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Tropical Storm Chris could become hurricane

Tropical Storm Chris could become hurricane Tropical Storm Chris was about 160 miles (257 km) south of Cape Hatteras in North Carolina with top sustained winds of 45 miles per hour (72 kph), the NHC said in an advisory. Beryl is expected to produce total rain of 2 to 3 inches through Tuesday across the Leeward and the Virgin Islands, as well as Puerto Rico . Some pockets of moderate to heavy showers and occasional gusty winds are still po... [Full Article...]

Lions fatally maul suspected rhino poachers on South African game reserve

Lions fatally maul suspected rhino poachers on South African game reserve In 2016, poachers hacked off the horns and killed three rhinos at the Sibuya Game Reserve . More than 7,000 have been killed in South Africa in the past decade. Captain Govender said: "We do not know identities but firearms have been taken by the police and will be sent to the ballistics laboratory to see if they have been used in poaching before". [Full Article...]

Hurricane Beryl heads for Caribbean islands; separate tropical depression forms near Carolinas

Hurricane Beryl heads for Caribbean islands; separate tropical depression forms near Carolinas Weakening is expected once Beryl reaches the eastern Caribbean Sea on Monday, but the system may not degenerate into an open trough until it reaches the vicinity of Hispaniola and the central Caribbean Sea. This after cooler waters in the Atlantic and a possible El Nino developing which typically means fewer overall hurricanes will form. It was located about 965 miles east-southeast of the Lesser ... [Full Article...]

'Beryl' Strengthens, Expected to Hit Caribbean as Hurricane

'Beryl' Strengthens, Expected to Hit Caribbean as Hurricane The storm continues on a westerly track, reaching the islands as a hurricane by end of the weekend or early next week with some additional strengthening possible over the next 48hrs. The depression is moving toward the north-northwest near 5 miles per hour and is forecast to slow down and meander well offshore of the coast of the Carolinas through Monday . [Full Article...]

Ford Ends Cap-and-Trade Carbon Tax Era in Ontario

Ford Ends Cap-and-Trade Carbon Tax Era in Ontario To be exact, Ford promises to cut gas costs by 10 cents a litre. Decisions to continue any specific initiatives now supported by the fund will need to be paid for out of the tax base and will be made on a case-by-case basis in alignment with the Ford government's Plan For the People and the upcoming value-for-money audit. [Full Article...]

Century's Longest Total Lunar Eclipse to Grace the Sky

The eclipse, which will take place overnight from July 27 to 28, will occur during the next full moon. During a lunar eclipse , the moon appears to be red because it lines up perfectly with the Earth and sun such that the Earth's shadow totally blocks the sun's light. [Full Article...]

Korea aiming to hide ongoing nuclear production

Korea aiming to hide ongoing nuclear production Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to North Korea on Thursday to encourage Pyongyang to honor commitments the US says it gave during the Trump-Kim summit. A USA official told The Associated Press that the Post's report was accurate and that the assessment reflected the consistent view across US government agencies for the past several weeks. [Full Article...]

Hawaii governor signs first-ever bill banning sunscreens that harm coral reefs

Hawaii governor signs first-ever bill banning sunscreens that harm coral reefs Those chemicals are: Oxybenzone and Octinoxate, which are found in many commercial sunblocks. Observations by the journal "Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology", say that sunscreens are accountable for 1.4 ton of toxic substance that flow into coral reefs every year around the world. [Full Article...]

Scientists make progress in rescuing endangered northern white rhinos

Scientists make progress in rescuing endangered northern white rhinos Researchers from Italy say they have created the first-ever hybrid rhino embryo produced outside the womb, following the death of the last male rhino of the species. After the last known male white rhino died in March, only two females, named Najin and Fatu, are left on the planet. Unless the IVF techniques work out, these species are doomed to die. [Full Article...]

American border patrol agents stopping and boarding Canadian vessels: spokesman

American border patrol agents stopping and boarding Canadian vessels: spokesman U.S. Customs and Border Patrol says 21 Canadian vessels have been stopped so far this year. "Canadian fishermen are being harassed by US Border Patrol". "There's been a bit of a misunderstanding there somewhere", Cook told the newspaper. According to the local fisherman's association, both American and Canadian fleets have fished the 277-square-mile overlap "for years" - even if the relationsh... [Full Article...]

