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Bushfire predictions at the fingertips of fire fighters

Researchers at The University of Western Australia are developing a new touchscreen device that can be mounted in a fire truck to help firefighters predict where and when a bushfire will spread.

US had its warmest autumn and 2nd warmest November on record

The average U.S. temperature in autumn was 57.6 degrees F (4.1 degrees above average) and surpassed last fall as the warmest on record, according to scientists from NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information. Precipitation...Show More Summary

La Mer adds new a beauty line of foundations, concealers, powder and brushes

La Mer, the prestigious line of creams, moisturizers and lotions that has a near-fanatical following, isn't straying too far from its base with its first color offering. Skincolor de la Mer is a line of foundations, concealers, powder and a couple of impossibly plush brushes that the New York-based...

Island volcano monitoring system tested at Nishinoshima

During the October cruise of KS16-16 a research team with members from the Kobe University Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo Earthquake Research Institute and the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology...Show More Summary

Uncertainties related to climate engineering limit its use in curbing climate change

Climate engineering refers to the systematic, large-scale modification of the environment using various climate intervention techniques. However, a new study by VTT and the Finnish Meteorological Institute suggests that the uncertainties associated with climate engineering are too great for it to provide an alternative to the rapid reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Opinion: For China, climate change is no hoax – it's a business and political opportunity

In mid-November, while Americans were preoccupied with election returns, China sent some of its clearest signals yet that it will continue to pursue an international leadership role on issues including climate. At an international climate...Show More Summary

Image: Oceanic nonlinear internal solitary waves from the Lombok Strait

On November 1, 2016, NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Indonesia, allowing the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on board to capture a stunning true-color image of oceanic nonlinear internal solitary waves from the Lombok Strait.

Quake magnitude 6.5 reported off coast of Northern California: USGS

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 was reported off the coast of Northern California on Thursday but there were no immediate reports of damage in the nearest town, officials said.

Stevie Wonder, Adam Levine and Pharrell Williams could join the original song race

When it comes to contenders for the original song Oscar, the limelight is on “Moana” and “La La Land,” both sporting multiple contenders. There is the usual array of anthems – “Try Everything” from “The Secret Life of Pets,” Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling” from “Trolls,” so many others...

40,000 waves improve sand transport models

Over the past few years, University of Twente Ph.D. student Joep van der Zanden has created perfectly identical waves – 40,000 times – in a large 'wave flume' (channel) in Barcelona. Using advanced measurements, he investigated the effect of these waves on the sand at the bottom of the flume. Show More Summary

EU launches legal case against Germany, UK over Volkswagen scandal

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union opened legal action on Thursday against seven nations including Germany and Britain for failing to police emissions cheating by carmakers after the Volkswagen scandal.

As solar power expands the work day, incomes rise in eastern Kenya

EMBU, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Violet Karimi spends her days as she always has, attending to household chores and working on her farm.

India Considers Incentives For Utilities To Buy Wind Power

A private firm, which evaluated the generation-based incentive scheme in India has proposed to incentivise utilities to purchase wind power. India Considers Incentives For Utilities To Buy Wind Power was originally posted on: PlanetSave. Show More Summary

Is boxed water actually eco-friendly?

Water packaged in cartons instead of bottles is being marketed as "better" for the environment. Is it? Advice maven Umbra Fisk investigates.

Scientists examine bacterium found 1,000 feet underground

Pioneering work being carried out in a cave in New Mexico by researchers at McMaster University and The University of Akron, Ohio, is changing the understanding of how antibiotic resistance may have emerged and how doctors can combat it in the future.

Solar Impulse founder sees electric passenger plane in 10 years

GENEVA (Reuters) - The co-founder of a project that saw a solar-powered aircraft complete the first fuel-free flight around the world this year expects electric passenger planes to operate in just under 10 years.

German spot power lifted by low wind output and increased export demand

PARIS (Reuters) - German spot electricity price for next-day delivery rose on Thursday, lifted by a fall in renewable wind power production and increased export demand.

Aid groups descend on Indonesia quake zone; deaths reach 102

Humanitarian organizations descended on Indonesia's Aceh province Thursday as the government in Jakarta promised tons of emergency aid and officials raced to assess the full extent of damage from an earthquake that killed more than 100 people.

When a door opened unexpectedly for Rep. Xavier Becerra, he walked in and impressed

Success in life often results from being lucky and having the ability to capitalize. When a door opens unexpectedly, you need to walk in quickly and impress. The latest prime example of luck and competence is Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Los Angeles), named by Gov. Jerry Brown last week to replace Sen.-elect...

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