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September 29, 2015
Large numbers of Guadalupe fur seals dying off California
Scientists are looking at ocean-warming trends to figure out why endangered Guadalupe fur seals are stranding themselves and ...
September 28, 2015
Georgia Aquarium loses legal battle over beluga whales
The Georgia Aquarium has lost a legal battle to import 18 beluga whales from Russia, a federal judge ruled Monday.
September 17, 2015
Earth's record streak of record heat keeps on sizzling
Earth's record-breaking heat is sounding an awful lot like a broken record. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...
September 09, 2015
More coastal nuisance flooding forecast for coming months
Federal scientists said Wednesday they expect nuisance flooding to increase in many places along the nation's coasts in ...
August 20, 2015
Feeling the heat: Earth in July was hottest month on record
Earth just keeps getting hotter. July was the planet's warmest month on record, smashing old marks, U.S. weather officials ...
August 09, 2015
Correction: Georgia Aquarium-Belugas story
In a story Aug. 8 about a legal fight between the Georgia Aquarium and a federal agency over a permit to import beluga ...
July 27, 2015
Scientist: Whale deaths off Alaska island remains mystery
Researchers may never solve the recent deaths of 18 endangered whales whose carcasses were found floating near Alaska's ...
July 20, 2015
Another month, another global heat record broken - by far
Earth dialed the heat up in June, smashing warm temperature records for both the month and the first half of the year.
July 16, 2015
Annual checkup of Earth's climate says we're in hotter water
In their annual, detailed physical of Earth's climate, scientists say the world is in increasingly hot and rising water.
July 06, 2015
US scientists: Warm oceans cause concern of coral bleaching
Abnormally warm ocean temperatures are creating conditions that threaten to kill coral across the equatorial Pacific, north ...
June 08, 2015
Forget April showers, this May was wettest in US records
Feeling soggy? Last month was the wettest on record for the contiguous United States, according to federal meteorologists.
June 04, 2015
New fed data shows no stopping or slowing of global warming
Global warming has not stopped or even slowed in the past 18 years, according to a new federal study that rebuts doubters ...
May 27, 2015
Hurricane predictions breeze in: Feds expect light season
With six to 11 named storms predicted, this year's hurricane season may be slower than average — but officials say that's no ...
May 26, 2015
$42 million 'nose-to-tail' upgrade for 2 hurricane hunters
The hurricane planes known affectionately as "Miss Piggy" and "Kermit" are getting new Rolls-Royce engines, new wings and ...
May 06, 2015
Amount of carbon dioxide in air keeps rising, hits milestone
Global levels of carbon dioxide, the most prevalent heat-trapping gas, have passed a daunting milestone, federal scientists ...
May 05, 2015
Correction: Arctic Cod story
In a story April 30 about Arctic cod research, The Associated Press reported erroneously the increase in sea surface ...
May 02, 2015
Pesticide OK'd for Washington oyster beds amid concerns
For decades, oyster growers in southwest Washington have battled to control native shrimp that burrow in the mudflats and ...
April 21, 2015
Agency: Humpback whales' recovery is national success story
The humpback whale became the unofficial symbol for the conservation movement in the last century. The iconic mammal that can ...
April 20, 2015
Agency proposes lifting protections for most humpback whales
The federal government on Monday proposed removing most of the world's humpback whales from the endangered species list, ...
April 17, 2015
Gulf health 5 years after BP spill: Resilient yet scarred
From above, five years after the BP well explosion, the Gulf of Mexico looks clean, green and whole again, teeming with life ...