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Barrier island sand dunes recover at different rates after hurricanes

1 day ago from Physorg

Sand dunes on coastal barrier islands buffer the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf coasts from oncoming hurricanes. Every year, millions of public and private dollars fund the restoration of these barrier...

How is oxygen 'sucked out' of our waterways?

1 day ago from Physorg

A million fish have died in the Murray Darling basin, as oxygen levels plummet due to major algal blooms. Experts have warned we could see more mass deaths this week.

Upper-ocean warming is changing the global wave climate, making waves stronger

1 day ago from Science Daily

Sea level rise puts coastal areas at the forefront of the impacts of climate change, but new research shows they face other climate-related threats as well. Scientists found that the...

CEO of California utility PG&E, Geisha Williams, quits amid fallout over deadly Camp Fire

1 day ago from UPI

Facing blame for the deadliest wildfire in California history, the chief executive of Pacific Gas and Electric, California's largest utility, resigned Sunday.

15 dead after Iran military plane crashes at wrong airport

1 day ago from UPI

An Iranian Boeing 707 crashed into a neighborhood in Alborz province Monday after it overshot a runway at the airport and killed 15 people, officials said.

Watch how air pollution moves across Europe

See an animation showing the concentration and movement of nitrogen dioxide through the atmosphere.

Eni expands its Middle East presence with new exploration

1 day ago from UPI

Eni reached accords for exploration in two areas of Oman, one in partnership with BP, a day after it announced new exploration in Bahrain and the UAE.

CEO of California utility PG&E, Geisha Williams, quits amid accusations over deadly Camp Fire

1 day ago from UPI

Facing blame for the deadliest wildfire in California history, the chief executive of Pacific Gas and Electric, California's largest utility, resigned Sunday.

Integrated pathways for meeting climate targets and ensuring access to safe water

1 day ago from Physorg

IIASA researchers have led work to develop new pathways to developing water and energy infrastructure consistent with both the Paris Agreement and U.N. Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG6)—to ensure availability...

Indonesian divers recover Lion Air jet's cockpit voice recorder

Navy divers have recovered the cockpit voice recorder of a Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea in October, Indonesian officials said, in a possible boost to the...

Loud, smelly and 'spellbinding' — hundreds of huge sea lions converge on Powell River

Hundreds of sea lions have are sprawled on a beach in Powell River, B.C., drawing crowds to watch the action.

U.S. science gets shut down right along with the federal government

1 day ago from Physorg

When the U.S. government shuts down, much of the science that it supports is not spared. And there is no magic light switch that can be flipped to reverse the...

Earth's Magnetic Pole Is Wandering, Lurching Toward Siberia

1 day ago from Live Science

Earth's north magnetic pole is on the move, unpredictably lurching away from the Canadian Arctic and toward Siberia.

Heavy smog, worsened by weather, raises alarm across Asia

1 day ago from Physorg

Unusually high levels of smog worsened by weather patterns are raising alarm across Asia, with authorities in Thailand's hazy capital Bangkok handing out face masks and preparing to seed clouds...

Research on metamaterials transforms satellite communications

1 day ago from Physorg

Groundbreaking innovations on antenna technology, based on a collaboration between Lockheed Martin Space and Penn State, are now under consideration for use in the next generation of GPS satellite payloads.

China to collect samples from moon this year

2 days ago from Reuters:Science

China will launch a probe to collect samples from the moon around the end of this year, a space official said on Monday, weeks after Beijing hailed the successful touch...

Upper-ocean warming is changing the global wave climate, making waves stronger

2 days ago from Physorg

Sea level rise puts coastal areas at the forefront of the impacts of climate change, but new research shows they face other climate-related threats as well. In a study published...

Thailand to make it rain as pollution chokes Bangkok

2 days ago from Physorg

Thailand is set to deploy rainmaking planes to seed clouds in an effort to tackle the pall of pollution that has shrouded the capital in recent weeks.

South Korean court orders compensation to Sewol ferry survivors

2 days ago from UPI

A South Korean court ordered the government and a ferry company to compensate survivors of a 2014 ferry sinking for their mental suffering.

On This Day, Jan. 14: Fire aboard USS Enterprise kills 27

2 days ago from UPI

On Jan. 14, 1969, a series of explosions aboard the nuclear aircraft carrier USS Enterprise off Hawaii killed 27 men.

Chilean Patagonia: an open-air lab to study climate change

2 days ago from Physorg

In one of the most inhospitable places on Earth, the southernmost part of Chile's Patagonia region, scientists are studying whales, dolphins and algae in order to help predict how climate...

Million dead fish cause environmental stink in Australia

2 days ago from Physorg

As many as a million fish are believed to have died along the banks of a major river system in drought-battered eastern Australia, and the authorities warned Monday of more...

Methylene chloride restrictions sit during US government shutdown

2 days ago from C&EN

Lapse in EPA funding delays agency from banning toxic chemical in household paint strippers

Critics' Choice ties for Glenn Close-Lady Gaga, Amy Adams-Patricia Arquette

2 days ago from UPI

Glenn Close and Lady Gaga tied in the Best Actress in a Film category at Sunday's Critics' Choice Awards ceremony in Santa Monica.

In photos: Moments from the Critics' Choice red carpet

2 days ago from UPI

Stars of film and television walk the blue carpet at the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, Calif., on January 13, 2019.

'Roma,' 'Crazy Rich Asians,' 'Favourite' win Critics' Choice Awards

2 days ago from UPI

"Roma" was the big winner at the Critics' Choice Awards gala in Los Angeles Sunday.

Sebastian Aho's hat trick leads Hurricanes past Predators

2 days ago from UPI

Carolina winger Sebastian Aho tallied three goals and an assist to lead the Hurricanes past the Nashville Predators 6-3 on Sunday afternoon at PNC Arena.

Government promises 'bold new goal' to tackle dirty air

The government says its new air pollution plan is "world leading" but green groups say it's a missed opportunity.