Earth Science

Hoeven, industry want study of North Dakota oil potential

Sep 14, 2017

Oil drillers and U.S. Sen. John Hoeven want federal geologists to reevaluate the amount of recoverable crude in the state

Scientists: Future of oldest tree species on Earth in peril

Sep 14, 2017

Researchers say a type of tree famous for having the longest lifespan on Earth is losing a slow-motion race to the top of mountains across the Western United States

Massachusetts study: Climate change threatens birds

Sep 13, 2017

A new report warns that more than 40 percent of the most common breeding species of birds in Massachusetts are considered "highly vulnerable" to climate change

Irma spawns unusual storm surges on both Florida coasts

Sep 13, 2017

Hurricane Irma's devastating storm surge came with weird twists that scientists attribute to the storm's girth, path and some geographic quirks

Andrew was a monster; Irma could blow it out of the water

Sep 8, 2017

A quarter century ago, monstrous Hurricane Andrew reshaped South Florida; but fearsome Irma is just so much bigger _ and likely to be far worse

The Latest: Former US presidents expanding storm appeal

Sep 7, 2017

Former U.S. presidents are expanding an appeal originally planned to raise money for organizations helping victims of Harvey to now include those affected by Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma likely to be far worse than monster Andrew

Sep 7, 2017

For South Florida, Hurricane Andrew was the monster storm that changed everything; Irma likely to be far worse

AP Exclusive: Most Florida flood zone property not insured

Sep 7, 2017

With Hurricane Irma bearing down on Florida, an Associated Press analysis shows that the number of federal flood insurance policies written in the state has fallen by 15 percent

Correction: Hurricanes-Q&A story

Sep 7, 2017

Correction: Hurricanes-Q&A story

Trump pick to head NASA faces fight over climate comments

Sep 6, 2017

The nomination of Rep. Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma to become the first member of Congress to oversee NASA has received an early endorsement from a key committee chairman

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