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Endangered seal with eel up its nose remains a mystery

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Endangered Hawaiian monk seals are facing a unusual new threat, on top of the usual challenges from disease and becoming caught in fishing nets. The post said that it had removed eels from the noses of several seals they're monitoring and that the seals were unharmed in every case, but the same couldn't be said for the eels . Read More »

Carbon Emissions Took Off Like a 'Freight Train' in 2018

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A separate study found that Greenland's ice sheet was melting at its fastest rate for at least 350 years, which could lead to a rapid increase in sea levels. The past two years have seen slightly higher growth, and 2014 through 2016 saw less. Fluctuations in global emissions over the last five or six years have tracked changes in coal consumption, the study revealed. Read More »

First Pictures of Planet Mars Emerge From NASA's Lander Mission

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The second phase will be characterized mainly by deploying and configuring special tools of research Rover and their subsequent use in the process of drilling and analysis of rocks. By doing this the HFPPP will be able to give unique data about the planet's interior and how it evolved through time. This in turn will be incorporated into humanity's more general knowledge of how rocky worlds form, from Earth and the Moon to exoplanets such as those in the Trappist-1 system. Read More »

Brazil elections: Far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro set to win

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Mr. Witzel caused quite a stir upon reaching the runoff, defeating a host of traditional candidates, thanks to his connections with Jair Bolsonaro . Colombia Reports is funded by our readers. The past few years in Brazil have been exceptionally turbulent. Lula, President from 2003 to 2011, was succeeded by Dilma Rousseff , who was impeached in 2016. Read More »

Before and After Satellite Images Show Hurricane Michael's Devastation in Florida

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Though the hurricane has since been downgraded to a tropical storm , it has already wreaked havoc in many Florida Panhandle neighborhoods. The base had been evacuated before the storm and no injuries were reported. With a number of counties ordering evacuations, Scott waived highway tolls in the northwest part of the state. "I stayed because my parents didn't want to leave". Read More »

Hurricane Michael leads to unimaginable destruction: 17 chilling photos

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And unless the rate of greenhouse gas emissions changes, hurricanes are expected to intensify more rapidly in the coming decades, the scientific research group Climate Central said. When their house filled with surging ocean water, they fled upstairs. "All of my furniture was floating", she said. Gov. Roy Cooper said in a press conference this morning that the state's problems following Hurricane Florence could be compounded by Michael because some rivers are still elevated. Read More »

Hurricane Michael takes aim at Florida after fatal flooding in Central America

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Hurricane Michael is closing in on the Florida Panhandle, forecast to make landfall as a "monstrous" Category 3 storm with a risky storm surge of up to 12 feet, officials said. As the storm moved north it battered Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and western Cuba with drenching rains and winds of up to 130 kph, the Miami-based hurricane center said. Read More »

Data suggests scientists have found first known exomoon

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In a paper published Wednesday in Science Advances magazine, researchers at Columbia University outline evidence supporting the existence of a moon orbiting the exoplanet Kepler-1625b, using data from the United States space agency NASA's Hubble Space Telescope . Read More »

Florence turns deadly, inundates Carolinas with 'historic' rainfall

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Dozens more were rescued from a collapsed motel. At least 17 people have died in North and SC, as rescuers in pulled residents from homes threatened by swollen rivers. As the remnants of Florence moved into the U.S. Northeast, and the sun appeared in some areas for the first time in days, residents of the Carolinas confronted its after-effects, including power outages, impassable roads, and sewage spilling into flooded areas. Read More »

Hurricane Florence lashes US with rain and wind - Ireland

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The storm was expected to move across parts of southeastern North Carolina and eastern SC on Friday and Saturday, then head north over the western Carolinas and central Appalachian Mountains early next week, the NHC said. Soren Rundquist, Environmental Working Group's director of spatial analysis, said if the rainfall projections hold up, the flood waters will simply take what was sprayed on the fields with them, along with what spills out of the pits. Read More »

SpaceX announces new plan to send tourist around Moon

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SpaceX says it's booked the first private passenger to fly around the moon. If all goes well, this unnamed passenger will be the first person to visit the moon since NASA's Apollo mission in 1972. We plan to do that, probably in the fourth quarter of next year (2018). Find out who " s flying and why on Monday, September 17. SpaceX originally promised this mission with the Falcon Heavy, but that rocket appears to be falling out of favor. Read More »

Hurricane Florence by the (frightening) numbers

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Officials can't overstate the potential danger the storm could bring, with the National Weather Service recently saying Florence will likely be the "storm of a lifetime" for the Carolina coast. One woman told MSNBC she would be staying at home in Wilmington, NC with her two children despite the storm. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency "in light of the storm's forecasted southward track after making landfall". Read More »

Hurricane Florence strengthens to Category 2 storm

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The NHC said the vast storm had maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour, reaching up to 125 miles from its centre, as it tracked west-northwestward across the western Atlantic. Most of the area will be uninhabitable for weeks or months'. The U.S. Navy is also taking precautions, with the U.S. Fleet Forces Command ordering almost 30 ships in the Hampton Roads area of the Virginia coast to head out to sea to avoid the storm. Read More »

