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Response to Comment on "Tropical forests are a net carbon source based on aboveground measurements of gain and loss"

6 days ago from Science NOW

The Hansen et al. critique centers on the lack of spatial agreement between two very different datasets. Nonetheless, properly constructed comparisons designed to reconcile the two datasets yield up to...

A 90,000-year record of Afromontane forest responses to climate change

6 days ago from Science NOW

Pollen records from African highlands are scarce; hence, the paleoecology of the Afromontane forest and its responses to glacial cycles are poorly known. Lake Bambili (Cameroon) provides a record of...

Termites mitigate the effects of drought in tropical rainforest

6 days ago from Science NOW

Termites perform key ecological functions in tropical ecosystems, are strongly affected by variation in rainfall, and respond negatively to habitat disturbance. However, it is not known how the projected increase...

Total fertility rate in the U.S. lowest since 1978

6 days ago from UPI

Total fertility rates in the United States continues to drop, according to new research.

Termites mitigate effects of drought in tropical rainforests

6 days ago from Physorg

A major new study, led jointly by the University of Liverpool and the Natural History Museum, has discovered that termites mitigate against the effects of drought in tropical rain forests.

Oceans are warming even faster than previously thought

6 days ago from Physorg

Heat trapped by greenhouse gases is raising ocean temperatures faster than previously thought, concludes an analysis of four recent ocean heating observations. The results provide further evidence that earlier claims...

Spintronics 'miracle material' put to the test

6 days ago from Physorg

When German mineralogist Gustav Rose stood on the slopes of Russia's Ural Mountains in 1839 and picked up a piece of a previously undiscovered mineral, he had never heard of...

Reports: Grandal signs one-year deal with Brewers

6 days ago from UPI

Free-agent catcher Yasmani Grandal agreed to a one-year deal with the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday.

Shaun Prendergast joins Katharine McPhee in 'Waitress'

6 days ago from UPI

"EastEnders" alum Shaun Prendergast will join Katharine McPhee and Jack McBrayer in the West End production of "Waitress."

NBA officials speaking with McCaw's representatives

6 days ago from UPI

NBA officials are visiting with Patrick McCaw's representatives Thursday, as the league begins an investigation centered on a contract between McCaw and the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to reports.

Cow breathalyzers help scientists measure methane emissions

6 days ago from UPI

Researchers in Texas have developed new technology for measuring the amount of methane emitted into the atmosphere by cattle.

Major snowstorms in European highlands have killed at least 17

6 days ago from UPI

At least 17 people have died in Europe over the last week, mostly due to avalanches, following winter storms that have dumped many inches of snow.

Ex-Packers coach Mike McCarthy sitting out in 2019

6 days ago from UPI

Former Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy does not plan to work the sideline during the 2019 season.

Video: How compostable plastic works

6 days ago from Physorg

Due to the demands of eco-conscious consumers, manufacturers are making more and more disposable plastic products from compostable polylactic acid.

Auto industry troubles buffet Ford, Jaguar Land Rover

6 days ago from Physorg

The headwinds buffeting the global auto industry made themselves felt in Europe on Thursday as mass-market carmaker Ford and luxury-focused Jaguar Land Rover announced sweeping restructurings that will cost thousands...

Cold Turkey

6 days ago from European Space Agency

While snow continues to cause chaos in Austria and Germany, the cold snap has also reached Turkey as shown in this Copernicus Sentinel-3 image

Navy to commission future USS Wichita on Saturday

6 days ago from UPI

The Navy will commission the future USS Wichita, the branch's 13th littoral combat ship, on Saturday morning at Naval Station Mayport in Florida.

For these birds, climate change spells a rise in fatal conflicts

6 days ago from Physorg

Researchers have found yet another way in which climate change has been detrimental to migrating birds. As European winters have become warmer, pied flycatchers traveling from Africa over long distances...

Rescue chopper pulls off daring maneuver to rescue injured skier in French Alps

6 days ago from UPI

A helicopter pilot pulled off a daring maneuver to rescue an injured skier high in the French Alps, after a group he was with became stranded.

New computer modeling approach could improve understanding of megathrust earthquakes

6 days ago from Science Daily

Years before the devastating Tohoku earthquake struck the coast of Japan in 2011, the Earth's crust near the site of the quake was starting to stir. Researchers are using computer...

New Texas rail line among several major U.S. transit projects

6 days ago from UPI

A new passenger line linking downtown Fort Worth to the world's fourth-busiest airport will begin service Thursday after being delayed by the federal shutdown.

Lindsay Lohan voices love for Kim Kardashian after feud

6 days ago from UPI

Lindsay Lohan discussed her past drama with Kim Kardashian during Plead the Fifth on "Watch What Happens Live."

Watch: Alligator removed from neighborhood storm drain

6 days ago from UPI

A search for a missing cat in a Mississippi neighborhood led to a far more surprising animal discovery -- an alligator in a storm drain.

Biology professor examines river ecology on global scale

6 days ago from Physorg

Oakland University ecologist Scott Tiegs is the lead author of a new scientific paper examining carbon-cycling rates of river-based ecosystems around the world.

New computer modeling approach could improve understanding of megathrust earthquakes

6 days ago from Physorg

Years before the devastating Tohoku earthquake struck the coast of Japan in 2011, the Earth's crust near the site of the quake was starting to stir. Researchers at The University...

Murky water keeps fish on edge

6 days ago from Physorg

A study led by researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University found fish become anxious and more cautious when water quality is...

Murky water keeps fish on edge

6 days ago from Science Daily

Fish become anxious and more cautious when water quality is degraded by sediment, an effect that could stunt their growth and damage their health.

What causes algal blooms, and how we can stop them?

6 days ago from Physorg

Outbreaks of algae have killed up to a million fish in the Murray Darling Basin over the last two weeks. The phenomena of "algae blooms", when the population of algae...