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In order to become more sustainable than ever, Starbucks will implement the lids for iced drinks across all of its stores. By doing so, the company expects to save over one billion plastic straws every year, significantly reducing the risk that small plastic products pose to marine animals.
  • Canada investigates run-ins between US customs, fishermen

    Canada investigates run-ins between US customs, fishermen

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    The question of jurisdiction flared up recently after the Grand Manan Fishermen's Association said a Canadian vessel had been stopped by United States border patrol while fishing in the waters near Machias Seal Island in late June. The island itself is of little value; however, the surrounding waters are home to an increasingly valuable lobster catch . As a result, the area has long hosted lobster fisherman from both sides of the border.
  • Scott Pruitt resigns from EPA

    Scott Pruitt resigns from EPA

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    Mr Pruitt, the head of America's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), faced a series of controversies over his travel spending, security costs, dealings with industry lobbyists and alleged misuse of government resources. But despite boasts of slashing red tape and promoting job creation, Pruitt had a mixed record of producing real-world results. Notably, Wheeler accompanied Murray Energy's CEO, Robert Murray, to the now-notorious meeting past year with Energy Secretary Rick Perry, the ...
  • Doubts on North Korean denuclearization shadow Pompeo visit

    Doubts on North Korean denuclearization shadow Pompeo visit

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    Noerper added that North Korea has made a commitment to denuclearize before the whole global community. US intelligence officials also have obtained evidence that the North is considering ways to hide the number of weapons it has and its secret production facilities, according to The Washington Post .
  • Beryl becomes first hurricane of 2018's Atlantic hurricane season

    Beryl becomes first hurricane of 2018's Atlantic hurricane season

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    Tropical Depression Beryl is seen in this NASA handout satellite image dated May 29, 2012. Hurricane Beryl is now located about 1,140 miles east-southeast of the Lesser Antilles and is packing maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour, according to an advisory issued by the National Hurricane Centre in Miami at 5 a.m.
  • After Months of Scandals, Scott Pruitt Resigns EPA Post

    After Months of Scandals, Scott Pruitt Resigns EPA Post

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    He denied wrongdoing amid multiple inquiries into his conduct. In the resignation letter that Pruitt sent to President Trump , he said "it is extremely hard for me to cease serving you in this role". Those groups applauded his departure. Many of those scandals led to investigations. On Monday, he announced the agency would undo the Obama administration's proposed reduction in auto emissions for cars and light trucks first set in motion in 2012 as part of its campaign to reduce ...
  • Scientists witness for the first time a planet's formation

    Scientists witness for the first time a planet's formation

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    This planet, not yet completely formed, revolves around its star PDS 70 three billion kilometers away. "These discs around young stars are the birthplaces of planets, but so far only a handful of observations have detected hints of baby planets in them", said Miriam Keppler, who lead the team, in an ESO statement .
  • NASA plans to publicly test its quiet supersonic technology this year

    NASA plans to publicly test its quiet supersonic technology this year

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    Well, if you're living in the right part of Texas, your wish has been granted. Producing an aircraft without the supersonic boom would be absolutely game changing for aviation. While NASA is not the only ones working on a supersonic flight design, they believe their uniquely shaped structure design will achieve what others have been unable to do thus far.
  • Air pollution can make you diabetic, India at greater risk: Lancet study

    Air pollution can make you diabetic, India at greater risk: Lancet study

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    Diabetes after the age of 50 might be an early case of pancreatic cancer , according to the study . Researchers led by Dr Ziyad Al-Aly looked at particulate matter - microscopic pieces of dust, dirt, smoke, soot and liquid droplets. "The team in St. Louis is doing important research to firm up links between pollution and health conditions such as diabetes", said commission member Philip J.
  • Trump's Supreme Court search begins, youth a key factor

    Trump's Supreme Court search begins, youth a key factor

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    The Trump presidential campaign of 2016 put together an initial list with input from conservative lawyers and activists steeped in the politics of judicial nominations. "A high-profile Supreme Court battle will certainly remind all your voters what is at stake". So who will benefit most from the debate over Justice Kennedy's retirement? Trump has praised Kennedy and his work, though it has included decisions on hot-button issues such as abortion, marriage equality, and the death ...
  • Longest lunar eclipse of the century happening in July

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    What is a total lunar eclipse? A blood moon takes place when Earth blocks the light of the sun from the moon. A total solar eclipse occurs on August 21, 2017, at Mary's River Covered Bridge, in Chester, IL, USA. To help prevent the side effects, one must read Shiva Chalisa during the eclipse time, donate food to the needy and eat Tulsi leaves. "For an especially long-lasting total lunar eclipse of 1 hour and 43 minutes to occur, the moon has to pass through the central part of ...
  • Heat warning for Sudbury to continue to Friday

    Heat warning for Sudbury to continue to Friday

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    Heat warnings are issued by Environment and Climate Change Canada to inform the public when air temperature and humidex are forecast to be above a certain criteria for two consecutive days. Environment Canada also warns to watch out for serious medical conditions such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke, and to seek medical help if anyone is suffering from any of the symptoms of a heat-related medical emergency.
  • Teacher Confronts EPA Head Scott Pruitt

