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California approves measure to pass on wildfire costs

California approves measure to pass on wildfire costs

The state's Senate received enough votes for the measure just a day after the state Assembly approved it. "Governor Brown should use his veto pen on this legislation, and Congress should step in to le...

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Tropical depression no threat to Florida, but rain still in forecast

Tropical depression no threat to Florida, but rain still in forecast

A deep southeast flow is what has meteorologists forecasting downpours, gusty winds and frequent lightning as it moves across the area. That forecast means local officials will be watching the St. Now...

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Hundreds Of Endangered Sea Turtles Found Dead Off Mexican Coast

Hundreds Of Endangered Sea Turtles Found Dead Off Mexican Coast

Mexico has a programme to protect turtles including provisions for criminal penalties for those who kill them. Local environmental protection authorities are looking into the case. The Federal Envir...

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Leak detected on International Space Station

All systems have now been stabilized and Roscocosmos, the Russian space agency, will commission analysis to determine the exact cause of the station's tiny wound. Feustel said the crew was testing a p...

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Goats Like Your Smile, Hinting Farm Animals Read Emotions

Goats Like Your Smile, Hinting Farm Animals Read Emotions

They know what their friends sound like , communicate with their gaze-much like dogs and horses , and can learn from humans when presented with problem-solving tasks. What's more, they seem to pre...

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Pipeline limbo: Court halts Trans Mountain construction

Pipeline limbo: Court halts Trans Mountain construction

The stunning news did nothing to deter Finance Minister Bill Morneau from saying the government will press forward with its plan to buy the pipeline and expansion assets from Kinder Morgan Canada ...

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Tropical Storm Florence developing in Atlantic

Tropical Storm Florence developing in Atlantic

The National Hurricane Center is tracking a tropical wave off the coast of Africa that is forecast to strengthen into a tropical depression by the weekend. The odds strongly favor nothing more than ...

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International Space Station losing air through a tiny hole, astronaut

It was traced to a hole about 2 millimeters (less than one-tenth of an inch) across in the most recent Soyuz capsule docked at the space station. Officials say the leak was discovered around 6 p.m...

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Playful, rutting dolphin leads French mayor to close beaches to protect swimmers

A bottlenose dolphin in Landévennec (not pictured) has been rubbing up against boats, kayaks and swimmers, prompting the mayor to issue a swimming ban. "He even raised a bather last Thursday with his ...

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California Passes Bill to Allow Supervised Medical Marijuana Use in Public Schools

California Passes Bill to Allow Supervised Medical Marijuana Use in Public Schools

Senate Bill 10 would virtually eliminate the payment of money as a condition of release. "Abolishing money bail and replacing it with a risk-based system will enhance justice and safety". "Today, C...

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Greater Toronto Area under heat warning with hot, humid conditions until Wednesday

Greater Toronto Area under heat warning with hot, humid conditions until Wednesday

Additional thunderstorm development is then expected around the Cedar Rapids area right around dinnertime, heading toward the Mississippi River by 8pm. Particularly, the combination of heat and humidi...

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Lindsey Graham honors John McCain on the Senate floor

Lindsey Graham honors John McCain on the Senate floor

McCain , a six-term Arizona senator who died at 81 after a long battle with brain cancer, was widely respected for his history as a Vietnam war hero and his commitment to his moral code over party a...

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Hawaii residents flee both flood and flames as hurricane threat fades

Hawaii residents flee both flood and flames as hurricane threat fades

But its plodding pace - just 3 miles per hour - prolonged the rains. The tropical storm warning remained in effect. That puts it in third place for the most rain from a storm in the United State...

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'Denisova 11' Had Neanderthal Mother and Denisovan Father | Genetics, Paleoanthropology

'Denisova 11' Had Neanderthal Mother and Denisovan Father | Genetics, Paleoanthropology

A tiny bone fragment found in a Siberian Cave belonged to the first-known hybrid child born of different ancient humans. "We knew from previous studies that Neandertals and Denisovans must hav...

