Science


2016 set to break heat record despite slowdown in emissions
- November 15, 2016

The World Meteorological Organization said Monday that preliminary data through October shows global average temperatures this year are 1.2 degrees Celsius (2.2 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels. The only exception was 1998, a year that was similar to 2016 in terms of having an active El Niño weather pattern. "We are seeing the impacts of climate change on extreme weather", said Dr Peter Stott, who leads the climate attribution team at the UK Met Office. (more...)
Donald Trump to deport three million illegal immigrants, including Ghanaians Donald Trump to deport three million illegal immigrants, including Ghanaians
- November 15, 2016

USA president-elect Donald Trump wants to focus on major issues like jobs, health and immigration along with border security. "We are going to bring our country back". Trump said he will release his tax returns at the appropriate time. Trump will become the third USA president in history to not take a salary, according to Snopes.com. (more...)
India struggles as millions throng banks to swap currency India struggles as millions throng banks to swap currency
- November 15, 2016

An infant died at a hospital in Mumbai , and a man with multiple organ failure was refused treatment in Bareilly, a city in the northern Indian state Uttar Pradesh. The government said it's stepping up efforts to ensure banknotes of all denominations are available as banks, which remained opened across the country through the weekend, come under pressure to replenish the funds. (more...)
Walmart, Target, Best Buy Roll Out Black Friday Plans
- November 15, 2016

Please make sure to check you local stores hours because the hours do vary by location. Others say they're skipping the crowds this year and doing all their shopping with just the click of a mouse. Few other games might be discounted for $15. As Business Insider notes , experts in the retail industry have pointed to Black Friday's dwindling importance due to the earlier (and earlier) holiday discounts. (more...)
Trump win won't affect Alberta climate plans: environment minister Trump win won't affect Alberta climate plans: environment minister
- November 15, 2016

During his campaign, Trump openly denied climate change and even called it a "hoax ". China and other countries will stay committed to the Paris Agreement on climate change, irrespective of what the next USA administration decides to do, the outgoing U.S. (more...)
10 giant Black Friday 2016 predictions 10 giant Black Friday 2016 predictions
- November 15, 2016

If you plan on going for a shopping spree on November 25, you'll be pleased to know that Samsung has already revealed most of its Black Friday deals . Think of all those deep discounts you'll find on everything from video games and computers to clothing and appliances. Walmart says the majority of its Black Friday deals will be available on its website starting at 12:01 a.m. (more...)
AAA predicting biggest Thanksgiving travel rush in 9 years AAA predicting biggest Thanksgiving travel rush in 9 years
- November 15, 2016

The projected 1.9% increase in travelers would mark the eighth consecutive year of growth, boosting totals to the highest volume since 2007. The motoring and leisure travel organization estimates that 791,000 residents, or 14.5 percent of Colorado's population, will journey 50 miles or more from home next week to celebrate the holiday. (more...)
WMO Declares 2016 Hottest Year Ever
- November 15, 2016

Devastating flooding which hit the United Kingdom in December past year was made about 40% more likely because of climate change, the research found. In 2015, temperatures were a record 1 Centigrade above pre-industrial levels. "As the Scottish Government prepared its new climate action plan, these latest figure show it must go further and have strong and bold new policies in it. (more...)
'Dancing With the Stars' 2016 Cast: Semi-Finalist Contestants
- November 15, 2016

Besides seeing a lot of flawless scores being handed out, we also saw a lot of tears being cried, as it was a very emotional night all around! The first was a style of dance that they haven't danced yet during the show. "I kind of feel bad because I've been away from home for so long, so I haven't really been able to see her as much as I used to", Laurie said while wiping away tears, and added before her grandma passed away, "And she's not really doing so well". (more...)
Nintendo Will Release Mario Game In December On All iOS Phones Nintendo Will Release Mario Game In December On All iOS Phones
- November 15, 2016

Nintendo's upcoming Super Mario Run title for iPhone and iPad now has both a release date and a price tag. That's a steep price for a mobile game, but it's also a one-time thing, meaning Super Mario Run won't be loaded with in-app purchases like numerous other mobile games out there. (more...)
Lyft lifts off with new look, light-up beacons
- November 15, 2016

