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Tropics get busy, forecast to make it a rainy weekend in Florida

Tropics get busy, forecast to make it a rainy weekend in Florida

Wind and seas will increase Monday and Tuesday as a tropical wave forms in the southern Bahamas and crosses south Florida. The tropical wave over the central Atlantic Ocean that we've been watching ...

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Tony Abbott 'not retiring' but questions Morrison's Indigenous envoy role

Tony Abbott 'not retiring' but questions Morrison's Indigenous envoy role

Mr Buchholz said he was honoured to be appointed the position. Mr Roberts has spent the past three years in the sin-bin after he was forced to quit the ministry for breaching ministerial standards. ...

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Facebook commits to 100% renewable energy by end 2020

Facebook commits to 100% renewable energy by end 2020

Assuming everything goes according to plan, Facebook's operations around the world will be covered entirely by renewable energy within the next two years. Embattled social media giant Facebook Inc. fi...

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International Space Station crew fix leak in Russian craft

Even so, there are two possibilities for the most likely culprit - a micrometeoroid or a piece of artificial space debris. The fracture caused a drop in pressure and an air leak on the station, accor...

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Peak Hurricane Season Here, Tropical Threats May Form in Atlantic During September

Peak Hurricane Season Here, Tropical Threats May Form in Atlantic During September

Tropical Storm Norman strengthened slightly overnight and is forecast to become a hurricane today. Assuming the system becomes a tropical storm, the next name on the list is Florence. Located about ...

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Air leak temporarily patched at International Space Station

According to reports from the Russian News Agency , Russian space agency staff members have stated that the incident may have been caused by an impacting micrometeoroid - a tiny piece of rock or othe...

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Tropical Storm Lane 2nd wettest since 1950

Tropical Storm Lane 2nd wettest since 1950

Tropical Storm Miriam, the latest East Pacific storm, is located about 1,675 miles east-southeast of Hilo, or 1,485 miles west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California, Mexico, according to th...

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'I quit!' French environment minister resigns on live radio

'I quit!' French environment minister resigns on live radio

Militant environmentalist Nicolas Hulot resigned from his position as France's minister of ecological and solidarity-based transition this morning during a live breakfast show on national radio. " H...

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Goats May Prefer Happy Human Faces

Scientists have found that goats are drawn to humans with happy facial expressions. The team found that images of happy faces elicited greater interaction in the goats who looked at the images, appr...

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First Smuggler Op to Australia in 1400 days, 15 Detained, 2 Missing

First Smuggler Op to Australia in 1400 days, 15 Detained, 2 Missing

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has said the boat was clearly a people-smuggling venture, the first to reach Australia since 2014. It is the first people-smuggling boat to enter Australia in more...

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Goats Want to See You Smile, Says Adorable New Study

Goats Want to See You Smile, Says Adorable New Study

But according to Savalli Redigolo, the researchers believe this to is due to the asymmetry of the goat brain. After tallying and crunching the numbers from this study, Albuquerque and her colleagues...

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NASA Aerosol Map Offers A Stunning Visualization Of Global Storms And Dust

NASA Aerosol Map Offers A Stunning Visualization Of Global Storms And Dust

The annotated version of the visualization (shown above) highlights the GEOS FP model's output for aerosols on August 23rd, 2018. Hurricane Lane near Hawaii and typhoons Soulik and Cimaron off the c...

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Playful dolphin leads mayor to close beaches

Le Cornec, a specialist in environmental law who enjoys swimming with Zafar, told Le Telegramme he plans to take legal action against the "excessive" decree. "With an adult dolphin doing this kind o...

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California eliminates cash bail in sweeping reform

California eliminates cash bail in sweeping reform

Bob Hertzberg, a Democrat from Van Nuys, said in a statement . But high-risk evaluations - those having previously violated conditions of release; having been arrested for a violent felony, or sex ...

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Popular YouTuber Kills Self, Two Others In Fiery Crash

Popular YouTuber Kills Self, Two Others In Fiery Crash

Heitmann's McLaren was traveling at nearly 100 miles per hour as he drove south on a northbound carpool lane on the I-805 highway. The Medical Examiner's Office confirmed the ages of the other two v...

