- Idaho Legislature rejects new science standards Updated: Feb-08-16 8:35 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho lawmakers have rejected new K-12 science standards after receiving criticism over how the rules - which for the first time include global warming and evolution components- were finalized.
- Climate change study, talk push Nebraska to make action plan Updated: Feb-05-16 5:16 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - More than 300 leaders who gathered to discuss a 2014 climate survey of Nebraska have concluded that the state must be more proactive in developing an action plan to respond to changes in climate.
- Wet weather systems increasingly more rare in Southwest Updated: Feb-05-16 4:11 pm
RENO, Nevada - The southwestern United States has already begun a long-predicted shift into a decidedly drier climate, a new study looking at the last 35 years of weather pattern concluded.
- Storm tracks farther northward, bringing snow to Maine Updated: Feb-05-16 9:27 am
A storm that was originally expected to give parts of Maine a dusting has moved closer to shore, bringing nearly a foot of snow to parts of the state and closing hundreds of schools and businesses.
- West Virginia school board member Wade Linger resigns Updated: Feb-03-16 5:02 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - West Virginia Board of Education member Wade Linger has resigned, citing frustration over what he called the state Legislature's long-term meddling with the board's work.
- Higher temperatures make Zika mosquito spread disease more Updated: Feb-03-16 1:03 pm
WASHINGTON - In its brief lifespan, the mosquito that carries the Zika virus is caught in a race: Will it pass the disease to humans before it dies?
- Scientists: "Doomsday Clock" reflects grave threat to world Updated: Jan-26-16 10:26 pm
STANFORD, California - Rising tension between Russia and the U.S., North Korea's recent nuclear test and a lack of aggressive steps to address climate change are putting the world under grave threat, scientists behind a "Doomsday Clock" that measures the likelihood of a global cataclysm said Tuesday.
- Weather Channel meteorologist killed in parking garage crash Updated: Jan-26-16 1:08 pm
ATLANTA - Authorities said a meteorologist for The Weather Channel died by suicide when crashing his car through an Atlanta parking garage wall and plowing into an adjacent hotel, injuring a worker.
- Feds giving UMaine grant to study potatoes, grains Updated: Jan-23-16 9:13 am
- Judge in climate suit tells feds to re-examine coal mine Updated: Jan-22-16 6:32 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - Federal officials must re-examine a 117 million-ton expansion of an eastern Montana coal mine after a judge sided with environmentalists who sued over the project's potential to make climate change worse and cause other environmental damage.
- AP FACT CHECK: Ted Cruz misstates science of climate change Updated: Jan-21-16 7:12 am
NORTH CONWAY, New Hampshire - Answering a question this week about climate change during a campaign stop in New Hampshire, Ted Cruz was worlds apart from the scientific consensus that sees a world that is warming because of human activity.
- NOAA, NASA: 2015 was Earth's hottest by a wide margin Updated: Jan-20-16 2:24 pm
WASHINGTON - Last year wasn't just the Earth's hottest year on record - it left a century of high temperature marks in the dust.
- Earth's temperature depends on where you put thermometer Updated: Jan-20-16 12:39 pm
WASHINGTON - When it comes to measuring global warming, it's all about altitude.
- Current path of storm takes it south of northern New England Updated: Jan-20-16 9:32 am
GRAY, Maine - The nation's capital is bracing for a major snowstorm, but it looks like the storm is going to miss northern New England.
- East Coast, Ohio Valley brace for possible big snowstorm Updated: Jan-19-16 3:16 pm
WASHINGTON - Tens of millions of Americans from Washington to Boston and the Ohio Valley could be walloped by an end-of-the-week snowstorm, meteorologists say.
- Study: Man-made heat put in oceans has doubled since 1997 Updated: Jan-18-16 11:03 am
WASHINGTON - The amount of man-made heat energy absorbed by the seas has doubled since 1997, a study released Monday showed.
- Build a better weather network? New York takes the dare Updated: Jan-17-16 10:57 am
ALBANY, New York - Counting every raindrop or measuring every gust of wind is impossible, but New York is getting closer with a uniquely extensive statewide system of automated weather stations that should paint a dramatically clearer picture of developing storms.
- Lyndon State College's atmospheric sciences to get award Updated: Jan-17-16 10:19 am
LYNDON, Vermont - The New England Board of Higher Education is honoring Lyndon State College's program in atmospheric sciences.
- Researchers: Small Colorado glacier could melt in 20 years Updated: Jan-12-16 6:42 pm
DENVER - A small glacier in the mountains west of Boulder, Colorado, could disappear in about 20 years because of regional climate warming and drought, and similar thawing could be underway elsewhere in Colorado's high country, researchers said Tuesday.
- Powerful replacement in works for climate-modeling computer Updated: Jan-11-16 3:44 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - One of the most powerful computers in the world dedicated to climate change, weather and other earth science research will be replaced in 2017 by an even faster machine, officials announced Monday.