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BC judge expands pipeline injunction as protesters use ‘calculated’ defiance

BC judge expands pipeline injunction as protesters use ‘calculated’ defiance Pending their approval, the sale would be finalized sometime in August or September. "We are pleased to reach agreement on a transaction that benefits the people of Canada, TMEP shippers and KML shareholders", said Kinder Morgan Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Steve Kean. [Full Article...]

Scientists Just Found a 240-Million-Year-Old "Mother of All Lizards"

Scientists Just Found a 240-Million-Year-Old This Megachirella fossil thus pulls our evolutionary timeline of lizards back by 75 million years, since there was no prior evidence that any were alive back then. The data was analysed using state of the art methods to assess relationships across species, revealing that the once enigmatic reptile was actually the oldest known squamate. [Full Article...]

Fear of big cats 'zoo break' sparks lockdown in German town

Fear of big cats 'zoo break' sparks lockdown in German town He said a bear had been shot. German media reports have suggested the animals' enclosures were damaged in a storm, after a river overflowed and damaged fences. Official were now examining whether the animals should be moved to another zoo while clear-up operations continue. This June 28, 2016 image show the lions Malor (behind) and the mother Lira in their enclosure in the Eifel Zoo, western ... [Full Article...]

Australian Great Barrier Reef has already undergone 5 near-extinction scenarios

For the last 30,000 years the Great Barrier Reef has experienced all kinds of sea level rises, temperature changes, and sediment increases. An global study led by Australian researchers on Tuesday revealed that the country's iconic Great Barrier Reef has survived five "death events" linked with climate changes. [Full Article...]

Jim Caldwell's Forecast | Strong storms possible today

Jim Caldwell's Forecast | Strong storms possible today The strongest winds are on the eastern side of the circulation and the heaviest rain is on the western side where we already have numerous counties under flash flood warnings. Lifeguards posted red flags along the white sands of Pensacola Beach, where swimming and wading were banned amid high surf and risky conditions. Heavy downpours were expected to begin lashing parts of Florida, Louisiana, M... [Full Article...]

'Certainty is increased': Notley on federal plan to buy Trans Mountain expansion

'Certainty is increased': Notley on federal plan to buy Trans Mountain expansion During the call, the federal government said Trudeau "reiterated" the federal government's jurisdiction over interprovincial pipelines, and noted that the Government of Canada "is confident that, with this agreement, it is upholding the trust Canadians have placed in the government". [Full Article...]

Canada to buy major pipeline to ensure it gets built

Canada to buy major pipeline to ensure it gets built Morneau said in return, the company will move forward with its plan to twin the pipeline this summer, while the sale is finalized, which is expected to happen in August. Analysts have said China is eager to get access to Canada's oil, but largely gave up hope that a pipeline to the Pacific coast would be built. Ottawa is pressing ahead, firmly of the opinion there is no doubt about its jurisdi... [Full Article...]

Wind, forward speed picks up as Alberto becomes more tropical

Wind, forward speed picks up as Alberto becomes more tropical The governors of Florida, Alabama and MS all declared states of emergency ahead of the storm. Destin and Panama City Beach are within the watch area. About 400 customers along Florida's Tampa Bay and in the Panhandle were without power Monday morning, according to Florida's Division of Emergency Management. [Full Article...]

Subtropical Storm Alberto brings rain, wind gusts to Northeast Florida

Subtropical Storm Alberto brings rain, wind gusts to Northeast Florida There is still a 30 percent chance of showers or a thunderstorm on Sunday, but we'll take the silver lining. Alberto will continue to impact Middle Georgia through the middle of the week, bringing more heavy rainfall to the area. Along the Gulf Coast and Big Bend, some mandatory and some voluntary evacuations were underway Sunday after a forecast for a 2- to 4-foot storm surge. [Full Article...]

Ebola vaccinations to get underway in Congo following deadly outbreak

Ebola vaccinations to get underway in Congo following deadly outbreak Two of the patients later died, while the third returned to the centre in the city of Mbandaka . Another patient left on Saturday, but was found alive the same day and is under observation, he said . The newest cases confirmed by WHO occurred in Wangata, a health zone in Mbandaka , a city on the Congo River and boasting a population of about a million. [Full Article...]

