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Depression off NC coast expected to become tropical storm; Beryl weakens

At 5 p.m., the center of Tropical Storm Beryl was located near latitude 12.7 North, longitude 52.7 West. Beryl is moving faster toward the west-northwest ne...


Vacationers: Tropical storm could develop off Carolina coast

It had maximum sustained winds of 80 miles per hour and additional strengthening is expected during the next couple days, the National Hurricane Center said . '...


Scandal-hit United States environment chief could face axe

Trump announced that Pruitt's deputy, former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler , would take over Monday as acting head of the agency that the president has tasked w...


President Trump says EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigns

He's also been held to task for exorbitant spending of taxpayer money. Previous allegations have involved reports that Pruitt used his position and govern...


Hosepipe ban for County Kildare

From today, people in the Greater Dublin Area face fines of €125 if they flout the hosepipe ban, which is to last until the end of the month. The ban is usu...


Heat rages on, MLHU prolongs extended heat warning

It's going to be hot and humid through to Thursday", said Zhang. A cold front will usher in a slightly cooler air mass for today. Heat warnings were also in p...


'Floating Brain' Headed to ISS on SpaceX Cargo Run

Dragon separated from Falcon 9s second stage about nine minutes and thirty seconds after liftoff and is on its way to the International Space Station, now ex...


Heat advisory this weekend through Monday night

Monday is expected to see the searing heat and high humidity continue, with temperatures again nearing 100 in New York's capital of Albany. Temperatures ...


US Justice Kennedy retiring; Trump gets 2nd Supreme Court pick

Despite the Republican majority, Sherrilyn Ifill of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund says she's confident senators can be persuaded to hold off. "The Senate stand...


Supreme Court Abortion Rights Threat Will Be Election Boost for Democrats

With the retirement of swing vote Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy , Trump and his Republican allies in the Senate plan to install a conservative justic...


Trump May Reshape Supreme Court for Decades as Justice Kennedy Retires

A traditional conservative, he advanced gay rights , reinforced abortion rights and erased political spending limits. Kennedy's retirement gives Mr. But ...


Blood Moon Eclipse Probably Not A Bad Omen, According To Boring Astrophysicist

The term "Blood moon" is used to refer to the red tinge on a fully eclipsed Moon. For those that may not be in the know, a blood moon is a very rare astronomi...


This week's night sky: Saturn shining with full moon

This is the closest to Earth that Saturn will be this year as Saturn's rotational axis will now pull the planet away. The full Moon is always a handsome sig...


900000 litres of Alberta crude dumped into Iowa floodwater

Williams said officials hoped to reach the cars by sometime Saturday afternoon. Almost half - 100,000 gallons - of the spilled oil has been contained with b...


Children exposed to 30% more air pollution than adults, says charity

A new working group, led by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) in collaboration with the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), has been es...


What you should know about toxic invasive plant just found in Va.

Giant hogweed seeds are dispersed across short distances by the wind, but they can make it further if they are accidentally transported in soil. Furthermore, th...


Puan, world's oldest Sumatran orangutan, dies at 62

Puan's 54 descendants have spread across the globe, inhabiting zoos in Europe, the United States, Australia and Singapore. Sixty-two-year-old Puan was given a...


Giant hogweed plant that causes 3rd-degree burns spreads to Virginia

The US Department of Agriculture's website shows it has also been found in MI and IL. So if you call any of those locations home (or a vacation destination), ...


Antarctica ice loss trippled in five years, new study reveals

Globally sea levels are rising by about 3mm a year. The study - known as the Ice Sheet Mass Balance Inter-Comparison Exercise - is the compilation of recent m...


US, Mexico, Canada embark on World Cup history with winning bid

Several foreign national teams also arranged games in the United States - including Spain against El Salvador in Washington, Japan against Costa Rica in Tampa, ...


Hurricane Bud strengthens to category 3 off Mexico Pacific coast

Rainfall of 3 to 6 inches (75 to 150 millimeters), with isolated patches of 10 inches (250 millimeters), was possible into Tuesday afternoon. This media house d...


India’s top space agency discovers an EPIC planet 600-light years away

EPIC 211945201b's mass is around 27 times that of Earth's and it's estimated to be around six times greater in radius. Scientists have claimed that the discov...


Mercedes Delay Upgrade due to Quality Issues

Vettel has dropped nine while Kimi Raikkonen has dropped 27. The Silver Arrows now lead both the drivers and constructors championships after six races. Canad...


India lauded for plan to beat plastic pollution

Global companies who agreed to sign include Amcor, Danone, L'Oreal, Mars, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Unilever and Nestle. New Zealand-based businesses that signed th...


NASA's Curiosity rover discovers organic matter on Mars

One of NASA's aims with the Curiosity Rover is to search for signs of ancient life on the red planet. On top of that, after keeping close tabs on methane ...


SpaceX Falcon 9 delivers SES-12 into orbit

SpaceX said Monday the rocket's first stage used to launch the SES-12 satellite was initially deployed in September 2017 to support the Orbital Test Vehic...


Trump energy plan would prop up failing coal and nuclear plants

The statement from the White House didn't detail how the government would work to keep plants open. " President Trump has directed Secretary of Energy Rick ...


Lions, tigers, jaguar and bear escape zoo in Germany

The drama peaked midmorning when the bear was discovered - and shot dead. Local residents near the zoo close to the Luxembourg border were warned to stay in...


New Zealand to launch biggest culling of cows in history

The Government would meet 68% of that cost and DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb New Zealand would meet 32%. Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor said it was believ...


Motz not happy about Trans-Mountain pipeline purchase

That doesn't include money that will have to be spent for the proposed twining of that pipeline. Scheer, who is also the MP for Regina-Qu'Appelle, continued t...


Canada to Buy Kinder Morgan Pipeline for $3.5 Billion

Once the sale is complete later this summer, Canada will continue construction on its own. Kinder Morgan investors must still approve the sale, which is sch...


Alberto makes landfall while local forecast becomes hotter/drier

Heavy rain has already fallen in southern states, and flood and flash-flood watches span the region, reaching as far north as North Carolina and Tennessee, the ...


Timeline of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline

Canada needs projects like the expansion created to triple Trans Mountain's capacity to move crude oil and refined products from the Alberta oilsands and Edmont...


Federal government spending $4.5B to buy Trans Mountain pipeline, BC terminal

The news came days ahead of a May 31 deadline set by Kinder Morgan Canada - the company stopped investor spending and suspended non-essential activities rel...


Sunda Evening Update on Subtropical Storm Alberto

In between the rain, mostly to partly cloudy skies will prevail with muggy conditions. The first named Atlantic storm of 2018 is expected to intensify and bri...