• Keystone XL Ruling Comes at Worst Time for Canadian Oil Industry
Keystone XL Ruling Comes at Worst Time for Canadian Oil Industry

Environmentalists and tribal groups cheered the ruling by a US district judge in Montana , while President Donald Trump called it "a political decision" and "a disgrace ". The permit approval followed years of intense debate over the pipeline amid steadfast opposition from environmental groups. The Keystone XL pipeline would bring oil from Ha...

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  • Hurricane Willa nears landfall in Mexico
Hurricane Willa nears landfall in Mexico

Willa was about 230 miles (370 km) south-southwest of Cabo Corrientes in Mexico with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph (215 kph). A map made by the National Hurricane Center shows the projected path for Hurricane Willa as of 8 a.m. Hurricane force winds are forecast to hit San Blas to Mazatlan, including Las Islas Marias where hurricane warnings...

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  • China to end electricity costs with a fake moon
China to end electricity costs with a fake moon

The freakish plan, which would give a "dust-like glow" for the south-western city of 14 million, was revealed in the People's Daily newspaper. The artificial moon will be able to light an area within a diameter of 10 to 80 kilometres.

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  • Searchers find body in hurricane-stricken town
Searchers find body in hurricane-stricken town

About 280 of the town's 1,200 residents had indicated they would ride out the storm, but several of those likely fled at the last minute when the approaching storm's devastating strength became clear, Mayor Al Cathey said . In downtown Marianna, Florida, the facades of historic buildings lay in pieces on the ground across from the courthouse. ...

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  • Hurricane Michael forecast: What to expect and when
Hurricane Michael forecast: What to expect and when

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tweeted he was hearing "stunning" reports of damage, including that "Mexico Beach is gone" and the "damage in Panama City is catastrophic". "Luckily we did not get a surge", Tenbrunson said of his home. "It's not the Mexico Beach we know". It could be weeks before power is restored to the most damaged parts of Florida,...

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  • Making Efforts To Combat Climate Change: Harsh Vardhan On UN Report
Making Efforts To Combat Climate Change: Harsh Vardhan On UN Report

Further, "t$3 he decisions we make today are critical in ensuring a safe and sustainable world for everyone, both now and in the future, said Debra Roberts, Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group II". "But doing so would require unprecedented changes". Many in Trump's Republican party are self-described climate change sceptics, questioning whether th...

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  • Take a peek inside Hurricane Michael’s eyewall as it made landfall
Take a peek inside Hurricane Michael’s eyewall as it made landfall

She said she could smell the pine from snapped tree branches. Large parts of Florida have suffered "unimaginable destruction" after the third-strongest hurricane in U.S. In Dothan, Alabama, advertising signs and utility posts were torn out of the ground, while sheet metal roofs were ripped off several businesses. Looking at the entire hurrica...

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  • SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket Puts on Light Show in Tonight's Sky
SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket Puts on Light Show in Tonight's Sky

Now standing just ~1400 feet away from the SLC-4E pad, B1048 could very likely become the first booster SpaceX launches three times - perhaps as soon as November or December, depending on its condition after landing. Between then and now, the company chalked up 10 more successful landings at the Air Force Station and another 18 on off-shore dronesh...

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  • Latest Updates on Sub-Tropical Storm Leslie, Kirk
Latest Updates on Sub-Tropical Storm Leslie, Kirk

Saturday, it was moving due west at about 5 mph. Kirk is packing 40 miles per hour sustained winds and its westward motion is expected to accelerate through Tuesday. Interstate 40 has also been closed because of Hurricane Florence and on Sunday night it remained closed from NC 41 to Wilmington, according to the N.C.

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  • Florence Unleashing a Flood of Pig Poop on North Carolina
Florence Unleashing a Flood of Pig Poop on North Carolina

But the aftermath of Florence's deluge is so vicious, rivers and waterways are rising fast across the Carolinas, burying communities and roads, and preventing evacuees from going back home. Kevin Tovornik was scrambling to prepare for flooding in Conway, South Carolina. "We are anxious right now that the water is gonna come up 4 feet higher than...

