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Tornado watch issued for parts of southwest Virginia

Tornado watch issued for parts of southwest Virginia But there is concern on Monday that gusty winds could rise to 55 miles per hour, possibly leading to airport delays in big hubs from Boston to the Mid-Atlantic, she said. This is the area that will be under an ENHANCED risk of severe weather. Capt. Alton Lenderman said the parents, who were in the front seats, were not injured. [Full Article...]

Cloudy Sunday With Potential Severe Weather Tonight

Cloudy Sunday With Potential Severe Weather Tonight Pollok, Texas , a little over 100 miles northeast of Franklin, saw two children, aged 3 and 8, killed by a falling tree that landed on the vehicle in which they were riding on Saturday. Another 19 were taken to hospitals, including two who were in critical condition. And, the flash flood watch is valid until 6 a.m. tomorrow. "Deputies located the vehicle submerged in the floodwater with the dec... [Full Article...]

Israeli spacecraft crashes in attempt to reach moon

Israeli spacecraft crashes in attempt to reach moon Only the United States, the former Soviet Union and China have done it before. NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted his condolences for how the mission ended, saying: "While NASA regrets the end of the TeamSpaceIL mission without a successful lunar landing, we congratulate SpaceIL , Israel Aerospace Industries and the state of Israel on the accomplishment of sending the first privatel... [Full Article...]

Listen for sonic booms tonight after SpaceX launch of Falcon Heavy

Listen for sonic booms tonight after SpaceX launch of Falcon Heavy Falcon Heavy's payload is the 6,000-kilogram Arabsat-6A communications satellite for Saudi Arabian telecom giant Arabsat. When the rocket flew a year ago, its two side boosters made synchronized landings on side-by-side ground pads in Florida. [Full Article...]

Lawmakers, environmentalists push for plastic bag ban

Lawmakers, environmentalists push for plastic bag ban Lawmakers have agreed to include the ban in the state budget, which is due April 1 and scheduled for a vote on Sunday. New Yorkers use some 23 billion plastic sacks a year, Cuomo said last year. Governor Cuomo's push to improve the environmental health of NY is a laudable goal, which is shared and championed by the retail food industry. "I think we're going to look back and wonder why this isn... [Full Article...]

Look up: Northern lights to dip into the Midwest

Look up: Northern lights to dip into the Midwest Further north, in the Scottish Highlands, or east, in Dundee and Aberdeen, the sky is likely to be clearer. When these occur and head toward Earth, they can interfere with our planet's magnetosphere, thus creating the northern lights. In the UK, The Met Office's Space account tweeted: "CME forecast to arrive late 23rd March following C5 flare from sunspot AR2736". The aurora is likely to exten... [Full Article...]

What is a 'full worm moon'?

What is a 'full worm moon'? Wednesday's supermoon will be fully visible at 9:43 pm ET, according to EarthSky . A few hours earlier, at 5:58 p.m., the spring equinox marks the end of winter . It will also be the last supermoon we will see this year. The moon will be approximately 220,000 miles from Earth, however, binoculars or a telescope will come in handy to spot the " Super Worm Moon " on March 20. [Full Article...]

‘It’s disgusting’: Whale found with almost 100 pounds of plastic in stomach

‘It’s disgusting’: Whale found with almost 100 pounds of plastic in stomach Blatchley said he hoped that the latest incident with the Cuvier's beaked whale would launch the issue of plastic pollution in the Philippines , and across the globe, to the forefront. A dead whale with nearly 100 pounds of plastic in its stomach washed up ashore in the Philippines , raising concerns from environmental activists. [Full Article...]

Pupils air climate change frustrations

Pupils air climate change frustrations On Friday, students all over the world are planning to skip school and take part in a strike to demand climate change action from their governments. There are those who are cynical that it is young people themselves coordinating this action. It is evident amongst my peers at school that we feel let down by our current government. [Full Article...]

SpaceX Dragon demo capsule returns to Earth

SpaceX Dragon demo capsule returns to Earth SpaceX's Crew Dragon departed from the International Space Station early March 8, splashing down to mark the end of a successful test flight for the commercial crew program . The spacecraft successfully completed the end-to-end flight test to the ISS and then back to earth . Also aboard Crew Dragon was a "zero-g indicator", or a plush globe otherwise known as Little Earth , that was pu... [Full Article...]