Here's a common scenario for anyone calling a Lyft. On the back, it can display signs and words, such as a greeting for the passenger, Fortune reports. Eventually Lyft said it will be used as a way for drivers to communicate with riders, such as sharing what Lyft Line passenger will be dropped off next. (more...)
Notable Runner- Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.'s (ETP) Notable Runner- Energy Transfer Partners, L.P.'s (ETP)
- November 15, 2016

Jefferies Group lifted their target price on Energy Transfer Equity L.P. from $17.00 to $20.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Monday, July 25th. (ETE) purchased shares in a trading activity completed on Wednesday December 09, 2015. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.22/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 88%. (more...)
NYPD boosts security for Thanksgiving parade after threat
- November 15, 2016

The holiday celebration, featuring enormous balloons shaped like cartoon characters high above Manhattan, is scheduled to be broadcast nationwide the morning of November 24. Recognizing the potential for danger, the NYPD has visited almost 200 nearby locations where people can rent trucks since after a large cargo truck was used to drive through a crowd in a July attack in Nice, France. (more...)
Trump Presidency Threatens US Climate Policy Leadership Trump Presidency Threatens US Climate Policy Leadership
- November 15, 2016

Trump, who has called global warming a hoax and said it was invented by the Chinese to undermine USA manufacturing, has said he wants to cancel the 2015 Paris Agreement among nearly 200 nations that entered into force on November 4. She said the United States itself was suffering from side-effects of climate change, pointing to storm surges in Miami and wildfires in California. (more...)
Strictly fans miffed as Daisy Lowe gets the boot
- November 15, 2016

Tonight was the third time Daisy was forced to perform in the dance-off after receiving the lowest number of public votes. "If they're supporting you it's a bit disrespectful for me now to turn around and say: "I know better". After both couples had danced this second time, Tess asked the judges, based on the dance off alone, which couple they wanted to save and their reasons for saving them. (more...)
Ali Zafar is very much there in 'Dear Zindagi,' confirms Alia Bhatt Ali Zafar is very much there in 'Dear Zindagi,' confirms Alia Bhatt
- November 15, 2016

The 23-year-old actress said she had the habit of sleeping in school and had to face punishment when she was caught. On the film front, the actress is geared for her next release " Dear Zindagi " scheduled to hit theatres on November 25. "He had said that first time on the show, but he had told me the same thing earlier too", she said. Alia sang songs from her film at the event and also shook a leg along with the children. (more...)
Trump win means little for NY climate programs Trump win means little for NY climate programs
- November 15, 2016

Still, Trump's victory drove down renewable energy stocks. Some 27 states and dozens of business and union groups challenged the so-called Clean Power Plan (CPP) in court. In an interview with Yahoo News in late August, Sen. "If he wants to do away with it, he'll have to get a bill through Congress, and he'll do it over my dead body", Grassley said". (more...)
Adage Capital Partners GP LLC Sold shares of Yahoo Inc. (YHOO)
- November 15, 2016

During the 52-week period, the peak price level of the share was observed at $13.65; this is higher price of share and down price level of the share was seen at $6.72; this is lower price at which share is traded. Now the company has earned "Buy" from 1 equity analysts. The company's Market capitalization is $38.72 Billion with the total Outstanding Shares of 954.12 million. (more...)
Obama administration backs off Pacific trade deal vote effort
- November 15, 2016

If Trump were to help pass TPP it would be an unpredictable ending for a deal forged by President Obama and opposed by Trump, Bernie Sanders and Hilary Clinton on the campaign trail. "China believes we should set a new and very practical working plan, to positively respond to the expectations of industry, and sustain momentum and establish a free trade area in Asia-Pacific at an early date", Li said. (more...)
2016 hottest year ever
- November 15, 2016

Prof Taalas said: "The extra heat from the powerful El Nino event has disappeared". Preliminary data suggest that this year's global temperatures have been about 1.2°C above pre-industrial levels, the report added. The five-year report, meant to give negotiators a longer-term perspective on recent climate trends, also noted that researchers are increasingly able to tease out the influence of climate change on extreme weather events . (more...)

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