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Federal judge blocks Keystone Pipeline XL in major blow to Trump administration

Federal judge blocks Keystone Pipeline XL in major blow to Trump administration

TransCanada says it remains committed to the project despite the Montana judge's ruling that it must pass a further environmental review. Before she was elected premier of Alberta in 2015, Rach...

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Life's a beach for Brazil's Bolsonaro as spaceman joins his team

Life's a beach for Brazil's Bolsonaro as spaceman joins his team

His populist approach has led to some media dubbing him " Trump of the Tropics". Rosangela Wolff Moro, a lawyer married to the judge, has repeatedly suggested in her Instagram profile that she supp...

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Hurricane Oscar gaining strength in Atlantic, but poses no threat yet

Hurricane Oscar gaining strength in Atlantic, but poses no threat yet

Oscar is still moving toward the west at 16 miles per hour. There were no coastal watches or warnings in effect. Officials at the hurricane center said it was about 815 miles east-southeast of Bermu...

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We may have a mild winter in store

We may have a mild winter in store

The only part of the country that can expect typical winter temperatures will likely be in the Southeast, spanning the states you see below that are colored white, from Florida to OH and as far west a...

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Hurricane Michael threatens devastation in southern US

Hurricane Michael threatens devastation in southern US

Hurricane Michael is poised to slam Florida's Panhandle by Wednesday afternoon, threatening risky storm surges to low-lying areas ill-equipped to handle them - and officials are urging people to ge...

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Emergency orders in Florida as ‘monstrous storm’ nears

Emergency orders in Florida as ‘monstrous storm’ nears

Forecasters say Michael will then pass over some parts of the U.S. East Coast that are still recovering from Hurricane Florence. While Florence took five days between the time it turned into a hurri...

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US Gulf Coast bracing for 'monstrous' Hurricane Michael

US Gulf Coast bracing for 'monstrous' Hurricane Michael

ET Monday, Tropical Storm Michael was centered about 90 miles east of Cozumel, Mexico, the National Hurricane Center said . A hurricane hunter plane that bounced into the swirling eye of Michael o...

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Astronomers Find First Alien Moon: Its Big And Gaseous

Astronomers Find First Alien Moon: Its Big And Gaseous

The candidate moon , with the designation Kepler-1625b-i, is unusual because of its large size; it is comparable in diameter to the planet Neptune . He says they've requested more time on Hubble ...

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Tropical development likely in the Gulf over the next few days

Tropical development likely in the Gulf over the next few days

So far the Atlantic has produced 12 named storms this year. There is a tropical storm watch for the coast of Mexico from Tulum to Cabo Catoche, where tropical storm conditions are possible Sunday an...

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Nobel Prize in Physics jointly awarded to trio of laser physics inventors

Nobel Prize in Physics jointly awarded to trio of laser physics inventors

It is used most frequently in laser eye surgery, but there are many other applications , including in ultra-fast cameras used for imaging molecular processes. "Mourou and Strickland did much of their...

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American, Frenchman, Canadian win Nobel for work with lasers

American, Frenchman, Canadian win Nobel for work with lasers

Sweden's Royal Academy of Sciences, which chose the winners, said Ashkin, 96, developed " optical tweezers " that can grab tiny particles such as viruses without damaging them. Their technique is no...

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'Beluga whale' spotted in River Thames near London

'Beluga whale' spotted in River Thames near London

It appears to have moved a few miles further west since yesterday. Belugas live in estuaries, continental shelves and slopes, and deep ocean basins in open water, loose ice, and heavy pack ice. Tues...

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SpaceX says it will fly private passenger 'around the Moon'

SpaceX says it will fly private passenger 'around the Moon'

He said he wanted the artists "to see the moon up close, and the earth in full view, and create work to reflect their experience". Maezawa, 42, whose net worth is US$2.3 billion, is the founder ...

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Japan fashion guru Maezawa lands first SpaceX moon flight

Japan fashion guru Maezawa lands first SpaceX moon flight

Instead, Musk said , SpaceX would turn its focus to developing the BFR, which he deemed a better option for tourism missions. Our correspondent, Mary MacCarthy, joins us from Los Angeles. Musk sai...

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Confirmed Dead Due to Hurricane Florence

Confirmed Dead Due to Hurricane Florence

It was downgraded Friday afternoon to a tropical storm with winds of 70 miles per hour (110 kph). Hurricane-force winds extended 90 miles (150 kilometers) from its center, and tropical-storm-force w...

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NHC says Florence has weakened to a tropical storm

NHC says Florence has weakened to a tropical storm

Almost one year after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, killing more than 1,400 Americans and leaving the island largely powerless for months, President Donald Trump issued a message on Hurricane...

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'Monster' Florence to pummel USA southeast

'Monster' Florence to pummel USA southeast

Major storms and flooding hit the Carolinas in 2015 and 2016. Florence is packing maximum sustained winds near 130 miles per hour, with higher gusts - and it's getting both larger and better-organiz...

