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Tropical Storm Beryl forms in the Atlantic

Tropical Storm Beryl forms in the Atlantic The National Hurricane Center said the depression could become a tropical storm later on Thursday or Friday. Five to nine of those would become hurricanes , while only one to four could be major storms with sustained winds of at least 111 miles per hour. [Full Article...]

Embattled Pruitt Out as EPA Chief

Embattled Pruitt Out as EPA Chief The president said Pruitt's deputy, Andrew Wheeler, will now lead the agency. Pruitt, a former Oklahoma attorney general, made a name for himself by suing the very agency he would end up leading, urging the EPA to roll back regulations. [Full Article...]

Kristin Mink Encourages Scott Pruitt to Resign in DC Restaurant

Kristin Mink Encourages Scott Pruitt to Resign in DC Restaurant In his resignation letter he said, "The unrelenting attacks on me personally, my family, are unprecedented and have taken a sizable toll on all of us". Mink told ABC News that she felt compelled to speak up, in part, because Pruitt's push for corporate deregulation felt "personal". Many of the EPA regulations Pruitt scraped or delayed had not yet taken effect, and the tens of thousands of lost c... [Full Article...]

SpaceX sends AI robot ‘crew member’ to join astronauts on space station

SpaceX sends AI robot ‘crew member’ to join astronauts on space station Cimon , pronounced Simon, looks like a basketball and will become the world's first AI-based, flying space robot. CIMON will help the geophysicist and volcanologist study crystals on the space station, solve a Rubik's cube using video data and play the role of an " intelligent camera " to document a medical experiment on-board. [Full Article...]

Heat rages on, MLHU prolongs extended heat warning

Heat rages on, MLHU prolongs extended heat warning The adopted criteria includes a daytime temperature of 29 degrees Celsius or higher and nighttime temperature of 16 degrees or higher or a humidex of 36 degrees Celsius or higher. It says "a very warm and humid airmass" will settle over eastern Quebec and the Maritime provinces this weekend, and will last into next week. The national weather agency says humidex values will climb back up to 40 C ... [Full Article...]

Big week: Trump, ahead of United States top court judge pick

Trump tweeted on Saturday he would make the decision on July 9, and the White House has said his choice will come from the shortlist of 25 candidates he had compiled during his campaign and added to a year ago. Earlier Friday, Trump made similar comments in an interview with Fox News and said he was looking for a nominee who closely models Justice Neil Gorsuch, whom Trump nominated in Jan... [Full Article...]

Ohio County Heat Advisory extended to Sunday

Ohio County Heat Advisory extended to Sunday The Heat Advisory is in effect through noon today . Between 3 to 4 p.m. the high is expected to hit 96 degrees, said Charles Mott, National Weather Service meteorologist, with the low at 81 degrees Sunday morning. For many communities, the heat index is forecast to reach as high as 110 degrees. Never leave children, pets or disabled adults in a parked vehicle. [Full Article...]

Should the Senate postpone a Supreme Court pick until next year?

Should the Senate postpone a Supreme Court pick until next year? But somehow the word reached places it was never meant to go, and, well, the general consensus seems to be that we must let go of it once and for all. Gore and Citizens United, you never had one!" Under the ban, nationals from five majority Muslim countries, Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen, can not travel to the United States. [Full Article...]

SpaceX wins US Air Force contract for Falcon Heavy launch

SpaceX wins US Air Force contract for Falcon Heavy launch The certification happened on June 21, while Falcon Heavy's second flight with the Air Force's Space Test Program Flight 2 was scheduled in October. Falcon Heavy clears the top of the strongback in a spectacular fashion. Falcon Heavy garnered widespread public attention during its maiden launch in February. [Full Article...]

Toxic Giant Hogweed Plant Has Spread to Virginia

Toxic Giant Hogweed Plant Has Spread to Virginia The plant grows very tall - as high as 14-feet. But Sutphin adds that more noticeable than the height is the effect the plant's sap can have on you. A towel or compress soaked in aluminum acetate, which you can purchase from pharmacies, provides temporary relief for skin irritations. Contact with the eyes can cause temporary or permanent blindness. [Full Article...]

