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Federal Judge Halts Construction of Keystone XL Pipeline

The Keystone XL (the initials stand for "export limited"), which aims to extend TransCanada's existing Keystone pipeline, would transport up to 830,000 barrel...


Anti-LGBT Candidate Won Brazil's Presidential Election | World | News | SFGN Articles

The president-elect, who is backed by Brazil's powerful agribusiness lobby, had floated the idea in the past, saying, "Let's be clear: the future ministry will ...


TROPICS: Tropical Storm Oscar Expected to Become Hurricane

Oscar is forecast to continue to strengthen through Monday night, then gradually weaken in the open Atlantic. Oscar became the eighth hurricane of the 2018 ...


Kansas likely to see milder than average winter, NOAA says

But North and SC, along with much of the southeast and Mid-Atlantic, the Tennessee Valley and Ohio Valley , "all have equal chances for below-, near- or above-...


Astronaut Nick Hague Speaking About the Soyuz MS-10 Launch

After blasting into the sky from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan , a problem with the separation of first and second stage booster rockets forced Hague a...


Florida Gov. Declares State Of Emergency Ahead Of Hurricane

A major hurricane is a Category 5, 4 or 3 hurricane, which has winds of at least 111 miles per hour. A Category 2 hurricane has sustained winds of 96 to 110 m...


Hurricane Michael gains strength, closes in on Florida Panhandle

Since the storm will spend two to three days over the Gulf, which has very warm water temperatures and favourable atmospheric conditions, "there is a real possi...


'First known exomoon may have been discovered'

The planet it orbits is as big as mammoth Jupiter. A moon could be the culprit for such a distortion in the trajectory of a planet. "This would be the first...


Tracking the Tropics: Development likely in the Gulf this week

On Saturday, this effect was in play as a broad area of low pressure stretched across Central America - which sometimes can help spin up a storm. The latest g...


3 scientists win Nobel Prize in physics for laser inventions

Of the 112 physics prizes the Nobel committee has awarded since 1901, the only women winners before Strickland were Marie Curie in 1903 and Maria Goeppert Ma...


Waterloo professor wins Nobel Prize in Physics

Three scientists on Tuesday won the Nobel Physics Prize for inventing optical lasers that have paved the way for advanced precision instruments used in correc...


Beluga Whale Spotted Frolicking In The Thames

The animal welfare group RSPCA said Wednesday the whale is "able to move fast in the water and dive". However rescue teams were on standby in case the anima...


Elon Musk introduces Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa as first BFR customer

He said he wanted the artists "to see the moon up close, and the earth in full view, and create work to reflect their experience". Toward the end of the even...


SpaceX announces BFR lunar passenger, mission for Earth's artists

Our correspondent, Mary MacCarthy, joins us from Los Angeles. The 42-year-old is worth an estimated $2.9 billion and has been known to drop unfathomable amoun...


Hurricane Florence pounds Carolina coast with fierce winds, flooding

Power outages from Florence, which was downgraded to a tropical storm early Friday evening, have topped 700,000 customers. At 5 p.m., Florence had been down...


US East Coast braces for Hurricane Florence

That doesn't include numbers from dozens of city-operated electricity providers. Their entire neighborhood evacuated in Wilmington , North Carolina, Davi...


'Harvey of the East Coast:' Florence's worst impact could be catastrophic flooding

Watches are already in effect for a storm surge that could reach up to 12ft at high tide on a stretch from Cape Fear to Cape Lookout in North Carolina , foreca...


Hurricane Helene has Britain in its sights

The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Helene has 90 miles per hour winds, meaning it is a Category 1 storm. They are also watching Tropical Storm Isa...


SpaceX To Reveal Identity Of First Space Tourist

The big reveal on who it is - and when the flight to the moon will be - will be announced Monday at the company's headquarters in Hawthorne, California. Its des...


Tracking the tropics: Three hurricanes brewing in the Atlantic

Florence interrupted her stay on North Carolina's Outer Banks. For many people, the challenge could be finding a safe refuge: If Florence slows to a crawl,...


