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Trump EPA orders rollback of Obama-era regulations

Trump EPA orders rollback of Obama-era regulations However, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said the clean-up produced only a few million dollars a year in measurable health benefits and was not "appropriate and necessary". Mercury causes brain damage, learning disabilities and other birth defects in children, among other harm. "The misguided proposed changes leave MATS legally vulnerable and foolishly make it harder to strengthen merc... [Full Article...]

'Super blood wolf moon eclipse' will take place on Jan. 20

'Super blood wolf moon eclipse' will take place on Jan. 20 The highlight of January's sky is a total lunar eclipse, perfectly timed for observers in the British Isles on the morning of January 21. A supermoon is a point during the month when the Moon is closest to Earth and it appears about 14 percent larger in the sky. [Full Article...]

Rain, snow continue to wreak havoc on holiday travel

Rain, snow continue to wreak havoc on holiday travel According to meteorologist Matt Brickman, the winter storm that began on Wednesday has dumped several inches of snow on major parts of northern and western Minnesota. Once the storm clears out, the cold arrives. Friday, our highs will only be in the low 20s. Travel may become hazardous from tonight into early Saturday morning. [Full Article...]

Apollo 8's famous 'Earthrise' photo taken 50 years ago today

Apollo 8's famous 'Earthrise' photo taken 50 years ago today So I floated a black and white over to Borman. "The only telegram I remember out of all the thousands we got after Apollo 8 said, 'Thank you Apollo 8 you saved 1968 , ' " he said. "It was 240,000 miles away". If ever fortune favored the courageous, it favored NASA and the crew of Apollo 8 . Bill Anders , who was one of the first people to leave Earth, not only doesn't see the point of... [Full Article...]

Delhi's air quality very poor MeT conditions slightly favourable for pollutant dispersion

Delhi's air quality very poor MeT conditions slightly favourable for pollutant dispersion Although still in the severe category, it has declined to the lower ranges. According to data from the Central Pollution Control Board , the overall air quality index (AQI) stood at 431. The Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology said biomass burning is also contributing to the spike in PM2.5 concentration. Our government is taking all preventive measures to fight against the pollution. [Full Article...]

US Air Force´s most powerful Global Positioning System satellite launched

US Air Force´s most powerful Global Positioning System satellite launched On Sept. 26, the Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin a $1.4 billion contract for support to start up the program and to contract the 11 and 12 GPS III satellite. The satellite provides improved services and longer lifetimes. GPS IIIF builds off Lockheed Martin's existing modular GPS III, which was created to evolve with new technology and changing mission needs. [Full Article...]

Japan says it will leave International Whaling Commission to resume commercial whaling

Japan says it will leave International Whaling Commission to resume commercial whaling The Sankei newspaper said the decision to withdraw from the commission was made at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday after the government decided it would be hard to resume commercial whaling while a member of the worldwide body. Japan has hunted whales for centuries, and the meat was a key source of protein in the immediate post-World War II years when the country was desperately poor. [Full Article...]

NASA's InSight lander places first Instrument on Mars

NASA's InSight lander places first Instrument on Mars It also features topographic views, which show the complete circular depression on the planet's surface. CaSSIS imaged a 40-kilometre-long chunk of the crater's northern rim, neatly showcasing its intriguing shape and structure, and its bright icy deposits. [Full Article...]

Australia opposes Japan's plan to resume commercial whaling

Australia opposes Japan's plan to resume commercial whaling The IWC banned commercial whaling in 1989, but Japan has continued to hunt whales under a loophole of "scientific research". Several IWC member countries, including USA tried to persuade Iceland to end its commercial whaling and later in 2011 after pressure from WWF and others, United States government officially declared Iceland in defiance of the IWC ban. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom minister raises possibility of fresh Brexit referendum

United Kingdom minister raises possibility of fresh Brexit referendum The EU's executive arm has also encouraged member-states to take a "generous" approach to the rights of British expats so long as they are reciprocated. Mary Wilson said: "I believe that we should come out". We want to put in place new arrangements from the end of the implementation period to protect our historic relationships. [Full Article...]

