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by | July 11, 2018 | 12:25

The National Hurricane Center's advisory stated Hurricane Chris was located about 200 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina and was moving in a northeastern direction at 10 mph. It's expected to remain "well offshore" of the US coast, forecasters say, instead steadily heading for Newfoundland while picking up forward speed through Thursday night.

by | July 09, 2018 | 20:08

It's a plastic strawless lid that will come to replace single-use plastic straws that now inundate its coffee shops. For users who still want their drinks with a straw, the company said paper or biodegradable plastic will be available by request.

by | July 09, 2018 | 15:51

Beryl is likely to result in rain accumulations of 2 to 3 inches in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, and amounts in some areas could reach 5 inches. However, environmental conditions are expected to become somewhat conducive for regeneration of a tropical cyclone in a few days when the remnants of Beryl are forecast to move across the Bahamas and the western Atlantic.

by | July 09, 2018 | 09:03

There is a moderate to high risk for rip currents. The tropical storm watch for Barbados has been discontinued as Beryl "no longer poses a direct threat". Chris was stationary about 160 miles south of Cape Hatteras, N.C. with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph, according to the NHC 11 a.m. EDT advisory.

by | July 09, 2018 | 00:09

Although we will continue to be extremely vigilant we remain positive that this incident will not necessitate any changes to the status quo of our lions. The six lions involved were darted (anesthetized) from a game viewing vehicle and their reaction to the vehicle at that time was closely monitored by myself, the veterinary staff as well as our conservation staff.

by | July 08, 2018 | 11:15

The U.S. border agents have targeted fishing boats off Machias Seal Island , a "gray area" east of ME where Canadians and Americans fish for lobster side-by-side. The boats were fishing in the disputed waters around Machias Seal Island, which is off the eastern coast of Maine . The agency has not disclosed how many stops have been made.

by | July 07, 2018 | 23:57

On Saturday, Beryl will enter into an environment of much stronger vertical wind shear, which should weaken the storm system and allow it to degenerate into a tropical wave before reaching the Lesser Antilles. On Monday, Colorado State University cut its forecast for named storms to 11, from the 14 it predicted in May. This will give Beryl a rather short lifespan over the next few days and limits any significant threats for the Caribbean or Gulf of Mexico, despite the fact it is ...

by | July 07, 2018 | 04:52

A recent statement by the Consumer Healthcare Products Association argued that SB 2571 will restrict the sale of at least 70 percent of sunscreens on the market. Hawaii just took a big step to safeguard the state's stunning coral reefs. "We've got [a] limited amount of time". Raw Elements products are free of these environment-damaging chemicals and only contain organic, non-GMO ingredients like rosemary oil, sunflower seed oil and mango butter, and claim to be the "safest, most ...

by | July 07, 2018 | 01:06

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.

by | July 06, 2018 | 22:53

Xi in turn told Kim he "actively supports North Korea's reform and opening-up and will proactively cooperate with issues associated with the efforts", according to the Yomiuri. On Monday, the White House said U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would travel to North Korea this week to continue talks on denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

by | July 06, 2018 | 21:25

Beryl is a very compact storm with sustained winds of 80 miles per hour gusting to 100 miles per hour at times. Forecasters say it is expected to fizzle quickly. Hurricane Beryl remains small in size but continues to strengthen, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center . "Beryl is expected to move westward and eventually it's gonna run into wind shear and start to weaken as it reaches the Antilles", said Dave Loewenthal, forecaster with the National Weather Service in Wilmington, ...

by | July 06, 2018 | 03:45

Speaking to reporters on Air Force One as he headed to a rally in Montana, Trump insisted that Pruitt had done "an outstanding job inside of the EPA" and there was "no final straw", adding: "It was very much up to him". While Ingraham has been a staunch and consistent supporter of the Trump administration more broadly, her criticism of Pruitt is nothing new. Many questioned the ethics of him renting an apartment in Washington, D.C., from the wife of an energy lobbyist and traveling ...

