Flash flood, landslide warnings issued as Hurricane Lane nears Hawaii

Hurricane Lane , threatening a direct hit as Hawaii's worst storm in a quarter century, churned towards the main island of Oahu on Thursday as schools, government offices and business closed while residents stocked up on supplies and boarded up hom... More..

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Old Arctic ice did not survive global warming
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Old Arctic ice did not survive global warming

Now, scientists say, the oldest and thickest ice in the Arctic is beginning to break up . The melting of the glacier may pose a threat to the survival of seals and polar bears in the region, reports Scienc...More..

Hawaii braces for Hurricane Lane
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Hawaii braces for Hurricane Lane

As Hurricane Lane barrels toward the Hawaiian Islands, people there are bracing for the worst. Hurricane Lane, threatening a direct hit as Hawaii's worst storm in a quarter century, churned towards the ...More..

Eerie Skyglow Called 'Steve' Isn't an Aurora, Is 'Completely Unknown' to Science
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Eerie Skyglow Called 'Steve' Isn't an Aurora, Is 'Completely Unknown' to Science

It was a magnificent, mysterious, borderline-miraculous sight, and the group of citizen sky-watchers who witnessed it chose to give the phenomenon a fittingly majestic name: "Steve". The satellite just happened...More..

How the Trump administration is rolling back plans for clean power
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

How the Trump administration is rolling back plans for clean power

Michelle Bloodworth, president of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, a trade group that represents coal producers, called the new rule a marked departure from the "gross overreach" of the Obam...More..

Contact lenses are causing environmental pollution
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Contact lenses are causing environmental pollution

But given the estimated 45 million wearers of contact lenses in the US alone, Halden and postdoctoral student Charlie Rolsky got to thinking: how many millions of people are disposing of these plastics improp...More..

by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

‘Abrupt thaw’ of permafrost beneath lakes could significantly affect climate change models

Also germane to the discussion is the fact that this region under the Arctic landscape contains a huge reserve of organic carbon that has, until recently, been safely contained by the frozen soil of the permafr...More..

Hawaii residents dig in as Hurricane Lane nears
by | Thursday, August 23, 2018

Hawaii residents dig in as Hurricane Lane nears

A Category 5 hurricane is headed for Hawaii with wind speeds up to 160 miles per hour. After smashing into the Big Island, the storm is expected to head north over the islands of Maui, Lanai and Moloka'i ...More..

Meet Steve: the mysterious purple ribbon in the sky
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Meet Steve: the mysterious purple ribbon in the sky

And, in marked contrast to the Northern Lights, STEVE often extends for 600 miles in a vertical fashion, which is quite different from the more wavy Northern Lights. "With Steve what's happening is we can't fin...More..

Hurricane Lane Strengthens to a Category 5 Storm
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Hurricane Lane Strengthens to a Category 5 Storm

After a miss to the south from Hector earlier in August, Lane looks poised to, at the very least, come even closer to the island chain later this week. A Hurricane Warning has been issued for the Big Island, a ...More..

Paul Manafort found guilty on eight counts in U.S. court
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Paul Manafort found guilty on eight counts in U.S. court

He wouldn't say whether his client will appeal. Manafort now is facing another trial, set in September in Washington . His trial is the first stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigatio...More..

Hurricane Lane nears Hawaii as state braces for heavy rain, powerful winds
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Hurricane Lane nears Hawaii as state braces for heavy rain, powerful winds

Damaging tropical storm force winds could begin as early as Wednesday night in Maui County, with unsafe hurricane force winds possible starting Thursday, the weather service said. Very heavy rainfall is e...More..

by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Hurricane watch issued for Hawaii's Big Island, Maui as Lane nears

Hurricane Lane, a Category 4 storm, is expected to make a dangerously close encounter with the Hawaiian Islands over the next several days. The storm is now moving westward at 12 miles per hour (19 km/h) and ...More..

EPA plans to roll back emissions standards on power plants
by | Wednesday, August 22, 2018

EPA plans to roll back emissions standards on power plants

President Donald Trump has been obsessed with protecting and expanding the use of coal, one of the dirtiest fuels and a huge contributor to global warming. Although it is unlikely to dramatically alter the ...More..

Australia's Turnbull survives leadership vote; Dutton leaves
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Australia's Turnbull survives leadership vote; Dutton leaves

Abbott is now a vocal backbencher and is widely seen as a key instigator of the move against the prime minister this week, which has left Turnbull heading a party where 35 people do not want him as leader. Abb...More..

Australia ramps up aid to farmers as drought bites
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Australia ramps up aid to farmers as drought bites

Turnbull also announced the appointment of recently retired Major General Stephen Day as National Drought Co-ordinator. Among the measures included in the new package are as much as A$75 million in handou...More..

