Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Science

In this Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017 photo provided by NOAA Fisheries a North Pacific right whale swims in the Bering Sea west of Bristol Bay.

BY DAN JOLING ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal researchers studying critically endangered North Pacific right whales sometimes go years without finding their subjects. Over the weekend they got lucky. A ...
In this July 21, 2016 file photo, the sun sets beyond visitors to Liberty Memorial as the temperature hovers around 100 degrees in Kansas City, Mo.

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Last year’s global weather was far more extreme or record breaking than anything approaching normal, according to a new report. The U.S. National Oceanic ...
In this 2013 file photo, the Ice Harbor Dam on the Snake River is seen from the air near Pasco, Washington.

BY KEITH RIDLER BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A group that represents farmers is calling the costs of saving imperiled salmon in the largest river system in the Pacific Northwest unsustainable ...
This June 26, 2015 file photo shows Motorhead bassist Lemmy Kilmister performing on the Pyramid stage during Glastonbury Music Festival at Worthy Farm, Glastonbury, England.

LONDON (AP) — Scientists have named a prehistoric crocodile described as “one of the nastiest sea creatures to have ever inhabited the earth” after late Motorhead frontman and British heavy ...
This Jan. 14, 2016, file photo shows a replica of a 122-foot-long dinosaur is displayed at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — A study proclaims a newly named species the heavyweight champion of all dinosaurs, making the scary Tyrannosaurus rex look like a munchkin. At 76 ...
In this June 16, 2017, file photo, children play in the fountains at Universal CityWalk, in Universal City, California.

BY SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — A draft federal science report on the effects of global warming breaks down how climate change has already hit different regions of the United ...
In this Sept. 23, 2014, file photo, vehicles negotiate heavily flooded streets as rain falls in Miami Beach, Fla.

BY MICHAEL BIESECKER and SETH BORENSTEIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Directly contradicting President Donald Trump, a draft report produced by 13 federal agencies concludes that the United States is already feeling ...
In this May 9, 2017, photo, Kina, a 40-year-old false killer whale, works with trainer Jeff Pawloski at Sea Life Park in Waimanalo, Hawaii.

BY CALEB JONES WAIMANALO, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii marine park’s purchase of Kina, a 40-year-old false killer whale long used in echolocation research, has reignited a debate about captive ...
In this April 20, 2013 file photo, male greater sage grouse perform mating rituals for a female grouse, not pictured, on a lake outside Walden, Colorado.

BY MEAD GRUVER and MATTHEW BROWN CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s administration has opened the door to industry-friendly changes to a sweeping plan imposed by his predecessor to ...
In this June 20, 2017 file photo, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks in Bethesda, Md.

BY SADIE GURMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is trying to shore up faltering confidence in forensic science and how its experts describe their findings in court, a push ...
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