- Scientists, tribe study shrinking Washington state glacier Updated: Aug-28-15 2:17 am
MOUNT BAKER, Washington - Mauri Pelto digs his crampons into the steep icy slope on Mount Baker in Washington state and watches as streams of water cascades off the thick mass of bare, bluish ice. Every 20 yards, the water carves vertical channels in the face of the glacier as it rushes downstream.
- Ag secretary promises more sage grouse spending across West Updated: Aug-27-15 8:55 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - The federal government plans to spend more than $200 million over the next three years on programs to protect greater sage grouse in Western states - regardless of whether the bird receives federal protections, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.
- Walrus leave ice, come ashore on Alaska's northwest coast Updated: Aug-27-15 7:52 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Pacific walrus have come ashore on the northwest coast of Alaska in what has become an annual sign of the effects of climate change.
- Californians cut water without state imposing fines Updated: Aug-27-15 7:49 pm
FRESNO, California - For the second straight month, Californians exceeded hefty water conservation mandates during the relentless drought without the state imposing fines, officials said Thursday.
- Buzz Aldrin joins university, forming 'master plan' for Mars Updated: Aug-27-15 6:18 pm
MELBOURNE, Florida - Buzz Aldrin is teaming up with Florida Institute of Technology to develop "a master plan" for colonizing Mars within 25 years.
- Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area now open daily Updated: Aug-27-15 6:12 pm
LEWISVILLE, Texas - Lining the southern shore of Lewisville Lake is a 2,000-acre chunk of what ecologists call the "real" Texas.
- Planned Parenthood alleges 'smear' in letter to Congress Updated: Aug-27-15 5:41 pm
LOS ANGELES - Planned Parenthood Federation of America defended its practices Thursday in a lengthy letter to congressional leaders and included a report by experts it hired who found undercover videos of officials discussing fetal tissue for research were heavily altered by anti-abortion activists.
- Utah man dies from plague in 4th fatal case in US this year Updated: Aug-27-15 4:26 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah man in his 70s has died after contracting the plague, bringing to four the number of deaths from the disease reported in the United States this year, health officials said Thursday.
- Study can't confirm results of many psychology experiments Updated: Aug-27-15 2:15 pm
NEW YORK - A large group of researchers set out to repeat 100 experiments published by leading psychology journals to see how often they would get the same results.
- Chemical fire at Western Washington University Updated: Aug-27-15 1:52 pm
BELLINGHAM, Washington - The cause of a chemical fire that broke out in a chemistry lab at Western Washington University still hasn't been determined.
- What killed Knut? Riddle of polar bear's death solved Updated: Aug-27-15 11:31 am
BERLIN - The sudden death four years ago of Knut, the celebrity Berlin Zoo polar bear who ended up on the cover of Vanity Fair, shocked his fans around the world and posed a riddle for veterinarians anxious to keep other animals from suffering the same fate.
- Scientists squabble while Africa's only penguins perish Updated: Aug-27-15 11:07 am
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - They're cute, knee-high, they bray like donkeys and are a tourist attraction near Cape Town. But African Penguins - the continent's only species of the flightless bird - are at risk of extinction.
- UW Bothell professors, former student make math discovery Updated: Aug-27-15 5:29 am
BOTHELL, Washington - Two mathematics professors and one of their former students at the University of Washington Bothell have discovered a rare geometry pattern that could have applications in crystallography or self-assembling nanomachines.
- Nevada governor's science office revived, gets new director Updated: Aug-26-15 8:22 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - The Governor's Office of Science, Innovation and Technology is getting a fresh start and a new director after being defunct for years.
- Q&A: The legal battle over a giant telescope atop Mauna Kea Updated: Aug-26-15 7:38 pm
HONOLULU - Long before dozens of people were arrested while protesting against building a giant telescope atop Hawaii's Mauna Kea, there were years of environmental studies, public hearings and court proceedings. The Hawaii Supreme Court on Thursday is scheduled to hear oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging the project's permit from the state land board to build the telescope on conservation land.
- Experts: potential for great fall foliage in Carolinas Updated: Aug-26-15 3:41 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Fall foliage experts in the Carolinas are predicting the coming season may well be a great one.
- Kentucky ACT results lagging national levels Updated: Aug-26-15 3:32 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Kentucky students improved but still lag behind national averages for ACT college-readiness benchmarks in four core subjects, with the biggest deficit in math scores.
- Ohio to investigate jail where woman found dead in cell Updated: Aug-26-15 3:20 pm
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio - The Ohio corrections department will conduct a review of the jail where a woman was found dead in a cell last month to help officials determine what happened.
- 2015 Oklahoma grads' college readiness rate remains static Updated: Aug-26-15 2:46 pm
TULSA, Oklahoma - A new report shows the percentage of Oklahoma's 2015 graduating seniors who demonstrated college and career readiness in four core subjects on the ACT exam has remained static since last year.
- Uber to work with UofA on mapping, self-driving cars Updated: Aug-26-15 1:35 pm
TUCSON, Arizona - Uber is partnering with the University of Arizona to develop mapping technology as the ride-hailing company expands its research of driverless car technology.
- Scientists use industrial kitchen to save sagebrush steppe Updated: Aug-26-15 12:38 pm
BURNS, Oregon - Some of the West's most promising rangeland research is taking place in an industrial kitchen where scientists might be mistaken for pastry chefs.
- UN chief urges leaders to speed up climate negotiations Updated: Aug-26-15 11:28 am
PARIS - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging world leaders to "accelerate" negotiations ahead of a December climate conference in Paris.
- Alliant project at Madison headquarters studies solar energy Updated: Aug-26-15 6:49 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Alliant Energy is studying solar-energy technology in a project outside its Madison headquarters.
- Teacher survey shows concerns with test prep, evaluations Updated: Aug-26-15 5:55 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - With new tests on the way in math and English for students in grades three through 11, a new survey shows Tennessee teachers worried that they're spending too much time on testing and test preparation.
- Smartphone app identifies weeds invasive to Alaska Updated: Aug-26-15 5:43 am
KENAI, Alaska - A new smartphone application is helping researchers learn where plant species invasive to Alaska are growing.