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Rise in Utah women in STEM, still less than US average

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 1:25pm

More women in Utah are earning STEM-related degrees, but experts say completion rates are still behind the national average, a report said.

San Francisco bison named Brunhilda dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 1:06pm

An 8-year-old female American bison living in Golden Gate Park's famous paddock has died after suffering severe kidney disease.

Funeral for lost ice: Iceland bids farewell to glacier

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 12:04pm

It was a funeral for ice.

Heavily polluted US weapons sites are now home to wildlife

Dan Elliott, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 18th - 10:34am

From a tiny Pacific island to a leafy Indiana forest, a handful of sites where the United States manufactured and tested some of the most lethal weapons known to humankind are now peaceful havens for wildlife.

Blooms, beasts affected as Alaska records hottest month

Dan Joling, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 9:48am

Alaska has been America's canary in the coal mine for climate warming, and the yellow bird is swooning.

From tusks to tails, nations eye trade in endangered species

Jamey Keaten and Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 1:28am

From guitars to traditional medicines and from tusk to tail, mankind's exploitation of the planet's fauna and flora is putting some of them at risk of extinction. Representatives of some 180 nations are meeting in Geneva to agree on protections for vulnerable species, taking up issues including the trade in ivory and the demand for shark fin soup.

Thailand's lost baby dugong dies from shock, eating plastic

Pitcha Dangprasith, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 10:45pm

An 8-month-old dugong nurtured by marine experts after it was found lost near a beach in southern Thailand has died of what biologists believe was a combination of shock and ingesting plastic waste, officials said Saturday.

NASA picks Alabama's 'Rocket City' for lunar lander job

Marcia Dunn, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 2:43pm

NASA picked Alabama's "Rocket City" on Friday to lead development of the next moon lander for astronauts.

Sailing team to fly 2 crew to US to bring Thunberg boat back

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 2:14pm

The sailing team that's taking climate activist Greta Thunberg from England to the United States aboard a high-tech racing yacht says it will fly two crew across the Atlantic to bring the boat back, but that the carbon emissions from their flights will be compensated for.

Nevada will seek new court order to remove plutonium

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 1:03pm

Nevada isn't giving up its push to get the Trump administration to remove weapons-grade plutonium that was secretly shipped to a site near Las Vegas last year, learning from an appeals court defeat and planning a challenge that gets to the heart of the fight.

California sound system tries to keep whales and ships apart

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 12:05pm

Scientists have installed an underwater sound system they hope will reduce collisions between whales and ships in the Santa Barbara Channel off Southern California.

Instagram now lets users flag misinformation

Hadas Gold, CNN Business  |  Posted Aug 16th - 10:17am

Instagram is rolling out a new feature that allows users to flag misinformation.

Beer named for Pacific island nuke test site draws criticism

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 9:47am

A Texas-based company is facing criticism for naming a beer after the location of nuclear tests that resulted in the contamination of a Pacific island chain, a report said.

Critics blast Oregon repeal of tsunami-zone building ban

Andrew Selsky, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 11:04pm

With sunlight sparkling off surrounding Yaquina Bay, workers are putting up an ocean-studies building, smack in the middle of an area expected to one day be hit by a tsunami.

The Latest: Colorado River improves, but voluntary cuts loom

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 15th - 3:36pm

The Latest on the outlook for the Colorado River (all times local):

National lab details $13B in building plans over next decade

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 5:30pm

Officials at Los Alamos National Laboratory have plans for $13 billion worth of construction projects over the next decade at the northern New Mexico complex as it prepares to ramp up production of plutonium cores for the nation's nuclear weapons arsenal.

Major fire breaks out in New Delhi hospital; no casualties

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 6:07am

Authorities evacuated dozens of patients and visitors after a fire broke out Saturday in a major government-run hospital in the Indian capital.

County officials vote to favor mining near Okefenokee refuge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 11:08am

County officials in Georgia are supporting a mining proposal near the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge that a U.S. agency has said could cause environmental damage.

Teacher's rejection of gender identity prompts training

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 10:55am

Teachers and staff in a Florida school district will be given additional diversity training after a high school math instructor refused to call a transgender student by her chosen gender identity.

Data confirms growing dead zone in Chesapeake Bay

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 6:15am

Maryland scientists have been warning of a growing "dead zone" in the Chesapeake Bay. Now the numbers are in, confirming their dire warnings were correct.