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by | July 10, 2018 | 05:38

Plastic straws contribute to ocean pollution and pose a danger to marine life. Straws, though, will still be available - made from paper or compostable plastic. Other cities, like Fort Meyers, have banned plastic straws as well. "For our partners and customers, this is a significant milestone to achieve our global aspiration of sustainable coffee, served to our customers in more sustainable ways", said Kevin Johnson, president and chief executive officer for Starbucks.

by | July 10, 2018 | 04:39

Among other findings, recently 24 new planet discoveries were made using data from the 10th observation campaign , adding to the spacecraft's growing bounty of 2,650 confirmed planets. We don't yet know if there's life on other worlds, however likely that is, but NASA's Kepler Mission satellite has helped pinpoint the abundance of planets orbiting other stars starting in May 2009.

by | July 09, 2018 | 23:10

These new straws will also be made available upon request to customers who prefer or need a straw, the company said . Starbucks predicts that it will eliminate more than 1 billion straws yearly. In March, for example, the company announced a $10 million challenge to design a disposable coffee cup that is compostable. Other municipalities mulling over the same kind of measure include Portland and New York City; California is considering a statewide ban.

by | July 08, 2018 | 03:48

In the state of Hawaii of the United States, the sale of sunscreen creams containing chemicals believed to harm coral reefs was prohibited. State lawmakers passed the legislation in early May. In more than 3,500 sunscreen products that are most popular in the world, these chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate are used in manufacturing them, including brands like Hawaiian Tropic, Banana Boat, and Coppertone.

by | July 08, 2018 | 03:04

The northern white rhinoceros is the most endangered mammal in the world. Both are descendants of Sudan and live in Kenya, and were considered infertile. These embryos could become healthy young white rhino calves once implanted into females. There is time pressure, they pointed out, with only two animals still around to socialise the babies in the mysterious ways of northern white rhinos.

by | July 08, 2018 | 01:41

Charlebois, meanwhile, was asked about complaints from patients groups and health workers that some facilities are not equipped with air conditioning. The remaining 16 deaths occurred in other parts of the French-speaking province. Numerous victims suffered from chronic health issues or mental illnesses and lived in areas known as 'heat island, ' - regions prone to higher temperatures due to a lack of vegetation.

by | July 06, 2018 | 20:30

Machias Seal Island, a small low-lying island with a lighthouse manned and maintained by the Canadian government, lies about 12 miles southwest of the Canadian island of Grand Manan and 12 miles southeast of the ME village of Cutler. He also said that Canadian government aircraft have rattled ME fishermen in the past by "buzzing" their boats and taking photographs. John Drouin said his and his two sons' boats and those of other American fishermen have all been stopped in the past couple of ...

by | July 06, 2018 | 19:34

Suspected rhino poachers are believed to have been killed by a pride of lions after human remains were found Tuesday at a South African game reserve. "Numbers have gone from fewer than 10 in 2007 to well over 1,000 in the past few years", she said. More cameras were installed to monitor the rhinos.

by | July 05, 2018 | 22:09

The planet, dubbed PDS 70b, was detected by an worldwide team using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile and its planet-hunting instrument, called SPHERE . These inner gaps have been known about for decades and it has been speculated that they were produced by disc-planet interaction. You can find out more about planet PDS 70b here.

by | July 05, 2018 | 21:04

The full blood moon lunar eclipse will take place on July 27, 2018, so keep peeling your eyes in the starting hours of that night and 28th.During glasses, the natural satellite of the Earth will turn red because our planet exposes light from the sun, which usually appears in the bright moon, which we see in the night sky.

by | July 05, 2018 | 20:59

Greenpeace says the spent-fuel buildings have not been created to withstand outside attacks and are the most vulnerable part of French nuclear plants. The French parliament ordered an investigation into nuclear security. The latest stunt follows a series of staged break-ins by Greenpeace activists in French nuclear plants.

by | July 04, 2018 | 10:31

The closely held company controlled by Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk launched its Falcon 9 rocket and payload from Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida about 5:44 a.m. The machine's "brain" is powered by a version of IBM Watson - the software that famously defeated "Jeopardy!" champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter in 2011 to win $US1 million.

by | July 04, 2018 | 08:58

He said: "The worry levels are going up as quickly as the thermometer levels and we're getting engaged with the most pressing problems in the most pressing locations". Irish Water has supplied us with contact details for its senior personnel on the ground. It's calling on customers to reduce their consumption over the weekend - by not using sprinklers and swapping baths for showers.

by | July 02, 2018 | 03:00

Tania Aubid of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe stood and said when the PUC's decision became apparent. "This is Minnesota's Standing Rock". "It feels like a gun to our head ..." Enbridge has said it needs to replace the pipeline because it's increasingly subject to corrosion and cracking, and that it would continue to run Line 3 if regulators rejected its proposal.

by | July 02, 2018 | 01:59

She suggested she would contact Mr. Trump's assistant, but then chose to try to transmit the call "through signal", a reference to the White House Communications Agency, originally known as the White House Signal Corps, which provides emergency mobile communications for the president wherever he goes.

by | July 02, 2018 | 03:16

Schulien said . When Gerst calls to CIMON, the floating robot will acoustically sense where Gerst is calling from, orient itself that way, and zoom over. The rocket landed after landing on one of the drones of SpaceX , and the company was able to prepare the vehicle in two and a half months again. "We have implemented this experiment in a very short time".

by | July 02, 2018 | 01:41

Almost 60 million people across the nation's midsection are under some type of heat watch, warning or advisory from the National Weather Service as the worst heat wave of 2018 arrives. Keep in mind to take those heat related precautions. The temperature will stay over 90 degrees through the July 4 holiday across the Northeast.

