Latest science news in Earth & Climate

20-year-old paralyzed by falling tree during B.C. storm 'can't wait to get home'

6 days ago from CBC: Health

A snapped tree fell on Alex Higden's flatbed truck during the severe storm in B.C. on Dec. 20. It broke part of his back, but Higden's father said he's already...

Local focus could help tackle global problems

6 days ago from Science Daily

People's love for their local areas could be harnessed to tackle global environmental problems, researchers say.

Two rescued after avalanche buries skiers at New Mexico resort

6 days ago from UPI

At least two people were rescued after an avalanche buried skiers at a resort in New Mexico on Thursday morning.

The Day Edwin Hubble Realized Our Universe Was Expanding

6 days ago from Space.com

It's the 90th anniversary of Edwin Hubble's discovery.

Awareness is barrier to 'plastic-free periods'

6 days ago from Physorg

New research indicates that more needs to be done to raise awareness of the amount of plastic contained in commonly-used menstrual products.

Green groups question big industry's plastic clean-up plan

6 days ago from Physorg

Environmental groups on Thursday poured cold water over a much-trumpeted initiative by some of the world's biggest petrochemical firms to help end plastic refuse.

The Ocean Is Hotter Than It's Ever Been

6 days ago from Space.com

Ocean temperatures reached their highest point since accurate measurements first began in the 1950s.

U.S, British naval ships conduct exercises in South China Sea

6 days ago from UPI

The United States and Britain sailed together for six days in rare joint drills with USS McCampbell and HMS Argyll conducting exercises in the South China Sea.

Meanwhile: There’s Radon in This Water — and Tourists Are Gulping It Down

6 days ago from NY Times Health

The E.P.A. warns that radon causes cancer. But some tourists head to mines in Montana to soak it up.

U.S, British naval ships conduct exercises in South China Sea

6 days ago from UPI

The United States and Britain sailed together for six days in rare joint drills with USS McCampbell and HMS Argyll conducting exercises in the South China Sea.

Eating Red Meat Is Wreaking Havoc on Earth. So, Stop It!

6 days ago from Live Science

There's a new diet in town, and it offers a two-for-one special: People can help the planet and even live longer … so long as they stop devouring so many...

More than half of all food produced in Canada is lost or wasted, report says

A whopping 58 per cent of all food produced in Canada – 35.5 million tonnes – is lost or wasted, according to a new report, and about a third of...

Crews retrieve body from India mine shaft; 14 still missing

6 days ago from UPI

Crews in India said they've recovered the body of one of the miners trapped in an illegal mine, officials said Thursday. But 14 are still unaccounted for.

Watch: Zombie-infested wilderness explored in new 'Days Gone' trailer

6 days ago from UPI

Sony has released a new gameplay video that showcases the zombie-infested wilderness that players can explore in PlayStation 4-exclusive title, "Days Gone."

Local focus could help tackle global problems

6 days ago from Physorg

People's love for their local areas could be harnessed to tackle global environmental problems, researchers say.

Global Tax On Carbon May Be Feasible

6 days ago from Science Blog

There is a consistently high level of public support across nations for a global carbon tax if the tax policy is carefully designed, according to a survey of people in...

More than half of all food produced in Canada is lost or wasted, report says

A whopping 58 per cent of all food produced in Canada – 35.5 million tonnes – is lost or wasted, according to a new report, and about a third of...

South Korea, China agree to coordinate on denuclearization

6 days ago from UPI

Top diplomats of South Korea and China in charge of North Korea nuclear negotiations met in Seoul on Thursday.

Afromontane forests and climate change

6 days ago from Physorg

In the world of paleoecology, little has been known about the historical record of ecosystems in the West African highlands, especially with regard to glacial cycles amidst a shifting climate...

Watch: Giant snowman's tree stump stops vehicle

6 days ago from UPI

An oversized snowman in Kentucky doled out some "instant karma" to a would-be vandal who discovered the hard way that its base was on a tree stump.

New snowstorm headed for Midwest, East this weekend

6 days ago from UPI

Another major snowstorm is heading for the Midwest and East, bringing blizzard conditions to the Plains and heavy snow to the Northeast this weekend.

Ice Age climate caused sediment sourcing in Gulf of Mexico to switch dramatically

6 days ago from Science Daily

The onset of the most recent ice age about 2.6 million years ago changed where the western Gulf of Mexico gets its supply of sediments. The finding adds new insight...

Recycling is not enough. Zero-packaging stores show we can kick our plastic addiction

6 days ago from Physorg

Wrapped, sealed, boxed, cling-filmed and vacuum packed. We have become used to consumables being packaged in every way imaginable.

Why Antarctica's sea ice cover is so low (and no, it's not just about climate change)

6 days ago from Physorg

Sea ice cover in Antarctica shrank rapidly to a record low in late 2016 and has remained well below average. But what's behind this dramatic melting and low ice cover...

Watch: Celtics' Kyrie Irving ices Raptors with trey from parking lot

6 days ago from UPI

Kyrie Irving hit a 3-pointer from the parking lot -- while being guarded by Kawhi Leonard -- icing the Boston Celtics' win against the Toronto Raptors.

Climate change: How could artificial photosynthesis contribute to limiting global warming?

6 days ago from Physorg

If CO2 emissions do not fall fast enough, then CO2 will have to be removed from the atmosphere to limit global warming. Not only could planting new forests and biomass...

Average daily diet must change for the good of Earth, experts say

6 days ago from UPI

The average person's daily diet will need to change drastically during the next three decades to make sure everyone is fed without depleting the planet, a panel of experts has...

Preparing for extreme weather

6 days ago from Physorg

From high winds and heavy rainfall to droughts and plummeting temperatures, people in Europe have already begun to feel the effects of extreme weather. As we get used to this...