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October 19, 2016
2 San Francisco-area earthquake faults found to be connected
The most dangerous earthquake fault in the San Francisco Bay Area is connected to another, which means both could rupture ...
October 18, 2016
Earth's 16-month record heat streak ends but warming remains
Earth's 16-month sizzling streak of record high temperatures is finally over, according to one group of federal ...
October 13, 2016
Did a cosmic crash heat up Earth 56 million years ago?
Researchers have found evidence that a comet or space rock smashed into Earth 56 million years ago, perhaps setting off a ...
October 11, 2016
Study: Human-caused warming burns more Western forests
A new study of Western forest fires confirms what is already apparent — wildfire seasons are getting longer and more ...
October 07, 2016
By hugging coast while over water, Matthew stays stronger
In its record-long week as a major hurricane, Matthew has threaded the needle with its track, staying over warm waters that ...
October 06, 2016
Professor: American killed in Ethiopia had bright future
An American researcher killed in a rock attack by protesters in Ethiopia this week was a talented scientist with a bright ...
September 30, 2016
Researchers sample unusually rich deep-sea area off Hawaii
Federal researchers have just returned from an expedition to study the biodiversity and mechanisms of an unusually rich ...
September 29, 2016
Scientists: World likely won't avoid dangerous warming mark
A team of top scientists is telling world leaders to stop congratulating themselves on the Paris agreement to fight climate ...
September 28, 2016
German consumer confidence falls amid Brexit, terror fears
A closely watched survey shows German consumer confidence has dropped slightly amid concerns over Britain's decision to leave ...
September 26, 2016
US not on track to meet 2025 carbon pollution cutting goal
Unless it does more, the United States probably will fall short of goals set under last year's Paris agreement to ...
September 22, 2016
Satellite-based radar confirms man-made Texas earthquakes
Scientists used radar from satellites to show that five Texas earthquakes, one reaching magnitude 4.8, were caused by ...
September 22, 2016
Studies focus on acidic ocean impact on Dungeness crabs
Millions of pounds of Dungeness crab are pulled from Pacific Northwest waters each year in a more than century-old ritual for ...
September 21, 2016
Greenland ice loss 40 trillion pounds bigger than thought
Greenland is losing about 40 trillion pounds more ice a year than scientists had thought, according to a new study that used ...
September 21, 2016
Nothing to see here: Southeast Asia flummoxed by haze study
Indonesian, Malaysian and Singaporean authorities have dismissed research that smoky haze from catastrophic forest fires in ...
September 20, 2016
Earth smashes yet another heat record; 16th month in a row
Another month, another global heat record smashed. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Tuesday said ...
September 17, 2016
Oklahoma Geological Survey hires new state seismologist
The Oklahoma Geological Survey has announced the hiring of a new state seismologist to help study the increase in earthquakes ...
September 16, 2016
AP Exclusive: Deep-sea volcano a hotspot for mysterious life
The turquoise waters became darker and darker, and squiggly glow-in-dark marine creatures began to glide past in the inky ...
September 15, 2016
Sea ice in Arctic shrinks to second lowest level on record
Arctic sea ice this summer shrank to its second lowest level since scientists started to monitor it by satellite, with ...
September 14, 2016
How the AP-NORC poll was conducted
The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll on climate change was conducted by NORC Aug. 11-14. It is ...
September 13, 2016
Protections rejected for American pika, other species
Federal officials on Tuesday rejected greater protections for four species including the rabbit-like American pika, which ...