• California lawmakers send strict 'net neutrality' laws to governor
California lawmakers send strict 'net neutrality' laws to governor

Brown, who has 30 days to sign the measure, is already facing pressure from the telecom industry to veto the bill, so open internet advocates are warning Californians to remain vigilant and keep up the pressure. Assembly Bill 2658 , authored by the body's Majority Leader Ian Calderon, D-Whittier, cleared the Assembly on August 27 and is headed to...

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  • Tropical activity increasing in the Atlantic for the Labor Day weekend
Tropical activity increasing in the Atlantic for the Labor Day weekend

According to Met Éireann, however, reports of a tropical storm headed Ireland's way in the coming weeks are somewhat premature, for the time being at least and likely to be wide of the mark. "The National Hurricane Center isnt looking at it for any kind of development". Hurricane season ends November 30, but September 10 is historically the "peak...

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  • Tropical Storm Miriam Forecast to Miss Hawai'i
Tropical Storm Miriam Forecast to Miss Hawai'i

It had maximum sustained winds of fifty miles per hour. A tropical wave about to move off the coast of Africa has piqued the interest of the National Hurricane Center , which is giving it a 20 percent chance of development over the next five days.

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  • Notley announces Alberta will pull out of federal climate plan
Notley announces Alberta will pull out of federal climate plan

The decision is a major stumbling block for the project, said Jan Hasselman of EarthJustice in Seattle, who represented Washington tribes in their opposition to the pipeline expansion before the National Energy Board. "This is a major victory for my community", said Coldwater Indian Band Chief Lee Spahan. He said he was taken aback by the extent...

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  • FRANCE Macron: Europe cannot depend on US for security
FRANCE Macron: Europe cannot depend on US for security

But on France Inter , Hulot said short-term pressures were taking priority in government over the longer-term need to reverse environmental destruction. EU members states had made a decision to extend the pesticide's authorisation for five years instead of the 15 years originally proposed by the European Commission.

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  • California is done with cash bail? Your questions, answered
California is done with cash bail? Your questions, answered

And good riddance! Cash bail is antithetical to a fair justice system, as it disproportionately harms low-income defendants while allowing the rich to escape jail, no problem. Prosecutors have alleged the group was training children to use firearms for an anti-government mission and are fighting to keep the suspects from being released.

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  • White House drafted a statement on John McCain, but never released it
White House drafted a statement on John McCain, but never released it

John McCain of Arizona who died Saturday of brain cancer, in Washington, August 27, 2018. Short said he personally considers McCain "an American hero who served our country nobly". Richard Russell, a Georgia Democrat who held his seat for nearly 40 years. Mr Davis also shared Mr McCain's farewell statement in which he described himself a...

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  • Trump delivers on coal promise
Trump delivers on coal promise

Around 600 coal-fired units at 300 facilities could be covered by the proposed rule. The Environmental Protection Agency has released the new Affordable Clean Energy rule - distinctive from the Clean Power Plan of the Obama years in how it defers any rule-making to the states.

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  • Australian PM under pressure as voter support slides
Australian PM under pressure as voter support slides

Dutton said he respected the outcome of the ballot and fully supported Turnbull. "If the prime minister's own party does not want him, and almost half of his party voted against him remaining prime minister, why should the parliament put up with him?" Conservatives, led by former Prime Minister Tony Abbott , who committed Australia to the Pa...

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  • Your contact lens might be harming the environment; find out how
Your contact lens might be harming the environment; find out how

Ever wonder what happens to disposable contact lenses when it's time to actually dispose of them? The NOAA's National Ocean Service describes micro-plastics as plastic debris less than five millimeters in length, which is risky to fish who misidentify the particles as food.

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  • Do you flush your contact lenses? Here’s why you should stop
Do you flush your contact lenses? Here’s why you should stop

Now, scientists are reporting that throwing these lenses down the drain at the end of their use could be contributing to microplastic pollution in waterways. By tallying this detritus and studying how it persists in this environment, the study provides the first estimate of the potential burden of these tiny plastics, or microplastics.

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  • Impacts of Lane Increasingly Likely with Latest Hurricane Forecast
Impacts of Lane Increasingly Likely with Latest Hurricane Forecast

Although weather officials expect Lane to continue on a westward track today, they forecast the storm to take a turn toward the west-northwest late Tuesday with some weakening around the same time. Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Honolulu said they did not see evidence of a wind shear that was supposed to weaken the storm this morn...

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  • Governor issues emergency proclamation as Lane churns toward Hawaii
Governor issues emergency proclamation as Lane churns toward Hawaii

Rain of this magnitude raises the risk of flash flooding and landslides. In addition, all University of Hawaii campuses were shut down on Maui and the Big Island, as well as Molokai and Lanai. A Hurricane Watch has been issued for Hawaii and Maui counties, and additional Tropical Storm or Hurricane Watches may be required later today or tonight...

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  • Utilities are decarbonizing. Will Trump rule change that?
Utilities are decarbonizing. Will Trump rule change that?

The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed replacing a signature Obama-era policy to combat climate change with a weaker plan that would let states write their own rules on coal-fired power plants, prompting critics to warn of dire environmental and health consequences.

