Environment And Nature

4 dead as Hurricane Florence drenches the Carolinas

Sep 15, 2018

Four deaths have been blamed on Florence as the hurricane-turned-tropical storm pushes its way across the Carolinas with heavy rain and the potential for epic flooding

US says ex-nuke site won't open to public, then says it will

Sep 14, 2018

The U.S. Interior Department says it will go ahead with plans to open a wildlife refuge at the site of a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado, after briefly putting the opening on hold amid safety concerns

Gov. 'Moonbeam' says California to launch climate satellite

Sep 14, 2018

California Gov. Jerry Brown said Friday that the state plans to launch its own satellite into orbit to battle climate change

Federal appeals court upholds judgment against Teck Cominco

Sep 14, 2018

A federal appeals court has upheld an $8.25 million judgment against a Canadian company that for decades dumped toxic smelter waste that flowed down the Columbia River into Lake Roosevelt

The Latest: Gov. Brown says California will launch satellite

Sep 14, 2018

California Gov. Jerry Brown says the state plans to launch its "own damn satellite" into orbit to address climate change

Bat tested positive for rabies at Grand Canyon

Sep 14, 2018

Officials at the Grand Canyon say a bat collected from near the Colorado River has tested positive for rabies

Florida opens up hotel rooms, ports to Florence evacuees

Sep 14, 2018

Long accustomed to its residents evacuating north when hurricanes threaten, Florida is in the unusual position of accommodating diverted cruise ships and hotel-room seekers hoping to escape the wrath of Hurricane Florence.

AP Explains: How hurricanes unleash lethal storm surges

Sep 14, 2018

AP Explains: How storm surges form in hurricanes, and why they are so lethal

Beyond hurricanes, rising seas menace barrier island homes

Sep 14, 2018

For barrier island homes that survive Florence's assault on the Carolina coast, it's only a matter of time as they face a disastrous long-term threat of sea level rise

Ailing killer whale declared dead, but feds to keep looking

Sep 14, 2018

Efforts to find an ailing orca from a critically endangered population of killer whales off Washington state have come up empty, and a scientist who tracks them has declared her dead

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