- New cloud formation discovery may lessen warming forecast Updated: May-25-16 2:24 pm
WASHINGTON - A new discovery about how clouds form may scale back some of the more dire predictions about temperature increases caused by man-made global warming.
- German index beats expectation in good sign for eurozone Updated: May-25-16 4:30 am
FRANKFURT, Germany - A closely watched index of German business optimism rose more than expected in May, sending a positive signal about the 19-country eurozone economy.
- Study: Water-sucking industry a factor as New Orleans sinks Updated: May-19-16 1:05 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Geologists have long known that New Orleans is slowly sinking - but now, scientists using radar technology say groundwater sucked up by industrial facilities such as a power plant, oil refineries and chemical complexes may be contributing to the problem and could even be undermining levees.
- Stuck on hot: Earth breaks 12th straight monthly heat record Updated: May-18-16 11:50 pm
WASHINGTON - Earth's heat is stuck on high.
- Hawaii scholars study chances of giant Alaska quake, tsunami Updated: May-18-16 8:10 pm
HONOLULU - A new study by University of Hawaii researchers says there's a 9 percent chance that an earthquake measuring magnitude 9 or greater will strike Alaska's Aleutian Islands within the next 50 years and send large tsunami waves to Hawaii.
- Bill would shield scholarly research from open records laws Updated: May-18-16 3:35 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A bill introduced in the Rhode Island General Assembly would shield public access to records involving scholarly research at public universities.
- UT research links most recent Texas quakes to oil activity Updated: May-17-16 7:55 pm
DALLAS - A new study by researchers at the University of Texas at Austin concludes that human activity, particularly oil and gas production, has been a factor in earthquakes throughout the state for nearly 100 years.
- TV meteorologist running on trail rescues baby screech owl Updated: May-17-16 6:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA - A Philadelphia television meteorologist has broken off from a trail run to rescue an injured baby screech owl and take it to a wildlife center, where it's doing well.
- Imported forest pests cause $2 billion in damage annually Updated: May-17-16 12:09 am
ALBANY, New York - When Gary Lovett was studying the effect of acid rain in New York's Catskill Mountains 20 years ago, he ended the experiment early because so many trees in the test plots were dying - not from acid rain, but from insect attacks.
- New Jersey's top weather forecaster set to retire Updated: May-15-16 2:20 pm
MOUNT HOLLY, New Jersey - New Jersey's chief federal meteorologist will retire this month after a 36-year career that has included thousands of forecasts and thousands of Twitter followers.
- Scientist program to focus on plants and climate Updated: May-13-16 7:34 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - This weekend's Sunday with a Scientist program will examine the effects of cold weather on plants.
- Low-level tremors may signal Alaska volcano eruption Updated: May-13-16 6:09 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A remote Alaska Volcano that erupted in March is again showing signs of life.
- It's not just Alberta: Warming-fueled fires are increasing Updated: May-10-16 5:17 pm
WASHINGTON - Alberta's unusually early and large fire is just the latest of many gargantuan fires on an Earth that's grown hotter with more extreme weather.
- Ocean blasting: Groups seek ban as big Atlantic test looms Updated: May-08-16 10:29 am
SANDY HOOK, New Jersey - It's been compared to hearing dynamite explode, or standing next to a jet engine.
- New York agency launches website for extreme weather Updated: May-08-16 8:33 am
ALBANY, New York - New York is launching a website to help communities across the state prepare for extreme weather.
- Small explosion detected at Cleveland Volcano Updated: May-06-16 12:44 am
CHUGINADAK ISLAND, Alaska - Scientists have detected a small explosion at the Cleveland Volcano on Thursday night.
- Magnitude 3.8 quake extends swarm along Arizona-Nevada line Updated: May-05-16 3:05 pm
A swarm of dozens of mostly small earthquakes in a sparsely populated area of northwestern Arizona has continued with the strongest quake recorded so far.
- Exxon and FuelCell to study capturing carbon emissions Updated: May-05-16 2:47 pm
DALLAS - Exxon Mobil and FuelCell Energy say that they will jointly work on technology to reduce the cost of capturing carbon emissions from power plants.
- More acidic seawater now dissolving bit of Florida Keys reef Updated: May-03-16 3:08 pm
WASHINGTON - Seawater - increasingly acidic due to global warming - is eating away the limestone framework for the coral reef of the upper Florida Keys, according to a new study. It's something that scientists had expected, but not so soon.
- 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.