Tropical Storm Gordon Heads for the Gulf

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The weekend looks like we'll have to dodge a few passing showers with 40% chances for rain, but it will not be a washout and afternoon highs will reach around 90°. Earle Bowden Parkway between Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach. Other major oil producers, including ConocoPhillips, BP Plc and Royal Dutch Shell Plc, said they continued to operate and were monitoring conditions. Read More »

Tropical Storm Gordon could strengthen into a weak hurricane

The Hurricane Center issued storm surge warnings from Shell Beach, La.to the MS border with Alabama. By Monday afternoon the storm had passed over Florida's southern tip. A storm surge warning has been issued for the area stretching from Shell Beach, Louisiana, to Dauphin Island, Alabama. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from the Okaloosa-Walton County Line and stretches from Golden Beach to Bonita Beach and from Craig Key to Ocean Reef, including Florida Bay. Read More »

International Space Station pressure holding steady after leak

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The leak was detected around 7 p.m. EDT by flight controllers in Houston and Moscow. The problem was first detected by mission control Wednesday night as a reduction of pressure in the station, but it was small enough that the crew was allowed to sleep all night, NASA reported . Read More »

Tropical Depression Six forms off Africa

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If this moves into the Gulf of Mexico, we may have to watch it for potential tropical development as well. The potential tropical cyclone still has winds of 35 miles per hour. First, whether or not this system continues to encounter less wind shear as it approaches the Gulf of Mexico. Met Éireann, Ireland's national forecaster, do not issue long-range forecasts and therefore can not confirm the possible storm. Read More »

NASA launched a probe to 'touch the sun'

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A blazing United Launch Alliance Delta 4 Heavy rocket rose into the night sky from its launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida at 3:31 a.m. On its very first brush with the sun, it will come within 15.5 million miles (25 million kilometers), easily beating the current record of 27 million miles (43 million kilometers) set by NASA's Helios 2 spacecraft in 1976. Read More »

United States plans weaker vehicle emissions standards

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More realistic standards can save lives while continuing to improve the environment. The SAFE Vehicles Rule is the next generation of the Congressionally mandated Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards. Read More »

Where can you see Friday's 'blood moon'?

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The next lunar eclipse of such length will happen in 2123. Will continue till early hours of July 28. The moon will turn blood red in the shadow of the Earth on Friday night, treating most of the world to the longest lunar eclipse in a century. Read More »

Jupiter's moon count reaches 79, including tiny 'oddball'

Researchers in the U.S. stumbled upon the new moons while hunting for a mysterious ninth planet that is postulated to lurk far beyond the orbit of Neptune, the most distant planet in the solar system. Given their small size, if the moons had existed in the early days of the solar system, the gas and dust that surrounded the Sun at that time would have exerted a strong drag on them, causing them to lose speed and spiral in to crash into Jupiter. Read More »

Graham Warns Dems Against Personal Attacks on Kavanaugh

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Stephen Colbert is "still recovering from watching America's Next Top Justice ", alluding to President Trump's reality-show-ification of announcing his new Supreme Court Justice nominee. Jenny Beth Martin, chairman of Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, said Kavanaugh "has a stellar record of as an originalist, and has proven to be a strong defender of the Second Amendment and freedom of speech and religion". Read More »

Tropical storm Chris forms off Carolina coast

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Tropical Storm Chris is expected to strengthen as it hovers off the coast of the Carolinas for the next few days, according to the National Hurricane Center . territory, CNN meteorologist Allison Chinchar said. On Dominica, which also was battered by Maria, the island's meteorological service warned residents that the weather would likely begin deteriorating Saturday late night and that at least four inches of rain could fall before the storm passed over or near Dominica on Sunday night. Read More »

Tropical Storm Warnings are up along Gulf Coast ahead of Alberto

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Gulf Coast over the holiday weekend. " Alberto could bring tropical storm conditions and storm surge to portions of the central and eastern Gulf Coast later this weekend and early next week", the hurricane center said . WIND: Tropical storm conditions will spread northward in the warning area along the west coast of Florida today and will reach the warning area along the northern Gulf Coast by this evening. Read More »

YouTube Music: Google's new, free Spotify rival

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YouTube Music is a premium music streaming service that does away with all of YouTube's major annoyances: It offers an ad-free experience, background listening and downloads. YouTube Music will launch - or rather relaunch - next week. The service will be similar to Spotify and Apple Music . Google tells us that details about family pricing are coming, while there will also be a new student pricing option for the new YouTube . Read More »

Indian banks win Rs10,000 cr lawsuit against Mallya in UK

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The court also recognised there was a risk of Mallya dissipating his assets by citing examples of how he transferred $40 million to his children's trust in 2016 and passed an order to freeze his assets. Mallya could also seek permission to appeal against the high court decision in the court of appeal. He was also refused to appeal for Tuesday's ruling by the London High Court judge. Read More »