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European, Canadian regulators to do own review of Boeing jet

3 days ago from Physorg

Boeing's grounded airliners are likely to be parked longer now that European and Canadian regulators plan to conduct their own reviews of changes the company is making after two of...

Canned air and water-spraying drones: Smog remedies

3 days ago from Physorg

As millions of people in Asia choke under polluted skies, authorities have turned to water-dispersing drones and outdoor air purifiers to improve air quality, while companies have tried to cash...

A tale of two Delhis: Deadly air exposes rich poor divide

3 days ago from Physorg

Walls draped in lush vertical gardens and air filtered through purifiers insulate diners at a swanky New Delhi food court from the choking haze outside in one of the most...

Boulder-sized sunfish washes ashore in Australia

3 days ago from Physorg

A boulder-sized fish of a kind known to "sink yachts" has washed up on an Australian beach.

Mass evacuation underway as northern Australia braces for 2 cyclones

3 days ago from UPI

Parts of Northern Australia are being evacuated as a state of emergency has been called prior to two cyclones making landfall in the next few days.

Research investigates impact of climate change on glacier-fed rivers in Peru

3 days ago from Physorg

Remote communities in the Peruvian Andes, as well as communities downstream, depend on the water from melting glaciers and mountain ecosystems to provide them with food and power, and to...

On This Day, March 21: Piccard, Jones are 1st to circle globe by balloon

3 days ago from UPI

On March 21, 1999, Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones landed near Cairo after becoming the first people to circle the globe by balloon.

Mount Everest: Melting glaciers expose dead bodies

The remains of mountaineers who died on the world's highest peak are being exposed as its ice melts.

Predicted deforestation in Brazil could lead to local temperature increase up to 1.45°C

3 days ago from Science Daily

A new model quantifies how forest change affects local surface temperatures by altering sunlight-reflection and evapotranspiration properties, and predicts that Brazilian deforestation could result in a 1.45°C increase by 2050.

Mindy Kaling working with Netflix on comedy series

3 days ago from UPI

Actress, writer and producer Mindy Kaling announced Wednesday she is working with Netflix on a comedy series inspired by her childhood.

What oil leaves behind in 2.5 billion gallons of water every day in US

3 days ago from Science Daily

Purdue University researchers have developed a process to remove nearly all traces of oil in produced water.

The inbis channel: The most complete submarine cartography

3 days ago from Science Daily

A scientific study describes for the first time the submarine cartography of a high-latitude system in the IBIS channel, which covers tens of kilometers in the northern western area of...

Rogue waves occurring less but 'becoming more extreme'

Rogue waves that can appear out of calm seas are growing in size, a study of the US coast suggests.

'Castle Rock' Season 2 to feature Lizzy Caplan in 'Misery' plot

3 days ago from UPI

Lizzy Caplan is to play Annie Wilkes, the villain from Stephen King's thriller "Misery," in Season 2 of the Hulu anthology series, "Castle Rock."

The Indonesian paradise island drowning in plastic

Beaches on the Indonesian island of Sumatra are covered in plastic - and some of it is being dumped there by local businesses.

Celtics guard Kyrie Irving says he'll sit out a few games before playoffs

3 days ago from UPI

Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving said Wednesday he would like to sit out a few games to prepare for the postseason run.

Tropical storms likely to become more deadly as climate changes

3 days ago from Physorg

Tropical storms are likely to become more deadly under climate change, leaving people in developing countries, where there may be a lack of resources or poor infrastructure, at increased risk,...

NASA's Aqua Satellite sees Tropical Cyclone Veronica develop off western Australia's coast

3 days ago from Physorg

NASA's Aqua satellite provided a view of Tropical Cyclone Veronica after it developed off the northern coast of Western Australia.

Measuring impact of drought on groundwater resources from space

3 days ago from Science Daily

A team of scientists has been using the latest space technology, combined with ground measurements, to assess the health of one of the nation's most important sources of underground water,...

Past tectonic activity soaked up carbon and cooled the planet

3 days ago from C&EN

Over the past 540 million years, tectonic collisions in the tropics created geological CO2 sinks that could inspire climate-change mitigation strategies

Raytheon tests EASR all-purpose surveillance radar for U.S. Navy

3 days ago from UPI

The Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar sensor, the U.S. Navy's newest radar, has completed subtesting, its builder, Raytheon Co., announced.

Watch: Mariners' Tim Beckham rakes bomb vs. A's, has first bat-flip of 2019

4 days ago from UPI

Having the first game of 2019 meant Seattle Mariners star Tim Beckham had a chance to get the first bat-flip of the season. He came through Wednesday in Japan.

Tropical storms likely to become more deadly as climate changes

4 days ago from Science Daily

Tropical storms are likely to become more deadly under climate change, leaving people in developing countries, where there may be a lack of resources or poor infrastructure, at increased risk,...

Federal Reserve leaves rates unchanged

4 days ago from UPI

The Federal Reserve chose not to raise its benchmark interest rate Wednesday and said it doesn't plan to hike rates for the rest of the year.

Paramedics' workload at unprecedented, unsustainable levels in B.C., union says

4 days ago from CBC: Health

The Ambulance Paramedics and Emergency Dispatchers of BC are raising concerns about staffing shortages affecting service levels across the province.

UMass Amherst student-led permaculture gardens serve as model for sustainable agriculture

4 days ago from Physorg

To educate and inspire people about how to farm and garden sustainably in the Northeast, three student-led permaculture gardens at the University of Massachusetts Amherst are now featured in vivid...

Ocean mission's emergency ascent caused by motor burning out

4 days ago from Physorg

A drama in which a submersible made an emergency ascent from 250 meters (820 feet) below the Indian Ocean was caused by condensation burning out a small motor in the...

Researchers find broad impacts from lake trout invasion in Yellowstone

4 days ago from Physorg

Introduction of nonnative lake trout in Yellowstone Lake has affected organisms from the microscopic level in the lake to large animals in the region, according to newly published research.