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Federal agencies fall short of Trump forest protection goals

Federal agencies fall short of Trump forest protection goals

Technology
Nearly two years ago, President Donald Trump stood amid the smoky ruins of Paradise, California, where he blamed the deadliest wildfire in the state's history on poor forest management."You've got to take care of the floors, you know? The floors of the forest, very important," the president said.He ordered the U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Interior to make federal lands less susceptible to catastrophic wildfires with measures such as removing dead trees, underbrush and other potentially flammable materials.But while Trump has accused California and Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom of doing a “terrible job” of forest protection, his own agencies fell short of his goals for federal lands in 2019.They treated a combined 6,736 square miles (17,446 square kilometers) — just ove
Chinook salmon that migrate in spring, fall are more alike than scientists thought

Chinook salmon that migrate in spring, fall are more alike than scientists thought

Science
Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Traditionally, spring-run and fall-run Chinook salmon have been classified as two separate subspecies, or ecotypes, but new genetic analysis suggests the two groups are much more similar than they are different. According to the new study, published this week in the journal Science, the migration patterns of spring-run and fall-run Chinook salmon are dictated by differences in a small snippet of DNA in their genomes. Advertisement "Understanding the genetic basis of ecotypic differentiation in salmon provides a solid framework for predicting the outcome of different management actions," study co-author John Carlos Garza, professor of ocean sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz, told UPI in an email. Scientists previously observed evidence that members of th...
Covid: Antibodies ‘fall rapidly after infection’

Covid: Antibodies ‘fall rapidly after infection’

Health
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UK DIY sales soar but clothing stores fall behind

UK DIY sales soar but clothing stores fall behind

Business
British retail sales have continued to increase for the fourth consecutive month, boosted by spending on household goods and DIY, according to official figures.The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said retail sales volumes rose by 0.8% between July and August.Sales are now 4% higher than in February, when a pandemic was declared."Retail sales continued to grow, further surpassing their pre-pandemic level," the ONS said. "Sales of household goods thrived as the demand for home improvement continued and, despite a dip this month, online sales remained high," said Jonathan Athow, deputy national statistician for economic statistics at the ONS.Spending on household goods was particularly strong in August, with retailers r...
Lung cancer deaths in U.S. fall by up to 6% annually, analysis finds

Lung cancer deaths in U.S. fall by up to 6% annually, analysis finds

Health
Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Deaths from non-small cell lung cancer in the United States declined by about 3% a year on average between 2006 and 2016, according to an analysis published Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine. The number of Americans who died from the most common form of lung cancer dropped by 3.2% per year from 2006 through 2013 and by 6.3% per year from 2013 through 2016, researchers from the National Cancer Institute said. Advertisement Between 2001 and 2008, rates of non-small cell lung cancer diagnoses across the country fell by an average of 1.9% annually. Between 2008 and 2016, diagnoses nationally fell by an average of 3.1% per year, the analysis found. This marks the first time deaths caused by the disease have declined faster than its incidence, researchers said. ...