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'Eat it if you want to': Filipino President Duterte lashes out over Canadian cargo of trash

The president of the Philippines says that if Canada doesn't take back tonnes of trash within the next week, he will "declare war" and ship the containers back himself.

Greenland's Ice Sheet Was Growing. Now It's in a Terrifying Decline

1 week ago from Live Science

Greenland's ice sheet has undergone a stunning reversal in the last 46 years, as a meticulous new study documents.

Prices for exported American pork climb as China battles African swine fever

1 week ago from UPI

Prices for exported American pork are climbing as China battles a widespread epidemic of African swine fever that is decimating that nation's hog population and threatening the entire Pacific Rim.

Coast Guard plans to add resources in Arctic to counter Russia, China

1 week ago from UPI

The U.S. Coast Guard wants to add resources to the Arctic as "dramatic changes in the physical environment" region has allowed China and Russia to become more competitive in the...

Watch: 'Gemini Man': Will Smith battles a clone of himself in new trailer

1 week ago from UPI

Will Smith is an elite assassin who must contend with a younger clone of himself in the new trailer for "Gemini Man."

Arctic warming will accelerate climate change and impact global economy

1 week ago from Science Daily

Carbon released into the atmosphere by the increasing loss of Arctic permafrost, combined with higher solar absorption by the Earth's surface due to the melting of sea ice and land...

Lockheed awarded $20M to provide services for subs' warfare systems

1 week ago from UPI

Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $20 million contract to provide engineering and technical services for the AN/BLQ-10 submarine electronic warfare system.

NASA catches formation of Tropical Cyclone Kenneth near Aldabra

1 week ago from Physorg

Visible satellite imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed the formation of Tropical Storm Kenneth in the Southern Indian Ocean. Kenneth formed north of Madagascar and east of the Aldabra Atoll.

Capitals' Alex Ovechkin beats Hurricanes' Petr Mrazek with laser snipe

1 week ago from UPI

Washington Capitals star forward Alex Ovechkin avoided a sliding defender and beat Carolina Hurricanes goalie Petr Mrazek with a rocket shot.

New studies highlight challenge of meeting Paris Agreement climate goals

1 week ago from Physorg

New research highlights the "incredible challenge" of reaching the Paris Agreement without intense action and details the extreme temperatures parts of the planet will suffer if countries fail to reduce...

Ryugu Proves Perilous Target in Asteroid-Mining Thriller 'Delta-V'

1 week ago from Space.com

In "Delta-V" (Dutton, 2019) by Daniel Suarez, out today (April 23), an unpredictable billionaire recruits an adventurous cave diver to join the first-ever effort to mine an asteroid.

Watch: Cardinals plate seven runs in one inning versus Brewers

1 week ago from UPI

The St. Louis Cardinals exploded for seven runs in the seventh inning of a 13-5 win against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Scientists create largest collection of coral reef maps ever made

1 week ago from Physorg

A study from scientists at the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation and the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science offers a new way to...

Watch: Phillies' Bryce Harper ejected for argument with umpire

1 week ago from UPI

Philadelphia Phillies star Bryce Harper was kicked out of a game against the New York Mets after arguing about the strike zone with umpire Mark Carlson.

Logged native forests mostly end up in landfill, not in buildings and furniture

1 week ago from Physorg

Victoria has some of the most carbon-dense native forests in the world. Advocates for logging these forests often argue that wood products in buildings and furniture become long-term storage for...

Soft tissue makes coral tougher in the face of climate change

1 week ago from Physorg

Climate change and ocean warming threaten coral reefs and disrupt the harmonious relationship between corals and their symbiotic algae, a process known as "coral bleaching." However, a new study conducted...

Tornadoes touch down as severe weather moves across South

1 week ago from UPI

Severe storms that could produce tornadoes, hail and strong winds will continue to hit Texas and parts of the southern Plains for the next two days after storm system swept...

Protecting small farms in Mozambique from drought

1 week ago from Physorg

During the months that Jonathan Malacarne spent traveling from village to village in rural Mozambique, the weather could be dry and dusty or soaking wet from heavy rain. Either way,...

Arctic warming will accelerate climate change and impact global economy

1 week ago from Science Blog

Carbon released into the atmosphere by the increasing loss of Arctic permafrost, combined with higher solar absorption by the Earth’s surface due to the melting of sea ice and land...

In photos: Scarlett Johansson, Brie Larson attend 'Avengers' premiere

1 week ago from UPI

The cast of "Avengers: Endgame" attends the premiere of the film in Los Angeles on April 22, 2019.

The rate of ice loss in Greenland has increased six-fold since the 1980s

1 week ago from UPI

Greenland's rate of ice loss has increased six-fold over the last few decades, according to a new study.

Researchers find naturally occurring photocurrents in inorganic mineral systems

1 week ago from Physorg

A team of researchers with members affiliated with several institutions in China, one in Canada and one in the U.S. has found evidence of naturally occurring photocurrents in inorganic mineral...

Designing water infrastructure for climate uncertainty

1 week ago from Physorg

In Kenya's second largest city, Mombasa, the demand for water is expected to double by 2035 to an estimated 300,000 cubic meters per day. In Mombasa's current warm and humid...

Experts discuss challenges and opportunities in disposing of waste

1 week ago from Physorg

Waste ain't what it used to be. Since China largely closed the door to imported garbage last year, recycling costs have increased considerably and programs have disappeared or scaled back...

Will ocean seafood farming sink or swim? Study evaluates its potential

1 week ago from Physorg

Seafood farming in the ocean—or marine aquaculture—is the fastest growing sector of the global food system, and it shows no sign of slowing. Open-ocean farms have vast space for expansion,...

Australia WWII ship sunk by Japanese submarine found

1 week ago from Physorg

An Australian freighter sunk by a Japanese submarine during World War II has been located "relatively intact" in waters off the country's southeast coast, archeologists said Tuesday.

Philippines hit by second earthquake in two days

1 week ago from UPI

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake rocked the Philippines island of Eastern Samar Tuesday, a day after an earthquake hit the Asian nation's largest Luzon island.

Oilsands CO2 emissions may be far higher than companies report, scientists say

A number of major oilsands operations in Alberta seem to be emitting significantly more carbon pollution than companies have been reporting, according to a new study from federal scientists.