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Here’s how air pollution kills 3,450,000 people a year

38 min ago from PopSci

Health Coal is costly As the president rolls back regulations that keep our air clean, how will air pollution hurt the global population? Read...

Tunneling under Stonehenge—the effects of urban sprawl

48 min ago from Physorg

Earlier this month, officials in England proposed a plan that could alleviate traffic on one of the most congested highways from London to southwest England. The idea involves digging a...

What climate change means for leaf litter

48 min ago from Physorg

The carbon dioxide coming from some of Earth's tiniest residents may not be increasing as quickly as some believed in the face of global climate change.

Fragmentation of tropical forests increases global emissions of greenhouse gases

48 min ago from Physorg

When talk is of important ecosystems, tropical forests are top of the list. After all, half of the carbon stored in all of the Earth's vegetation is contained in these...

In China and Pakistan's coal romance, where's the love for the climate?

1 hour ago from Physorg

If you were travelling via motorway from Islamabad to Lahore during November or December 2016, you might have felt like your head was in the clouds. That's thanks to the...

Curbing coffee cup usage

1 hour ago from Physorg

The use of disposable coffee cups could be reduced by 50 – 300 million annually according to research announced today by leading coffee roaster Bewley's.

Israel's Delek Group sets sights on global stage

1 hour ago from UPI

With incomes on the rise, Delek Group, which has a stake in one of Israel's largest gas fields, said it's setting its sights on becoming a global player.

Colossal black bear walks off with bag of trash in California city

1 hour ago from UPI

A hefty black bear was caught on camera in a Los Angeles suburb walking off with a bag of trash -- or, as the bear would know it, food.

Project Aims to Broaden Participation in the Geosciences

2 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

A new program involving Arizona State University aims to improve minority representation in the field of geological sciences.

Study shows the importance of coastal water quality to recreational beach users

2 hours ago from Physorg

Coasts around the world are threatened by land-based pollutants, including sewage, which affect water quality, coastal habitats and human experiences. To capture the value people place on the coastal environment, UH...

Designing cities to withstand natural disasters

2 hours ago from Physorg

What happens after Cyclone Debbie is a familiar process. It has been repeated many times in cities around the world. The reason is that our cities are not designed for...

Report: Global renewable power capacity expanding

2 hours ago from UPI

As European and Asian leaders take up the low-carbon mantel from the United States, a global report found 2016 was a record-setter for renewable energy.

Team predicts increasing decline of hemlock as winters warm

2 hours ago from Physorg

Land managers in New England and eastern New York state have a new tool to help identify eastern hemlock stands at greatest risk for rapid growth decline by evaluating stresses...

Norway raises reserve estimate of Barents Sea field

3 hours ago from UPI

The size of the oil reserves in the Goliat field in the Norwegian waters of the Barents Sea were revised higher because of new drilled wells, a regulator said.

Oil and gas projects in deep waters grow competitive

3 hours ago from UPI

On the heels of new developments in the Gulf of Mexico, a report finds the next breakout area for the recovering oil and gas sector may be deep water basins.

'Underwater wasteland' worries after cyclone hits Barrier Reef

7 hours ago from Physorg

A powerful cyclone that smashed into northeastern Australia could have caused further damage to the under-pressure Great Barrier Reef, turning parts into an "underwater wasteland", scientists warned Thursday.

Steven Stamkos inching toward return to Tampa Bay Lightning

10 hours ago from UPI

Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos said he is close to returning to the lineup on the heels of participating in every drill during Wednesday's practice.

Food trade drains global water sources at 'alarming' rates

12 hours ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

The global food trade is depleting water sources quicker than they can naturally be refilled in many places.

At least 12 dead after bus carrying Texas church choir hits pickup

13 hours ago from UPI

At least 12 people died Wednesday after a bus carrying a Texas church choir collided with a pickup on a highway about 75 miles west of San Antonio, police said.

Tackling resilience: Finding order in chaos to help buffer against climate change

15 hours ago from Science Daily

A new article aims to provide clarity among scientists, resource managers and planners on what ecological resilience means and how it can be achieved.

No decision yet on staying in Paris climate accord: US

17 hours ago from Physorg

The United States has made no decision yet on whether it will continue to participate in the Paris accord on reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, the Trump administration said Wednesday.

Reusable carbon nanotubes could be the water filter of the future

17 hours ago from Science Blog

A new class of carbon nanotubes could be the next-generation clean-up crew for toxic sludge and contaminated water, say researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology. Enhanced single-walled carbon nanotubes offer...

Elk gets caught on tarp in Oregon couple's yard

18 hours ago from UPI

A curious elk was filmed getting its antler tangled on a tarp in an Oregon man's backyard and running off with the big blue sheet in tow.

New York Mets 2017 MLB season preview: Few changes, high hopes

19 hours ago from UPI

General manager Sandy Alderson expressed his faith in the New York Mets' core talent and its ability to produce a franchise-record third straight playoff berth.

North Korea legalizing marketplaces to 'manage' population

19 hours ago from UPI

The North Korean regime is navigating sea changes in the country by legitimizing the country's expanding marketplaces.

George Michael laid to rest in private funeral three months after death

19 hours ago from UPI

Singer George Michael was laid to rest on Wednesday, three months after he died at age 53 on Christmas Day.

Sustainable Suburban Development Methods for Abu Dhabi Presented

19 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

Masdar Institute MSc Student Analyzes UAE Neighborhoods to Understand How Land Can Be Conserved While Developing Environmentally Sustainable Suburbs

Indian navy commissions first Mk IV-class Landing Craft Utility ship

19 hours ago from UPI

India's navy commissioned the first of eight MK IV-class Landing Craft Utility ships during a ceremony at Port Blair on Tuesday.