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Anger over 'untrue' climate change claims

Scientists respond furiously to claims about climate change made in a BBC radio interview.

2016 weather report: Extreme and anything but normal

1 week ago from AP Science

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new report says last year's global weather was far more extreme or record breaking than anything approaching normal....

China reports no major collapses following powerful quake

1 week ago from Physorg

Chinese monitors say they've detected multiple landslides but no major building collapses following a powerful earthquake in the country's mountainous southwest that killed at least 19 people.

Chaco Canyon petroglyph may represent ancient total eclipse

1 week ago from Science Daily

As the hullabaloo surrounding the Aug. 21 total eclipse of the sun swells by the day, an expert says a petroglyph in New Mexico's Chaco Canyon may represent a total...

Biochar shows benefits as manure lagoon cover

1 week ago from Science Daily

Manure is a reality in raising farm animals. Manure can be a useful fertilizer, returning valued nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium to the soil for plant growth. But manure has problems....

Cause of Atlantic coastline's sea level rise hot spots now revealed

1 week ago from Science Daily

Seas rose in the southeastern US between 2011 and 2015 by more than six times the global average sea level rise that is already happening due to human-induced global warming,...

Post-glacial history of Lake of the Woods

1 week ago from Science Daily

The extent and depth of lakes in glaciated regions of North America are controlled by climate and the influence of differential isostatic rebound of the land's surface that began when...

The Sea Level Did, in Fact, Rise Faster in the Southeast U.S.

1 week ago from NY Times Science

Scientists may have found the culprit of sudden tidal flooding: Two atmospheric patterns that combined to cause fast-rising waters along the coast.

Man rescues baby bunny from backyard pool

1 week ago from UPI

A man rescued a baby bunny from his backyard pool and comforted the small creature in a rescue caught on camera.

Ty Blach, San Francisco Giants throttle Chicago Cubs

1 week ago from UPI

In a San Francisco Giants season reduced to a series of silver linings, left-hander Ty Blach has gone above and beyond.

Telescope protest, GM salmon and a giant 'dead zone'

1 week ago from News @ Nature

The week in science: 4–10 August 2017.Nature 548 140 doi: 10.1038/548140a

Forest conservation approaches must recognise the rights of local people

1 week ago from Physorg

Until the 1980s, biodiversity conservation in the tropics focused on the "fines and fences" approach: creating protected areas from which local people were forcibly excluded. More recently, conservationists have embraced...

Loggerhead sea turtle released after rehab

1 week ago from Physorg

A loggerhead sea turtle that was rescued in Virginia and named Humphrey has been released back into the ocean after undergoing rehabilitation in New Jersey.

North Korea releases imprisoned sick Canadian pastor

1 week ago from UPI

North Korea said Wednesday that it has released an imprisoned Canadian pastor for humanitarian reasons amid escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula.

Coal production gains slowing, U.S. report finds

1 week ago from UPI

Coal exports from the United States increased, but are slowing down, while renewable energy is on pace for short-term growth, the federal government reported.

Climate gloom and doom? Bring it on. But we need stories about taking action, too

1 week ago from Physorg

There's been no shortage of pessimistic news on climate change lately. A group of climate scientists and policy experts recently declared that we have just three years left to dramatically...

Air quality measurements in the sky over Europe

1 week ago from Physorg

It looks like a bucket list for city trips, but it's the current route of the HALO research aircraft. Until the end of July, atmosphere researchers from all over Germany...

Orlando makes ambitious low-carbon pledge

1 week ago from UPI

The city of Orlando said it was the next in line to take a ground-up approach to addressing the impact of climate change by setting ambitious low-carbon goals.

Invasive gobies may change Oneida Lake's complexion—again

1 week ago from Physorg

Oneida Lake, a kissing cousin to New York's Finger Lakes, may soon get an environmental makeover due to another in a series of invasive species bringing havoc to the body's...

Mining giant BHP hops on EV bandwagon

1 week ago from UPI

Australian mining and energy company BHP Billiton said it was investment tens of millions of dollars on a nickel sulphate operation to get on the EV bandwagon.

Drone tech offers new ways to manage climate change

1 week ago from Physorg

An innovation providing key clues to how humans might manage forests and cities to cool the planet is taking flight. Cornell researchers are using drone technology to more accurately measure...

Citizen scientists chase total solar eclipse

1 week ago from News @ Nature

Non-scientists are being recruited to collect data on everything from the Sun’s outer atmosphere to animal behaviour.Nature 548 147 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22415

UNEP chief urges China to do more on climate

1 week ago from Physorg

The world's biggest polluter China has a "big job" ahead of it in the global fight against climate change, the UN's environment chief said Wednesday.

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017

1 week ago from UPI

On August 9, 1945, a U.S. B-29 bomber dropped an atomic bomb nicknamed "Fat Man" on the Japanese city of Nagasaki.

Rice to riches: Vietnam's shrimp farmers fish for fortunes

1 week ago from Physorg

With a flashy gold watch and a chunky matching ring, Tang Van Cuol looks a far cry from the average Vietnamese farmer as he slings back a shot of rice...

US scientists contradict Trump's climate claims

1 week ago from Physorg

As President Donald Trump touts new oil pipelines and pledges to revive the nation's struggling coal mines, federal scientists are warning that burning fossil fuels is already driving a steep...

Green Bay Packers release troubled DT Letroy Guion

1 week ago from UPI

The Green Bay Packers parted ways with troubled defensive tackle Letroy Guion on Tuesday by announcing the release of the 322-pound run stuffer.

July Was Record Hot for Parts of Alaska and the West

1 week ago from Live Science

July was record warm for Alaska's northernmost city and the hottest month on record for the globe at Death Valley.