Saturday December 7-th, 2019

Sorority convention in New Orleans cut short by Barry Sorority convention in New Orleans cut short by Barry

President Donald Trump on Thursday night declared a federal declaration of emergency for Louisiana , authorizing the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate all disaster relief efforts. But Mayor LaToya ...

Japan's Hayabusa2 space probe makes history Japan's Hayabusa2 space probe makes history

To get at those crucial materials, in April an "impactor" was sacked from Hayabusa2 towards Ryugu in a risky process that created a crater on the asteroid's surface and stirred up material that had not previously been exposed to the atmosphere.

CCC: UK government failing to act on climate change CCC: UK government failing to act on climate change

Lord Deben, CCC chairman, said: "It's time for the Government to show it takes its responsibilities seriously". A Government spokesperson said: "As the CCC recognises, we are the first major economy to legislate for net zero emissions, have cleaned...

Supermassive black holes 'on collision course' spotted by Hubble astronomers Supermassive black holes 'on collision course' spotted by Hubble astronomers

There's really nothing in the universe that can compare to the awesome power of a supermassive black hole. Astronomers don't have to wait much longer for their first glimpse of one of the biggest supermassive black holes collision in the cosmos.

Shakeup at NASA as space agency scrambles to meet Trump moon mandate Shakeup at NASA as space agency scrambles to meet Trump moon mandate

Ken Bowersox, a former NASA astronaut and agency official, will take Gerstenmaier's place as the head of human exploration. He was given a new position as special advisor to NASA's deputy administrator which for Gerstenmaier, and for all of the astut...

Cave bones reveal modern humans not so modern after all Cave bones reveal modern humans not so modern after all

The travellers to Greece evidently left no descendants alive today. They seemed to have been around for several thousands of years. Homo sapiens replaced Neanderthals across Europe for good around 45,000-35,000 years ago, in what was long con...

India’s Heavy Rocket ‘Bahubali’ Gearing up for Moon India’s Heavy Rocket ‘Bahubali’ Gearing up for Moon

In just four days times, India is set to launch its Chandrayaan-2 Moon mission from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre on the east coast of the country. During the dry run, space scientists simulated a blast-off of the rocket, an 18 minute flight befor...

Japan lands spacecraft on distant asteroid to collect samples Japan lands spacecraft on distant asteroid to collect samples

FILE - This Feb. 22, 2019, file image released by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) shows the shadow, center above, of the Hayabusa2 spacecraft after its successful touchdown on the asteroid Ryugu. Thursday's mission was to land inside th...

Antarctic glacier on brink of melting causing catastrophic rise in sea levels Antarctic glacier on brink of melting causing catastrophic rise in sea levels

That ice loss is a part of a broader trend: The complete Antarctic ice sheet is melting nearly 6 times as fast as it did 40 years in the past. Also, Antarctica is an ice leviathan. "(The size of) a cavity under a glacier plays an important role i...

150000 years: 'Oldest remains' outside Africa reset human migration clock

Specimens from sites in the Levant (modern day Israel, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan) suggest the first wave of modern humans out of Africa were replaced by Neanderthals , before the final, more successful human migration later on. The oldest known ...

NASA Awards SpaceX A Contract To Launch Black Hole Spacecraft NASA Awards SpaceX A Contract To Launch Black Hole Spacecraft

The total cost for the project is around $50.3 million. "IXPE will serve as SpaceX's sixth contracted mission under NASA's [Launch Services Program], two of which were successfully launched in 2016 and 2018, increasing the agency's scientific o...

NOAA: Get Ready For More Coastal Flooding In The Near Future NOAA: Get Ready For More Coastal Flooding In The Near Future

But the East Coast averaged twice as much flooding. National forecasters say high tide flooding hit record levels in some parts of North Carolina and expect it to be more common over the next 30 years. "High tide flooding, water over land that's st...

