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Policy on protecting oceans, Great Lakes scrapped

Policy on protecting oceans, Great Lakes scrapped

The National Fisheries Institute (NFI) on Friday voiced support for President Trump's action this week to rescind a policy created under the Obama administration in 2010 designed to protect USA oc...

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World's oldest known Sumatran orangutan dies

World's oldest known Sumatran orangutan dies

According to the zoo, Sumatran orangutans rarely live beyond the age of 50. "It's my absolute wish for her to be remembered for the handsome, independent lady that she was and I think it's an fantasti...

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Trump orders USA military to form ‘Space Force’

Trump orders USA military to form ‘Space Force’

Secondly, the move may face some push-back from the Air Force , which now handles much of America's defensive capabilities pertaining to space . Americans first landed on the moon in 1969, reach...

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Rising seas to threaten coastal property values

Rising seas to threaten coastal property values

In Florida alone, the "homes at risk by 2100 now contribute roughly $5 billion collectively in annual property tax revenue", said the report . Florida has the most to lose, according to the rese...

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NASA rover hit by huge Martian dust storm

The rover is programmed to intermittently wake-up to check its battery levels but scientist are concerned it may take some time for it to reach a workable charge level. At most, it could endure for ...

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Doug Ford Says Scrapping Ontario's Cap-And-Trade System Is 1st Priority

Doug Ford Says Scrapping Ontario's Cap-And-Trade System Is 1st Priority

Instead, we will now have a government for the people. "This will mean immediate relief at the pumps", said Ford, who has also promised to cut another 5.7 cents per litre with a reduction in the pro...

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Montreal to co-host 2026 World Cup

Montreal to co-host 2026 World Cup

The votes were cast at the FIFA Congress in Moscow on Wednesday, June 13. Jacksonville was named among the initial candidates to host games in the 80-game competition, but the city was cut from the ...

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Category 3 Hurricane Bud heads north off Mexico

Category 3 Hurricane Bud heads north off Mexico

Business owners in Los Cabos have been advised to to monitor the progress of Bud throughout the week. At least some peripheral impacts are possible near the coast from future Bud, even if the cente...

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As Massive Storm Rages on Mars, Opportunity Rover Falls Silent

As Massive Storm Rages on Mars, Opportunity Rover Falls Silent

From the perspective of NASA's long-lived Opportunity rover on Mars , the sky is almost black in the middle of the day. The solar-powered rover has been in operation for almost 15 years - but if its ...

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Space station receives Soyuz capsule, new crew members

The crew members are also being greeted by family and friends who watched the docking and hatch opening from the Russian Mission Control Center outside Moscow. The Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft docked to t...

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Scientists have discovered a new planet similar to Earth

Scientists have discovered a new planet similar to Earth

The three Earth-sized planets all have quite short orbits around their sun, with the longest orbit of one of the planets being completed in just 10.1 days. The name of the star is EPIC 211945201 or K2...

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Quebec City activists shut down legislature in peaceful G7 demonstration

Quebec City activists shut down legislature in peaceful G7 demonstration

Martin participated in a public panel with Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde during the meeting of G7 finance ministers and centr...

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Lightning at Jupiter is just like Earth's. Except where it's not

Lightning at Jupiter is just like Earth's. Except where it's not

The first observations of lightning on Jupiter were made in the 70s, more specifically, in 1979 when Voyager 1 caught some low-frequency radio waves coming from Jupiter, as Space.com reported . Jup...

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World's oldest footprints found in China

Because the tracks are older than any known fossil of a legged animal, they are crucial for understanding how early animals evolved during the infant days of life on earth. There has always been an as...

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Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on World Environment Day

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on World Environment Day

We all are on the cutting edge of a global plastic calamity. Critics charge that Japanese consumers and retailers use too much plastic, as a mania for elaborate packaging results in nearly everythin...

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NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity finds building blocks for life on red planet

NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity finds building blocks for life on red planet

A NASA robot has detected more building blocks for life on Mars - the most complex organic matter yet - from 3.5 billion-year-old rocks on the surface of the Red Planet, scientists said Thursday. In...

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New crew blasts off for ISS

New crew blasts off for ISS

The launch of a Soyuz-FG carrier rocket with the spacecraft took place at 14:12 p.m. local time (1112 GMT) from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, it said in a statement. The 56th long-distanc...

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French swimmer departs from Japan and begins Pacific Ocean crossing attempt

French swimmer departs from Japan and begins Pacific Ocean crossing attempt

Out at sea were the 20-metre yacht and inflatable boat, which will accompany him across the ocean. Lecomte told Reuters news agency that he plans to swim for eight hours and burn off more than 8,000...

