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Trump decries Confederate statues' removal: 'You can't change history'

9 hours ago from UPI

President Trump on Thursday criticized the removal of Confederate monuments in the United States, saying that "beauty" is "being taken out of our cities."

Penn State Nittany Lions football 2017 season preview, schedule, players to watch

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To prepare for this fall, James Franklin asked his players to forget an unforgettable season.

Seattle Seahawks: Pete Carroll supports DE Michael Bennett's national anthem message

1 day ago from UPI

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett elected to sit for the national anthem for Sunday's preseason opener against the Los Angeles Chargers.

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower prepares for 6-month overhaul in Norfolk

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The USS Dwight D. Eisenhower aircraft carrier is set to begin its six-month refit at Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia for upgrades and refurbishment.

Understanding alternative reasons for denying climate change could help bridge divide

2 days ago from Science Daily

Scientists have explored alternative reasons for climate change denial, specifically economic, social or cultural influences on why individuals or entire communities remain skeptical of climate change.

'Big issue' documentaries don't always change our behaviour

2 days ago from Physorg

Climate change has returned to the big screen with the release of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power. It's the follow-up to his Oscar-winning documentary from 2006, An...

Probiotics help poplar trees clean up toxins in Superfund sites

2 days ago from Science Blog

Trees have the ability to capture and remove pollutants from the soil and degrade them through natural processes in the plant. It’s a feat of nature companies have used to...

Kansas well owners, non-well owners have different watering routines during droughts

2 days ago from Physorg

During California's recent drought, media coverage focused on residents cutting back on water usage as a conservation measure.

Water agency hires firm to evaluate Niagara Falls discharge

2 days ago from Physorg

The public agency that was responsible for black, smelly water being discharged into water below Niagara Falls says it's hired an engineering firm to evaluate the discharge.

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017

2 days ago from UPI

On Aug.15, 1969, Woodstock opened on Max Yasgur's farm near Bethel, N.Y., drawing an estimated 400,000 people for three days of music.

2017-18 NBA schedule release includes old faces returning to former homes

2 days ago from UPI

The NBA offseason featured plenty of movement. However, two notable stars who changed addresses will have to wait until the new year to face their former teams.

A nearly $17-billion water project is being planned for California. What will it cost the Southland?

3 days ago from LA Times - Science

After years of planning for one of the biggest California water projects in decades, a key question remains unanswered: Who exactly will pay for it? Decision time is approaching for...

Chicago Bears eject feisty guard Kyle Long from practice after multiple fights

3 days ago from UPI

Chicago Bears left guard Kyle Long was ejected from practice on Monday after he was involved in multiple skirmishes.

Green Bay Packers claim DE Jenkins, put TE Sandland on injured reserve

3 days ago from UPI

Defensive end Shaneil Jenkins has signed with the Green Bay Packers.

Los Angeles Lakers sign NBA D-League All-Star guard Briante Weber

3 days ago from UPI

The Los Angeles Lakers signed guard Briante Weber on Monday, the team announced.

Seafood for thought

3 days ago from Science Daily

Covering 70 percent of Earth's surface, the world's oceans are vast and deep. So vast, in fact, that nearly every coastal country has the potential to meet its own domestic...

BTS meets 'Boom Clap' singer Charli XCX in South Korea

3 days ago from UPI

K-pop group BTS spent time with Charli XCX following her performance at Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival.

New Method to Remotely Sense Ice Sheet Subsurface Temperature Demonstrated

3 days ago from Science @ NASA

UWBRAD instrument installed in the DC-3T aircraft. The cylinder in the foreground is the deployable “periscope” antenna, and the instrument electronics are housed in the rack in the background. (Credit: Joel Johnson/OSU) Technology...

New York Giants add depth at receiver, linebacker with two more signings

3 days ago from UPI

The New York Giants signed wide receiver Andrew Turzilli and linebacker Chris Casher to the 90-man roster on Monday.

Sandia Collects More Precise Weather, Climate Data with Help From Unmanned Aerial System

3 days ago from Newswise - Scinews

Last week, researchers at Sandia National Laboratories flew a tethered balloon and an unmanned aerial system, colloquially known as a drone, together for the first time to get Arctic atmospheric...

Fishermen, police, game warden rescue stranded calf from lake

3 days ago from UPI

A pair of Texas fishermen teamed with police and a game warden to rescue a calf that managed to strand itself in the water.

Ozone treaty taking a bite out of US greenhouse gas emissions

3 days ago from Science Daily

The Montreal Protocol, the international treaty adopted to restore Earth's protective ozone layer in 1989, has significantly reduced emissions of ozone-depleting chemicals from the United States. In a twist, a...

Wildfires hit Greenland after record temperatures

3 days ago from Physorg

Police in Greenland warned people to stay away from western areas of the island as wildfires scorched swathes of scrubland.

Ecologists protest Australia’s plans to cut funding for environment-monitoring network

3 days ago from News @ Nature

Scientists say the move will reduce the country’s capacity to predict future ecosystem changes.Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22453

Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom reunite at Ed Sheeran concert

3 days ago from UPI

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom got close in Los Angeles following their split in February after a year of dating.

Can offshore fish farming feed a hungry world?

3 days ago from Physorg

Harvesting fish and shellfish from offshore farms could help provide essential protein to a global population set to expand a third to 10 billion by mid-century, researchers said Monday.

PNNL Scientist Jiwen Fan Receives DOE Early Career Research Award

3 days ago from Newswise - Scinews

Jiwen Fan of the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been selected to receive a 2017 Early Career Research Program award from the U.S. Department of Energy. Fan...

Red team-blue team? Debating climate science should not be a cage match

3 days ago from Physorg

Scott Pruitt, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, has called for a "red team-blue team" review to challenge the science behind climate change. "The American people deserve an honest,...