Paleontology

UK museum's 'earliest known bird' flies coop for Tokyo show

Mar 8, 2017

Britain's Natural History Museum is sending its most valuable fossil, a 147 million-year-old skeleton that established the link between dinosaurs and birds, abroad for the first time

Texas votes to keep science lessons challenging evolution

Feb 3, 2017

The Texas Board of Education has moved closer to tweaking _ but still preserving _ high school science curriculum requirements that academics say cast doubt on the theory of evolution

Federal utility, environmental groups close pollution trial

Feb 3, 2017

The Tennessee Valley Authority has closed a trial which environmental groups accuse the utility's power plant outside Nashville, Tennessee, of illegally polluting the Cumberland River

Long-running Texas evolution debate has big classroom impact

Feb 1, 2017

The Texas Board of Education has voted preliminarily to ease _ but not completely eliminate _ state high school science curriculum requirements that experts argue forced teachers to use language that could cast doubt on the theory of evolution

Texas votes to change science lessons challenging evolution

Feb 1, 2017

The Texas Board of Education has preliminarily voted to ease _ but not completely eliminate _ state high school science curriculum requirements that experts argued cast doubt on the theory of evolution

Texas mulls changing science standards questioning evolution

Jan 31, 2017

The Texas Board of Education will decide whether to scrap a requirement that public schools teach high school students to scrutinize "all sides" of a scientific theory after hearing from academics who say that was meant to water down lessons on evolution

Claims coal-fired plant polluted river: Utility on trial

Jan 30, 2017

Environmental groups have opened a trial against the Tennessee Valley Authority by claiming coal ash from an aging power plant near Nashville has been seeping from storage ponds for years and polluting the Cumberland River

Federal utility TVA going to trial over pollution claims

Jan 30, 2017

Environmental groups are taking the Tennessee Valley Authority to trial over whether coal ash from its Gallatin coal-fired power plant polluted the Cumberland River in violation of the Clean Water Act

Claims coal-fired plant polluted river: utility faces trial

Jan 29, 2017

Environmental groups are taking the Tennessee Valley Authority, the nation's largest public utility, to trial over whether waste from an aging, coal-fired power plant near Nashville polluted a major river

Questions arise after excavation of California mammoth skull

Sep 16, 2016

Scientists at the Channel Islands National Park, just off the Southern California coast, have excavated a rare and well-preserved mammoth skull fossil from Santa Rosa Island, the park announced Wednesday

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