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Dead whale in Philippines had 40 kg of plastic in stomach

Dead whale in Philippines had 40 kg of plastic in stomach

In a Facebook post , the organisation demanded that the government take action against "those who continue to treat the waterways and ocean as dumpsters". In June previous year, a pilot whale died in Thailand after swallowing 80 plastic bags . A 2015 report by environmental campaigner Ocean Conservancy and the McKinsey Center for Business and Environment said that more than 50 percent of plastic that ends up in our oceans comes from five countries: Indonesia, China, the Philippines , ... Read More

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The Kids are at it again: Another Student Strike for Climate Action

The Kids are at it again: Another Student Strike for Climate Action

Some people say that I should study to become a climate scientist so that I can 'solve the climate crisis .' But the climate crisis has already been solved . "The youth of this world has started to move and we will not rest again". They will call on politicians and business leaders to do more to respond to the evidence that we are hurtling towards a global environmental catastrophe. Read More

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Elon Musk's SpaceX capsule splashes down off Florida coast

Elon Musk's SpaceX capsule splashes down off Florida coast

Live footage from Nasa showed the capsule's main parachutes opened without a hitch, completing a mission to demonstrate that it could reliably and safely carry astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). Nasa has already selected its first astronauts to fly aboard a crewed Dragon. Little Earth and the new supplies will stay on the space station, while Ripley and about 300 pounds of return cargo, including a broken spacesuit part, are headed back home on Crew Dragon. Read More

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Ocasio-Cortez Responds to Story Questioning if She Maintains Bronx Residence

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) had an unlikely dust-up Friday with a group of young children over climate change policy, CNN reported . "Our planet is going to face disaster if we don't turn this ship around", she said . Edward J. Markey (Mass.). I don't respond to that. Her comments on Friday line up with some of the more disdainful observations on the Green New Deal from the Democratic old guard. Read More

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The Biggest Supermoon of the Year Is Coming Tuesday

The Biggest Supermoon of the Year Is Coming Tuesday

When it is closest to the earth, it is called perigee while when it is farthest, it is called apogee. The moon looks particularly large because it's at its closet point to Earth. Other names include mid-winter moon, ice moon and storm moon. This closest distance will take place at 4:07AM on February 19, though the moon will look larger and brighter than normal starting tonight and again on Wednesday. Read More

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Global warming hasn't gone away despite cold

Global warming hasn't gone away despite cold

US President Donald Trump on Monday asked global "waming" to make a return for "beautiful Midwest" in the country, which is now experiencing chilling weather conditions, reports ANI. "We are definitely not the only weather game in town", he said. Twitter users were quick to school Trump on his latest tweet . The Arctic air, with brisk winds, can lead to dangerously cold wind chill values. Read More

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Some polar vortex areas getting as cold as Mars

Some polar vortex areas getting as cold as Mars

The frightful cold, expected to bottom out with record lows Thursday morning, was blamed for several deaths across the region, and fears for the most vulnerable populations soared as night fell. The NWS has warned people in affected areas to cover their mouths when outside to protect their lungs from the "severely cold air". One death involved an elderly IL man whose body was found hours after he had fallen trying to get back into his home. Read More

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Super moon, a total Lunar eclipse and bright planets

Super moon, a total Lunar eclipse and bright planets

The total lunar eclipse will begin on Sunday at 11:41 p.m., lasting until 12:44 a.m. on Monday. But to see the decade's final total eclipse of the moon , all you need is one hour and two minutes. The total eclipse is set to last just over an hour, with the partial eclipse visible for nearly four hours. The one in January is a wolf moon , a name derived from Native Americans, who heard the howling of wolves hungry for food in the dead of winter. Read More

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Seeds just sprouted on the Moon for the first time in history

Seeds just sprouted on the Moon for the first time in history

The video shows the craft orbiting and then descending into the Von Kármán crater which is covered in a thick layer of lunar regolith, or Moon dust. Hopefully, this development will make it easier to conduct more crewed missions to the moon and beyond in the coming years. "My firm belief is that we should integrate China into the International Space Station program". Read More

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NASA reveals images of distant 'Snowman' shaped Ultima Thule

NASA reveals images of distant 'Snowman' shaped Ultima Thule

Together they form Ultima Thule , a frozen world that is almost 4.5 billion miles from Earth, more distant than Pluto . In a lengthy update by the New Horizons team, the group boasts that New Horizons sent back a signal to its handlers letting them know that it had filled its on-board recorders with a wealth of science data that it collected as it zoomed past Ultima Thule . Read More

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Nasa shows first photo of distant world from New Horizons probe

Nasa shows first photo of distant world from New Horizons probe

The two-balled shape reminded others of BB-8, the plucky droid from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". This are only the first images from the probe, captured at a resolution of about 140 meters per pixel. The larger sphere is "Ultima" and measures 19 kilometres across. Unlike comets and other objects that have been altered by the sun over time, Ultima Thule is in its pure, original state: It's been in the deep-freeze Kuiper Belt on the fringes of our solar system from the beginning. Read More

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Thousands march in Brussels climate change demonstration

Thousands march in Brussels climate change demonstration

In Katowice, countries need to lock in a rule stating that a country's NDC emissions account must be increased by an amount equal to the tons of credits exported. The only holdout was the United States, which announced under President Donald Trump that it was withdrawing from the climate pact. "This is the challenge on which this generation's leaders will be judged, " Guterres said . Read More