    Teacher Confronts EPA Head Scott Pruitt

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    Kristin Mink said she was three tables away with her child from Scott Pruitt at the restaurant. "We deserve to have someone at the EPA who actually does protect our environment, somebody who believes in climate change and takes it seriously for the benefit of all of us, including our children", Mink told Pruitt.
  • White House declines to name Supreme Court candidates

    White House declines to name Supreme Court candidates

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    Trump's nominee must win Senate confirmation. When asked if Trump is looking for a candidate that will overturn Roe v. Wade , the landmark Supreme Court ruling on abortion, Sanders reiterated Trump's stance that he is not asking the candidates their views on abortion rights.
  • Astronomers catch new planet in the process of forming

    Astronomers catch new planet in the process of forming

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    The new planet is named PDS 70b because it was caught forming a dusty disc around a star called PDS 70. Miriam Kepler of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Germany said hints of baby planets have been detected before, but astronomers were not sure whether those observations might simply be features in the swirling dust.
  • Prez Trump to move quickly on SC nominee

    Prez Trump to move quickly on SC nominee

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    All of Trump's potential choices have been vetted by the conservative Federalist Society, he promised during the campaign, and all are relatively young. For those conservatives who voted for Donald Trump because of the Supreme Court , congratulations: You've been vindicated. Sen. Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill.: "With so much at stake for the people of our country, the U.S.
  • IPC Issues Statement Following The Death Of Stephen Hawking

    IPC Issues Statement Following The Death Of Stephen Hawking

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    We are deeply saddened that our beloved father passed away today. Prof Hawking's career looked like being cruelly cut short in 1964 while he was still studying for his PhD at Cambridge University. "If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn't turn out very well for the Native Americans".
  • Astronomers captured the first image of a baby planet

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    This, in turn, enables scientists to test theoretical models of planet formation. This is at least a few times the mass of Jupiter , the largest gas giant in our solar system, and well above the highest temperature recorded on any planet in our solar system.
  • President Trump to Make Choice on SCOTUS Nominee on July 9

    President Trump to Make Choice on SCOTUS Nominee on July 9

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    President Trump and Republicans say they plan on getting to work on a replacement immediately hoping to have Kennedy's successor confirmed before the midterms. Whatever Trump said during his campaign, Leo said abortion did not come up in the president's interviews with prospective nominees when he chose Justice Neil Gorsuch a year ago.
  • Astronomers capture first ever pictures of a planet being born

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    Scientists described PDS 70b as a "giant gas planet with a mass a few times that of Jupiter " that is "much hotter than any planet in our own solar system". The observations revealed the presence of a newborn gas giant in PDS 70's surrounding protoplanetary disk. André Müller, who is also with the Max Planck Institute and led the second team, said that Keppler's results give "us a new window onto the complex and poorly-understood early stages of planetary evolution".
  • Heat wave will continue for central Pa. on Monday

    Heat wave will continue for central Pa. on Monday

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    Temperatures are expected to reach near triple digits Sunday with heat index values as high as 106, according to the National Weather Service . Please note, extreme heat can cause illness and death among at- risk population who cannot stay cool. Temperatures will stay in the 90s for much of the Northeast through July 4 and likely Thursday or even Friday .
  • AI heads to space on SpaceX Dragon

    AI heads to space on SpaceX Dragon

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    Airbus established CIMON for Germany's National Space Agency, and the objective is to understand if intellectual bots can collaborate with astronauts to make working life simple in space. Biniok said . CIMON is able to answer voice commands and can research a database of information about the ISS. SpaceX launched Friday a spacecraft that contains equipment NASA intends to aid activities onboard the International Space Station , including research on artificial intelligence, ...
  • GOP Sen. Collins says Roe v. Wade case is

    GOP Sen. Collins says Roe v. Wade case is "settled law"

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    He said the voices of millions of Americans heading to the polls this fall "deserve to be heard". The future of Kennedy's seat has been a moment abortion rights opponents and supporters alike have been anticipating for years because Kennedy historically sided with the liberals on the court in favor of protecting abortion rights.
  • Trump says he’ll announce Supreme Court pick July 9

    Trump says he’ll announce Supreme Court pick July 9

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    The poll, which was conducted on Thursday and Friday, found that abortion ranked a distant fourth when respondents were asked to list the issue of most concern to them among several that could come before the court. It guarantees an even stronger and more enthusiastic link between white evangelicals and Trump, shoring up a formidable partnership for the 2018 midterms and the 2020 presidential race.
  • Longest Lunar Eclipse of 21st Century Happening in July

    Longest Lunar Eclipse of 21st Century Happening in July

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    The combination of a supermoon and total lunar eclipse creating a blood moon last occurred in 1982 and will not happen again until 2033. The full moon gets its name from coinciding with the start of the strawberry picking season on the North American east coast.
  • The coldest place on Earth is even colder than scientists thought