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  • Trump visits the Carolinas after Florence
Trump visits the Carolinas after Florence

In Fayetteville, a city in central North Carolina where the Cape Fear River crested early Wednesday morning, hundreds of residents remain in shelters and county officials have confirmed at least two deaths. Trump called Florence "one of the most powerful and devastating storms ever to hit our country". Trump praised first responders and offered c...

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  • Tracking Florence: Rain, flooding threaten Carolinas as storm crawls inland
Tracking Florence: Rain, flooding threaten Carolinas as storm crawls inland

The center of the storm is over eastern SC, but rain is continuing to fall throughout the state and is particularly heavy in the southern counties. SC recorded its first death from the storm, with officials saying a 61-year-old woman was killed when her vehicle hit a tree that fell across a highway.

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  • Hurricane Florence deluges Carolinas ahead of Friday landfall
Hurricane Florence deluges Carolinas ahead of Friday landfall

Florence's top sustained wind speeds dropped from a high of 225kmh to 175kmh as its outer rain bands approached the North Carolina coast early on Thursday. The rain posed a greater danger, forecasters warned, with some spots getting as much as 40 inches (1 m) of precipitation, enough to cause devastating flash floods miles from the coast.

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  • Florence set to become major hurricane, aims at US Southeast
Florence set to become major hurricane, aims at US Southeast

EDT advisory, the National Hurricane Center said "a rapid phase of intensification" was expected to begin Sunday. On its current trajectory, winds from the hurricane could reach the southeastern United States late on Wednesday, with Florence possibly making landfall around the Carolinas on Thursday or Friday.

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  • Storm Helene expected to bring 85mph winds across Wirral
Storm Helene expected to bring 85mph winds across Wirral

Isaac also has the potential to bring 1-2 inches of rain to portions of St. Croix. Maximum sustained winds remain near 60 miles per hour (95 km/h) with higher gusts. The storm is expected to die down by Wednesday. Andy Page, the Met Office's chief meteorologist, said: "There remains large uncertainty in the exact route Storm Helene will take...

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  • James City County declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Florence
James City County declares state of emergency ahead of Hurricane Florence

Officials ordered residents and visitors to begin evacuating the Outer Banks. James City County has declared a state of emergency in anticipation of effects from Hurricane Florence . North Carolina governor Roy Cooper's office said Florence is already being felt along the state's coast, with large sea swells resulting in life-threatening ...

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  • Jeff Bezos Pledges $2 Billion Toward Education and Homelessness
Jeff Bezos Pledges $2 Billion Toward Education and Homelessness

Jeff Bezos , the world's richest person, is launching a $2 billion fund to help homeless families and create a network of non-profit preschools in low-income communities. It is a contrast to the long view that Bezos has preached at Amazon and Blue Origin, the space-travel technology company he has been funding with $1 billion a year through the sal...

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  • FLORENCE: Hurricane closes in on North Carolina
FLORENCE: Hurricane closes in on North Carolina

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said: "Florence is still forecast to be an extremely unsafe major hurricane when it nears the U.S. coast late Thursday and Friday ". An estimated 10 million people live in areas expected to be placed under a hurricane or storm advisory, said Marc Chenard of the US Weather Prediction Center.

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  • Hurricane Florence evacuations expand, with 'disaster at doorstep'
Hurricane Florence evacuations expand, with 'disaster at doorstep'

At 8:00 pm (0000 GMT), the eye of the storm was 335 miles (540 kms) southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina , moving northwest at 16 mph (26 kph). Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm but it is still considered an extremely risky and life-threatening storm.

