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Trump declares disaster in N.H. for July storms, floods

1 week ago from UPI

President Donald Trump has declared a disaster in New Hampshire due to severe thunderstorms and flash flooding that struck the state more than a month ago.

Canadian co-author of U.S. climate report says findings 'flatly contradict' Trump administration

A Canadian scientist who helped author an exhaustive U.S. draft report on climate change says the study makes it clear dramatic action is needed to stop global temperatures from rising,...

Disney empire strikes back, sort of, with new streaming plan

1 week ago from Physorg

Walt Disney Co. has the potential to shake up the television sector with its plan to offer direct-to-consumer streaming services and take on Netflix on its own turf.

No longer water under the bridge, statistics yields new data on sea levels

1 week ago from Science Daily

While the scientific community has long warned about rising sea levels and their destructive impact on some of the United States' most populous cities, researchers have developed a new, statistical...

Climate change may confuse plant dormancy cycles

1 week ago from Science Daily

Perennial plants in the Midwest are well attuned to their surroundings. They hunker down all winter in a dormant state, just waiting for a sign that it’s safe to unfurl...

China key to avoiding nuclear 'fire and fury' in North Korea

1 week ago from UPI

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are playing a dangerous game of brinkmanship.

2016 was another warm year, report confirms

1 week ago from Science Daily

A new report confirms that 2016 was another exceptionally warm year, with global temperature having reached 0.77± 0.09 degrees C above its level between 1961 and 1990.

Warm periods in the 20th century are not unprecedented during the last 2,000 years

1 week ago from Physorg

A great deal of evidence relating to ancient climate variation is preserved in proxy data such as tree rings, lake sediments, ice cores, stalagmites, corals and historical documents, and these...

Science report: Who gets hotter, wetter with climate change

1 week ago from Physorg

A draft federal science report on the effects of global warming breaks down how climate change has already hit different regions of the United States. It also projects expected changes...

Not all glaciers in Antarctica have been affected by climate change

1 week ago from Science Daily

The effects of climate change, which are apparent in other parts of the Antarctic continent, are not yet observed for glaciers in the western Ross Sea coast, new research indicates.

Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley in line for bounce-back 2017 NFL season

1 week ago from UPI

While so much of the focus in Rams camp is on the development of quarterback Jared Goff, another dynamic to the success of the team's offense is also under a...

Sage grouse conservation changes draw mix of praise, alarm

1 week ago from AP Science

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- President Donald Trump's administration has opened the door to industry-friendly changes to a sweeping plan imposed by his predecessor...

Why Your Moscow Mule Drink May Be Hazardous

1 week ago from Live Science

Your Moscow mule cocktail may look pretty in a copper mug, but officials in Iowa say that using copper containers for this beverage could be hazardous.

Canada's hope to get climate change into NAFTA could prove difficult

A frank report on climate change in America leaked to the New York Times a week before the U.S. sits down to begin renegotiating NAFTA may give some weight to...

Philadelphia Eagles juggling cornerbacks before preseason opener vs. Green Bay Packers

1 week ago from UPI

The Philadelphia Eagles head into their first preseason game on Thursday night against Green Bay with a cornerback situation that remains unclear.

Washington Redskins CB Bashaud Breeland kicked out of practice, later impresses

1 week ago from UPI

Washington Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland was kicked out of a walk-through on Monday morning by head coach Jay Gruden.

Teamwork key to ocean travel for jellies

1 week ago from UPI

Salps, a jelly fish-like, gelatinous marine invertebrate, can navigate ocean waters more efficiently in large numbers than by themselves.

'Bachelor in Paradise' promo shows Corinne Olympios, DeMario Jackson in pool

1 week ago from UPI

Corinne Olympios and DeMario Jackson have some "pool time" in a new preview for "Bachelor in Paradise" Season 4.

How not burn down the forest while you’re watching the eclipse

1 week ago from PopSci

Science Heavy crowds and dry conditions could present a real threat to our wildlands. As eclipse watchers head to wild lands to watch the...

Researchers and global fishing companies form coalition for sustainable seas

1 week ago from Physorg

The initiative marks the first time that companies from Asia, Europe and the US have joined forces to work on a clear agenda and commitment for change, and illustrate how...

Algal biofuel production is neither environmentally nor commercially sustainable

1 week ago from Physorg

Modern biofuels have been touted as a greener alternative to petrol and diesel since the early 1900s. It seems like a good idea on paper, and they do work –...

Win-win deal for Baker Hughes and offshore Papua New Guinea

1 week ago from UPI

From equipment services to appraisal activity, Baker Hughes, now a GE company, said it landed a first-of-a-kind deal for operations offshore Papua New Guinea.

Chicago Bears sign former Alabama OL Greene, put OL Kush on injured reserve

1 week ago from UPI

Versatile offensive lineman Brandon Greene is now a member of the Chicago Bears, while Eric Kush is on injured reserve.

Cities need more than air conditioning to get through heat waves

1 week ago from Physorg

In May of this year, a hot spell broiled Boston. In June, extreme temperatures grounded Phoenix's planes. Last week, Seattle suffered under record temperatures.

'The Bachelorette' finale: Rachel Lindsay chooses Bryan Abasolo

1 week ago from UPI

Rachel Lindsay's journey to find love came to an end Monday on the season finale of "The Bachelorette" which ended with a proposal.

How do you build a more diverse tech company? It starts at the top

Tech industry experts say until CEOs are focused on making diversity in the workplace a priority, things are not going to change substantially.

Dutch students grow their own biodegradable car

1 week ago from Reuters:Science

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (Reuters) - What's made of sugar, can carry four people and travel at 50 miles (80 km) per hour? A biodegradable car, whose inventors say could be the...

Unprecedented Antarctic expedition maps sea ice to solve climate change mystery

1 week ago from Physorg

Brutally windy. Unfathomably cold. Disturbingly isolated.