Species battle pits protected sea lions against fragile fish

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — The 700-pound sea lion blinked in the sun, sniffed the sea air and then lazily shifted to the edge of the truck bed and plopped onto the beach below.

Posted on 22 March 2018 | 2:12 pm

Study: 'Legacy' nitrogen also feeds Gulf of Mexico dead zone

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Gulf of Mexico's "dead zone" will be an unwanted summer visitor for decades, Canadian scientists say. They say the oxygen-starved patch would persist even if farmers could immediately end all fertilizer runoff.

Posted on 22 March 2018 | 10:05 am

30 treated for gas exposure as Indonesia volcano belches

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Thirty people were treated for sulfur gas poisoning after Mount Ijen in eastern Java belched toxic fumes from its crater, Indonesia's disaster agency said Thursday.

Posted on 21 March 2018 | 11:16 pm

Report: Coal's tipping point near, but climate goals are not

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Declines in coal power plant construction in China, India and the U.S. are projected to push the heavily-polluting fuel over the edge— but not fast enough to meet international climate change goals, environmental groups said Wednesday.

Posted on 21 March 2018 | 4:59 pm

US-Russian crew blasts off for International Space Station

MOSCOW (AP) — Two American astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut are on their way to the International Space Station.

Posted on 21 March 2018 | 1:09 pm