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Ireland to divest from fossil fuels

The fund, worth around US$10.4 billion, has an exposure of nearly US$400 million (300 million euro) to the fossil fuel industry, which it will have to eliminate after the upper house-the Seanad-passes...

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SpaceX will launch the Israeli station on the moon

While famed entrepreneur Elon Musk sent one of his Tesla cars into space last year on top of his SpaceX rocket, this year, Musk will help deliver Israel's first unmanned lunar spacecraft atop a SpaceX...

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Hurricane Chris to bring heavy rain, strong winds to Newfoundland

Hurricane Chris to bring heavy rain, strong winds to Newfoundland

Tropical systems are capable of becoming much stronger than higher latitude storms called cyclones because tropical cyclones convert warm ocean water into energy which strengthens the warm core in a ...

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Russia Sets New Record For Fastest Supply Mission To The ISS

The Progress 70 resupply ship, loaded with nearly 2,721 kgs of food , fuel and supplies, is set to launch from Baikonur space port in Kazakhstan at 3.51 am (Kazakhstan time) on Tuesday. That put ...

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Watch Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's 2008 speech at University of Minnesota

Watch Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's 2008 speech at University of Minnesota

Circuit, hiring 25 women and 23 men as law clerks. The most vulnerable Democratic senators heading to the midterms include Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Joe Donn...

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Chris set to become hurricane, Beryl poses flood threat to Puerto Rico

Chris set to become hurricane, Beryl poses flood threat to Puerto Rico

Chris is expected to create large swells along the east coast, which can result in life-threatening surf and rip currents. There were no coastal watching or warnings in effect as of Tuesday afternoo...

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Starbucks to Eliminate Plastic Straws by 2020

Starbucks to Eliminate Plastic Straws by 2020

Plastic straws will be phased out by 2020. Rather than continuing to use the familiar forest green straws that jut out of our grandes, Starbucks plans to roll out an " adult sippy cup " style with st...

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Environment Canada issues statement for the Maritimes about Tropical Storm Chris

Environment Canada issues statement for the Maritimes about Tropical Storm Chris

This graphic from the National Hurricane Center shows the projected path of Tropical Storm Chris . Tropical Storm Beryl is yet another strengthening system that meteorologists are keeyping an...

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NOAA: Hurricane Beryl Projected Path, Spaghetti Models

NOAA: Hurricane Beryl Projected Path, Spaghetti Models

The newly formed tropical storm is now over 1,300 miles east-southeast of the Windward Islands, moving west-northwest. Hurricane Beryl lost some strength overnight but is still packing maximum-sus...

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Australian scientists use IVF to breed critically endangered northern white rhino

Australian scientists use IVF to breed critically endangered northern white rhino

Hildebrandt, a professor at the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research in Berlin, and his colleagues are part of a project that has been stockpiling northern white rhinoceros genetic materi...

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U.S. Border Patrol reportedly stops Canadian vessels in disputed waters

U.S. Border Patrol reportedly stops Canadian vessels in disputed waters

Border Patrol agents said they were "looking for illegal immigrants". The island is located between the Canadian province of New Brunswick and the U.S. He speculated that the agency might have obtai...

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Lions kill suspected poachers on wildlife reserve in South Africa

Lions kill suspected poachers on wildlife reserve in South Africa

According to a post on the Sibuya Game Reserve Facebook page, the poachers entered the reserve between the night of July 1 and the early hours of July 2. Fox said the supplies were "the hallmarks of...

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Tropical Storm Beryl has formed in the Atlantic Ocean

Tropical Storm Beryl has formed in the Atlantic Ocean

It was expected to continue to move quickly west to northwest through the weekend. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1009 mb (29.80 inches). Even so, it has given the system a medium chance ...

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NASA engineers will test the technology quiet supersonic flight

NASA engineers will test the technology quiet supersonic flight

NASA has announced of testing "quiet" supersonic flights over Texas that could revolutionise air travel. Some background: Supersonic travel over land has been banned in the U.S. "With the X-59...

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Hot, humid weather to continue through the week

Hot, humid weather to continue through the week

Firefighters are knocking on doors in neighbourhoods with less greenery where temperatures can rise up to five degrees higher than the forecast high. A cool down is expected by Friday with the passa...