Evacuations underway as Florence strengthens to category 4 hurricane

US President Donald Trump , whose administration faced severe criticism for a slow response in Puerto Rico to Hurricane Maria, cancelled a political rally pl...


One million asked to evacuate as Hurricane Florence closes in

Roy Cooper said in an Associated Press report. Trump, who has faced criticism for his administration's response to Hurricane Maria in 2017, which killed an ...


These maps show what to expect from Hurricane Florence

The Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang said the storm is expected to strengthen to 150 miles per hour just before landfall somewhere along the Southeast...


Tropical Storm Florence continues its churn toward United States coast

It is also expected to intensify into a hurricane . On this path, Florence will track over the warm waters off the southeast US coastline. Tropical Storm ...


Will Tropical Storm Gordon Hit Houston?

As much as 8 inches (20 centimetres) of rain could fall in some parts of the Gulf states through late Thursday as the tropical weather moves inland toward Arkan...


Brett Kavanaugh’s Second Day of Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings

This email will be delivered to your inbox once a day in the morning. In his opening remarks released ahead of delivery, Kavanaugh sought to tamp down the...


Storm watch issued for central US Gulf Coast

A tropical storm warning has been issued for the Gulf Coast from the Florida-Alabama boarder to Louisiana. The latest track from the National Hurricane Cen...


Tropical Storm Norman forecast to reach hurricane strength today

Hurricane FredAugust 30, 2015 - Tropical Storm Fred forms off the coast of West Africa.August 31, 2015 - Strengthens into a hurricane. With the peak of hurric...


Trump’s coal plan-neither clean nor affordable

The CPP set strict greenhouse gas emissions limits on companies in the power industry with the hopes of reducing US emissions by approximately one third from 20...


Nasa’s Parker Solar Probe takes off for tryst with the sun

The spacecraft was visible over the Sunshine Coast on Sunday night, after Saturday morning's launch attempt was foiled by technical issues. The launch too...


Watch Perseid Meteor Shower 2018 Online

With the moon in a new phase, the sky will remain exceptionally dark when between 70 and 150 meteors per hour may be seen, depending on one's viewing location...


Perseid August 2018: When can I see the meteor shower?

The Perseid meteor shower is expected to peak late in the evening Saturday into early Sunday morning , though a similar show could be seen Friday evening into...


Blend of novices, veterans to fly on first private USA spaceships

As per IT House, SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft was launched on June 29, carrying a massive 2,697 kilograms of cargo to the International Space Station, which inc...


Countdown begins for the longest lunar eclipse of the century

The partial eclipses that lead up to and follow the total eclipse will last an hour and 6 minutes each. A super blue blood moon rises over Michmoret, Isra...


Super Soaker: Stormy Day Will Bring Showers, Heavy Downpours

There will be a chance for showers and storms during the afternoon. Things are about to change as our 7 day forecast is showing rain showers and thunderstorms f...


New moons were discovered orbiting Jupiter, and one's an 'oddball'

With a total of 79 moons, Jupiter is now the most lunar-rich planet in the solar system. They then used telescopes in Chile, Arizona, and Hawaii to confirm the ...


EPA Head Scott Pruitt Resigns

Which means in the short term, the departure isn't likely to change the trajectory of the EPA. He played a key role in withdrawing the US from the Paris climate...


Tropical Storm Chris forms off Carolinas; Beryl remains storm

Beryl, "Weakening is expected once Beryl reaches the eastern Caribbean Sea on Monday", forecasters said. "With Dominica now under a tropical storm warning, I ...


United States border agents approached Canada fishermen in disputed waters

A Canadian fishermen's group said this week that over the last two weeks at least 10 fishing boats from New Brunswick have been intercepted by USA patrol agents...


Rwandans march against plastic pollution

Prime Minister made a fervent appeal for the world to work unitedly in eliminating plastic pollution. Twelve local and worldwide companies signed a declarat...