- Better batteries to beat global warming: A race against time Updated: Nov-24-15 6:58 pm
WASHINGTON - One of the key technologies that could help wean the globe off fossil fuel is probably at your fingertips or in your pocket right now: the battery.
- Washington project ensures forest stores carbon for decades Updated: Nov-24-15 5:55 pm
SEATTLE - Half a small forest still standing near Mount Rainier faced clear-cutting before an effort in Washington state saved the decades-old trees and allowed Microsoft to help finance the project to offset its carbon footprint.
- Plans for new Providence research facilities unveiled Updated: Nov-24-15 4:10 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Brown University and Wexford Science and Technology are planning to build two new research facilities in Providence's Jewelry District.
- Obama to meet with leaders of China, India at climate summit Updated: Nov-24-15 4:01 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is hoping to generate early momentum for international climate talks in Paris next week by holding one-on-one meetings there with the leaders of China and India.
- Reusable rocket: In a first, booster returns safely to Earth Updated: Nov-24-15 3:34 pm
NEW YORK - A private space company announced Tuesday that it had landed a rocket upright and gently enough to be used again, a milestone in commercial aeronautics.
- Scientists call for continuing Great Lakes wolf protections Updated: Nov-24-15 1:23 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region should not yet be removed from the federal endangered species list, a group of scientists and scholars said Tuesday, disagreeing with colleagues who said the population has rebounded sufficiently.
- Egypt discovers ancient fence, dating back over 3,500 years Updated: Nov-24-15 12:18 pm
CAIRO - Egypt's antiquities ministry says archaeologists have found a "giant fence" at the site of an ancient capital city in the northern Nile Delta region, dating back over 3,500 years.
- Company to conduct clinical trial based on Ole Miss research Updated: Nov-24-15 7:42 am
OXFORD, Mississippi - A privately held biotechnology company will conduct a clinical trial of a compound based on research conducted at the University of Mississippi and ElSohly Laboratories.
- Parched Emirates relies on sea as groundwater runs out Updated: Nov-24-15 1:54 am
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - As skyscrapers and gleaming towers rose with lightning speed across the United Arab Emirates over the past two decades, the Gulf nation's thirst for water grew at an enormous rate - so much so that today, it threatens to dry up all of the country's groundwater in as little as 15 years, experts say.
- Federal approval of Gila River agreement triggers review Updated: Nov-23-15 8:04 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The U.S. Department of Interior on Monday reached an agreement with water managers in New Mexico, marking the next step in a long, contentious process to develop the state's share of the Gila River.
- After criticism, Iowa board sends money to research centers Updated: Nov-23-15 6:57 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Reversing course after days of criticism, Iowa regulators transferred funding Monday that they had withheld for months from university centers that study alternative energy and global warming.
- Nestle confirms labor abuse among its Thai seafood suppliers Updated: Nov-23-15 6:23 pm
WASHINGTON - Impoverished migrant workers in Thailand are sold or lured by false promises and forced to catch and process fish that ends up in global food giant Nestle SA's supply chains.
- Correction: Amazon Trees story Updated: Nov-23-15 4:07 pm
WASHINGTON - In a story Nov. 20 about Amazon trees, The Associated Press erroneously reported how much area the forest has been losing. About 15 years ago, it was losing about 11,600 square miles of forest a year, not 11.6 million square miles. That figure has dropped to about 3,800 square miles a year, not 3.8 million square miles.
- Using new gene drive to create malaria-resistant mosquitoes Updated: Nov-23-15 2:58 pm
WASHINGTON - California researchers hatched some malaria-resistant mosquitoes and then gave evolution a shove - using a groundbreaking technology to ensure the insects pass on that protective gene as they reproduce, with implications far beyond the promise of fighting malaria.
- UF researchers find hope in battle against citrus greening Updated: Nov-23-15 12:34 pm
LAKE ALFRED, Florida - Researchers at the University of Florida say they have good news in the war against citrus greening: genetically modified citrus trees that show enhanced resistance to the disease.
- Girls Who Code: FSU Panama City training female students Updated: Nov-23-15 12:28 pm
PANAMA CITY, Florida - Florida State University Panama City is now teaching a "Girls Who Code" program, which focuses on teaching computer coding to female students in grades six to 12.
- Lewes recognized for its important role in space research Updated: Nov-23-15 10:37 am
LEWES, Delaware - The town of Lewes has been recognized for the important role it played in helping scientists determine the size of the solar system.
- Prince Charles: Climate change party to blame for Syria war Updated: Nov-23-15 10:09 am
LONDON - Prince Charles says climate change is partly responsible for Syria's civil war and the chaos it has unleashed.
- Mud from Brazil mining disaster contaminates ocean Updated: Nov-23-15 9:55 am
RIO DE JANEIRO - A torrent of mud unleashed by a dam burst at an iron ore mine in southeastern Brazil is contaminating the Atlantic Ocean.
- Biology building damaged at Pennsylvania's Allegheny College Updated: Nov-23-15 9:21 am
MEADVILLE, Pennsylvania - A biology building was expected to reopen on the campus of Allegheny College after it was vandalized over the weekend.
- Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers Updated: Nov-23-15 9:01 am
Omaha World-Herald. Nov. 20, 2015
- Pesticide-makers point to other culprits in bee die-offs Updated: Nov-23-15 6:16 am
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina - In a Nordic-inspired building tucked in a corner of the Bayer CropScience North American headquarters, high school students wander through 6,000 square feet dedicated entirely to the specialness of bees. Children taste different types of honey and examine the differences between honeybee and carpenter bee specimens.
- Dodge City teacher named 2016 Kansas Teacher of the Year Updated: Nov-22-15 5:17 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - A high school mathematics teacher from Dodge City is the 2016 Kansas Teacher of the Year.
- New drug to fight respiratory virus in infants Updated: Nov-22-15 3:17 pm
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Le Bonheur Children's Hospital will begin testing what researchers consider to be a promising new medicine on babies infected with a respiratory virus that's the leading cause of the hospitalization of infants nationwide.
- UMaine debuting ocean simulator to test sea-bound technology Updated: Nov-22-15 11:12 am
ORONO, Maine - Builders of everything from cruise ships and ports to oil rigs offshore wind turbines are tasked with the same question - will their work will be strong enough to stand up to the sea?