- Judge invalidates rule against telescope mountain protests
HONOLULU (AP) — A judge issued a decision late Friday invalidating the state's emergency rule aimed at curbing protests against the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope atop the Big Island mountain of Mauna Kea, the Honolulu Star Advertiser reported (http://bit.ly/1QfygzX).
- Facing ban on orca breeding, SeaWorld contemplates next move
SAN DIEGO (AP) — SeaWorld says denying orcas' their ability to breed is cruel, but it was unclear Friday whether the corporation will fight such a ban at its California park and risk further hurting attendance.
- More, smaller icebergs could show up in Alaska tanker lanes
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Icebergs that threaten tankers carrying oil from the trans-Alaska pipeline are likely to be smaller but more numerous over the next two decades, according to a study by a citizens oversight group.
- In rare event, remnants of Pacific hurricane hit Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Remnants of Pacific Hurricane Oho battered Alaska's southeast coast on Friday, the latest unusual weather event to hit a state that so far this year has dealt with a lack of snow, warmer temperatures and intense wildfires.
- Mexican site yields new details of sacrifice of Spaniards
MEXICO CITY (AP) — It was one of the worst defeats in one of history's most dramatic conquests: Only a year after Hernan Cortes landed in Mexico, hundreds of people in a Spanish-led convey were captured, sacrificed and apparently eaten.
- ZomBee Watch helps scientists track honeybee killer
HURLEY, N.Y. (AP) — Call them "The Buzzing Dead."
- Gene editing: Research spurs debate over promise vs. ethics
WASHINGTON (AP) — The hottest tool in biology has scientists using words like revolutionary as they describe the long-term potential: wiping out certain mosquitoes that carry malaria, treating genetic diseases like sickle-cell, preventing babies from inheriting a life-threatening disorder.
- California agency votes to ban SeaWorld orca breeding
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The California Coastal Commission on Thursday approved a $100 million expansion of the tanks SeaWorld uses to hold killer whales in San Diego — but it banned breeding of the captive orcas that would live in them.
- Monarch butterflies begin entering Mexico on migration
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Monarch butterflies have begun entering Mexico on their annual migration from the United States and Canada.
- Study: Eurasian farmers migrated to Africa 3,000 years ago
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say they have extracted ancient DNA from the skull of a man buried in the highlands of Ethiopia 4,500 years ago that supports the theory that Eurasian farmers migrated into Africa some 3,000 years ago.
- Blue sky and red ice at Pluto, NASA spacecraft discovers
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The sky over Pluto may not be sunny but it's undoubtedly blue.
- Scientists: Major coral bleaching crisis spreads worldwide
WASHINGTON (AP) — The bleaching of colorful coral is spreading into a worldwide, devastating crisis, scientists say, and they predict it will likely get worse.
- Rocket launched from Wallops to test motor, other technology
WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — NASA says preliminary indications show that a modified motor performed as planned during a test flight.
- Feds say first humpback whales of season spotted in Hawaii
HONOLULU (AP) — Humpback whales were spotted in the waters off Hawaii for the first time this season, leading officials to warn ships and recreational boaters to steer clear of the endangered visitors.
- IMF Chief: We're cooked if we fail on climate change
LIMA, Peru (AP) — International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said Wednesday that failure to take urgent action on global warming will condemn humanity to the same fate as the Peruvian poultry that so many delegates to the group's annual meeting are enjoying this week in a country famed for its cuisine.