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Cameras around Lake Tahoe change fight against wildfires

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 12:08
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Scientists say a growing network of cameras trained on the mountains around Lake Tahoe is changing the way crews fight wildfires.

Study: Warming giving US type of weather we prefer _ for now

Wed, 04/20/2016 - 09:13
WASHINGTON (AP) — Global warming has mostly made the weather more pleasant for Americans over the last 40 years, which may explain why much of the public doesn't rank climate change as big a threat as do scientists and the rest of the world, a new study suggests.

Clean air advocate: California has nation's dirtiest air

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 23:12
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Millions of Californians live in places with dirty air, according to an annual report card issued Wednesday that ranks two major urban areas in the state as the nation's most polluted.

APNewsBreak: Sushi alert: Grim outlook for bluefin tuna

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 21:53
TOKYO (AP) — The latest scientific assessment paints a likely bleak future for the Pacific bluefin tuna, a sushi lovers' favorite whose population has dropped by more than 97 percent from its historic levels.

Earth's hot streak continues for a record 11 months

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 07:26
WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth's record heat streak has hit a record 11 months.

12-year-old Israeli girl discovers ancient Egyptian amulet

Tue, 04/19/2016 - 03:12
JERUSALEM (AP) — A 12-year-old Israeli girl has discovered an ancient Egyptian amulet dating back more than 3,200 years to the days of the Pharaohs.

Fire department calls Hawaii lab explosion an accident

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 18:56
HONOLULU (AP) — A visiting researcher who lost an arm last month in a laboratory explosion at the University of Hawaii told fire investigators the blast occurred after she turned off a digital pressure gauge she was using to check the pressure in a gas cylinder.

Study: Dinosaurs were declining long before asteroid hit

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 13:37
NEW YORK (AP) — Dinosaurs were in decline long before an asteroid strike polished them off about 66 million years ago, a study says.

Everyone lies, but politicians do it more often

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 00:11
WASHINGTON (AP) — This is the season of lies.

Defender of Cambodia's dwindling forests wins Goldman Prize

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 20:44
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A former Cambodian government official who has spent two decades helping villagers fight poaching of precious tropical forests is among this year's winners of the $175,000 Goldman Environmental Prize.

Boaty McBoatface tops poll of name for polar research vessel

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 04:59
LONDON (AP) — Boaty McBoatface has topped an online poll to name the U.K.'s newest polar research vessel, beating entries that honored scientists and explorers.

Thousands search for missing in Japan's deadly earthquakes

Sat, 04/16/2016 - 21:23
ASO, Japan (AP) — Thousands of rescue workers searched a debris-strewn village in southern Japan for about a half-dozen missing people Sunday, as the Japanese government said U.S. military aircraft would join the relief mission for communities devastated by two powerful earthquakes that killed 41 people.

Hurricane forecast pioneer Bill Gray dead at age 86

Sat, 04/16/2016 - 13:19
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Bill Gray, a pioneer in hurricane forecasting, died Saturday in Fort Collins, according to his longtime assistant. He was 86.

APNewsBreak: Endangered seals start journey home after rehab

Sat, 04/16/2016 - 05:15
ABOARD US COAST GUARD HC-130 HERCULES (AP) — Several Hawaiian monk seals are being returned to their island homes after being rescued and rehabilitated.

Quakes kill at least 29 in Japan, cause widespread damage

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 21:23
MASHIKI, Japan (AP) — Two powerful earthquakes a day apart shook southwestern Japan, killing at least 29 people, injuring 1,500, trapping many beneath flattened homes and sending thousands to seek shelter in gymnasiums and hotel lobbies.

Tiger countries agree to preserve big-cat habitats

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 17:46
NEW DELHI (AP) — Countries with wild tiger populations have agreed to do more to protect tiger habitats that are shrinking drastically because of deforestation and urban sprawl, conservationists said Friday.

Mountain lion dashes from Los Angeles school to backyard

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 15:35
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Students and teachers at a Los Angeles high school missed their lunch break after a mountain lion strolled onto campus and tried to join them.

Rock ramps at North Texas park help turtles exit the water

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 13:43
BEDFORD, Texas (AP) — Some turtles having a tough time crawling out of an updated North Texas pond can now use special exit ramps.

Storms raised some pollutants after mine spill, not others

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 13:30
DENVER (AP) — Runoff from autumn storms kicked up the levels of some contaminants in a southwestern Colorado river after a massive spill of toxic mine waste, but concentrations of other pollutants declined or didn't change, researchers said Friday.

Indian capital starts restricting cars to clear air

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 00:00
NEW DELHI (AP) — The New Delhi government has begun a second round of a two-week car restriction to reduce air pollution that has made the Indian capital the world's most polluted city.