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U.S. court halts construction of Keystone XL oil pipeline

U.S. court halts construction of Keystone XL oil pipeline The pipeline would have added 830,000 barrels of daily shipping capacity - about 4.2 percent of USA oil demand - when it came into service, which was expected to happen in 2021. TransCanada had recently announced plans to start construction next year, after a State Department review ordered by Morris concluded that major environmental damage from a leak is unlikely and could quickly be mitigated. [Full Article...]

All-UK customs Brexit deal report is 'speculation' - PM

All-UK customs Brexit deal report is 'speculation' - PM The Times also said Mrs May's on course to get an agreement on a future economic partnership that will let Britain keep open the prospect of a similar free trade accord to the one Canada has with the European Union - a move it said could help persuade the euro-sceptic Tories to back the deal . [Full Article...]

Delhi Considers Restricting Plying of Private Vehicles to Fight Pollution

Delhi Considers Restricting Plying of Private Vehicles to Fight Pollution It's a collective problem and I urge everyone to please work together. The politics over pollution also intensified, as Ministers from neighbouring states quality skipped a crucial meeting called by Union Ministry, with the Delhi government claiming the latter to be "not serious". [Full Article...]

Brazil's Bolsonaro wants crusading judge in cabinet

Brazil's Bolsonaro wants crusading judge in cabinet Lula's substitute, Fernando Haddad, lost Sunday's runoff election to Bolsonaro by 10 percentage points, as voters punished the Workers' Party - victor of the previous four presidential elections - for corruption and economic malaise. And in the upper house, where the party has never held a seat, it won four. Bolsonaro, who is backed by Brazil's powerful agrobusiness lobby, had proposed the... [Full Article...]

World takes stock of Bolsonaro win in Brazil’s presidential election

World takes stock of Bolsonaro win in Brazil’s presidential election Bolsonaro's home in Rio de Janeiro was flooded with supporters following the announcement, who waved Brazilian flags and set off fireworks. His inauguration will be on January 1, 2019. But he is also very much a product of a ideal storm in Brazil that made his messages less marginalized: widespread anger at the political class amid years of corruption, an economy that has struggled to recover af... [Full Article...]

Monolithic rectangular iceberg photographed by Nasa

Monolithic rectangular iceberg photographed by Nasa What you're looking at here is a tabular iceberg . Though scientists in Antarctica regularly spot these steep-walled "tabular" icebergs - many almost square or rectangular - they certainly look like freaky, unnatural forms in such a wild Earth environment. [Full Article...]

A Mild Winter Is Headed Our Way, says NOAA

A Mild Winter Is Headed Our Way, says NOAA Additionally, El Nino has a 70 to 75 percent chance of developing. There's a lot more than just an El Nino pattern that determines how winter will play out. In fact, Halper said, nowhere in the U.S.is expected to be colder than normal; continuing a national trend over the past several years. The Carolinas should also look out for the "Arcitc Ocillation", which NOAA says determines "the n... [Full Article...]

Climate change to cause global beer shortage

Climate change to cause global beer shortage The study - by scientists based in China, the U.S. and United Kingdom and published in the journal Nature Plants - forecasts that depending on the extent to which conditions change, yields of barley may fall by between 3% and 17%. China is expected to suffer the most severe shortages in this century, followed by the United States, Germany, and Russian Federation, the report said. [Full Article...]

China to launch lunar lighting in outer space

China to launch lunar lighting in outer space A Chinese city has plans to build what it is describing as an " artificial moon " and bright enough to possibly replace the need for street lights. The fake moon will supposedly be able to light up an area up to about 50 miles in diameter, and also be remotely controllable for light precision. [Full Article...]

Soyuz rocket carrying US, Russian astronauts to ISS malfunctions during launch

Soyuz rocket carrying US, Russian astronauts to ISS malfunctions during launch Officials investigating the failed launch of a Russian Soyuz spacecraft said Friday they had identified part of the reason for the accident. "The video recorder and telemetry data of Soyuz-FG, which had an accident during the launch on October 11, were delivered to RSC Energia for examination and in order to draw conclusions". [Full Article...]