by | July 06, 2018 | 01:00

While Fox said they were sad the poachers were killed, "This sends out a very clear message to any other poachers that you will not always be the victor". The Sibuya reserve is home to rhinos, lions, elephant, buffalo and leopards and is popular with British tourists. He added that "they were clearly intent on killing rhinos and cutting off their horns".

by | July 05, 2018 | 02:18

Until now, NASA says the plane had simply been called the X-plane and that it has a shape that prevents the shockwaves to come together, which is what produces that dreaded booming sound. The tests around Galveston and "the resulting community response data will enable federal and global rule makers to write new regulations that allow supersonic flight over land, and thus open a whole new market for commercial supersonic air travel", says NASA.

by | July 04, 2018 | 16:02

Louis, USA. Researchers found that the overall risk of pollution-related diabetes is leaning more toward low-income regions more than the developed world. Almost 10 million years of healthy life were lost in 2016 due to pollution-linked diabetes, representing about 14 per cent of all years of healthy life lost due to diabetes from any cause.

by | July 04, 2018 | 00:34

The moon is expected to turn fully dark at around 2:30 p.m. "The next total lunar eclipse on January 21, 2019 , will be only for one hour and two minutes because it will pass to the north of the shadow's centre", Mr Duari added. Lunar eclipses are completely safe to view with the naked eye. It is only four minutes shorter than the the longest possible lunar eclipse to occur on earth, according to NASA .

by | July 04, 2018 | 00:31

Canada Day crowds in the capital will face the challenge of keeping hydrated in temperatures that are forecast to peak at 36 C, with a humidex of 47 and a UV index of 10, or "very high". Environment Canada has updated its heat advisory for southern Ontario, warning about high humidex values. He said that while the mercury will remain "elevated", overnight lows in the mid-teens will provide relief to many.

by | July 03, 2018 | 20:55

Mink told The Post Pruitt did not say anything during the encounter and left right after she approached him. "I don't think she was trying to protect anybody, and I don't think she was trying to hurt anybody", Herman said . The EPA chief was not the first Trump administration official to face a public backlash at a restaurant. In the video, Pruitt listens silently as the woman berates him.

by | July 03, 2018 | 19:19

That is necessary for observation, because stars shine shines so brightly that dimmer sources of light - such as starlight reflected from the surface of planets - can not otherwise be observed. "After this exciting discovery, I hope many more detections of [this] kind of planets will come in the future, enabling us to get a statistical view on the properties of young, forming planets", Keppler added.

by | July 03, 2018 | 15:56

The current record for longest service on the Supreme Court is held by William O. Douglas, who served for 36 years from 1939 to 1975. Trump's promise to appoint conservative, anti-abortion justices helped turn out the base voters he needed to secure his surprise victory.

by | July 03, 2018 | 01:56

The planet, dubbed PDS 70b, was detected by an global team using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile and its planet-hunting instrument, called SPHERE. Now, scientists can see it happening for themselves, thanks to the discovery of this planet and this photograph. Eventually, that "dust bunny" attracts more space materials until it grows bigger and bigger and forms a planet.

by | July 02, 2018 | 06:40

If temperature forecasts hold, New York City could blow past that and see 90 degree temperatures through Thursday , although the temperatures are projected to be in the low 90s, unlike Sunday . Friday is expected to mark the start with temperatures expected to climb into the low 90s. Extreme heat can cause illness and death among the at-risk population who can't stay cool.

by | July 01, 2018 | 23:48

Schumer lay down his own marker with floor comments, saying there should be no nominee until after the election, which could change majority control of the Senate. Without Kennedy, she said, the court would have overturned Roe v. Wade , the 1973 case establishing a woman's right to abortion. Whit Ayres, a veteran GOP pollster, said quickly confirming a new justice before the November 6 midterms could prove crucial to Senate Republicans.

