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National Guard airlifts dino fossils out of wilderness

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 13:57
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — This was something that had never been seen before — the full skeletal remains of a baby Pentaceratops, a plant-eating dinosaur with large horns that once roamed what is now North America tens of millions of years ago.

Scientists: Warming ocean factor in collapse of cod fishery

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 10:45
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A report in Science magazine says the rapid warming of waters off New England is a key factor in the collapse of the region's cod fishery.

Report: NASA needs better handle on health hazards for Mars

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 08:26
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA needs to get cracking if it wants to keep its astronauts alive and well on missions to Mars.

UN weather body: Antarctic ozone hole expands due to cold

Thu, 10/29/2015 - 07:55
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s weather body says unusually cold high-altitude conditions have expanded the Antarctic ozone hole to one of the largest sizes on record, though the long-term trend remains one of shrinkage.

Hungry baby otter found on California beach is recovering

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 10:18
MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — A malnourished baby otter found stranded on the beach by kayakers in central California is recovering at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Oxygen found in comet challenges solar-system theories

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 10:18
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say they have detected significant amounts of molecular oxygen coming out of a comet, an unexpected find that may have implications for the search for alien life and understanding how the solar system formed.

Astronaut takes spacewalk right before setting US record

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 04:41
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's yearlong spaceman, Scott Kelly, is taking his first spacewalk just hours before setting a new U.S. flight record.

LA Aqueduct flows after dam built for drought is dismantled

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 23:36
OLANCHA, Calif. (AP) — Water crews are removing a temporary dam they built in the Los Angeles Aqueduct this summer because of the drought.

Big effort to better understand bats takes wing in 31 states

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 14:15
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An effort spanning 31 states and 10 Canadian provinces has been working to better understand the ecological role that bats play, and the threats they face from climate change, habitat loss and wind energy development.

University of California unveils plan to curb climate change

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 13:35
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Reducing the human carbon footprint is a "moral imperative," University of California President Janet Napolitano said Tuesday as she vowed to turn the system's 10 campuses into a living laboratory for solutions that can be scaled up to state, national and global levels.

Spacecraft diving deep into Saturn moon's erupting water jet

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 10:11
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Cassini spacecraft is about to get an icy shower as it orbits Saturn.

400-plus small quakes jolt California city in recent weeks

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 09:52
SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says 435 small earthquakes have rattled the San Francisco Bay Area city of San Ramon in the last two weeks.

Tsunami-vulnerable towns grapple with how to save lives

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 09:03
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Seismologists say a catastrophe like the earthquake and tsunami that devastated communities in Japan in 2011 is inevitable in the Pacific Northwest, and could happen any time.

An intolerable unimaginable heat forecast for Persian Gulf

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 10:15
WASHINGTON (AP) — If carbon dioxide emissions continue at their current pace, by the end of century parts of the Persian Gulf will sometimes be just too hot for the human body to tolerate, a new study says.

World's Catholic bishops issue appeal to Paris climate talks

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 04:36
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Catholic patriarchs, cardinals and bishops representing five continents have issued a 10-point appeal to climate negotiators in Paris to approve a "transformative" and fair, legally binding agreement that sets global temperature limits and decarbonization goals to save the planet from climate-induced catastrophe.

Crews to begin hunt for leak near sunken barge in Lake Erie

Sun, 10/25/2015 - 10:06
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The Coast Guard says contractors will search for the source of what appears to be a petroleum leak coming from a sunken barge found recently in Lake Erie near the U.S.-Canadian border.