Hurricane Chris becomes Category 2, continues moving away from coast

National Hurricane Center (NOAA) reported that Tropical Storm Chris is moving northeastward and is expected to become hurricane later today. Although Chris may no longer be a hurricane, the storm could still have a significant impact on weat... More..

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Sen. Baldwin won’t back Trump’s pick for Supreme Court
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

Sen. Baldwin won’t back Trump’s pick for Supreme Court

Nationals season ticket packages can vary depending on their location in the stadium, the report notes. Collins said Kavanaugh is qualified for the job, "but there are other issues involving judicial tempe...More..

Senate veteran returns to action as Supreme Court Sherpa
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

Senate veteran returns to action as Supreme Court Sherpa

Orrin Hatch of Utah, who called the judge "a very fine man", and was to confer with Sen. "People kept talking about different names", Trump said of speculation about who might be next to leave the court. Re...More..

Starbucks To Forgo Plastic Straws By 2020 Over Ocean Threat
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Starbucks To Forgo Plastic Straws By 2020 Over Ocean Threat

Engineers successfully developed a "cleaner, less-ridged version of a hot cup lid", and chose to make it the standard for all iced drinks except the Frappuccino, totally phasing out straws by the year 2020. I...More..

Beryl dissipates, TS Chris strengthens; more rain forecast in Orlando area
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Beryl dissipates, TS Chris strengthens; more rain forecast in Orlando area

Lourdes De Jesus, who travelled from West Springfield, Massachusetts, to help fix her mother's house in southeast Yabucoa, said the roof consists of tarp and recycled zinc and leaks even during a light storm. S...More..

The U.S. Refuses To Stop Invading Canadian Waters
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

The U.S. Refuses To Stop Invading Canadian Waters

Concerns about illegal immigration at the border between the U.S. and Mexico should not be applied to the Canada-U.S. border, he added. Both countries claim the island, which is about 10 miles off ME and home t...More..

Flooding still possible though Tropical Storm Watch lifted
by | Monday, July 09, 2018

Flooding still possible though Tropical Storm Watch lifted

It was centered 60 miles (95 kilometers) east of Martinique and was racing west-northwestward at 26 mph (43 kph). High surf and risky rip currents are expected along parts of the Carolina and mid-Atlantic coa...More..

Tropical Depression forms to the west
by | Sunday, July 08, 2018

Tropical Depression forms to the west

However, it is forecast to lose its intensity over the weekend. Tropical Depression Two had winds of 35 miles per hour. "Locally heavy rains and gusty winds" are likely on the Leeward Islands Sunday and Monda...More..

Northern white rhino could be saved from extinction using embryos
by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

Northern white rhino could be saved from extinction using embryos

Second, that they can be fertilised using IVF and developed to the "blastocyst" early embryonic stage (ready for transfer to a surrogate female) - and that this can be done as a hybrid of southern and northern ...More..

Hawaii becomes first state to ban certain suncreens
by | Saturday, July 07, 2018

Hawaii becomes first state to ban certain suncreens

They found four major toxic effects in developing coral, namely: increased susceptibility to bleaching, DNA damage, abnormal skeleton growth and gross deformities in baby coral. Coral reefs the world over are a...More..

Scott Pruitt resigns as Environmental Protection Agency Administrator
by | Friday, July 06, 2018

Scott Pruitt resigns as Environmental Protection Agency Administrator

While Pruitt arrived in Washington as part of President Trump's promised wave of outsiders hoping to shake up the Capital, Wheeler has spent years navigating the intricacies of environmental policy. Steve M...More..

Under fire for ethics scandals, EPA chief Pruitt resigns
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Under fire for ethics scandals, EPA chief Pruitt resigns

The scandals surrounding Pruitt are plentiful-including lavish spending on office furniture, a soundproof booth , first-class flights , and now pushing his assistants to pay for his hotel reservations with ...More..

Heat wave kills 17 in eastern Canada
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Heat wave kills 17 in eastern Canada

Mr. Feltmate says that while one isolated event might be normal, the world and Canada are seeing more extreme weather events - patterns that can be attributed to climate change. "It's a heat wave for sure, and ...More..

Record level heat expected Sunday with risky heat indices
by | Monday, July 02, 2018

Record level heat expected Sunday with risky heat indices

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 94. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location, and 911 should be called, as heat stroke is considered a medical emergency. Wednesday ...More..

Supreme Court justice to retire - setting up a bitter showdown
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

Supreme Court justice to retire - setting up a bitter showdown

In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court bench handed over President Trump one of his biggest victories since taking charge of the White House in January a year ago, by upholding his executive order that sought ban...More..

SpaceX Conducts 15th ISS Resupply Operation Under NASA Contract
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

SpaceX Conducts 15th ISS Resupply Operation Under NASA Contract

The space agency is sending a large, round, plastic robot to the ISS as part of SpaceX's latest supply delivery to the International Space Station . It is scheduled to reach the station on Monday. An Earth...More..

