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Climate models fail to simulate recent air-pressure changes over Greenland

1 week ago from Physorg

Climatologists may be unable to accurately predict regional climate change over the North Atlantic because computer model simulations have failed to accurately include air pressure changes that have taken place...

'Year of extremes' for shrinking Swiss glaciers in 2018: study

1 week ago from Physorg

Despite an exceptionally snow-filled winter, Swiss glaciers have lost 2.5 percent of their volume this year, according to a report Tuesday which dubbed 2018 "a year of extremes".

New study answers old questions about why tropical forests are so ecologically diverse

1 week ago from Physorg

Working with high-resolution satellite imaging technology, researchers from Brown University and the University of California, Los Angeles have uncovered new clues in an age-old question about why tropical forests are...

Packers' Crosby makes amends with game-winning FG vs. 49ers

1 week ago from UPI

Green Bay Packers placekicker Mason Crosby bounced back from four missed field goals last week in the loss to the Detroit Lions by making all four of his tries, including...

NYC goes entire weekend with no shootings for first time in 25 years

1 week ago from UPI

New York City went an entire weekend with no reported shootings for the first time in 25 years, city officials said Monday.

Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots near combined $1B

1 week ago from UPI

Jackpots for the Mega Millions and Powerball lottery games have reached near record levels that could together go over the $1 billion mark.

NASA tracking melting ice in Antarctica

1 week ago from CBSNews - Science

NASA scientists have been flying over Antarctica to track melting ice. At the current rate, Antarctica alone could cause sea levels to rise as much as six inches. CBS News...

Chicago Bears' concerns: Khalil Mack's health, fumbles, defense

1 week ago from UPI

Khalil Mack is injured, both of the Chicago Bears' running backs lost fumbles and the infallible defense gave up 542 yards of offense Sunday.

UNC Wilmington chemists relocate in wake of Hurricane Florence

1 week ago from C&EN

Recovery from the storm could take months or longer after the chemistry building suffered significant damage

Mercury, PCBs still threaten Arctic and its wildlife, study shows

A new summary of toxins in the Arctic shows contaminants, such as mercury, continue to threaten polar bears and whales. But new threats — both chemical and climatic — are...

Best use of wildflowers to benefit crops on farms

1 week ago from Science Daily

For the first time, a new study of strawberry crops on New York farms tested this theory and found that wildflower strips on farms added pollinators when the farm lay...

Psychopaths in the C-Suite?

1 week ago from Science Daily

The seemingly never-ending stream of corporate scandals over the past decades, from Enron to Theranos, suggests that something is rotten in corporate leaders. Many place the blame on psychopaths, who...

Arctic sea ice decline driving ocean phytoplankton farther north

1 week ago from Physorg

Phytoplankton blooms that form the base of the marine food web are expanding northward into ice-free waters where they have never been seen before, according to new research.

NASA finds Tropical Storm Tara affecting Western Mexico

1 week ago from Physorg

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite found newly developed Tropical Storm Tara affecting the western coast of Mexico.

Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots near $1 billion

1 week ago from UPI

Jackpots for the Mega Millions and Powerball lottery games have reached near record levels that could go over the $1 billion mark.

EU agrees to sharply boost Baltic cod catch quotas

1 week ago from Physorg

European Union ministers agreed on Monday to sharply boost catch quotas for western Baltic Sea cod next year but put lower limits on fishing of western herring.

Scientists trace the movement of tropics over the last 800 years

1 week ago from UPI

According to a new survey, the first-of-its-kind, the northern boundary of the tropics has fluctuated over the course of the last 800 years.

Bengals LB Nick Vigil out one month with sprained MCL

1 week ago from UPI

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Nick Vigil is expected to be sidelined for a month with a sprained MCL, according to a report Monday.

Climate change to double costs of making beer

1 week ago from CBSNews - Science

Barley, a key ingredient in brewskis, is one of the most heat sensitive crops known to science

Buccaneers fire DC Mike Smith, promote Mark Duffner

1 week ago from UPI

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired defensive coordinator Mike Smith, the team announced Monday.

Arctic sea ice decline driving ocean phytoplankton farther north

1 week ago from Science Daily

A new study reveals phytoplankton spring blooms in the Arctic Ocean, which were previously nonexistent, are expanding northward at a rate of one degree of latitude per decade. Although blooms...

Chinese companies said to be planning a $2B refinery in Iran

1 week ago from UPI

Chinese companies may invest $2 billion to build a refinery in an Iranian region in the southern shores of the Caspian Sea, according to Iranian officials.

The terrifying new climate change report has one silver lining

1 week ago from PopSci

Environment There is still time to push for a better future. Before you walk into the rising sea, take a deep breath and look...

Tracking the movement of the tropics 800 years into the past

1 week ago from Science Daily

For the first time, scientists have traced the north-south shifts of the northern-most edge of the tropics back 800 years. The movement of the tropical boundary affects the locations of...

Global warming could make beer scarcer and costlier, study finds

Add beer to chocolate, coffee and wine as some of life's little pleasures that global warming will make scarcer and costlier, scientists say.

New interactive scenario explorer for 1.5 degrees C pathways

1 week ago from Science Daily

IIASA and the Integrated Assessment Modeling Consortium (IAMC) have made the scenarios underlying last week's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 1.5 degrees C Special Report publicly available, in an...

how climate change could cause global beer shortages

1 week ago from Science Daily

Severe climate events could cause shortages in the global beer supply, according to new research. The study warns that increasingly widespread and severe drought and heat may cause substantial decreases...

Watch: Creek and lake turn green in Texas city

1 week ago from UPI

Officials in a Texas city said they determined a substance that turned a local creek and lake green does not pose a danger to the public.