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Pakistan becomes 104th country to ratify Paris climate change accord Pakistan becomes 104th country to ratify Paris climate change accord
- November 13, 2016

However, many commentators had feared that the emergency of Donald Trump as the President- elect of the United States could scuttle the climate change deal. "So I hope that we can make him ( Trump ) understand and I hope that the rhetoric that we heard in the campaign will begin to change as he faces reality and know that much of it (rhetoric) cannot be sustained in the reality of today". (more...)
Coal Resurgent, Renewables in Retreat After Trump Win Coal Resurgent, Renewables in Retreat After Trump Win
- November 13, 2016

Of course, it was just a start. However, he provided relatively few details during his Presidential campaign of what specific actions he will take on energy and climate change after he is inaugurated on 20 January 2017. The extraordinary speed at which the Paris accord was enacted into law was driven in part by concerns among world leaders that Trump, if elected, could prevent the US from participating. (more...)
We must end fossil fuels to limit climate change We must end fossil fuels to limit climate change
- November 13, 2016

Reacting to the US President-elect's position on the subject, the Minister of Environment, Mrs. Amina Mohammed, declared that contrary to the views of Trump, climate change is real. "Frankly [the other countries here] think the USA would be somewhat stupid to be not engaged in this process", he said. But no one is going to wait, we want to be optimistic that we can make him understand what the realities are. (more...)
Rare Supermoon Is Going to Unleash Tidal Waves and Massive Earthquakes Rare Supermoon Is Going to Unleash Tidal Waves and Massive Earthquakes
- November 13, 2016

If you miss this one, you'll have to wait until 25 November 2034 to see another one as close. "Since the moon's orbit is elliptical, one side ( perigee ) is about 30,000 miles (50,000 km) closer to Earth than the other (apogee)". The moon varies slightly in size thanks to the moon's orbit around Earth. Supermoons actually aren't all that rare - we see 4 to 6 a year. But it should look exceptionally big and bright throughout the night. (more...)
November will get a Beaver Supermoon: What does that mean? November will get a Beaver Supermoon: What does that mean?
- November 13, 2016

All eyes will be on the skies on Monday, as the biggest full supermoon in nearly 70 years takes place. The moon's orbit around Earth is slightly elliptical, so sometimes it is closer and sometimes it is farther away, according to NASA . (more...)
Monday's supermoon will be bigger than it has been since 1948 Monday's supermoon will be bigger than it has been since 1948
- November 13, 2016

The moon's orbit around Earth is slightly elliptical, so sometimes it is closer and sometimes it is farther away, according to NASA . But what makes this moon special is that it becomes full at just about the closest point to Earth in its orbit. (more...)
November supermoon biggest in decades November supermoon biggest in decades
- November 13, 2016

When Nov. 25, 2034 arrives, the moon will come even closer, within 221,485 miles, the Associated Press reports. The moon's orbit around the earth varies, at times it can be closer and at times it can be further because it is slightly elliptical. (more...)
Largest Supermoon in over 60 years can be seen Sunday
- November 13, 2016

All eyes will be on the skies on Monday, as the biggest full supermoon in nearly 70 years takes place. And guess what? NASA reported that the next supermoon that would look this bright won't occur until November 25, 2034! It is the time wherein the Moon is at its closest approach to the planet Earth on its elliptical orbit. (more...)
Closest supermoon to brighten sky on Nov 14
- November 13, 2016

This supermoon will appear 14 percent larger, and 30 percent brighter, than a typical full moon. "The next supermoon of this magnitude will happen after 18 years on November 25 2034". This one, due on November 14, will be the closest the moon has come to us in nearly 70 years. Most people on Earth right now have never seen a moon as close as it will be on Monday, and that makes it extra exciting. (more...)
A Supermoon You Won't Want to Miss
- November 13, 2016

