Cruise lines, passengers scramble to respond to coronavirus

MIAMI (AP) — Being trapped aboard a ship with thousands of people as the new coronavirus spreads around the world isn’t ...
20:11 28 February 2022

Feds reject removal of 4 US Northwest dams in key report

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A long-awaited federal report out Friday rejected the idea of removing four hydroelectric dams on ...
20:02 28 February 2022

California is abnormally dry after low-precipitation winter

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A dry beginning of the year has left most of California abnormally parched and officials are bracin...
21:27 27 February 2022

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s misplaced statistics on virus risks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is painting a misleading portrait of the risks of the coronavirus, citing stati...
21:20 27 February 2022

Satellite almost on empty gets new life after space docking

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A communication satellite almost out of fuel has gotten a new life after the first space doc...
21:20 26 February 2022

White House unveils $2.5B emergency coronavirus plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Monday sent lawmakers an urgent $2.5 billion plan to address the deadly coronavirus...
2:53 25 February 2022

Scientists gather to study risk from microplastic pollution

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Tiny bits of broken-down plastic smaller than a fraction of a grain of rice are turning up everywh...
18:03 24 February 2022

Mars lander confirms quakes, even aftershocks on red planet

This Feb. 18, 2020 photo made available by NASA shows the InSight lander's dome-covered seismometer, known as SEIS, on M...
16:07 24 February 2022

Bear that wandered yards near Los Angeles moved to forest

MONROVIA, Calif. (AP) — A big, old bear wandered a Los Angeles foothill suburb Friday, drawing curious onlookers and new...
20:19 21 February 2022

Report: Work to reduce wildfire risks has economic benefits

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Projects to reduce the risk of wildfires and protect water sources in the U.S. West have create...
22:21 19 February 2022

SpaceX aims to launch up to 4 tourists into super high orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX aims to launch up to four tourists into a super high orbit, possibly by the end of ne...
18:48 18 February 2022

NASA’s space snowman reveals secrets: few craters, no water

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA's space snowman is revealing fresh secrets from its home far beyond Pluto.
19:36 13 February 2022

Flooding seems certain for some along the Missouri River

OMAHA, Neb. — Several states along the Missouri River face an elevated flood risk this spring because the soil remains wet and a significant amount of...
18:11 13 February 2022

Solar Orbiter blasts off to capture 1st look at sun’s poles

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Europe and NASA's Solar Orbiter rocketed into space Sunday night on an unprecedented mission to capture the first pictures of t...
4:54 10 February 2022

“Where it begins”: Young hungry locusts bulk up in Somalia

GAROWE, Somalia — At a glance, the desert locusts in this arid patch of northern Somalia look less ominous than the billion-member swarms infesting Ea...
8:32 9 February 2022

Defective software could have doomed Boeing’s crew capsule

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Defective software could have doomed Boeing's crew capsule during its first test flight that ended up being cut short late last...
17:57 7 February 2022

High water wreaks havoc on Great Lakes, swamping communities

MANISTEE, Mich. — Rita Alton has an unusual morning routine these days: Wake up. Get dressed. Go outside to see if her house is closer to tumbling dow...
5:55 7 February 2022

NASA’s record-setting Koch, crewmates safely back from space

MOSCOW — NASA astronaut Christina Koch, who has spent nearly 11 months in orbit on the longest spaceflight by a woman, landed safely in Kazakhstan on ...
11:09 6 February 2022

Photos of ‘king tides’ globally show risks of climate change

DEPOE BAY, Ore. — Tourists, nature lovers and amateur scientists are whipping out their cameras to document the effects of extreme high tides on shore...
6:09 5 February 2022

As forests burn around the world, drinking water is at risk

Fabric curtains stretch across the huge Warragamba Dam to trap ash and sediment expected to wash off wildfire-scorched slopes and into the reservoir t...
21:14 4 February 2022

Extreme weather has gardeners looking for resilient plants

Fiercer and more frequent natural disasters in recent years have many homeowners re-evaluating their landscaping. Many are restocking with trees and p...
13:23 4 February 2022

Dog sleuths sniff out crop disease hitting citrus trees

WASHINGTON — Dog detectives might be able to help save ailing citrus groves, research published Monday suggests.
20:39 3 February 2022

Super Bowl Ads: Buy a beer for ... a tiny organic farm?

Here's the latest on what's happening with ads during the Super Bowl. All times EST.
2:44 3 February 2022

Harvard professor charged with hiding China ties, payments

BOSTON — A Harvard University professor was charged Tuesday with lying about his ties to a Chinese-run recruitment program and concealing payments he ...
21:44 28 January 2022

Astronaut craves salsa and surf after record 11 months aloft

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — After nearly 11 months in orbit, the astronaut holding the record for the longest spaceflight by a woman can't wait to dig into...
14:31 28 January 2022

4 Missouri River states unite to try to limit flooding

LINCOLN, Neb. — Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri are joining forces for a study that will look for ways the states can limit flooding along the Mis...
14:49 26 January 2022

China temporarily bans wildlife trade in wake of outbreak

BEIJING — Chinese authorities announced a temporary ban on the trade of wild animals Sunday following a viral outbreak in Wuhan, saying they will “sev...
9:16 26 January 2022

Philippine volcano alert lowered, thousands return home

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine authorities on Sunday lowered the alert level at Taal Volcano, two weeks after it began spewing ash, steam and rocks,...
5:50 26 January 2022

AP Explains: How climate change feeds Africa locust invasion

JOHANNESBURG — Locusts by the millions are nibbling their way across a large part of Africa in the worst outbreak some places have seen in 70 years. I...
15:27 23 January 2022

‘Magic’ gloves let acclaimed Brazilian pianist play again

SAO PAULO — A few days before Christmas, renowned pianist João Carlos Martins summoned his friends to a Sao Paulo bar so he could show off the best gi...
5:00 23 January 2022