• It's Going To Go Back And Forth: Donald Trump On Climate Change
It's Going To Go Back And Forth: Donald Trump On Climate Change

And while he reiterated his change in stance on the legitimacy of climate change , Trump seemed to imply that the climate would fix itself. He replied: "You'd have to show me the scientists because they have a very big political agenda".

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  • Donald Trump visits Florida towns wiped out by Hurricane Michael
Donald Trump visits Florida towns wiped out by Hurricane Michael

The death toll was expected to rise as rescue officials continue their search for bodies or survivors. But both he and Scott sidestepped questions on whether they anticipate more deaths to be announced in the days ahead. Currently, there are almost 192,000 customers in Florida without electricity. The White House has not identified the communitie...

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  • No father necessary as mice are created with two mothers
No father necessary as mice are created with two mothers

He said, "To consider exploring similar technology for human application in the near future is implausible". They then used gene deleting techniques and injected the cells into the eggs from another female mouse. A modified sperm cell had six genetic regions removed to make it more closely resemble a female genome, and then was combined with ...

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  • Hurricane Michael's death toll may rise, as rescuers comb through rubble
Hurricane Michael's death toll may rise, as rescuers comb through rubble

Rescue teams with sniffer dogs were searching for possible victims buried under the rubble in the debris-strewn community. Search-and-rescue teams began finding bodies in and around Mexico Beach, the ground-zero town almost obliterated by Hurricane Michael , an official said Friday as the scale of the storm's fury became ever clearer.

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  • Hurricane slams Florida Panhandle, Georgia — WHAT'S HAPPENING
Hurricane slams Florida Panhandle, Georgia — WHAT'S HAPPENING

That included Pensacola Beach but not in Pensacola itself, a city of about 54,000. Mandatory evacuations were issued as beach dwellers rushed to board up homes just ahead of what could be a devastating hit. A tropical storm watch is in effect for Chassahowitzka to Anna Maria Island Florida , including Tampa Bay as well as the Mississippi/Alabama b...

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  • Former GG Michaelle Jean defeated in Francophonie re-election bid
Former GG Michaelle Jean defeated in Francophonie re-election bid

Louise Mushikiwabo , a multilingual speaker of French, English and Kinyarwanda, became Rwanda's Minister of Foreign Affairs in December 2009, just days after the resumption of diplomatic relations with France. Jean, however, refused to back down amid diminishing chances of securing another term. Leblanc said on the weekend that Jean had no intent...

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  • Hurricane Michael: 17 dead, Coastal Florida cities damaged beyond recognition
Hurricane Michael: 17 dead, Coastal Florida cities damaged beyond recognition

Mexico Beach , a gorgeous beachfront city, now looks like an apocalyptic mess, according to survivors. This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. The authorities in Virginia said five people had died, including several who had drowned and a firefighter who was responding to an emergency call.

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  • Death Toll From Michael Rises to at Least 13
Death Toll From Michael Rises to at Least 13

As of noon ET Friday, the storm had left almost 439,000 accounts without power outages in North Carolina, the state's Emergency Management Agency said . Linda Marquardt rode out Hurricane Michael with her husband at their home in Mexico Beach. Some houses were simply wiped off of their foundations, with wreckage and sand covering the ground and ...

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  • Launch failure may imperil Canadian astronaut's trip to ISS
Launch failure may imperil Canadian astronaut's trip to ISS

According to Nasa , the crew is returned to Earth inside the Soyuz capsule "in a ballistic descent mode". At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 55 backup crew members Nick Hague of NASA (left) and Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos (right) pose for pictures during a day of qualification exams February 20, 201...

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  • Blue Origin wins US Air Force contract for heavy orbital rocket
Blue Origin wins US Air Force contract for heavy orbital rocket

Currently, ULA and SpaceX are the only launch providers for national security payloads. The award to United Launch Alliance will be for development of the Vulcan Centaur Launch System. Air Force , as well as science and commercial payloads for other customers", the company says on its web page. Blue Origin is now developing the rocket r...