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Some Of The Oldest Ice In The Arctic Is Now Breaking Apart

Some Of The Oldest Ice In The Arctic Is Now Breaking Apart

A huge pack of floating ice along the northern Greenland coastline is breaking up and drifting apart into the Arctic Ocean - another effect, scientists say, of global warming caused by the buildup of ...

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Monster Hurricane Lane unleashes torrential rain on Hawaii

Monster Hurricane Lane unleashes torrential rain on Hawaii

The National Weather Service said Lane - located about 200 miles (320 kilometers) south of Hawaii - remained a powerful category four hurricane, packing winds in excess of 130 miles per hour. "We hav...

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Lights Out for Clean Power Plan

Lights Out for Clean Power Plan

When states have fully implemented the proposals , the power sector's overall emissions could decline between 33% and 34% compared with 2005 levels, it adds. Clarification: This story has been clar...

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Flushing Contact Lenses Adds to Microplastic Pollution

Flushing Contact Lenses Adds to Microplastic Pollution

The researchers estimate that the tendency of USA consumers to dispose of contact lenses by putting them down the drain adds six to 10 metric tons of plastic to our wastewater each year. They ent...

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Contact Lenses are Costing the Environment

Contact Lenses are Costing the Environment

The gathered a team to ask people in Arizona who wear contact lenses how they dispose of the ones they used. The researchers are presenting their results today (Monday 20th August) at the 256th ...

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Hurricane watch issued as Lane nears Hawaiian islands

Hurricane watch issued as Lane nears Hawaiian islands

Hurricane Lane has strengthened to a Category 3 system and could grow to a Category 4 hurricane today, though it is too early to determine its effect on Hawaii's weather, according to weather offici...

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Peter Dutton resigns from frontbench after failed leadership challenge

Peter Dutton resigns from frontbench after failed leadership challenge

Mr Turnbull will next month become Australia's longest serving prime minister since Howard, having held the office for three years and four days. Turnbull survived a leadership challenge earlier o...

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Hawaii residents brace themselves as Hurricane Lane, now a category 4 storm

Hawaii residents brace themselves as Hurricane Lane, now a category 4 storm

Gavin Shigesato, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Honolulu , said Tuesday that tropical storm conditions are possible beginning tonight, with hurricane conditions possible o...

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Manafort guilty of 8 counts in bank fraud trial

Manafort guilty of 8 counts in bank fraud trial

As if all this is not bad enough for Trump, at practically the same moment that Cohen was pleading guilty, a federal jury in Alexandria, Va., delivered guilty verdicts on eight counts against Trump's ...

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Hurricane Lane intensifies into MAJOR category 4 storm

Hurricane Lane intensifies into MAJOR category 4 storm

Hawaii and Maui counties are under a hurricane watch as a Category 4 storm heads toward the state this week. The weather service said it is much too early to confidently determine which, if any, o...

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How Trump's rules on coal-fired power plants differ from Obama's

How Trump's rules on coal-fired power plants differ from Obama's

Trump's regulations have to go through a 60-day public comment period before they are finalized. States have three years to evaluate their power plants and submit proposals for compliance, after which...

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Leadership is declared vacant ahead of crucial party meeting by Malcolm Turnbull

Leadership is declared vacant ahead of crucial party meeting by Malcolm Turnbull

The PM won the vote 48-35, from 86 members of the Liberal partyroom. Julie Bishop was re-elected unopposed as deputy leader. Dutton immediately resigned from the home affairs super ministry, movin...

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Subtropical Storm Ernesto develops in Atlantic

Subtropical Storm Ernesto develops in Atlantic

At this point, Lane poses no threat to land. With five named storms so far in 2018, forecasters are still calling for four to eight more before the end of hurricane season. The National Hurricane C...

