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Chicago Bears: Leonard Floyd an immediate hit

1 week ago from UPI

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Chicago Bears linebacker Leonard Floyd's improvement in Year 2 was apparent on the first defensive play against the Denver Broncos on Thursday when he sacked Trevor Siemian.

Overturned truck sends pigs spilling onto Kentucky highway

1 week ago from UPI

Traffic on a highway in Kentucky was delayed for several hours after a truck carrying hundreds of pigs overturned.

Yemen's civil war turns country into cholera breeding ground

1 week ago from AP Health

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Collapsing on sidewalks and constantly vomiting, some of the Yemeni villagers barely make it to the tiny health center...

Earth observations guided efforts to aid communities swamped by historic flooding

1 week ago from Physorg

Flooding killed more than 125 people in the U.S. in 2016. When disasters threaten the lives of Americans, NASA Earth Science uses its perspective from space to assist response and...

Some land conservation measures unpopular among property owners

1 week ago from Science Daily

While popular with conservation groups, coastal easements that prevent development in order to protect marshland from changes brought about by climate change and rising sea levels are not favored by...

Canary Islands keep beaches open despite algae bloom

1 week ago from Physorg

Authorities in Spain's Canary Islands kept beaches open to the public Tuesday but warned holidaymakers against touching potentially irritating microalgae blooms that have infested the waters.

Choice of cool roofing materials can potentially impact region's air pollution

1 week ago from Science Daily

Widespread installation of certain 'cool roof' materials in the region could slightly increase ozone and fine particulate pollution levels, scientists suggest after a groundbreaking study.

Drought-affected trees die from hydraulic failure and carbon starvation

1 week ago from Science Daily

Drought-caused tree deaths are produced by a combination of hydraulic failure and carbon starvation, shows new research. The finding, based on a meta-analysis by 62 scientists from across the world,...

Extreme melt season leads to decade-long ecosystem changes in Antarctic polar desert

1 week ago from Science Daily

An abnormal season of intense glacial melt in 2002 triggered multiple distinct changes in the physical and biological characteristics of Antarctica's McMurdo Dry Valleys over the ensuing decade, report investigators.

Jacksonville Jaguars, QB Blake Bortles hold up in practice against New England Patriots

2 weeks ago from UPI

They were at opposite ends of the spectrum during the last half dozen NFL seasons.

'Dodgy' greenhouse gas data threatens Paris accord

There are huge uncertainties in greenhouse gas totals due to inaccurate data, the BBC finds.

The good, the bad and the algae

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

A new study is testing whether one of California’s largest and most polluted lakes can transform into one of its most productive and profitable. Southern California’s 350-square-mile Salton Sea has...

Drone testing finds some elevated pollutants at Army plant

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Researchers who flew a drone over the open burning of hazardous waste at an Army ammunition plant in Virginia found arsenic, lead and other pollutants at higher-than-expected levels, according to...

Increased risk of eruption measured for Ecuador's Cotopaxi volcano

2 weeks ago from UPI

Scientists developed a new algorithm to predict eruptions from Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador, and forecasts suggest an increased risk of hazard for those living nearby.

Wildlife rehabilitators free raccoon's head from peanut butter jar

2 weeks ago from UPI

A raccoon in search of a quick peanut butter snack had to be rescued after its head became stuck in a plastic jar.

Report outlines steps to keep Asian carp out of Great Lakes

2 weeks ago from CBC: Technology & Science

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers outlined its tentative plan in a report that had been scheduled for release in February but was delayed by the Trump administration, drawing criticism...

UAH Graduate Student Uses Google Earth Engine to Map Surface Water in Niger

2 weeks ago from Newswise - Scinews

UAH Earth system science master's student Kelsey Herndon uses Google Earth Engine to map surface water in the Tahoua region in Niger, Africa.

Biodiversity negates carbon storage in seagrasses, new study finds

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Seagrass meadows are great absorbers of carbon dioxide from the air. But the algae, animals, corals and plants that live among them release large amounts of carbon dioxide, according to...

Water filtration system in West Virginia among the elite

2 weeks ago from Physorg

A raft of garbage covers a swath of the Monongahela River in northern West Virginia, a dozen miles upstream from the drinking water intake for 100,000 people.

NASA Spots extra-Tropical Depression Nalgae near Kuril Islands

2 weeks ago from Physorg

On August 7, NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and captured an image of extra-tropical storm Nalgae near the Kuril Islands north of Japan.

Bjork announces new album inspired by Tinder

2 weeks ago from UPI

Bjork is set to release a new album that explores the world of dating.

Official: Islamic State, Taliban collaborated in Afghan massacre

2 weeks ago from UPI

Islamic State and Taliban militants joined forces to attack an Afghan village over the weekend -- killing dozens of villagers, a provincial spokesman said.

Researchers crack the 'Karakoram anomaly'

2 weeks ago from Physorg

A summer 'vortex' of cold air over the Karakoram mountain range is causing the glaciers in the region to grow in spite of global warming, scientists have shown.

Benefits of advanced wood-burning stoves greater than thought

2 weeks ago from Physorg

A recent study from North Carolina State University finds that advanced wood-burning stoves designed for use in the developing world can reduce air pollution more than anticipated, because gaseous emissions...

Small streams have a big influence on our lives

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Small streams make up 70%-80% of the total channel length of river networks, and they strongly influence downstream portions these networks. The role small streams ? known as headstreams ?...

Netflix buys comic book publisher Millarworld in 1st ever acquisition

2 weeks ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Netflix says it made its first acquisition, comic book publisher Millarworld, with plans to turn its characters into new films and shows for the video streaming service.

New York town of Hamburg seeks hamburger makeover for water tower

2 weeks ago from UPI

The town of Hamburg, New York has launched a campaign to rejuvenate an old water tower by painting it like a hamburger.

Japanese scientists create ice cream that doesn't melt

2 weeks ago from Physorg

A team of Japanese scientists has developed a way to make and sell a type of ice cream that does not melt, capitalizing on a discovery made accidentally by a...