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Ancient climate change triggered warming that lasted thousands of years

1 day ago from Science Daily

A rapid rise in temperature on ancient Earth triggered a climate response that may have prolonged the warming for many thousands of years, according to scientists.

Ivory Coast agrees to buy C295 transport aircraft from Airbus

1 day ago from UPI

The Ivory Coast announced its first purchase of a C295 medium transport aircraft, with Airbus calling it ideal because of it's proven abilities in sub-Saharan Africa.

Watch: Texas couple build Whataburger chicken coop

1 day ago from UPI

A Texas couple who missed Whataburger after moving out into the country created the next best thing -- a Whataburger-themed coop for their chickens.

Teen Diver Finds Huge Cache of Plastic Pollution — Thousands of Golf Balls Off California Coast

1 day ago from Live Science

With a marine scientist, the teen reveals how much golf courses are polluting nearby waters.

U.S. destroyer Donald Cook arrives in Black Sea region for NATO drills

1 day ago from UPI

Arleigh Burke-class destoryer USS Donald Cook has docked in western Georgia to participate in joint NATO drills in the Black Sea, as Russian vessels observe them.

Watch: SUV ends up in the water while occupants watch eclipse

1 day ago from UPI

An SUV ended up in the water at a Florida beach when its occupants were too distracted by the lunar eclipse to watch the tide.

The KonMari method sparks the most joy when you tweak it

1 day ago from PopSci

Science Not everyone has Marie Kondo to watch over them. Can simply tidying up really be that life changing? I’ve been following the KonMari...

Saugeen Ojibway Nation confronts effects of climate change on whitefish fishery

The fishing communities of Saugeen First Nation and Chippewas of Nawash are finding higher winds and warmer temperatures are affecting populations of lake whitefish in Lake Huron and Georgian Bay,...

Environmental 'time bomb' warning for world's groundwater reserves

1 day ago from Science Daily

Future generations could be faced with an environmental 'time bomb' if climate change is to have a significant effect on the world's essential groundwater reserves.

We need to rethink everything we know about global warming

1 day ago from Science Daily

New research shows that the degree to which aerosols cool the earth has been grossly underestimated, necessitating a recalculation of climate change models to more accurately predict the pace of...

Greenland's ice is melting four times faster than it was in 2003

1 day ago from UPI

New research suggests Greenland's southwest region, home to very few large glaciers, is losing ice at an alarming rate.

Bell Boeing nets $143.9M for Osprey logistics, engineering support

1 day ago from UPI

The Pentagon signed an estimated $143.9 million contract with Bell Boeing Joint Project Office for logistics and engineering support for the V-22 Osprey platform.

Dave Matthews Band announces North American summer tour

1 day ago from UPI

Dave Matthews Band has announced a new North American tour for summer 2019.

'Silent slip' along fault line serves as prelude to big earthquakes, research suggests

1 day ago from Physorg

Big earthquakes appear to follow a brief episode of "shallow mantle creep" and "seismic swarms," suggests new research at Oregon State University that offers an explanation for the foreshocks observed...

From toilet to brickyard: Recycling biosolids to make sustainable bricks

1 day ago from Science Daily

Around 30 percent of the world's biosolids are stockpiled or sent to landfill each year, while over 3 billion cubic meters of clay soil is dug up for the global...

Watch: Colorado resort visitors chased by moose on ski run

1 day ago from UPI

A visitor to a Colorado ski resort captured video of a moose charging at panicked skiers and snowboarders.

In China, a link between happiness and air quality

1 day ago from Science Blog

For many years, China has been struggling to tackle high pollution levels that are crippling its major cities. Indeed, a recent study by researchers at Chinese Hong Kong University has...

Rising temperatures may safeguard crop nutrition as climate changes

1 day ago from Science Daily

Recent research has shown that rising carbon dioxide levels will likely boost yields, but at the cost of nutrition. A new studysuggests that this is an incomplete picture of the...

Expanding the climate debate: The natural sciences can't solve the climate crisis alone

1 day ago from Physorg

The latest major report from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was issued in October. The message was dramatic, but unequivocal: The world's emissions must halve over the next...

Dry inland waters are underrated players in climate change

1 day ago from Physorg

2018: A year of drought – climate change causes an increase in the number of freshwaters that run dry, at least temporarily. Also, many lakes are shrinking permanently or have...

'Weather' and 'climate' are used interchangeably. They shouldn't be

1 day ago from Physorg

As January 2019 entered its third week, huge swathes of the US are blanketed with snow, and winter storm warnings were in place across several states. US President Donald Trump,...

Satellites saw rapid Greenland ice loss

Greenland went through an "unprecedented" period of ice loss in the last two decades.

U.N. alarmed at refugee incidents in Mediterranean Sea

1 day ago from UPI

The United Nations said Tuesday it's alarmed by shippers violating international law by returning migrants at sea to Libya, where they face abuse and torture.

Near-term climate prediction coming of age, study shows

1 day ago from Physorg

The quest for climate scientists to be able to bridge the gap between shorter-term seasonal forecasts and long-term climate projections is coming of age, a study shows.

Is there any point in recycling?

1 day ago from Physorg

To sort or not to sort, that is the question. Lots of people wonder whether it's really worth their time and effort to separate, wash and store recyclable materials –...

Coastal seas around New Zealand are heading into a marine heatwave, again

1 day ago from Physorg

As New Zealanders are enjoying their days at the beach, unusually warm ocean temperatures look to be a harbinger of another marine heatwave.

Turkey launching investigation into Jamal Khashoggi death, criticizes U.S.

1 day ago from UPI

Turkish officials will launch an international investigation into the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying the United States tried to "cover this thing up."

Rocks beneath North Sea could be used to store renewable energy

1 day ago from UPI

To store energy generated by renewable sources in Europe, scientists want to fill giant rocks beneath the North Sea with compressed air.