Evangelical leaders downplay potential Roe v. Wade reversal
by | Sunday, July 01, 2018

Evangelical leaders downplay potential Roe v. Wade reversal

Wade", Toobin said. CBS News correspondent Errol Barnett joins CBSN from New Jersey, where Mr. Trump is spending the weekend. Many liberals fear that with Kennedy gone, a Trump replacement will ensure tha...More..

US Supreme Court upholds Trump's 'Muslim ban'
by | Thursday, June 28, 2018

US Supreme Court upholds Trump's 'Muslim ban'

The Massachusetts Democrat spoke at a rally Thursday in front of the Supreme Court, saying, "People around this country are anxious and they're right to worry". Circuit Judge Merrick Garland , President Bara...More..

by | Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Strawberry Moon Appears Tonight: Here's Who Will Have the Best View

This eclipse will be the longest in this century and is expected to last for more than 100 minutes. A blood moon - and the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century - will occur on the night of June 27 and ...More..

Full Strawberry Moon, Saturn reaching opposition make for prime skygazing week
by | Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Full Strawberry Moon, Saturn reaching opposition make for prime skygazing week

As the moon nears its full phase, Saturn will reach opposition meaning it and the Sun are at opposite sides of the Earth. And while the full moon will only last the day, Saturn will be visible in the night sk...More..

Poisonous Plant That Causes Blisters And Scars Spreading Across The South
by | Friday, June 22, 2018

Poisonous Plant That Causes Blisters And Scars Spreading Across The South

The plant can grow up to 14 feet tall with large bunches of white flowers at the top of the plant. Though common in NY state, which has spent millions fighting the plant, and elsewhere in the Northeast, the g...More..

EPA Administrator Gets an Earful from Corn Farmers
by | Sunday, June 17, 2018

EPA Administrator Gets an Earful from Corn Farmers

Farmers, biofuel leaders and local politicians gathered at the Falls Park Farmers Market after a tractor parade from Howard Wood Field through downtown Sioux Falls, where a crowd of about 200 held a rally again...More..

Why are Moroccans bitter over World Cup 2026 flop?
by | Thursday, June 14, 2018

Why are Moroccans bitter over World Cup 2026 flop?

Canadian officials have said they will push to have games played in all three of their host cities. CONCACAF, the governing body for soccer in North America, Central America and the Caribbean, has seven slo...More..

French farmers to stage refinery blockade to protest palm oil imports
by | Wednesday, June 13, 2018

French farmers to stage refinery blockade to protest palm oil imports

Oil and gas major Total said on Tuesday that 3.5 percent of its petrol stations in France had run out of fuel on the second day of a blockade of refineries and fuel depots by farmers that has disrupted dist...More..

Category 3 Hurricane Bud expected to weaken before hitting Mexico
by | Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Category 3 Hurricane Bud expected to weaken before hitting Mexico

These rains could cause life-threatening flash floods and mud slides. With maximum sustained winds of 115mph, Hurricane Bud is expected to rip through the western coasts of Mexico in the coming days. Earl...More..

Plastic Pollution Kills 100,000 Marine Lives Yearly - AfDB
by | Sunday, June 10, 2018

Plastic Pollution Kills 100,000 Marine Lives Yearly - AfDB

The theme invites us all to consider how we can make changes in our everyday lives to reduce the heavy burden of plastic pollution on our natural places, our wildlife - and our own health. "It takes one small...More..

NASA's Curiosity Rover Finds Chemical Building Blocks For Life On Mars
by | Friday, June 08, 2018

NASA's Curiosity Rover Finds Chemical Building Blocks For Life On Mars

The search for organic molecules actually began on Mars in 1976 via Viking 1 and II , so the finding of them by Curiosity is an achievement a long time coming. Organic molecules were found in 3 billion-yea...More..

WED: FG urged to implement policies on production, use of plastics
by | Thursday, June 07, 2018

WED: FG urged to implement policies on production, use of plastics

The event emphasised the role of schools, colleges and universities in protecting nature and environment as well as beating plastic pollution , stated another official release. A family member said, "We ha...More..

OTD in Space - June 4: Falcon 9 Rocket Reaches Orbit
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

OTD in Space - June 4: Falcon 9 Rocket Reaches Orbit

The Falcon 9's booster previously launched the U.S. Air Force's secretive X-37B spacecraft last summer. The goal of the launch is for the SES-12 spacecraft to reach geostationary orbit. The satellite will p...More..

Trump throws ailing U.S. coal, nuke plants a lifeline, triggers backlash
by | Monday, June 04, 2018

Trump throws ailing U.S. coal, nuke plants a lifeline, triggers backlash

The White House billed the effort as a way to shore up national energy security, but the announcement triggered swift backlash from an unusual alliance of drillers, renewable energy producers and environmentali...More..