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The weak rollout of the Green New Deal

The weak rollout of the Green New Deal Where is America going when major policy is being dictated by things a bartender in Queens once overheard while she was mixing drinks. One student's initial perception of the deal was that it was "progressive" and would help "push the world forward". [Full Article...]

2018 was the fourth-hottest year in history, according to Nasa

2018 was the fourth-hottest year in history, according to Nasa All the data points to one conclusion: 2018 was hotter than every single year between 1880 and 2014; only the three prior years were warmer than last year. Record land temperatures occurred in parts of the Middle East, Europe and New Zealand. If Toronto felt warmer than usual previous year, it's because it was. [Full Article...]

Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals to be made from recycled electronic waste

Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals to be made from recycled electronic waste The committee launched its appeal for unwanted smartphones , cameras, laptops , handheld games consoles and other electronics in April 2017, which was met with "huge levels of support from the public and companies across Japan and from national and worldwide athletes", it claimed. [Full Article...]

Conservatives call for emergency meeting after PMO, SNC-Lavalin report

Conservatives call for emergency meeting after PMO, SNC-Lavalin report The company, based in Canada's Quebec province, was charged with corruption and fraud in connection with payments of almost 36 million US dollars in bribes to public officials in the former Libyan government of late leader Muammar Gaddafi and defrauded Libyan organizations of an estimated 98 million dollars between 2001 and 2011. [Full Article...]

Was the Fourth Hottest Year on Record in almost 140 Years

The UN's World Meterological Organisation said in November that 2018 was set to be the fourth warmest year in recorded history, stressing the urgent need for action to rein in runaway planetary warming. NOAA and NASA each analyze temperature measurements from thousands of sites around the world, including weather stations on land and ships and buoys spread across the world's oceans. [Full Article...]

SpaceX astronaut capsule test flight set for March

SpaceX astronaut capsule test flight set for March SpaceX and NASA are now targeting a March 2nd Falcon 9 launch from Kennedy Space Center. Assuming those tests go well and there isn't a need for further delays, we'll see the first crewed mission from SpaceX, Demo-2, happen in July, while Boeing's Crew Flight Test will happen no earlier than August. [Full Article...]

Europe's Next Mars Rover Is Named After a Pioneer of DNA Research

Europe's Next Mars Rover Is Named After a Pioneer of DNA Research Part of the ExoMars mission , ESA's "Rosalind Franklin" Mars Rover would also collaborate with the so-called Mars2020 rover which would also hunt for the evidence of extraterrestrials on the Red Planet for NASA. Artist's impression of the ExoMars rover and surface platform on the surface of Mars. "The European Space Agency is a real asset to the work - the United Kingdom is a proud founding mem... [Full Article...]

MarCO satellites go dark after helping with Mars landing

MarCO satellites go dark after helping with Mars landing The twin cubesats that played a key role in NASA's most recent Mars lander mission have been out of contact with the Earth for more than a month, suggesting their trailblazing mission has come to an end. The mission team has several theories for why they have not been able to contact the pair. Both of the machines will begin heading back towards the Sun in a few months, at which point NASA... [Full Article...]

2018 was fourth hottest year on record due to global warming

2018 was fourth hottest year on record due to global warming An analysis of five worldwide datasets by the WMO showed that the global average surface temperature in 2018 was approximately 1° above the pre-industrial starting point. Due to slight variations in their data, NASA and Berkeley Earth both have 2010 in 5th place, with 2014 following up in 6th. The WMO said heightened temperatures also contributed to a number of extreme weather events such as h... [Full Article...]

Ocasio-Cortez Begins to Sketch Out Details of ‘Green New Deal’

Ocasio-Cortez Begins to Sketch Out Details of ‘Green New Deal’ House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) slammed the proposal Wednesday , saying, "The green dream or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, but they're for it right?" Progressive activists are "extremely supportive of the Green New Deal and think of it as the gold standard plan on climate, and expect their presidential candidates to be treating it as such", said Chad Bolt, associat... [Full Article...]

