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Frequent fires make droughts harder for young trees, even in wet eastern forests

20 min ago from Science Daily

Forests in the eastern United States may have had it easy compared to their western counterparts, with the intense, prolonged droughts and wildfires that have become typical out west in...

Yes, some (but not all) Bay Area air pollution translocates to the Valley

50 min ago from Science Blog

I have heard that the windiest spot in California, maybe up and down America’s entire west coast, is at Point Reyes, located north of the City by the Bay –...

First came the proclamations against Trump's offshore drilling plan. Now comes the legislation

4 hours ago from LA Times - Science

When the Trump administration proposed opening California waters to drilling on an unprecedented scale, state leaders said they would do whatever it takes to keep new oil operations at bay....

Mendocino Complex Fire grows 10,000 acres; procession held for slain firefighter

5 hours ago from UPI

The largest wildfire in California's history, which claimed the life of a firefighter, grew nearly 10,000 acres Wednesday, fire officials said.

Photos: Cropmarks Reveal Traces of Lost Civilizations in England

6 hours ago from Live Science

Fields laden with cropmarks serve as a map for archeological finds.

New fracking wells are using hundreds of times more water than their predecessors

6 hours ago from PopSci

Science The change between 2011 and 2018 is stark. Over the last few years, fracking operations have gotten more efficient at removing oil and...

At Least Two Dozen People Overdosed in a Connecticut Park Today

6 hours ago from Live Science

Several dozen people overdosed within just hours of each other at a park in Connecticut today (Aug. 15), according to news reports.

Sea level to increase risk of deadly tsunamis

7 hours ago from UPI

New research suggests sea level rise caused by manmade global warming is likely to increase the risk of devastating tsunamis.

BAE, Splunk receive contract for government data cloud services

8 hours ago from UPI

BAE Systems is partnering with Splunk Enterprises and Dell EMC to develop a new federal government solution for cloud storage security.

How Forests Improve Kids' Diets

8 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

A first-of-its-kind global study shows that children in 27 developing countries have better nutrition--when they live near forests.

Look: Cougar broke into Colorado home, killed cat

9 hours ago from UPI

Wildlife officials in Colorado are warning residents to be aware of mountain lions after one of the big cats broke into a home.

Watch: Bear freed from car by sergeant shooting out window

9 hours ago from UPI

A Colorado sheriff's office shared video of a sergeant using a bean bag round to break a car window and free a trapped bear.

Water use for fracking has risen by up to 770 percent since 2011

9 hours ago from Science Daily

The amount of water used per well for fracking surged by up to 770 percent between 2011 and 2016 in all major US shale gas- and oil-producing regions, a new...

Climate change multiplies harmful marine heatwaves (Update)

9 hours ago from Physorg

The number of days marked by potentially destructive ocean heatwaves has doubled in 35 years, and will multiply another five-fold at current rates of climate change, scientists warned Wednesday.

Frequent fires make droughts harder for young trees, even in wet eastern forests

9 hours ago from Physorg

Forests in the eastern United States may have had it easy compared to their western counterparts, with the intense, prolonged droughts and wildfires that have become typical out west in...

'Devastating' dolphin loss in Florida red tide disaster

9 hours ago from Physorg

A state of emergency has been declared in Florida as the worst red tide in a decade blackens the ocean water, killing dolphins, sea turtles and fish at a relentless...

Canada's westernmost province declares wildfires emergency

9 hours ago from Physorg

British Columbia declared a province-wide state of emergency Wednesday as Canada's military joined firefighters in trying to douse 556 wildfires burning across the craggy region.

Marine heat waves threaten underwater wildlife

10 hours ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Even the oceans are breaking temperature records in this summer of heat waves. Off the San Diego coast, scientists earlier this month recorded all-time high seawater temperatures since daily measurements...

Study shows forest conservation is a powerful tool to improve nutrition in developing nations

10 hours ago from Physorg

A first-of-its-kind global study shows that children in 27 developing countries have better nutrition—when they live near forests.

Water use for fracking has risen by up to 770 percent since 2011

10 hours ago from Physorg

The amount of water used per well for hydraulic fracturing surged by up to 770 percent between 2011 and 2016 in all major U.S. shale gas and oil production regions,...

Climate change sea level rises could increase risk for more devastating tsunamis worldwide

10 hours ago from Physorg

As sea levels rise due to climate change, so do the global hazards and potential devastating damages from tsunamis, according to a new study by a partnership that included Virginia...

Climate Change Sea Level Rises Could Increase Risk for More Devastating Tsunamis Worldwide

10 hours ago from Newswise - Scinews

As sea levels rise due to climate change, so do the global hazards and potential devastating damages from tsunamis, according to a new study by a partnership that included Virginia...

Sea critters imperiled by major increase in "marine heat waves"

10 hours ago from CBSNews - Science

"This trend will only further accelerate with global warming," said Thomas Frolicher, a climate scientist at the University of Bern in Switzerland

Next half-decade will be hotter than expected, climate scientists predict

11 hours ago from UPI

Unusually high temperatures are likely to persists for the next five years, according to a new climate prediction model.

JetBlue again leads J.D. Power survey of frequent-flier programs

11 hours ago from UPI

JetBlue Airways' frequent-flier program rated highest in a J.D. Power survey released on Wednesday, which said many users are confused by their plan.

B.C. declares state of emergency as hundreds of wildfires burn across province

11 hours ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The British Columbia government has declared a state of emergency to support the provincewide response to the ongoing wildfire situation.

Boeing lands $40M contract modification for Navy F/A-18 parts

11 hours ago from UPI

Boeing has received a $40 million modification to an existing contract for the procurement of spare parts in support of the U.S. Navy's F/A-18 aircraft.

Watch: Slovenians bear scythes to set Guinness World Record

11 hours ago from UPI

A total 570 people chopped grass in a Slovenian countryside to set the Guinness World Record for most people scything in one place.