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by | November 10, 2018 | 08:59

The decision is a blow to Trump, who signed an executive order after just two days in the White House to grant a permit for the construction of Keystone XL and Dakota Access , another bitterly-opposed project that sparked fierce protests form native American groups.

by | November 04, 2018 | 20:32

Fervent support of the agri-food sector, Jair Bolsonaro seems to give priority to investors rather than to environmentalists, and has threatened to withdraw his country of the Paris agreement on climate, as only the u.s. Most of the rainforest is located in Brazil, which has taken major steps in recent years to protect it in the face of massive deforestation that has reduced its size by about 20 percent in the past 50 years.

by | October 29, 2018 | 18:44

Subtropical Storm Oscar formed late Friday over open waters. The storm is moving toward the west near 13 miles per hour (20 km/h). The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Oscar was centered Monday morning... Oscar is the 15th named storm of the six-month Atlantic hurricane season that ends November 30. Hurricane season runs through November 30. Hurricane winds extend only 15 miles from the center, while tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 115 miles.

by | October 13, 2018 | 07:45

The main assembly of the New Glenn launch vehicle will occur in the Blue Origin rocket manufacturing facility in Florida, near Launch Complex 36 which the company leased from Spaceport Florida. The Defense Department has the option to narrow it to two companies no later than 2020 that will then compete for future launches. The Vulcan's first stage engine compartment can be jettisoned in flight for recovery, refurbishment and re-use.

by | October 10, 2018 | 09:52

The hurricane, now about 200 miles south-southwest of the state, moved up to category three late on Tuesday as it headed for the Florida Panhandle, the strip of land on the Gulf of Mexico. The sheriff's office says Michael "has the potential to be a historic storm - please take heed". Mandatory evacuations are underway for Citrus County residents living in Zone A, or in mobile homes.

by | October 08, 2018 | 10:22

The mission was also SpaceX's first to include a successful land recovery of the rocket's booster stage at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The primary goal of the mission was to place the SAOCOM 1A satellite into orbit, but SpaceX also wanted to expand its recovery of first stages to its launch site at Vandenberg Air Force Base, about 130 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

by | October 07, 2018 | 17:39

The new exomoon is about the size of Neptune , which has a diameter four times bigger than Earth's and is 17 times as enormous. We now know of thousands of planets that exist outside of our Solar System, but we also know from our own system that lots of planets have natural satellites.

by | October 07, 2018 | 17:28

Based off the latest data, this system will feed off the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and upgrade to a category 1 hurricane early Wednesday morning. Either way, the NWS expects the system to produce "torrential rains" over the next few days, mostly along portions of Central America and the Yucatan peninsula.

by | October 02, 2018 | 21:01

A reporter asked the physicist how it felt to be in the company of so few women. "Really? Is that all?" The Guelph-born Strickland, who is in her 50s, is an associate professor at Waterloo. With CPA, Mourou and Strickland shattered this wall, sparking a trend that allowed lasers to, on average, double in intensity twice per decade. It was as though scientists were trying to boil water in a pot that couldn't handle such high temperatures.

by | September 26, 2018 | 20:09

Rescue teams are on standby in case the whale, which usually lives in the Arctic, gets into danger. Among the theories of how the beluga whale ended up in the Thames is that it followed a shoal of fish into the waterway. "We do have quite a lot of plastic bags, which could be quite an issue", she said. "There have been just 20 sightings of beluga whales off the United Kingdom coast previously, but these have occurred off Northumberland, Northern Ireland and Scotland".

by | September 24, 2018 | 01:48

Kirk is expected to bring 1-minute maximum sustained winds to the region of around 83 km/h (51 mph). Kirk was barely hanging on as a tropical storm with only 40 miles per hour winds thanks to lots of African dust in its path. We will have a 40 percent chance for some showers and storms throughout the day. However, they add it may begin weakening in the middle of the week. Tropical Storm Kirk picked up speed in the Atlantic Ocean in Sunday's first hours, but only maintained its winds just ...

by | September 20, 2018 | 13:13

He founded the Contemporary Art Foundation in Tokyo in 2012 and bought two works by US artist Jean-Michel Basquiat in the last two years for a total of around $170 million. The BFR is SpaceX's upcoming two-stage reusable spaceship system that will weigh 9.7 million pounds and be capable of taking a 330,000 pound payload to Mars and lower-Earth orbit (LEO), officials say.

