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July 22, 2015
Shell gets permits for limited oil drilling in Arctic waters
The Obama administration has given Royal Dutch Shell PLC approval to begin limited exploratory oil drilling off Alaska's ...
July 16, 2015
Research: Polar bears can't conserve energy during fasting
A study of an Alaska polar bear population in summer concludes the bear's biology will not help stave off starvation in the ...
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 10, 2015
Sharks, fascinating and scary, capture our attention
It's the golden hour, right before sunset, when the light is soft and pretty. The landscape looks like a postcard.
July 09, 2015
Stay out of the water, Chuck! Cat joins Shark Week frenzy
Head over to Cody VandeZande's condo in Chicago and you won't find a room without sharks. He's the proud possessor of shark ...
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 ...
July 02, 2015
Federal report: Polar bears in peril due to global warming
Polar bears are at risk of dying off if humans don't reverse the trend of global warming, a blunt U.S. government report ...
July 02, 2015
Study: Polar bears could feel global warming's sting by 2025
About a third of the world's polar bears could be in imminent danger from greenhouse gas emissions in as soon as a decade, ...
July 01, 2015
Fishing groups ask court to halt ocean seismic testing
Five fishing groups asked a federal court to stop scientists from blasting the ocean floor with sound waves, arguing their ...
June 22, 2015
White House: Action needed now to slow climate change
Failure to act on climate change could cause an estimated 57,000 deaths a year in the United States from poor air quality by ...
June 17, 2015
NASA: International satellite studying oceans stops working
NASA says an international satellite studying the world's oceans has stopped working after four years. The space agency said ...
June 08, 2015
Feds release plan for recovering Northwest fish species
Federal authorities have released their final recovery plan for a fish species that teetered on the brink of extinction in ...
June 05, 2015
Christie administration sues to halt ocean-blasting research
Gov. Chris Christie's administration is seeking federal court action to halt research that involves blasting the ocean floor ...
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 ...
June 02, 2015
Noisy debate about storm-protection research off New Jersey
A plan to help the world's coastal regions protect themselves against killer weather like Superstorm Sandy is pitting a group ...
May 29, 2015
Some Alaska residents flee strong quake over tsunami fears
A powerful earthquake sent some coastal Alaska residents running for higher ground in fear they would be swamped by a ...
May 28, 2015
Floods in vulnerable Houston no surprise, despite controls
The flooding, property damage and loss of life as torrential rains this week hit the Houston area should be no surprise.
May 23, 2015
Japan pledges climate change aid to Pacific island nations
Japan pledged Saturday 55 billion yen ($450 million) in aid to Pacific island nations that are battling rising sea levels and ...
May 22, 2015
Rutgers urged to cancel ocean blasting off New Jersey coast
The New Jersey Senate president and a congressman representing the Jersey shore are asking Rutgers University to cancel ...
May 20, 2015
Oil pipeline spills about 21K gallons off California coast
A broken pipeline spilled 21,000 gallons of crude oil into the ocean before it was shut off Tuesday, creating a slick ...