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Saltwater marshes along the Jersey Shore and Delaware Bay, like marshes everywhere, are in trouble. For many reasons, including sea-level rise, they're becoming less marshy and more watery. They're drowning.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA calls it a cosmic coincidence.
MIAMI (AP) - Cristobal strengthens into hurricane in Atlantic; winds at 75 mph off the Bahamas.
Some forecast models show it drifting toward the U.S. mid-Atlantic region.
A tropical system north of Haiti and the Dominican Republic is expected to gather strength over the weekend as it moves over the warm open waters near the Bahamas, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.
It could be a tomato game-changer: Scientists have discovered a gene that would allow commercial tomato plants to tolerate 24 hours of light a day.
A team of scientists there say they've captured the first samples of interstellar material - seven super-tiny particles of precious rock, perhaps from far distant exploded stars - that drifted into reach from beyond our solar system.
With the help of the Hubble Space Telescope, a team of researchers has spotted a "zombie star" lurking in deep space.
Researchers on Wednesday said a form of mummification was being carried out there more than six thousand years ago, much earlier than previously thought.
Rat study may shed light on Alzheimer's in humans, scientists say
You couldn't drink it. You couldn't bathe in it. You couldn't wash dishes in it. A bloom of toxin-producing, blue-green algae in Lake Erie had rendered the water unsafe and forced Toledo, Ohio, to shut down its system for several days.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency's staff has concluded that the government needs to tighten smog rules by somewhere between 7 and 20 percent.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The public will soon get to see an ancient human skeleton recently rediscovered in a Philadelphia museum's storage room.
DEATH VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) - For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks - some weighing hundreds of pounds - zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The 6.0-earthquake that damaged buildings and left scores of people injured in California's wine country was the largest temblor to hit the San Francisco Bay Area since the 6.9-magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989.
DENVER (AP) - Researchers who examined air pollution along northern Colorado's Front Range said they were surprised by how much harmful ozone and ozone-causing chemicals are drifting into the mountains from urban and rural areas below.
WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - NASA is reviewing data from a rocket launch that tested a new sub-payload deployment method for suborbital rockets.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - U.S. Forest Service officials say they tried to balance competing interests in a plan released Wednesday that allows loggers to remove trees killed in a massive central California wildfire last year, but environmentalists called it a travesty and threaten to sue.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government is protecting 20 types of colorful coral by putting them on the list of threatened species, partly because of climate change.
WASHINGTON (AP) - NASA says its new giant rocket system passed an internal milestone Wednesday, but the first test launch got pushed back a year to 2018.
WASHINGTON (AP) - NASA says its new giant rocket system passed an internal milestone Wednesday, but the first test launch got pushed back a year to 2018.
WASHINGTON (AP) - NASA says its new giant rocket system passed an internal milestone Wednesday, but the first test launch got pushed back a year to 2018.
A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service violated the Endangered Species Act when it approved a 22,000-acre logging project that affects northern spotted owl habitat in southern Oregon.
When May Wang got her first glimpse of the effluent flowing from the Camden sewage treatment plant into the Delaware River, she was not impressed.