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Study highlights carbon sequestration services provided by U.S. forests

Study highlights carbon sequestration services provided by U.S. forests

Science
Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Forests in the United States currently sequester approximately three decades worth of carbon dioxide emitted by the American fossil fuel industry, according to a new a study. What's more, forests and harvested wood products uptake approximately 14 percent of economy-wide CO2 emissions in the United States annually. Advertisement Despite declining carbon emissions in the United States, the contribution of forests to emissions offsets has remained stable. This, researchers say, suggests the ability of U.S. forests to absorb new carbon -- an ability driven largely by forest regrowth -- is slowly declining. To better understand the ability of afforestation and reforestation activities to improve carbon sequestration capabilities, researchers analyzed data from more than 130,...
The Latest: Vatican highlights plight of maritime workers

The Latest: Vatican highlights plight of maritime workers

Health
VATICAN CITY — The Vatican is highlighting the plight of maritime workers during the pandemic, saying bans on shore leave are severely stressing crews stuck aboard ship, some to the point of suicide. Cardinal Peter A. Turkson, who heads a Vatican office dealing with issues of human development, said in a message Sunday that maritime workers “really deserve our esteem and gratitude” for ensuring movement of goods for a “healthy global economy” while much of the world is in lockdown to combat spread of COVID-19 infection. He said that tens of thousands of seafarers who were due to fly home for leave between long stints at sea were prevented from doing so due to lockdown rules. Similarly, thousands of seafarers due to head to sea on new tours of duty were stranded in hotels and dormitories.
Historic NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader highlights weekend sports schedule

Historic NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader highlights weekend sports schedule

Sports
July 3 (UPI) -- NASCAR and IndyCar will race at the same track on the same weekend for the first time when the top motorsports tiers rendezvous Saturday and Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The trio of races highlight a packed live sports weekend. The Fourth of July weekend sports slate also includes UFC fights, a PGA Tour golf tournament, NWSL women's soccer matches, European soccer clashes and baseball games in Asia. Advertisement Drivers will first start their engines for the IndyCar's GMR Grand Prix at noon EDT Saturday. That race was scheduled for May, but was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. NASCAR will host an Xfinity race after the GMR Grand Prix on the same track at 3 p.m. EDT with the Pennzoil 150 at The Brickyard. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway's final weekend ra...
New map highlights China’s export-driven CO2 emissions

New map highlights China’s export-driven CO2 emissions

Science
May 7 (UPI) -- China produces a whole lot of stuff -- stuff that gets bought by the rest of the world. In 2019, China's exported approximately $ 2.5 trillion worth of goods. China also produces a lot of CO2. The nation of nearly 1.4 billion people is world's leader in greenhouse gas emissions. In a new study, researchers at the University of Michigan examined the links between China's exports and its CO2 emissions, tracing the carbon footprint of Chinese-made products consumed overseas. The data -- detailed Thursday in the journal Nature Communications -- showed 75 percent of the export-linked CO2 emissions can be traced to a handful of coastal manufacturing hubs account for less than 1 percent of China's land area. "Developing localized climate mitigation strategies requires an underst...
Stream #WithMe: 7 highlights from YouTube fundraiser

Stream #WithMe: 7 highlights from YouTube fundraiser

Entertainment
YouTubers have joined ranks to present an upbeat NHS fundraiser called Stream #WithMe, which featured four hours of challenges, plenty of chat and a fish called Norman. They completed mystery box challenges while "tag-teaming" their way through tips on staying entertained, active and positive. The livestream included the likes of Saffron Barker, English with Lucy, Big Narstie, Zac and Jay and Humza.Here are just some of the highlights: 1. There are many burning questions in the world right now, but Phil Lester decided to pose a special one of his own. "Moisten your eyeballs for an observation round," he said, having slung on a natty s...