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Trump Orders a Lifeline for Struggling Coal and Nuclear Plants Trump Orders a Lifeline for Struggling Coal and Nuclear Plants
- June 04, 2018

A press release from White Home press secretary Sarah Sanders didn't say particularly what steps the administration would take however stated that "protecting America's power grid and infrastructure sturdy and safe protects our nationwide safety, public security, and economic system from intentional assaults and pure disasters". (more...)
Trump orders Energy Dept. to halt shutdown of coal, nuclear plants Trump orders Energy Dept. to halt shutdown of coal, nuclear plants
- June 04, 2018

Coal and nuclear plants, on the other hand, keep fuel stored on site, eliminating a potential weak point that could be targeted by malicious hackers . The EIA additionally stories that just about all energy vegetation that retired between 2008 and 2017 have been fossil gasoline vegetation and that nearly all vegetation that plan to shut earlier than 2020 use coal or pure fuel. (more...)
Methane ice dunes found on Pluto by Nasa spacecraft
- June 02, 2018

One of the major revelations of those early observations of the dwarf planet was the presence of a huge icy basin that came to be known as Sputnik Planitia . These are then transported by Pluto's moderate winds (which can reach between 30 and 40 kmh), with the border of the ice plain and mountain range providing the ideal location for such regular surface formations to appear. (more...)
This 240-Million-Year-Old Reptile Is the 'Mother of All Lizards' This 240-Million-Year-Old Reptile Is the 'Mother of All Lizards'
- June 02, 2018

At 240 million years old, the animal pushes back the history of squamates-a group of scaly animals including all lizards and snakes-by some 75 million years. "For the first time, having that information with this highly expanded data set, now it became possible to actually assess the relationship of not only this species but also of other species of reptiles". (more...)
Two lions, two tigers and a jaguar escape from German zoo Two lions, two tigers and a jaguar escape from German zoo
- June 01, 2018

Police say they are responding the situation but now have no further details. It is believed the animals escaped for their cages after flooding from a storm overnight. Large predators are among the main attractions at the zoo, which is home to about 60 different species, including Siberian tigers and African lions, on about 30 hectares of land. (more...)
Trans Mountain court action continues, John Horgan says Trans Mountain court action continues, John Horgan says
- May 31, 2018

While Cathy McLeod says "it's critical we have a pipeline that gets to tidewater", she cautions the federal government has "put all its eggs in one basket" with its decision Tuesday to spend $4.5 billion to buy Trans Mountain and all of Kinder Morgan Canada's core assets. (more...)
Ottawa Buying Trans Mountain Pipeline Assets for $4.5 billion Ottawa Buying Trans Mountain Pipeline Assets for $4.5 billion
- May 30, 2018

Canada's finance minister, Bill Morneau, listens during a news conference with Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr about the state of the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion in Ottawa on May 29, 2018 . court injunction. Your $4.5 billion only buys Kinder Morgan's existing pipeline assets. The ensuing uncertainty, paired with vociferous opposition from environmental groups and some Indigenous communities in B.C., prompted Kinder Morgan to halt investment until the federal government could ... (more...)
Alberto, now a depression, dumps heavy rains across Southern U.S. Alberto, now a depression, dumps heavy rains across Southern U.S.
- May 30, 2018

Alberto was moving slowly up the Gulf coast, traveling at 8 miles per hour, up from 6 miles per hour at the 8 a.m. advisory. Strong storms and heavy rains are on the way. Alberto is expected to drop 4 to 6 inches of rain along the Gulf Coast, with some places getting as much as a foot. The Tropical Storm Warning from the Aucilla River to the Okaloosa/Walton County line has been discontinued. (more...)
Kinder Morgan Canada shares move higher after deal to sell Trans Mountain Kinder Morgan Canada shares move higher after deal to sell Trans Mountain
- May 29, 2018

He described the $4.5 billion buy-out as a "fair price for Canadians", and said the commercial agreement is a "sound investment opportunity". The plan announced Tuesday has several stages - construction will continue this year with a Federal loan guarantee as the deal is finalized; the government will look for a new owner or owners to transfer the project to; and then "indemnify" the owner against certain costs. (more...)
Florida declares state of emergency ahead of storm Alberto Florida declares state of emergency ahead of storm Alberto
- May 28, 2018

