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by | July 08, 2018 | 11:14

That debate has come to a head lately, starting with a June 25 Facebook post in which a Canadian fisherman alleged that U.S. Border Patrol attempted to stop a fellow fisherman "in the zone". Coast Guard. The U.S. State Department is apparently working with Canadian counterparts to try to resolve the issue, according to Canadian press reports.

by | July 07, 2018 | 23:00

The storm had maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour as it moved west at 16 miles per hour. A tropical wave being tracked by hurricane forecasters blossomed into a depression in the Atlantic Thursday morning, but is expected to fizzle before reaching land.

by | July 07, 2018 | 19:10

Tropical Storm Beryl has become the first Atlantic hurricane after strengthening overnight, according to National Hurricane Center . Regardless of strength, Beryl is expected to bring gusty winds and heavy rainfall to a small area of the Lesser Antilles Sunday and Sunday night.

by | July 07, 2018 | 04:49

Hawaii may set a trend, when it comes to potentially harmful suncreens. The ban on these particular compounds - which the majority of sunscreens include - should provide at least some relief for the reefs around the Hawaiian islands, and hopefully the push towards new sunblock formulas will cause the manufacturers to roll out updated products across the board.

by | July 07, 2018 | 01:06

The PC Party won a majority government after campaigning on axing cap-and-trade, which forced large companies to buy allowances for their carbon emissions. CTV News Canada is reporting that Ford also said some payments will be decided on a "case-to-case" basis as to whether they will be paid using the tax base revenue.

by | July 06, 2018 | 22:54

However, the officials believed North Korea was "positioning itself to extract every concession it can from the Trump administration - while clinging to nuclear weapons it believes are essential to survival", NBC News reported. The games precede a visit to North Korea by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for meetings over the future of the North's nuclear program. The images, taken by San Francisco-based Planet Labs Inc.

by | July 06, 2018 | 03:44

Tweeted Trump: "I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency ". Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt appeared, May 16, before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on budget on Capitol Hill in Washington .

by | July 06, 2018 | 01:01

A May 2018 "60 Minutes" report revealed that they are being slaughtered at the shocking rate of three a day at the hands of poachers like the group killed in Sibuya. Nature's justice: At least three poachers are believed to have been eaten by lions at the Sibuya Game Reserve. Poachers have broken into the popular 30-square-mile reserve in the Eastern Cape before.

by | July 05, 2018 | 20:25

The footage in itself is incredible. It is located roughly three billion kilometres from the central star , roughly equivalent to the distance between Uranus and the Sun. This is a great discovery for those on Earth, which is 4.5 billion year old planet.The new discovery may be young, but it is huge: many times in Jupiter's shape, which can fit within 1,300 planets of the planet.

by | July 05, 2018 | 19:29

Greenpeace said the drone struck a storage pool for spent nuclear fuel next to a reactor, one of the most radioactive areas at the site. "This is a highly symbolic action: it shows that spent fuel pools are very accessible, this time from the air, and therefore extremely vulnerable to attack", Yannick Rousselet, head of Greenpeace France's anti-nuclear campaign, in a statement.

by | July 05, 2018 | 17:19

Landslides are clearly visible on the rim. This close-up image of the Vinalia Faculae in Occator Crater was obtained by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on June 14, 2018 from an altitude of about 24 miles (39 kilometers). But it is unclear exactly where the water came from. According to NASA, researchers will employ the spacecraft's visible and infrared mapping spectrometer as well as other instruments (which include a gamma ray and neutron detector as well as a visible and infrared mapping ...

by | July 05, 2018 | 02:16

It's a fluid dynamics thing: When an aircraft traveling through the air - the fluid - moves at increasingly fast speeds, the molecules of air at its nose get increasingly compressed. The X-59 QueSST supersonic plane was included in the White House's 2019 budget request for NASA earlier this year as part of a $633.9 million funding proposal for aeronautics research.

