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Famous birthdays for July 15: Forest Whitaker, Linda Ronstadt

Famous birthdays for July 15: Forest Whitaker, Linda Ronstadt

Entertainment
July 15 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Cancer. They include: -- Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn in 1606 -- Poet Clement Clarke Moore, author of "A Visit from St. Nicholas" ("Twas the Night Before Christmas") in 1779 -- Roman Catholic nun Frances Xavier Cabrini, the first U.S. citizen to be made a saint, in 1850 -- Actor Patrick Wayne in 1939 (age 79) -- Singer Linda Ronstadt in 1946 (age 72) UPI File Photo -- Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, prime minister of United Arab Emirates, in 1949 (age 69) -- Political commentator Arianna Huffington in 1950 (age 68) -- Former pro wrestler/Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in 1951 (age 67) -- Actor Terry O'Quinn in 1952 (...
Nottingham Forest in talks to sign Portugal youth international Daniel Podence on free transfer

Nottingham Forest in talks to sign Portugal youth international Daniel Podence on free transfer

Sports
TRANSFER NEWS The 22-year-old winger is one of the many players to have terminated his contract with Sporting Nottingham Forest have held talks with Daniel Podence as they look to sign the Portugal youth international this summer. Podence, the winger, is one of the many players to have terminated his contract with Sporting CP, one of Portugal’s biggest clubs, meaning he is currently available for free. Podence has terminated his Sporting contract And ZeroZero in Podence’s homeland say Forest have already opened talks with the 22-year-old over joining the Championship side. Podence made 20 appearances for Sporting last season, chipping in with eight assists, and he should have increased that tally were it not for a foot injury, suf...
Forest health on one coast can affect forests on the other coast

Forest health on one coast can affect forests on the other coast

Science
May 16 (UPI) -- Shrinking forests don't just have local or regional consequences. New research suggests the loss of forests on one coast can affect forest health on the opposite coast. In a new study, published this week in the journal Environmental Research Letters, scientists at the University of Washington detailed the linked fates of forests on the East and West coasts of the United States. Die-offs on one coast, whether caused by wildfire, drought or disease -- or some combination thereof -- can have a measurable impact on the health of sections of forest a few thousand miles away. "These smaller areas of forest can have continental-scale impacts, and we really need to be considering this when we're thinking about ecological changes," Abigail Swann, an assistant professor of atmosph...
'Feel good' factor not CO2 boosts global forest expansion

'Feel good' factor not CO2 boosts global forest expansion

Science
Forests are increasing around the world because of rising incomes and an improved sense of national wellbeing say researchers.The authors refute the idea that increasing levels of CO2 in the atmosphere are the key cause of the spread of trees. As countries become better off, farmers focus on good quality soils and abandon marginal lands, the authors say.As a result, trees are able to rapidly reforest these deserted areas.The study highlights the fact that between 1990 and 2015 forest growing stock increased annually by 1.31% in high income countries and by 0.5% in middle income nations, while falling by 0.72% in 22 low income countries. Several global climate models have attributed this change to what's termed CO2 fertilisation -...
Northern Forest: Plan to plant 'ribbon of woodland' across England

Northern Forest: Plan to plant 'ribbon of woodland' across England

Science
Plans to create a new Northern Forest stretching from Liverpool to Hull have been kick-started by the government.It is providing £5.7m to increase tree cover along a belt spanning Manchester, Leeds and Bradford.The project will cost £500m over 25 years. The balance of the funds will need to be raised by charity.Environmentalists have welcomed the planned 50 million new trees, but say ministers must stop allowing ancient woodland to be felled.The UK has one of the lowest rates of woodland in Europe and the area to be covered by the Northern Forest is one of the most denuded in England, with tree cover less than 8%. The emphasis of the project will be to increase tree cover around major conurbations to 20%. There will also be a focus on river valleys, where there are benefits for flood prev