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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.

No humans, just dummy, aboard SpaceX capsule for escape test

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 04:12
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX is about to conduct the first major test of its brand new, super-streamlined launch escape system for astronauts.

UAE to explore Mars' atmosphere with probe named 'Hope'

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 02:55
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates says its planned 2020 mission to Mars will study the planet's atmosphere and will be appropriately named "Hope."

Russia's failed cargo spacecraft to fall from orbit Friday

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 01:00
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian space agency Roscosmos says the cargo ship that failed in its mission to deliver supplies to the International Space Station will fall from orbit on Friday.

Astronomers find farthest galaxy: 13.1 billion light-years

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 12:14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Astronomers have discovered a baby blue galaxy that is the farthest from us in distance and time ever seen. It's from 13.1 billion years ago, and is among the universe's first generation of galaxies.

Second beached whale found south of San Francisco

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 11:12
PACIFICA, Calif. (AP) — A beached humpback whale was discovered south of San Francisco, marking the second dead whale to wash ashore in less than three weeks.

Crater collapse causes lava explosion on Hawaii's Kilauea

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 00:21
HONOLULU (AP) — Molten lava, rocks and gas went flying through the air on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano after an explosion was caused by the partial collapse of a crater wall.

Crater collapse causes lava explosion on Hawaii's Kilauea

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 13:33
HONOLULU (AP) — Molten lava and rocks went flying through the air on Hawaii's Kilauea (kih-luh-WAY'-uh) volcano after an explosion caused by the partial collapse of a crater wall.