Earth Science

AP FACT CHECK: Data melt Trump's cooling, ice claims

Jan 28, 2018

AP FACT CHECK: Data chill Trump's claims about a warming-but-cooling planet, melting ice

China says its activities in Arctic will bring opportunities

Jan 26, 2018

China says it is interested in exploration and scientific study in the Arctic and Chinese involvement and contributions in the melting polar region will bring opportunities

Alaska quake shows complexity of tsunami warnings

Jan 23, 2018

A tsunami followed a powerful earthquake off the coast of Alaska, but before gauges could show it was very small, alerts went out for a big swath of the state, British Columbia and the West Coast

Quake shakes Indonesia's Java, students injured

Jan 23, 2018

A moderately strong earthquake has shaken the Indonesian island of Java, damaging hundreds of homes and injuring eight students at a school where a roof collapsed

Weather Channel co-founder dies; doubted climate science

Jan 22, 2018

John Coleman, who co-founded The Weather Channel and was the original meteorologist on ABC's 'Good Morning America' but later drew people's anger for his open skepticism of man-made climate change, has died at age 83

2 US-based climate researchers win Swedish science prize

Jan 18, 2018

Two U.S.-based scientists have been awarded the 2018 Crafoord Prize for their contribution to climate research

Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps on warming

Jan 18, 2018

Government scientists calculate that 2017 wasn't the hottest year on record, but close and unusually warm for no El Nino adding warmth

Volcano in Papua New Guinea little known, hard to predict

Jan 16, 2018

People in Papua New Guinea are being warned that an eruption of a volcano in the South Pacific nation could also cause a tsunami

Lava flowing from Philippine volcano, thousands evacuated

Jan 15, 2018

Nearly 15,000 people have fled from villages around the Philippines' most active volcano as lava flowed down its crater Monday in a gentle eruption that scientists warned could turn explosive

US says snow-loving lynx no longer need special protection

Jan 12, 2018

Wildlife officials say Canada lynx no longer need special protections in the United States following measures to preserve populations of the snow-loving big cats

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