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Washington Declares Open Season On Escaped Aquaculture Salmon

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 20:07:22 -0400

State wildlife officials have asked the public to catch as many of the non-native Atlantic salmon as they can after an estimated 5,000 escaped from an aquaculture farm.

To Infinity And Beyond: Celebrating 40 Years Of The Voyager Mission

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:56:00 -0400

The Farthest: Voyager In Space, airing Wednesday on PBS, celebrates a technological and intellectual achievement rarely matched in history — one that has forever changed us, says Marcelo Gleiser.

Los Angeles Tests Whether Lighter Color Streets Will Lower The Temperature

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:00:00 -0400

Los Angeles is piloting a project called "Cool Pavement." The city is putting a light grey coating on top of some neighborhood streets in an effort to lower the air temperature.

The Battle Over Oil And Gas Development In Colorado

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:00:00 -0400

A deadly home explosion in Colorado is renewing fights over how close oil and gas development should be to expanding suburbs. One town is trying to figure out for itself how close is too close.

Dakota Access Pipeline Owner Sues Greenpeace For 'Criminal Activity'

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 18:30:16 -0400

Energy Transfer Partners alleges Greenpeace and other "eco-terrorist groups" tried to block its pipeline with "campaigns of misinformation." Greenpeace says the suit is a bid to "silence free speech."

Scientists Hope To Farm The Biofuel Of The Future In The Pacific Ocean

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 17:59:00 -0400

International research labs are using seaweed to make biofuel, but little progress has been made in the U.S. Now scientists in California are developing a prototype to enable vast open-ocean farming.

In Alaska, One Man Fights To Save Oil Fund As Reserves Dry Up

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:39:00 -0400

For 40 years, Alaska has been putting its oil money into a giant savings account. But now the oil — and the money — are drying up.

California's Forests Continue To Die After Years Of Drought

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 16:39:00 -0400

California's record drought is officially over. But trees are still dying across the state because they were so badly weakened by years without water.

American Science And The Nazis

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 13:16:00 -0400

By standing strong against the Nazis, America became a beacon of hope to some of the world's greatest scientists — whose positive effects on American science we still feel today, says Adam Frank.

'Smart' Pill Bottles Aren't Always Enough To Help The Medicine Go Down

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:56:00 -0400

Lots of people forget to take their medicine on time. Now firms are selling "smart" pill bottles that send patients reminders through the Internet. But maybe the real problem isn't forgetfulness.

Hospitals Could Do More For Survivors Of Opioid Overdoses, Study Suggests

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 12:47:00 -0400

Researchers say hospitals are missing an opportunity to help people with opioid addiction get into treatment by not doing enough when they show up in emergency rooms after an overdose.

The Sugar Story: A Spoonful Of Addiction Makes The Profits Go Up?

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:06:30 -0400

Americans are facing down a decades-long sugar habit.

How To Tell If Watching The Eclipse Damaged Your Eyes

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:02:00 -0400

If you heeded all the warnings, you're likely fine. But spots or blurred vision that shows up 12 hours later or the next day might be a sign that the sun's direct rays permanently hurt the retina.

PHOTOS: The Day The Eclipse Came To America

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 18:21:00 -0400

A total solar eclipse crossed the entire country earlier today. Many Americans were treated to a rare and stunning view.

Total Solar Eclipse Travels From Oregon To South Carolina

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:34:16 -0400

From coast to coast, a total solar eclipse crossed the United States on Monday. Fourteen states were in the path of total darkness, while a partial eclipse was visible in other parts of the country.