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  • Davis High teams ready to test robots' mettle

    April 15, 2013 11:21 PM 183

    KAYSVILLE — Four teams from Davis High School have qualified for one of the biggest robotics competitions of the year, taking place this Thursday through Saturday in Anaheim, Calif. More than 15,000 participants from middle schools, high schools and universities, representing 22 countries, will be competing in the VEX Sack Attack. Only eight teams from Utah qualified

  • Former O.C. resident wins $150,000 prize for restoring Iraq marshland

    April 15, 2013 6:43 PM 132

    Azzam Alwash, an Iraqi immigrant and former Fullerton resident who returned to Iraq in 2003 to lead a marshlands restoration project, has received the Goldman Environmental Prize, a $150,000 prize awarded to six environmentalists annually. Alwash led a project to reflood the dessicated marshlands between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, an ecosystem

  • Turkey hunter charged by grizzly

    April 15, 2013 3:20 PM 104

    A turkey hunter reported being charged by a grizzly bear near the Creston National Fish Hatchery east of Kalispell over the weekend. The hunter told Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials he spotted a deer carcass Saturday morning, heard something and looked up to see the grizzly charging him at close range. The hunter fired his shotgun at the grizzly from about

  • State wildfire seasons begins, 'summer fire rules' in effect

    April 15, 2013 3:10 PM 136

    Even though we've had rain, hail, and snow in recent days, the wildfire season officially started Monday. And as of last week, there have already been 17 wildfires reported this year. After last year's devestating fire season, local fire crews have already begun preparing for the coming season. Last year, almost 800 fires burned more than 68,000 acres

  • Porpoise Found Dead On Jersey Shore Beach

    April 14, 2013 9:30 PM 134

    MARGATE, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Authorities on the Jersey Shore were trying to determine Sunday what caused the death of a harbor porpoise that was found washed up on a beach. Robert Schoelkopf, director of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center, told The Press of Atlantic City told that the porpoise found Saturday in the southern New Jersey community of Margate

  • Cutting specific pollutants would slow sea level rise

    April 14, 2013 5:17 PM 148

    BOULDER – With coastal areas bracing for rising sea levels, new research indicates that cutting emissions of certain pollutants can greatly slow down sea level rise this century. The research team found that reductions in four pollutants that cycle comparatively quickly through the atmosphere could slow the annual rate of sea level rise by roughly 25 to 50 percent

  • Climate Change Didn’t Cause the Big Drought

    April 14, 2013 3:35 PM 140

    The Hague — During his most recent State of the Union Address, President Obama cited the Great Plains drought last year as an example of extreme weather caused by climate change. A new report by the Drought Task Force found that the central Great Plains drought, the worst drought in Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota since

  • A Possibility Of Seeing Northern Lights This Weekend

    April 13, 2013 3:32 PM 134

    By Joe Joyce, WBZ-TV Meteorologist BOSTON (CBS) – Seeing the elusive Aurora Borealis can be as difficult as finding a pot of gold under a rainbow. The farther north in latitude you reside, your chances for viewing the Northern Lights increase. This weekend you will have another shot for viewing, but do not get your hopes up. Conditions will not be optimal

  • NASA’s Wallops Island facility in Va. prepares for the spotlight with Antares rocket launch

    April 13, 2013 3:22 PM 124

    The ‘Dirty Dozen’ tax scams the IRS wants you to avoid The goal of the launch isn’t to connect with the space station, but to make sure the rocket works and that a simulated version of a cargo ship that will dock with space station on future launches separates into orbit. Orbital officials say that should occur about 10 minutes after liftoff. In that short

  • World’s largest telescope gets Hawaii nod

    April 13, 2013 7:01 AM 147

    A plan by California and Canadian universities to build the world’s largest telescope at the summit of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea volcano received approval from the State. The decision by the Board of Land and Natural Resources on Friday clears the way for the group managing the Thirty Meter Telescope project to negotiate a sublease for land with the University