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At UN talks, Trump win sparks fears climate help will fizzle At UN talks, Trump win sparks fears climate help will fizzle
- November 14, 2016

Under the deal, which came into force this month, countries have agreed to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above preindustrial levels. Since the U.S. President-elect was chosen, governments ranging from China to small island states have reaffirmed support for the 2015 Paris Agreement at 200-nation climate talks running until November 18 in Marrakesh, Morocco. (more...)
Australia: Refugees go to US
- November 14, 2016

But the deal's future under Donald Trump's administration remains uncertain, with Mr Turnbull only saying "we deal with one administration at a time". "As a effect, and in long anticipation and preparation for this, we have put in place the largest and most capable maritime surveillance and response fleet Australia has ever deployed", he said . (more...)
Will we be able to see the Supermoon? Will we be able to see the Supermoon?
- November 14, 2016

The largest moon in 69 years is set to brighten up the skies over Britain tonight, shining 30% brighter than usual. In other words, Sunday night's moon over Murfreesboro may be the one to watch . When the moon is in the portion of its cycle where it is considered full while simultaneously being in the perigee portion of its orbit, the result is what we call a supermoon . (more...)
A doodle to celebrate Children's Day A doodle to celebrate Children's Day
- November 14, 2016

You will be surprised to know that this latest doodle was made by a sixth standard girl from Pune, Anvita Prashant Telang who is the victor of the Doodle 4 Google contest that was held last week. Google says children from over 50 cities participated in the contest, and they were divided into three groups based on their grades - Grades 1-3, Grades 4-6, and Grades 7-10. (more...)
Hijab-wearing UM student threatened with being set on fire Hijab-wearing UM student threatened with being set on fire
- November 14, 2016

Authorities say that she took off the covering and left. Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Ann Arbor police at 734-794-6920 or the University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security at 734-763-1131. The incidents were reported on the news, on social media and directly to the organization's website. In a statement released Saturday afternoon, the university's public safety officials said they are "very concerned and disturbed" by the alleged crime. (more...)
Samsung Electronics to buy connected car solutions leader Harman for $8 bn Samsung Electronics to buy connected car solutions leader Harman for $8 bn
- November 14, 2016

Samsung Electronics (KS:) said on Monday it had agreed to buy Harman International Industries (N:), a leader in connected vehicle solutions, for about $8 billion, marking a major push into the auto-related technology. "Samsung just did what I begged Apple to do: buy Harman". The latest deal also came as the firm seeks new sources for growth beyond its key business of mobile handsets as the market slows. (more...)
Climate change denier is leading Trump's EPA transition team
- November 14, 2016

Another agency which has funded CEI is Donors Trust. The Republicans will take a technology-neutral approach, forbidding subsidies to any renewable energy technologies, which should only receive private funding . "I believe firmly in conserving our wonderful natural resources and lovely natural habitats". But it has no specifics on what that might mean, other than "America's environmental agenda will be guided by true specialists in conservation, not those with radical political agendas". (more...)
Black Friday deals on the iPhone 7 offer up incredible savings
- November 14, 2016

Wal-Mart Stores Inc.is increasing the number of products for online orders by 50 percent for the holiday kickoff compared to a year ago. Check out store flyers from previous years online , since many retailers repeat the same deals. An employee adjusting a large ribbon on a television display at Walmart in preparation for Black Friday in Los Angeles in 2014.REUTERS/Jonathan AlcornIn preparation for this year's demand, the retailer has increased its Black Friday merchandise by ... (more...)
Baltimore Ravens, Joe Fracco handle winless Cleveland Browns 28-7
- November 14, 2016

If Marshal Yanda and Crockett Gillmore can get back on the field during the mini bye week, and ignite the Ravens rushing attack, the sky is the limit for this team. Kessler finished 11-of-18 for 91 yards and a touchdown pass to Seth DeValve for the Browns only score. The Browns were leading at halftime, 7-6, but after a three-and-out on the Browns first possession of the second half, Jackson chose to go to McCown because of his success against the Ravens in the past after the Ravens took a ... (more...)
Trump win raises questions about United Nations climate deal
- November 14, 2016

