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Gallup: Conservatives outnumber liberals, but gap is closing

1 week ago from UPI

Americans still lean conservative over liberal, but liberals have made gains, as a majority of Democrats identify as liberal for the first time, Gallup said.

Guantanamo court weighs al-Qaida detainee’s spinal condition

1 week ago from UPI

Pretrial hearings for an alleged al-Qaida operative have begun at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, starting with arguments over his spinal condition.

Experts warn against mega-dams in lowland tropical forests

1 week ago from Science Daily

Mega-dams should not be built in lowland tropical forest regions due to the threat they pose to biodiversity and ecosystems, according to experts.

Algae thrive under Greenland sea ice

1 week ago from Science Daily

Microscopic marine plants flourish beneath the ice that covers the Greenland Sea, according to a new study. These phytoplankton create the energy that fuels ocean ecosystems, and the study found...

Report: US 2018 CO2 emissions saw biggest spike in years

Following three years of decline, US carbon emissions spiked in 2018, according to new research.

'Daily Show with Trevor Noah' to air live following Trump speech

1 week ago from UPI

Comedy Central announced that "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" will air live Tuesday following President Donald Trump's State of the Union address.

Future of planet-cooling tech: Study creates roadmap for geoengineering research

1 week ago from Physorg

Simply reducing greenhouse gas emissions probably is not going to be sufficient for the planet to escape catastrophic damage from climate change, scientists say.

Study shows algae thrive under Greenland sea ice

1 week ago from Physorg

Microscopic marine plants flourish beneath the ice that covers the Greenland Sea, according to a new study in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. These phytoplankton create the energy that...

Australian beaches close after bluebottle jellyfish sting nearly 4,000

1 week ago from UPI

Australian beaches along the country's northeast coast were closed after bluebottle jellyfish stung nearly 4,000 people this weekend.

Storm hunter in action

1 week ago from European Space Agency

Human and robotic exploration image of the week: A typical day for electrical thunderstorm observer

Watch: Giant 'fatberg' found in sewer in British coastal town

1 week ago from UPI

Wastewater workers in an English town announced they discovered a "fatberg" larger than the Leaning Tower of Pisa in the town's sewers.

U.S. carbon emissions increased 3.4 percent in 2018

1 week ago from UPI

Carbon emissions in the United States increased 3.4 percent in 2018, the second largest increase in more than 20 years.

Age and foaming—how to predict when a volcano will erupt

1 week ago from Physorg

The eruption of a volcano can have devastating consequences – killing people and destroying livelihoods, as well as releasing vast amounts of ash into the sky that disrupts air travel...

Watch: Deer rescued from backyard pool in Ohio

1 week ago from UPI

A pair of Ohio police officers were called to a home where they rescued a deer that fell into a resident's pool and became trapped by the cover.

USC's Kliff Kingsbury interviewing with Arizona Cardinals Tuesday

1 week ago from UPI

University of Southern California offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury is meeting with the Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday regarding their head coaching vacancy.

Experts warn against mega-dams in lowland tropical forests

1 week ago from Physorg

Mega-dams should not be built in lowland tropical forest regions due to the threat they pose to biodiversity and ecosystems, according to experts at the University of Stirling.

Researchers track hurricane's effects on river pollution and beneficial bacteria

1 week ago from Physorg

On a rainy Saturday in October, graduate students Arianna Sherman and Weitao Shuai parked their car by a bridge on a rural road in Hillsborough, North Carolina. In rubber boots,...

Socio-economic study looks at boosting Panama Canal reliability

1 week ago from Science Daily

A recently completed research project allowed novel socio-economic analysis aimed at finding out if ecological infrastructure investments are feasible in various scenarios to improve reliability of the Panama Canal.

Packers hiring Matt LaFleur as head coach

1 week ago from UPI

Former Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur is expected to fill Mike McCarthy's former role as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers.

Colorado's Lake Dillon is warming rapidly

1 week ago from Physorg

The surface waters of Lake Dillon, a mountain reservoir that supplies water to the the Denver area, have warmed by nearly 5 degrees Fahrenheit (2.5 degrees Celsius) in the last...

Should we say farewell to the Arctic's unique nature?

1 week ago from Physorg

Temperatures are rising faster in the Arctic than any other place on Earth. If these changes continue, it is likely that the unique and diverse Arctic tundra will change into...

Global natural disasters wreak $160 bn damage in 2018: Munich Re

1 week ago from Physorg

Natural disasters including wildfires, hurricanes and tsunamis inflicted $160 billion of damage and claimed 10,400 lives in 2018, German reinsurer Munich Re said Tuesday.

Climate change: Effect on sperm could hold key to species extinction

1 week ago from Physorg

Since the 1980s, increasingly frequent and intense heatwaves have contributed to more deaths than any other extreme weather event. The fingerprints of extreme events and climate change are widespread in...

Businesses think they're on top of carbon risk, but tourism destinations have barely a clue

1 week ago from Physorg

The directors of most Australian companies are well aware of the impact of carbon emissions, not only on the environment but also on their own firms as emissions-intensive industries get...

Officials: IRS refunds will go out during government shutdown

1 week ago from UPI

The Trump administration has assured Americans that federal income tax refunds will be sent out despite the government shutdown that's been going or two weeks.

Existentialism: A guiding philosophy for tackling climate change in cities?

1 week ago from Physorg

The evidence of human-induced climate change is clear. At minimum, climate change will cost us dearly due to the economic impacts and lives lost from the increased frequency and severity...

Tackling greenhouse gases

1 week ago from Physorg

The images are ubiquitous: A coastal town decimated by another powerful hurricane, satellite images showing shrinking polar ice caps, a school of dead fish floating on the surface of warming...

Deep low-frequency earthquakes indicate migration of magmatic fluids beneath Laacher See

1 week ago from Physorg

A German study shows that magma could rise from the upper mantle into the middle and upper crust beneath the Laacher See Volcano (Rhineland-Palatinate). This is the result of a...