by | July 01, 2018 | 22:18

Aiming to lower launch costs by reusing rockets, SpaceX did not retrieve the booster for another flight and instead ditched it in the Atlantic. To be honest, we find it more exciting than scary and we're sure the astronauts on board the space station will find his company interesting and useful.

by | July 01, 2018 | 05:02

Two of the Republicans - Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins - are abortion-rights supporters and could balk at voting for a Trump nominee who would overturn the 1973 Roe v. "That's not a question I'll be asking them", he said. The next appointee could shift the balance to a more conservative-learning bench. Heitkamp broadly supports abortion rights, but North Dakota is one of the most restrictive states in the nation when it comes to abortion access.

by | June 28, 2018 | 23:30

Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement is setting off a momentous confirmation battle for President Donald Trump's next Supreme Court nominee that is certain to consume the Senate, inflame partisan tensions and shape the outcome of the midterm elections.

by | June 28, 2018 | 11:26

On such occasions, the moon appears bigger than it actually is. For June, the tribes referred to the full moon as the strawberry moon because June was the prime month for strawberries to be harvested. That's actually Saturn . It's not as bright as other planets, but it actually has a bit of a golden glow, which makes it hard to identify sometimes.

by | June 27, 2018 | 14:03

Rather than the moon disappearing from view, as happens in a solar eclipse , skywatchers can expect to see it turn a rather sinister shade of crimson, which is why many call it a " blood moon ". Faherty tells us the next lunar eclipse that will be visible for NYC will be January 21st, 2019. For best visibility, it is suggested to view it from locations far away from urban settings, where the sky is the clearest.

by | June 26, 2018 | 21:48

You'll surely see the bright moon as soon as the sky becomes dim. Look close to the moon to see the planet Jupiter, and then glance down, closer to the eastern horizon to see the glorious Saturn rising up. "With a small telescope, though, this shape will sharpen into the stunning rings that surround the planet". "A low moon is no larger than a high moon".

by | June 25, 2018 | 23:10

The river rose rapidly after 13 to 18 cm of rain fell in the days prior to the derailment. Williams said officials hoped to reach the cars sometime Saturday. He did not know how much had spilled. ConocoPhillips spokesman Daren Beaudo says each tanker can hold more than 25,000 gallons. "We lease those cars and are in the process of verifying with the owners the exact rail vehicle specifications", Beaudo said in an email.

by | June 25, 2018 | 23:12

Williams added that almost half the spill had been contained with booms near the derailment site, with additional booms downstream, amid concerns that the oil may contaminate the water supply as far away as Omaha, Nebraska, some 240 km to the south.

by | June 25, 2018 | 20:27

Along with this new comparison photo, NASA released an awesome animated image showing what Curiosity saw as the dust storm approached its current location. The images show a diverse, but apparently lifeless landscape. The camera has to take longer exposures when it takes photos. Unlike Opportunity , Curiosity is nuclear powered and doesn't require sunlight to function.

by | June 25, 2018 | 02:32

The Air Force will pay $130 million for the mission, which is higher than the standard rate for a Falcon Heavy launch due to the military's mission assurance requirements. " SpaceX is pleased to continue offering the American taxpayer the most cost-effective, reliable launch services for vital national security space missions", said Shotwell.

by | June 24, 2018 | 13:05

Air pollution is now the largest environmental risk factor linked to deaths in England, with the majority of air-pollution related deaths worldwide (58 per cent) caused by heart disease or stroke. "While services can get busy during peak times, this free travel offer is aimed at encouraging people to think about changing travel habits". Once they had their results, the pupils sent their data to local MPs and councillors to demand action against air pollution.

by | June 24, 2018 | 00:50

NASA says the Martian dust storm has "blotted" out the view of the sun from the rover, which uses solar panels to provide power and to recharge its batteries. The dust levels have more than doubled since the weekend with a tau or haze amount of 8.0 measured at the Gale Crater. NASA scientists say the storm has them asking how these type of storms last for months at a time, while others last only a week.