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Stories with subject: Environmental science
  • Fracking foes challenge Ohio earthquake assurances 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 6:13 pm
  • COLUMBUS, Ohio - A citizens group said Wednesday it isn't taking the word of state regulators that new permitting guidelines will protect public health after earthquakes in northeast Ohio were linked to the gas drilling method of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.

  • Climate change likely to make Everest even riskier 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 11:31 am
  • NEW DELHI - Climbing to the roof of the world is becoming less predictable and possibly more dangerous, scientists say, as climate change brings warmer temperatures that may eat through the ice and snow on Mount Everest.

  • Climate change likely to make Everest even riskier 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 7:23 am
  • NEW DELHI - Climbing to the roof of the world is becoming less predictable and possibly more dangerous, scientists say, as climate change brings warmer temperatures that may eat through the ice and snow on Mount Everest.

  • Maine baby lobster decline could end high catches 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:55 pm
  • YARMOUTH, Maine - The number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline - possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted New England's lobster fishery, scientists say.

  • USDA awards $6 million for climate change study 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 4:04 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - The U.S. Department of Agriculture will award $6 million to 10 universities to finance the study of what climate change means to agriculture and strategies for helping farmers and ranchers deal with weather changes.

  • Correction: Biofuels-Global Warming story 
    Updated: Apr-22-14 3:33 pm
  • WASHINGTON - In a story April 20 about new research showing biofuels made with corn leftovers are worse for global warming than gasoline in the short term, The Associated Press erroneously reported that cellulosic biofuels that failed to release 60 percent less carbon than gasoline wouldn't earn a $1 per gallon subsidy. That tax subsidy expired on Dec. 31, 2013.

  • Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans 
    Updated: Apr-21-14 12:01 pm
  • WASHINGTON - While scientists believe the universe began with a Big Bang, most Americans put a big question mark on the concept, an Associated Press-GfK poll found.

  • Study examines deaths of trout that eat alewife 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 4:51 pm
  • TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Subtle immune system changes may explain why some Great Lakes trout and salmon die from the lack of an essential vitamin after eating alewife, an important forage species, according to a scientific report released Wednesday.

  • Engineering study set for Susquehanna River Bridge 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 8:19 pm
  • HAVRE DE GRACE, Maryland - Amtrak says it has joined with state and federal agencies to conduct an engineering study of the Susquehanna River Rail Bridge for possible rehabilitation or replacement.

  • Climate changes to result in bird, reptile shifts 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 6:17 pm
  • ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - As temperatures climb across the Southwest, researchers have found some species will win, but others stand to lose - and lose big.

  • Researchers net 'zombie bass' with electricity 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 8:08 am
  • ROGERSVILLE, Alabama - Bernie Fuller has fished for decades, yet he's never witnessed anything to match the sight of dozens of zombie bass eerily rising out of a north Alabama lake.

  • Climate change bill lays out Rhode Island response 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 8:34 pm
  • PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Rhode Island faces a serious threat from climate change but should consider it an opportunity to become a national leader on this front, the head of a legislative panel on the environment said Thursday.

  • Exxon: Highly unlikely world limits fossil fuels 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 8:29 pm
  • NEW YORK - On the same day the world's scientists issued their latest report on climate change and the risks it poses to society, the nation's biggest oil and gas company said the world's climate policies are "highly unlikely" to stop it from selling fossil fuels far into the future.

  • Global warming dials up our risks, UN report says 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 11:29 pm
  • YOKOHAMA, Japan - If the world doesn't cut pollution of heat-trapping gases, the already noticeable harms of global warming could spiral "out of control," the head of a United Nations scientific panel warned Monday.

  • UN science report: Warming worsens security woes 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 2:01 am
  • YOKOHAMA, Japan - In an authoritative report due out Monday a United Nations climate panel for the first time is connecting hotter global temperatures to hotter global tempers. Top scientists are saying that climate change will complicate and worsen existing global security problems, such as civil wars, strife between nations and refugees.

  • UN panel: 8 reasons to worry about global warming 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 1:16 am
  • YOKOHAMA, Japan - If you have already read "12 Pieces of Practical Advice from Housecats," now you can move on to "8 Reasons to Worry about Global Warming."

  • Clarification: Oil Drilling Taxes story 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 3:56 pm
  • LANSING, Michigan - In a March 19 story, The Associated Press paraphrased George Peridas, a Natural Resources Defense Council environmental scientist, as saying that sustainable energy is still a luxury at this time. Peridas instead said that sustainable energy production currently is dwarfed by fossil fuel production.