Scientists Say Milky Way Is Warped & Twisted Not Flat

Scientists Say Milky Way Is Warped & Twisted Not Flat It was only in recent centuries that it became an established scientific fact that Earth orbits the sun, and later that the solar system - along with hundreds of billions of other stars - orbits a common galactic center. Lead researcher Xiaodian Chen of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing said it's hard to determine distances from the sun to the Milky Way's fringes, "without having a clear ... [Full Article...]

Nissan's Brexit 'sweetener': Who said what and when?

Nissan's Brexit 'sweetener': Who said what and when? Esther McVey insisted that Nissan's decision was nothing to do with Brexit , but Nissan's Europe boss later confirmed that Brexit uncertainty had played a part. But on Sunday, Nissan, which operates Britain's single-biggest vehicle factory where it built approximately 30 per cent of the country's 1.52 million cars produced past year, said it was reversing that decision. [Full Article...]

Earth’s magnetic north pole is hurtling toward Russian Federation

Earth’s magnetic north pole is hurtling toward Russian Federation Daniel Lathrop of the University of Maryland said, '"It has changes akin to weather". Life would continue as it is although changes to the magnetic field could have repercussions for smartphones, consumer electronics, and navigation technology. [Full Article...]

By the end of the century, our blue oceans will turn green

By the end of the century, our blue oceans will turn green Phytoplankton are small, microscopic plants that float through the water column, due to their ability to absorb and reflect light, communities of phytoplankton affect the color of the ocean. The resulting model can be fed with various values of inputs, primarily global temperatures. Climate change is already having profound effects on our planet, and here's one more: It's changing the color of ... [Full Article...]

NASA warn ‘dangerous’ Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica on verge of COLLAPSE

NASA warn ‘dangerous’ Thwaites Glacier in Antarctica on verge of COLLAPSE Researchers say the cavity would once have been large enough to hold some 14 billion tonnes of ice. Scientists thought there might be some gaps between Thwaites Glacier and the bedrock below it, where ocean water could flow in and melt the icy glacier above it. [Full Article...]

US thaws from Arctic deep freeze as death toll climbs

US thaws from Arctic deep freeze as death toll climbs Bryan Jackson, a National Weather Service (NWS) meteorologist, said that the core of the vortex was pulling north into eastern Canada, though residual icy air was still pushing over to the US Northeast. In Wisconsin , Governor Tony Evers has declared an emergency and requested help from the National Guard, according to the New York Times; In northern In, the University of Notre Dame said it ... [Full Article...]

Zooming in on NGC 6752 and Bedin 1

Zooming in on NGC 6752 and Bedin 1 It's too far away to study in any great detail with modern technology, but its accidental discovery is definitely one for the books. The find was fortuitous. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has been peering into the unknown and infinite universe for almost 30 years. The researchers that discovered Bedin-1 were really lucky to have stumbled on it by accident, because it's so small and faint ... [Full Article...]

Gigantic cavity in Antarctic glacier signals rapid decay

Gigantic cavity in Antarctic glacier signals rapid decay Researcher Eric Rignot of the University of California , Irvine said, 'We have suspected for years that Thwaites was not tightly attached to the bedrock beneath it. Recently, there have been repeated reports about the melting of the ice in the Antarctic. The new data, revealed by ice-penetrating radar aboard aircraft flying over Antarctica, point to a previously underestimated method of gla... [Full Article...]

Groundhog Gives Good News For Winter Sufferers

Groundhog Gives Good News For Winter Sufferers Groundhog Day: Like Father Like Son is a virtual reality adventure game to be released later this year on PlayStation Virtual Reality and other major VR platforms. The people in the know will then translate Phil's response for thousands of viewers. The entire ceremony will be broadcast live online at VisitPA.com , so head over there to watch Punxsutawney Phil do his thing! The usual lifespan f... [Full Article...]

China's lunar lander and rover 'wake up' after two-week nap

China's lunar lander and rover 'wake up' after two-week nap The moon is tidally locked in its orbit around the Earth, meaning that it does not spin on its axis the way the Earth does, creating typical day-night cycles. "From the panorama , we could see the probe was surrounded by many small craters". Temperatures vary enormously between day and night on the moon. [Full Article...]


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