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    • 9:21 AM, Jul. 29, 2014

    Mars rover holds off-Earth distance record

    Pasadena, Calif. The odometer of NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has hit 25.01 miles, breaking the record for off-Earth distance traveled.

    • 7:24 PM, Jul. 27, 2014

    Exporting U.S. coal also shifts pollution

    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.

    • 10:25 AM, Jul. 28, 2014

    Researchers looking into beach rip currents

    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.

    • 9:50 PM, Jul. 27, 2014

    Grand River burn planned to remove invasive plants

    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).

    • 6:57 AM, Jul. 25, 2014

    Deadly fungus spreads in Everglades, killing trees

    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.

    • 4:58 PM, Jul. 24, 2014

    State officials order more anchors along oil pipelines in Mackinac Straits

    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.

    • 1:01 PM, Jul. 24, 2014
    • 12:10 AM, Jul. 22, 2014

    New Orleans among cities that are butting into recycling

    New Orleans In New Orleans, discarded butts are being turned into something useful.

    • 2:29 PM, Jul. 21, 2014

    Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

    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.

    • 3:02 PM, Jul. 21, 2014

    World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

    Washington The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May.

    • 11:46 AM, Jul. 21, 2014

    NASA renames building for astronaut Neil Armstrong

    NASA has honored one of its most famous astronauts by renaming a key building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

    • 2:35 PM, Jul. 18, 2014

    Rare blue-colored red king crab caught in Alaska

    Nome, Alaska A rare blue-colored red king crab was part of a fisherman's catch earlier this month in Nome, Alaska.

    • 11:42 PM, Jul. 18, 2014

    Obama reopens East Coast to oil search

    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.

  1. Regulators deny permit for petcoke storage on Detroit riverfront site

    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.

    • 5:38 PM, Jul. 17, 2014

    Earthquake risk increased for one-third of U.S.

    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 ...

    • 11:13 AM, Jul. 17, 2014

    66-yard crater appears in far northern Siberia

    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 ...

    • 8:16 AM, Jul. 17, 2014

    Comet-chasing space probe makes surprise discovery

    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 ...

    • 11:50 PM, Jul. 16, 2014

    Scientists use gene therapy to create biological pacemaker

    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 ...

  2. Plan to store nuclear waste near Lake Huron draws renewed criticism from scientist

    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 ...

    • 7:09 PM, Jul. 13, 2014

    Heavens! Asteroid is named after Country Day boy

    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 ...

    • 11:15 AM, Jul. 11, 2014

    Heads up! Supermoon coming Saturday; 3 this summer

    New York The full moon on Saturday will appear to be unusually big. In fact, it will be a 'supermoon.'

    • 10:18 AM, Jul. 11, 2014

    Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways

    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 ...

    • 3:48 PM, Jul. 10, 2014

    Algae levels expected to be high in Lake Erie

    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 ...

    • 5:27 PM, Jul. 10, 2014

    Environmental group concerned about possibility of oil spill in Straits of Mackinac

    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 ...

  3. San Francisco Bay Area governments make big electric-vehicle buy

    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 ...

    • 10:43 PM, Jul. 4, 2014

    Combat injuries challenge science

    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.

    • 8:06 AM, Jul. 2, 2014

    NASA launches carbon satellite after 2009 failure

    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 ...

    • 10:18 AM, Jul. 2, 2014

    Bigfoot hair samples mostly from bears, wolves

    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 ...

    • 6:18 PM, Jul. 4, 2014

    Scientists retract claim about making stem cells

    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 ...

    • 8:59 AM, Jul. 2, 2014

    Comet-chasing spacecraft launched a decade ago closes in on target

    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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