- Catholics organize to promote pope's climate change message Updated: May-24-15 12:13 pm
NEW YORK - There will be prayer vigils and pilgrimages, policy briefings and seminars, and sermons in parishes from the U.S. to the Philippines.
- Elementary school students study Celery Bog Nature Area Updated: May-22-15 9:22 am
LAFAYETTE, Indiana - On a sunny Wednesday morning when most students were stuck at their desks, nearly 100 Edgelea Elementary School fourth-graders headed out to the Celery Bog Nature Area to learn about the environment.
- Correction: Deepening The Mississippi story Updated: May-21-15 6:24 pm
NEW ORLEANS - In a story May 19 about deepening the Mississippi River, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the expanded Panama Canal scheduled to open in 2016 would be able to accommodate ships with a draft of 60 feet. The canal will accommodate ships with a draft of 50 feet.
- NY lawmakers told state must prepare for climate change Updated: May-19-15 5:32 pm
ALBANY, New York - Lawmakers on Tuesday heard dire predictions of rising sea levels, hotter temperatures and more severe storms from scientists who say New York must do more to respond to a changing climate.
- New science standards include climate change instruction Updated: May-19-15 10:05 am
ABERDEEN, South Dakota - South Dakota's Board of Education has adopted new science education standards that include instruction on climate change.
- Future for warming US: Not just the heat but the humanity Updated: May-18-15 11:02 am
WASHINGTON - The combination of global warming and shifting population means that by mid-century, there will be a huge increase in the number of Americans sweating through days that are extremely hot, a new study says.
- Pilot program studying public paddling in Cuyahoga River Updated: May-16-15 12:05 pm
PENINSULA, Ohio - The National Park Service is working with Kent State University to look at opening up the Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) River for canoeing and kayaking.
- Researchers making big strides with Cheyenne supercomputer Updated: May-16-15 10:17 am
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - To see it in operation, "glamorous" probably isn't the right word to describe the Yellowstone supercomputer, with its dozens of rows of Spartan servers humming away day and night.
- New York releases final environmental review of fracking Updated: May-13-15 6:07 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York regulators have released the final version of an environmental impact review of natural gas development that's expected to lead to the nation's first ban on a drilling process called fracking by a state with significant shale gas deposits.
- Study: Spring heat poses greater danger to wheat yields Updated: May-13-15 5:57 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - Spring heat poses a greater danger to winter wheat crops than early freezes in the fall, according to a new Kansas State University study that highlights the need develop more heat-tolerant varieties as climate change increases global temperatures.
- Official: Fish did well surviving North Dakota winter Updated: May-11-15 12:34 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Fish in North Dakota's lakes have survived the winter better than any time on record, due largely to mild weather, meager snowfall and high lake levels, according to the state Game and Fish Department.
- Sea rise threatens Florida coast, but no statewide plan Updated: May-10-15 11:17 am
ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida - America's oldest city is slowly drowning.
- Lynchburg College students study health of area creeks Updated: May-10-15 9:53 am
LYNCHBURG, Virginia - Donning overall waders and a backpack emitting a stunning current into the water, Ryan Thresher and fellow students searched for fish in Ivy Creek at Peaks View Park.
- Orlando native will try to row solo across Pacific Ocean Updated: May-10-15 12:58 am
ORLANDO, Florida - Half her lifetime ago, Sonya Baumstein approached a table at Winter Park High School, intrigued by a sport she knew little about.
- University of New Mexico researchers challenge Gila studies Updated: May-07-15 1:22 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Two University of New Mexico researchers say state water managers based their decision to pursue a multimillion-dollar diversion and storage project along the Gila River based on flawed information and studies that lacked credibility.
- Study: Cutting carbon dioxide saves 3,500 US lives a year Updated: May-04-15 1:29 pm
WASHINGTON - The Obama Administration's hotly debated plan to reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the nation's power plants will save about 3,500 lives a year by cutting back on other types of pollution as well, a new independent study concludes.
- Wyoming US Rep., others press for national wolf delisting Updated: May-01-15 7:01 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Wyoming U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis and others in Congress are pushing the U.S. Department of Interior to end federal protections for wolves nationwide.
- Environmentalists criticize changes to California delta plan Updated: Apr-30-15 8:29 pm
OAKLAND, California - Environmentalists on Thursday criticized a proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to dramatically scale back wildlife habitat restoration involved in a massive tunnel project intended to channel fresh water around California's delta.
- Snake lovers hit southern Illinois for annual migrations Updated: Apr-28-15 11:34 am
SHAWNEE NATIONAL FOREST, Illinois - You don't have to be a herpetologist to savor the slice of this federal forest where a stunning array of reptiles and amphibians congregates beneath soaring limestone bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River.