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Hundreds of Endangered Sea Turtles Found Dead in Illegal Fishing Nets

Hundreds of Endangered Sea Turtles Found Dead in Illegal Fishing Nets Western media report that the sea turtles are believed to have drowned after being caught in a net. Video footage shows numerous corpses were partially decomposed and some already had fragmented shells. Mexico has imposed criminal penalties for anyone found guilty of killing sea turtles, and the government's special prosecutorial office for crimes against the environment was leading the probe. [Full Article...]

NASA works to contain pressure leak on International Space Station

A tiny pressure leak has been detected on the Russian side of the International Space Station. So for now it looks like the Expedition 56 crew are probably safe, although flight controllers are continuing to monitor the pressure, just in case something does go wrong. [Full Article...]

Goats just want to see you happy, science finds

Goats just want to see you happy, science finds While the sample size of this study is small, it's compelling first evidence into how goats process not only human emotions, but also those of other animals. The researchers believe their work has implications for understanding how animals process human emotions and facial cues. But this opens up a whole new avenue, paving the way for studying emotion perception on all domestic animals. [Full Article...]

Court Overturns Kinder Morgan Pipeline Approval

Court Overturns Kinder Morgan Pipeline Approval Trudeau's Finance Minister, Bill Morneau, said he would speak about the decision on Thursday afternoon. "We're going to review today's decision to ensure that we're meeting high standards when it comes to both protecting the environment and meeting our obligations to consult with Indigenous peoples", Morneau said during a news conference. [Full Article...]

Hurricane season is back with a possible storm 'as strong as Ophelia'

Hurricane season is back with a possible storm 'as strong as Ophelia' Assuming the system becomes a tropical storm, the next name on the list is Florence. However, forecasters say that strong upper-level winds will likely prevent any significant development during the next several days. Regardless, the system is expected to bring rainfall across Florida early next week. The area of low pressure that moved off the coast of Africa has continued to become better or... [Full Article...]

International Space Station losing air through a tiny hole, astronaut

International Space Station losing air through a tiny hole, astronaut 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. It seems a small meteor caused a "minute" pressure leak, reports AFP . Officials from Houston and Moscow will continue to monitor the situation as the crew works through its troubleshooting... [Full Article...]

Denmark wants to cooperate as much as possible on European defence - PM

Denmark wants to cooperate as much as possible on European defence - PM Hulot was formerly the star presenter of the hit Ushuaia environmental TV programme in France and had repeatedly turned down offers to enter government by previous French presidents. A spokeswoman for the Élysée Palace told CNN that Macron had yet to speak with Hulot since his resignation. "There is still no energy transition policy in France", Julliard said. [Full Article...]

California eliminates cash bail in sweeping reform

California eliminates cash bail in sweeping reform Each county will use the council's framework as a basis to set its own procedures for deciding whom to release before trial. Meanwhile, the American Civil Liberties Union of California, an original co-sponsor of the bill, pulled its support , arguing that last-minute changes give judges too much discretion in determining under what circumstances people will be released or kept in custody. [Full Article...]

Heat Advisory for most of WNY

Heat Advisory for most of WNY A late summer heat wave, coinciding with the start of the school year, is roasting CT. Anyone seeking relief from the heat can head to the following air conditioned spaces . High temperatures will stay in the low 90s through the middle of the week. Heat-index forecast for Tuesday afternoon. 'Special Weather Statements for heat are also in effect across portions of the Ohio Valley. [Full Article...]

Graham Shares What He Learned From John McCain

Graham Shares What He Learned From John McCain CNN, for example, ran a headline stating , "White House flag at full-staff after short McCain tribute". Graham recalled McCain's 2008 concession speech as one of the most memorable moments of his long career. Graham described McCain's life and service to the United States as "Operation Maverick", which "began in the fall of 1954 and it ended the 25th of August, 2018". [Full Article...]