Mystery 'Wolf-Like' Animal Reportedly Shot In Montana, Baffles Wildlife Officials

Mystery 'Wolf-Like' Animal Reportedly Shot In Montana, Baffles Wildlife Officials It's been a week since a farmer in the U.S. state of Montana shot dead a large, "wolf-like" creature and wildlife experts are still baffled as to what it is. Taking a look at it, even the Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Park officials couldn't say for certainty what it was. These are just facts. "We have no idea what animal it is, only the results of genetic testing can show that", said spokesma... [Full Article...]

US Gulf Coast braces for Alberto battering

US Gulf Coast braces for Alberto battering Flash flooding is also possible. Tropical downpours will move northward into NCFL starting on Sunday . By midday on Sunday , the storm was about 240 miles (386 km) northwest of Key West, Florida , according to the U.S. Florida, Alabama and MS launched emergency preparations on Saturday . "It's still way too early to forecast the amount of rainfall this system will produce for the local are... [Full Article...]

Storm Alberto showing 'TROPICAL characteristics' as it is expected to make LANDFALL

Storm Alberto showing 'TROPICAL characteristics' as it is expected to make LANDFALL At the moment its growth is being hindered by strong winds in the upper atmosphere, but as the storm tracks northwards these winds are expected to ease, allowing the storm to complete its transition into a fully tropical system. The governors of Florida, Alabama and MS declared states of emergency Saturday . Tropical Storm Warnings now include the majority of the west coast of Florida. [Full Article...]

NOAA predicts near- or above-normal 2018 hurricane season

NOAA predicts near- or above-normal 2018 hurricane season The Northern Hemisphere could see up to four major hurricanes during the 2018 season, experts are predicting. The Eastern Pacific outlook calls for a 70 percent probability of 14 to 20 named storms, of which 7 to 12 are expected to become hurricanes, including 3 to 7 major hurricanes. [Full Article...]

Trump Signs Space Policy Directive-2 Initiating Reform of Commercial Space Regulations

Trump Signs Space Policy Directive-2 Initiating Reform of Commercial Space Regulations Space Policy Directive-2 (SPD-2) is another step towards bolstering our nation's dedication to uncovering new knowledge, protecting our national security, developing breakthrough technologies, and creating new jobs. There are many innovative companies across this nation working hard to build a bright future in space, and our policies should help ensure their success on all fronts. [Full Article...]

Corbyn 'still believes in a united Ireland'

Corbyn 'still believes in a united Ireland' The Labour leader visited an Irish border bridge on Friday as part of his two-day tour of the country. They also challenged him to meet families of IRA murder victims and "listen to what they have to say", adding that Mr Corbyn was "plain wrong" in his assertion that the majority of people on the island of Ireland support unification. [Full Article...]

United States astronaut Alan Bean dead at 86

United States astronaut Alan Bean dead at 86 And for years, Alan and I never missed a month where we did not have a cheeseburger together at Miller's Café in Houston . In 1998 NASA oral history, Bean recalled his excitement at preparing to fly to the moon. The paintings sometimes included footprints from a molding of the boots he wore on the moon along with pieces of his spacesuit patches and a sprinkling of their moondust residue. [Full Article...]

Florida, Alabama, Mississippi under state of emergencies as Alberto approaches

Florida, Alabama, Mississippi under state of emergencies as Alberto approaches Subtropical Storm Alberto has formed over the northwestern Caribbean Sea. The center of the storm is forecasted to come over the Alabama-Florida border. The storm is expected to approach the USA northern Gulf Coast on the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, according to the latest National Weather Service (NWS) advisory . [Full Article...]

Study points out Pluto is formed of numerous comets

Study points out Pluto is formed of numerous comets The new theory is detailed in paper available on the arXiv server and is due to be published in the journal Icarus . Focusing largely on an area of Pluto known as Sputnik Planitia , the scientists explain that the chemical composition of the region - packed with nitrogen - seems to match up shockingly well with that of a well-studied comet. [Full Article...]

Singh says No to Trans Mountain, maybe to running in BC byelection

Singh says No to Trans Mountain, maybe to running in BC byelection Premier Scott Moe wants the federal government to "take up residence" in B.C.to get Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project built. "They've made some decisions, and we're going to inflict pain on those economic decisions so they understand what they've done". [Full Article...]


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