Astronauts make emergency landing after escaping malfunctioning rocket

Astronauts make emergency landing after escaping malfunctioning rocket As rescue crews arrived, Hague and Ovchinin were reported in " good condition " and found out of the capsule . USA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin were heading to the International Space Station when they had to make an emergency landing due to failure of the booster rockets. [Full Article...]

Michael Strengthens To Category 3 Hurricane

Michael Strengthens To Category 3 Hurricane Michael flattened homes, plunged communities into darkness and ravaged whole neighborhoods. Michael is not a spent force. Nadine is moving toward the west-northwest near 9 miles per hour (15 kph), and this motion is expected to continue through tonight. [Full Article...]

Michael weakens to tropical storm after day of havoc in Florida

Michael weakens to tropical storm after day of havoc in Florida News4Jax reporter Jim Piggott had to drive around downed trees and debris Wednesday night as he drove to Mexico Beach to check out the aftermath of Michael (see video below). Michael is the strongest hurricane to strike the Florida Panhandle on record and the strongest storm to make landfall in the continental USA since Hurricane Andrew , which struck in 1992. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael Remnants Will Bring Heavy Rain To Parts Of New England

Add Hurricane Michael as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Hurricane Michael news, video, and analysis from ABC News. That is still a steep drop from a wind gust of 119 miles per hour that was reported at Tyndall Air Force Base east of Panama City, Florida, according to the NHC. [Full Article...]

Trump questions UN global warming report

Trump questions UN global warming report The report says the rate of warming caused by human activities is speeding up and that global emissions would need to fall by 45% by 2030 - twice as fast as previously envisaged. The Arctic Ocean would be one of the most dramatically affected, with the region likely to experience ice-free summers every decade, compared with every century if we limit to 1.5. [Full Article...]

WHITE HOUSE: Trump questions global report on climate change

WHITE HOUSE: Trump questions global report on climate change This is despite the release of a special report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) this week that outlined the urgency of taking unprecedented action to avert climate change . The Paris Agreement adopted by 195 nations at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC in December 2015 included the aim of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate chan... [Full Article...]

SpaceX launches rocket, makes historic landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base

This will be SpaceX's first landing attempt on the ground at Vandenberg. Cheers went up from SpaceX's headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif., as webcams showed the first stage setting itself down on Landing Zone 4. As The Verge noted , SpaceX hasn't been making sea landings by choice. The launch of the satellite, SAOCOM 1A, is being conducted for Argentina's space agency. [Full Article...]

Japan's Hayabusa2 lands on Astroid Ryugu and creates history

Japan's Hayabusa2 lands on Astroid Ryugu and creates history Japan's Aerospace Exploration Agency , JAXA, shared photos taken by its MINERVA-II1A and MINERVA-II1B from the surface of the asteroid Ryugu on Saturday. They were deployed from the spacecraft and successfully landed on Ryugu, and both are still in good condition . The Hayabusa2 team has clarified the issue in communication is due to the position on the MINERVA - II1. [Full Article...]

Trump Visits Hurricane-Damaged North Carolina

Trump Visits Hurricane-Damaged North Carolina At least 43 people have died, included an elderly man whose body was found in a submerged pickup truck in SC, and hundreds were forced from their homes as rivers kept swelling higher. And the effects from the slow-moving storm were still being felt Tuesday as record inland river flooding was impacting areas such as Pollocksville in Jones County, where US 17 was impassable. [Full Article...]

7 killed as hurricane Florence pummels Carolinas

7 killed as hurricane Florence pummels Carolinas The NWS says southern and central portions of North Carolina into far northeast SC are expected to report an additional 10 to 15 inches of rainfall - with storm totals between 30 and 40 inches along the coastal areas south of Cape Hatteras. [Full Article...]


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