Earth Science
No surprise: UK records sunniest month on record in May
Jun 1, 2020

No surprise: UK records sunniest month on record in May

The U.K.’s meteorological service has confirmed what most people cooped up at home during the coronavirus lockdown may have guessed — May was the sunniest month on record

Report: Outbreak triggers drop in climate-changing emissions
Apr 8, 2020

Report: Outbreak triggers drop in climate-changing emissions

President Donald Trump will preside over one of America's sharpest drops in climate-changing emissions despite mocking the idea of climate change himself

Correction: Virus Outbreak-Emissions Reduction story
Apr 8, 2020

Correction: Virus Outbreak-Emissions Reduction story

In a story April 7, 2020, about the coronavirus outbreak causing a drop in climate-changing emissions, The Associated Press erroneously attributed a quote about the decline being temporary to an Energy Department spokeswoman

Sep 25, 2019

MacArthur Foundation announces $625K genius grant recipients

A legal scholar who studies cyber harassment, a professor who specializes in the impact of slavery, and a paleoclimatologist who studies global warming are among this year's MacArthur fellows and recipients of genius grants

Sep 18, 2019

AP-NORC Poll: Americans somewhat confident in climate fight

A new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows that Americans have a mix of confidence and pessimism in fighting climate change

Sep 5, 2019

Scientists monitoring new marine heat wave off West Coast

Federal scientists say they are monitoring a new ocean heat wave off the U.S. West Coast

Aug 18, 2019

Blooms, beasts affected as Alaska records hottest month

Alaska's warmest month ever was good for gardens but hard on life elsewhere in the state

Aug 15, 2019

Climate change still threatens key US river after wet winter

Climate change is still threatening an important river in the American West despite a winter with lots of snow and rain

Jul 10, 2019

'A floodier future': Scientists say records will be broken

Federal scientists predict 40 places in the U.S. will experience higher than normal rates of so-called sunny day flooding this year because of rising sea levels and an abnormal El Nino weather system

Jul 8, 2019

Before moon landing, astronauts learned geology in Arizona

Northern Arizona's fields of volcanic cinders and craters have been a training ground for every astronaut who has walked on the moon

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