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Pluto has dunes, but they’re not made of sand

Pluto has dunes, but they’re not made of sand They are lying close to a range of mountains of water ice 5km high. Previously it was assumed that Pluto's atmosphere is too sparse and does not possess the qualities that are inherent in the atmosphere of our planet - for example, can't form dunes and dunes. [Full Article...]

Lions and tigers break out of zoo cages in western Germany

Lions and tigers break out of zoo cages in western Germany It is unclear what circumstances lead to the bear's death. A massive hunt is under way for the five big cats. Vets are said to be on sight as well as police and firefighters. At the zoo, which is located on a riverbank, the water was knee-high. An escaped bear was found and had to be shot dead. This escape has come two years after another similar case happened in eastern Germany , when two li... [Full Article...]

Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh First Nations react to Kinder Morgan pipeline decision

Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh First Nations react to Kinder Morgan pipeline decision But even if the Keystone XL pipeline is built, Canada is still selling 99% of its oil to refineries in the US and that narrow market means they now get far less per barrel than they would if they had access to an alternative market. "Our court case is against Canada", he said. Khelsilem said the decision rewards the Texas-based company and transfers the risk to Canadian taxpayers. [Full Article...]

Canada To Buy Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Expansion Project

Canada To Buy Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Expansion Project Saint John Mayor Don Darling is calling on the federal government to revive the Energy East pipeline in light of its decision Tuesday to spend $4.5 billion to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline and save the contentious expansion to the B.C. [Full Article...]

Subtropical storm Alberto whips up mini waterspout in a swimming pool

Subtropical storm Alberto whips up mini waterspout in a swimming pool Lifeguards posted red flags along the white sands of Pensacola Beach, where swimming and wading were banned as Alberto disrupted long holiday weekend plans for millions. A tropical storm warning was discontinued from Florida's Anclote River to the Suwannee River. Meanwhile, potentially life-threatening rough surf and rip currents continued on the northern Gulf Coast after Alberto rolled up... [Full Article...]

Florida, Mississippi, Alabama declare emergencies

Florida, Mississippi, Alabama declare emergencies Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Mobile, Alabama, warned residents along coastal Alabama and MS as well as the Florida Panhandle to brace for heavy rain and high winds. Gulf Coast residents should "take this storm seriously", the National Weather Service said early on Sunday, as Subtropical Storm Alberto drove north, threatening heavy rains and winds to the southern coastal state... [Full Article...]

Alberto approaches Panhandle, as more rain expected in Central Florida

Alberto approaches Panhandle, as more rain expected in Central Florida The National Hurricane Center has also warned of the possibility of tornadoes "from northern Florida into central and southern Georgia, southern SC, and southeastern Alabama". Those who wish to courageous the conditions and head to the beach should be extra cautious as strong breezes will produce above-normal tides waves ranging from 2 to 4 feet producing unsafe rip currents through midweek, for... [Full Article...]

US Gulf Coast braces for first named storm of the season

US Gulf Coast braces for first named storm of the season Alberto , the first named Atlantic storm of 2018 which spun up days before the formal start of the hurricane season, is forecast to pack maximum sustained winds near 50 miles per hour (85 kph) and dump as much as 12 inches (30 cm) of rain, slamming an area from MS to western Georgia, it said . [Full Article...]

Fourth US Astronaut to Walk on Moon Has Died

Fourth US Astronaut to Walk on Moon Has Died Six years later he became the lunar module pilot in the second U.S. mission to the Moon: Apollo 12. Bean retired from the Navy in 1975 and NASA in 1981. NASA said Bean was one of the third group of astronauts named by NASA in October 1963. "But I've been there and I can tell you it's mostly black dirt". [Full Article...]

Florida Is In A State Of Emergency As Subtropical Storm Alberto Approaches

Florida Is In A State Of Emergency As Subtropical Storm Alberto Approaches The governors of Florida, Alabama and MS all declared states of emergency ahead of the storm Saturday. A hotel owner in Panama City Beach, Florida, tells the Panama City News Herald that her familys five hotels are normally full on Memorial Day weekend. [Full Article...]