by | September 18, 2018 | 11:33

Jerry Brown , included a report that 27 major cities around the world have seen emissions decrease over a five-year period and are now at least 10 per cent lower than their peak. The remarks echoed a pledge the Governor made almost two years ago at a scientific gathering in the face of potential cuts to federal satellite and climate monitoring programs under President Donald Trump , who is skeptical of climate science.

by | September 18, 2018 | 11:14

He wrote on his caption: 'My mission to go around the moon , as the first private passenger, will represent the imagination and curiosity of all people. Those who have signed up to fly on Virgin Galactic sub-orbital missions include actor Leonardo DiCaprio and pop star Justin Bieber. SpaceX founder and chief executive Elon Musk outlined a somewhat different mission previous year.

by | September 17, 2018 | 13:01

The hurricane was also deadly, killing four people. A mother and infant were killed by a fallen tree on their house in Wilmington, North Carolina, according to local police. EDT Sept. 10 as it moved in a westerly direction across the Atlantic, headed for a likely landfall along the eastern seaboard of the USA late Thursday or early Friday", NASA explains in a new blog post.

by | September 15, 2018 | 19:16

Hurricane Florence, on track to become the first Category 4 storm to make a direct hit on North Carolina in six decades, is howling closer to shore, threatening to unleash deadly pounding surf, days of torrential rain and severe flooding.

by | September 14, 2018 | 20:42

The company said the programme is an important step towards making recreational space travel a reality for people. "No one has visited since the last Apollo mission in 1972". He also revealed in another tweet that the rendering of the BFR spacecraft was new. The company first made plans to fly two private citizens around the moon in February of 2017 using the company's Falcon Heavy rocket and Dragon capsule, but those plans have apparently been revised.

by | September 14, 2018 | 14:12

The center warns that such storms will snap or uproot most trees and down power poles and that power can be out in some areas for weeks or months. "Hurricane 2nd category Helen was strong, but was expected to move North into the open ocean", write the meteorologists.

by | September 13, 2018 | 20:58

Republican Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa says he already agreed to hold over the vote on Kavanaugh for one week. If I'd known who he was, I would have shaken his hand, talked to him and expressed my sympathy. Booker is being criticized by his GOP colleagues and outside groups for releasing the documents , which the Judiciary Committee is holding back on a confidential basis that makes them accessible only to senators.

by | September 13, 2018 | 16:50

As of 5:00 am (1100 GMT), Florence was a unsafe Category 4 hurricane packing sustained winds of 130 miles per hour (220 kilometers per hour), the Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) said . "This rainfall would produce catastrophic flash flooding and significant river flooding", the Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. The aircraft are four-engine turboprops, created to not only survive in storms but also study them.

by | September 11, 2018 | 13:29

According to the latest Hurricane Florence forecast tracker model runs from the National Hurricane Center , the storm is appearing to trend slightly more southwesterly, which could put the massive storm close to the South Carolina-North Carolina border at landfall.

by | September 11, 2018 | 09:39

The first shows the probability of tropical storm force winds and the second map shows the probability of hurricane force winds. He told The Chronicle Sunday that once Florence hits land, destructive winds and enormous rainfall flooding may take hold of the area.

by | September 08, 2018 | 19:43

Less northward component of motion increases the probability that Florence misses the weakness and does not recurve into the open waters of the Atlantic. “All the while, sea surface temperatures will be gradually increasing to between 28 to 29C (82.4 to 84.2F), and perhaps more importantly, oceanic heat content values will double in three to four days, ” the NHC site added.

by | September 07, 2018 | 14:26

As much as 8 inches (20 centimetres) of rain could fall in some parts of the Gulf states through late Thursday. Gordon became a tropical storm after having strengthened rapidly overnight, and late Monday afternoon, the National Weather Service issued a hurricane warning for the mouth of the Pearl River, which divides Louisiana and MS in the central Gulf.

by | September 05, 2018 | 17:38

On the first day of the hearing, protestors shouted their disapprovals as Kavanaugh promised to be a "team player" on the court. "I am not a pro-prosecution or pro-defense judge". There were reportedly concerns that a walkout might backfire, and this way Democratic voters got to watch their senators taking on Kavanaugh, rather than staring at a half-empty chamber.

