California Wildfires Rage, Death Toll at 23

That leaves a lot of dry vegetation to feed fires. Now considered the largest fire in state history , that blaze left one person dead after burning through more than 450,000 acres - or more than 800 square miles. Officials say the blaze is only ... More..

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Court order blocks permit for Keystone XL pipeline pending environmental review
by | Saturday, November 10, 2018

Court order blocks permit for Keystone XL pipeline pending environmental review

Morris' order does not permanently extinguish hopes Keystone XL will go ahead, but it will require the administration to come up with a better explanation as to why it should proceed. The state department has n...More..

Delhi's air quality improves to
by | Thursday, November 08, 2018

Delhi's air quality improves to "very poor" ahead of Diwali

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) asked people to avoid bursting crackers this Diwali and also abstain from consuming alcohol in order to prevent health hazards, in view of the concerns of rising air poll...More..

Brazil elects Bolsonaro in major swing to the right
by | Sunday, November 04, 2018

Brazil elects Bolsonaro in major swing to the right

As an worldwide community of NGOs, we call on President Bolsonaro to use his position not just as a national leader, but as a global leader, to fulfill Brazil's global responsibilities to protect human righ...More..

Hurricane Michael in United States kills 11
by | Saturday, October 13, 2018

Hurricane Michael in United States kills 11

As Michael moved through the Mid-Atlantic on Thursday and overnight, flash flood warnings were sent to people in towns from the coast to the slopes of the Appalachian Mountains. Linda Marquardt, 67, rode out th...More..

Dramatic videos show what happened as Hurricane Michael made landfall
by | Friday, October 12, 2018

Dramatic videos show what happened as Hurricane Michael made landfall

Numerous buildings in Panama City were demolished, partially collapsed or without roofs amid deserted streets littered with debris, twisted, fallen tree trunks and dangling wires. Scientists say global warming ...More..

Strengthening Hurricane Michael aiming for Florida Panhandle
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Strengthening Hurricane Michael aiming for Florida Panhandle

Hurricane Michael swiftly intensified into a Category 2 over warm Gulf of Mexico waters Tuesday amid fears it would strike Florida on Wednesday as a major hurricane . But despite that, Michael has the potenti...More..

San Diegans photograph Sunday night's launch of Falcon 9 rocket at Vandenberg
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

San Diegans photograph Sunday night's launch of Falcon 9 rocket at Vandenberg

Southern California residents are being warned to expect a large sonic boom Sunday evening as SpaceX launches a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base, then attempts its first-ever landing on the West...More..

Japanese Fashion Billionaire and Elon Musk Announce Moon Mission
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

Japanese Fashion Billionaire and Elon Musk Announce Moon Mission

Musk said on Twitter SpaceX's contracts with NASA remain a top priority, including the commercial crew program to shuttle NASA astronauts to and from the International Space Station. Musk has not reveale...More..

Japan fashion billionaire Maezawa picked by SpaceX for moon flight
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Japan fashion billionaire Maezawa picked by SpaceX for moon flight

The 42-year-old businessman (below), who made his fortune after launching an online fashion mall that became the largest in Japan , will make the journey aboard SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), which is s...More..

Florence downgraded to tropical storm, but will continue to threaten Carolinas
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Florence downgraded to tropical storm, but will continue to threaten Carolinas

A mother and her infant were killed in Wilmington when a tree fell on their home on Friday. The father of the child, who was also in the house, was transported to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center wit...More..

83-Foot Wave Recorded By Satellite Monitoring Hurricane Florence
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

83-Foot Wave Recorded By Satellite Monitoring Hurricane Florence

On Wednesday morning, a National Weather Service satellite monitoring the storm recorded waves reaching heights of 83 feet-or the equivalent of an eight-story building. There is increased fear that Florence "...More..

How Wilmington, N.C., Is Preparing As Hurricane Florence Gets Stronger
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

How Wilmington, N.C., Is Preparing As Hurricane Florence Gets Stronger

The United States faced a series of high-powered hurricanes a year ago, including Hurricane Maria, which killed some 3,000 people in Puerto Rico, and Hurricane Harvey, which caused an estimated US$1.25 billio...More..

$1 million pledged against Collins if she backs Kavanaugh
by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

$1 million pledged against Collins if she backs Kavanaugh

That doesn't sound like someone who is impressed by the Democrats' disgusting antics. The Senate Judiciary Committee pushed a vote on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court until next week, ...More..

