Earth Science

Australia rejects clean energy target for cheaper power

Oct 17, 2017

Australian government rejects plan to generate 42 percent of country's power from wind, solar energy

Proposed New Mexico science standards omit global warming

Oct 16, 2017

A proposed overhaul of New Mexico's state science standards for public schools comes under intense criticism at a packed public hearing for omitting or deleting references to global warming, evolution and the age of the Earth.

Mass die-off of Antarctic penguin chicks alarms researchers

Oct 16, 2017

Scientists say thousands of chicks from an Adelie penguin colony in the eastern Antarctic died of starvation last summer _ the second such die-off in over 40 years

Trump to nominate climate doubter as environmental adviser

Oct 13, 2017

President Donald Trump intends to nominate a climate change doubter with ties to the fossil fuel industry to serve as a top environmental adviser

Russia launches European atmosphere monitoring satellite

Oct 13, 2017

Russia has successfully launched a satellite into orbit that will monitor Europe's atmosphere, helping to study air pollution

Another El Nino problem: More carbon dioxide in air

Oct 12, 2017

A new NASA satellite details how the whopper of an El Nino a couple years ago added more heat-trapping carbon dioxide to the air

250 years after Washington drained it, feds soak a swamp

Oct 11, 2017

The federal government is trying to undo damage from two centuries of logging at the Great Dismal Swamp

Science Says: Era of monster hurricanes roiling the Atlantic

Oct 5, 2017

An analysis of 167 years of federal hurricane data shows that we are living in the busiest generation for major Atlantic storms

Federal government: No threatened species listing for walrus

Oct 4, 2017

The Trump administration will not add the Pacific walrus to a list of threatened species

The Latest: Walrus advocates slam endangered species denial

Oct 4, 2017

The author of a petition to list the Pacific walrus as a threatened or endangered species says the federal government has made a disgraceful decision in rejecting the listing

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