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Dominica prepares for passage of Hurricane Isaac

Dominica prepares for passage of Hurricane Isaac

The Met Office said: "Storm Helene is expected to push north-east towards the United Kingdom late Monday, before clearing quickly to the north of Scotland through Tuesday morning". Some forecasting mo...

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SpaceX Signs its First Private Passenger to Fly 'Round the Moon

SpaceX Signs its First Private Passenger to Fly 'Round the Moon

The company said the programme is an important step towards making recreational space travel a reality for people. The space exploration startup tweeted this morning that it had signed its first pas...

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Hurricane Florence, Isaac, Helene Tropical Update

Hurricane Florence, Isaac, Helene Tropical Update

North and SC and Virginia ordered mass evacuations along the coast. "It's going to destroy homes", said Jeff Byard, an official at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Hurricane conditions are pos...

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Gov. McMaster to order mandatory evacuations for SC coastal counties

Gov. McMaster to order mandatory evacuations for SC coastal counties

The hurricane is poised to make landfall early Thursday somewhere around North and SC, and is likely to strengthen as it approaches. The current projected path takes Florence toward the USA coast,...

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One million asked to evacuate as Hurricane Florence closes in

One million asked to evacuate as Hurricane Florence closes in

The NHC issued a hurricane watch for the coastal area stretching from SC up through North Carolina and into southern Virginia . It added that the hurricane should approach the U.S. Forecasters sa...

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Hurricane Florence Could Be East Coast's Strongest Storm In Decades

He told The Chronicle Sunday that once Florence hits land, destructive winds and huge rainfall flooding may take hold of the area. The National Hurricane Center is now expecting the center of the s...

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Tropical Storm Florence A

Tropical Storm Florence A "Potential Threat"

Gov. Roy Cooper announced the declaration in a news release Friday evening as the storm neared Bermuda. At noon, the National Hurricane Centre in the United States reported that wind shear, which ha...

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Hurricane warning issued for South MS

Hurricane warning issued for South MS

A storm spinning toward the U.S. Gulf of Mexico Coast is expected to turn into a tropical storm late Monday, bringing heavy rains, strong winds and risky tides, the National Hurricane Center said. T...

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Kavanaugh Hearing Interrupted by Protesters, Dems Call for DELAY — COURT CHAOS

Kavanaugh Hearing Interrupted by Protesters, Dems Call for DELAY — COURT CHAOS

Amid the nearly continuous disruption, Texas Republican John Cornyn said it was "the first confirmation hearing for a Supreme Court justice I've seen basically according to mob rule". The presid...

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Tropical Storm Gordon brings hurricane watch to Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Gordon brings hurricane watch to Gulf Coast

The storm has already begun lashing South Florida with high winds and heavy rains as it moved west-northwest at 16 miles per hour. A tropical storm whipped the southern tip of Florida with high wind...

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1 death from Hawaii storm Lane reported on Kauai National News

1 death from Hawaii storm Lane reported on Kauai National News

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Norman is looking quite impressive. On Aug. 29, 2018 at 4:45 a.m. EDT (0845 UTC) NASA's Aqua satellite found the coldest temperatures of the strongest thunderstorms (yellow...

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USA plan for coal power deregulation could cause more deaths

USA plan for coal power deregulation could cause more deaths

The Environmental Protection Agency has released the new Affordable Clean Energy rule - distinctive from the Clean Power Plan of the Obama years in how it defers any rule-making to the states. T...

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NASA spacecraft blasts off toward sun for closest look yet

NASA spacecraft blasts off toward sun for closest look yet

A NASA spacecraft has taken off on an historic mission towards the Sun in a delayed launch at Cape Canaveral in Florida. The Solar Probe Cup, dubbed "the bravest little instrument", is a s...

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Perseid meteor shower: Incredible timelapse shows 300 shooting stars an hour

Perseid meteor shower: Incredible timelapse shows 300 shooting stars an hour

The meteors appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus in the sky and hence the name Perseids. The Perseids were called the "Tears of St. Lawrence" in medieval Europe because they occur around...

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Look up this weekend for annual meteor shower

Look up this weekend for annual meteor shower

The Perseid meteor shower can be seen with the naked eye from places without light and environment pollution (clear sky), and darker places, from midnight to dawn. They will appear to be coming from t...

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NASA Taps Astronauts for Commercial Flights

NASA Taps Astronauts for Commercial Flights

If those missions go well, astronauts Mike Hopkins and Victor Glover will fly the first operational Crew Dragon flight to the International Space Station, while astronauts Sunita Williams and Jos...

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Longest lunar eclipse of the century set to arrive Friday

Longest lunar eclipse of the century set to arrive Friday

However the one hour 43 minute duration of the eclipse is just four minutes off the maximum possible length, according to NASA . The partial eclipses that lead up to and follow the total eclipse will...

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Strong to severe storms moving through this evening into overnight

Strong to severe storms moving through this evening into overnight

REST OF THE WEEKEND AND NEXT WEEK: An upper-level trough will settle over the state by Sunday , with temperatures taking a slight tumble. If heading to the beach Wednesday , ocean conditions look...

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