- Corps of Engineers to study Souris River flood protection Updated: Feb-10-16 10:00 am
MINOT, North Dakota - Long-term flood protection for Minot and the Souris River Basin is among a select group of projects the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to study this year.
- Studies aim to restore habitat of imperiled Northwest fish Updated: Feb-08-16 6:12 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Scientists in the Pacific Northwest are studying more than a dozen watersheds to develop templates on habitat restoration that could be used in similar streams to bolster struggling fish populations.
- 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.
- LaGrange College launches $21M project to boost sciences Updated: Feb-05-16 5:12 am
LAGRANGE, Georgia - LaGrange College officials have announced a $21 million project to produce a 43,000-square-foot laboratory facility and renovate a 27,000-square-foot science building.
- 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?
- Trap and tag project underway to deal with urban coyotes Updated: Feb-01-16 10:48 am
MILWAUKEE - A new effort to deal with urban coyotes is underway in Milwaukee County.
- 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.
- Agency seeks reports of algae blooms in Potomac River basin Updated: Jan-22-16 3:16 am
HAGERSTOWN, Maryland - A government agency is asking people in four states and the District of Columbia to report algae blooms in rivers and streams that drain into the Potomac River.
- 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.
- Study: Man-made heat put in oceans has doubled since 1997 Updated: Jan-18-16 11:03 am
WASHINGTON - The amount of man-made heat energy absorbed by the seas has doubled since 1997, a study released Monday showed.
- Lyndon State College's atmospheric sciences to get award Updated: Jan-17-16 10:19 am
LYNDON, Vermont - The New England Board of Higher Education is honoring Lyndon State College's program in atmospheric sciences.
- ECHO host annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Updated: Jan-16-16 8:57 am
BURLINGTON, Vermont - The ECHO science center and lake aquarium in Burlington is holding its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration with discussions, music, activities and free admission.
- Watchdog: No bias in EPA's study on mining in Alaska fishery Updated: Jan-13-16 3:37 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - A government watchdog found no evidence of bias in how the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency conducted a study on the potential effects of large-scale mining on a world-class salmon fishery in Alaska's Bristol Bay region.
- The Latest: EPA official pleased with watchdog report Updated: Jan-13-16 3:29 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - The latest on a watchdog's report reviewing a federal study of mining in Alaska's Bristol Bay region (all times local):
- Feds to study butterfly once found across Southwest Updated: Jan-12-16 9:33 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Federal officials plan to study the status of a butterfly once found across the Southwest to see if it warrants protection under the Endangered Species Act.
- Powerful replacement in works for climate-modeling computer Updated: Jan-11-16 3:44 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - One of the most powerful computers in the world dedicated to climate change, weather and other earth science research will be replaced in 2017 by an even faster machine, officials announced Monday.