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TransCanada Corp.'s long-troubled Keystone XL oil pipeline project hit another roadblock as a U.S. District Court in Montana ruled it must wait for a further environmental review. TransCanada said in a statement to BNN Bloomberg that the company is reviewing the USA judge's ruling on Keystone XL. It has become the focal point of a decade-long dispute that pits Democrats, environmental groups and Native American tribes who warn of pollution and increased greenhouse gas emissions against ...
  • Rivers flood as death toll rises from Hurricane Florence

    Rivers flood as death toll rises from Hurricane Florence

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    But with radar showing parts of the storm over six Southeastern states and flood worries spreading into southern Virginia and West Virginia, North and SC were still in the bull's-eye. The National Weather Service continues to warn of life-threatening flash flooding and river flooding. A campaign sign is under water on Pamlico St in Belhaven, N.C.
  • SpaceX name FIRST PERSON it will take around the Moon

    SpaceX name FIRST PERSON it will take around the Moon

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    He continued: "Ever since I was a kid, I have loved the moon ... just staring at the moon filled my imagination ... it's continued to inspire humanity, and that's why I could not pass up this opportunity to see the moon up close". The first space tourist was Dennis Tito, an American businessman who in 2001 paid some $20million to fly on a Russian spaceship to the International Space Station.
  • Tropical Storm Florence to batter U.S. for days, officials warn

    Tropical Storm Florence to batter U.S. for days, officials warn

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    The father of the child, who was also in the house, was transported to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center with injuries, police added, without releasing the names of the casualties. "That is a lot of rain and all that rain runs off into the rivers and we've been talking about this - there is elevation as you get further west into North Carolina".
  • NOAA: Sub-Tropical Storm Joyce Projected Path, Spaghetti Models

    NOAA: Sub-Tropical Storm Joyce Projected Path, Spaghetti Models

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    Winds of up to 80mph could hit the county on Monday night, forecasters warned. As three powerful storms march one by one across the Atlantic Ocean toward the U.S. The storm is likely to die out by Wednesday. Florence is expected to slow down as it approaches the Carolina coast over the next several days. "The deepest water will occur along the immediate coast in areas of onshore winds, where the surge will be accompanied by large and destructive waves", the NHC said.
  • Can you return to Hilton Head, Beaufort Co. after Hurricane Florence evacuation?

    Can you return to Hilton Head, Beaufort Co. after Hurricane Florence evacuation?

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    Residents in eight counties along the coast - Jasper, Beaufort, Colleton, Charleston , Dorchester , Berkeley , Georgetown and Horry - must begin evacuating by noon Tuesday, McMaster said at a news briefing. The storm is so huge that SC won't be spared even if it escapes the eye of the hurricane. Its centre will move between Bermuda and the Bahamas on Tuesday and Wednesday and approach the coast of South or North Carolina on Thursday, the National Hurricane Centre said.
  • Florence weakens to Category 2 hurricane but still life-threatening: NHC

    Florence weakens to Category 2 hurricane but still life-threatening: NHC

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    SC ordered the mandatory evacuation of 1 million coastal residents while North Carolina ordered an evacuation of the Outer Banks, barrier islands that are a popular tourist destination. Despite the drop in maximum sustained winds, forecasters stress that this hurricane is not to be taken lightly. Thousands of Marines and their families evacuated from Camp Lejeune, leaving the rest to dig in ahead of what could be a direct hit.
  • Hurricane watch issued for Lowcountry coast; Florence maintains Category 4 strength

    Hurricane watch issued for Lowcountry coast; Florence maintains Category 4 strength

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    East Coast. In the Pacific, Hurricane Olivia is now a Category 1 storm with winds of 75 mph, and is approximately 595 miles east-northeast of Hilo, Hawaii, as of 5 p.m. Farther north into the Delmarva Peninsula, residents of New Jersey, Pennsylvania and NY and coastal and inland areas should also monitor the storm and prepare in case the forecast shifts to the north and east.
  • Could Florence threaten Cape Cod as a hurricane?

    Could Florence threaten Cape Cod as a hurricane?

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    The Hurricane Center is forecasting a turn toward the west-northwest with a further decrease in forward speed expected later Thursday, followed by a turn toward the west by the weekend. East Coast next week has increased", according to the 11 a.m. NHC forecast discussion. Some forecast models showed Florence slamming into land by late next week, while others indicated the storm would curve away from shore.
  • Gordon makes landfall on Gulf Coast

    Gordon makes landfall on Gulf Coast

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    The then-tropical storm made landfall around 10 p.m. and brought with it heavy rains and strong winds. The storm was expected to reach coastal Mississippi and Louisiana by late Tuesday and move inland over the lower Mississippi Valley on Wednesday.
  • Piper Perabo Arrested at Brett Kavanaugh Senate Hearing