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  • Hurricane Florence strengthens, churns toward US Southeast coast
Hurricane Florence strengthens, churns toward US Southeast coast

Forecasters also warned of a rising threat of life-threatening storm surge, along with the damage of a hurricane's high winds. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Florence is expected to become a major hurricane Monday and remain extremely unsafe and powerful as it nears the U.S.

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  • History tells us: Tropical storms in Hawaii can cause major damage
History tells us: Tropical storms in Hawaii can cause major damage

With its maximum sustained winds dropping to 70 miles per hour Friday, the former Hurricane Norman became a tropical storm, the National Weather Service reported. In the latest five-day forecast, the entire state is under the "cone of uncertainty" for Wednesday. Flash flooding is also expected from the second cyclone to strike the islands in 20...

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  • Tropical Storm Florence continues its churn toward US coast
Tropical Storm Florence continues its churn toward US coast

Interested in Weather? Add Weather as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Weather news, video, and analysis from ABC News. North Carolina declared a state of emergency on Friday. As of this afternoon, there is a high likelihood that Florence will miss the trough connection this weekend and continue heading west. Anyone along the ea...

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  • Tropical Storm Gordon Hits Gulf Coast, Killing a Child in Florida
Tropical Storm Gordon Hits Gulf Coast, Killing a Child in Florida

Pictures on social media showed damaged roofs and debris-strewn beaches and roads. Neighbor Amanda Ray told the Pensacola News Journal she heard a crack and a scream as the limb fell around 9 p.m. Mayors of barrier islands in the storm's path had warned that their communities might get cut off from the mainland. "I just hope I don't have to throw...

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  • Gordon Forecast to Hit US on Tuesday Night
Gordon Forecast to Hit US on Tuesday Night

Scattered showers and storms will remain in the forecast Wednesday as Gordon pulls away, leaving our area on the southeast side of the storm and returning an onshore flow from the Gulf of Mexico. A storm surge warning has been issued for the area stretching from Shell Beach, Louisiana, to Dauphin Island, Alabama. Also, a tropical storm warning...

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  • What's next for Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull
What's next for Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull

Despite the spill, Dutton said he had "no personal animosity" against Malcolm Turnbull , rather he felt he was the best person to ensure Opposition leader Bill Shorten never gains prime ministership. We'll take one more. "Over that period of time I have been assistant treasurer to Peter Costello and John Howard, with whom I work quite closely ...

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  • EPA proposes relaxing coal plant emissions rule
EPA proposes relaxing coal plant emissions rule

Clarification: This story has been clarified to reflect that Rocky Mountain Power would keep coal plants online longer if it fits into their long-term plans and state regulators permit it. Nebraska, whose power generation relies heavily on fossil fuels, was among the states that filed a lawsuit challenging the Clean Power Plan . Wheeler sa...

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  • Aussies put out their potatoes for Peter Dutton after failed leadership challenge
Aussies put out their potatoes for Peter Dutton after failed leadership challenge

Turnbull won the ballot 48-35, but the episode seriously undermined his position. One lawmaker abstained and another was away on sick leave. The leadership crisis followed Turnbull's Monday capitulation to the Coalition rebels over energy policy.

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  • Turnbull Dutton Leadership Vote
Turnbull Dutton Leadership Vote

Mr Dutton has now resigned from his Home Affairs portfolio, creating a big gap in Cabinet that Mr Turnbull will have to fill. Peter Dutton is contesting Malcolm Turnbull for the leadership of the Liberal party in a party room meeting.

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  • Weed Killer Chemical Found In Popular Oat Products, New Report Says
Weed Killer Chemical Found In Popular Oat Products, New Report Says

Last week, a jury at the Superior Court of California in San Francisco ordered Monsanto to pay $ 289 million in damages to a groundskeeper who is dying from cancer. General Mills and Quaker Oats are relying on outdated safety standards used by a government agency that is notorious for neglecting new science on chemicals.

