Earth science

Erin Greeson with the Planetary Society and Bill Nye "The Science Guy" talk backstage at the March for Science event in Washington, Saturday, April 22, 2017. Thousands of scientists worldwide left their labs to take to the streets Saturday along with students and research advocates in pushing back against what they say are mounting attacks on science. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)
April 22, 2017 - 1:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the March for Science, with events around the world intended to promote the understanding of science and defend science from attacks such as proposed U.S. government budget cuts (all times EDT): 1:10 p.m. Hundreds turned out in light rain for a pro-science rally on...
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People stand together holding placards during the March for Science day in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, April 22 2017. Thousands of people are expected to attend March for Science events around the world to promote the understanding of science and defend it from various attacks, including U.S. government budget cuts. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
April 22, 2017 - 9:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of scientists worldwide left their labs to take to the streets Saturday along with students and research advocates in pushing back against what they say are mounting attacks on science. The March for Science, coinciding with Earth Day, was set for more than 500 cities,...
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People stand together holding placards during the March for Science day in Geneva, Switzerland, Saturday, April 22 2017. Thousands of people are expected to attend March for Science events around the world to promote the understanding of science and defend it from various attacks, including U.S. government budget cuts. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
April 22, 2017 - 8:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of scientists worldwide made plans to leave their labs and take to the streets Saturday to rail against what they say are mounting attacks against science. The March for Science, coinciding with Earth Day, was set for more than 500 cities, anchored in Washington and to...
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In this photo provided by Jim Best/University of Illinois, taken in 2016, a close-up view of the ice-walled canyon at the terminus of the Kaskawulsh Glacier, with recently collapsed ice blocks. This canyon now carries almost all meltwater from the toe of the glacier down the Kaskawulsh Valley and toward the Gulf of Alaska and the Pacific Ocean instead of the Bering Sea. (Jim Best/University of Illinois via AP)
April 17, 2017 - 12:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have witnessed the first modern case of what they call "river piracy" and they blame global warming. Most of the water gushing from a large glacier in northwest Canada last year suddenly switched from one river to another. That changed the Slims River from a 10-foot (3...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2007 file photo, cosmonaut Georgy Grechko stands in front of a painting showing Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space, at the Russian cosmonauts living quarters in northern Moscow, Russia. Russian space agency Roscosmos said on Saturday, April 8, 2017 Soviet-era cosmonaut Georgy Grechko has died at age 85. Grechko made three trips into space between 1975 and 1985, spending a total of 134 days off the Earth. His longest was a stay of more than three months aboard the Salyut-6 space station in 1977-78. (AP Photo/Mikhail Metzel, file)
April 08, 2017 - 11:55 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian space agency Roscosmos says Soviet-era cosmonaut Georgy Grechko has died at age 85. Grechko made three trips into space between 1975 and 1985, spending a total of 134 days above the Earth. His longest was a stay of more than three months aboard the Salyut-6 space station...
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April 04, 2017 - 11:28 am
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's largest oceanographic research vessel has returned to its homeport after the longest deployment of any ship in the agency's history. NOAA Ship Robert H. Brown spent almost 800 days at sea during the 3½-year deployment. NOAA says the ship...
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April 04, 2017 - 11:23 am
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's largest oceanographic research vessel has returned to its home port after the longest deployment of any ship in the agency's history. NOAA Ship Robert H. Brown spent almost 800 days at sea during the 3½-year deployment. NOAA says the ship...
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In this photo provided by James Balog/Extreme Ice Survey and Matthew Kennedy, the Stein glacier in Switzerland in 2015. Over the past decade or so scientists and photographers keep returning to the world’s glaciers, watching them shrink with each visit. Now they want other people to see what haunts them in a series of before and after photos. (Matthew Kennedy/Earth Vision Institute via AP)
April 03, 2017 - 2:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the past decade, scientists and photographers keep returning to the world's glaciers, watching them shrink with each visit. Now they want others to see how a warming planet is melting masses of ice in a series of before-and-after photos. In the Geological Society of America's...
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March 29, 2017 - 1:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate science and politics too often reverts into name calling and bullying, which can get in the way of real work. That was the only thing House Science Committee members, three scientists who often clash with mainstream science and a prominent climate scientist could agree to...
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President Donald Trump, accompanied by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt, third from left, and Vice President Mike Pence, right, signs an Energy Independence Executive Order, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at EPA headquarters in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 28, 2017 - 7:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring an end to what he's called "the war on coal," President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that eliminates numerous restrictions on fossil fuel production, breaking with leaders across the globe who have embraced cleaner energy sources. The order makes good...
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