After Months of Scandals, Scott Pruitt Resigns EPA Post

After Months of Scandals, Scott Pruitt Resigns EPA Post It was co-owned by the wife of a veteran fossil fuels lobbyist whose firm had sought regulatory rollbacks from EPA. EPA's senior ethics official, Kevin Minoli, recently reviewed the lease - months after he had vacated the apartment - and deemed that the arrangement did not violate agency rules . [Full Article...]

Poaching: Lions eat men hunting rhinos at game reserve in South Africa

Poaching: Lions eat men hunting rhinos at game reserve in South Africa Police spokesperson Captain Mali Govender told The Herald Live that police are examining the rifles found at the scene to see if they have been used in other poaching crimes. Remains were also sent to be ID'd. In 2016, three rhinos were killed when poachers sneaked into the park, shooting them and cutting off their horns. [Full Article...]

NASA Spacecraft Sends Back Close-Ups of Dwarf Planet Ceres

NASA Spacecraft Sends Back Close-Ups of Dwarf Planet Ceres See more images from Dawn's low orbits here. Project manager Marc Rayman of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory says "acquiring these spectacular pictures has been one of the greatest challenges in Dawn's extraordinary extraterrestrial expedition, and the results are better than we had ever hoped". [Full Article...]

Somali Militant Group Al-Shabaab Announces Ban On Single-Use Plastic Bags

Somali Militant Group Al-Shabaab Announces Ban On Single-Use Plastic Bags Plastic fresh food packaging, drink stirrers, straws and all single-use plastic bags would be banned under the Greens' policy. "I work at Woolies and have already been abused countless times; it's not our fault", staff member Lauren McGowan told. [Full Article...]

Plastic bag ban sparks attacks on supermarket staff in Australia

Plastic bag ban sparks attacks on supermarket staff in Australia It incorporated a specialist being ambushed by a client in the wake of being told there were no free plastic bags at a store in Western Australia state. Shoppers down under are apparently fighting with supermarket staff because they're unhappy at having to pay 15 cent (8p) for the bags. Australians aren't taking the plastic bag charge as well as we did. [Full Article...]

NASA’s quiet supersonic X-plane has a new name

NASA’s quiet supersonic X-plane has a new name Nasa plans to test its supersonic aircraft over residents in Texas to gauge noise levels in its latest move towards commercially viable supersonic flights . Once the aircraft has finally been constructed and its noise credentials established, NASA says it'll carry out test flights over other U.S. towns and gather intelligence from the ground. [Full Article...]

Heat warning still in effect but the end is in sight

Heat warning still in effect but the end is in sight The heat warning extends throughout the GTA and most of southern Ontario, including Hamilton, Waterloo and Barrie. In response to the extended heat warning, the city has opened a number of cooling centres around Toronto. The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors. Environment Canada is saying r... [Full Article...]

Air pollution contributes to diabetes

Air pollution contributes to diabetes Diabetes can be caused even at safe pollution levels. Accordingly, one in seven cases of diabetes is due to air pollution , say researchers in the study's report . The data helped to estimate annual cases of diabetes and healthy years of life lost due to pollution . Air pollution caused one in seven new cases of diabetes in 2016, according to a USA study, which found even low levels raise... [Full Article...]

Another Administration Official Is Confronted By a Leftist While Dining Out

Another Administration Official Is Confronted By a Leftist While Dining Out When Ali Velshi asked Mink what motivated her to speak out, she called Pruitt "disgusting" and "corrupt" while defending her right to challenge him over his negative environmental policies. "He had no response, he had no defense, he had no apology, he did no explaining, he did no denying", she said of Pruitt. "Administrator Pruitt always welcomes input from Americans, whether they agree or dis... [Full Article...]

This is the first time we've ever seen a newborn planet

This is the first time we've ever seen a newborn planet The planet, now known as PDS 70b , is shown orbiting within a huge spinning "protoplanetary disc " of gas and dust, which proves it is continuing to accumulate matter, and so is not yet fully formed. The planet is blanketed in thick clouds, the team explained, and its surface is now revolving around a crisp 1000°C (1832°F), which is much hotter than any planet in the Solar System. [Full Article...]


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