- Rangers take hands-off approach to yearly rush across river Updated: May-05-15 3:21 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - National park rangers and other federal law enforcement officers kept watch without intervening as dozens of antler hunters in western Wyoming gathered for what turned out, for some, to be an ill-fated rush to cross an ice-cold raging mountain river at night.
- Second beached whale found south of San Francisco Updated: May-05-15 3:14 pm
PACIFICA, California - A beached humpback whale was discovered south of San Francisco, marking the second dead whale to wash ashore in less than three weeks.
- Final EPA plan would leave some asbestos in Montana town Updated: May-05-15 1:50 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Federal regulators' long-delayed final cleanup plan for a Montana mining town where thousands have been sickened by asbestos contamination would leave some of the deadly material where it sits, in the walls of houses, underground and elsewhere.
- Briefing planned on Lake Erie nutrient reduction initiative Updated: May-05-15 1:28 pm
DUNDEE, Michigan - Federal officials are holding a public briefing on a program designed to prevent runoff of nutrients into Lake Erie that scientists blame for outbreaks of toxic bacteria that have fouled drinking water in southeastern Michigan and northwestern Ohio.
- USM provost Wiesenburg returns to Marine Science faculty Updated: May-05-15 11:09 am
HATTIESBURG, Mississippi - University of Southern Mississippi Provost Denis Wiesenburg has resigned from his position as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
- Governor to promote computer science classes at high schools Updated: May-05-15 11:01 am
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson will travel to high schools across the state to encourage students to enroll in computer science courses.
- Incentive for students who score well on Smarter Balanced Updated: May-05-15 10:43 am
MEDFORD, Oregon - High school juniors taking the Smarter Balanced assessment this spring or next may be spared from taking a two- to three- hour college placement test if they score high enough on the assessment and take college-level classes their senior year.
- China, EU working on common approach on climate change Updated: May-05-15 8:47 am
BEIJING - The European Union's foreign policy chief said Tuesday she's confident the EU and China can agree to a common approach on climate change ahead of crucial carbon reduction talks in Paris this year.
- Tuskegee professor receives award for agricultural studies Updated: May-05-15 3:49 am
AUBURN, Alabama - A Tuskegee professor has won a prestigious award for his works in agricultural studies.
- Oklahoma State University library wins excellence award Updated: May-05-15 3:05 am
STILLWATER, Oklahoma - The Oklahoma State University library is being honored for its series of Science CafÃ© programs on the oil and gas industry.
- Anonymous $10 million gift to fund new center at Princeton Updated: May-05-15 1:16 am
PRINCETON, New Jersey - Princeton University is using a hefty gift from an anonymous donor to open a behavioral science and public policy center.
- Small tsunami seen near epicenter of Papua New Guinea quake Updated: May-05-15 12:49 am
SYDNEY - A powerful earthquake rattled the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, generating a small tsunami near the epicenter, bringing down power lines and cracking walls, but causing no widespread damage.
- Crater collapse causes lava explosion on Hawaii's Kilauea Updated: May-04-15 8:52 pm
HONOLULU - Molten lava, rocks and gas went flying through the air on Hawaii's Kilauea volcano after an explosion was caused by the partial collapse of a crater wall.
- Huge waves in California lure bodysurfers, crowds to beaches Updated: May-04-15 8:27 pm
NEWPORT BEACH, California - Hundreds of spectators lined the beach and gasped, cheered and clapped on Monday as bodysurfers braved 15-foot waves at The Wedge, a Newport Beach break known for its powerful waves.
- State moves forward with oyster research for cleaner water Updated: May-04-15 7:44 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey has taken a step toward allowing experimental oyster colony research projects to be placed in polluted waterways to help clean the water, despite concerns by the state Environmental Protection Department that poachers might steal and sell them, potentially sickening customers and damaging the state's $800 million shellfish industry.
- Museums in NYC, Boston honored for science education Updated: May-04-15 7:25 pm
NEW YORK - The National Science Board is honoring museums in New York and Boston for their work in educating the public about science.
- University says county GMO measure could hamper research Updated: May-04-15 6:24 pm
CORVALLIS, Oregon - Oregon State University says a Benton County ballot measure that seeks to ban the cultivation of genetically modified crops in the county could hurt GMO-related university research projects.
- Nuclear weapons lab worker seriously burned in accident Updated: May-04-15 6:13 pm
LOS ALAMOS, New Mexico - A Los Alamos National Laboratory employee was in critical condition Monday after being burned in an accident that also sent eight other workers at the nuclear weapons research facility to the hospital.
- Study: Trace amount of drilling fluid found in water well Updated: May-04-15 6:11 pm
Toxic fluids used in drilling and hydraulic fracturing likely escaped an unlined borehole and migrated thousands of feet into a residential drinking-water supply in Pennsylvania, according to a study published Monday.
- Q&A: A look at the big waves pounding California beaches Updated: May-04-15 5:34 pm
LOS ANGELES - Big waves have been lashing Southern California, attracting surfers and thousands of gawkers to south-facing beaches.
- Ag Secretary Vilsack announces $235 million for conservation Updated: May-04-15 5:05 pm
BROOMFIELD, Colorado - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Monday announced up to $235 million in funding for conservation projects to protect water quality and combat the drought that is ravaging parts of the West.
- Feds expand efforts to fight wildfires by reshaping forests Updated: May-04-15 4:32 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - The towering ponderosa pine trees are cut down and bundled in quick succession as heavy equipment winds its way through a national forest as part of the largest federal effort to reshape the forests to prevent wildfires. The felled trees then are shredded of their limbs and eventually will be taken from the forest in northern Arizona to Phoenix, where they'll be turned into pallets.
- Shore students hope to speed up turtle protection bill Updated: May-04-15 3:04 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Students from a Jersey shore environmental science school helped get lawmakers to speed up action on a turtle protection bill that had been moving as slowly as, well, a turtle.
- Italian astronaut brews, sips first fresh espresso in space Updated: May-04-15 1:52 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - The first Italian woman in space is now the world's first orbiting barista.
- 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.