AP - ap.online.headlines.science http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.science News Sat, 20 Dec 2014 04:53:05 -0500 EPA coal ash standards a setback for environmental groups Sat, 20 Dec 2014 03:13:15 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/12/20/US--Coal.Ash.Regulations/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Coal.Ash.Regulations c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:3692 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Six years ago, there was a massive spill of coal ash sludge in Tennessee. Three years later, tons of coal ash swept into Lake Michigan. Last February, there was another spill and gray sludge spewed into the Dan River in North Carolina. Flu season, early again, hitting hard in South and Midwest Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:18:00 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/12/19/US-MED-Flu-Season/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-MED-Flu-Season c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:320e NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say the flu is now hitting hard in parts of the country, especially the South and Midwest. Weird weather lingers in Alaska's largest city Fri, 19 Dec 2014 14:23:51 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/12/19/US--Alaska-Weird.Weather/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Alaska-Weird.Weather c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:3080 ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A week before Christmas, Alaska's largest city should look like a postcard wonderland, and the last place you'd expect to see equipment making snow. PacifiCorp Energy pleads guilty in bird deaths Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:46:16 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/12/19/US---Wind.Energy-Eagle.Deaths/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US---Wind.Energy-Eagle.Deaths c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:32eb CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wind farm operator PacifiCorp Energy will pay $2.5 million in fines after pleading guilty Friday to charges related to the deaths of protected birds in Wyoming. Efforts to save rare northern white rhino continue Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:32:46 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/12/19/EU--Czech-Dying.Rhino.Species/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_EU--Czech-Dying.Rhino.Species c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:3011 PRAGUE (AP) — Experts will meet in Kenya next month to discuss ways to save the critically endangered northern white rhinos from extinction. Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign Sat, 20 Dec 2014 04:49:25 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/12/20/US--Whaling.Protest-Lawsuit/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Whaling.Protest-Lawsuit c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:36b4 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court for continuing their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica. Chevron: Big flames at refinery no cause for alarm Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:16:24 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/12/19/US-Chevron-Refinery-Flare/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-Chevron-Refinery-Flare c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:331e RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — Large flames and white clouds of steam visible for miles from a San Francisco Bay Area refinery caused no harm to the surrounding community. 2 astronauts will expand envelope with 1-year spaceflight Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:48:01 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/12/18/US-SCI-Year-in-Space/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-SCI-Year-in-Space c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:28a4 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The two men assigned to a one-year spaceflight said Thursday that their upcoming mission will allow the world to push deeper into space. SpaceX delays space station delivery until Jan. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:57:01 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/12/18/US-SCI--Space.Station/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-SCI--Space.Station c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2834 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The space station astronauts will have to wait until next month for their Christmas delivery. Arctic offshore drill company enters guilty pleas Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:44:50 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/12/19/US--Arctic.Offshore.Drilling-Charges/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Arctic.Offshore.Drilling-Charges c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:320f ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The company hired by Royal Dutch Shell PLC in 2012 to drill on petroleum leases in the Arctic Ocean pleaded guilty Friday to eight felony environmental and maritime crimes. Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaign Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:15:59 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/12/20/US--Whaling.Protest-Lawsuit/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Whaling.Protest-Lawsuit c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:33d7 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Radical environmentalists who threw acid and smoke bombs at Japanese whalers were found in contempt of court Friday for continuing their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica. EPA sets first national standard for coal waste Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:57:30 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/12/19/US--Coal.Ash.Regulations/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Coal.Ash.Regulations c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:31d1 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it more like household garbage rather than a hazardous material. Q&A: Drones might help explain how tornadoes form Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:18:29 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/12/18/US-Tornado-Research-Drones-Q_A/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-Tornado-Research-Drones-Q_A c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:26e4 DENVER (AP) — Researchers say they have collected promising weather data by flying instrument-laden drones into big Western and Midwestern storms. Now, they want to expand the project in hopes of learning more about how tornadoes form. NASA's Orion spacecraft back in Florida after test flight Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:18:37 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/12/18/US-SCI--NASA-Orion.Test.Flight/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-SCI--NASA-Orion.Test.Flight c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2a0a CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's experimental Orion spacecraft left Florida by rocket and returned by truck. Report: Radiation leak at nuclear dump was small Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:32:25 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/12/18/US-Nuke-Repository-Radiation/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-Nuke-Repository-Radiation c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2949 CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A final report by independent researchers shows the radiation leak from the federal government's underground nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico was small and localized. Group challenges timber producer's 'green' label Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:08:57 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/12/18/US--Green.Lumber.Complaint/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Green.Lumber.Complaint c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2aeb GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A watchdog group is challenging the environmentally friendly "green lumber" certification for Plum Creek Timberlands, one of the nation's biggest landowners and timber producers. Indonesia volcano erupts, injuring 4; 1 missing Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:05:15 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/12/19/AS-Indonesia-Volcano-/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_AS-Indonesia-Volcano- c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2ee0 TERNATE, Indonesia (AP) — A volcano in eastern Indonesia erupted Friday, spewing towering clouds of hot ash into the air and leaving four hikers injured and one missing when they scrambled to safety, an official said. Colorado funds medical marijuana research, a first Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:52:19 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/12/17/US--Marijuana.Research/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US--Marijuana.Research c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2224 DENVER (AP) — Colorado will spend more than $8 million researching marijuana's medical potential — a new frontier because government-funded marijuana research traditionally focuses on the drug's negative health effects. Report: Arctic loses snow, ice; absorbs more heat Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:44:50 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/12/17/US-SCI--Arctic.Report.Card/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-SCI--Arctic.Report.Card c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:220e WASHINGTON (AP) — The Arctic and its future are looking dimmer every year, a new federal report says. Washington governor proposes carbon pollution cap Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:04:03 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/science/2014/12/17/US-Inslee-Climate-Change/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_science_US-Inslee-Climate-Change c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:22aa SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday proposed an ambitious cap-and-trade program to require the state's largest industrial polluters to pay for every ton of carbon they release.