Scientists Have a Greener Idea to Clean Air

Scientists Have a Greener Idea to Clean Air Chloroform is present in most city tap water as a result of the chlorination process used to kill harmful bacteria and make our water safe to drink. Both chloroform and benzene are classed as hazardous organic pollutants, and have been shown to be harmful to our health in high concentrations. [Full Article...]

Guidelines for bin collections in City of Edinburgh Council

Guidelines for bin collections in City of Edinburgh Council Bin hangers have been distributed to all Waveney and Suffolk Coastal households, providing householders with details about wheeled bin collections between Christmas and New Year. Those due between January 1-4 January will also be made one day later (between January 2-5). The normal Monday collection next week (Christmas Eve) will take place two days earlier, on Saturday. [Full Article...]

LAKANA Today's winter solstice will feature full moon and meteor shower

LAKANA Today's winter solstice will feature full moon and meteor shower The longest night. The shortest day. Donning their swimwear, the fearless group were seen jumping around in the chilly water with some retaining their woolly hats for the adventurous gathering. Gathering pagans also sang and played music at the winter solstice celebration in County Meath, Ireland. The least amount of possible daylight hours occurs on the winter solstice. [Full Article...]

Mars: Pictures reveal 'winter wonderland' on the red planet

Mars: Pictures reveal 'winter wonderland' on the red planet With ice on the base of the crater floor, more than a mile below the rim, it acts as a cold trap from below. The satellite fired its main engine and entered orbit around the Red Planet on 25 December, making this month the 15-year anniversary of the spacecraft's orbit insertion and the beginning of its science programme. [Full Article...]

Japan considers leaving IWC to resume commercial whale hunts

Japan considers leaving IWC to resume commercial whale hunts Commentators on Japanese television said that the decision came after Japan failed again to overturn the commission's ban on commercial whaling, in force since 1986. Japan joined the organisation in 1951. The entity was established in 1948 under the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling to conserve whales and realize the "orderly development of the whaling industry". [Full Article...]

Saturn Losing Its Rings at Quicker Rate Than Projected

Saturn Losing Its Rings at Quicker Rate Than Projected When the equilibrium is comprised, gravity pulls the particles into its upper atmosphere along the planet's invisible magnetic field lines. Saturn's rings could disappear in less than a 100 million years, much quicker than what was previously thought, CNN reported Tuesday. [Full Article...]

Over 200 nations agree on rules to operationalise Paris Climate deal

Over 200 nations agree on rules to operationalise Paris Climate deal Some observers predicted the talks would likely continue into Saturday in an effort to secure a deal this year and maintain confidence in the multi-step global process. "This text embeds the IPCC's 1.5C report and recognises that (commitments) need to be updated by 2020 but fails to commit countries here and now to ramping up action", said Jennifer Morgan, executive director at Greenpeace Intern... [Full Article...]

Virgin Galactic's rocket plane reaches edge of space

Virgin Galactic's rocket plane reaches edge of space That differs from a long-held view that the boundary is reached at 100 kilometers. The company has its sights set on the small satellite industry, identifying a need that's not now being met by other launch providers, and its business model centers on proving low-priced access to space for existing companies, students, entrereneurs, and other types hoping to use space as part of their research o... [Full Article...]

Rocket Lab launches 13 CubeSats for NASA

Rocket Lab launches 13 CubeSats for NASA Sunday's launch would be Rocket Lab's first with Nasa. This was Rocket Lab's third orbital launch of 2018, carrying 13 CubeSats for NASA in a mission known as Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa)-19. Rocket Lab spokesperson Morgan Bailey said things were looking promising for a launch today. Rocket Lab's mission control in Mount Wellington controlled all of its global launches. [Full Article...]

Virgin Galactic trying to reach edge of space with test flight today

Virgin Galactic trying to reach edge of space with test flight today During a test flight Thursday morning in Mojave, Calif., a pair of pilots flying the company's SpaceShipTwo spacecraft hit an altitude of 51.4 miles. Virgin Galactic chief executive George Whitesides noted that recent research favoured the lower altitude. The planned sub-orbital lobs have been delayed repeatedly since the passenger-toting rocketplane's lavish unveiling back in 2009 and the fir... [Full Article...]


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