by | July 04, 2018 | 20:27

Once they'd sifted out the starlight, scientists probed the mysterious baby planet. Although the planet looks close to its star in the image, it's 1,864,113,576 miles away. A second paper, which Keppler also co-authored, has followed-up on the initial observations with a few months of study . The team also learned about the planet's properties by measuring its brightness at different wavelengths.

by | July 04, 2018 | 16:04

The research proves that regulatory authorities need to be taking even lower pollution threats seriously and working to provide a better solution.Ziyad Al-Aly, senior author of the study and assistant professor of medicine at Washington University said, "Our research shows a significant link between air pollution and diabetes globally".

by | July 04, 2018 | 01:01

According to the news outlet, Kevin Chmielewski , Pruitt's former deputy chief of staff for operations - expected to soon testify before Congress - alleges staffers met routinely in Pruitt's office to "scrub", alter or remove from the official calendar a number of records because they might "look bad".

by | July 04, 2018 | 00:35

It's going to be a scorcher this Canada Day long weekend. The adopted criteria includes a daytime temperature of 29 degrees Celsius or higher and nighttime temperature of 16 degrees or higher or a humidex of 36 degrees Celsius or higher.

by | July 03, 2018 | 05:54

But unlike Jupiter , whose temperature is a chilly minus-163 degrees Fahrenheit or so, this planet is far hotter than any planet in our solar system, Meyer said, with a temperature of around 1,340 to 2,420 degrees. The instrument is considered to be one of the most powerful planet hunters in existence. 'The problem is that until now, most of these planet candidates could just have been features in the disc'.

by | July 03, 2018 | 05:17

Trump is moving quickly to fill the vacancy that will be created when Justice Anthony M. Kennedy retires from the court July 31. "In cases like Planned Parenthood v. Trump nominated to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals a year ago. Leo said Trump was "committed to a full-throttle process" that includes meeting with several top contenders.

by | July 03, 2018 | 01:57

These data were gathered by two instruments on the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile, and one instrument at Hawaii's Gemini Observatory. Both studies used the hi-tech capabilities of ESO's SPHERE instrument , which uses a technique called high-contrast imaging to filter out the signals of planets from stars.

by | July 02, 2018 | 02:58

The combination of high temperatures and humidity may make people uncomfortable in the next few days, according to the National Weather Service . Symptoms of heat exhaustion include nausea, vomiting, cold/pale/clammy skin, heavy sweating, fast and weak pulse, and weakness or fainting. "If you bring enough water and you just try to keep moving and keep the breeze going you can stay cool and have a good time", one man told FOX29.

by | July 02, 2018 | 00:01

Parts of Quebec are also experiencing what Environment Canada calls "a significant heat event". In Ottawa, organizers are watching the weather to decide if the annual Canada Day show will take place on Sunday, Canada Day, July 1st. Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day, preferably water and limit or avoid caffeine and alcohol. "A warm and humid airmass will gradually settle over the Maritimes this weekend and persist into early next week", the statement reads.

by | July 01, 2018 | 19:59

The Dragon spacecraft, meanwhile, last flew in July 2016 for SpaceX's ninth mission under the CRS contract. And CIMON has trained some time on Earth with German astronaut Alexander Gerst, who is already on the ISS board. So let's hope the International Space Station's new AI-powered robot crewmate will behave itself on its first mission into the heavens. It was built by Airbus on behalf of the German Aerospace Center in a bid to "demonstrate cooperation between humans and intelligent ...

by | July 01, 2018 | 03:28

Republicans changed Senate rules a year ago to get Trump's conservative nominee Neil Gorsuch confirmed, lowering the threshold to advance Supreme Court nominations to a simple majority vote. Gun rights or restrictions were the most-cited issue, followed by health care, then civil rights. With Kennedy's departure, Republicans have a chance to tip the balance of the court.

