In Florida and elsewhere, GOP pressured over climate change

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Since taking office in January, Florida’s Republican governor has appointed a science officer, established a climate change czar and pledged to spend billions of dollars to re...

President's windmill hatred is a worry for booming industry

BLOCK ISLAND, R.I. (AP) — The winds are blowing fair for America's wind power industry, making it one of the fastest-growing U.S. energy sources. Land-based turbines are rising by th...

Taiwan hosts international tuna conference

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Dozens of experts and representatives of international organizations gathered in Taipei Thursday (July 11) to discuss aquatic resources at a meeting of the International S...

Taipei celebrates animal protection and biodiversity in May

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – As May marks World Bee Day, World Turtle Day, and Endangered Species Day, Taipei City Animal Protection Office (APO) will host a variety of events to raise public awarenes...

Woods diving again, another sign he's back at full strength

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Tiger Woods is feeling stronger than ever with his fused back, and the evidence goes beyond the speed of his swing or how hard he can go after a shot out of deep rough. ...

Simulator helps experts understand how whales get entangled

BOSTON (AP) — A new simulator is letting scientists use a joystick to swim a virtual whale across a video screen. But this is no game — it's a serious attempt to better understand how the giant mammal...

Endangered whale seen off Iceland, 3rd there in 30 years

A New England ocean science center says whale watchers off Iceland caught an extremely rare glimpse of an endangered right whale near their country. The North Atlantic right whale wa...

TravelLab: Adults take over science museums when night falls

NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes, in the middle of the night, nocturnal creatures are allowed to roam the halls of New York's American Museum of Natural History, free from shouting and swarming children. The...

Wife of TSMC founder takes 700 staff to quake-struck Taiwan region

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The wife of Morris Chang (張忠謀), founder of the world’s largest contract chipmaker, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC, 台積電), on Saturday took 700 members o...

Officials: Whales, after deadly year, could become extinct

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Officials with the federal government say it's time to consider the possibility that endangered right whales could become extinct unless new steps are taken to protect them. ...

Scientists alarmed by 6 right whales deaths in Canada

BOSTON (AP) — Scientists say six endangered North Atlantic right whales have died in Canadian waters during the past three weeks. North Atlantic right whales are among the most endan...

Julian Lennon honors his mom, the environment in kids' book

NEW YORK (AP) — Julian Lennon is looking to nurture a new generation's commitment to the environment, with a little help from a white feather. The firstborn son of the late John Lenn...

In hot water: Climate change harms hot spots of ocean life

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study finds that the six ocean hot spots that teem with the biggest mix of species are also among those getting hit hardest by global warming and industrial fishing. ...

AP Exclusive: Deep-sea volcano a hotspot for mysterious life

GEOLOGIST SEAMOUNTS, Hawaii (AP) -- The turquoise waters became darker and darker, and squiggly glow-in-dark marine creatures began to glide past in the inky depths like ghosts.The three-man submarine...

Spacecraft diving deep into Saturn moon's erupting water jet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (AP) -- The Cassini spacecraft is about to get an icy shower as it orbits Saturn.On Wednesday, Cassini will storm through a jet of water vapor and frozen particles erupting fro...