- More acidic seawater now dissolving bit of Florida Keys reef Updated: May-03-16 3:08 pm
WASHINGTON - Seawater - increasingly acidic due to global warming - is eating away the limestone framework for the coral reef of the upper Florida Keys, according to a new study. It's something that scientists had expected, but not so soon.
- 3 planets orbiting dwarf star prime spots to search for life Updated: May-02-16 2:02 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida - Astronomers searching for life beyond our solar system may need to look no farther than a little, feeble nearby star.
- Climate change focus of next Omaha Science Cafe Updated: May-02-16 1:44 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - Organizers say the next Omaha Science Cafe will explore the global and local impact of climate change.
- Study: US oil field source of global uptick in air pollution Updated: Apr-29-16 7:04 pm
WASHINGTON - An oil and natural gas field in the western United States is largely responsible for a global uptick of the air pollutant ethane, according to a new study.
- Feds set short red snapper season in Gulf; Alabama differs Updated: Apr-27-16 6:36 pm
MOBILE, Alabama - The federal government says private recreational anglers will have only nine days to fish for red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico this summer, but at least one Gulf state said Wednesday that won't apply in its waters.
- German consumer confidence amid strong domestic demand Updated: Apr-27-16 4:23 am
BERLIN - A closely watched survey shows German consumer confidence is on the rise, indicating there is an expectation Europe's largest economy will regain momentum in the coming months as increased employment, income growth and moderate inflation help domestic demand.
- How early is too early for word that tornadoes may come? Updated: Apr-23-16 11:02 am
NORMAN, Oklahoma - Meteorologists are finding something much tougher to forecast than a stormy atmosphere: the human mind.
- Study: Warming giving US type of weather we prefer - for now Updated: Apr-20-16 3:30 pm
WASHINGTON - Global warming has mostly made the weather more pleasant for Americans over the last 40 years, which may explain why much of the public doesn't rank climate change as big a threat as do scientists and the rest of the world, a new study suggests.
- Earth's hot streak continues for a record 11 months Updated: Apr-19-16 1:51 pm
WASHINGTON - Earth's record monthly heat streak has hit 11 months in a row - a record in itself.
- Hurricane forecast pioneer Bill Gray dead at age 86 Updated: Apr-16-16 7:13 pm
FORT COLLINS, Colorado - Bill Gray, a pioneer in hurricane forecasting, died Saturday in Fort Collins, according to his longtime assistant. He was 86.
- Loon dies of malaria in the latest sign of climate change Updated: Apr-16-16 9:37 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - The first case of a loon dying of malaria has scientists fearing the iconic New England bird could become vulnerable to the disease that's more common in warmer climates.
- Scientists: Greenland ice sheet is melting freakishly early Updated: Apr-13-16 6:24 pm
WASHINGTON - Greenland's massive ice sheet this week started melting freakishly early thanks to a weather system that brought unseasonably warm temperatures and rain, scientists say.
- Obama touts robots, US ingenuity at White House Science Fair Updated: Apr-13-16 5:58 pm
WASHINGTON - They came with eco-glue and Lego launchers. Their tag board displays were filled with charts, graphs and research on pollution. There were no little kids with plaster volcanoes in this crowd. But there was a trash-eating robot.
- NOAA research vessel to make Newport permanent home Updated: Apr-12-16 4:51 pm
NEWPORT, Rhode Island - A $54 million National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association fisheries research vessel will make its permanent home in Newport.
- NASA: Global warming is now changing how Earth wobbles Updated: Apr-08-16 2:53 pm
WASHINGTON - Global warming is shifting the way the Earth wobbles on its polar axis, a new NASA study finds.
- Another study says warming may be worse than experts think Updated: Apr-07-16 2:04 pm
WASHINGTON - Most computer simulations of climate change are underestimating by at least one degree how warm the world will get this century, a new study suggests.
- Scientists blame El Nino, warming for 'gruesome' coral death Updated: Apr-06-16 2:41 pm
The coral on the sea floor around the Pacific island of Kiritimati looked like a boneyard in November - stark, white and lifeless. But there was still some hope.
- Supercomputing systems collaboration seeks to boost research Updated: Apr-06-16 12:05 pm
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - The University of Michigan is collaborating with IBM to develop supercomputing systems designed to increase the pace of scientific discovery.
- Push on to move science center to fishing hub of New Bedford Updated: Apr-05-16 2:44 pm
NEW BEDFORD, Massachusetts - The federal government is considering renovating one of the oldest and most influential marine science centers in the country, prompting some to lobby for the facility to relocate across the bay to New Bedford, the nation's commercial fishing hub.
- Fever: Federal report says global warming making US sick Updated: Apr-04-16 8:42 pm
WASHINGTON - Man-made global warming is making America sicker, and it's only going to get worse, according to a new federal government report.
- Judge: Climate change imperils wolverines and feds must act Updated: Apr-04-16 7:49 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - The Obama administration brushed over the threat that climate change poses to the snow-loving wolverine when it denied protections for the elusive predator also known as the "mountain devil," a federal judge ruled Monday.