In May, Trump told an oil and gas conference in North Dakota he would “save the coal industry” and stop all payments of us tax dollars to global warming programs. "The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties considered National Interest Analyses (NIA), four public hearings and nearly 50 submissions before recommending that Australia ratify both treaties", Foreign Minister Julie bishop said in an official statement. (more...)
Michelle Obama reveals wardrobe mantra for life after FLOTUS stint Michelle Obama reveals wardrobe mantra for life after FLOTUS stint
- November 14, 2016

Michelle shall surely leave the White House , not only as a style icon and all round wonderful human being, but a truly memorable First Lady who had an significant impact on the lives of others. She has also served as a symbolic counterweight to her husband's hardline rhetoric on immigration. A victory lap. It highlights Obama's work with students, her garden and her focus on the nation's veterans. (more...)
Biggest Supermoon in 68 Years Coming Nov. 14
- November 14, 2016

The moon has an elliptical orbit around the Earth. Now, try to stay with us through this next part. When the Moon is closest to Earth, it is at its orbital perigee , which is why a Supermoon is also known as a Perigee Moon . The Supermoon is when the Full Moon happens within 24 hours of apogee , whereas the Minimoon is when the Full Moon is within 24 hours of apogee . (more...)
Kerry first secretary of state to visit all 7 continents Kerry first secretary of state to visit all 7 continents
- November 14, 2016

Kerry declined to speculate on what Trump might do about the Paris Agreement and noted that there was sometimes a difference between campaigning and governing. He is scheduled to have talks with Prime Minister John Key and Foreign Minister Murray McCully in Wellington today. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, center, disembarks from a U.S. (more...)
Deadly 7.8M natural disaster strikes New Zealand, NO tsunami threat to Hawaii Deadly 7.8M natural disaster strikes New Zealand, NO tsunami threat to Hawaii
- November 14, 2016

That magnitude-7.5 natural disaster had seen roads to Kaikoura blocked and electricity supply in the area disrupted, according to the Herald , and mobile network congestion has made substantiating the exact extent of damage more hard. The quake was 15 km deep and was felt widely throughout New Zealand. The New Zealand Herald newspaper said in its online edition that there are reports that houses in Cheviot near the quake's epicenter were badly affected. (more...)
Buhari to attend Climate Change Conference in Morocco
- November 14, 2016

Canada ratified the Paris Agreement on October 5th, following a vote in Parliament. China and India have made a point to remind Trump it's in everyone's national interest at this point. presidential election. Finally, a right-leaning supreme court may put a brake on future legal challenges from environmental groups. He said there is need to increase the public funding. (more...)
Supermoon to light up sky beginning Monday morning
- November 14, 2016

Today, Earthlings will be treated to a so-called supermoon - the closest full moon of the year. The moon will appear 15 percent bigger and 16 percent brighter than the average full moon. "We won't see another supermoon like this until 2034". At perigree - the point at which the moon is closest to Earth - the moon can be as much as 14 percent closer to Earth than at apogee, when the moon is farthest from our planet. (more...)
Immigrants demonstrate against Trump as protests continue
- November 14, 2016

Pete Simpson of Portland police. Portland police said four people had been detained in connection with the shooting of the protester, and were believed to be criminal gang associates. Police Chief Troy Riggs told a news briefing that most of the hundreds of protesters marched peacefully in downtown Indianapolis for several hours on Saturday but a small group became more aggressive later in the evening. (more...)
Australia ratifies Paris Agreement
- November 14, 2016

He has also been supportive of the fossil fuel industry. The U.S. signed the historic agreement in April, promising to work with more than 100 other countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions, adapt to climate change and mitigate the rising global temperature. (more...)
WHO urges focus on health in dealing with climate change
- November 14, 2016

As a sign of where Trump will take federal agencies involved in climate regulation, he has appointed Myron Ebell, a climate change skeptic and director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute, as the leader of the EPAs transition team. (more...)
Clinton, Trump blitz through battleground states on eve of bitter election Clinton, Trump blitz through battleground states on eve of bitter election
- November 14, 2016

Mr Trump's chances rest with his performance in Florida , Michigan, North Carolina and OH, which were too close to call on Sunday, when polling ended, and Pennsylvania , where Ms Clinton enjoyed a slim lead of three percentage points. (more...)

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