- 3 planets orbiting dwarf star prime spots to search for life Updated: May-02-16 2:02 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - Astronomers searching for life beyond our solar system may need to look no farther than a little, feeble nearby star.
- Climate change focus of next Omaha Science Cafe Updated: May-02-16 1:44 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - Organizers say the next Omaha Science Cafe will explore the global and local impact of climate change.
- Study: US oil field source of global uptick in air pollution Updated: Apr-29-16 7:04 pm
WASHINGTON - An oil and natural gas field in the western United States is largely responsible for a global uptick of the air pollutant ethane, according to a new study.
- Pennsylvania probes possible link between quakes, Updated: Apr-29-16 4:19 pm
Pennsylvania environmental regulators want to determine whether a series of minor earthquakes in the state this week were caused by nearby fracking operations by an oil and gas company.
- Earthquake country laid bare Updated: Apr-29-16 12:06 pm
ST. GEORGE, Utah - Signs of earthquakes are everywhere in the chaotically beautiful geology of southwest Utah and the region where the mile-high Colorado Plateau falls off into the corrugated Basin-and-Range landscape that dominates neighboring Nevada.
- Feds set short red snapper season in Gulf; Alabama differs Updated: Apr-27-16 6:36 pm
MOBILE, Alabama - The federal government says private recreational anglers will have only nine days to fish for red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico this summer, but at least one Gulf state said Wednesday that won't apply in its waters.
- German consumer confidence amid strong domestic demand Updated: Apr-27-16 4:23 am
BERLIN - A closely watched survey shows German consumer confidence is on the rise, indicating there is an expectation Europe's largest economy will regain momentum in the coming months as increased employment, income growth and moderate inflation help domestic demand.
- Nepal has done little to protect itself from next 'big one' Updated: Apr-25-16 2:00 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal - Last year's massive earthquake in Nepal killed nearly 9,000 people, yet could have been much deadlier. It was spared not by disaster preparedness, but by the calendar.
- University creates Institute of Water Security and Science Updated: Apr-25-16 12:42 am
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia - West Virginia University has created an Institute of Water Security and Science to promote research on stewardship, management, human health and other issues.
- Earthquake report spurs retrofitting in Utah, Nevada Updated: Apr-24-16 1:11 pm
RENO, Nevada - A new report raising the likelihood of a destructive earthquake striking Salt Lake City in the next half century has underscored the urgency to retrofit more than 30,000 older brick homes and other unreinforced buildings at high risk of collapsing.
- How early is too early for word that tornadoes may come? Updated: Apr-23-16 11:02 am
NORMAN, Oklahoma - Meteorologists are finding something much tougher to forecast than a stormy atmosphere: the human mind.
- Study: Warming giving US type of weather we prefer - for now Updated: Apr-20-16 3:30 pm
WASHINGTON - 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.
- Swarm of small earthquakes continues in northwestern Arizona Updated: Apr-19-16 8:37 pm
A swarm of mostly small earthquakes in a remote part of northwestern Arizona has entered its fourth week, gently shaking the sparsely populated area while piquing the curiosity of scientists from afar.
- Sierra's eastern front long overdue for large earthquake Updated: Apr-19-16 8:12 pm
RENO, Nevada - The Sierra's eastern front is long overdue for a large earthquake along the California-Nevada line, where a magnitude-7 event expected on average every 30 years hasn't occurred in six decades, scientists said Tuesday.
- Earth's hot streak continues for a record 11 months Updated: Apr-19-16 1:51 pm
WASHINGTON - Earth's record monthly heat streak has hit 11 months in a row - a record in itself.
- Hurricane forecast pioneer Bill Gray dead at age 86 Updated: Apr-16-16 7:13 pm
FORT COLLINS, Colorado - Bill Gray, a pioneer in hurricane forecasting, died Saturday in Fort Collins, according to his longtime assistant. He was 86.
- Lower-level eruption reported at remote Alaska volcano Updated: Apr-16-16 6:51 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Scientists have raised the threat level of Alaska's Cleveland Volcano from yellow to orange after detecting a lower-level eruption late Saturday morning.
- Loon dies of malaria in the latest sign of climate change Updated: Apr-16-16 9:37 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The first case of a loon dying of malaria has scientists fearing the iconic New England bird could become vulnerable to the disease that's more common in warmer climates.
- Scientists: Greenland ice sheet is melting freakishly early Updated: Apr-13-16 6:24 pm
WASHINGTON - Greenland's massive ice sheet this week started melting freakishly early thanks to a weather system that brought unseasonably warm temperatures and rain, scientists say.
- Obama touts robots, US ingenuity at White House Science Fair Updated: Apr-13-16 5:58 pm
WASHINGTON - They came with eco-glue and Lego launchers. Their tag board displays were filled with charts, graphs and research on pollution. There were no little kids with plaster volcanoes in this crowd. But there was a trash-eating robot.
- NOAA research vessel to make Newport permanent home Updated: Apr-12-16 4:51 pm
NEWPORT, Rhode Island - A $54 million National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association fisheries research vessel will make its permanent home in Newport.
- NASA: Global warming is now changing how Earth wobbles Updated: Apr-08-16 2:53 pm
WASHINGTON - Global warming is shifting the way the Earth wobbles on its polar axis, a new NASA study finds.
- Federal researchers mapping rocks in upper Midwest Updated: Apr-07-16 2:17 pm
SUPERIOR, Wisconsin - Researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey are overseeing two aerial surveys of northern Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan in an effort to better define the geology of the upper Midwest.
- Another study says warming may be worse than experts think Updated: Apr-07-16 2:04 pm
WASHINGTON - Most computer simulations of climate change are underestimating by at least one degree how warm the world will get this century, a new study suggests.
- Scientists blame El Nino, warming for 'gruesome' coral death Updated: Apr-06-16 2:41 pm
The coral on the sea floor around the Pacific island of Kiritimati looked like a boneyard in November - stark, white and lifeless. But there was still some hope.