NEW DEAL DISASTER: WaPo SLAMS 'Green New Deal' as Ineffective, Unfocused, Unachievable

NEW DEAL DISASTER: WaPo SLAMS 'Green New Deal' as Ineffective, Unfocused, Unachievable Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., took on "climate delayers" and defended the legitimacy of her proposed "New Green Deal" in a weird Instagram live stream on Sunday. "I don't respond to that", Feinstein added. "Well you know better than I do, so I think one day you should run for the Senate". Ortiz told the Fox program that he was surprised to see the amount of support he's received... [Full Article...]

Israel flying to moon after SpaceX launch

Touchdown would be April 11 at the Sea of Serenity. Israel will launch its spacecraft dubbed " Beresheet ", or "beginning" in Hebrew, in the nation's first mission to land on the Moon's surface. Beresheet was one of three payloads to be carried aloft by the SpaceX rocket. It will eventually be captured by the moon's gravity where it will enter a lunar orbit. [Full Article...]

Biggest supermoon of the year is here

Stargazers in search of their next lunar fix are gonna be in for a treat next week, as a "super snow moon " is forecast to be the biggest and brightest full moon of 2019. You won't need to use any special equipment to see the super moon - it'll be huge! The moon will be officially full at 10:53 a.m. EST, according to NASA's SkyCal . [Full Article...]

Debunking the utter idiocy of Donald Trump's global warming tweet

Debunking the utter idiocy of Donald Trump's global warming tweet The president recently tweeted that global warming (or, in Trump's spelling, "waming") should "come back fast", as if it's gone anywhere. In December 2017, Weather Network Chief Meteorologist Chris Scott outlined the difference between climate and weather , in direct response to one of Trump's global warming tweets . [Full Article...]

Polar vortex causes a record-breaking freeze across the Midwest

Polar vortex causes a record-breaking freeze across the Midwest The North Polar Vortex is an extremely cold counterclockwise spinning mass of air which usually sits over the Arctic Sea, but as global warming has melted Arctic Sea ice and warming air makes its way into the Earth's northernmost regions, the vortex is disrupted, causing the cold air to split up and some of it to move further south. [Full Article...]

"Super blood wolf moon" will light up the night sky Sunday

The lunar eclipse technically starts at 9:30 p.m. EST on Sunday, though it won't be visible until about 10:33 pm EST, which is when the partial eclipse begins . But they had prime viewing previous year, when two total lunar eclipses occurred. You might want to clear some time in your schedule this weekend to look up at the night sky. [Full Article...]

NASRDA: Nigeria to experience total lunar eclipse on Monday

NASRDA: Nigeria to experience total lunar eclipse on Monday The total lunar eclipse begins at about 8:30 p.m.in the St. Louis area. Experts say the optimal viewing time will be between 4.41am and 5.43am and that this is the period of totality, where the moon lies entirely in the earth's umbra (full shadow) and will appear red, when it is called a blood moon . [Full Article...]

China might have grown the first-ever plant on the moon

China might have grown the first-ever plant on the moon The greatest challenge according to Chinese scientists is the constant weather changes on the moon. "In the past, we were always rushing to catch up to the advanced global standards" in space, said Wu Weiren, the chief designer of China's lunar exploration project. [Full Article...]

Cabinet ministers warn against no-deal Brexit

Cabinet ministers warn against no-deal Brexit Damian Green, the former Cabinet Office Minister, confidently predicted: "Clearly something is going to happen". Another reception will be held on Wednesday as part of the charm offensive, while more than 200 MPs who signed a letter to the Prime Minister urging her to rule out a no-deal Brexit have been invited to meet Mrs May at Downing Street on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Nasa shows first photo of distant world from New Horizons probe

Nasa shows first photo of distant world from New Horizons probe A 15-hour rotation rate has also been established for Ultima Thule . By contrast, he suggested, scientists did not know for sure whether other two-lobe bodies - most notably the rubber ducky-like Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko - were two objects that came together or one larger body that had eroded into its current shape. [Full Article...]


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