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Govts 'not ready' for Poland climate change talks - Fiji PM

Govts 'not ready' for Poland climate change talks - Fiji PM After failing to make enough progress in Bonn in May, the Bangkok summit is seen as a last shot before Katowice. Record heatwaves, wildfires and devastating floods across the world this summer will put pressure on nearly 200 governments to reach a deal in Poland, said Patricia Espinosa , executive secretary , UN Climate Change . [Full Article...]

Botswana, long an elephant refuge, faces poaching threat

Botswana, long an elephant refuge, faces poaching threat It is described as Africa's last eden . In total, 352,271 elephants in were counted in 18 countries by the census takers. According to BBC , conservation group Elephants Without Borders discovered the elephants while carrying out an extensive aerial survey on wildlife close to the Okavango Delta wildlife sanctuary. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Gordon brings heavy rain, winds to South Florida

Tropical Storm Gordon brings heavy rain, winds to South Florida A potential tropical cyclone is a tropical system that does not meet the requirements of a tropical storm but is forecast to bring tropical storm conditions to land within 48 hours. It is expected to remain a tropical storm in the open waters of the Atlantic through the middle of the upcoming week. The weather service also issued a tropical storm watch for the Alabama-Florida border Sunday aft... [Full Article...]

Ottawa loses key Trans Mountain court case, but pushes ahead with pipeline

Ottawa loses key Trans Mountain court case, but pushes ahead with pipeline The energy board should first conduct its new review, which will involve receiving written submissions, consulting with Indigenous groups and holding hearings, said Chris Tollefson, a law professor at the University of Victoria. Trudeau said on Twitter that he had spoken with Notley and reassured her that the federal government stands by the project and will ensure it moves forward in the righ... [Full Article...]

[H]ardOCP: Air Leak Found in International Space Station

[H]ardOCP: Air Leak Found in International Space Station Is Russia declining access to the International Space Station (ISS) to the United States astronauts from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA)? As reported by the Inquisitr , the ISS experienced a reduction in cabin pressure on August 29, discovered by flight controllers at Mission Control centers in both Houston and Moscow. [Full Article...]

Leak detected aboard space station, but NASA says astronauts are safe

Leak detected aboard space station, but NASA says astronauts are safe Dmitry Rogozin , head of Russian space agency Roscosmos told state news agency TASS that a "micro-fracture" was found in a side compartment of the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft now docked with the space station. Earlier, flight controllers tapped into the oxygen supply of a Russian cargo capsule to partially replenish the atmosphere in the station. Flight controllers monitored the cabin pressure ... [Full Article...]

Looking in the Depths of Jupiter's Great Red Spot to Find Water

Looking in the Depths of Jupiter's Great Red Spot to Find Water Called as the Jupiter's Red Spot, a storm that has been characteristic of being violent and intense on the plant of Jupiter for the past 350 years, according to NASA scientists, contains water above the planet's deepest clouds when we look deeply into it. [Full Article...]

Rusty's Forecast - Several storm chances through the weekend

Rusty's Forecast - Several storm chances through the weekend LABOR DAY: It looks drier for the holiday. The weather will be pretty consistent Tuesday through Friday . Steamy temps and scattered storms will be around for the foreseeable future. Southeast wind around 5 miles per hour becoming calm. Light easterly wind keeps the clouds around. Although, an isolated shower or thunderstorm can't be ruled out. [Full Article...]

California lawmakers send strict 'net neutrality' laws to governor

California lawmakers send strict 'net neutrality' laws to governor According to Weiner , "when Donald Trump's FCC made a decision to take a wrecking ball to net neutrality protections, we knew that California had to step in to ensure our residents have access to a free and open internet". He said "light-touch" regulation would lead to more innovation, competition and cheaper prices for consumers. Critics say the ban on zero rating will raise cellphone bills a... [Full Article...]

First time in 50 years, astronaut trainee quits NASA midway, reason unknown

First time in 50 years, astronaut trainee quits NASA midway, reason unknown NASA spokeswoman Brandi Dean said his departure is effective Friday and that he is leaving for personal reasons that the space agency can not discuss due to privacy laws. The resignation, which is effective August 31, 2018, would leave only 11 members in NASA Astronaut Group 22, which is nicknamed "The Turtles". Reports suggest that Kulin resigned from the U.S. [Full Article...]

