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Recruiting Hulot to his government had been a coup for Macron , who has sought to position France as a champion in the fight against environmental degradation and as a counterweight to the climate change attitudes of U.S. "I think it is unusual if we put Denmark in a position where we participate in the tough actions in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation or through different alliances and then when we should invest in stabilization and rebuilding countries, Denmark has to withdraw", he said.
  • How new fuel standards will impact California vehicles

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    The EPA estimates that the new rules would result in a 0.003 degree Celsius difference in the global climate by the year 2100, compared with the Obama-era mandate. The 54 mile per gallon rule might sound high, but when automakers factor in government credits and other loop holes, experts said that the average will be closer to 36 miles per gallon.
  • NASA to announce next generation space flight crew

    NASA to announce next generation space flight crew

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    Although both Boeing and SpaceX still have a few milestones to reach before the launch of their respective astronaut-ferrying spacecraft, NASA is already looking ahead at resuming USA -based crewed spaceflights. If those flights are successful, the companies will be certified by NASA for crew rotation missions. Boeing had planned to start with the pad abort test, which would make use of a "pusher" rocket system created to throw the capsule clear of its launch vehicle in the event of an ...
  • The Countdown To 21st Century's Longest Total Lunar Eclipse Has Begun!

    The Countdown To 21st Century's Longest Total Lunar Eclipse Has Begun!

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    As explained by the CSIRO the Warlpiri people, who live mostly north and west of Alice Springs, say a lunar eclipse is caused when the Sun-woman makes up ground during her threatening pursuit of the Moon-man. "Because lunar eclipses are easy to watch with the unaided eye, you can just go outside and enjoy the view". "This is what is called the first contact when the partial lunar eclipse begins", said the Hyderabad centre's statement.
  • This Is Tropical Storm Chris' Path and Forecast

    This Is Tropical Storm Chris' Path and Forecast

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    Tropical storm force winds extended outward up to 70 miles from the center of the storm on Monday.Tropical storms can have winds reaching 73 mph. At least 24,000 homes and businesses were in the dark in Puerto Rico as the remnants of Hurricane Beryl brought rain and strong winds to the island.
  • Tropical Depression Two forms over the Atlantic this morning

    Tropical Depression Two forms over the Atlantic this morning

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    If it strengthens, it would be named Beryl. The cold front that is expected to bring relief to the area over the weekend will help to keep that area of low pressure out to sea. A tropical wave heading for the Caribbean is now a tropical depression and is headed for the Lesser Antilles. The average hurricane season hurricane season sees 12 named storms and six hurricanes and Colorado State predicted an above-averge season with 14 named storms and seven hurricanes in April.
  • Trump to Announce Supreme Court Nominee on July 9

    Trump to Announce Supreme Court Nominee on July 9

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    While speaking on Air Force One, Trump said he will be interviewing candidates this weekend, adding that he's considering two women for the post, according to NBC News . But he has promised to draw the next justice from a list of 25 prospective candidates that was first established during the 2016 presidential campaign and updated last fall, with advice from conservatives.
  • NASA's Curiosity rover discovers organic matter on Mars

    NASA's Curiosity rover discovers organic matter on Mars

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    And life as we know it requires organic molecules to exist . Organic matter can be one of several things: a record detailing ancient life, a food source for life or something that exists in the place of life. The Curiosity rover, which has travelled 19.3 km since it landed in the Gale crater almost six years ago, detected a number of organic molecules in pieces of Martian mudstone it drilled from the lake bed and heated in its oven.
  • United Nation's Environment Alerts About The Global Plastic Pollution

    United Nation's Environment Alerts About The Global Plastic Pollution

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    The objective of celebrating world environment day is to bring worldwide focus on importance of environment and to stimulate attention and actions for improving the environment. The Prime Minister said, Government aims to provide electricity connection to every household, which will further reduce dependence on environmentally degrading forms of fuel.
  • SpaceX launches communications satellite

    SpaceX launches communications satellite

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    The SES-12 satellite will provide direct-to-home broadcasting, VSAT, Mobility and High Throughput Satellite (HTS) data connectivity services in the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region, including India and Indonesia. After extensive tests and checkout, SES-12 should enter operational service early next year. " SpaceX also is confronting industry doubts about market demand for its Falcon Heavy rocket", it said.
  • New Zealand prepares to slaughter 15000 cows in disease cull

    New Zealand prepares to slaughter 15000 cows in disease cull

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    WELLINGTON , New Zealand New Zealand plans to slaughter about 150,000 cows as it tries to eradicate a strain of disease-causing bacteria from the national herd. "This is a tough call - no one ever wants to see mass culls", she said. Both Government and our industry partners want those farmers to know support is there for them.
  • Apollo moonwalker, artist Alan Bean dies at age 86 in Houston

    Apollo moonwalker, artist Alan Bean dies at age 86 in Houston

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    His wife of 40 years, Leslie Bean, said in the statement that, "Alan was the strongest and kindest man I ever knew". Bean began his aviation career as a fighter pilot for the U.S. Bean is also the fourth NASA moonwalker to pass away in the last two years, following Edgar Mitchell in 2016, Eugene Cernan in 2017, and John Young in January of this year.
  • Trans Mountain supporters hit the Hill for one-day lobbying blitz

    Trans Mountain supporters hit the Hill for one-day lobbying blitz

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    The spill comes days before a deadline set by Kinder Morgan for its controversial Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. Trudeau dispatched Morneau to negotiate a deal with Kinder Morgan in mid-April, a week after the company halted all non-essential spending on the $7.4-billion pipeline pending reassurances from Ottawa that opposition to the project was not going to prevent it from being completed.
  • Storm Alberto gains strength approaching northern Gulf Coast

    Storm Alberto gains strength approaching northern Gulf Coast

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    A water spout, a risky vortex of wind and water, was spotted late Sunday about 7 miles off shore of Alligator Point, Florida, said Roth. Forecasters say heavy rains from Subtropical Storm Alberto could cause flooding across most of SC. 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.
  • Subtropical Storm Alberto forms in western Caribbean

    Subtropical Storm Alberto forms in western Caribbean

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    Friday with a new, full advisory at 10 p.m. An area of low pressure near Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula could morph into a tropical storm in the coming days. Saturday and running to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The start time for the rain and storms associated with Alberto remains fluid. The biggest impacts from Alberto are set to arrive on Monday, Memorial Day , into Tuesday.
  • The Apple drops for Samsung

    The Apple drops for Samsung

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    Apple and Samsung have been at each other's throats over legal issues regarding patent infringements. Meanwhile, the patent trial which kicked off yesterday with jury selection was proved so hard to find unbiased jurors that choosing eight of them from the 74 candidates took an nearly whole day.