Hurricane Florence Evacuations Expand, With 'Disaster At Doorstep'
by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence Evacuations Expand, With 'Disaster At Doorstep'

The storm is forecast to approach the coasts of the Carolinas later today, before moving near or over the coast of southern North Carolina and eastern South Carolina in the " hurricane warning " area; now, th...More..

by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Rick Scott to deploy emergency teams, resources ahead of Hurricane Florence

The centre of Florence, a slow-moving Category 3 hurricane , is expected to draw close to the North Carolina coast on Friday afternoon - perhaps lingering just offshore - then drift southwest along the sho...More..

Hurricane Olivia weakens as it tracks toward Hawaii
by | Monday, September 10, 2018

Hurricane Olivia weakens as it tracks toward Hawaii

On Friday, the National Weather Service released its Hawaii area analysis that noted light and variable winds are "expected tonight through Monday, as Hurricane Norman passes northeast of the state". "We're m...More..

Hurricane Florence churns toward Bermuda as Gordon soaks U.S.
by | Saturday, September 08, 2018

Hurricane Florence churns toward Bermuda as Gordon soaks U.S.

This is likely due to wind shear , or strong opposing winds whipping over that portion of the Atlantic that can tear storms apart. As the cyclone headed toward the U.S. Because of the uncertainty in the st...More..

Tropical storm Florence could cause damage along East Coast
by | Saturday, September 08, 2018

Tropical storm Florence could cause damage along East Coast

Large swells were likely to start hitting the British island territory in the north Atlantic Ocean on Friday. Gov. Roy Cooper announced the declaration in a news release Friday evening as the storm neared Ber...More..

Tropical Storm brings hurricane watch to US Gulf Coast
by | Friday, September 07, 2018

Tropical Storm brings hurricane watch to US Gulf Coast

A hurricane watch is in effect along the MS and Alabama coast while a tropical storm warning is in effect across portions of South Florida, the Florida Keys and central Gulf Coast. Strong wind gusts, batterin...More..

Piper Perabo Got Arrested Today for Protesting Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination
by | Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Piper Perabo Got Arrested Today for Protesting Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination

A judge must interpret statutes as written. ". A good judge must be an umpire - a neutral and impartial arbiter who favors no litigant or policy". Sen. Fred Guttenberg , the father of Jamie Guttenberg who w...More..

Gulf of Mexico being monitored for possible tropical development
by | Saturday, September 01, 2018

Gulf of Mexico being monitored for possible tropical development

We are not anticipating any impacts for us, or the USA, but shifts in the forecast track are certainly possible. This tropical wave is not expected to develop into a tropical system near Florida . Moisture lev...More..

Subtropical depression strengthens into Subtropical Storm Ernest
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

Subtropical depression strengthens into Subtropical Storm Ernest

Thanks to dust coming from the continent of Africa, that's helping to contribute to a drop in expected storms for the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season . Tropical storm-force winds of 39 mph or more extend up to ...More..

How Trump's rules on coal-fired power plants differ from Obama's
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

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

The Trump administration's proposed regulation is going to be available for public review and comment for 60 days. In the scenario that most states would likely adopt, the EPA predicts that between 470 ...More..

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull abandons greenhouse gas target to prevent conservative revolt
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull abandons greenhouse gas target to prevent conservative revolt

Mr Peters is about to board a flight to Canberra where he will meet with his Australian counter-part, Julie Bishop, who is also the deputy leader of the Liberal Party . Parliament sits for the rest of this wee...More..

Local nutritionist reacts to report of weed killer in breakfast foods
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

Local nutritionist reacts to report of weed killer in breakfast foods

The levels of the herbicide found in nearly three-fourths of those samples were higher than what EWG scientists considered safe for children to consume. The World Health Organization calls glyphosate a proba...More..

NASA launches probe to go deep into Sun's scorching atmosphere
by | Tuesday, August 14, 2018

NASA launches probe to go deep into Sun's scorching atmosphere

NASA's science mission chief, Thomas Zurbuchen, was thrilled not only with the launch , but Parker's presence. The mission will rely on measurements and imaging to revolutionise our understanding of the coro...More..

Stargazers set for spectacular treat this weekend
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Stargazers set for spectacular treat this weekend

The last time was in 1992. Every year, meteor showers become visible from Earth - weather and light pollution permitting. No special equipment is needed, but if you want the best view, it helps to be as far...More..

NASA announces astronauts for SpaceX and Boeing launches from the US
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

NASA announces astronauts for SpaceX and Boeing launches from the US

NASA announced the nine astronauts that will fly on the first crewed flights of SpaceX's Crew Dragon and Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft during a ceremony here at the agency's Johnson Space Center. ...More..

by | Friday, August 03, 2018

Trump Administration Rolls Back Fuel Economy Standards For Cars

Officials said the aim of the new plan is to help with hurdles automakers face in producing fuel-efficient vehicles, which, on average , cost consumers $35,000 more . The prices on new cars have become unaf...More..