by | August 21, 2018 | 08:59

Reserve Bank of Australia governor Philip Lowe says the drought is having a negative impact on the economy, telling a parliamentary committee on Friday that the dry conditions will limit farm production. The Liberal-Nationals Government has today announced additional funding for local infrastructure in drought-affected areas, new tax breaks for farmers, the appointment of a National Drought Coordinator and low-interest loans as part of the next phase of our drought response.

by | August 21, 2018 | 05:08

Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne , a key moderate and Turnbull ally, has been up on Sky News urging colleagues not to challenge the leader. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull won the leadership spill 48-35. On Monday Turnbull had declared he had Dutton's "full support". I think he probably still is.

by | August 20, 2018 | 03:42

According to Jedicke: "Once we start finding mini-moons at a greater rate they will be ideal targets for satellite missions". "The LSST is the dream instrument for discovering tiny, fast-moving asteroids , and we expect it will regularly discover temporarily captured objects within the next five years", Jedicke said.

by | August 19, 2018 | 04:28

Indeed, a fascinating aspect about early pollinating insects is that they were paired with non-flowering plants (gymnosperms), rather than flowering plants (angiosperms). A chunk of amber featuring a bettle was presented by Diying Huang at the Chinese Academy of Sciences to Chenyang Cai, who is now a fellow at the University of Bristol.

by | August 19, 2018 | 03:41

Hurricane Lane tropical storm force wind projections. At 11 a.m. HST on Friday, Aug. 18, 2018, Lane was located 1775 miles SW of the Southern tip of Baja California within the jurisdiction of the National Hurricane Center. The storm is expected to weaken to a Category 1 (sustained winds of 74-95 mph) by Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center says. This would mean that the centre of the storm would keep south of the Hawaiian islands.

by | August 19, 2018 | 04:26

The north east and Scotland will stay at around 19C. McGivern said: "It will be a fresh start as we begin Friday ". It will feel humid, with sunny spells likely. Ernesto will soon be moving into much cooler waters and an area of stronger wind shear. Belfast is forecasted for a peak temperature of 19C. Blackpool is set to see rain from early Friday afternoon to late evening, which will then give way to cloud on Saturday.

by | August 18, 2018 | 04:45

Sanders said Trump is also reviewing the clearances of James Clapper , James Comey , Michael Hayden , Sally Yates, Susan Rice , Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr. But he also said Brennan went too far for someone in his position by suggesting without proof that Russian Federation might have blackmail on Trump.

by | August 16, 2018 | 02:49

Unlike July's emergency order aimed at curbing the state's blue-green algae bloom stemming from Lake Okeechobee, today's announcement focuses on Florida's other disgusting algae problem, red tide. "This includes making additional FWC biologists and scientists available to assist in clean-up and animal rescue efforts, more than $100,000 for Mote Marine Laboratory and $500,000 for VISIT FLORIDA to establish an emergency grant program to help local communities continue to bring in the ...

by | August 16, 2018 | 02:00

A turn toward the north-northeast is expected later today, and a faster northeastward motion is expected by late Thursday and should continue through early Saturday. Ernesto will spend the next day over marginally warm sea surface temperatures and in a low-shear environment - which will lead to some strengthening.

by | August 14, 2018 | 00:51

NASA hopes the probe - which was named in honor of Dr. Eugene Parker , a University of Chicago professor who successfully predicted the existence of solar wind in 1958 - will help scientists crack some of the sun's greatest mysteries, including the secret of the corona's incredibly high temperatures and the origins of and the mechanism behind the acceleration of solar wind .

by | August 13, 2018 | 04:57

Every year, our planet passes through a cloud of dust left behind a huge comet, and this year we're passing through from Monday 6 August to Sunday 19 August, but the night of the best and brightest of the meteor shower hitting our atmosphere will be Sunday 12 August! This Perseid meteor shower is the result of Earth travelling through the gritty debris of Commet Swift-Tuttle that passed by Earth in 1992.

by | August 13, 2018 | 03:53

NASA researchers trust they have discovered new proof of a unusual "divider" encompassing our close planetary system. Astronomers predicted that the glow might come from a long-sought wall of hydrogen that represents where the sun's influence wanes.

by | August 12, 2018 | 13:09

The mission will last 6 years and 11 months, and in that time the Parker probe will orbit the sun 24 times. "It was just a matter of sitting out the deniers for four years until the Venus Mariner 2 spacecraft showed that, by golly, there was a solar wind", Parker said earlier this week.

by | August 12, 2018 | 06:55

The launch was pushed back because a technical glitch on the rocket carrying the probe, United Launch Alliance's Delta IV Heavy rocket, caused NASA to run out the clock on its 65-minute launch window Saturday. The $1.5 billion mission is already a week late because of rocket issues. The car-sized probe is created to give scientists a better understanding of solar wind and geomagnetic storms that risk wreaking chaos on Earth by knocking out the power grid.

by | August 12, 2018 | 02:26

The Backyard Astronomer Gary Boyle anticipates we will see as many as 100 " shooting stars " per hour. A clear sky could make way for an incredible natural show of streaking fireball meteors and so far, ( as of Friday afternoon ) the forecast is looking ideal! More good news comes from the Moon! Experts say this is a meteor shower you don't want to miss.

by | August 11, 2018 | 05:45

A top regional official, Thierry Dousset, told French news channel BFM TV that the some 750 people evacuated came from five campsites. Four German children had been hospitalised for hypothermia in Bagnols-Sur-Ceze, a town on the Ceze River.

