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100M in Midwest, Northeast face freezing cold, heavy snow

1 day ago from UPI

Freezing cold temperatures and heavy snow are expected across the Midwest and Northeast this weekend, weather that canceled hundreds of flights Friday.

68,000 Pounds of Frozen Chicken Nuggets Recalled Because They May Contain Wood Pieces

1 day ago from Live Science

Thousands of bags of frozen chicken nuggets are being recalled because they may contain a not-so-tasty ingredient: Wood pieces.

Prosecco production takes a toll on northeast Italy’s environment

1 day ago from Sciencenews.org

The soil in Northern Italy’s prosecco vineyards is washing away.

Skier dies after avalanche rescue at Taos, N.M. resort; 1 critical

1 day ago from UPI

One skier has died and another is critically injured after they were caught in an avalanche this week at a famous New Mexico ski resort.

Look: Kansas man collects his second January lottery prize

1 day ago from UPI

A Kansas man is celebrating a lucky month after visiting state lottery headquarters twice to collect large jackpots.

Donald Trump meets with North Korean official Kim Yong Chol at White House

1 day ago from UPI

North Korean negotiator Kim Yong Chol met with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House Friday, followed by a meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Scientists discover natural fitness watch in fishes that records their activity levels

1 day ago from Science Daily

Scientists have shown for the first time that the energetic cost of living (the metabolic rate) of fish can be measured in structures that grow in their ears. This new...

Yellowstone's forests could be grassland in just a few decades

1 day ago from UPI

The combination of warming, drought and wildfire could turn Yellowstone's forests into grassland by the middle of the century, scientists warn.

Free public transport is great news for the environment but it's no silver bullet

1 day ago from Physorg

When Luxembourg announced recently that all public transport in the country will be free from next year, this radical move was received with astonishment. After all, most nations would surely...

Stoking conflict between farming and conservation hurts everyone

1 day ago from Physorg

Canada's future prosperity will depend on effective environmental conservation and sustainable —and profitable —agriculture. Unfortunately, recent comments from former Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall pit the two concerns against...

Australia registers hottest night on record

1 day ago from UPI

Australia has a new record for hottest nighttime temperature, an overnight low of 35.9 degrees Celsius, or 96.6 degrees Fahrenheit.

Climate change is making construction, fishing and other dangerous industries even riskier

1 day ago from Physorg

Climate change is already affecting many aspects of our everyday lives, including what we eat, where we live and the buildings we inhabit. And dangerous industries that make our way...

Pesticides found in more than 80% of tested European soils

1 day ago from Physorg

The industrialisation of agriculture has radically transformed the way most of our food is produced. By making large-scale production possible, it has led to more food being available at lower...

Global change could also affect hake fisheries in Tierra del Fuego

1 day ago from Physorg

A scientific study published in the journal Global Change Biology suggests snoek (Thyrsites atun) can recolonize the marine area of the Beagle Channel and South-Western Atlantic waters, an area in...

Shift to planetary health diet would impact UK land use and global water resources

1 day ago from Physorg

The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health has today released a 'planetary health diet', that advocates a radical shift in dietary habits.

Scientists discover natural fitness watch in fishes that records their activity levels

1 day ago from Physorg

An international research team including scientists from the University of Southampton have shown for the first time that the energetic cost of living (the metabolic rate) of fish can be...

Mediterranean freshwater fish species susceptible to climate change

1 day ago from Physorg

Climate change will strongly affect many European freshwater fish species. This is particularly the case for species in the Mediterranean region, according to the latest findings of an international team...

Is winter miserable for wildlife?

1 day ago from Physorg

While the weather outside may indeed get frightful this winter, a parka, knit hat, wool socks, insulated boots and maybe a roaring fire make things bearable for people who live...

UPI Horse Racing Preview: Derby preps off and running in Florida, Louisiana

1 day ago from UPI

Kentucky Derby and Oaks preps at Fair Grounds in New Orleans and Tampa Bay Downs in Florida; Breeders' Cup Sprint winner Roy H preps for another swing at Dubai; Sunshine...

Japan takes North Korea transshipment cases to U.N.

1 day ago from UPI

Japan submitted two cases of suspected illicit cargo transfer, involving North Korean vessels in the East China Sea.

With fire, warming and drought, Yellowstone forests could be grassland by mid-century

1 day ago from Science Blog

The fires in Yellowstone National Park began to burn in June 1988. A natural feature of the landscape, park managers expected the fires to fizzle out by July, when rains...

Deadlocked Swedish Parliament affirms Stefan Lofven as PM 4 months after election

1 day ago from UPI

Sweden finally has a prime minister, more than four months after the parliamentary elections ended.

For the good of the planet, can we curb our addiction to road salt?

In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at the environmental effects of road salt, the Amazon Book of Codes project and geothermal power worldwide.

In photos: Sonequa Martin-Green, Rebecca Romijn attend 'Star Trek' premiere

2 days ago from UPI

The cast of "Star Trek: Discovery" attend the Season 2 premiere of the series at the Conrad New York on January 17, 2019 in New York City.

Q&A: Designing a better local tsunami warning system

2 days ago from Physorg

On a Friday afternoon in the spring of 2011, the Tōhoku-Oki earthquake shook northeastern Japan for six minutes and shifted the country's main island by 8 feet. Minutes later, residents...

With fire, warming and drought, Yellowstone forests could be grassland by mid-century

2 days ago from Physorg

The fires in Yellowstone National Park began to burn in June 1988. A natural feature of the landscape, park managers expected the fires to fizzle out by July, when rains...

Quakes a reminder of the reach of partial government shutdown

2 days ago from Physorg

If the partial shutdown of the U.S. government, doesn't have you quaking, maybe it should.

More data, lower cost – DIY electronics tackle global change

2 days ago from Physorg

Scientific research can be a costly undertaking, oftentimes so much so that projects become cost-prohibitive. So what happens when the research is too expensive, but the data is too important...