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Trump Prepared To Revoke Security Clearance From DOJ Official Bruce Ohr

Trump Prepared To Revoke Security Clearance From DOJ Official Bruce Ohr

Trump's admission that he acted out of frustration about the Russian Federation probe underscored his willingness to use his executive power to fight back against an investigation he sees as a threat...

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Met Office forecasts where Storm Ernesto will hit

Met Office forecasts where Storm Ernesto will hit

Storm Ernesto is now making its way over the Atlantic and is set to bring wet and windy weather conditions to Lancashire this weekend. It will then weaken and become an ex-tropical storm by the weeken...

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Bayer Shares Plunge After Monsanto Loses First of Many Cancer Trials

Bayer Shares Plunge After Monsanto Loses First of Many Cancer Trials

Monsanto's reputational problems are now Bayer's problems, said Anthony Johndrow, a corporate reputation adviser. The jury said Dewayne Johnson's non-Hodgkins lymphoma was partly due to his use ...

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NASA Launches Probe to Travel Closest to Sun Than Ever Before

NASA Launches Probe to Travel Closest to Sun Than Ever Before

India's own sun mission, Aditya L1 is in its initial stages, according to an Indian Space Research Organisation spokesperson. The solar arrays have a surprisingly simple cooling system: a heated t...

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Map shows best places to watch weekend meteor shower

Map shows best places to watch weekend meteor shower

The Perseid meteor shower , one of the highpoints in the celestial calendar, occurs each year as the Earth ploughs through dusty debris left by Comet Swift-Tuttle. Lucky observers may see the occasio...

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Partial Solar Eclipse 11 Aug, 2018: Time, Myths, Guidelines, more

Partial Solar Eclipse 11 Aug, 2018: Time, Myths, Guidelines, more

Even some parts of the World as well will witness the partial solar eclipse on 11 August 2018. The last solar eclipse of the year 2018 will occur today (Saturday). From this location, it will la...

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Scientists give medicine to sick killer whale near Washington State

Scientists give medicine to sick killer whale near Washington State

They face nutritional stress over a lack of their preferred food source, Chinook salmon, as well as threats from toxic contamination and vessel noise and disturbances that disrupt their ability to c...

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Launch of NASA's Parker Solar Probe a success — LIFT OFF

Launch of NASA's Parker Solar Probe a success — LIFT OFF

To "touch" the sun, the spacecraft will make a swing by Venus to shed some of its sideways momentum, allowing it to take a more straight shot toward the center of the solar system. Parker watched the ...

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NASA set to launch historic 'touch the Sun' spacecraft

NASA set to launch historic 'touch the Sun' spacecraft

The engineers are taking utmost caution with the $1.5 billion Parker Solar Probe, which Thomas Zurbuchen, head of Nasa's science mission directorate, described as one of the agency's most "strategical...

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Weekend Forecast Looks Great To View Peak Of Perseid Meteor Shower

Weekend Forecast Looks Great To View Peak Of Perseid Meteor Shower

The weekend looks warm and muggy with plenty of sunshine, though a few folks could see an isolated T'storm on Saturday afternoon and night. When the debris hits the Earth's atmosphere, it's heated up ...

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Nasa prepares daring mission to 'touch the Sun'

Nasa prepares daring mission to 'touch the Sun'

NASA's Parker Solar Probe will be the first spacecraft to "touch" the sun , hurtling through the sizzling solar atmosphere and coming within just 6 million kilometres of the surface. You know someth...

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Look up for the Perseid meteor shower this weekend

Look up for the Perseid meteor shower this weekend

So that's the part of the sky you should anchor your meteor search from, but they will scatter across the sky as shooting stars from there. And if you're intrepid enough to travel to a dark sky park ...

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What you need to know to see this weekend's big meteor shower

What you need to know to see this weekend's big meteor shower

The shower is expected to peak on the night of Sunday August 12, though Saturday and Monday will also offer excellent views. The comet Swift-Tuttle is the largest object that repeatedly passes earth...

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