3rd hurricane of season in Atlantic predicted by Sunday

This cluster of storms is given the designation Potential Tropical Cyclone because tropical storm or hurricane storm force winds are expected to impact land within the next 48 hours even though the tropical system itself has not become organized enough to be given a tropical storm designation. [Full Article...]

International Space Station leak is stable, Russian space agency says

NASA insisted that the crew was never in any danger, although flight controllers are still monitoring pressure trends inside the space station to confirm the effectiveness of the fix. Russia's space agency will carry out additional analysis for other leaks. Controllers located at both NASA's facility in Houston, Texas, as well as in Moscow , continued to monitor the issue, ultimately decid... [Full Article...]

Tropical Wave Could Mean A Wet & Windy Holiday Weekend For South Florida

Tropical Wave Could Mean A Wet & Windy Holiday Weekend For South Florida It is forecast to gradually turn to the west-northwest while passing near the southern islands on Friday and strengthen into Tropical Storm Florence possibly by Friday, according to the National Hurricane Center . The tropical wave is now over the north-central Caribbean Sea and is carrying thunderstorms and heavy cloud cover. The surprise system off Cuba is expected to be "a rainmaker" here, w... [Full Article...]

Former Australia prime minister to quit Parliament

Former Australia prime minister to quit Parliament Morrison conceded the Liberal party civil war of the past weeks and months had alienated many voters. Marise Payne, the former defence minister, was given the foreign affairs portfolio after Bishop's resignation. Mr Morrison oversaw Tuesday's swearing-in ceremony at Government House in Canberra where some of Mr Dutton's backers officially got new their jobs. [Full Article...]

Small air leak in Russian capsule patched at space station

The leak was found on the Russian side of the orbital outpost, specifically, a compartment of the Soyuz MS-09 module, which arrived at the ISS in June of this year. Roscosmos has "convened a commission to conduct further analysis of the possible cause of the leak" but there's no danger to any Russian astronauts returning to Earth in the Soyuz spacecraft. [Full Article...]

300 endangered turtles found dead on Mexico beach

300 endangered turtles found dead on Mexico beach The carcasses were found in an advanced stage of decomposition in Barra de Colotepec. The Pacific Ridley turtles were found floating off a beach of Puerto Escondido in the state of Oaxaca, their shells forming a bleak mini-island. In Mexico, often dubbed the sea turtle capital of the world, the killing of a protected sea turtle species is a criminal offense. According to the news agency, t... [Full Article...]

International Space Station leak to be plugged after suspected micrometeorite hit

Dmitry Rogozin, head of Russian space agency Roscosmos told state news agency TASS that a "micro-fracture" was found in a side compartment of the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft now docked with the space station. The Soyuz MS-09 carried Sergey Prokopyev, German astronaut Alexander Gerst and NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor into orbit June 6. "This is a section of the Soyuz that does not return ... [Full Article...]

Atlantic Hurricane Season Has Been Quiet:That's About to Change

Atlantic Hurricane Season Has Been Quiet:That's About to Change The next tropical storm will be called Florence. Potential Tropical Cyclone Six has formed in the extreme eastern Atlantic, as tropical storm warnings have been issued for the southern Cabo Verde Islands. The National Weather Service in Miami said models differ on location, timing and rain chances with the wave's arrival still a few days away. Illustrated in the picture below is a particular... [Full Article...]

Monster Hurricane Lane unleashes torrential rain on Hawaii

Monster Hurricane Lane unleashes torrential rain on Hawaii Currently, all UH campuses and offices on Hawaiʻi Island, Maui, Lānaʻi, Molokaʻi, Oʻahu and Kauaʻi are closed through Sunday. A spokesperson for Hawaii's emergency management agency, Richard Rapoza, told Morning Report he had never seen a storm like this approach Hawaii. [Full Article...]

Physicists finally observe 'elusive' Higgs decay

Physicists finally observe 'elusive' Higgs decay Because the boson lasts only for about one septillionth of a second, researchers use the particle's offspring as evidence of its existence. That's not exactly a surprise: The mainstream theory of particle physics , known as the Standard Model , suggests that's the most common course followed by the Higgs, which exists in the particle collider for only an instant before breaking down. [Full Article...]


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