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New satellite will bounce light off air to measure winds

New satellite will bounce light off air to measure winds

The satellite will deliver data and 3D dynamic maps that will help improve weather forecasting and climate research. The first wind observation satellite using laser technology, Aeolus carries a sin...

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The astronauts played tennis on the ISS

The astronauts played tennis on the ISS

The online broadcast can be seen on the Twitter channel of the US Open Tennis. The astronauts used tiny tennis racquets and a tennis ball to play - equipment created to be safe to use aboard the...

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To avoid extinction it's about 'survival of the laziest,' study suggests

To avoid extinction it's about 'survival of the laziest,' study suggests

Analyzing the metabolic rate of 299 fossilized and extant ocean dwellers, researchers at the University of Kansas found that expelling higher amounts of energy puts you on the fast-track to extinct...

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Scientists have found in China an amazing ancient giant turtle

Scientists have found in China an amazing ancient giant turtle

Eorhynchochelys makes the turtle family tree make sense. Discovered turtle (a new kind Eorhynchochelys sinensis ), as scholars have noted, reached a length of over 180 centimeters, had a unusual, ...

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The Real Reason You Should Never Flush Your Contact Lenses

The Real Reason You Should Never Flush Your Contact Lenses

Contact Lenses are vital to the vision of around 45-million Americans, but recently they've been in the headlines because of all the waste they are contributing to our waterways. The researchers exp...

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New Arctic Lakes Could Soon Be a Major Source of Atmospheric Methane

Scientists looked at the melting permafrost below the Arctic bodies of water known as thermokarst lakes. The impact on the climate may mean an influx of permafrost-derived methane into the atmospher...

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Hurricane Lane Strengthens to a Category 5 Storm

Hurricane Lane Strengthens to a Category 5 Storm

This is expected to continue. The storm is moving west at 9 miles per hour. Tropical storm force winds are expected to begin as early as Wednesday afternoon or evening on the Big Island and the hu...

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A Jury Has Reached a Verdict in the Paul Manafort Case

A Jury Has Reached a Verdict in the Paul Manafort Case

The judge has declared a mistrial on those counts. As the jury delivered its verdict, Michael Cohen , Trump's ex-lawyer and personal fixer, pleaded guilty to illegally interfering in the 2016...

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Hawaiian Islands on alert for possible Hurricane Lane impacts

Hawaiian Islands on alert for possible Hurricane Lane impacts

A hurricane watch is in effect for several of the islands, including Maui and Lanai, as impacts from the storm are expected to reach the islands starting on Wednesday. The Category 4 hurricane is mo...

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Lane still Category 3 hurricane, continues westward trek

Lane still Category 3 hurricane, continues westward trek

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles, forecasters said. The National Weather Service issued a flash floo...

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Hurricane watch posted as Lane approaches

Watches may be extended to the western islands, the Hurricane Center said. The last hurricane to make landfall in Hawaii was Iniki in 1992, which struck Kaua'i. If the storm pursues more of a wester...

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Cotton Applauds Trump Administration’s Rollback of Obama Climate Rule

Cotton Applauds Trump Administration’s Rollback of Obama Climate Rule

The proposal lays out several possible pathways that individual states might use for regulating coal-fired power plants, and what the consequences would be for pollution and human health in each case....

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Australian PM Turnbull survives leadership challenge

Australian PM Turnbull survives leadership challenge

The home affairs minister stood down from the cabinet and will now build support on the back benches. Turnbull, trying to regain the initiative as speculation swirled over his future, began a meetin...

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Tropical Storm Lane forecast to become major hurricane in Pacific

Tropical Storm Lane forecast to become major hurricane in Pacific

The north east and Scotland will stay at around 19C. McGivern said: "It will be a fresh start as we begin Friday ". Monday: Largely dry and bright at first with sunny spells. It will be cloudy an...

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Storm Ernesto To Bring Heavy Rain To Dublin

Storm Ernesto To Bring Heavy Rain To Dublin

Drier and brighter intervals increasing towards evening, but showery rain will continue to affect parts of Ulster and Connacht. Today will start off cloudy with rain and drizzle but clearing with hi...

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