by | September 02, 2018 | 09:29

Tropical Storm BonnieMay 28, 2016 - Tropical Storm Bonnie develops about 120 miles southeast of South Carolina.May 29, 2016 - Downgraded to a tropical depression before making landfall near Charleston, South Carolina. Four deaths are reported in the Dominican Republic, according to the country's government. This is the second highest rainfall total from a tropical cyclone in the USA since 1950.

by | August 24, 2018 | 07:59

However, the Prime Minister looks unlikely to be able to hang on long after 35 members of his party turned against him. "We have now moved nearly 400 people off Manus Island and Nauru and that is a significant achievement", he said . "It's not about him, it's not about me". Dutton did not rule out another challenge as he thanked his colleagues for their support. "I think Peter may be taking on a poison chalice here if he takes on the position of PM ..." We can not allow - as I said in the ...

by | August 24, 2018 | 06:27

While the ACE rule proposal is likely to be welcomed by coal energy producers, a large degree of uncertainty remains as key stakeholders, including environmental groups, industry leaders, and state regulators, continue to monitor and attempt to influence the final rule.

by | August 19, 2018 | 15:29

EWG claims it discovered risky doses of glyphosate in 43 of the 45 conventionally grown oats products it tested, 31 of which it claims have unsafe amounts for children. The team studied almost 45,000 people who had applied glyphosate as part of their jobs. Kellogg also responded, saying, "Our food is safe.(EPA) sets strict standards for safe levels of these agricultural residues and the ingredients we purchase from suppliers for our foods fall under these limits".

by | August 14, 2018 | 23:11

With the new probe, NASA is aiming to collect data on corona and its solar winds in order to help understand and predict how it will be further affecting the earth's space environment. "We are going to be in an area that is so exciting, where solar wind - we believe - will be accelerating", said NASA planetary science division director Jim Green.

by | August 13, 2018 | 19:15

Rupinder Brar says the annual Perseid meteor shower will be visible Saturday night, early Sunday morning and Sunday night. Meteors passed through the sky at a rate of about 60-70 an hour, and sometimes more than one at once, as seen in Kozjak in the Former Yugoslav Republic of MacedoniaGEORGI LICOVSKI/EPAHajnacka, Slovakia.

by | August 11, 2018 | 21:57

But in order to enjoy the sight of " shooting stars ", clear skies are necessary. Around this time every year, Earth ventures into the wake of an ancient comet called Swift-Tuttle, which leaves behind trillions of particles. but a few showers did make their way into Northeast Wisconsin. The best viewing conditions this weekend will likely be over the northern and central Great Plains as well as parts of the Midwest, where skies are expected to be generally clear.

by | August 08, 2018 | 21:37

Indian-origin astronaut Sunita Williams is among the nine astronauts named by NASA on Friday for its first human spaceflight programme from the USA soil since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011. Seven men and four women will be go into orbit on crew capsules built by Boeing and SpaceX . SpaceX aims to launch an uncrewed test flight in November of this year, with a Boeing test flight scheduled for late 2018 or early 2019.

by | July 26, 2018 | 20:16

Lunar eclipses typically occur only during a full moon, however on this instance the moon will be in ideal alignment with the sun and earth, also known as the blood moon . It will take nearly two hours before the moon returns to normal. Contrary to belief, Lunar Eclipse can be seen by the naked eye, and people won't have to use a special equipment and/or glasses to watch the moon.

by | July 25, 2018 | 21:01

Like Monday , storms will take advantage of plentiful tropical moisture and produce rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour. REST OF THE WEEKEND AND NEXT WEEK: An upper-level trough will settle over the state by Sunday , with temperatures taking a slight tumble.

by | July 23, 2018 | 17:44

Jupiter's tally of moons just got a little bit larger. The moon, tentatively named Valetudo , also has a more inclined orbit than other prograde moons and is one of the smallest moons of Jupiter discovered to date, measuring less than 1 kilometer in diameter.

by | July 09, 2018 | 08:55

At this hour, TD2 has maximum sustained winds of 35 mph and moving to the W at 16 mph. Right now, the NHC forecast calls for Beryl to degenerate into a tropical wave by Tuesday. An upgrade to a tropical storm occurs when cyclonic circulation becomes more organized and maximum sustained winds gust between 39 miles per hour and 73 miles per hour.

