- 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.
- Study analyzes impact of Washington state coal-export plan Updated: Apr-29-16 6:25 pm
SEATTLE - A coal-export terminal proposed along the Columbia River in southwest Washington state could have unavoidable, significant impacts on greenhouse gases emissions, vessel traffic and rail safety, according to an environmental review released Friday.
- Biennial conference to focus on protecting inland lakes Updated: Apr-27-16 8:52 pm
BOYNE FALLS, Michigan - Hundreds of people are expected to attend a conference designed to encourage protection of Michigan's 11,000 inland lakes.
- 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.
- Tennessee institute works to save 'underwater rainforest' Updated: Apr-22-16 5:26 pm
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee - Hundreds of freshwater fish, mussels, crawfish and salamanders - many of them found nowhere else in the world - make their home in the U.S. Southeast. In one waterway alone, Tennessee's Duck River, there are more fish species than in all of Europe.
- Study: Southwestern Pennsylvania among worst for air quality Updated: Apr-21-16 2:11 pm
BEAVER, Pennsylvania - A study from the American Lung Association says Beaver County and southwestern Pennsylvania are among the worst areas in the country for air pollution.
- 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.
- Should we clone mammoths? UMaine ecologist will consider it Updated: Apr-19-16 12:11 am
CAMDEN, Maine - A University of Maine ecologist who specializes in the ice age will speak about how scientists are looking to the past for clues about threats to biodiversity today.
- Poet Bourque to be receive prize from ULL Updated: Apr-18-16 4:39 am
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - Poet Darrell Bourque, a former Louisiana poet laureate, will receive an award from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette for his contribution to Louisiana's literature.
- Storms raised some pollutants after mine spill, not others Updated: Apr-15-16 5:30 pm
DENVER - Runoff from autumn storms kicked up the levels of some contaminants in a southwestern Colorado river after a massive spill of toxic mine waste, but concentrations of other pollutants declined or didn't change, researchers said Friday.
- 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.
- Work to begin on Missouri River research area in Bellevue Updated: Apr-11-16 10:19 am
BELLEVUE, Nebraska - Construction is ready to begin on a research station that'll provide environmental data on Omaha-area rivers.
- Presque Isle an academic draw for Gannon students Updated: Apr-10-16 1:08 pm
ERIE, Pennsylvania - Presque Isle State Park, recently named Best Freshwater Beach in the national USA Today 10 Best Readers' Choice contest, has long been a draw for tourists looking for the perfect place to swim and sunbathe.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Conference focuses on restoration of Maryland streams Updated: Apr-02-16 7:10 am
EMMITSBURG, Maryland - Ecologists and government officials are gathering in Frederick to discuss Maryland stream restoration.
- Lawmaker: Engineers must address delay in locks, dams repair Updated: Mar-31-16 12:13 pm
MOON, Pennsylvania - A Pennsylvania congressman is calling on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to address delays in a $2.3 billion plan to repair three weathered locks and dams on the Ohio River.