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February 15, 2016
Antarctica study: Iceberg nearly erases penguin population
Scientists say an estimated 150,000 Adelie penguins have been wiped out on Antarctica's Cape Denison in the five years since ...
February 14, 2016
Feds seek borehole test for potential hot nuke waste burial
The federal government plans to spend $80 million assessing whether its hottest nuclear waste can be stored in 3-mile-deep ...
February 13, 2016
Research finds harmful algae toxins in Alaska marine mammals
A review of more than 900 marine mammals hunted, stranded or captured for research along Alaska's coast has found toxins from ...
February 04, 2016
First research links California quakes to oil operations
A 2005 spate of quakes in California's Central Valley almost certainly was triggered by oilfield injection underground, a ...
February 03, 2016
Higher temperatures make Zika mosquito spread disease more
The mosquito behind the Zika virus seems to operate like a heat-driven missile of disease. The hotter it gets, the better the ...
January 26, 2016
Scientists: "Doomsday Clock" reflects grave threat to world
Rising tension between Russia and the U.S., North Korea's recent nuclear test and a lack of aggressive steps to address ...
January 26, 2016
Weather Channel meteorologist killed in parking garage crash
Authorities said a meteorologist for The Weather Channel died by suicide when crashing his car through an Atlanta parking ...
January 25, 2016
Alaska quake Q&A: Geologists explain state's vulnerability
A massive weekend earthquake in Alaska cracked a road, broke natural gas lines and destroyed four homes. But the magnitude-7.
January 21, 2016
Disappearance of Bolivia's No. 2 lake a harbinger
Overturned fishing skiffs lie abandoned on the shores of what was Bolivia's second-largest lake. Beetles dine on bird ...
January 20, 2016
NOAA, NASA: 2015 was Earth's hottest by a wide margin
Last year wasn't just the Earth's hottest year on record — it left a century of high temperature marks in the dust.
January 20, 2016
Earth's temperature depends on where you put thermometer
When it comes to measuring global warming, it's all about altitude. Temperature readings taken close to Earth's surface — ...
January 19, 2016
More quakes rattle Oklahoma but state avoids tough measures
In Oklahoma, now the country's earthquake capital, people are talking nervously about the big one as man-made quakes get ...
January 18, 2016
Study: Man-made heat put in oceans has doubled since 1997
The amount of man-made heat energy absorbed by the seas has doubled since 1997, a study released Monday showed.
January 17, 2016
Build a better weather network? New York takes the dare
Counting every raindrop or measuring every gust of wind is impossible, but New York is getting closer with a uniquely ...
January 13, 2016
Geologists find tsunami hazard in eastern Aleutian Islands
Geologists in Alaska have found evidence that a 125-mile section of the eastern Aleutian Islands that was once considered ...
January 11, 2016
Powerful replacement in works for climate-modeling computer
One of the most powerful computers in the world dedicated to climate change, weather and other earth science research will ...
January 07, 2016
Wild December pushes US weather in 2015 to near records
December's wild El Nino pushed 2015 in the United States to near-record levels for heat, moisture and downright extreme ...
January 05, 2016
Meteorologists: 'Darth Nino' ties record for strongest seen
Meteorologists say the current El Nino has stormed its way into the record books, tying 1997-1998 as the strongest recorded.
January 04, 2016
Oklahoma oil, gas regulators order changes after earthquakes
The state commission that regulates Oklahoma's oil and natural gas industry ordered some injection well operators to reduce ...
December 24, 2015
New research: Devastating Washington landslide no outlier
Last year's devastating landslide in Oso was no outlier, according to a new study from the University of Washington.