Exodus from Bali volcano nears 100,000 amid frequent tremors

Published Sep. 27 2017

BALI, Indonesia (AP) - The exodus from a menacing volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali is nearing 100,000...

US, Mexico reach deal to conserve Colorado River water

Published Sep. 27 2017

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The United States and Mexico unveiled an agreement Wednesday to preserve the overtaxed Colorado River,...

Climate change may spell hotter summers for southern Europe

Published Sep. 27 2017

BERLIN (AP) - Climate researchers are warning that Europeans should prepare for the return of "Lucifer," saying the hellishly named...


Washington state deals blow to plan for coal export terminal

Published Sep. 26 2017

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A company that wants to build and operate a large terminal to export coal from the...

Researchers want to know why beluga whales haven't recovered

Published Sep. 26 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska wildlife officials have launched new research into a highly endangered population of beluga whales.

New model confirms endangered right whales are declining

Published Sep. 25 2017

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Researchers with the federal government and the New England Aquarium have developed a new model they...

Archaeologists: More protections needed for Chaco region

Published Sep. 22 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Archaeologists, professors and other researchers on Friday called for more protections of an expansive area surrounding...

NASA's asteroid chaser swings by Earth on way to space rock

Published Sep. 22 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA's asteroid-chasing spacecraft is swinging by Earth on its way to a space rock.

Billionaire gives $30M to Univ. of Arizona for Biosphere 2

Published Sep. 21 2017

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Texas billionaire Edward P. Bass is giving $30 million to the University of Arizona to support...

Nevertheless, they persist: Babies can copy adult tenacity

Published Sep. 21 2017

NEW YORK (AP) - If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Especially if a baby is watching.

Pro, anti-telescope arguments aim to sway Hawaii land board

Published Sep. 20 2017

HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii's land board is hearing arguments for and against building a giant telescope on a mountain some...

Nevada quake lab tests new bridge design after Mexico quake

Published Sep. 20 2017

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Scientists at a Nevada earthquake lab on Wednesday tested new bridge designs with connectors they say...

Soft soil makes Mexico City shake like it was built on jelly

Published Sep. 20 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - The soft soil that lines the ancient lake bed that Mexico City is built on amplified the...

Huge sea turtles slowly coming back from brink of extinction

Published Sep. 20 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new study shows sea turtles are lumbering back from the brink of extinction.

Puerto Rican astronaut affected by double hurricanes

Published Sep. 20 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The International Space Station's Joe Acaba (AH-kah-bah), the first astronaut of Puerto Rican heritage, has...

Foundation to create special reserve for albino orangutan

Published Sep. 20 2017

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - A conservation group in Indonesia says it wants to create a 5-hectare (12-acre) "forest island" for...

Cloudy, cool August restrains melt of Arctic sea ice

Published Sep. 19 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - Scientists calculate that Arctic sea ice this summer dropped to its eighth lowest level on record. That's...

4 US monuments to be scaled back hold artifacts, key habitat

Published Sep. 18 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's recommendation to shrink four sprawling national monuments in the U.S. West...

Lawsuit aims to block oil drilling on US land in Nevada

Published Sep. 18 2017

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Environmentalists have sued a U.S. agency to try to stop it from allowing oil and gas...

Why some hurricanes linger while other storms die quickly

Published Sep. 18 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) - This hurricane season is showing how wild and varied storms' life cycles can be.

APNewsBreak: Millions of Californians on hook for water plan

Published Sep. 18 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Water districts and households across California could be compelled to help pay for Gov. Jerry Brown's...

Activist urges walrus rafts in absence of Arctic sea ice

Published Sep. 18 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An environmental activist is calling on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reconsider placing anchored...

Mars research crew emerges after 8 months of isolation

Published Sep. 17 2017

Six NASA-backed research subjects who have been living in a Mars-like habitat on a remote Hawaii volcano since January have...