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NASA's InSight Lander is all set to Enter Mars' Atmosphere

NASA's InSight Lander is all set to Enter Mars' Atmosphere

It will touch down on a flat, smooth plain close to the planet's equator called the Elysium Planitia - a place where oddball alien hunters claim to have spotted a "crashed UFO" and an "extraterrestrial city" . However, InSight has a stronger parachute, better avionics, and an improved heat shield - which is created to take a beating from possible dust storms - to help counter these challenges. Read More

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Sun's closest solo star may have company

Sun's closest solo star may have company

Since the planet's initial detection, an worldwide effort called the Red Dots collaboration - led by Guillem Anglada-Escude at Queen Mary University of London and formerly based at the University of Hertfordshire - has been monitoring Barnard's star with high precision instruments to investigate the signal. Read More

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US Federal Judge Blocks TransCanada's Keystone XL Pipeline

US Federal Judge Blocks TransCanada's Keystone XL Pipeline

Morris hit the administration with a familiar charge, that it disregarded facts, facts established by experts during the Obama administration about "climate-related impacts" from Keystone XL. Morris said the government must provide "new and relevant information regarding the risk of spills". It was this 2014 assessment that the State Department, under the direction of Trump's January 2017 presidential memorandum, used to make their decision to approve the pipeline , The Post reported. Read More

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Deal on Irish border not close, says Michel Barnier

Deal on Irish border not close, says Michel Barnier

Theresa May will be able to persuade her Cabinet to support her preferred Brexit deal - but only after more of her ministers resign, according to a government source. The Brexit Secretary, Dominic Raab, is in talks with Northern Irish politicians whilst Cabinet Office Minister David Lidington and Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley went to the Republic of Ireland's capital of Dublin. Read More

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Smog Envelops Delhi 2 Days Before Diwali, Air Quality May Worsen

Smog Envelops Delhi 2 Days Before Diwali, Air Quality May Worsen

The national capital and its adjoining areas have been reeling under poor air quality since past few months. Air quality in the Delhi further worsened on Monday as the pollution level hovering in "unhealthy category". There is a halt on all construction activities involving excavation. The top court had described as "very critical" the prevailing situation of pollution in Delhi-NCR, directing that a list of 15-year-old petrol and 10-year-old diesel vehicles be published on the web site ... Read More

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Brazil enters new era with far-right president-elect

Brazil enters new era with far-right president-elect

The former leader is now serving 12 years behind bars, which led the courts to bar his presidential run. Trump congratulated Bolsonaro by telephone, tweeting that the two had an "excellent" call and agreed "that Brazil and the United States will work closely together on trade, military and everything else!" "I don´t idolize Bolsonaro and I don´t know if he will govern well , but we are hopeful". Read More

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Trump And Global Far Right Celebrate Brazil Authoritarian's Presidential Win

Trump And Global Far Right Celebrate Brazil Authoritarian's Presidential Win

With more than 92 percent of the votes counted, Bolsonaro came out with 55.6 percent, according to the Supreme Electoral Tribunal. " Brazil owes a lot to former President Lula". An outspoken admirer of U.S. President Donald Trump , Bolsonaro also pledged to realign Brazil with more advanced economies, overhauling diplomatic priorities after almost a decade and a half of leftist rule. Read More

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NASA's Operation IceBridge Spots Huge, Sharp Rectangular Iceberg In Antartica

NASA's Operation IceBridge Spots Huge, Sharp Rectangular Iceberg In Antartica

Senior support scientist Jeremy Harbeck spotted a very sharp-angled, tabular iceberg floating among sea ice just off of the Larsen C ice shelf , and took a photo - which was widely shared after it was posted on social media. That iceberg measured about 2,300 square miles, as NPR's Geoff Brumfiel reported . Operation IceBridge's mission is to image the planet's polar regions to better understand how ice has changed and shifted in recent years. Read More

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Wet and mild Warm winter predicted for much of the US

Wet and mild Warm winter predicted for much of the US

The balmy prediction is due to the roughly 75% chance of an El Niño developing. "We're expecting this El Nino to be much weaker than that one", Halpert said. With the Southeast the only region not projected to have above-normal temperatures, that could mean a few winter storms will bring snow to the Deep South, which can cause major disruption to the region . Read More

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Chinese city to launch artificial moon in hopes of replacing street lights

Chinese city to launch artificial moon in hopes of replacing street lights

Wu Chunfend, chairman of Chengdu Aerospace Science and Technology Microelectronics System Research Institute Co., Ltd, revealed the plan at an event in the city on Oct 10, People's Daily reports . The first man-made moon will launch from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan, with three more to follow in 2022 if the first test goes well, said Wu Chunfeng, head of Tian Fu New Area Science Society, the organisation responsible for the project . Read More

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Hurricane leaves Florida’s Mexico Beach in shreds

Hurricane leaves Florida’s Mexico Beach in shreds

Based on its internal barometric pressure, Michael was the third most powerful hurricane to hit the USA mainland, behind the unnamed Labour Day storm of 1935 and Camille in 1969. Senior said all the patients in the intensive care unit at Bay Medical Sacred Heart had been evacuated and moved to other hospitals with the assistance of ambulances. Read More

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President Trump to visit storm-ravaged areas

President Trump to visit storm-ravaged areas

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. Forecasters say strong winds are still possible in parts of northeastern North Carolina, southeastern Virginia, and the Delmarva Peninsula (which is divided between Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware). Read More

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