Pasadena, Calif. — The odometer of NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has hit 25.01 miles, breaking the record for off-Earth distance traveled.
Newport News — As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution.
Carolina Beach, N.C. — Vincent Klock was bodysurfing toward the beach when his momentum suddenly turned and he was whisked away from shore. He was caught in a rip current.
Lansing — State officials are planning a series of fires on two islands in the Grand River in Ottawa County to get rid of an invasive, reedy plant called phragmites (frag-MY'-tees).
Miami — A fungus carried by an invasive beetle from southeast Asia is felling trees across the Everglades, and experts have not found a way to stop the blight from spreading.
Two state officials sent formal notice to Enbridge on Thursday that the company is required to install additional anchors for two oil pipelines laid in the Mackinac Straits more than 60 years ago.
New Orleans — In New Orleans, discarded butts are being turned into something useful.
Washington — Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.
Washington — The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May.
NASA has honored one of its most famous astronauts by renaming a key building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Nome, Alaska — A rare blue-colored red king crab was part of a fisherman's catch earlier this month in Nome, Alaska.
Opening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil exploration for the first time in decades, the Obama administration on Friday approved the use of sonic cannons to discover deposits under the ocean floor by shooting sound waves 100 times louder than a jet engine through waters shared by endangered whales and turtles.
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has rejected a company's request to store piles of petroleum coke at an open riverfront site in Detroit.
Washington — A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about one-third of the United States and lowers it for one-tenth of the ...
Moscow — Russian scientists say they believe a 66-yard-wide crater discovered recently in far northern Siberia could be the result of changing temperatures in ...
Berlin — Scientists say a space probe aiming to become the first to land on a comet has taken images that appear to show its target could actually be two ...
Washington No batteries required: Scientists are creating a biological pacemaker by injecting a gene into the hearts of sick pigs that changed ordinary cardiac cells into ...
For the second time this year, Ontario Power Generation's plans for an underground nuclear waste storage facility near Lake Huron have drawn criticism from one ...
Michael Shao's studies of a worm nervous system helped win him the honor, along with a select group of students and teachers who ranked high in competitions ...
New York — The full moon on Saturday will appear to be unusually big. In fact, it will be a 'supermoon.'
Spokane, Wash. — The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike ...
For more than a decade, algae has become an annual summer concern for lovers of Lake Erie. And this year, while not the worst the region has seen, is shaping ...
There is no good place for an oil pipeline break, but the site of one 61-year-old line — directly under the Straits of Mackinac — is the worst possible ...
A group of San Francisco Bay Area cities, counties and water agencies has joined forces for what is being billed as one of the largest single government ...
San Diego The blood is not the most jarring part of the photograph taken shortly after the bomb blew off Marine Gunnery Sgt. Brian Meyer's leg and hand. It's his smile.
Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. — A rocket carrying a NASA satellite lit up the pre-dawn skies Wednesday on a mission to track the chief culprit behind ...
DNA testing is taking a bite out of the Bigfoot legend. After scientists analyzed more than 30 hair samples reportedly left behind by Bigfoot and similar ...
New York — U.S. and Japanese scientists who reported that they'd found a startlingly simple way to make stem cells withdrew that claim Wednesday, admitting to ...
Berlin — A comet-chasing spacecraft on a mission to land on a fizzing ball of ice and dust later this year has begun a crucial slow-down maneuver to avoid ...
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