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New report warns of dangers to Great Lakes health and economy from climate change

4 days ago from Physorg

Roughly 34 million people in the United States and Canada rely on the Great Lakes for drinking water, jobs, recreation and more.

Increasingly warm winters may reduce the survival of forest tree seedlings

4 days ago from Physorg

The future climate is expected to be warmer and rainfall is expected to be higher than at present, particularly during the winter. This will increase warm periods and rainfall during...

New purification process removes traces of oil from produced water

4 days ago from UPI

Researchers at Purdue have developed a new purification technique for removing traces of oil and contaminants from produced water, oil and gas wastewater.

Need for better forecasting to mitigate repeat of Idai devastation

4 days ago from Physorg

A better system for forecasting severe weather events in Africa is needed to reduce the impact of storms such as Cyclone Idai, say researchers.

More than 200 dead in Mozambique after cyclone, thousands in need of rescue

The death toll after a powerful cyclone in Mozambique stood at 217 and around 15,000 people still needed to be rescued, the Minister of Land and Environment Celso Correia said...

Study: Thawing alpine permafrost a stealth source of CO2

4 days ago from UPI

Scientists report evidence that Colorado's Front Range tundra emits more CO2 than it absorbs each year.

Watch: Heat's Dwyane Wade sinks half-court buzzer-beater

4 days ago from UPI

Dwyane Wade sank a buzzer-beater from half-court to cap off the third quarter of the Miami Heat's win against the San Antonio Spurs.

Volcanic ash particles under the microscope

4 days ago from Physorg

Volcanic ash is hazardous to many aspects of our lives. When airborne, it can damage aircraft: its particles abrade aeroplane surfaces and can even cause failure to critical instruments. Once...

Caterpillars listen to voicemail by eating soil

4 days ago from Physorg

Leaf-eating caterpillars greatly enrich their intestinal flora by eating soil. Even effects of plants that previously grew in that soil can be found back in bacteria and fungi in caterpillars....

Thawing alpine permafrost is a stealth source of CO2, scientists warn

4 days ago from UPI

Scientists report evidence that Colorado's Front Range tundra emits more CO2 than it absorbs each year.

Watch: '90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?' teases drama in Season 4

4 days ago from UPI

Colt Johnson and Larissa Dos Santos Lima and Chantel Everett and Pedro Jimeno face off in a preview of "90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?"

Low-cost and energy efficient recording of biodiversity soundscapes

4 days ago from Physorg

An international team of researchers has built a new sensor network that can monitor two crucial activities, namely biodiversity, or the variety of life, in a particular habitat or ecosystem,...

Finding solutions where science and policy meet

4 days ago from Physorg

Christopher Scott grew up in the mountain region of India, where, as a child, he used to go hiking in the town of Tehri, India, situated at the confluence of...

Hurricanes to deliver a bigger punch to coasts

4 days ago from Physorg

When tropical cyclone Idai made landfall near Beira, Mozambique on March 14, a spokesperson for the UN World Meteorological Organization called it possibly the the worst weather-related disaster to hit...

Expanding gas mining threatens our climate, water and health

4 days ago from Physorg

Australia, like its competitors Qatar, Canada and the United States, aspires to become the world's largest exporter of gas, arguing this helps importing nations reduce their greenhouse emissions by replacing...

U.S. Indoor Climate Most Similar to Northeast African Outdoors

4 days ago from Science Blog

What do you do to remain comfortable in your home? If you’re like the American citizen scientists who reported information about their home climate, you make it as close as...

Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki announcing retirement

4 days ago from UPI

Seattle Mariners icon Ichiro Suzuki will retire following his final game of the 2019 MLB opening series Thursday against the Oakland Athletics in Japan.

Cryptosporidium parasite detected in Minnesota groundwater

4 days ago from Physorg

When consumed in contaminated water, the microscopic parasite Cryptosporidium can cause symptoms of stomach cramps, diarrhea and fever. Now, researchers reporting in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology have...

Bolivia’s Morales to discuss gas, nuclear projects during Russia visit

4 days ago from UPI

Bolivia's President Evo Morales will travel to Moscow in July to seek closer cooperation between Gazprom and his country's state gas industry, among other issues.

Satellite image shows extent of Idai-related flooding

4 days ago from UPI

Satellite images of the Mozambique city hardest hit by Cyclone Idai displayed the scale of flooding in the city and region.

Machine learning identifies links between world's oceans

4 days ago from Physorg

Oceanographers studying the physics of the global ocean have long found themselves facing a conundrum: Fluid dynamical balances can vary greatly from point to point, rendering it difficult to make...

Nebraska Flooding Seen from Space in Dramatic Detail

4 days ago from Space.com

Nebraska's rivers swell after a "bomb cyclone" hits the central U.S.

Sustainable fisheries and conservation policy

4 days ago from Physorg

There are roughly five times as many recreational fishers as commercial fishers throughout the world. And yet, the needs and peculiarities of these 220 million recreational fishers have largely been...

How fluid viscosity affects earthquake intensity

4 days ago from Physorg

Fault zones play a key role in shaping the deformation of the Earth's crust. All of these zones contain fluids, which heavily influence how earthquakes propagate. In an article published...

Image: Grande America oil spill

4 days ago from Physorg

Captured just yesterday, 19 March, at 17:11 GMT (18:11 CET) by the Copernicus Sentinel-1 mission, this image shows the oil spill from the Grande America vessel. The Italian container ship,...

Copernicus Sentinel-1 maps floods in wake of Idai

4 days ago from Physorg

As millions of people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe struggle to cope with the aftermath of what could be the southern hemisphere's worst storm, Copernicus Sentinel-1 is one of the...

Alpine tundra releases long-frozen CO2 to the atmosphere, exacerbating climate warming

4 days ago from Physorg

Thawing permafrost in high-altitude mountain ecosystems may be a stealthy, underexplored contributor to atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions, new University of Colorado Boulder research shows.

Australia moving 2,000 people from powerful cyclone's path

4 days ago from Physorg

About 2,000 Australians were being moved inland Thursday from part of the northern coast ahead of a powerful cyclone expected to hit this weekend.