• Trump's Coal, Nuke Push Pegged to Security Threats to Gas Pipes
Trump's Coal, Nuke Push Pegged to Security Threats to Gas Pipes

Since campaigning for the White House, Trump has vowed to revive the ailing US coal industry. At the same time, hackers from criminal groups and hostile regimes are growing increasingly sophisticated in how they target weak spots. That didn't quell requests for help. Opponents of the new plan contend bailouts are a solution in search of a probl...

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  • Warkentin reacts to Kinder Morgan
Warkentin reacts to Kinder Morgan

Trudeau's economic argument is not convincing: Kinder Morgan , with its decades of oil industry experience (rooted in scandal-laden Enron), is eager to accept the Trudeau government's proposed $4.5-billion buyout. Once built, the assets will be marketable, agreed Robert Fitzmartyn, an analyst with Calgary-based GMP First Energy Capital, who added ...

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  • Methane dunes at Pluto's heart | Research
Methane dunes at Pluto's heart | Research

The study was published Thursday in the journal Science . Nitrogen sublimation would be powerful enough to fling up methane grains, Telfer said, providing Pluto's winds with the airborne ingredients for a dune. Pluto, smaller than Earth's moon with a diameter of about 1,400 miles (2,380 km), orbits roughly 3.6 billion miles (5.8 billion km) aw...

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  • ‘Surprising’ dunes of methane ice found on Pluto
‘Surprising’ dunes of methane ice found on Pluto

The ridges appeared in images taken by the New Horizons spacecraft in 2015, but scientists were baffled as to how dunes could form in Pluto's thin atmosphere. A group of planetary scientists, geographers, and physicists have just published a very special study that proves Pluto has almost 50 miles of dunes that are made out of methane.

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  • NWS Posts Flash Flood Watch For Area
NWS Posts Flash Flood Watch For Area

One to 3 inches of rain are forecast, although locally higher amounts are possible. Flash flooding is a VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. Tropical moisture will continue to move into the area as Alberto moves to our west. Spokeswoman Karen Spicer in Howard County says she has no immediate information of any deaths after flash floods coursed through stree...

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  • Canada announced the nationalization of major oil pipeline
Canada announced the nationalization of major oil pipeline

Ottawa would provide a federal loan guarantee to the company in the meantime. "I know that doing this will make a statement to all of you in the room and a statement across the country that the federal government is willing to step up", Morneau said.

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  • Scientists finally find the 240-million-year-old ‘mother of all lizards’
Scientists finally find the 240-million-year-old ‘mother of all lizards’

When he discovered Megachirella , he was shocked to see how it resembled a lizard, although it was much older than all the lizards discovered yet. Caldwell added that the fossil gave them the information they needed "on the evolution of snakes and lizards".

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  • This 240-Million-Year-Old Reptile Is the 'Mother of All Lizards'
This 240-Million-Year-Old Reptile Is the 'Mother of All Lizards'

This ancient lizard was the direct ancestor of approximately 10,000 species alive today that have inhabited the planet for more than 240 million years. They also found evidence of vestigial traits that more modern squamates have since lost - a small cheek bone called the quadratojugal and primitive belly bones called gastralia (which are fo...

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  • What is 'Manhattanhenge' and how can you see it?
What is 'Manhattanhenge' and how can you see it?

A splendid view can be obtained when observed from the "14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd and 57 streets". Manhattanhenge will be back the following day, Wednesday, at 8:12 p.m., and then two months later on Thursday, July 12, at 8:20 p.m. Keep in mind, however, that unlike with sunset, there are more likely to be local obstructions to your visibility of ...

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  • Great Barrier Reef on sixth life in 30,000 years
Great Barrier Reef on sixth life in 30,000 years

The next two death events happened near about seventeen thousand and thirteen thousand years ago because of a rapid rise in the sea level. The study drilled fossil cores from a number of sites along the length of the reef, finding at various times it migrated both towards the shore and out to sea at rates of up to 1.5 metres a year to adapt t...

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  • European Union proposes ban on plastic products in attempt to reduce pollution
European Union proposes ban on plastic products in attempt to reduce pollution

According to Commissioner günther Oettinger , these measures will help to reduce the volume of plastic waste. The same time period is also given for a review of the list of products the legislation addresses, with the possibility to expand it.

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  • Trudeau’s Pipeline Takeover Is a Bittersweet Win for Oil Sands
Trudeau’s Pipeline Takeover Is a Bittersweet Win for Oil Sands

Ottawa approved the project in 2016 after an environmental review, saying it was in the "national interest". The government does not intend to be the long-term owner of the pipeline, however, and has already begun speaking with interested parties about transferring ownership later on.

