Two tropical storms forming in eastern Pacific

Hurricanes are rated according to intensity on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale. The 1-5 scale estimates potential property damage. The highest was 60.58 inches which was dropped on Texas by Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Some slight strengthening ... More..

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Kinder Morgan shareholders vote to sell Trans Mountain pipeline
by | Friday, August 31, 2018

Kinder Morgan shareholders vote to sell Trans Mountain pipeline

The court concluded the federal government failed in its duty to engage in meaningful consultations with First Nations before approving it. The decision will require the NEB to restart its review of the e...More..

Goats prefer smiling human faces to grumpy ones, study finds
by | Friday, August 31, 2018

Goats prefer smiling human faces to grumpy ones, study finds

Be that as it may, this new investigation proposes that, regardless of living on the edges of human culture, goats have a remarkable capacity with respect to recognizing, at any rate, some essential human feeli...More..

EU ARMY? Macron demands bloc becomes MILITARY SUPERPOWER like U.S. and China
by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

EU ARMY? Macron demands bloc becomes MILITARY SUPERPOWER like U.S. and China

It was a notable catch for the newly elected leader, after several previous French presidents had been unable to persuade Hulot, a free-spirited activist, to join the government. "More than any other". Hulot,...More..

California eliminates cash bail in sweeping reform
by | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

California eliminates cash bail in sweeping reform

The new law grants broad discretion to judges to hold or release defendants. 'Today, California reforms its bail system so that rich and poor alike are treated fairly, ' Brown said. Dan Jacobson, state di...More..

Heat Advisory, tropical-like weather Tuesday
by | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Heat Advisory, tropical-like weather Tuesday

Additional thunderstorm development is then expected around the Cedar Rapids area right around dinnertime, heading toward the Mississippi River by 8pm. Some of these storms may be capable of unsafe winds and li...More..

Republicans slow efforts to rename Senate building for McCain
by | Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Republicans slow efforts to rename Senate building for McCain

Someone who would go out of his way to try to do the right thing - I didn't always agree with him, but he would try to do what was right in his mind every single day". After Trump's joint press conference with ...More..

Neanderthal-Denisovan human ancestor discovered in Siberia
by | Sunday, August 26, 2018

Neanderthal-Denisovan human ancestor discovered in Siberia

Denisova 3 has also been found to carry a small percentage of Neanderthal ancestry. In a study published in Nature , the details of the discovery and the implications it has on our understanding of human ev...More..

YouTube star dies in high-speed vehicle crash in California
by | Saturday, August 25, 2018

YouTube star dies in high-speed vehicle crash in California

Heitmann has close to 900,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel and first gained popularity as a player of Counter Strike: Global Offensive , a first-person video game. According to eye witnesses, a McLaren...More..

In the Arctic began to melt the oldest glacier
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

In the Arctic began to melt the oldest glacier

It's pushed by the Transpolar Drift Stream , one of the major currents of the Arctic Ocean, which transports ice all the way from Siberia and shoves it up next to Greenland. The melts have occurred twice this ...More..

Hawaii Under State of Emergency as Category 4 Hurricane Approaches
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

Hawaii Under State of Emergency as Category 4 Hurricane Approaches

Lane is a Category 4 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds near 150 mph/240 km/h, with higher gusts. A hurricane warning is in effect for Hawaii and Maui counties - meaning hurricane conditions are expected...More..

Trump declares emergency as hurricane menaces Hawaii
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Trump declares emergency as hurricane menaces Hawaii

In anticipation of the storm , which is expected to hit Oahu Thursday afternoon, Hawaii's Gov. David Ige signed an emergency proclamation on Tuesday that will "provide relief for disaster damages, losses and...More..

Why Trump’s plan to roll back carbon emission regulations could be deadly
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Why Trump’s plan to roll back carbon emission regulations could be deadly

In addition, it would only call for minor efficiency improvements to plants. Those moves have been rebuffed by California and a dozen other states, which have led a push to maintain high environmental standar...More..

Malcolm Turnbull Declares Leadership Vacant
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Malcolm Turnbull Declares Leadership Vacant

Liberal MPs told Fairfax Media they were receiving calls and emails from party members urging them to remove Mr Turnbull, adding to the sense of chaos within the party room while Mr Dutton remained silent in ...More..

Never wash contact lenses down the drain!
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Never wash contact lenses down the drain!

The researchers estimate that the tendency of USA consumers to dispose of contact lenses by putting them down the drain adds six to 10 metric tons of plastic to our wastewater each year. "These kinds of mic...More..

