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Championship football returns TODAY – Nottingham Forest vs West Brom among three LIVE commentary games on talkSPORT

Championship football returns TODAY – Nottingham Forest vs West Brom among three LIVE commentary games on talkSPORT

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The new football season is finally here! talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2 will be bringing you more live commentaries than ever before with more than 100 games on the airwaves over the coming weeks and months. Luton and Boro got things under way on Friday night and now there is a bumper day of EFL action with the Championship, League One and League Two to look forward to. getty Thomas Frank’s Brentford take on Birmingham in their opening tie of the 2019/20 Championship season The English Football League enjoyed another memorable campaign last term and there’s sure to be all sorts of thrills and spills in the 2019/20 season, too. talkSPORT has three live games for you today, plus our around the grounds Matchday Live show to take in every goal as it goes in a
UK drones map Chernobyl’s ‘Red Forest’

UK drones map Chernobyl’s ‘Red Forest’

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Chernobyl's "Red Forest" - one of the most radioactive locations on Earth - has just been surveyed by UK scientists using a suite of drones. The robotic aircraft flew novel sensors that have given Ukrainian authorities more up-to-date information on the sites with the greatest contamination.The Red Forest is just 500m from the Chernobyl nuclear complex.It was hit by the immediate fallout from the 1986 explosion and fire in the plant's number-4 reactor.Many of the forest's trees died and turned orange. Some areas are still strictly out of bounds to humans.The UK's National Centre for Nuclear Robotics (NCNR) has developed a drone-mapping system that allows scientists to investigate hazardous places fr...
Earth lost nearly 30 million acres of tropical forest last year

Earth lost nearly 30 million acres of tropical forest last year

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April 25 (UPI) -- Tree cover tropics shrank by 30 million acres in 2018, the fourth largest decline since record keeping began in 2001, according to new data compiled by scientists with the World Resources Institute. The lost trees weren't new growth. According to the new data, released Thursday by Global Forest Watch, an area of old growth -- primary forest -- the size of Belgium was lost last year. Though some of the trees were lost to fire, most were clear cut to make way for agriculture, infrastructure and other types of human development. The majority of last year's primary forest losses occurred in the Amazon. Global Forest Watch is an international effort to monitor the loss of primary tropical forest using satellite images and remote sensing. "It's really tempting to celebrate a...
Leeds United v Nottingham Forest: Championship clash preview, predicted line-ups and team news

Leeds United v Nottingham Forest: Championship clash preview, predicted line-ups and team news

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high-fliers You can listen to live commentary of the game on talkSPORT2 Leeds United will look to open up a lead at the top of the Championship table when they host Nottingham Forest at Elland Road on Saturday evening, kick off 5:30pm. The two historic clubs maintain hopes of returning to the Premier League, with Forest just four points behind their opponents in seventh in what is again a ridiculously tight second tier table. Leeds face a tough test on Saturday The visitors, beaten just once in their last nine games, will be looking to make it two wins in a week after a resounding 3-0 victory at Bolton on Wednesday. Leeds have lost some of their early season momentum, with just three wins in their last ten games, but they will hope to b...
Salmon graveyard gives rise to forest in Alaska

Salmon graveyard gives rise to forest in Alaska

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Oct. 23 (UPI) -- A 20-year salmon study has helped birth a forest on the banks of a small stream in southwest Alaska. It turns out, carcasses of sockeye salmon encourage tree growth. Every summer, thousands of sockeye salmon from Bristol Bay swim upstream, squeezing into the shallow upper reaches of Hansen Creek. They come to spawn and die. For two decades, researchers have been monitoring the salmon run -- one of the largest in the world -- and tallying the impact of bear predation on the population. Each summer, during the height of the run, scientists walk the river and collected dead salmon, counting the causalities. To ensure they don't double count any dead fish, researchers toss the carcasses onto the banks of the stream. In the hopes the work might produce a measurable impact on t...