    Piper Perabo Arrested at Brett Kavanaugh Senate Hearing

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    That would allow Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell , Republican of Kentucky, to tee up votes on the floor confirming Kavanaugh during the last week of September. On Wednesday, Durbin challenged Kavanaugh on the grounds that the girl had satisfied all of Texas's prerequisites to obtaining an abortion, including an ultrasound and securing a judicial bypass to parental consent requirements.
  • Chaos mars hearing for Trump Supreme Court pick

    Chaos mars hearing for Trump Supreme Court pick

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    Kavanaugh is likely to be questioned about his views on investigating sitting presidents and Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election and possible collusion between Moscow and Trump's campaign.
  • Peak Hurricane Season Here, Tropical Threats May Form in Atlantic During September

    Peak Hurricane Season Here, Tropical Threats May Form in Atlantic During September

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    The tropical wave that would become Hurricane Irma left Africa a year ago on Monday. Coupled with less wind shear, this makes for a flawless scenario for a tropical storm. In the intervening time, Tropical Storm Miriam churned over the jap Pacific with maximum winds of 60 miles per hour. Additional development is anticipated, and a tropical depression could form over the weekend while the system moves west-northwestward near the Cabo Verde Islands.
  • Trump's clean energy plan lowers costs for all Americans: EPA's Andrew Wheeler

    Trump's clean energy plan lowers costs for all Americans: EPA's Andrew Wheeler

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    The implementation of those rules were halted by the Supreme Court in 2016, to give the courts time to consider the arguments over whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had exceeded its legal authority. "The Obama administration and their plan were really engaged in social engineering and that is not the role of the US E.P.A.", said Andrew Wheeler, Acting Administrator of the EPA.
  • JUST IN: Subtropical Storm Ernesto forms

    JUST IN: Subtropical Storm Ernesto forms

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    In some ways it's a distinction without a difference for everyone but meteorologists. The National Hurricane Center said Lane was centered about 1,135 east-southeast of Hilo and was moving west-northwest at 15 miles per hour. With the dust contributing drier air into parts of the atmosphere, that's not a good thing when it comes to a tropical wave looking to develop. Another subtropical cyclone formed today marking the fourth time this season a tropical system acquired hybrid structures.
  • Monsanto: 'The jury got it wrong' in cancer lawsuit

    Monsanto: 'The jury got it wrong' in cancer lawsuit

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    Nearly three-fourths of the samples tested had glyphosate levels higher than what EWG scientists consider protective of children's health with an adequate margin of safety. The France-based International Agency for Research on Cancer, which is part of the World Health Organization, classified glyphosate as a "probable human carcinogen" in 2015.
  • NASA launches world's first mission to 'touch' the Sun

    NASA launches world's first mission to 'touch' the Sun

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    The findings will also make critical contributions to our ability to forecast changes in Earth's space environment that affect life and technology on Earth. With a communication lag time of 16 minutes, the spacecraft must fend for itself at the sun. Its maximum velocity around the sun will reach 430,000 miles per hour, making it the fastest human-made object to orbit a celestial body.
  • Meteor shower lights up skies over Europe

    Meteor shower lights up skies over Europe

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    This picture, taking in the Milky Way, was taken in Tannourine, LebanonJOSEPH EID/AFP/GETTY IMAGESA girl in Kozjak settles in for the long haul. The meteors are called Perseids because they seem to dart out of the constellation Perseus. The showers appear directly overhead, and on a clear night sky, you could expect to see about 60 meteors per hour . The days after the peak will also provide nice, dark skies as well! You can see both faint and bright meteors with the naked eye, making for ...
  • Perseid August 2018: When can I see the meteor shower?

    Perseid August 2018: When can I see the meteor shower?

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    This year is an excellent one for the Perseids , because they will reach their maximum on a new moon weekend; without any bright moonlight, skywatchers will be able to see many fainter streaks. This year it will be at its peak on the evenings of August 11 and 12. The best viewing conditions this weekend will likely be over the northern and central Great Plains as well as parts of the Midwest, where skies are expected to be generally clear.
  • Philly-Born Space Explorer Set to Become First

    Philly-Born Space Explorer Set to Become First "Corporate Astronaut"

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    Following SpaceX's first demonstration mission without humans aboard Crew Dragon targeted for November 2018, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will be the first two NASA astronauts to fly in the Dragon spacecraft. It was back in September 2014 when NASA first announced that SpaceX and Boeing would fly NASA astronauts to and from the International Space Station.
  • U.S. EPA aims to roll back car-mileage standards

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    The Trump administration on Thursday proposed weakening Obama-era mileage standards created to make cars more fuel efficient and less polluting, a major rollback already being challenged in the courts by California and other states. The Obama administration and the automakers reached an agreement on the emissions and fuel-efficiency standards in 2012. "The fundamental question associated with this mandate is clear: who should decide what types of cars consumers should buy, consumers ...