Mom was Neanderthal: Fossil shows mix of humankind's cousins

Mom was Neanderthal: Fossil shows mix of humankind's cousins She is the first known hybrid of two different kinds of ancient humans; the Neanderthals and the Denisovans. "To find an actual hybrid of such a mating in a still sparse fossil record must surely indicate that these matings could not have been rare events, at least when the populations met each other, under whatever circumstances", Professor Chris Stringer, an expert in human origins based at th... [Full Article...]

Youtube star dies in horrific Dh734,000 supercar crash

Youtube star dies in horrific Dh734,000 supercar crash Officer Jake Sanchez , a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol, said he believes that Trevor's vehicle smashed through a gate at an elementary school earlier on the same day of the crash before also breaking a school window. The crash involved other vehicles and halted rush-hour traffic on the 805 just south of Interstate 5. Mrs Pizarro was a marriage and family counsellor and Aryana wa... [Full Article...]

For first time, the oldest, thickest Arctic sea ice is melting

For first time, the oldest, thickest Arctic sea ice is melting It was long assumed that because Greenland's waters are home to some of the thickest and oldest ice in the world, "the last ice area" as it's been called in the past, would stay frozen and be the last region on Earth to experience melting. The Arctic Ocean has witnessed abnormal temperature hikes recently and that's what left it at the mercy of winds, which pushed the ice away from the coast. [Full Article...]

Huge Category 4 Cyclone Hurricane Lane Closes in on Panicked Hawaiians

Huge Category 4 Cyclone Hurricane Lane Closes in on Panicked Hawaiians It's feared the storm, which boasts 250km/h winds, could cause flash flooding and landslides in Hawaii with up to 50mm of rain expected over the coming days according to forecasts. Authorities were bracing for the worst , stocking up on emergency food and water and readying shelters. The declaration will allow the state to accelerate the mobilization of federal Department of Defense assets in... [Full Article...]

EPA's Affordable Clean Energy Proposal

EPA's Affordable Clean Energy Proposal The Environmental Protect Agency announced late Monday that acting administrator Andrew Wheeler planned to brief the news media by telephone Tuesday on greenhouse guidelines for states to set performance standards for existing coal-fired power plants. [Full Article...]

Rebels plot second strike on wounded Malcolm Turnbull after leadership vote

Rebels plot second strike on wounded Malcolm Turnbull after leadership vote Less than nine years ago, those exact figures spelled approaching doom for Turnbull's first leadership of the Liberal Party , which was in its unhappy days of opposition. Commenting on the day's events, Shorten said: "Australia has a prime minister in name only - without power, without policies". But it's not all bad news for Turnbull, with some of his supporters rallying. [Full Article...]

Never wash contact lenses down the drain!

Never wash contact lenses down the drain! Study co-author Charlie Rolsky said contact lenses are different than short-use plastics like straws, plastic bags or styrofoam because they are so important to people who wear them. Researchers interviewed waste treatment employees, who confirmed that they can see lenses in the wastewater. Halden said many people do not realize that flushing contact lenses is unsafe to the environment. [Full Article...]

Discarded contact lenses lead to rising microplastic pollution

Discarded contact lenses lead to rising microplastic pollution Contact lens wearers who dump their used lenses into the toilet and then flush them out are contributing to the microplastic pollution that is now plaguing the planet's oceans. Since plastic isn't digestible, however, these microplastics have a severe effect on the animals' digestive systems. The microplastics that are produced as the contacts bust up into smaller pieces can easily be mistake... [Full Article...]

Hurricane lane can cover Hawaii next week

Hurricane lane can cover Hawaii next week A hurricane watch remained in effect for Oahu and other smaller islands, meaning tropical storm-force winds, excessive rain and large swells could arrive starting Wednesday. "I've not seen such dramatic changes in the forecast track as I've seen with this storm". "The latest trends in tropical cyclone wind speed probabilities also suggest that a Tropical Storm or Hurricane Watch may be needed ... [Full Article...]

Powerful Hurricane Lane bears down on Hawaii

Powerful Hurricane Lane bears down on Hawaii There is still considerable uncertainty on Lane's expect track beyond 48 hours but those in the Hawaiian Islands should keep a vigilant eye on Lane and follow the Central Pacific Hurricane Center for the latest details on the protection of life and property. [Full Article...]


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