- Idaho Legislature rejects new science standards Updated: Feb-08-16 8:35 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho lawmakers have rejected new K-12 science standards after receiving criticism over how the rules - which for the first time include global warming and evolution components- were finalized.
- An icky new hero: Roach-like robots may help in disasters Updated: Feb-08-16 5:07 pm
WASHINGTON - When buildings collapse in future disasters, the hero helping rescue trapped people may be a robotic cockroach.
- Where Tetons grow, continents once collided Updated: Feb-07-16 1:08 pm
JACKSON, Wyoming - Stepping back to when the Earth was just half as old as it is today, the tectonic plates that Jackson Hole now rests upon were located in a place that nobody yet knows.
- 2 Oklahoma agencies looking to hire earthquake scientists Updated: Feb-05-16 6:43 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Two Oklahoma agencies grappling with the increasing number of earthquakes are looking to hire scientists to aid in their efforts.
- Climate change study, talk push Nebraska to make action plan Updated: Feb-05-16 5:16 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - More than 300 leaders who gathered to discuss a 2014 climate survey of Nebraska have concluded that the state must be more proactive in developing an action plan to respond to changes in climate.
- Wet weather systems increasingly more rare in Southwest Updated: Feb-05-16 4:11 pm
RENO, Nevada - The southwestern United States has already begun a long-predicted shift into a decidedly drier climate, a new study looking at the last 35 years of weather pattern concluded.
- Storm tracks farther northward, bringing snow to Maine Updated: Feb-05-16 9:27 am
A storm that was originally expected to give parts of Maine a dusting has moved closer to shore, bringing nearly a foot of snow to parts of the state and closing hundreds of schools and businesses.
- First research links California quakes to oil operations Updated: Feb-04-16 11:35 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - A 2005 spate of quakes in California's Central Valley almost certainly was triggered by oilfield injection underground, a study published Thursday said in the first such link in California between oil and gas operations and earthquakes.
- West Virginia school board member Wade Linger resigns Updated: Feb-03-16 5:02 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia Board of Education member Wade Linger has resigned, citing frustration over what he called the state Legislature's long-term meddling with the board's work.
- Higher temperatures make Zika mosquito spread disease more Updated: Feb-03-16 1:03 pm
WASHINGTON - In its brief lifespan, the mosquito that carries the Zika virus is caught in a race: Will it pass the disease to humans before it dies?
- Researchers find source of 1964 devastating Alaska tsunami Updated: Feb-01-16 8:04 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey have solved a 50-year natural science mystery: the undersea source of tsunami waves that devastated a remote Alaska village following the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake.
- Fallin approves $1.4M in state funds for earthquake research Updated: Jan-28-16 3:14 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin approved the use of nearly $1.4 million in state emergency funds Thursday for state agencies working to reduce the increasing number of earthquakes that have been linked to the disposal of oil and gas wastewater in Oklahoma.
- Scientists: "Doomsday Clock" reflects grave threat to world Updated: Jan-26-16 10:26 pm
STANFORD, California - Rising tension between Russia and the U.S., North Korea's recent nuclear test and a lack of aggressive steps to address climate change are putting the world under grave threat, scientists behind a "Doomsday Clock" that measures the likelihood of a global cataclysm said Tuesday.
- Weather Channel meteorologist killed in parking garage crash Updated: Jan-26-16 1:08 pm
ATLANTA - Authorities said a meteorologist for The Weather Channel died by suicide when crashing his car through an Atlanta parking garage wall and plowing into an adjacent hotel, injuring a worker.
- Alaska quake Q&A: Geologists explain state's vulnerability Updated: Jan-25-16 6:56 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A massive weekend earthquake in Alaska cracked a road, broke natural gas lines and destroyed four homes. But the magnitude-7.1 quake wasn't the first or even the biggest temblor to rock the state.
- Program gets underway to examine Texas earthquake increase Updated: Jan-25-16 1:19 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - A program to study the recent increase in earthquakes in Texas is getting underway with management hirings and the deployment of new seismographic equipment.
- 'Citizen scientists' use drones to map El Nino flooding Updated: Jan-24-16 12:19 pm
LONG BEACH, California - Forget about selfies. In California, residents are using smartphones and drones to document the coastline's changing face.
- Feds giving UMaine grant to study potatoes, grains Updated: Jan-23-16 9:13 am
- Judge in climate suit tells feds to re-examine coal mine Updated: Jan-22-16 6:32 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Federal officials must re-examine a 117 million-ton expansion of an eastern Montana coal mine after a judge sided with environmentalists who sued over the project's potential to make climate change worse and cause other environmental damage.
- Disappearance of Bolivia's No. 2 lake a harbinger Updated: Jan-21-16 5:16 pm
UNTAVI, Bolivia - Overturned fishing skiffs lie abandoned on the shores of what was Bolivia's second-largest lake. Beetles dine on bird carcasses and gulls fight for scraps under a glaring sun in what marshes remain.
- AP FACT CHECK: Ted Cruz misstates science of climate change Updated: Jan-21-16 7:12 am
NORTH CONWAY, New Hampshire - Answering a question this week about climate change during a campaign stop in New Hampshire, Ted Cruz was worlds apart from the scientific consensus that sees a world that is warming because of human activity.
- NOAA, NASA: 2015 was Earth's hottest by a wide margin Updated: Jan-20-16 2:24 pm
WASHINGTON - Last year wasn't just the Earth's hottest year on record - it left a century of high temperature marks in the dust.
- Earth's temperature depends on where you put thermometer Updated: Jan-20-16 12:39 pm
WASHINGTON - When it comes to measuring global warming, it's all about altitude.
- Current path of storm takes it south of northern New England Updated: Jan-20-16 9:32 am
GRAY, Maine - The nation's capital is bracing for a major snowstorm, but it looks like the storm is going to miss northern New England.
- East Coast, Ohio Valley brace for possible big snowstorm Updated: Jan-19-16 3:16 pm
WASHINGTON - Tens of millions of Americans from Washington to Boston and the Ohio Valley could be walloped by an end-of-the-week snowstorm, meteorologists say.