Antarctic Ice Sheet is Melting Three Times as Fast as Before

Antarctic Ice Sheet is Melting Three Times as Fast as Before They also highlight the existential threat facing low-lying coastal cities and communities home to hundreds of millions of people. "The continent is causing sea levels to rise faster today than at any time in the past 25 years". These changes are happening so quickly because of the Antarctic's two largest glaciers, Pine Island and Thwaites. "If you start removing mass from there, you can hav... [Full Article...]

Mercedes bid to bridge power gap at Canada GP

Mercedes bid to bridge power gap at Canada GP However, a "quality issue" forced the team to abandon its debut until the French Grand Prix later this month, despite this, Bottas believes it won't hinder Mercedes' performance. "It's a great track and a real test for the driver and the vehicle". "There's 21 circuits and it's impossible to be ideal on every single one". "I've always enjoyed racing in Montreal ". [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Aletta grows stronger in Pacific

Tropical Storm Aletta grows stronger in Pacific But he says there's good evidence that the warming planet could weaken the global winds that push storms around. In the last 70 years the storms have slowed by ten per cent. Kossin said the findings were of great importance to society. By plugging storm data into computer models representing a future with temperatures that are up to five degrees warmer, they found that these cyclones moved 9... [Full Article...]

Life on Mars? Rover’s Latest Discovery Puts It ‘On the Table’

Life on Mars? Rover’s Latest Discovery Puts It ‘On the Table’ Today, scientists are announcing they've discovered conclusive evidence that several organic compounds are indeed found on the Red Planet. This diagram shows how methane beneath the Martian ground might find its way to the surface, where its uptake and release could produce the large seasonal variation in the atmosphere that was observed by the Curiosity rover. [Full Article...]

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches comms satellite

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches comms satellite SES was the first company to accept a ride on a used SpaceX rocket, back in March 2017. The booster was not recovered for a second time and was instead allowed to crash into the ocean. This version is developed for enhancing the reusability of the rocket. SpaceX estimates the Block 5's improved features will reduce launch costs from £45 million ($60 million) to £37 million ($50 million). [Full Article...]

Kinder Morgan Canada (KML) Price Target Cut to C$17.00

Kinder Morgan Canada (KML) Price Target Cut to C$17.00 Canada has the world's third largest oil reserves but 99 percent of its exports now go to refiners in the USA, where limits on pipeline and refinery capacity mean Canadian oil sells at a discount. "We will not stand down no matter who buys this ill-fated and exorbitantly priced pipeline". A government commitment, she said, could "ensure women, Indigenous people, and apprentices get work", in the... [Full Article...]

Trump Orders 'Immediate Steps' To Save Coal And Nuclear Power Plants

Trump Orders 'Immediate Steps' To Save Coal And Nuclear Power Plants DOE did not respond to requests for comment . According to Bloomberg , the memo added that these coal and nuclear plants are being replaced by natural gas and renewable power generation that is not secure or resilient. northeast that showed the regional grid operating efficiently despite coal power plant closures, cited by Ars Technica. Murray has been seeking emergency action to boost his... [Full Article...]

Sask. reacts to federal government's purchase of Trans Mountain pipeline

Sask. reacts to federal government's purchase of Trans Mountain pipeline Kinder Morgan a year ago said it was about $7.4 billion, plus about $1 billion already spent - an estimate that's now considered low. The project has always been in the national interest. Here, oil tanks stand near the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion site in Burnaby, British Columbia, in April. But British Columbia has refused to yield. [Full Article...]

Subtropical Storm Alberto Makes Landfall as Florida Braces for Rain

Subtropical Storm Alberto Makes Landfall as Florida Braces for Rain But forecasters said flash flooding from heavy rain was the biggest threat for most areas. Florida, Mississippi and Alabama which are the three main states which are bearing the brunt of the storm all declared states of emergency ahead of Alberto . [Full Article...]

We Are Going to Not Allow Kinder Morgan to Finish This Pipeline

We Are Going to Not Allow Kinder Morgan to Finish This Pipeline The statement of claim says Alberta's law is unconstitutional because it is meant to punish B.C.by limiting exports of fuel products. With a week to go before Kinder Morgan's self-imposed May 31 deadline to decide whether to pull the plug on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, a full contingent of labour, business, industry and Indigenous leaders - including representatives from the Meti... [Full Article...]


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