• Trump administration proposes rolling back Obama's Clean Power Plan
Trump administration proposes rolling back Obama's Clean Power Plan

The Trump Administration is dismantling the Obama-era Clean Power Plan which restricts greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. The new proposal, called the Affordable Clean Energy Rule , would roll back former President Barack Obama's efforts to combat climate change .

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  • Contact lenses are causing environmental pollution
Contact lenses are causing environmental pollution

The doctors had discovered a cyst of about 8 mm in size, which after operating upon, was found to enclose a rigid gas-permeable contact lens. In fact, a new study from researchers at Arizona State University found contact lenses that have been incorrectly disposed of constitute between six to 10 metric tons of waste in US waters.

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  • Permafrost thawing much faster under Interior Alaska lakes than first thought
Permafrost thawing much faster under Interior Alaska lakes than first thought

But once thawed, soil microbes in the permafrost can turn that carbon into the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide and methane, which then enter into the atmosphere and contribute to climate warming. Thermokarst lakes form when warming soil melts ground ice, causing the surface to collapse and form pools of water. "When the lakes form, they flash-t...

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  • Hurricane Lane's Path: Category 5 Storm Barrels Down on Hawaii
Hurricane Lane's Path: Category 5 Storm Barrels Down on Hawaii

Another video from the International Space Station shows the magnitude of Hurricane Lane, which is packing maximum sustained winds of 155 miles per hour. Hurricane winds (74 miles per hour and higher) could hit the Big Island and Maui County on Thursday. Hurricanes rarely make landfall in Hawaii, as the Central Pacific does not see as many storms...

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  • Mysterious sky phenomenon appeared inexplicable
Mysterious sky phenomenon appeared inexplicable

Currently, the studies involving STEVE can help scientists to better understand the upper atmosphere and all the processes that are generating light in the sky . The researchers suspected these particles were connected to STEVE somehow but were unsure whether they were responsible for producing it. It was a magnificent, mysterious, borderlin...

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  • Hawaii residents brace themselves as hurricane strengthens
Hawaii residents brace themselves as hurricane strengthens

Residents "rushed to stores to stock up on bottled water, ramen, toilet paper and other supplies" as the storm neared, The Associated Press reports. Hurricane Lane strengthened to a category 5 storm on Tuesday as it headed toward Hawaii, where residents prepared for "life threatening" winds and flooding when it hits the U.S.

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  • Manafort convicted on 8 counts, jury deadlocked on 10
Manafort convicted on 8 counts, jury deadlocked on 10

The president expressed disappointment about the outcome. "He happens to be a very good person , and I think it's very sad what they've done to Paul Manafort ". None of Manafort's crimes were related to Russian interference in the 2016 election (as the president's stalwart supporters will eagerly inform you ).

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  • Updated 1:15 pm: Hurricane watch posted for Maui County
Updated 1:15 pm: Hurricane watch posted for Maui County

Wind speeds reached a howling 155mph (249kmh) as the hurricane moved westward at 9mph, said the US National Hurricane Centre at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ( NOAA ) in an update at around 5am local time. A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds , conditions that...

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  • Hurricane Lane: Latest updates, forecast track, path of Category 3 storm
Hurricane Lane: Latest updates, forecast track, path of Category 3 storm

Because of the uncertainty in the future track, forecasters cautioned that all interests int he Hawaiian Islands should continue to monitor the system. Forecasters add that regardless of Lane's eventual track and intensity, computer models are pointing to an extremely moist tropical airmass moving over the islands beginning Wednesday through the en...

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  • How the Trump administration is rolling back plans for clean power
How the Trump administration is rolling back plans for clean power

Instead, it would leave regulatory authority for power-plant emissions to the states. Despite the departure of Trump's EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, a notorious anti-environmental crusader who resigned in July amid repeated accusations of graft and public corruption, there is no indication the agency will show any renewed dedication to public...

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  • Australian PM urges unity after surviving leadership challenge
Australian PM urges unity after surviving leadership challenge

When asked about speculation of leadership challenge, Turnbull said, "I enjoy the confidence of the cabinet and my party room". By Tuesday evening, five ministers who voted for Dutton had submitted their resignations, according to the Australian Broadcasting Corp.

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  • Amazingly preserved remains of a 99-million-year-old beetle
Amazingly preserved remains of a 99-million-year-old beetle

World's Oldest Snake Fossil Dating Back to 100-Million-Years Found in Myanmar . That suspicion spurred research into the matter, during which time Cai brought in another researcher at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Liqin Li, who is an ancient pollen expert.

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  • Storm Ernesto is heading our way with torrential rain this weekend
Storm Ernesto is heading our way with torrential rain this weekend

Maximum sustained wind speed is 60 miles per hour with gusts to 70 miles per hour. Though there's to be sunshine over parts of Munster and Leinster during Saturday day time, Met Éireann has said that heavy rain "will develop later in the day along the Atlantic Seaboard and will become widespread early Saturday night".

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  • Tropical Storm Lane strengthens overnight
Tropical Storm Lane strengthens overnight

And forecasters say that Leeds will see the majority of the bad weather on Sunday, with rain predicted for the majority of the day. LIVE #Lane update and weekend weather forecast with Meteorologist Malika Dudley BigIslandNow.com for all the updates on Tropical Storm Lane.

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  • On Independence Day, Modi promises Indian manned space mission
On Independence Day, Modi promises Indian manned space mission

Do you want to be a cryptocurrency millionaire? The ISRO is yet to finalise the exact timeline of tests before a manned mission can take off, as it plans to have two unmanned test flights onboard a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mk 3.

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  • Subtropical Storm Ernesto forms in the central Atlantic
Subtropical Storm Ernesto forms in the central Atlantic

People living there, or in Portugal, Spain and the Democratic Republic of the Congo don't typically have to think about tropical weather systems - but Ernesto is closer to them than to South Florida. Starting late Thursday, into Friday, the cyclone will be moving over much colder water which should cause it to become post-tropical by the weekend. ...

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  • NASA's Parker Solar Probe lifts off successfully
NASA's Parker Solar Probe lifts off successfully

This mission was launched aboard a Delta IV Heavy , which is comprised of three common core boosters each powered by an Aerojet Rocketdyne (AR) RS-68A liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen engines producing a combined total of more than 2.1 million pounds of thrust.

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  • City of Sarasota Declares Local State of Emergency
City of Sarasota Declares Local State of Emergency

On Monday, the governor signed an executive order that directed $100,000 to Mote Marine Laboratory and a half million dollars to help VISIT FLORIDA establish an emergency grant program to continue to attract vacationers who he hopes will spend money along the coast - despite the red tide.

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  • Nasa spacecraft heads for the Sun
Nasa spacecraft heads for the Sun

It'll fly just over 6 million km from the surface - protected from the searing temperatures by a revolutionary new heat shield. If all goes well, the Parker Solar Probe will swing by Venus in about six weeks for a gravitational encounter that will help the spacecraft slow down still more.

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  • Meteor shower lights up skies over Europe
Meteor shower lights up skies over Europe

However, the last event left enough for us to enjoy the spectacle every time Earth approaches its orbit and draws rocks, dust and other particles into its atmosphere, at least until the next cycle. STARGAZERS across the region are eagerly anticipating the arrival of the Perseid meteor shower, which will be at its best this weekend. "You'll get a ...

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