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Organic matter found on Mars in 'significant breakthrough'

Organic matter found on Mars in 'significant breakthrough'

The rover has also detected methane in the Martian atmosphere. NASA's Curiosity rover has found new science "results" on Mars and the agency will disclose the findings at a press conference that...

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Planet Nine could be a cluster of asteroids sending comets Earth's way

Planet Nine could be a cluster of asteroids sending comets Earth's way

The huge number of these trans-Neptunian objects (TNOs) makes it computationally intensive to model the evolution of their orbits. Sedna circles the sun at a distance of almost 8 billion miles and d...

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SpaceX launches communication satellite, ditches old booster

SpaceX launches communication satellite, ditches old booster

Elon Musk's SpaceX announced back in February a year ago that, in late 2018, it would fly two paying space tourists around the Moon and back to Earth. There are also some concerns about the Falc...

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Trump orders 'immediate steps' to boost coal, nuclear plants

Trump orders 'immediate steps' to boost coal, nuclear plants

MEMO POINTS TO DOE'S NATIONAL SECURITY RESPONSIBILITIESIn defense of prompt, alternative action by the department, the draft memo speaks of DOE's position on the NSC and its responsibility, under s...

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Over 120 Pregnant Minke Whales Killed In Japan's Latest Annual Hunt

Over 120 Pregnant Minke Whales Killed In Japan's Latest Annual Hunt

This information was contained in newly published meeting papers from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) Scientific Committee meeting held in Slovenia in May. Japan has hunted whales for centu...

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US Gulf Coast braces for Alberto battering

US Gulf Coast braces for Alberto battering

Sustained winds from the season's first named storm had dropped to 45 miles per hour before coming ashore about 4:45 p.m. - down from 65 miles per hour Sunday night . Weakening is forecast over the n...

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Europe to ban straws, cutlery and other common throwaway plastics

Europe to ban straws, cutlery and other common throwaway plastics

Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen explained during the release of the proposal though that a separate collection target for single-use bottles will indeed apply in 2025, equal to the "median ...

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Kinder Morgan Canada shares move higher after deal to sell Trans Mountain

Kinder Morgan Canada shares move higher after deal to sell Trans Mountain

The plan announced Tuesday has several stages - construction will continue this year with a Federal loan guarantee as the deal is finalized; the government will look for a new owner or owners to t...

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Canada To Buy Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Expansion Project

Canada To Buy Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Expansion Project

Construction will continue through the 2018 season and the federal government will sell it to one or more new owners when "appropriate". Steve Kean, chairman and chief executive of Kinder Morgan Ca...

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Tropical storm warning issued for part of Tampa Bay area

Tropical storm warning issued for part of Tampa Bay area

Some areas could see up to 15 inches or rain. Hotels along the Emerald Coast were seeing some cancellations, but not many. Manatee residents should be ready for swaths of rain as Alberto moves n...

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NDP Poised For Majority Says Forum Poll

NDP Poised For Majority Says Forum Poll

Al Smith, who drove the roughly 40 km from Beamsville, Ont., said it was a "smear campaign", and accused the Liberals of "playing with people's emotions rather than giving them the facts". "We will pu...

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Unai Emery seeking fresh start for PSG star Adrien Rabiot

Unai Emery seeking fresh start for PSG star Adrien Rabiot

I hope he will bring new tactical ideas and spirit to Arsenal, and I hope he will succeed. "The formal recommendation to the board was supported by a 100-page dossier with references, analysis, vide...

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Trump increases economic isolation of Venezuela after Maduro reelection

Trump increases economic isolation of Venezuela after Maduro reelection

United States spokespeople claim that the measures are aimed at preventing a "firesale" of the country's assets by corrupt officials looking for kickbacks. The EU had warned in April that it would c...

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YouTube launches subscription music service, renames Red YouTube Premium

YouTube launches subscription music service, renames Red YouTube Premium

Will you be subscribing to YouTube Premium when it launches in Canada? The price for this service is $11.99 per month, and it includes YouTube Premium Music. What you want to focus on is YouTube ...

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Scientists probe suspicious rise in CFCs

Scientists probe suspicious rise in CFCs

The UN Environment said: "The Scientific Assessment Panel of the Montreal Protocol , which includes the authors of the report , will finalise its quadrennial assessment by the end of the year and ...

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Apple's proposed North Carolina campus is nearly a 'done deal'

Apple's proposed North Carolina campus is nearly a 'done deal'

Numerous first new hires at the facility will be call center workers. "As we do on many economic development efforts, the Governor's office worked closely with the legislature and other interested p...

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RED Hydrogen One heading to AT&T and Verizon this summer

RED Hydrogen One heading to AT&T and Verizon this summer

Today, both AT&T and Verizon announced they will be carrying the RED Hydrogen One . It has a 5.7-inch screen that's created to offer a 4-View (4V) "holographic mode" which displays a "better th...

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