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Hurricane Chris strengthens on way to Newfoundland

Hurricane Chris strengthens on way to Newfoundland Environment Canada says a special weather statement will be issued today for potentially heavy rainfall, strong winds and storm surges in southeastern Newfoundland. So be aware of the possibility of flash flooding. Maximum sustained winds are near 100 miles per hour (155 kph) with higher gusts. It is forecast to strengthen as it meanders off the Carolinas coast on Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Judge Kavanaugh and the Supreme Court's Second Amendment

Judge Kavanaugh and the Supreme Court's Second Amendment But Sharpton and the others framed their opposition to Kavanaugh as the threat he poses to the civil rights of Americans, specifically "rights" to abortion and contraceptives on demand, universal health care, gay marriage, and racial consideration for college admission. [Full Article...]

Everything you need to know about Trump's Supreme Court pick

Everything you need to know about Trump's Supreme Court pick Trump's opposition fears Kavanaugh's nomination is self-serving because he is unlikely to favor criminal prosecution against Trump for alleged collusion with Russian Federation. If confirmed by the Senate , the 53-year old Kavanaugh is poised to remain on the bench for years to come, cementing conservative control in the country's top judicial body. [Full Article...]

Instagram model attacked by shark while posing for photo

Instagram model attacked by shark while posing for photo Her post about the incident was inundated with criticism. Model Katarina Elle Zarutskie was bitten by a nurse shark while on a family trip. She's since made her Instagram account private, however, due to "rude and hateful comments" from people who think she somehow was to blame for the attack, per the BBC . [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Chris continues to spin off North Carolina coast

Tropical Storm Chris continues to spin off North Carolina coast The National Hurricane Center's advisory stated Hurricane Chris was located about 200 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina and was moving in a northeastern direction at 10 mph. Local officials were preparing to deal with any minor flooding or overwash. Environment Canada says Tropical Storm Chris is expected to make landfall in Newfoundland later this week as a post-tropical stor... [Full Article...]

Bernie Sanders: Pruitt's replacement is just as bad on the environment

Bernie Sanders: Pruitt's replacement is just as bad on the environment As a lobbyist with the firm Faegre Baker Daniel , one of his major clients has been the nation's largest private coal company, Murray Energy, whose CEO Bob Murray has been a generous Republican donor and Trump supporter. Despite the laundry list of ethics complaints putting him on thin ice, Pruitt was invited to and appeared at the White House Wednesday for Trump's Independence Day celebration, w... [Full Article...]

Starbucks ditching plastic straws out of environmental concerns

Starbucks ditching plastic straws out of environmental concerns McDonald's shareholders voted down a proposal requesting a report on plastic straws in May, although it recently said it would switch to paper straws in the United Kingdom and Ireland by next year, and test alternatives to plastic straws in some USA locations. [Full Article...]

Starbucks announces plan to eliminate plastic straws by 2020

In a release, the company stated its stores in Seattle and Vancouver would see the departure of plastic straws first, beginning in the fall. Similar proposals are being considered elsewhere, including in NY and San Francisco. The waste issue is coming up in company boardrooms, though Starbucks is taking the lead among global companies on straws. "This move is an answer to our own partners ab... [Full Article...]

Beryl has potential to become Category 2 hurricane

Beryl has potential to become Category 2 hurricane Live 5 Chief Meteorologist Bill Walsh said Beryl is not going to affect the weekend, and looks like, at this point, not a factor for the Lowcountry's future. A tropical wave being tracked by hurricane forecasters blossomed into a depression in the Atlantic Thursday morning, but is expected to fizzle before reaching land. [Full Article...]

A breakthrough in the effort to save the White Rhino

A breakthrough in the effort to save the White Rhino Stejskal is part of the worldwide team of scientists and conservationists trying to keep the rhinos from slipping into extinction. IVF could be the answer to conserving the genes of the world's most endangered mammal, the northern white rhino, according to a new worldwide scientific journal. [Full Article...]