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Air pollution plays significant role in diabetes

Air pollution plays significant role in diabetes

Louis, USA. Despite the current U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) levels deemed safe, a new study confirmed a correlation between outdoor air pollution and diabetes, which kills milli...

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Supreme Court justice nominee coming July 9, Trump says

Supreme Court justice nominee coming July 9, Trump says

The Supreme Court job is for life. This new appointment could transform the court for decades. The other two older justices, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, and Stephen Breyer, 79, are Democratic appoi...

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Trump's Top 5 for Supreme Court

Trump's Top 5 for Supreme Court

Kennedy announced Wednesday he would retire , effective July 31, giving President Donald Trump the opportunity to make two appointments in two years to the nation's highest court. "Judges, and pa...

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US Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban

US Supreme Court upholds Trump travel ban

Manchin says, "If he picks somebody that's hardcore on Roe v. Wade or that's hardcore on repealing healthcare that's a bigger lift". "Speaker McCarthy just became a lot more likely", Eberhart to...

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Is the Upcoming July Blood Moon a Sign of the End Times?

The next significant lunar event to grace our skies will be a lunar eclipse at the end of July. The July 27 blood moon is expected to last beyond 100 minutes, and is expected to cast a larger shad...

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Cleanup Underway After Train Derailment Causes Oil Spill

Cleanup Underway After Train Derailment Causes Oil Spill

Williams says clean-up crews are working to contain the oil as close to the derailment as possible using containment booms, skimmers and vacuum trucks. About 100,000 gallons had been hemmed off using ...

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Outdoor Air Pollution killed 4.2mn People in 2016, Says UN Report

Outdoor Air Pollution killed 4.2mn People in 2016, Says UN Report

Our report called on Government to promote cross-departmental working, force auto manufacturers to contribute to a Clean Air Fund, and commit real financial support to local authorities breaching NO2 ...

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SpaceX wins $130M Air Force contract to launch spy satellite

This week's award served as the first indication that the Falcon Heavy had been certified for national security launches. Falcon Heavy prepares for its inaugural launch in early 2018. Falcon Heavy c...

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The World's Oldest Known Sumatran Orangutan Has Died at Age 62

The World's Oldest Known Sumatran Orangutan Has Died at Age 62

She added that her legacy as a wild-born orangutan will be carried on by her great-grandson Nyaru who is now living in the jungles of Sumatra. Puan, meaning "lady" in Indonesian, left behind an "inc...

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Obama condemns Trump immigration policy

Obama condemns Trump immigration policy

TRUMP: "We're keeping families together, and this will solve that problem". It comes amid widespread condemnation of President Trump's zero-tolerance policy on migrants at the USA southern border...

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Mars to come closest to earth in 15 years

Mars to come closest to earth in 15 years

As per one space enthusiast, said on Twitter that this marks the approach of the red planet to Earth as close and it has happened after the August 27th, 2003, the time in which the Mars has ma...

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What happens when a black hole destroys a star

What happens when a black hole destroys a star

Theorists suggested that material pulled from the star forms a rotating disk around the black hole , emitting intense X-rays and visible light, and also launches jets of material outward from the pol...

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Scripps Oceanography: Antarctic Ice Thinning, Contributing to Ocean’s Global Rise

Scripps Oceanography: Antarctic Ice Thinning, Contributing to Ocean’s Global Rise

Shepherd, Smith and Whitehouse are among 80 IMBIE team members listed as authors of the Nature paper, " Mass Balance of the Antarctic Ice Sheet From 1992 to 2017 ". That exact location matters, as...

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Climate change accelerating rise in sea levels

Climate change accelerating rise in sea levels

But what concerns scientists is the balance of how much snow and ice accumulates in a given year versus the amount that is lost. When you add the melting seen on Antarctica to other sources of land-...

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Da rude sand storm seizes the Opportunity, threatens to KO rover

Da rude sand storm seizes the Opportunity, threatens to KO rover

The Mars dust storm was spied by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's team on June 1, which then alerted the Opportunity rover's team. And there isn't any danger of the rover being buried by dust...

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