- Strong earthquake rocks Indonesia's Papua province Updated: Jul-28-15 12:07 am
JAYAPURA, Indonesia - A strong earthquake struck Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua early Tuesday panicking people with at least one teenager missing after possibly drowning in a river. Several buildings and houses were either destroyed or damaged.
- Tribes preparing for climate change impact on First Foods Updated: Jul-26-15 3:50 pm
ELGIN, Oregon - Against the backdrop of a region-wide drought, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation are bracing for the potentially harmful long-term effects of climate change.
- Undersea volcano called Kick 'em Jenny rumbling off Grenada Updated: Jul-23-15 7:17 pm
ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada - An active underwater volcano off Grenada's northern coast called Kick 'em Jenny was rumbling Thursday and regional disaster authorities were put on alert, though they said it posed no threat of triggering a destructive tsunami.
- Scientists record explosion at Alaska's Cleveland Volcano Updated: Jul-21-15 3:34 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - An explosion Tuesday morning rocked Alaska's Cleveland Volcano but scientists have detected no ash cloud that could threaten jets crossing the Pacific Ocean.
- Birmingham mayor: Pleased to back pope's call to end slavery Updated: Jul-21-15 10:44 am
VATICAN CITY - The latest developments at the Vatican's meeting of mayors on fighting climate change and human trafficking. All times local.
- Scientists fly Kansas sky to study ferocious storms Updated: Jul-19-15 4:38 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - The radar screens in the jetliner show massive storm systems around Wichita and Dodge City growing and beginning to merge.
- Climate change could pose new risk to native birds Updated: Jul-19-15 3:16 pm
HONOLULU - Indigenous Hawaiian bird populations could face new challenges posed by global climate change over the next century, according to researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the U.S. Geological Survey.
- Oklahoma Corporation Commission takes new earthquake actions Updated: Jul-17-15 5:31 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma Corporation Commission said Friday it is placing more than 200 oil and natural gas wastewater disposal wells under scrutiny as the regulatory agency investigates whether the wells are triggering earthquakes in the state.
- Research: Polar bears can't conserve energy during fasting Updated: Jul-16-15 10:20 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A study of an Alaska polar bear population in summer concludes the bear's biology will not help stave off starvation in the face of global warming.
- Annual checkup of Earth's climate says we're in hotter water Updated: Jul-16-15 1:49 pm
WASHINGTON - In their annual, detailed physical of Earth's climate, scientists say the world is in increasingly hot and rising water.
- Hot weather impacting climbing on Mount Rainier Updated: Jul-12-15 4:40 pm
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Washington - Seattleites without air conditioning aren't the only ones suffering from record-setting temperatures this summer.
- NJ ocean blasting research done; request to halt it dropped Updated: Jul-09-15 8:35 pm
BARNEGAT LIGHT, New Jersey - Seismic testing that involved blasting the ocean floor off the New Jersey shore with sound waves has been completed, and fishing groups have stopped seeking a court order to halt it.
- Study: American, European bumblebees feeling climate sting Updated: Jul-09-15 2:13 pm
NEW YORK - Climate change is shrinking the geographic range of many bumblebee species in North America and Europe, putting them in danger of future extinction, scientists say.
- Researchers hope to double number of geothermal study sites Updated: Jul-08-15 9:04 am
HILO, Hawaii - Researchers with the University of Hawaii are looking to more than double the number of geothermal energy survey sites they originally intended to study.
- Oklahoma's top seismologist accepts USGS job in New Mexico Updated: Jul-06-15 5:31 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma's state seismologist plans to leave the job for a position with the United States Geological Survey in New Mexico.
- Kilauea Volcano lava lake level drops Updated: Jul-04-15 1:40 pm
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii - The level of the lava lake atop Kilauea Volcano has dropped.