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Can't be there? How to watch solar eclipse on TV, online

If you can't witness the total solar eclipse in person, you can still see it online or via TV. Here are some of the viewing options: (All times EDT) — NASA will offer hours of coverage online and on NASA Television beginning at noon. It plans...

 

South Dakota graduate student conducts fox study

Spearfish, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota State University graduate student has finished a year of field work studying swift foxes, a species that is considered threatened in the state. Emily Mitchell hopes to compile information on a number of...

 

July ranks 2nd for heat globally, hottest recorded on land

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth yet again sizzled with unprecedented heat last month. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday Earth sweated to its second hottest month since recordkeeping began in 1880. At 61.89 degrees (16.63 Cel...

 

Timothy H. Dixon

Curbing climate change: Why it's so hard to act in time (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) (THE CONVERSATION) This summer I worked on the Greenland ice sheet, part of a...

 

Huge Montana wildlife reserve buys 46,000-acre ranch

Billings, Mont. (AP) — A sprawling central Montana nature reserve has purchased a 46,000-acre (186-square kilometer) ranch bordering a federal refuge as it advances toward its goal of establishing a Connecticut-sized park where bison and other...

 

Science Says: Lightning is zapping fewer Americans, not more

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lightning — once one of nature's biggest killers —is claiming far fewer lives in the United States, mostly because we've learned to get out of the way. In the 1940s, when there were fewer people, lightning killed more than...

 

How the Pacific Northwest celebrated the last total eclipse

SEATTLE (AP) — Druids, offering edible sacrifices, chanted incantations at clouds in a tiny farming town. Air controllers scrambled to direct swarms of planes filling the skies. On a chartered Boeing 727, people swapped seats, for the briefest of...

 

How to stay safe when lightning hits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Here are some lightning safety tips from the National Weather Service. WHEN THUNDER ROARS, GO INDOORS The safest place to be in a thunderstorm is indoors. Stay inside until 30 minutes passes after the last roar of thunder. If...

 

Tyson's solar eclipse tip: Don't video it, experience it

NEW YORK (AP) — Prominent astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has a suggestion for anyone with a view of next week's solar eclipse: Put down your smartphone and take in the phenomenon yourself. Tyson told an audience at the American Museum of...

 

2016 weather report: Extreme and anything but normal

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 and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday released its annual checkup of...

 

Emergency declared in New Orleans as flood threat looms

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's governor declared a state of emergency in New Orleans on Thursday as the city's malfunctioning water-pumping system and the threat of more rain left some neighborhoods at greater risk of flooding. The city scrambled...

 

Remnants of Hurricane Franklin dump rain in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The remnants of Hurricane Franklin soaked central Mexico Thursday, threatening mudslides and flash floods after the storm hit the country's Gulf coast overnight. The U.S. National Hurricane Center downgraded the storm to a tropic...

 

Nebraska reflects on '54 eclipse as another approaches

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska residents are sharing decades-old stories about the last time a total solar eclipse was visible from the state as another one approaches. Dennis Riesselman was 12 and living in Butte, Nebraska, when the eclipse took...

 

Study finds climate change altering Europe's river floods

BERLIN (AP) — Climate change is affecting the timing of river floods across Europe and societies may have to adapt to avoid future economic and environmental harm, scientists said Thursday. River floods are among the costliest natural disasters...

 

Science Says: Trump team garbles climate science

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his cabinet often avoid talking about the science of climate change, but when pressed what they have said clashes with established mainstream science, data and peer-reviewed studies and reports. Even...

 

US scientists contradict Trump's climate claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump touts new oil pipelines and pledges to revive the nation's struggling coal mines, federal scientists are warning that burning fossil fuels is already driving a steep increase in the United States of heat...

 

Sage grouse conservation changes draw mix of praise, alarm

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 protect a ground-dwelling bird across vast areas of the U.S. West. Wildlife advocates wa...

 

Science report: Who gets hotter, wetter with climate change

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 States. It also projects expected changes by region. OVERALL (contiguous 48 states)...

 

Former EPA head calls on Trump to heed the climate science

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency under President Barack Obama is calling for President Donald Trump to listen to the experts after a federal climate report concluded the United States is already feeling the...

 

Groups propose ocean refuges for captive dolphins, whales

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 marine mammals and the places that care for them. Most of the world's...

 

US in rare bull's-eye for total solar eclipse on Aug. 21

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It will be tough eclipsing this eclipse. The sun, moon and Earth will line up perfectly in the cosmos on Aug. 21, turning day into night for a few wondrous minutes, its path crossing the U.S. from sea to shining sea for...

 

Growing bear population means thousands more teeth to sort

BRIDGTON, Maine (AP) — Carolyn Nistler is at the forefront of a boom in a resource that plays a key role in the management of American wildlife: bear teeth. Nistler, owner of a Montana lab, and others are sorting through a windfall of teeth taken f...

 

Feds to give states more flexibility in protecting wild bird

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department on Monday unveiled a plan to protect the threatened sage grouse that gives Western states greater flexibility to allow mining, logging and other economic development where it now is prohibited. Interior...

 

The Latest: Team finds damage from 4th twister near Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on tornados that struck in northeast Oklahoma (all times local): 6:50 p.m. Survey teams in northeastern Oklahoma now say the area was hit by at least four tornadoes during a round of weekend storms that hammered a...

 

North Dakota tower begins collection data on climate

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — After five years of construction, a 26-foot tower in Mandan is collecting data on temperature, precipitation and chemicals in the air, water, plants and soil that could aid research on problems such as climate change and the...

 

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