by | July 01, 2018 | 02:07

The Supreme Court ruled Monday on whether Texas drew election districts based on racial demographics. "Well, if we put another two or perhaps three justices on, that's really what's going to be - that will happen", said Trump when asked during a presidential debate whether he wanted to see the Supreme Court overturn Roe v.

by | June 30, 2018 | 20:08

Now India is following suit. ISRO is all set to launch an unmanned lunar mission in the latter half of this year. Those reports were initially scotched due to a supposed misquotation of Pillai, but the space agency is now clearly pursuing that goal.

by | June 30, 2018 | 21:21

Roberts will be the justice who determines "how far they go and how fast they go", said Washington lawyer John Elwood. Sarwat Husain, president of CAIR San Antonio, said the decision gives the Trump administration a green light to discriminate on the basis of religion, specifically Islam.

by | June 30, 2018 | 21:10

They are also the only two Republican women who support abortion rights - with some caveats - and they could ultimately be the deciding votes on the Supreme Court nomination if all 49 members of the Senate Democratic caucus (including two independents) band together and oppose the nominee as a unified block.

by | June 30, 2018 | 02:15

A report issued by the review board addresses a range of factors influencing Webb's schedule and performance, including the technical challenges and tasks remaining by primary contractor Northrop Grumman before launch. What just happened? The highest priority project for NASA's Science Mission Directorate and the largest worldwide space science project in United States history has been delayed for the umpteenth time.

by | June 30, 2018 | 00:43

Last year, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell used the same tactic to confirm Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court with just 51 votes - instead of the 60 that would have normally been necessary to overcome a filibuster. Groups that favor abortion rights have began flooding Senate offices with phone calls and are widening the universe of targeted Republicans beyond Collins and Murkowski to Sen.

by | June 29, 2018 | 02:41

The Hubble Telescope has captured some incredible images from space, but the new image from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's HiRISE camera looks like a piece of surrealist art, etched in sand: the photo seems to show a bright blue sand dune shaped like a ragged piece of cloth.

by | June 29, 2018 | 00:40

For example, in 2008, he wrote the majority opinion in a 5-4 decision declaring unconstitutional a federal law that prevented Guantanamo detainees from having access to federal court via habeas corpus. But both Corker and Flake tend to be less critical of the president when long-term Republican priorities like tax reform are on the table, suggesting they may be tough to win over on this issue.

by | June 26, 2018 | 09:25

RemoveDebris , will attempt to address the build-up of risky space debris orbiting Earth. A small cubesat will be launched from the spacecraft after it drifts about 5 to 7 meters, a net will be deployed and it is created to catch the satellite and drag it into the atmosphere, where it will burn up .

by | June 24, 2018 | 13:29

Our report called on Government to promote cross-departmental working, force vehicle manufacturers to contribute to a Clean Air Fund, and commit real financial support to local authorities breaching NO2 limits. The council are urging people to look into other modes of transport when they need to travel. "This campaign is created to help the public find out more about the issues surrounding air pollution and how everyone can make a difference".

by | June 23, 2018 | 13:30

In his order this week, President Donald Trump said he was "rolling back excessive bureaucracy created by the previous administration", a policy devised by his predecessor for protecting US oceans and the Great Lakes. Overturning the 2010 policy "removes a significant cloud of uncertainty that has been hovering over a wide range of commercial and recreational interests that represent a broad cross-section of the American economy", said NOPC managing director Jack Belcher, "threatening ...

by | June 21, 2018 | 02:53

It is so important. President Trump on Monday directed the Pentagon to launch the process for creating a " Space Force " that would extend us military might into the final frontier. Several months later, the United States president signed White House Space Policy Directive 2 that reformed "America's commercial space regulatory framework".

by | June 21, 2018 | 02:35

Currently, those homes are worth about $5.9 billion, contribute $51 million annually to the property tax base, and house an estimated 12,000 people. The study suggests if the United States were to adopt the Paris Agreement , an global plan to limit the effects of climate change , about 87 percent of North Carolina's at-risk homes could avoid chronic flooding by the end of the century.

by | June 17, 2018 | 02:40

Opportunity relies on energy from sunlight to operate, and with the light blocked, day has turned to night. "If the rover's computer determines that its batteries don't have enough charge, it will again put itself back to sleep". Another NASA rover called Curiosity, which arrived on Mars in 2012, does not face the same level of threat from the storm, which was detected on May 30.

by | June 14, 2018 | 02:38

Bud formed close enough to southwestern Mexico to trigger a watch. The center said the hurricane's core still could generate risky heavy surf and rip currents over the coming days. Wind probabilities with hurricane "Bud". That's about 235 miles (380 km) southwest of Manzanillo, Mexico . Bud was moving northwest at about 3 miles per hour (6 kph) and was forecast to approach Baja California Sur on Thursday as a tropical storm.

by | June 14, 2018 | 02:37

The storm could actually become a global tempest in the days to come, according to NASA . The storm was detected on May 30 and now fully blocks the sun at the rover's location, leaving the craft in total darkness. The storm that's causing the problems was first noted at the end of May, when it showed up in images taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter . Opportunity beamed a message to its handlers on Sunday (June 10), which is a good sign; it shows the rover still has a decent amount ...

by | June 11, 2018 | 20:09

It will be tracking into the same favorable conditions - warm ocean waters and little wind shear - that allowed Aletta to strengthen so quickly. "All residents and interests in this area should continue to closely monitor the progress of this evolving system".

by | June 09, 2018 | 03:04

The first tropical storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season formed well off the coast of Mexico on Wednesday, AP reported, as forecasters said it's not a threat to land. It said the storm was forecast to keep moving out into the Pacific. "Roughly 7 percent more water vapor per degree C of warming", Kossin said. "I just need more convincing that there actually has been a 10 percent motion change".