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Keystone XL Ruling Comes at Worst Time for Canadian Oil Industry

Keystone XL Ruling Comes at Worst Time for Canadian Oil Industry TransCanada Corp's almost 1,200-mile pipeline has become one of the major battlegrounds in the climate change debate and, if completed, would carry an estimated 800,000 barrels per day from Canada's tar sands pits to Gulf Coast refineries in the US. [Full Article...]

Brazil's Bolsonaro gets to work on hardline agenda

Brazil's Bolsonaro gets to work on hardline agenda Trump's friendly call augurs closer political ties between the two largest economies in the Americas - both now led by conservative populists promising to overturn the political establishment. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with Brazilian President-Elect Jair Bolsonaro over phone on Monday to discuss bilateral ties and collaboration on Venezuela . [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Oscar forms in Atlantic Ocean

Tropical Storm Oscar forms in Atlantic Ocean The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30 each year, while the Eastern Pacific hurricane season runs from May 15 to November 30, the center said . Subtropical storms have less defined and cooler centres than tropical storms. Oscar is forecast to continue to strengthen through Monday night, then gradually weaken in the open Atlantic. [Full Article...]

NOAA Predicts Warmer Winter for Much of the US

NOAA Predicts Warmer Winter for Much of the US The Climate Prediction Center (a division of NOAA ) has released their early outlook for the winter 2018-2019 season. The likelihood of El Nino , meteorologists say, 70-75%. The last time there was an El Nino event, in the winter of 2015-2016, the Mid-Atlantic was hit by a blockbuster snowstorm. Matt Rogers, president of the Commodity Weather Group, which specializes in long-range predic... [Full Article...]

Indiana Task Force One Sending Emergency Team To Help With Hurricane Michael

Indiana Task Force One Sending Emergency Team To Help With Hurricane Michael Less than two days after arriving on the Florida Panhandle as one of the most powerful hurricanes in USA history, a Category 4 monster with 155 miles per hour winds that sheared roofs from houses and buildings and snapped trees and power poles, Michael moved off the East Coast early Friday morning and into the Atlantic Ocean as a post-tropical storm. [Full Article...]

Michael upgrades to a Category 1 Hurricane

Michael upgrades to a Category 1 Hurricane Scott also said Monday afternoon that state health officials are reaching out to hospitals and nursing homes to be prepared. The forecast indicates Michael may be a Category 3 hurricane - with winds from 111 to 129 miles per hour - when it strikes. [Full Article...]

Michael Upgraded To Category 3 'Major' Hurricane As It Approaches Florida Panhandle

Michael Upgraded To Category 3 'Major' Hurricane As It Approaches Florida Panhandle Michael is expected to reach major hurricane status on Wednesday as it approaches a landfall between Apalachicola and Pensacola, with 125 miles per hour winds, the National Hurricane Center said Tuesday in its 11 a.m. With just a month to go before Election Day, Florida voters in evacuation zones were given an extra day to register to vote, once offices reopen after the storm. [Full Article...]

Rock used as doorstop revealed to be meteorite worth $100K

Rock used as doorstop revealed to be meteorite worth $100K They say it's worth around $100,000, and is the sixth largest meteorite found in MI. " It's the most valuable specimen I have ever held in my life, monetarily and scientifically ", Sibescu expressed. He says the farmer who sold him the property told him it landed in his backyard in the 1930s. He contacted Central Michigan University who tested and confirmed that the rock was not only a meteorit... [Full Article...]

Astronomers may have discovered first moon outside our solar system

Astronomers may have discovered first moon outside our solar system But these extrasolar satellites had lingered at the limits of detection with current techniques. The team used the telescope with the aim of finding evidence to either validate or refute the existence of the first exomoon. One of the authors behind the study - David Kipping from Columbia University in the United States - has been speculating about the possible existence of exomoons , and des... [Full Article...]

Forecasters eye disturbance in western Caribbean

Forecasters eye disturbance in western Caribbean The system will remain a tropical storm for the next several days with little change in strength. If it becomes a tropical storm as predicted, Tropical Depression Fourteen is expected to bring squally, wet weather to South Florida beginning later today, according to Robert Garcia, senior meteorologist with the National Weather Service. [Full Article...]

Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou, Donna Strickland win Nobel Prize in Physics

Arthur Ashkin, Gérard Mourou, Donna Strickland win Nobel Prize in Physics Early on in his career at Bell Labs, he didn't get a raise and was anxious he would be fired after his research didn't pan out. While laser eye surgery is the most familiar application of their work, Moloney said, it has also let scientists probe fundamental forces acting within matter at very high temperatures and pressures. [Full Article...]

University of Waterloo prof awarded Nobel Prize for physics

University of Waterloo prof awarded Nobel Prize for physics In doing so, he invented the optical tweezers that are today used to grab particles, atoms , viruses and living cells with their laser-based pincers. Her former PhD adviser, Dr Mourou, said he found it hard to describe his emotions at winning the Nobel Prize . Before Strickland and Mourou's pioneering work, the peak power of laser pulses was limited because, when cranked up to high inten... [Full Article...]

White Beluga whale surfaces again in River Thames near London

White Beluga whale surfaces again in River Thames near London As excitement around the beluga sighting peaked, many wondered just how the whale ended up in the Thames. The sight of a beluga whale so far south - 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometres) from even Iceland - is exceptional. And boats in the water crowding the whale could cause it a great level of distress". Rescue teams are on standby in case the whale, which usually lives in the Arctic, gets into... [Full Article...]

Elon Musk and SpaceX announce 1st tourist for ‘moon loop’

Elon Musk and SpaceX announce 1st tourist for ‘moon loop’ He now heads Japan's largest online retail shop, Zozotown . He is the first to book a trip as a private passenger with the commercial space company for a voyage that hasn't been attempted since NASA's Apollo missions ended in 1972. Elon Musk looked enthusiastic and excited at the event. The new strategy is to still fly around the moon, but using an even bigger SpaceX rocket still in dev... [Full Article...]

California governor urges world to work together on climate change

California governor urges world to work together on climate change Many people around the world wrongly concluded that America was "walking away from climate action" when Trump pulled the country out of the Paris climate accord , Bloomberg said , stressing that "nothing could be further from the truth". [Full Article...]

Japanese billionaire businessman revealed as SpaceX's first Moon traveler

Japanese billionaire businessman revealed as SpaceX's first Moon traveler He said about BFR, it's "making people excited about the future - about getting up in the morning". That now stands to change with BFR and signals a synergy between SpaceX and Maezawa in terms of using the BFR architecture to make space accessible to everyone. [Full Article...]

Death toll rises to 11 as Florence pours on the rain

Death toll rises to 11 as Florence pours on the rain As Hurricane Florence made landfall, it appeared many North Carolinians had listened. The third death happened in Hampstead, Pender County when a woman had a medical emergency and EMS crews could not get to her due to the storm, according to Tom Collins, Director of Emergency Management. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence weakens slightly as it moves toward US coast: NHC

Hurricane Florence weakens slightly as it moves toward US coast: NHC Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says residents should shelter in place and stay off the roads as Hurricane Florence starts to come ashore in the Carolinas and its effects make their way north. About 10 million people could be affected by the storm. The town was under evacuation orders, but 150 people were trapped there by the storm as of Friday morning. [Full Article...]

Volvo halts production in SC as hurricane closes in

Volvo halts production in SC as hurricane closes in Altria Group Inc, the parent of Philip Morris USA, said the storm could potentially affect tobacco fields, and is exploring its crop-buying options to offset any losses. Florence continues to grow in size and strength, now poised to become the strongest hurricane in nearly 30 years to hit the Carolinas as more than 1 million people began fleeing the US coastline. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: Latest Projected Path

Hurricane Florence: Latest Projected Path Isaac was a hurricane Sunday night but downgraded when maximum sustained winds fell below 74 miles per hour. The turbulent weather is coming off the back of one of number of major storms now raging in the Atlantic, another of which, Hurricane Florence , has caused mass evacuations on the east coast of United States this week. [Full Article...]


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