by | August 11, 2018 | 04:43

A picture taken by Brian Gisborne of Fisheries and Oceans Canada shows J50 swimming with her mother, J16. Cottrell couldn't say when the Canadian approvals would be in place, but said the process involves reviewing the proposal against the Species at Risk Act, consulting experts and considering regulations against feeding killer whales that were put in place to prevent habituation to humans.

by | August 11, 2018 | 04:35

Brad Tucker, of the Australian National University's Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, said: 'Understanding the activity of the sun and predicting weather from it is crucial if we really want to have humans explore space more, including working and living on the moon and Mars'.

by | August 11, 2018 | 02:47

Australia's most populous state is now "100 percent" in drought following the most intense dry spell in more than 50 years. The new rules will increase culling quotas and more shooters to operate under a single license, a government press release states.

by | August 11, 2018 | 02:26

United Launch Alliance is preparing to launch a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station early Saturday morning. After it launches, the probe will travel at a record-breaking 430,000 miles per hour, the fastest speed ever achieved by a spacecraft.

by | August 11, 2018 | 01:14

The storm is centered about 1,160 miles west of the Azores and is moving north near 16 mph. According to the National Hurricane Center , " small but powerful " Hector continues to churn away in the eastern Pacific as a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 120 miles per hour.

by | August 10, 2018 | 05:56

The number of Perseids zipping across the sky should increase steadily through the night, peaking just before sunrise. The Perseids appear to emanate from between the constellations Perseus and Cassiopeia, but to catch them there's really no need to worry about which direction you're looking.

by | August 10, 2018 | 04:21

But a weather statement was also issued Wednesday morning warning of hot temperatures for the rest of the week. Temperatures will moderate somewhat during the weekend before returning to normal values for this time of year next week. Environment Canada's advisory states heat warnings may be issued through the week as the event draws closer. "By Wednesday and Thursday daytime maximums will peak in the mid to high thirties with the potential for some communities to reach the 40 degree mark; ...

by | August 09, 2018 | 13:28

The Perseids meteor shower is one of the most popular meteor showers of the year, Bill Cooke, NASA meteor expert claims. The Perseid meteor shower is expected to peak the night of August 12, into the wee hours of the morning on August 13.

by | August 09, 2018 | 10:34

Merah Putih translates into "red and white" and is a reference to the colors on Indonesia's national flag. "This satellite will play an important role in enhancing telephone and internet service for Indonesian's 17,000 islands", said Lauren Lyons, systems certification engineer for SpaceX.

by | August 08, 2018 | 03:45

If that's not odd enough, this particular fast radio burst is incredibly low, in the 580 megahertz frequency range - almost 200 MHz lower than any other fast radio burst we've picked up on before. "The fact the lower frequency FRB has been detected provides hope that we can understand more about where they come from and what causes them". "Additional FRBs have been found since FRB 180725A and some have flux at frequencies as low as 400 MHz".

by | August 07, 2018 | 02:40

Heat warnings may be issued as the extreme weather draws closer. It says a humid air mass will move into southern Ontario and could stay there until a cold front moves in on Tuesday. "The risks are greater for young children, pregnant women, older adults, people with chronic illnesses and people working or exercising outdoors", Environment Canada said in a statement.

by | August 05, 2018 | 14:54

The most likely origin of the fast radio bursts is changeable activity of a black hole, and perhaps even the merger of two black holes. The new Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment ( CHIME ) telescope, located in British Columbia, Canada, has the goal of scanning the space for radio signals and listening to them.

by | August 04, 2018 | 07:34

But those reductions weren't enough to sway opponents. The government says the plan all along was to set an initial target and then amend it after more specific review, and that the changes made will not have a material impact on the amount of greenhouse gases that will be cut from Canada's total annual emissions.

by | August 04, 2018 | 07:23

Thursday in Glacier National Park. After his release, Reinke travelled to Yellowstone National Park. This incident was just one of several run-ins with the law Reinke experienced over the past week in national parks, according to a National Park Service press release.

by | August 04, 2018 | 04:52

Canada's Ministry of Environment and Climate Change updated its carbon tax policy framework this week and revealed that subsidy rates for industrial emitters were up across the board, but that cement, steel-making, lime and nitrogen fertiliser companies would be entitled to the highest subsidies.

by | August 04, 2018 | 04:01

Administration officials said the Obama rules added US$2,340 to the cost of owning a new auto and that more Americans have been priced out of the market for new vehicles. Fred Krupp, president of the Environmental Defense Fund, called the proposed rule "a massive pileup of bad ideas" that would increase pollution and raise fuel costs for consumers.

by | August 04, 2018 | 01:47

The crews would fly on spacecraft developed not by NASA , but by two corporations, SpaceX and Boeing , which are under contract to provide a taxi-like service to the International Space Station. NASA had originally expected the companies to have their spacecraft ready for missions to the International Space Station by the end of a year ago, but neither were able to meet that target.

by | July 31, 2018 | 17:01

Like Kepler, TESS will look for tiny dips in the brightness of individual stars caused by a planet passing between its star and the telescope in its orbit. According to NASA, TESS will focus on nearby, bright planets that experience occasional drops in brightness, which researchers call transits. TESS is expected to reveal at least 50 Earth-sized exoplanets by monitoring nearly the entire sky during the two-year survey.

by | July 31, 2018 | 17:36

Mars will be closer to Earth this month. Now's the time to catch Mars in the night sky. Mars and Earth haven't been this near since 2003, and won't be again until 2035! The two planets will be just 57.6 million kilometres apart. It will be visible southeast of the moon, with a noticeably redder color than stars surrounding it. To view specific details of Mars' surface, stargazers can view the planet through a telescope.