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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 2005 levels by the year 2030. Just as the wildfire season is getting longer and more destructive in the West due to climate change and prior forest management, scientists are warning of a lengthening - and worsening - smoke season.
  • Friday forecast: Isolated storm chance today, dry this weekend

    Friday forecast: Isolated storm chance today, dry this weekend

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    Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. The severe weather is over, but the rain continues as scattered showers and a few rumbles are expected through the weekend. "Showers and widely scattered thunderstorms will move into western MA and north central CT around midday", the service wrote . While flooding is possible through Canon City, rain looks heavier north and south of the city.
  • Longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century visible in the Netherlands

    Longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century visible in the Netherlands

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    It is set last one hour and 43 minutes, which would make it the longest of the 21st century. Lunar eclipses also only take place when the moon is full. The Royal Astronomical Society said that Mars and the moon will appear low in the sky for everyone in the United Kingdom, so a location with an unobstructed southeastern horizon will afford the best view.
  • Astronomers Find a Staggering 12 New Moons Orbiting Jupiter

    Astronomers Find a Staggering 12 New Moons Orbiting Jupiter

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    It took them a year to confirm the existence of the new moons around Jupiter . "We're looking for new possible planets and dwarf planets in our solar system, just seeing what is out there", Sheppard said . Ganymede , Jupiter's largest moon and the biggest in the solar system, has a diameter of about 5,300 kilometers (about 3,300 miles). Nearly all of Jupiter's prograde moons are believed to be fragments of a larger moon that broke apart.
  • Jaguar escapes zoo cage, kills 8 animals

    Jaguar escapes zoo cage, kills 8 animals

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    The big cat went on a rampage before he was sedated at about 8.15am. He killed four alpacas, an emu, and a fox before being subdued by zoo authorities. Zoo officials say inspections found that the roof was "compromised", but initial findings concluded that keeper error was not a factor. Officials have said the jaguar will not be euthanized in the wake of the incident.
  • Barbados remains on tropical storm watch

    Barbados remains on tropical storm watch

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    The Met Office said Beryl remained a Category 1 hurricane at 11:00 am, with speeds near 80 miles per hour, heading west at approximately 15 miles per hour. The National Weather Service put out tropical storm warnings for Dominica and Guadeloupe, and tropical storm watches for Barbados; Martinique, St. Martin, and St.
  • Unsafe giant hogweed found in Virginia; can cause blindness, severe burns

    Unsafe giant hogweed found in Virginia; can cause blindness, severe burns

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    Dr. Jordan Metzgar with Virginia Tech's Massey Herbarium says there are about 30 Clarke County plants and a previous property owner planted them there as ornamentals in the 1970s. "Symptoms include painful blisters, which become darkly pigmented and can cause scars". Giant hogweed seeds are dispersed across short distances by the wind, but they can make it further if they are accidentally transported in soil.
  • Delhi slum drowning in plastic as Environment Day focuses on India

    Delhi slum drowning in plastic as Environment Day focuses on India

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    Two years ago, the Indian government notified the "Plastic Waste Management Rules" which recommended the minimum thickness of plastic carry bags be increased from 40 microns to 50 microns. Kangana Ranaut put a plastic bag on her head to highlight the damage that's being done to the environment and asked people to refrain from it. Social Media Participation - Use your social media platforms on the day to stir conversation about World Environmental Day .
  • Organic Matter Found On Mars, Nasa Announces

    Organic Matter Found On Mars, Nasa Announces

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    But it has found the ingredients for life on Mars. The methane is cool, whether it's linked to life or not. Both studies resulting from the mission were published online today in the journal Science . Over the intervening years, fluid flowing thought it would have initiated chemical reactions that could have destroyed the organic matter - the material discovered may in fact be fragments from bigger molecules.
  • Quest for material prosperity should not compromise environment: PM

    Quest for material prosperity should not compromise environment: PM

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    Speaking at a day's event in Accra to celebrate this year's World Environment Day (WED), Prof Gordon, explained that nano plastics , due to it minute nature, cannot be easily seen and could affect humans' physiology. A 2017 report by the Ocean Conservancy said China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam are dumping more plastic than the rest of the world combined.
  • SpaceX Launches Satellite for SES in Its 11th Mission This Year

    SpaceX Launches Satellite for SES in Its 11th Mission This Year

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    SES-12 is the latest satellite that SES has launched to that orbital position where it will operate under the authority of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Americans to deliver cargo to the global space station using the Cygnus vehicles Orbital ATK and Dragon manufactured by SpaceX . "The launch vehicle is expendable", said Martin Halliwell, chief technical officer for SES .
  • New Zealand to slaughter 150,000 cows in record cull

    New Zealand to slaughter 150,000 cows in record cull

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    Cabinet's decision to opt for eradication of Mycoplasma bovis from New Zealand is a bold one and probably the right one, but will involve a lot of anguish and pain for farmers and must be closely scrutinised right through the programme. We're calling on rural communities to support each other, especially affected farmers and those that appear to be finding it hard. "We do believe we are taking it on at a point that it is possible to eradicate and more than 99% of farms don't have it and we ...