Paleontology

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

Survival of the smallest? Bigger sea species more threatened

Sep 14, 2016

In the Earth's oceans these days, the bigger a species is, the more prone it is to die off

Scientists find 3.7 billion-year-old fossil, oldest yet

Aug 31, 2016

Scientists have found what they think is the oldest fossil on Earth, a remnant of life from 3.7 billion years ago when Earth's skies were orange and its oceans green

Scientific dig in weird Wyoming cave yields ice age insights

Aug 24, 2016

Paleontologists digging at the bottom of a strange cave in northern Wyoming say they have uncovered a trove of animal bones from the last ice age this summer and have enough funding to head back next year to continue their search

Rare Tyrannosaurus rex skull arrives at Seattle museum

Aug 19, 2016

Paleontologists with Seattle's Burke Museum have unearthed the bones of a Tyrannosaurus rex that lived more than 66 million years ago, including a rare nearly complete 4-foot long skull

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