatures, floods, droughts and rising sea levels linked to climate change are threatening people's access to food over the long term.

Alan Alda issues latest science challenge: What is sound?

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 09:37
STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — Alan Alda says he's "all ears" for scientists to answer a question for him and 11-year-old children around the world: What is sound?