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Keystone XL Pipeline Project Blocked

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Under President Trump, the State Department wrote "there have been numerous developments related to global action to address climate change , including announcements by many countries of their plans to do so" since the Obama administration's decision two years earlier. Read More »

Ireland Rejects British Emergency Plan on Brexit

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In a public message to Mr Varadkar, Ms McDonald warned the backstop "cannot be diluted". Last weekend, the London-based The Daily Telegraph reported that British chief negotiator for the Brexit, Dominic Raab, privately asked Coveney for the UK's right to unilaterally deactivate the emergency plan. Read More »

Thick fog engulfs Delhi, air quality enters Hazardous category

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The national capital on Monday recorded worst air quality of the season as the Air Quality Index stood at 618 , which falls in the " Hazardous " category. "The situation is very unsafe in Delhi and it was same past year", Mary Kom said. The Supreme Court has banned 15-year old petrol and 10-year old diesel vehicles from plying on the streets of the National Capital Region (NCR). Read More »

FP’s Guide to the Bolsonaro Presidency

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Key Bolsonaro adviser Gustavo Bebianno told journalists the group would be choosing "a combat vanguard for the transition period and the cabinet". The president-elect, who is backed by Brazil's powerful agribusiness lobby, had floated the idea in the past, saying, "Let's be clear: the future ministry will come from the productive sector". Read More »

Jair Bolsonaro has won - so what’s next for Brazil?

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The president-elect will be sworn in on January 1. Joao Nato said he believes the imprisonment of former leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on corruption charges were unfair. "We're electing our captain". She also interpreted the results as a rebuke by Brazilians of "the widespread corruption and terrifying crime that flourished under far-left governments". Read More »

NASA’s sea ice survey captures freakish, perfectly rectangular iceberg

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Because the recently photographed iceberg was still sharp around the edges, NASA scientists said it's likely that this berg was cleaved off not too long ago. It was during one of these regular surveillance flights that senior support scientist Jeremy Harbeck spotted an unusually angular iceberg floating just off the Larsen C ice shelf. Read More »

NOAA Predicts Mild Michigan Winter Ahead

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The 2018 Winter Weather Outlook predicts warmer than normal conditions for much of the northern and western United States. The Southeast, Ohio Valley and mid-Atlantic can go any which way. "No part of the U.S.is favored to have below-average temperatures", Halpert said. Even so, the NOAA forecast indicates "equal chances" of above-, normal or below-normal temperatures in this zone. Read More »

China May Soon Have a Second (Artificial) Moon

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A similar project was unveiled by Russian Federation in the 1990s, with the launch of a solar reflecting system - a " space mirror" - meant to produce light "equivalent to three to five full moons " covering an area approximately 3 miles (5 kilometers) in diameter, the New York Times reported in 1993. Read More »

Rocket carrying space station crew fails in mid air, crew safe

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This week's rocket launch on a Roscosmos Soyuz rocket didn't exactly go as planned. Russia is now under pressure to prove its space program is safe and received a boost on Friday when NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said he had full confidence in Russian-made Soyuz rockets and expected USA astronauts to fly on them again. Read More »

NOAA maps show street-by-street views of Hurricane Michael's destruction

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The destruction along Florida's white-sand northern Gulf Coast was called catastrophic. "Oooooh wow, our new house", she said, her voice shaking. Rescuers will pick through the damage of otherwise thriving beach communities searching for survivors on Friday after Hurricane Michael , one of the most powerful storms in USA history, slammed into the Florida Panhandle, killing at least seven people. Read More »

Hurricane Michael devastates Florida with ferocity 'like nothing we've seen before'

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CNN reported a sixth death, a 38-year-old man who died on Thursday when a tree fell on his auto in North Carolina. Albrecht, the Mexico Beach councilwoman, would like to return home, but she says the roads are impassible. Storm waters rising in Gulf Breeze, Florida. "The center of Michael will move across eastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia this evening, and move into the western Atlantic Ocean tonight", it said. Read More »

Record-breaking ‘hell’ storm Michael mauls US

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These eased steadily overnight, to 50 miles per hour just before dawn. Roads were filled with piles of floating debris. The department said that the fire engine had its lights and other emergency equipment activated, but roads were slick and the storm conditions were heavy. Read More »

Watch Hurricane Michael make landfall on Florida webcams

At 11 a.m., the core of extremely risky Hurricane Michael was closing in on the Florida Panhandle in the area of Panama City. Olivia Smith, public information officer for the Gadsden County Board of County Commissioners, said there was "one hurricane-related fatality", adding that the incident was "debris-related". Read More »

UN Says Canada Needs to Cut Emissions to Stop Catastrophic Climate Change

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The influential report reveals that only by keeping the temperature rise under 1.5C above pre-industrial levels will "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society" be prevented. That's right - the one country that pulled out of the phony Paris Climate Accord reduced its carbon emissions by 0.5 percent, the most of all major countries. Read More »

For first time in 55 years, Woman wins Nobel Prize in Physics

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Ashkin will take one half of the prize while Mourou and Strickland will share the other half. Cern scientist suspended after commentsReacting to her win, Dr Strickland, who is based at the University of Waterloo in Canada, said , "First of all you have to think it's insane, so that was my first thought". Read More »

Over 62,000 still without power in the Carolinas after Florence

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Cooper's statement said that in the past week, first responders and emergency teams have conducted almost 5,000 rescues in storm-ravaged areas. "It is critical that we promptly demonstrate to the U.S. Flood waters and downed trees nearly entirely cut off Wilmington from the rest of the state, after Florence dropped more than 2 feet (60 centimeters) of rain over the coastal city. Read More »

More than 2,300 without power in Spartanburg County as Florence sets in

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The storm's center is crawling over SC, but many of its main rain bands still are over already-saturated North Carolina - setting up what may be days of flooding for some communities. Florence was moving west-southwest at about 5 miles per hour (7 km/h), with its center located over eastern SC. The worst natural disaster in North Carolina history was Hurricane Floyd in 1999, which dumped almost 2 feet (60 centimeters) of rain and flooded a broad swath of the coastal plain, swamping whole ... Read More »

Answers to the 5 most asked questions about Hurricane Florence

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MA will not feel too much of an impact from the chaotic storm down south, according to the National Weather Service: "The only impacts in southern New England from Hurricane Florence will be high surf and unsafe rip currents especially on the south coast through Friday". Read More »