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  • NASA Reveals Unusual Reason Camera Melted 400 Yards Away From SpaceX Launch
NASA Reveals Unusual Reason Camera Melted 400 Yards Away From SpaceX Launch

Interestingly enough, of the 6 remote cameras that Ingalls set up, only the one farthest from the launch pad was damaged at all. Moments later, the camera was engulfed in flames, as exhibited in one final image (which, in my opinion, is just as awe-inspiring as the others).

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  • Federal Government to Buy Trans Mountain Pipeline for $4.5-Billion
Federal Government to Buy Trans Mountain Pipeline for $4.5-Billion

That decision followed months of uncertainty, after the B.C. government proposed restrictions limiting increases to the transportation of diluted bitumen into the province. "Our government believes that the commercial agreement we have reached with Kinder Morgan is the best way to protect thousands of good, well-paying jobs", Finance Minister Bil...

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  • Canadian Government to Buy Contested Oil Sands Pipeline
Canadian Government to Buy Contested Oil Sands Pipeline

The options were presented during an early-morning cabinet meeting before ministers made a call on how to proceed. "This is an investment in Canada's future", he said . "Worst of all, the cost and risk of a $7 billion project that was going to be willingly financed entirely by a private company will now be unnecessarily transferred onto the ba...

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  • Flash floods, thunderstorms expected going into Memorial Day
Flash floods, thunderstorms expected going into Memorial Day

Alberto comes during the Memorial Day weekend, and is expected to affect travel on Monday, when many people will return from their holidays. The hurricane center said a tropical storm warning was in effect from the Suwannee River in Florida to the Mississippi-Alabama state line.

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  • Ebola virus in DRC has 'potential to expand' World Health Organization reports
Ebola virus in DRC has 'potential to expand' World Health Organization reports

Congolese researchers are also trying to develop a cure for Ebola , says Oly Ilunga: "A monoclonal antibody has been isolated from one of the survivors of the Kikwit epidemic". Complicating factors include its spread to a major city, the fact that health workers have been infected and the existence of three or four "separate epicenters" that make ...

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  • Wolf thing found in Montana baffles experts
Wolf thing found in Montana baffles experts

He added. "One was out somewhere in eastern central Montana killing sheep like insane". The FWP said it will take several weeks before we find out what type of animal she was, giving us all plenty of time to come up with more odd theories.

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  • Subtropical Storm Alberto brings rain, wind gusts to Northeast Florida
Subtropical Storm Alberto brings rain, wind gusts to Northeast Florida

Our weather today will have periods of rain, some will be heavy at times. Otherwise continued windy with spotty tropical downpours Sunday night , then the chance of periods of heavy rain increases Monday afternoon. Hurricane season doesn't officially begin until June 1, but Alberto apparently missed the memo. Alberto is set to make landfall...

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  • Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to the US Gulf
Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to the US Gulf

Alberto was moving northwest at 12 miles per hour with 50 miles per hour sustained winds. A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for Crystal River to Navarre, Florida. We are surrounded by corridors of moisture and tropical downpours, however, so the improved weather is not expected to last. In an average season, there are 12 named storms, of whic...

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  • Active Hurricane Season Ahead, NOAA Says
Active Hurricane Season Ahead, NOAA Says

Of those storms, five to nine are predicted to mature into hurricanes, with winds reaching 74 miles per hour, while one to four of those will graduate to "major" status of at least category 3 on the five-point severity scale, with wind speeds of at least 111 miles per hour.

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  • SpaceX Successfully Launches Rocket From Vandenberg
SpaceX Successfully Launches Rocket From Vandenberg

The rocket was also carrying a pair of research satellites as part of the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment Follow-On, or GRACE-FO, mission. The last thing the camera saw before it got engulfed in the blazing inferno was the scorching flames sparked by the Falcon 9 liftoff.

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  • Astronaut and moonwalker Alan Bean dies at 86
Astronaut and moonwalker Alan Bean dies at 86

His family said he had fallen ill two weeks ago in IN and died peacefully at a hospital in Houston . Bean reportedly became sick while in Forth Wayne, Indiana two weeks before his death. "We are accustomed to losing friends in our business but this is a tough one", the astronaut added. Apollo 17's Harrison Schmitt, the only professional scient...

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  • Radar Reveals Hidden Canyons Deep Below Ice In Antarctica
Radar Reveals Hidden Canyons Deep Below Ice In Antarctica

The largest of the canyons is more than 215 miles (350 km) long and almost 22 miles (35 km) wide. The project was funded in part by the European Space Agency (ESA) who wanted to take a look at this previously unseen territory. "If the ice sheet thins or retreats, these topographically-controlled corridors could facilitate enhanced flow of ice furth...

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  • These were the unlikely survivors after dinosaurs went extinct
These were the unlikely survivors after dinosaurs went extinct

The long-standing question, then, is why certain birds lived while others died in the mass extinction event at the end of the Cretaceous period? Even though this may have been the case in some parts, particularly close to the impact site, any local effects would have soon been swamped by overall global warming, said Andrew Glikson, a palaeoclim...

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