Oil drilling closer to reality for Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
December 21, 2018, 12:13 p.m. by Noel Kirkpatrick
The plan to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is hotly contested between oil companies, Alaskans and conservation groups.
Huge, life-threatening waves are slamming U.S. West Coast
December 21, 2018, 11:12 a.m. by Noel Kirkpatrick
Giant, dangerous waves spurred by weather in Alaska are crashing against California, Oregon and Washington.
NASA's InSight lander captures intimate sights and sounds of Mars
December 20, 2018, 10:53 a.m. by Noel Kirkpatrick
The NASA lander will use its seismometer and heat probe to study the inner workings of Mars.
These are the fee-free days for U.S. national parks in 2019
December 20, 2018, 9:15 a.m. by Noel Kirkpatrick
Plus, the fee-free days for wildlife refuges, national forests and more protected wilderness areas.
Astronomers just found the most distant object in our solar system, so they named it 'Farout'
December 18, 2018, 2:45 p.m. by Noel Kirkpatrick
The slow-moving object is about 120 astronomical units away, or around 11,160,000,000 miles.
New Jersey makes history by banning wild animal circus acts
December 17, 2018, 12:02 p.m. by Noel Kirkpatrick
The state is the first in the nation to ban circuses, festivals and fairs that use exotic animals.
Sensitive Santas help autistic kids find the spirit of the season
December 17, 2018, 11:47 a.m. by Noel Kirkpatrick
The holidays have plenty of hustle and bustle, and it can overwhelm children on the spectrum. Sensitive Santas can help bring seasonal joy.
Wetlands are in the crosshairs of proposed Clean Water Act changes
December 17, 2018, 9:16 a.m. by Noel Kirkpatrick
The Trump administration has proposed changing how the government defines water, and it could have significant effects on wildlife and water safety.
Shark populations decline by up to 90 percent along Australian coast
December 14, 2018, 12:08 p.m. by Noel Kirkpatrick
Australian shark populations along the Queensland coast have dropped significantly over the past 50 years.
Interactive map plots your address over 750 million years of Earth's history
In memory of species declared extinct in 2018 — plus one we've already lost in 2019
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