Earth science

In this March 21, 2017 photo engineer Volkmar Dohmen stands in front of xenon short-arc lamps in the DLR German national aeronautics and space research center in Juelich, western Germany. The lights are part of an artificial sun that will be used for research purposes. (Caroline Seidel/dpa via AP)
March 23, 2017 - 5:13 am
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Germany are flipping the switch on what's being described as "the world's largest artificial sun," hoping it will help shed light on new ways of making climate-friendly fuel. The "Synlight" experiment in Juelich, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) west of Cologne, consists...
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March 22, 2017 - 2:42 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine laws protect people from discrimination based on factors such as race, disabilities and sexual orientation, and a Republican lawmaker wants to add a person's beliefs about climate change to that list. Rep. Larry Lockman has introduced a bill that would limit the attorney...
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March 22, 2017 - 11:43 am
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Republican lawmaker in Maine says the state should protect people from being discriminated against based on their beliefs about climate change. Rep. Larry Lockman has introduced a bill that would limit the attorney general's ability to investigate or prosecute people based...
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March 17, 2017 - 3:40 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers who are studying the decline of Steller sea lions in Alaska have turned to a new venue for assistance. The NOAA Fisheries scientists are using crowdsourcing volunteers to help study why the population of sea lions...
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Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, is seen from the side of a road as it spews lava during an eruption in the early hours of Thursday, March 16, 2017. A new eruption which began on March 15 is causing no damages to Catania's airport which is fully operational. (AP Photo/Salvatore Allegra)
March 16, 2017 - 1:55 pm
MILAN (AP) — Volcanic rocks and steam injured at least 10 people, including tourists and a scientist, following an explosion on Sicily's Mount Etna on Thursday, witnesses and media reported. The tourists, who were drawn to Etna to observe the spectacle of the active volcano erupting, were caught by...
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FILE - In this May 25, 2011 file photo, Buzz Hoerr rows his boat through floodwaters of Lake Champlain to get to his car in Colchester, Vt. A U.S.-Canadian commission formed to manage boundary water issues between the two countries is going to take five years and spend more than $11 million to look for ways to control flooding on Lake Champlain and the Richelieu River, the waterway that drains the lake north into Quebec. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)
March 04, 2017 - 10:46 am
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — U.S. and Canadian scientists are planning to spend the next five years studying flooding on Lake Champlain and the Richelieu River, which drains the lake north into Quebec, and whether methods can be developed to control future flooding. Besides studying the causes of past...
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March 04, 2017 - 8:26 am
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — U.S. and Canadian scientists are planning to spend the next five years studying flooding on Lake Champlain and the Richelieu River, which drains the lake north into Quebec, and whether methods can be developed to control future flooding. Besides studying the causes of past...
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Daffodils bloom in New York's Central Park, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. Crocuses, cherry trees, magnolia trees are blooming several weeks early because of an unusually warm February. Some climate experts say it looks like, because of an assist from global warming, spring has sprung what may be record early this year in about half the nation. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
February 28, 2017 - 6:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spring has sprung early — potentially record early — in much of the United States, bringing celebrations of shorts weather mixed with unease about a climate gone askew. Crocuses, tulips and other plants are popping up earlier than usual from Arizona to New Jersey and down to...
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