Rice Becomes Less Nutritious As CO2 Levels Rise

Rice Becomes Less Nutritious As CO2 Levels Rise For the research plants were exposed to atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations of 568 to 590 parts per million. Findings of a new study have revealed it may also affect the nutritional value of food. Researchers also observed declines in iron, zinc, and protein. A mass deficiency in vitamin B9, also known as folate or folic acid, would have particularly severe public health consequences. [Full Article...]

SwRI scientists introduce cosmochemical model for Pluto formation

SwRI scientists introduce cosmochemical model for Pluto formation The research is based on data from two separate missions, NASA's New Horizons and the Rosetta mission run by the European Space Agency. As a result, NASA's New Horizons mission went to explore Pluto and to collect valuable data on it. [Full Article...]

Pipeline decision too close to chastise BC at western premiers meeting: Notley

Pipeline decision too close to chastise BC at western premiers meeting: Notley She says she's tried in the past to have that conversation but so far, the federal NDP leader has declined. "Today's filing came after we repeatedly called on Alberta not to move forward with blatantly unconstitutional legislation", says Attorney General Eby, according to 660 News . [Full Article...]

Tropical threat likely to dampen Memorial Day weekend

Tropical threat likely to dampen Memorial Day weekend Torrential rain, flooding and thunderstorms are likely across the Caribbean, the Gulf states and southern U.S. states even if a tropical storm does not materialise. Because of this, the South Shore, Coastal Mississippi, St. Tammany Parish and Southern Tangipahoa Parish are under a flash flood watch . The government of Cuba has issued a tropical storm watch for the western Cuban province of Pinar ... [Full Article...]

SpaceX Flies Satellites for Iridium, NASA in 10th Launch of 2018

SpaceX Flies Satellites for Iridium, NASA in 10th Launch of 2018 This first-stage booster has flown once before, a little more than four months ago when it launched the Zuma mission for the U.S. government-a satellite or spacecraft that was apparently lost in space after it failed to separate from the second stage of the Falcon 9 rocket. [Full Article...]

Can you get food delivered on the Coast during a tropical storm?

Can you get food delivered on the Coast during a tropical storm? Subtropical Storm Alberto is the first storm of the Atlantic season, which doesn't officially start for another week. A subtropical storm is one that has not acquired full tropical characteristics at this time. Flooding potential will increase across the southeast early next week as Alberto is forecast to slow down after it moves inland. "The east side of a storm, any storm, is the most ris... [Full Article...]

Alberto is 2018's first named tropical system

Alberto is 2018's first named tropical system Original story: According to the National Hurricane Center , a low pressure system known as "Invest 90L" is headed for the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to form into a tropical depression or tropical storm sometime within the next two days. [Full Article...]

Doug Ford Directly Involved In Etobicoke-Centre Nomination Controversy: Ontario Liberals

Doug Ford Directly Involved In Etobicoke-Centre Nomination Controversy: Ontario Liberals According to reports, Horwath, with her growing popularity, has enough time to get to the top there by June 7, if Doug Ford is unable to check NDP's forward momentum. "I think the drop that we are seeing is people are not sure anymore if Doug Ford is really.the person that can deliver what they're looking for". "People want change (but) they don't want an NDP government", Ford said in Toronto. [Full Article...]

Michael Cohen: I'm Friend And Client Of Taxi King - But Not Partner

Michael Cohen: I'm Friend And Client Of Taxi King - But Not Partner In recent weeks, details have emerged about hush payments Cohen orchestrated on behalf of Trump and a Republican fundraiser and about money he received from companies including Novartis AG , AT&T Inc . A Ukrainian official said Mr Cohen was paid $US400,000 while another source put the figure at $US600,000 ($796,000), the BBC reported. The law included criminal penalties but is not always aggre... [Full Article...]

Baltimore-area officer gunned down responding to suspicious vehicle report: Governor

Baltimore-area officer gunned down responding to suspicious vehicle report: Governor A number of officers who have died in the line of duty is up this year. Authorities were advising motorists to avoid the area and residents to shelter in place while the hunt for the suspect continued. Baltimore County Schools will open on time Tuesday. He told officers he saw Caprio drive up the block, when she got out of her auto and demanded that he get out of the Jeep. [Full Article...]


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