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Hurricane Beryl and Tropical Depression 3 in Atlantic


This morning's advisory said: "Maximum sustained winds are estimated to be near 75 miles per hour (120 km/h) with higher gusts, but recent satellite images suggest that Beryl is becoming less organised". Beryl's relatively small size (as of Friday morning) has helped the system organize and develop quickly, but it also makes it vulnerable to hostile atmospheric conditions. Read More »

USA border agents approached Canada fishermen in disputed waters


But once they are in the same waters, it becomes almost impossible to determine at a glance whether the fishing boats are Canadian or American. U.S. She said the agency did not have statistics on how many US vessels have been stopped in ME this year and the last five years and would not say how many vessels and personnel were involved in offshore Border Patrol operations or where precisely agents are patrolling. Read More »

Woman Who Asked Pruitt to Resign Hopes Confrontation 'Empowers' All


During his confirmation hearing to be the EPA's deputy administrator, Wheeler was overshadowed by another Trump nominee, Kathleen Hartnett White - Wheeler's nomination was therefore under less scrutiny. Andrew Wheeler comes to the top EPA post as an unabashed inside man for major polluters on Capitol Hill. A former Oklahoma attorney general close to the oil and gas industry, Pruitt had filed more than a dozen lawsuits against the agency he was picked to lead. Read More »

'Blood Moon' to Grace Nigerian Skies On July 27

The lunar eclipse will be visible to most areas in Africa, Middle East, South Asia, and the Indian Ocean region, as quoted in AJC website, July 2. According to Mikayilov, the lunar eclipse will be fully visible in Azerbaijan. He said that the eclipse will begin at 22:24 (Baku time), will reach a maximum at 00:21, and end at 02:19. The next total lunar eclipse will be seen on January 21, 2019. Read More »

Scott Pruitt resigns from EPA


One story accused him of renting a Washington , DC townhouse for $50 a night from an energy industry lobbyist. Mr Pruitt also was instrumental a year ago in lobbying Mr Trump to withdraw the United States from the global 2015 Paris climate accord to combat global warming. Read More »

U.S. envoy meets North Korean officials at DMZ


Trump said in his Twitter post , echoing his sentiments following the historic meeting with Kim in Singapore . White House Spokeswoman Sarah Sanders on Monday announced that U.S. Mr. Hecker and two colleagues at Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation compiled an estimate of North Korea's nuclear arsenal and developed a six- to 10-year timeline to dismantle the program fully. Read More »

Hawaii to become first state to ban sunscreens to protect marine ecosystems


Hawaii Governor, David Ige , signed a bill that will ban the sale of sunscreens containing chemicals harmful to coral reefs. Although the law will not take effect until 2021, it has already been opposed by "ABC Stores, the Hawaii Medical Association, Hawaii Food Industry Association, Chamber of Commerce Hawaii and Personal Care Products Council, as well as Bayer, which manufactures Coppertone sunscreens", according to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Read More »

Ford to officially wind down green programs funded through cap and trade


That may or may not be a fair comparison, but it does seem odd that a Ford government that promised a better deal for taxpayers, seems to be digging a deeper financial hole to get there. It remains unclear how much exiting the cap-and-trade program will cost Ontario, which is part of a larger program with Quebec and California, and what will happen with the almost $3 billion in credits that companies have already purchased. Read More »

Lions eat 'rhino poachers' on South African game reserve


When he arrive on the scene, Fox said they discovered the high powered rifle, gloves, wire cutters and the remains of a back pack with food and water. Fox said the supplies were "the hallmarks of a gang intent on killing rhino [s] and removing their horns". "The firearm has been taken by police and will be sent to the ballistics laboratory to establish if it has been used in any other poaching or crimes". Read More »

First confirmed image of newborn planet caught with ESO’s VLT


The planet was detected in the gap of this disk. Although the concept of gas hole planets forming out of discs and subsequently getting a planetary shape are known earlier to the astronomers theoretically, they have not had seen the planet formation so far and the snapshot has been captured recently and it supports the existing theory of astronomers. Read More »

Are You Ready to See the Longest Lunar Eclipse of the Century?

Whenever the sun, earth and moon come in a ideal straight line, as the sun's rays falls on the earth, its shadow falls onto a patch of space , and only when, moon enters that patch of shadow can we see a lunar eclipse . Eastern). The moon will be partially eclipsed for roughly an hour before and after the total eclipse, and the maximum eclipse will occur at 8:22 p.m. Read More »

Greenpeace attacks French nuclear plant to show that it can be attacked


The group said the stunt was to highlight the lack of security around the facility, adding that "at no time was the drone intercepted or even anxious about". EDF insists the spent-fuel pool buildings can withstand natural disasters and accidents. In 2014 and 2015, drones flew over several French nuclear sites, including the Bugey power station, located about 25 km from Lyon, but actions were not explained at the time. Read More »

NASA's Dawn Probe Beams Photos of Dwarf Planet Ceres Back to Earth


This allowed the Dawn craft the flawless view over the 57-mile-wide (92 km) Occator Crater - the site of the famous bright spots. Last week, Dawn fired its xenon-fueled ion engine, possibly for the final time, to bend its orbit to fly closer to Cerealia Facula, the large deposit of sodium carbonate at the center of Occator Crater, a 57-mile-wide (92-kilometer) depression carved by an ancient collision with an asteroid or comet, according to NASA . Read More »

