- Ocean 'robot' to help identity toxic algae off Washington Updated: May-30-16 12:52 pm
SEATTLE - After a massive toxic algae bloom closed lucrative shellfish fisheries off the West Coast last year, scientists are turning to a new tool that could provide an early warning of future problems.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.