Science

New lawsuit seeks protection zone for Northwest orcas

Aug 19, 2019

A new US lawsuit seeks to establish a "whale protection zone" for endangered orcas in the Pacific Northwest

After 17 years, West Virginia town has access to clean water

Aug 19, 2019

A West Virginia town that has struggled with foul-smelling and discolored water finally has access to clean water, more than 17 years after a boil-water advisory was issued and never lifted

Blooms, beasts affected as Alaska records hottest month

Aug 18, 2019

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

Climate change still threatens key US river after wet winter

Aug 15, 2019

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

Virgin Galactic reveals futuristic outpost for space tourism

Aug 15, 2019

Virgin Galactic has unveiled its headquarters for commercial flight operations in a remote spot in the New Mexico desert

Court rules for US in fight over Nevada plutonium shipment

Aug 13, 2019

A federal appeals court has ruled against Nevada in a legal battle over the U.S. government's secret shipment of weapons-grade plutonium to a site near Las Vegas

Farms turn to technology amid water warnings in Southwest US

Aug 13, 2019

Researchers and farmers across the Southwestern U.S. are experimenting with drones, specialized cameras and other technology to squeeze the most out of every drop of irrigation water from the vital but beleaguered Colorado River

Study: Asian carp could find plenty of food in Lake Michigan

Aug 12, 2019

A newly released study says if Asian carp reach Lake Michigan, they probably would find enough food to spread farther

Fighting fire with fire underused in US West despite goals

Aug 12, 2019

The practice of setting controlled blazes to lessen the impact of wildfires is not used in the West as frequently as officials would like

New Michael Moore-backed doc tackles alternative energy

Aug 8, 2019

Michael Moore takes on alternative energy in new documentary 'Planet of the Humans'

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