EA Chair responds to Committee on Climate Change Adaptation Report EA Chair responds to Committee on Climate Change Adaptation Report

It says a priority for the next year should be a commitment by government to ban all biodegradable waste from landfill by 2025, with a longer-term aim of limitingemissions from non-biodegradable wastes. Emma Howard Boyd, chair of the Environment Agen...

Environment Agency tells water companies to clean up their act Environment Agency tells water companies to clean up their act

Environment Agency Chair Emma Howard Boyd said water companies would face a tougher regulatory approach with increasing inspections. She said: "Companies should be reflecting on their environmental performance and long-term resilience, if this is ...

President Trump claims administration is helping environment President Trump claims administration is helping environment

Two years ago, Mr Trump announced that the United States was pulling out of the 2105 Paris agreement , which aims to limit global warming well below 2 degrees. Mr Trump, who has dismantled scores of environmental rules and rejected mainstream climat...

Environment Agency says SWW "unacceptable" on pollution

A South West Water spokesman said: "We have an action plan in place to continue to drive improvement, focusing in particular on further reducing those that have a minor or minimal impact on the environment - the only area where the EA assess that w...

Unstable Antarctic Glaciers Could Cause Rapid Sea Level Rise

When you set off this instability, you don't have to continue to force the ice sheet by cranking up temperatures. "It'll keep going by itself, and that's the worry", stated the research's lead author and Georgia Tech professor Alex Robel, in a sta...

US astronomers discover asteroid with shortest year US astronomers discover asteroid with shortest year

The newly discovered asteroid - now called 2019 LF6 - orbits the sun every 151 days, or about the time between January 1 and the last day of May. The asteroid crosses that space in an unusual elliptical roadtrip that brings it closer to the Sun t...

Rainy weekend ahead as Gulf storm organizes, forecasters say Rainy weekend ahead as Gulf storm organizes, forecasters say

If that happens, it could bring heavy rain along Florida's Panhandle, where strong rains still panic local children traumatized by the storm, before heading on a projected westerly path along the coastline toward Louisiana and Texas. At that time, it...

USGS video shows thousands of earthquakes in the past week USGS video shows thousands of earthquakes in the past week

In the first 100 hours since a 6.4 magnitude quake struck near Ridgecrest, a community 150 miles north of Los Angeles, on Thursday, there have been 5,400 mostly small earthquakes . Damage to the hospital includes leaking sprinklers, according to K...

Saturn Brightest in the Night Sky Tuesday Night Saturn Brightest in the Night Sky Tuesday Night

Saturn will be dimmer than Jupiter in the night sky due to the distance, but both will be visible. You could also spot Titan , the planet's largest moon. Start out looking east around sunset, look higher up around midnight and then look west by sunr...

Trump to tout administration's 'environmental leadership' Trump to tout administration's 'environmental leadership'

He is widely seen as vulnerable on that issue ahead of next year's presidential elections. Wheeler told press during a phone call previewing the speech on Monday that he plans to discuss decreases in air pollutants, specifically that "air pollution...

Environment File: Plant trees, save planet Environment File: Plant trees, save planet

A recent study by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology gives an estimate of the number of trees humans need to plant to banish the imminent calamity that is climate change. Thomas Lovejoy, a George Mason University conservation biologist who w...

Largest Ever Expanse of Seaweed the Length of the Atlantic Recorded Largest Ever Expanse of Seaweed the Length of the Atlantic Recorded

But extreme quantities can harm ecosystems, sucking the oxygen from swaths of the ocean, synthesizing unsafe toxins and simply get in the way of marine life. They also theorize another big concern could be at play - a change in the ocean's chemistry....

Whale meat fetches 'celebration prices' after Japanese hunt:The Asahi Shimbun Whale meat fetches 'celebration prices' after Japanese hunt:The Asahi Shimbun

Whale meat sellers are also anxious about slim demand . Auctions were also held in the northeastern prefectures of Aomori and Miyagi, with certain cuts of the whale snatching up to 15,000 yen per kg at an event in Sendai. The species of whales inc...

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