by | July 01, 2018 | 01:06

Judges Amy Coney Barrett , whom Trump named to the federal appeals court in Chicago, and Raymond Kethledge , a former Kennedy law clerk who serves on the appeals court based in Cincinnati, also may be considered. Gorsuch, he was merely allowing the majority of the Senate to advise and consent. Trump says he thinks that is "inappropriate to discuss". The chief justice also was in dissent from the court's first major climate change decision in 2007, when it held that the Environmental ...

by | June 28, 2018 | 23:28

The travel ban has been fully in place since the court declined to block it in December. Kennedy was nominated in 1987 by President Reagan to the court, after Robert Bork's nomination failed and Douglas Ginsburg was pressured to withdraw after questions were raised about his admission he had smoked marijuana several times.

by | June 27, 2018 | 22:44

Weather permitting, you should be able to see it from anywhere in the UK. The totality phase of next month's eclipse will last for one hour and 43 minutes, the longest total lunar eclipse in the 21st Century. Therefore, only red light, having the longest wavelength in the visible spectrum, travels to the Moon, and results in the Moon appearing blood red. Europe and Africa will witness the eclipse during the evening hours.

by | June 27, 2018 | 21:59

Soref Dome Theater & Planetarium said to Journal Sentinel . The Northern Hemisphere sees the Strawberry Moon coincide with the summer solstice last week, which celebrated the longest days of the year . The Full Strawberry Moon will hit full phase at 12:53 a.m. Thursday, and should make for some good skygazing for the next couple of nights. It also appears larger than usual just at it begins to rise.

by | June 25, 2018 | 20:25

Alan Chan's new driving game Red Rover may not be the type of thing in which you blast hostile aliens, but it uses satellite and terrain data from the HiRISE (High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment ) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to create an astoundingly photorealistic experience that could be the next best thing to actually standing on the Red Planet, no space suit required.

by | June 22, 2018 | 21:39

If the Virginia Cooperative Extension confirms it is hogweed, you are urged to report it to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services . The plant has been spotted in NY but also, Virginia, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and parts of the Pacific Northwest.

by | June 17, 2018 | 21:06

Greek composer Vangelis - yes, the " Chariots of Fire " guy - set the physicist's voice to an original piece of music for the occasion. Renowned for his works in theoretical physics, Hawking will be interred between other prominent British scientists, including Sir Isaac Newton , who formulated the law of universal gravitation and laid the foundations of modern mathematics, and Charles Darwin , whose theory of evolution was one of the most far-reaching scientific breakthroughs of ...

by | June 17, 2018 | 19:26

Marlyn Pruitt landed a job a year ago at the Judicial Crisis Network after her resume was received by Leonard Leo, executive vice president of the Federalist Society, which the Post said has financial ties to the JCN. 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 against Pruitt's inaction, according to the South Dakota Corn Growers ...

by | June 17, 2018 | 10:41

The Antarctic ice sheet lost almost 3 trillion metric tons of ice from 1992 to 2017 and tripled its rate of loss over that time for West Antarctica , according to an worldwide collaboration involving some 80 scientists. Rising sea levels are a particular concern to areas of high population density in coastal areas, where sea levels play a role in flooding and shoreline erosion.

by | June 16, 2018 | 11:05

Their assessment of conditions in Antarctica is based on combined data from 24 satellite surveys and updates 2012 findings. In its Fifth Assessment Report , the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change suggested that average sea level rose by 7.5 inches between 1901 and 2010.

by | June 16, 2018 | 05:14

Still, mission team members expressed optimism that the plucky robot, which has been exploring the Red Planet for more than 14 years, will pull through. NASA says Opportunity's mission clock is programmed to wake the computer so it can check power levels and decide whether it can wake up again, or go back to sleep.

by | June 14, 2018 | 10:37

The joint North American bid was considered a heavy favorite from the outset and earned high marks from FIFA's bid evaluators because it will, in theory, require less construction and lower costs than the Moroccan bid , which carried an estimated price tag above $15 billion .