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  • Meteor shower lights up skies over Bosnia
Meteor shower lights up skies over Bosnia

As Earth makes its yearly journey around the sun, it moves through these clouds of comet debris, introducing many meteors at once into the atmosphere, resulting in what we know as a meteor shower. Chinese astronomers are credited with the being the first to record an observation of the meteor shower back in 36 A.D. Comet: A comet is a relativ...

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  • Solar eclipse this weekend
Solar eclipse this weekend

Also, it turns dark during a solar eclipse as the sun gets blocked. Unlike solar eclipses, a lunar eclipse often lasts much longer, and are less rare because they can be seen by everyone on the side of Earth where it's night, while only those within the radius of the moon's shadow on Earth can see a solar eclipse.

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  • Trump proposes car-mileage rollback; states sue in protest
Trump proposes car-mileage rollback; states sue in protest

And it says that compared to the 2012 rules, the new proposal would raise U.S. fuel consumption by half a million barrels per day (that's between two and three percent daily). More than a dozen states follow California's standards, amounting to about 40 percent of the country's new-vehicle market. The Environmental Protection Agency and the De...

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  • NASA, commercial partners progress to human spaceflight home stretch
NASA, commercial partners progress to human spaceflight home stretch

Those spacecraft, SpaceX's Crew Dragon and Boeing's CST-100, are now months away from their first uncrewed test flights from Cape Canaveral. He was a NASA scientist for 33 years. SpaceX said it would fly crews by April. Boeing also connected the upper and lower domes of its Crew Flight Test spacecraft and attached its docking system in J...

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  • FBI agent defiant as Republicans claim bias in Trump investigation
FBI agent defiant as Republicans claim bias in Trump investigation

Strzok's extramarital affair", Nadler said . "Sir, that's an expression of speech". In breaking his months-long silence, Strzok vigorously defended his handling of two hugely sensitive investigations in which he played a leading role: inquiries into Hillary Clinton's email use and possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian ...

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  • Much of eastern Canada still under blanket of hot, humid air
Much of eastern Canada still under blanket of hot, humid air

And if the heat wasn't enough, the forecast also calls for a 60 per cent chance of rain this afternoon while humidity levels stay high. Canada Day crowds in the capital will face the challenge of keeping hydrated in temperatures that are forecast to peak at 36 C, with a humidex of 47 and a UV index of 10, or "very high".

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  • Trump says he is considering two women for Supreme Court
Trump says he is considering two women for Supreme Court

Two of the Republicans - Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins - are abortion-rights supporters and could balk at voting for a Trump nominee who would overturn the 1973 Roe v. As a candidate, Trump sought to win over social conservatives by emphasizing the role of the Federalist Society in judicial nominations. The Democrats - Joe Manchin of West Vir...

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  • Building Blocks of Life Found on Mars
Building Blocks of Life Found on Mars

Big news from Mars today: NASA's Curiosity rover found ancient traces of organic matter embedded in Martian rocks and detected a "seasonal variation" in atmospheric methane on the Red Planet - an annual pulse of the gas, nearly as if something out there were breathing.

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  • Danone joins fight against plastic waste in New Zealand
Danone joins fight against plastic waste in New Zealand

Sade Nubi, a Senior Environmental Engineer with the Department of Works and Physical Planning, said that the event involved a walk for the environment and a presentation on beating plastic pollution on campus. "Let's say no to [d] isposable plastic items". Otunta said that the 2018 World Environment Day celebration had presented the nation ...

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  • Pre-Flown SpaceX Rocket Introduces the Commercial Communications Satellite
Pre-Flown SpaceX Rocket Introduces the Commercial Communications Satellite

Over the next five years in the SES-12 service region, SES expects 80 million more direct-to-home television viewers, "and obviously, this satellite will be a great way to deliver that content to the homes across all of Asia-Pacific", Hemingway said.

