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In photos: Spike Lee, Dave Chappelle attend 'BlacKkKlansman' premiere

6 days ago from UPI

The cast of "BlacKkKlansman" attends the premiere of the film in Beverly Hills, Calif., on July 8, 2018.

Thick smoke clouds southern Portugal beaches as fires rage

6 days ago from Physorg

Smoke from raging wildfires billowed above popular tourist beaches in Portugal's Algarve Thursday after authorities ordered a fresh wave of urgent evacuations as the flames drew closer to a historic...

Forget Doorframes: Expert Advice on Earthquake Survival Strategies

6 days ago from Scientific American

Indonesia’s Lombok quake revives the question of taking cover versus running outside -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

What it takes to remove oil from a shipwreck

It will take a massive team effort to successfully remove the oil from the sunken Manolis L.

Annual rescue of pufflings — baby puffins — underway in Witless Bay

Here's how you can help rescue pufflings and send them back out to sea.

Faroe Petroleum next up for exploration offshore Norway

6 days ago from UPI

A Norwegian regulator announced it signed off on a permit for a 44-day effort to search for new reserves in its territorial waters of the North Sea.

Environmental regulations drove steep declines in U.S. factory pollution

6 days ago from Newswise - Scinews

The federal Clean Air Act and associated environmental regulations have driven steep declines in air pollution emissions over the past several decades--even as U.S. manufacturers increased production, a study by...

More product moving through U.S. pipelines

6 days ago from UPI

The volume of crude oil flowing through its pipeline networks in the United States increased 12 percent from last year, Plains All American Pipeline stated.

California, SoCalGas, reach Aliso Canyon gas leak settlement

6 days ago from UPI

State and city officials in California unveiled details of a $195 million settlement with a gas company to help mitigate the effects of a major 2015 gas leak.

The underestimated cooling effect on the planet from historic fires

6 days ago from Physorg

Historic levels of particles in the atmosphere released from pre-industrial era fires, and their cooling effect on the planet, may have been significantly underestimated according to a new study.

Black widow spiders creep northward

Venomous black widow spiders are being spotted farther north than ever before, photos snapped by the public reveal. Canadian researchers say help from 'citizen scientists' is crucial for tracking the...

Lichen is losing to wildfire, years after flames are gone

6 days ago from Physorg

As increasingly hot and severe wildfires scorch the West, some lichen communities integral to conifer forests aren't returning, even years after the flames have been extinguished, according to a study...

Typhoon Shanshan clips Japan coast, sparing Tokyo

6 days ago from Physorg

Typhoon Shanshan clipped Japan's eastern coast on Thursday morning, sparing Tokyo but bringing heavy rain, strong winds and high waves to some areas along the Pacific coast.

Ack! Distant fires leave California's capital city in a haze

6 days ago from Physorg

No major wildfires are burning near Sacramento but for two weeks a dull haze and the faint smell of smoke from distant blazes has blanketed California's capital region, forcing summer...

Boeing says 737 production woes will last through year's end

6 days ago from Physorg

US aerospace giant Boeing on Wednesday admitted supply chain hold-ups would affect production of its bestselling 737 jetliner until the end of the year, and could hamper third-quarter deliveries.

NASA satellites assist states in estimating abundance of key wildlife species

6 days ago from Physorg

Climate and land-use change are shrinking natural wildlife habitats around the world. Yet despite their importance to rural economies and natural ecosystems, remarkably little is known about the geographic distribution...

Report: Indonesia earthquake death toll close to 400

6 days ago from UPI

The death toll from a powerful earthquake that struck the Indonesian island of Lombok is climbing.

Watch: Bayern Munich wins friendly 20-2 against amateur club

6 days ago from UPI

Bayern Munich showed no mercy by beating Rottach Egern 20-2 in a friendly on Wednesday at its training ground in Tegernsee, Germany.

New Satellite Map Shows Ground Deformation After Indonesian Quake

New satellite-based map shows ground deformation in Lombok, Indonesia, following a deadly August 5 earthquake.

Storm warning canceled as Hurricane Hector moves south of Hawaii

1 week ago from UPI

Meteorologists canceled a tropical storm warning in Hawaii as Hurricane Hector moved south of the Big Island, the Central Pacific Hurricane Center said.

Virginia governor declares state of emergency ahead of Charlottesville anniversary

1 week ago from UPI

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency ahead of planned events to mark the one-year anniversary of a deadly "Unite the Right" rally.

Ten ways climate change can make wildfires worse

1 week ago from Physorg

As out-of-control wildfires ravage large swathes of Portugal, Spain and northern California, AFP talked to scientists about the ways in which global warming can amplify the problem.

Efforts to geoengineer cooler temperatures could depress crop yields

1 week ago from UPI

Geoengineering projects large enough to cool global temperatures would have significant unintended consequences on crop growth, new research suggests.

Harmful bacteria thrived in post-Hurricane Harvey floodwaters

1 week ago from Science Daily

Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas on August 25, 2017, bringing more than 50 inches of rain and extreme flooding to the city of Houston. In addition to wreaking havoc...

NASA sees wind shear affecting Tropical Storm Yagi

1 week ago from Physorg

Tropical Storm Yagi was experiencing wind shear when NASA's Terra satellite passed over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and analyzed the storm.

Suomi NPP satellite find Typhoon Shanshan near Japan's coast

1 week ago from Physorg

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite caught up with Typhoon Shanahan and provided forecasters with a visible picture of the storm on Aug. 8. The satellite image revealed the storm still maintained...

There and back again: Mantle xenon has a story to tell

1 week ago from Science Daily

Volatiles -- such as water, carbon dioxide and the noble gases -- come out of the earth's interior through volcanism and may be injected into the mantle from the atmosphere,...

Seaside mansion or public beach: Which will California Coastal Commission save?

1 week ago from LA Times - Science

On a stretch of Laguna Beach where waves slam right onto white sand, a wall of steel and concrete interrupts the shoreline. The sea wall exists to protect one beachfront...