The season is likely to be "near or above normal", according to the hurricane center. Alberto has been named the first storm of the 2018 hurricane season, which is set to begin on June 1. As it travels up the warm waters of the Gulf, it could well become a full tropical storm. The first named Atlantic storm of 2018 is expected to intensify and bring wind speeds of 65 miles per hour to the Gulf Coast when it approaches over the holiday on Monday, he said. (more...)
Animal shot near Denton draws attention Animal shot near Denton draws attention
- May 28, 2018

The creature is now with officials at the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks for a DNA analysis, with one official saying he had "no idea" what it is. One poster tweeted: "That could very well be what's being called Dogman ". "First off [ dire wolf ] was a song by the Grateful Dead from 1971", Mr Auchly joked. (more...)
Thousands evacuate as Storm Alberto powers toward Florida Thousands evacuate as Storm Alberto powers toward Florida
- May 28, 2018

Rain from Subtropical Storm Alberto will slack off some for Memorial Day but meteorologists still forecast scattered showers in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia for the holiday Monday. bulletin. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) declared a state of emergency for 40 counties on Sunday and activated the state's emergency operation center, according to CNN . (more...)
Alberto's track shifts east and forecast changes for Mississippi Coast Alberto's track shifts east and forecast changes for Mississippi Coast
- May 28, 2018

The storm at one time was expected to make landfall on the Alabama coast, however now landfall is expected somewhere in the Florida Panhandle. Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect along the entire Gulf Coast. Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency Saturday as the state readied to face the wrath of Subtropical Storm Alberto . "Western Florida and the Gulf Coast of Florida will be in line for some possible tropical storm conditions over the next couple days", ... (more...)
Active Hurricane Season Ahead, NOAA Says Active Hurricane Season Ahead, NOAA Says
- May 28, 2018

The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1, peaks from August to October , and extends to November 30. Meteorologists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said they are forecasting 10-16 named storms this year, and five to nine of those storms are forecast to become hurricanes. (more...)
Astronaut Alan Bean Dies at 86 Astronaut Alan Bean Dies at 86
- May 27, 2018

Bean was the fourth person to walk on the moon and spent over 10 hours on the lunar surface during Apollo 12. "He was the love of my life, and I miss him dearly", Leslie Bean, his wife of 40 years, said in a statement released by NASA and the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. (more...)
Asteroid That Killed Dinosaurs Affected The Evolution Of Birds By Eliminating Trees Asteroid That Killed Dinosaurs Affected The Evolution Of Birds By Eliminating Trees
- May 27, 2018

Dr Antoine Bercovici from Smithsonian Institution said birds didn't move back into the trees again until the forests recovered thousands of years later. Their fossilized remains contained strong legs like modern ground birds such as kiwis and emus. They eventually diversified into ostriches and their relatives, chickens and their relatives, and ducks and their relatives. (more...)
CO2 lowers rice quality, study says CO2 lowers rice quality, study says
- May 26, 2018

The expected concentration of carbon dioxide by the second half of the century may reduce the nutritional value of rice . Since 70% of the calories and most of the nutrients come from rice, efforts must be taken to prevent growth stunting repercussions that could arise due to protein and vitamin deficiencies. (more...)
Notley Uses Scathing Tweet To Announce She'll Skip Premiers Meetings Notley Uses Scathing Tweet To Announce She'll Skip Premiers Meetings
- May 26, 2018

But Alberta left the meeting without its hoped-for support for Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project and refused to sign an agreement inked by six premiers and territorial leaders. "On one hand, they don't want our oil, and on the other hand, they are suing us to give them our oil", she said. She and other Alberta ministers made similar statements when Bill 12 was introduced, debated and passed, leaving no doubt that "its goal was to authorize the government of Alberta to ... (more...)
Subtropical Storm Alberto forms over Caribbean Sea Subtropical Storm Alberto forms over Caribbean Sea
- May 26, 2018

As of 2 p.m., Subtropical Storm Alberto — which formed Friday morning — was almost stationary about 60 miles south of Cozumel, Mexico, and had maximum sustained winds of 40 mph . "Locally heavy rainfall is forecast across western Cuba and over much of Florida and the northern Gulf Coast into early next week", the National Hurricane Center ( NHC ) warns . (more...)
SpaceX Launches Several Satellites On Falcon 9 Rocket From Vandenberg SpaceX Launches Several Satellites On Falcon 9 Rocket From Vandenberg
- May 26, 2018

In this photo provided by NASA , the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is seen with the NASA/German Research Centre for Geosciences GRACE Follow-On spacecraft and onboard, Monday, May 21, 2018, at Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. (more...)

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