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Judge Delivers Major Setback to Trump Policy to Increase Coal Mining on Federal Land

20 min ago from NY Times Science

The Interior Department acted illegally when it sought to lift an Obama-era moratorium on coal mining on public lands, a court found.

5-star prospect Matthew Hurt commits to Duke over Kentucky, Kansas

3 hours ago from UPI

The Duke Blue Devils landed a commitment from five-star prospect Matthew Hurt, the school announced Friday.

Continuing impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil spill

7 hours ago from Science Daily

Nine years ago tomorrow -- April 20, 2010 -- crude oil began leaking from the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig into the Gulf of Mexico in what turned out to be...

GSD students mull how to protect Provincetown while retaining its charm

7 hours ago from Harvard Science

Provincetown, Mass., has long captivated imaginations and lured souls to the tip of Cape Cod — from the Wampanoag people to the Mayflower Pilgrims who docked there before heading to Plymouth, to Henry...

Study shows continuing impacts of Deepwater Horizon oil spill

8 hours ago from Physorg

Nine years ago tomorrow—April 20, 2010—crude oil began leaking from the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig into the Gulf of Mexico in what turned out to be the largest marine oil...

Gina McCarthy reflects on progress 50 years after Cuyahoga River fire

8 hours ago from Harvard Science

Fifty years ago, Ohio’s Cuyahoga River was so polluted that it caught fire, becoming a powerful symbol for a U.S. public increasingly concerned about the environmental damage around them. This year, the state...

Watch: Workers high five 509 times in three minutes

8 hours ago from UPI

A Canadian company said employees unofficially broke a Guinness World Record by completing 509 high fives in three minutes.

NWS upgrades Hurricane Michael to historic Category 5 storm

9 hours ago from UPI

When Hurricane Michael hit Florida last fall, it was a Category 5 storm -- the first to hit the United States in a quarter-century and just one of four ever...

Abnormally wet spring delays Midwest planting

9 hours ago from UPI

An abnormally wet spring has pushed planting season across the Midwest behind schedule.

Maryland man collects his second $100,000 lottery prize

10 hours ago from UPI

An 89-year-old Maryland man collected a $100,000 lottery prize about a decade after collecting another prize of the same amount.

Watch: Mountain lion captured in Pasadena back yard

10 hours ago from UPI

Authorities in California were called to a neighborhood where a reported wandering mountain lion was found napping under a tree in a resident's back yard.

Part 1 of 'The Orville' Season Finale Shows Humanity in Series' Characters

10 hours ago from

A slower, thoughtful episode beautifully observes and parodies human behavior in "The Orville" season's penultimate episode.

How NASA Earth data aids America, state by state

11 hours ago from Physorg

For six decades, NASA has used the vantage point of space to better understand our home planet and improve lives. A new interactive website called Space for U.S. highlights some...

Coast guards of the North Pacific agree on joint disaster response

12 hours ago from UPI

The United States and countries in Northeast Asia have agreed to jointly tackle drug smuggling and accidents at sea, according to South Korea's coast guard.

$1 million Charles Town Classic heads weekend horse racing agenda

13 hours ago from UPI

The $1 million Charles Town Classic heads weekend racing agenda in the USA while the finals of the All-Weather Championships overlap final preps for the Guineas in England; much more...

'The Good Place,' 'Killing Eve' among 2019 Peabody Award winners

13 hours ago from UPI

"The Good Place" and "Killing Eve" are among nine TV shows to be honored with Peabody Awards in the entertainment category.

Yankees, Flyers stop playing Kate Smith's 'God Bless America'

13 hours ago from UPI

The New York Yankees and Philadelphia Flyers have decided to suspend playing Kate Smith's recording of "God Bless America."

Hurricane Michael gets an upgrade to rare Category 5 status

13 hours ago from Physorg

Hurricane Michael, which devastated the Florida Panhandle last fall, was actually stronger than initially measured, prompting forecasters to posthumously upgrade it from a Category 4 storm to a Category 5,...

How bacteria build an enzyme that destroys climate-changing laughing gas

13 hours ago from Science Daily

New research reveals how soil bacteria build the only known enzyme for the destruction of the potent global warming and ozone-depleting gas nitrous oxide. Alongside carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane,...

The secret to a stable society? A steady supply of beer doesn't hurt

13 hours ago from Science Daily

Scientists analyzed bits of beer vessels from an ancient Peruvian brewery to learn what the beer was made of and where the materials to make the vessels came from. They...

London police start clearing out environmental protesters

13 hours ago from UPI

Metropolitan Police started clearing Oxford Circus of protesting environmental activists Friday in an escalated show of force after days of demonstrations.

Data mining digs up hidden clues to major California earthquake triggers

14 hours ago from Science Blog

-A powerful computational study of southern California seismic records has revealed detailed information about a plethora of previously undetected small earthquakes, giving a more precise picture about stress in the...

Watch: Blues score with 15 seconds left, rally to top Jets for series lead

14 hours ago from UPI

The St. Louis Blues now have a 3-2 Stanley Cup Playoffs series lead over the Winnipeg Jets after rallying from a two goal deficit to win in Game 5.

Anna Faris says she's discussed 'House Bunny' sequel

14 hours ago from UPI

Anna Faris discussed the lingering popularity of "The House Bunny" and the possibility of a sequel on "Watch What Happens Live."

Emma Thompson: 'If I could fly cleanly, I would'

14 hours ago from BBC News: Science & Nature

Actress Emma Thompson defends her decision to fly to London from the US to attend a climate change protest.

Severe storms Friday to batter swath of East Coast from D.C. to Florida

15 hours ago from UPI

A major storm system that killed at least three people in the Southeast will batter the East Coast Friday from the nation's capital to Florida, forecasters said.

13 dead after collapse at South Africa church during Easter service

15 hours ago from UPI

A wall collapsed during a church service in South Africa late Thursday and killed 13 worshipers, officials said.

Mueller report is start -- not finish -- of Russia investigation for Congress

15 hours ago from UPI

The Trump administration will want to argue that the release of the Mueller report is the end of investigating the Russia scandal. On the contrary, the report is only the...