Impacts of Lane Increasingly Likely with Latest Hurricane Forecast
by | Monday, August 20, 2018

Impacts of Lane Increasingly Likely with Latest Hurricane Forecast

However, by Wednesday morning, current forecast models have Lane a Category 1 storm circulating 80 mph winds located about 300 miles south-southwest of Hilo and 240 miles south of South Point. A large swell gen...More..

Scientists have discovered a piece of amber is an amazing ancient creature
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

Scientists have discovered a piece of amber is an amazing ancient creature

Unlike flowering plants, or angiosperms, gymnosperms had a simple fertilisation strategy. Importantly, this exquisitely preserved beetle ( Cretoparacucujus cycadophilus ) exhibits physical characteristics con...More..

Storm Ernesto Set To Unleash Heavy Rain And Strong Winds
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

Storm Ernesto Set To Unleash Heavy Rain And Strong Winds

Subtropical Storm Ernesto looks set to bring wet and windy weather to parts of the United Kingdom this weekend, as it makes its way over the Atlantic. "It will then will be picked up by mid-latitude westerli...More..

Trump suspects DOJ official Bruce Ohr's clearance will be revoked
by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

Trump suspects DOJ official Bruce Ohr's clearance will be revoked "quickly"

Most recently, Ohr has come under scrutiny for his alleged dealings with the author of the anti-Trump dossier and potentially secret meetings with Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS. There has been speculation, accor...More..

Storm Ernesto set to hit Lancashire with heavy rain and wind
by | Friday, August 17, 2018

Storm Ernesto set to hit Lancashire with heavy rain and wind

Northern England, parts or Ireland and southern Scotland are all most likely to feel the brunt of the heavy storm. It is expected to be a sub-tropical storm by the time it hits these shores, and Mr Eagleton s...More..

Gaganyaan to Take Indian Astronaut to Space by 2022: PM Modi
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Gaganyaan to Take Indian Astronaut to Space by 2022: PM Modi

The basic design made for the space capsule is for carrying three people. "Now all the process will start". The test was critical for a manned mission as it could be needed for pulling out crew members in case ...More..

Subtropical depression strengthens into Subtropical Storm Ernesto
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Subtropical depression strengthens into Subtropical Storm Ernesto

Ernesto was located over 1,000 miles northeast of Bermuda and was moving northward, according to the National Hurricane Center on Wednesday morning. Ernesto is the fifth named storm of 2018 and the fourth sto...More..

Florida Declares State of Emergency Over Red Tide
by | Thursday, August 16, 2018

Florida Declares State of Emergency Over Red Tide

The version of red tide now in bloom along the coast is Karenia Brevis , also known as Florida Red Tide. Dead marine life has washed up on beaches along the Gulf Coast. The order will address impacts of red ...More..

NASA launches first mission to 'touch Sun'
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

NASA launches first mission to 'touch Sun'

Additionally, the third stage includes the STAR 49BV solid rocket motor, which is created to place the spacecraft into its final trajectory. Parker probe's findings should help scientists predict these sola...More..

NASA launches Parker Solar Probe in mission to 'touch' the Sun
by | Tuesday, August 14, 2018

NASA launches Parker Solar Probe in mission to 'touch' the Sun

The probe, about the size of a vehicle, will fly through the Sun's atmosphere and will come as close as 3.8 million miles to the star's surface, well within the orbit of Mercury and more than seven times clos...More..

Here's how and when to watch the Perseid meteor shower
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Here's how and when to watch the Perseid meteor shower

National Weather Service said. Reaching its peak visibility this weekend, a number of eager stargazers were dazzled by last night's (11 August) astronomical show, where a number of lovely shooting stars and g...More..

Shark Teeth 25 Million Years Old Found By Amateur in Australia
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Shark Teeth 25 Million Years Old Found By Amateur in Australia

The shark was about twice the length of a normal great white shark. "These teeth are of global significance, as they represent one of just three associated groupings of Carcharocles angustidens teeth in the...More..

NASA spacecraft blasts off toward sun for closest look yet
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

NASA spacecraft blasts off toward sun for closest look yet

The craft will endure extreme heat while zooming through the solar corona to study the Sun's outer atmosphere that gives rise to the solar winds. The shield should enable the spacecraft to survive its close s...More..

NASA postpones launch of probe to study sun at close range
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

NASA postpones launch of probe to study sun at close range

The probe will dip inside this tenuous atmosphere, sampling conditions, and getting to just 6.16 million km (3.83 million miles) from the Sun's broiling "surface". "The sun is full of mysteries", said Nicky Fox...More..