August 17, 2017 RSS feed / Features

2016 Weather Report: Extreme And Anything But Normal

WASHINGTON (AP) – Last year’s global weather was far more extreme or record-breaking than anything approaching normal, according to a new report. More...

Today In History

1807: Robert Fulton’s Steamboat Heads Up The Hudson

Today is Thursday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2017. There are 136 days left in the year. More...

Alaska Halts Southeast Commercial, Sport King Salmon Fishing

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) – Alaska officials are shutting down commercial and salt-water sport chinook salmon fishing throughout Southeast Alaska.  The Alaska Department of Fish and Game stated “extreme management measures” are ne More...

As Eels Grow In Value, U.S. Government Clamps Down On Poaching

BREWER, Maine (AP) – The U.S. Department of Justice and other agencies are waging a multistate crackdown on illegal fishing for valuable baby eels.  Baby American eels, or elvers, are an important piece of the worldwide sushi industry. More...

Who Gets Hotter, Wetter With Climate Change

WASHINGTON (AP) – A draft federal science report on the effects of global warming breaks down how climate change has already hit different regions of the United States. It also projects expected changes by region. More...

Honey Creole Mustard Green Beans

And then that moment of summer arrives when the green beans are piled so high at the markets, and being sold at such a low price, that you feel like you’d be a fool not to pick up a pound or two or five. More...

Meet The New Heavyweight Champion Of Dinosaurs: Patagotitan

WASHINGTON (AP) – A study proclaims a newly named species the heavyweight champion of all dinosaurs, making the scary Tyrannosaurus rex look like a munchkin.  At 76 tons (69 metric tons), the plant-eating behemoth was as heavy as a space s More...