And it won't happen again for another 18 years, with the next one projected to occur on November 25, 2034. Remember, the moon's orbit around the Earth is elliptical, not a flawless circle, so sometimes the moon is closer and other times farther away. (more...)
Israel won't tolerate Iran's military presence in Syria, Netanyahu says Israel won't tolerate Iran's military presence in Syria, Netanyahu says
- November 13, 2016

Joe Biden, the Democratic vice president. America's military assistance to Israel has amounted to $124.3 billion since it began in 1962, according to a recent congressional report. U.S. president-elect Donald Trump hailed Israel as a "beacon of hope to countless people" on Friday in his first public message to the country since his upset victory. (more...)
Observers Prepare for the Biggest Supermoon in 70 Years Observers Prepare for the Biggest Supermoon in 70 Years
- November 13, 2016

The popular term "Supermoon" explains the phenomena when a full moon coincides with the moon's perigee , the distance from the Earth to the moon. The moon will be at perigee at 6:22 a.m. The National Weather Service, based in Honolulu, is calling for partly cloudy days and mostly clear nights with some afternoon and evening shores through Sunday. (more...)
Veterans Day observed with activities, closures Veterans Day observed with activities, closures
- November 13, 2016

Broadway St.in Bolivar, will host a special Veterans Day lunch and program from 11:30 a.m.to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11. Nearly two dozen veterans and their wives arrived at Fairfield High School early Thursday to be greeted by several Fairfield Air Force Junior ROTC cadets. (more...)
Supermoon on Monday to be closest since 1948
- November 13, 2016

It will appear up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than the smallest full moon (an apogee full moon). That's what meteorologists call a new or full moon that occurs when the celestial body is within 90 percent of its closest approach to Earth in its orbit. (more...)
A Facebook glitch made it look like some users had died A Facebook glitch made it look like some users had died
- November 13, 2016

Asserting that the error was fixed the spokesperson apologized to the users claiming that the company had worked as quickly as possible to fix the problem. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has rejected criticism that bogus stories that appeared on the social networking site influenced the outcome of Tuesday's USA presidential election. (more...)
Arkane and Bethesda Acknowledge Dishonored 2's Performance Issues on PC
- November 13, 2016

Arkane has announced that it's aware of its performance issues, and we've even prepared a list of tips and possible fixes that will help you to improve how the game runs. Use the "Auto" presets: this should adjust your visual settings without impacting your framerate. While Bethesda's latest is only releasing to the greater public today as you read this, it's already in the hands of those who pre-ordered it, and gamers are reporting a host of issues, including mouse and audio stutter and ... (more...)
Facebook Apologises for Accidentally Killing Half of its Users Facebook Apologises for Accidentally Killing Half of its Users
- November 13, 2016

We hope people who love [your name here] will find comfort in the things others share to remember and celebrate her life. The message is a promotion for Facebook's " memorialized accounts ", which allow a " legacy contact " to control the page of a person who has died. (more...)
Could Trump's energy plan cause major climate change?
- November 13, 2016

My new interactive webinar is about to start, with a few more fast disappearing slots available. America is sitting on a treasure trove of untapped energy . "There's still a long-term threat from natural gas and solar, but the real killer to coal is climate change regulation, and if that's eased, then it will be more competitive", Vic Sperandeo, a Texas-based trader who runs the commodities-focused Trader Vic Index, told MarketWatch this week . (more...)
McConnell On Trump Win: Americans Chose 'New Direction For Our Nation' McConnell On Trump Win: Americans Chose 'New Direction For Our Nation'
- November 13, 2016

However, if Senate Democrats were able to frustrate the unified Republican government through the filibuster, the forces behind Trump's election and agenda - among his top priorities are major tax cuts and tough border security measures - would be likely to push McConnell and his colleagues to get rid of it. (more...)
September 2017 Launch Likely?
- November 13, 2016

Apple will launch a trio of new iPads this spring, according to Barclays research analysts. As Android smartphone OEMs push for larger and nearly bezel-less screens, it seems Apple is getting even closer to making a similar shift with the 2017 iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. (more...)

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