Flushing Contact Lenses Down the Drain is Bad for the Environment
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Flushing Contact Lenses Down the Drain is Bad for the Environment

The research began when environmental engineer Rolf Halden of Arizona State University - a contact lens wearer - wondered if anyone had conducted any research into the disposal of contact lenses. "So I wo...More..

Lane still Category 3 hurricane, continues westward trek
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Lane still Category 3 hurricane, continues westward trek

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center said Lane was centered about 675 miles east-southeast of Hilo and 85 miles southeast of Honolulu and moving west at 14 mph. Forecasters said water temperatures along the...More..

Hurricane Lane's eye seen in dramatic video as storm churns toward Hawaii
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Hurricane Lane's eye seen in dramatic video as storm churns toward Hawaii

Watches may be extended to the western islands, the Hurricane Center said . Hurricane Lane has grown to a category 5 storm as it approaches Hawaii with potential for torrential rain, flash flooding and lan...More..

Hurricane watch posted as Lane approaches
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Hurricane watch posted as Lane approaches

Hurricane Lane, a major storm approaching Hawaii , is shown here in a NASA photograph taken on August 16, 2018. "On the forecast track, the center of Lane will move very close to or over the main Hawaiian...More..

EPA says its new coal plan could ‘adversely affect human health’
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

EPA says its new coal plan could ‘adversely affect human health’

Horwath said that even Obama's Clean Power Plan was only a step in the right direction, adding that "to pull back even from this start is simply incomprehensible, given the climate crisis our country and th...More..

Malcolm Turnbull survives leadership challenge from Peter Dutton - for now
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Malcolm Turnbull survives leadership challenge from Peter Dutton - for now

Dutton immediately resigned from the home affairs super ministry, moving to the backbench where he will not be constrained by cabinet solidarity which has seen him lock in reluctantly behind Turnbull's position...More..

Subtropical Storm Ernesto forms in the Open Atlantic
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

Subtropical Storm Ernesto forms in the Open Atlantic

Often upper-level troughs prevent hurricanes due to hostile shear but can contribute enough energy to the system to overcome cool surface water in higher latitudes. The possibility for Ernesto comes less than a...More..

Trapped in 99-Million-Year-Old Amber, a Beetle With Pilfered Pollen
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

Trapped in 99-Million-Year-Old Amber, a Beetle With Pilfered Pollen

Chenyang Cai, study lead author and now a research fellow at the University of Bristol, explains that he was instantly intrigued by the discovery of the beetle . An amber fossil preserving a 99-million-year ...More..

Chemical linked to cancer found in certain breakfast cereals
by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

Chemical linked to cancer found in certain breakfast cereals

A hearty bowl of oatmeal is a healthy way to start your day, but according to a new study, that bowl of oatmeal can contain risky levels of glyphosate, a weed-killing chemical linked to cancer . " Glyphosate...More..

Trump expects to revoke Ohr's security clearance
by | Friday, August 17, 2018

Trump expects to revoke Ohr's security clearance

Therefore, I would consider it an honor if you would revoke my security clearance as well, so I can add my name to the list of men and women who have spoken up against your presidency. They should be looking ...More..

Storm Ernesto on course for the United Kingdom and Ireland this weekend
by | Friday, August 17, 2018

Storm Ernesto on course for the United Kingdom and Ireland this weekend

The storm is in the mid-Atlantic at present but is expected to hit westerly parts of Britain on Saturday night. "The track will see it head for Ireland Saturday night but at present it is forecast very bree...More..

Flash Flood Watch Tonight
by | Friday, August 17, 2018

Flash Flood Watch Tonight

By late afternoon weather service radaro showed two bands of storms rolling across the state, one cutting through the states northwestern corner and a weaker storm rolling through Central Massachusetts. The rai...More..

Australia Nufarm shares plunge 17 pct after Monsanto weedkiller cancer finding
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Australia Nufarm shares plunge 17 pct after Monsanto weedkiller cancer finding

It said other court proceedings with other juries might "arrive at different conclusions" than the jury which ruled in the California lawsuit, the first to accuse glyphosate of causing cancer. Mr Johnson was ...More..

Solar so good...new probe heads for sun
by | Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Solar so good...new probe heads for sun

It will face brutal heat and radiation conditions to provide researchers with the closest observations of a star. Over the course of seven years, Parker will make 24 loops around our star to study the physics...More..

Watch Perseid Meteor Shower 2018 Online
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Watch Perseid Meteor Shower 2018 Online

As Cooke concluded: "As long as you have clear skies and you're away from the city, you should have a good show". The best viewing will be with the darkest sky you can find. Sparkling meteors or shooting star...More..