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  • Famed Astronaut Alan Bean Dies at 86
Famed Astronaut Alan Bean Dies at 86

They spent about 7 hours and 45 minutes completing two moonwalks in which they deployed instruments to study the moon's geology, installed a nuclear generator to power future experimental equipment and collected an extensive assortment of moon rocks.

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  • B.C. files constitutional challenge of Alberta's fuel restriction law
B.C. files constitutional challenge of Alberta's fuel restriction law

Deputy Premier Sarah Hoffman will be attending the conference on Notley's behalf. The lawsuit comes a day after Notley abruptly cancelled her attendance at western premiers' meetings in Yellowknife over what she called B.C.'s attempt to "choke" her province and Canada's "economic lifeblood".

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  • A stronger Alberto to make landfall along Florida panhandle Monday
A stronger Alberto to make landfall along Florida panhandle Monday

Alberto was expected to drop as much as 12 inches of rain, slamming an area from MS to western Georgia, the Miami-based hurricane center said . Rick Scott (R) also declared a state of emergency in all of the state's 67 counties on Saturday .

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  • Apple demands $1 billion from Samsung for patent infringement
Apple demands $1 billion from Samsung for patent infringement

It infringed three design patents and two utility patents awarded to Apple to cover early models of its popular smartphone. "That is what the law requires". After the latest retrial, Samsung , Apple and Intel are scheduled to stand together in the USA trade watchdog FTC's suit against Qualcomm for the latter's alleged attempt to charge its c...

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  • Australia probes Google over user data
Australia probes Google over user data

Google claims they developed "cleanroom" versions, however the lawsuit has gone on for some time and after a trip on appeal by Oracle to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in March, Google was found to have infringed upon their copyright.

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  • 02:57Black Hawk on Red Planet: NASA to Deploy Helicopter on Mars
02:57Black Hawk on Red Planet: NASA to Deploy Helicopter on Mars

The remote Mars Helicopter , created to carry flight in the thin Martian setting with twin counter-rotating bladesthat weighs about four pounds (1.8 kilograms), with a fuselage the size of a softball, NASA explained. For its trip to Mars , the helicopter will be packed on the underside of the rover . What will the Mars Helicopter do? T...

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  • Google's Virtual Assistant Mimics Human Voice To Book Appointments
Google's Virtual Assistant Mimics Human Voice To Book Appointments

One of the most lauded one of these was the addition of six new voices for Google Assistant . And John Legend will lend his melodic tones to the Assistant later this year-who wouldn't want him wishing you A Good Night ? Here's how all the new Google Assistant features compare to Amazon Alexa.

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  • Google will soon be able to write your emails for you
Google will soon be able to write your emails for you

A Google spokesperson told the Daily Dot that Smart Compose is "trained on billions of common phrases and sentences". Take Gmail, which just saw a redesign that introduced a new look to the desktop version of Google's mail client. For example, if you're writing an email on a Friday, it may suggest " Have a great weekend! " to end your message...

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  • Fitbit introduces female health tracking, Android quick responses
Fitbit introduces female health tracking, Android quick responses

Key among the new features is the ability for women to track their menstrual cycles, which the firm says is one of its most requested features. Fitbit's proprietary cycle algorithm gets smarter and more accurate as you consistently log your period.

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  • Instagram starts trialling in-app payments
Instagram starts trialling in-app payments

Great news for WhatsApp users as they can now play Facebook or Instagram videos right in their conversations without ever being kicked over to another app. If Instagram does find the feature useful and makes it available to all its userbase, it can go a long way to help businesses that run on Instagram .

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  • IPhone 2018 - iPhone 9 to iPhone 11 What We Know So Far
IPhone 2018 - iPhone 9 to iPhone 11 What We Know So Far

Apple's quarter was strong in China, up 21 percent in revenue, and the top three smartphone models in China last quarter were iPhones - the iPhone X , presumably followed by the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus . Apple is also spending heavily as its R&D costs rose in the quarter, and it is giving away huge amounts of money back to investors. Catawba Capi...

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