NASA engineers will test the technology quiet supersonic flight


The so-called "quiet" X-59 QueSST is set to debut in 2021. Nasa plans to test its supersonic aircraft over residents in Texas to gauge noise levels in its latest move towards commercially viable supersonic flights . NASA says that it will continue to carry out testing flights over other USA towns in order to gather more ground information; this of course will happen only after Lockheed Martin is able to properly construct the aircraft and NASA is able to establish the proper noise ... Read More »

Woman With Toddler Confronts Pruitt During Lunch


Dravis revealed that Pruitt asked her to contact the Republican Attorneys General Association, which he once led and where she once worked, while trying to find his wife a job that paid at least $200,000, but she refused to avoid any potential conflicts of interest, the Post reports . Read More »

Hot, humid weather to continue through the week


A hot and humid air mass is also entrenched over southern Quebec, with Tuesday's highs expected to be in the low 30s with a humidex reading between 35 and 40 C, also through Thursday. The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors. Never leave people or pets inside a parked vehicle. Read More »

See how a planet is born


The photos were taken by the European Southern Observatory's (ESO) Very Large Telescope and are the first to show a "newborn" world. The observations suggest PDS 70b is a giant gas planet several times more massive than Jupiter . Despite the fact that it can take ages for a planet to fully form, actually capturing the process of planet formation has proven to be incredibly hard. Read More »

White House builds Supreme Court confirmation team


White House press secretary Sarah Sanders would not disclose any details about which four candidates the president interviewed Monday, including any names of the contenders he met with, but she did reveal that the president will look for "certain characteristics" he'd like his nominee to embody. Read More »

This month's 'blood moon' eclipse to be the longest of the century

This summer, the opposition begins on July 27, with the Red Planet's closest approach at 1 a.m. ET on July 31. But on the night of July 27, the Full Moon would be near its apogee, the farthest point from the Earth in its orbit around the Earth, and it would be the smallest full moon of the year. Read More »

Murphy, Blumenthal Want Supreme Court Vote After Midterms


He said he planned to interview one or two of them this weekend in Bedminster, N.J., where he is spending time with family at his private golf course. Liberals fear that the next justice, who would replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy , will help overturn Roe v. Wade . It also noted Trump's affinity for Kennedy's past clerks when it comes to judicial nominations. Read More »

Longest lunar eclipse of the century happening in July

EDT. CLEVELAND- The longest lunar eclipse of the century happens later this month, but you'll need to start making travel plans if you want to see it. Because Mars and Earth orbit the sun at different speeds and distances, their orbits are hardly aligned. Eerie as it may be, the moon's face appears rouged for the same reason the sky looks blue to our eyes. Read More »

Physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76


For the more than five decades that Hawking had the disease, he dived in to groundbreaking research on how the cosmos formed in the big bang, and wrestled with how it might all end one day. But we can understand the universe. In Hawking's 2010 book, The Grand Design , Hawking said a creator is "not necessary" in the narrative of how the world was created. Read More »

Trump narrows list for Kennedy replacement; will announce pick July 9

When asked about the effect his presidency has already had on the nation's highest court, Trump emphasized that recent major decisions by the conservative majority - he specifically referenced one against public-sector unions - were likely due to his appointment of Justice Neil Gorsuch a year ago. Read More »

Heat Wave Bakes Parts Of The Midwest And Northeast With Extreme Temperatures


Drink plenty of water and have places to go where you can cool off, preferably somewhere with A/C. Air-conditioning will be the best resource to stay cool tomorrow and Sunday . Heatwaves occur when there are three consecutive days with highs of 90 degrees or higher. On July 2, 1966, the temperature was a sizzling 102 degrees in Allentown, setting a record that stands to this day. Read More »

Hot forecast for Canada Day weekend


Without factoring in humidity, temperatures for the weekend could be as high as 23 C on Saturday, 26 C on Sunday and 24 C on Monday under mostly sunny skies. The health unit advises people to prepare for the heat by staying hydrated, staying cool, and to check air quality. Over the long weekend, the heat will drop slightly in the evening, falling to the low to mid-twenties, providing "little or no relief from the heat". Read More »

SpaceX Launches AI Robot, Fresh Supplies For ISS Crew


Meanwhile, NASA said the CIMON pilot "aims to provide first insights into the effects of crew support from an artificial intelligence in terms of efficiency and acceptance during long-term missions in space". "I mean, if you go out to the moon or to Mars, you can not take all mankind and engineers with you, but with an artificial intelligence you have instantly all the knowledge of mankind", said German Aerospace Center CIMON project lead Christian Karrasch in the video below. Read More »

Trump Supreme Court pick set for July 9; two women under consideration


Lee is on Trump's initial list of possible Supreme Court picks. "As you know, there are many presidents who never get a choice". He said Democratic senators running for reelection in conservative states, like West Virginia and in, face a "lose-lose" scenario: Risk angering their base voters by supporting Trump's pick, or vote no and harm their chances among the Republicans and moderates they still need to win. Read More »

Government put on notice on climate change failures


The Committee on Climate Change (CCC)'s annual report points out that strong advancements have been made in the electricity sector, but this progress "masks a marked failure to decarbonise other sectors, including transport , agriculture and buildings". Read More »

Roberts may hold key vote as Supreme Court moves right


Lisa Murkowski, Alaska, and Susan Collins , Maine, will nearly certainly be needed for Trump's eventual nominee to be confirmed, making them the most influential senators in the battle to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy , who announced Wednesday that he is retiring. Read More »