by | July 09, 2018 | 07:47

In recent days, the dispute has reached a crucial stage, beginning with a Facebook post on June 25 , in which a Canadian fisherman claimed that U.S. Facebook post tried to stop one of the fishermen at the location. "Is this overkill? Absolutely". Federal law gives Border Patrol the authority to stop, search and examine any vehicle entering the US including those in a maritime environment, Malin said.

by | July 06, 2018 | 06:00

Ernst said at one point that Pruitt was abusing his position and called him "as swampy as you can get", referring to Trump's campaign promise to "drain the swamp". Trump said deputy director Andrew Wheeler , a former coal lobbyist , will replace Pruitt. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt poses for a portrait in his office at the EPA headquarters in Washington, Oct.

by | July 02, 2018 | 07:58

An EXCESSIVE HEAT WATCH remains in effect for Tolland and Windham County. The heat will expand toward the Northeast on Saturday with temperatures in the 90s and heat index values into the upper 90s. In parts of OH, where temperatures were expected to reach the mid-90s, July 4th firework shows planned for Saturday were canceled because of the extreme heat.

by | June 10, 2018 | 16:14

In the last decade, the world has produced more plastic than we have in the last century. The World Environment Day was first introduced by the United Nations in 1974 and since then it has developed into a global platform for raising awareness and taking action on urgent issues from marine pollution and global warming to sustainable consumption and wildlife crime.

by | June 08, 2018 | 16:29

Finding methane in the atmosphere and ancient carbon preserved on the surface gives scientists confidence that NASA's Mars 2020 rover and ESA's (European Space Agency's) ExoMars rover will find even more organics, both on the surface and in the shallow subsurface.

by | June 01, 2018 | 22:11

Numerous police, zookeepers, and firefighters are combing the zoo looking for the animals before they wandered into the town. The animals included two lions, two tigers, a bear and a jaguar, according to several news reports. A bear escaped the Luenebach zoo's grounds and had to be shot, an official said. A bear was reportedly shot, but it is not clear exactly why. Friday's great escape comes two years after two lions broke out of their cages at a zoo in Leipzig in eastern Germany .

by | May 28, 2018 | 17:16

Forecasters at the National Weather Service told Newsweek that Alberto is expected to make landfall Monday night into Tuesday morning. Areas that see repeated storms may see over three inches of rain by late Monday. Florida and MS are under states of emergency ahead Subtropical Storm Alberto hitting the Golf Coast. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for an area stretching from MS to North Carolina that is home to millions of people.

by | May 18, 2018 | 17:28

The Samsung #GalaxyJ6 is coming soon with state-of-the-art design and features that will make your life truly infinite. Samsung Mobile India has tweeted out a video of the upcoming launch. If rumours are anything to be believed, the Galaxy J6 will feature a 5.6-inch HD+ AMOLED display with a resolution of 720x1480 pixels, which is surprising since even budget devices at this age offer a better display .

by | May 16, 2018 | 16:14

The smartphone comes with a premium design and is said to be the most expensive product by OnePlus . It seems like someone at OnePlus accidentally published the listing page of OnePlus 6 revealing the different variants of the device that will go on sale.

by | May 15, 2018 | 22:44

According to EarthSky , the space rock measures between 197 and 427 feet across. An asteroid that's supposed to be longer than a football field is expected to whiz by Earth May 15. Thanks to Northolt Branch Observatories , you can actually watch it while flying. Astronomers believe the asteroid will safely pass by the Earth without causing any damage.

by | May 12, 2018 | 23:12

NASA hopes to launch the prototype to Mars with the agency's 2020 rover , which is created to hunt for signs of past life on the red planet . In a press release, NASA said the Mars Helicopter is "considered a high-risk, high-reward project".

by | May 12, 2018 | 23:11

As the Inquisitr previously reported, the "Block 5" is capable of performing 10 or more times without being refurbished between launch and landing. As for the rocket's first stage, SpaceX managed to land its rocket on its autonomous barge Of Course I Still Love You 340 nautical miles offshore in the Atlantic.

by | May 10, 2018 | 00:26

Originally introduced as the decentralized digital ledger underpinning cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin , blockchain technology is attracting a considerable amount of interest at the moment. Mark Zuckerberg at a public in-person Q&A at Facebook HQ. Social media giant Facebook is launching a blockchain team to explore possible applications for the technology.