Canada heat wave death toll hits 54

Canada heat wave death toll hits 54 Most of the victims in Montreal were men in their 50s or older, and living in vulnerable conditions without air conditioning, regional public health director Mylene Drouin has said. None of the victims had air conditioning, and Kaiser said a lot of them died inside of their homes. The most affected areas are in the Montreal region and firefighters and police there have knocked on 15,000 door... [Full Article...]

Suspected rhino poachers killed by lions at South African reserve

Suspected rhino poachers killed by lions at South African reserve Police spokesperson Captain Mali Govender told The Herald Live that police are examining the rifles found at the scene to see if they have been used in other poaching crimes. Fox said a field guide alerted the Anti-Poaching Unit that there appeared to be human remains and poaching weapons near the lions earlier this week. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom wants to set own fishing access rules after Brexit: document

But the SNP fisheries secretary Fergus Ewing said that the White Paper trespassed into areas of fishing policy that remain devolved. Fisheries management is a devolved matter, and the United Kingdom government said it would work with the devolved administrations to develop a new United Kingdom framework which it said would "maximise their power to manage their fisheries while maintaining the o... [Full Article...]

Scott Pruitt resigns as head of EPA

Scott Pruitt resigns as head of EPA Kristin Mink , the Washington, D.C., mom who confronted then-EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt while he was eating lunch this week, had a simple message for others frustrated with government officials: "Speak out". Under Andrew Wheeler, the EPA is unlikely to change course. Here's what you need to know about Wheeler's background as he takes over the agency tasked with preserving the country's envir... [Full Article...]

Tropical depression forms in the Atlantic

Tropical depression forms in the Atlantic Satellite imagery indicates Tropical Depression Two has strengthened into a Tropical Storm. On the forecast track, the center of Beryl will remain east of the Lesser Antilles through early Sunday. Farther to the north, a weak trough of low pressure is trying to develop a few hundred miles southwest of Bermuda. "This has a stronger chance of developing, up to 70 percent now over the next fiv... [Full Article...]

NASA spacecraft sending back close-ups of dwarf planet Ceres

During more than a decade in space , Dawn's ion engines have set records for total firing time of 5.87 years and total effective velocity change by a spacecraft of 25,700 miles per hour (41,360 kph).Because of the nature of orbital motion, that is not Dawn's actual velocity. [Full Article...]

Astronomers share 1st image of baby planet forming

Astronomers share 1st image of baby planet forming Since the initial discovery, most of the original team have spent the past few months following up on the observations to not only create the incredible image released to the public, but to also obtain a spectrum of the planet to confirm it has a cloudy atmosphere. [Full Article...]

Heatwave prompts hose ban in N.Ireland

Heatwave prompts hose ban in N.Ireland Currently, there is no country-wide hosepipe ban but a ban was activated in Northern Ireland on Friday, 29 June, at 6pm. "Whilst there is no overall shortage of water it is always important that people use water wisely, ensuring we don′t waste this precious resource". [Full Article...]

Trump 'Probably' Won't Ask SCOTUS Nominees About Roe v. Wade

Trump 'Probably' Won't Ask SCOTUS Nominees About Roe v. Wade In his 31 years on the Supreme Court, Kennedy was often seen as the swing vote, siding with conservatives on issues like religious freedom and with the court's liberal justices on issues like abortion and gay marriage. President Trump was back for more Twitter fun on Saturday afternoon, renewing his early morning thoughts with a new round of tweets . Short told reporters at the White House ... [Full Article...]

Enbridge: On track to put new Line 3 into service next year

Enbridge: On track to put new Line 3 into service next year Business and labor groups say the $7 billion project, of which $2.5 billion would be spent in Minnesota, will create jobs and tax revenue. Enbridge is proposing an overhaul of the Line 3 segment of a broader network that extends through parts of Canada and into the northern United States. [Full Article...]


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