WASHINGTON — A new study paints a picture of an Earth that is warmer than it has been in about 120,000 years, and is locked into eventually hitting its hottest mark in more than 2 million years.
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PORTLAND, Ore. — Federal wildlife officials on Thursday made a formal recommendation to list the rusty patched bumble bee as an endangered species because it has disappeared from about 90 per cent of its historic range in just the past two decades.
SALT LAKE CITY — On the southern shore of Utah’s Great Salt Lake, more than 100 boats are sitting high and dry in a parking lot, unable to sail the shallow, drought-stricken sea.
North of the nearly empty marina, salt-loving bacteria thriving in the low water has turned the liquid pink.
MADRID—If space is the final frontier, it will help to have an accurate map.
The European Space Agency said yesterday its mission to chart more than one billion stars in the Milky Way is on track for completion in a year’s time.
LOS ANGELES — Scientists at the Channel Islands National Park, just off the Southern California coast, have excavated a rare and well-preserved mammoth skull fossil from Santa Rosa Island, the park announced Wednesday.
GEOLOGIST SEAMOUNTS, Hawaii — The turquoise waters became darker and darker, and squiggly glow-in-dark marine creatures began to glide past in the inky depths like ghosts.
The three-man submarine went down, down, down into the abyss and drew within sight of something no human had ever laid eyes on: Cook seamount, a 13,000-foot extinct volcano at the bottom of the sea.
WASHINGTON — Arctic sea ice this summer shrank to its second lowest level since scientists started to monitor it by satellite.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A new study finds that Pluto is “spray-painting” the red poles of its big moon Charon.
The paint is actually Pluto’s continually escaping atmosphere. Methane and other gases from Pluto end up coating Charon’s frozen poles, which are so cold and where winters are so long that this buildup remains for decades.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Some footwear stores videotape a jogger’s gait on a treadmill to help determine the kind of running shoe that would be the best fit.
The University of Michigan is taking that practice a few steps beyond.
MADRID — If space is the final frontier, it will help to have an accurate map, and the European Space Agency said Wednesday its mission to chart more than 1 billion stars in the Milky Way is on track for completion in a year’s time.