    The coldest place on Earth is even colder than scientists thought

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    Now, after re-examining weather data for this region, the same researchers have found that temperatures at several sites had actually dipped lower than previously thought, to a record-setting minus 98 degrees Celsius (minus 144 degrees Fahrenheit) on several occasions between 2004 and 2016.
  • Mini-Moon tonight! Next one happens in July 2018

    Mini-Moon tonight! Next one happens in July 2018

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    That farthest point in the moon's orbit is called "apogee". Here's a good astronomy tip from the Farmers' Almanac: If you're looking at the full moon Friday night and you spot a small object that appears to be a bright star with a yellow-white glow , shining near the lower right side of the moon, that's the planet Saturn .
  • Blood Moon to bring the longest lunar eclipse in a century

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    The last lunar eclipse, which took place on January 31, lasted for an hour and 17 minutes. As sunlight passes through the atmosphere of Earth , the gaseous layer refracts the rays in a way that the green to violet wavelengths on the observable spectrum disperse more strongly than the red, thereby giving the Moon a reddish hue.
  • Starwatch: mooning around for a glimpse of Saturn in Sagittarius

    Starwatch: mooning around for a glimpse of Saturn in Sagittarius

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    Just prior to the time when the Strawberry Moon would achieve its peak, the sixth planet, Saturn would be just at the opposite of the Sun. 6 a.m. PT on Wednesday. You may also see the planet Saturn. The higher your observation point, and the fewer buildings and cloud are obstructing the horizon, the sooner you'll see it.
  • NASA Shares Image of Stunning ‘Blue Dune’ on Mars

    NASA Shares Image of Stunning ‘Blue Dune’ on Mars

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    NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has discovered a stunning blue dune, illustrating that Mars is more than just a red planet . Heat, after all, is what propels these storms in the Red Planet . However, the space agency has announced that this SUV will not be affected by the storm because it has a nuclear power battery that allows it to operate day and night.
  • 1st Satellite Built to Harpoon Space Junk for Disposal Begins Test Flight

    1st Satellite Built to Harpoon Space Junk for Disposal Begins Test Flight

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    The RemoveDEBRIS mission is led by the varsity and built by the world's leading small satellite manufacturer Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), with technology on board designed by Airbus. The RemoveDebris mission will perform four experiments, including harpoon capture in orbit and a net that will be used on a deployed target. It will also fire a small harpoon at a target plate to see if the technology can accurately work in the weightless environment.
  • BNSF: Estimated 230000 gallons of oil spilled in derailment

    BNSF: Estimated 230000 gallons of oil spilled in derailment

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    Officials on the scene aren't sure whether floodwater from the swollen Little Rock River caused the cars to leave the tracks. But news of the spill was enough to prompt officials in Rock Valley , a small city about 5 miles (8.05 kilometres) southwest of the derailment, to shut off all the city's drinking water wells.
  • SpaceX Schedule: Falcon Heavy Rocket Will Launch Classified Military Satellite in 2020

    SpaceX Schedule: Falcon Heavy Rocket Will Launch Classified Military Satellite in 2020

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    The company just won a United States dollars 130 million contract with US Air Force for using its Falcon Heavy rocket for launching a space command satellite. Who knew the Falcon 9 rocket is as tall as a 21-story building? Falcon 9 Block 5 completed its first launch on May 11, carrying the Bangabandhu-1 communications satellite to geostationary transfer orbit.
  • NASA's Curiosity rover captures photos of dust storm on Mars

    NASA's Curiosity rover captures photos of dust storm on Mars

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    Declaring it as a "planet-encircling" dust event, NASA noted that the grainy particles making up the storm have grown significantly over the Gale crater or the location where its Curiosity rover has been operating since 2012. This animation shows the views from Mars Curiosity's Left PanCam, from May 17 to June 18, 2018 (Curiosity Sols 2054 to 2085). New photos from Curiosity show a wall of haze over Gale Crater that is up to eight times thicker than normal for this time on Mars, NASA ...
  • Clean Air Day: motorists urged to turn off their engines

    Clean Air Day: motorists urged to turn off their engines

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    The leaders who will be hosted by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, will meet with Mr Gove, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to call on him to agree to a national clean air plan. A targeted national vehicle renewal scheme to replace older polluting vehicles that supports drivers and businesses to change to low emission vehicles and other sustainable forms of transport, taking special care that those on low-incomes and also small businesses are helped to make the shift.
  • Rex tongues were anchored to the bottom of their mouths

    Rex tongues were anchored to the bottom of their mouths

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    To make their discovery, an worldwide team of researchers from The University of Texas at Austin (UT) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences compared the hyoid bones-bones which support the tongue-of extinct dinosaurs, pterosaurs and crocodilians to those of modern birds and crocodilians.
  • Volvo plans 25 per cent recycled plastics in cars by 2025

    Volvo plans 25 per cent recycled plastics in cars by 2025

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    The brand is also urging suppliers to work more closely with automotive brands to develop sustainable components, especially those that use recycled plastics. Some of the components in this model has been replaced with recycled plastic materials. "This is proof that this problem can be solved by design and innovation", he added.