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  • Watch as Florida man gets rare look inside Hurricane Michael's eye
Watch as Florida man gets rare look inside Hurricane Michael's eye

When the steep-walled eye of Hurricane Michael passed over Stefan Melendez Wednesday afternoon, he stepped into the temporarily tranquil Florida environment and saw blue skies above. A metal carport was picked up by the wind and crashed through the roof of a structure, hitting the girl's head, said Travis Brooks, the county's emergency manageme...

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  • Michael strengthens to Category 2 hurricane; expected to intensify
Michael strengthens to Category 2 hurricane; expected to intensify

Forecasters said Michael's tropical storm-force winds stretched 370 miles (595 kilometers) across, with hurricane-strength winds extending up to 35 miles (55 kilometers) from the center. Joe, St. Teresa and the wildlife reserves bordering Apalachee Bay. He has also asked President Donald Trump for federal assistance. Some additional strengtheni...

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  • Crew Rescued After Russian ISS Launch Fails
Crew Rescued After Russian ISS Launch Fails

Nasa says the search and rescue teams have reached the landing site and the crew are out of the Soyuz capsule . The launch lifted off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:40 a.m. Russia's Interfax news agency had said the crew is in good condition and require no immediate medical help while NASA had earlier said help is on the way...

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  • Florida: Too soon for homeowners to return to disaster zone
Florida: Too soon for homeowners to return to disaster zone

But it moved so fast and intensified so quickly that people didn't have much time to prepare, and emergency authorities lamented that many ignored the warnings . There's a minor storm surge still along the North Carolina coast, gale-force winds may continue for a few more hours over the southern Chesapeake Bay area, and several inches of rain is e...

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  • ‘Act urgently‚’ say SA experts after UN’s dire global warming warning
‘Act urgently‚’ say SA experts after UN’s dire global warming warning

A new report issued by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ( IPCC ) makes it abundantly clear that the time for talking is over and that immediate action needs to be taken to prevent a global disaster that could affect millions of lives.

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  • Before-and-After Footage Shows Mexico Beach After Hurricane Michael
Before-and-After Footage Shows Mexico Beach After Hurricane Michael

After Hurricane Michael made landfall Wednesday , lashing the Florida Panhandle and Georgia, communities have been left to deal with life-threatening conditions and "unprecedented impacts". After being battered for almost three hours by strong winds and heavy rains, roads in Panama City were virtually impassable and trees, satellite dishes and tra...

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  • Pipeline ruptures, sparks massive fire north of Prince George, B.C.
Pipeline ruptures, sparks massive fire north of Prince George, B.C.

GasBuddy claims that the duration of the price spike will depend on how long the Enbridge pipeline remains out of service, but it could be felt for the next week or two. "But it may be at least one to two weeks". FortisBC has backup supplies of natural gas in the form of liquefied natural gas at its Tilbury Island terminal.

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  • Richard Branson to Launch Himself to Space
Richard Branson to Launch Himself to Space "In Months"

In April , Bob Smith, the head of Jeff Bezos's Blue Origins space company, told CNBC the firm still hoped to send tourists to the edge of space by the end of the year. Virgin Galactic reached a top altitude of 170,800 feet (52,000 metres) during a test of its VSS Unity spacecraft, which has room for six passenger and is lifted toward space ...

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  • Michael leaves behind destruction in Panhandle, with at least two dead
Michael leaves behind destruction in Panhandle, with at least two dead

Plains and the Ozarks by the weekend. Andrew Lamonica, 64, a retired power company worker and lifelong Panama City Beach resident, ignored orders to evacuate ahead of one of the strongest hurricanes ever to hit the United States and waited out the storm in his rented bungalow.

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  • Humans could face severe climate change consequences by 2040, warns UN report
Humans could face severe climate change consequences by 2040, warns UN report

President Donald Trump cast doubt on a United Nations report that warned that we have just 12 years to curb climate change by suggesting the reports' authors weren't more credible than reports that say the environment is "fabulous". Following a United Nations report on Monday that concluded world leaders have only two decades to end emission...

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