- After Paris attacks, increased resolve for UN climate talks Updated: Nov-27-15 3:37 am
PARIS - Still gripped by shock and grief, Paris will play host to a long-awaited U.N. climate conference under tragic circumstances that none could have foreseen.
- Presidential contenders differ sharply on climate, energy Updated: Nov-27-15 3:31 am
WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders calls climate change the greatest threat to U.S. national security, while Republican hopeful Marco Rubio wants to cut the federal gas tax by 80 percent.
- North Texas families sue drillers over contaminated water Updated: Nov-26-15 12:36 pm
GRAFORD, Texas - Two families in rural North Texas have sued oil and gas drilling companies, claiming hazardous chemicals from hydraulic fracturing seeped into their water wells.
- Architecture students study Martian landscapes Updated: Nov-26-15 12:09 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee - In their first semester of graduate school, five first-year landscape architecture graduate students are working with a landscape where no human has been - Mars.
- Noted oceanographer John Knauss dies at 90 Updated: Nov-26-15 11:04 am
NARRAGANSETT, Rhode Island - A former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration whose work is credited with highlighting the fragility of the world's oceans, has died. John A. Knauss was 90.
- Nevada researchers trying to turn roadside weed into biofuel Updated: Nov-26-15 10:47 am
RENO, Nevada - Three decades ago, a University of Nevada researcher who obtained one of the first U.S. Energy Department grants to study the potential to turn plants into biofuels became convinced that a roadside weed - curly top gumweed - was growing along the road to the future.
- Projects stall after feds allow fish farming in open ocean Updated: Nov-26-15 10:24 am
SAN DIEGO - Some 90 percent of seafood consumed by Americans is imported - a fact that the Obama administration vowed to start turning around by expanding fish and shellfish farms into federal waters.
- South Africa moves closer to legal trade in rhino horns Updated: Nov-26-15 10:00 am
JOHANNESBURG - A South African court on Thursday opened the way to allowing local trade in rhino horns, alarming some conservationists who warned the ruling leaves rhinos even more vulnerable to poachers who are slaughtering them in record numbers.
- Digital atlas boosts push for Alaska Native place names Updated: Nov-26-15 9:05 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - During a recent walk along the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail, Dena'ina historian Aaron Leggett pointed to an area that was devastated during the massive Good Friday earthquake in 1964. Trees and houses on a mile-wide stretch of earth had come tumbling down.
- Japan announces $10.6 billion in climate financing for 2020 Updated: Nov-26-15 5:16 am
TOKYO - Gearing up for global warming talks in Paris next week, Japan said Thursday it plans to provide 1.3 trillion yen ($10.6 billion) in climate financing a year for developing countries from 2020, including public and private funds.
- Arkansas a refuge from rising seas in Marshall Islands Updated: Nov-26-15 4:52 am
MAJURO ATOLL, Marshall Islands - Valentino Keimbar hides from the intense heat in the shade of a breadfruit tree, waiting for his basketball game to begin. It was supposed to start a couple of hours ago, maybe three, but time matters little here on the Marshall Islands.
- Tiny Marshall Islands face threats from global warming Updated: Nov-26-15 4:43 am
MAJURO, Marshall Islands - ATOLLS AT RISK
- Oldest known seabird is back at Midway Atoll near Hawaii Updated: Nov-25-15 8:28 pm
HONOLULU - Federal wildlife officials say the world's oldest known seabird has returned to Midway Atoll.
- Tobacco growers vote to continue self-assessment of sales Updated: Nov-25-15 2:17 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina - North Carolina tobacco growers have voted to continue a self-assessment that raises funds to support tobacco-related research and extension efforts of N.C. State University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
- Post Falls high school closes after mercury spill Updated: Nov-25-15 2:10 pm
POST FALLS, Idaho - A Catholic school and church and school in Post Falls have closed so a hazmat team can clean up mercury that was spilled in the school's science lab.
- Fitzgerald sees each of her students as a gift Updated: Nov-25-15 11:32 am
VICKSBURG, Mississippi - Vicksburg Intermediate School teacher LouAnn Fitzgerald had two driving forces that led to her 15-year career in education.
- UN weather agency: It's record hot out there this year Updated: Nov-25-15 11:05 am
WASHINGTON - Because of man-made global warming and a strong El Nino, Earth's wild weather this year is bursting the annual heat record, the World Meteorological Organization announced on Wednesday.
- EXCHANGE: Fire training buildings adapt to versatile needs Updated: Nov-25-15 10:23 am
PLAINFIELD, Illinois - Smoke billowed Tuesday out of a building behind the Plainfield Fire Protection District headquarters as firefighting crews geared up to enter and look for survivors.
- School named to National Register of Historic Places Updated: Nov-25-15 9:39 am
SOMERSWORTH, New Hampshire - The Hilltop School in Somersworth has been named to the National Register of Historic Places.
- 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.