- Climate of change: The Catholic church's dance with science Updated: May-27-15 3:09 pm
From Galileo to genetics, the Roman Catholic Church has danced with science, sometimes in a high-tension tango but more often in a supportive waltz. Pope Francis is about to introduce a new twist: global warming.
- 2 killed in crash with state trooper pursuing vehicle Updated: May-26-15 2:21 pm
LURAY, Virginia - A man and wife were killed in a crash with a state trooper who was pursuing a speeding vehicle in Page County, authorities said.
- Study: Europeans to suffer more ragweed with global warming Updated: May-25-15 11:10 am
WASHINGTON - Global warming will bring much more sneezing and wheezing to Europe by mid-century, a new study says.
- Pinot noir celebrates 50 years in Willamette Valley Updated: May-24-15 1:05 pm
SHERWOOD, Oregon - The founding families of Oregon pinot noir scoured the Pacific Northwest to find the perfect place for vines that need long, cool, consistent summers. An area with a growing season that won't freeze the buds before they burst into grapes, but won't scorch the delicate fruit, either.
- Catholics organize to promote pope's climate change message Updated: May-24-15 12:13 pm
NEW YORK - There will be prayer vigils and pilgrimages, policy briefings and seminars, and sermons in parishes from the U.S. to the Philippines.
- NY lawmakers told state must prepare for climate change Updated: May-19-15 5:32 pm
ALBANY, New York - Lawmakers on Tuesday heard dire predictions of rising sea levels, hotter temperatures and more severe storms from scientists who say New York must do more to respond to a changing climate.
- New science standards include climate change instruction Updated: May-19-15 10:05 am
ABERDEEN, South Dakota - South Dakota's Board of Education has adopted new science education standards that include instruction on climate change.
- Future for warming US: Not just the heat but the humanity Updated: May-18-15 11:02 am
WASHINGTON - The combination of global warming and shifting population means that by mid-century, there will be a huge increase in the number of Americans sweating through days that are extremely hot, a new study says.
- Earthquakes on Hawaii volcano could signal new eruption Updated: May-16-15 10:29 pm
HONOLULU - A series of earthquakes and shifting ground on the slopes of Kilauea have scientists wondering what will happen next at one of the world's most active volcanos.
- Researchers making big strides with Cheyenne supercomputer Updated: May-16-15 10:17 am
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - To see it in operation, "glamorous" probably isn't the right word to describe the Yellowstone supercomputer, with its dozens of rows of Spartan servers humming away day and night.
- Utah geologist listens to the sound of ancient arches Updated: May-14-15 2:59 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A University of Utah geologist is using one-of-a-kind research to understand the life cycle of sandstone arches throughout the southeast region of the state.
- NRC orders more research on earthquake risk at nuke plants Updated: May-13-15 6:43 pm
LOS ANGELES - Federal regulators want nuclear power plants in California and Washington state to conduct additional, in-depth research into earthquake risks.
- Study: Spring heat poses greater danger to wheat yields Updated: May-13-15 5:57 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - Spring heat poses a greater danger to winter wheat crops than early freezes in the fall, according to a new Kansas State University study that highlights the need develop more heat-tolerant varieties as climate change increases global temperatures.
- Sea rise threatens Florida coast, but no statewide plan Updated: May-10-15 11:17 am
ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida - America's oldest city is slowly drowning.
- Orlando native will try to row solo across Pacific Ocean Updated: May-10-15 12:58 am
ORLANDO, Florida - Half her lifetime ago, Sonya Baumstein approached a table at Winter Park High School, intrigued by a sport she knew little about.
- Researchers track strain volcanic smog puts on hospitals Updated: May-08-15 9:05 am
HONOLULU - Researchers with the University of Hawaii are trying to put price tag on the impacts of vog, or volcanic gas emissions.
- Strong quake rocks Papua New Guinea, tsunami threat lifted Updated: May-07-15 5:08 am
SYDNEY - A powerful earthquake rattled Papua New Guinea on Thursday, the fourth strong quake to hit the South Pacific island nation in a week. The temblor prompted officials to issue a local tsunami warning, but it was lifted shortly afterward with no reports of damage.
- UAE to explore Mars' atmosphere with probe named 'Hope' Updated: May-06-15 11:20 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - The United Arab Emirates' planned 2020 mission to Mars will study the planet's atmosphere and be appropriately named "Hope," members of the project team revealed Wednesday.
- Scientists: Recent LA quakes likely not linked to oil field Updated: May-04-15 1:52 pm
LOS ANGELES - Scientists say recent small earthquakes in southwestern Los Angeles County are likely due to tectonics, not activities at the Inglewood Oil Field.
- Study: Cutting carbon dioxide saves 3,500 US lives a year Updated: May-04-15 1:29 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama Administration's hotly debated plan to reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the nation's power plants will save about 3,500 lives a year by cutting back on other types of pollution as well, a new independent study concludes.
- Troubled forecasters seek way to improve tornado warnings Updated: May-03-15 12:44 pm
NORMAN, Oklahoma - Forecasters troubled by the high death count from twisters in Alabama and Joplin, Missouri, four years ago say they must put away their "nerd-speak" and find better ways to communicate if the public is going to react appropriately when bad weather approaches.
- No reports of major damage from small earthquake in Michigan Updated: May-02-15 4:58 pm
DETROIT - Geological experts say a small earthquake centered in southwestern Michigan has been felt around the state and other parts of the Upper Midwest.
- Study: Global warming to push 1 in 13 species to extinction Updated: Apr-30-15 2:06 pm
WASHINGTON - Global warming will eventually push 1 out of every 13 species on Earth into extinction, a new study projects.
- Seafloor sensors track submarine volcano's upheaval Updated: Apr-30-15 12:53 pm
SEATTLE - More than 80 scientists from around the world gathered in Seattle last week to discuss a thrilling development: For the first time, seafloor instruments were providing a real-time look at the most active, submarine volcano off the Northwest coast - and all signs indicated it might erupt soon.