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  • Hurricane Lane, a unsafe Category 4 storm, headed toward Hawaii
Hurricane Lane, a unsafe Category 4 storm, headed toward Hawaii

A statement added: "Large swells generated by Lane will impact the Hawaiian Islands this week". Only four named storms have made landfall in Hawaii since 1959 (two hurricanes and two tropical storms). A hurricane watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area, according to the National Weather Service's (NWS) Central ...

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  • Malcolm Turnbull Declares Leadership Vacant
Malcolm Turnbull Declares Leadership Vacant

According to Nine's political reporter Lane Calcutt, Mr Turnbull's party remains divided and his authority is diminished. "[Foreign Minister] Julie Bishop was the one person who nominated for that role and she's the Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party ".

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  • New storm forms over Atlantic; no threat to Jamaica
New storm forms over Atlantic; no threat to Jamaica

We are near the peak of the season, but the rest of the Atlantic is expected to be quiet for the next week or so. Ernesto will continue to move northeast in the open Atlantic before likely transitioning into an extratropical low pressure system and could impact the United Kingdom in some form by next week, though likely not majorly.

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  • Should you really be scared about weed killer in your cereal?
Should you really be scared about weed killer in your cereal?

The group said the majority of oat products in the study exceeded that level. The Environmental Working Group is disappointed that General Mills and the Quaker Oats Company have brushed aside consumer health concerns raised by new research that found the cancer-causing weed killerglyphosate in Quaker Old Fashioned Oats, Quaker Dinosaur Egg ...

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  • Brace yourself - Irish weather experts issue WARNING as Ernesto rolls in
Brace yourself - Irish weather experts issue WARNING as Ernesto rolls in

Ernesto will be an ex-subtropical storm by the time it reaches the United Kingdom, and should clear into the North Sea over the course of Sunday morning - but will leave a legacy of overcast and muggy conditions. It is also set to be warm and humid throughout the region on Monday. However, the main band of rain is set to arrive in the early hour...

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  • Severe Flood Watches Issued As Cloudy Skies Loom And Rain Continues
Severe Flood Watches Issued As Cloudy Skies Loom And Rain Continues

Some Pennsylvania residents have been evacuated from their flooded homes, and with up to eight more inches of rain predicted in parts of the Northeast, flash flooding could continue to swallow roads and bridges throughout the region. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for the majority of Central PA until 11PM. More rain appeared headed our way fr...

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  • French ecology minister says Roundup cancer ruling marks ‘END OF ARROGANCE'
French ecology minister says Roundup cancer ruling marks ‘END OF ARROGANCE'

Monsanto said it stands by these arguments and they plan to appeal the court's decision. Monsanto, which also makes another similar product called Ranger Pro, has denied glyphosate is linked to cancer, saying hundreds of studies have found the product to be safe.

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  • NASA launched a probe to 'touch the sun'
NASA launched a probe to 'touch the sun'

This is the first time NASA has named a mission after a living individual. "Congratulations to our team and mission partners, we are proud to launch this exceptional spacecraft that will provide invaluable scientific information benefiting all of humankind".

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  • 'Touch the sun' mission: NASA delays launch of Parker Solar Probe
'Touch the sun' mission: NASA delays launch of Parker Solar Probe

It's a historic mission and NASA said it will try again Sunday morning. Here's a look at the mission and what it seeks to achieve. The probe will be 3.9 million miles from the sun's surface, making it the closest spacecraft to the sun's surface in history.

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  • Hundreds of campers rescued as flash floods hit southern France
Hundreds of campers rescued as flash floods hit southern France

Across Norway, ferry companies cancelled crossings Friday. One fireman reported finding adults and children clinging to trees in an effort to escape the floodwater. He was taken by helicopter to a hospital and was in serious condition, police spokesman Henrik Nielsen told public broadcaster DR. More than 400 firefighters and police officers, many...

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  • Annual meteor shower to peak Sunday night
Annual meteor shower to peak Sunday night

The meteors are best seen after midnight and from a dark place outside the city. NASA reports that Comet Swift-Tuttle is the largest solar system object that repeatedly passes close to Earth, and it completes a full orbit every 133 years.

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  • Last solar eclipse of 2018 on 11th
Last solar eclipse of 2018 on 11th

This morning the partial eclipse began at 8.02am UT (9.02am BST) with the Moon beginning to encroach on the Sun. In the course of a year on Earth can occur from 2 to 5 solar eclipses . To observe it in the sky over the Northern part of Europe and Asia. But the Eclipse of August 11, 2018 will be different. It will last for more than three hou...

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  • NASA launches probe to go deep into Sun's scorching atmosphere
NASA launches probe to go deep into Sun's scorching atmosphere

Sunday, momentarily turning night into day in a spectacle visible for miles along the Florida coast. 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 closer than any spacecraft has come before ...

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  • This weekend, watch for the Perseid Meteor Shower
This weekend, watch for the Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseid meteor shower is happening over the weekend, and at its peak viewers should be able to see 60-70 meteors per hour. Make plans now to stay up late or set the alarm early next week to see a cosmic display of " shooting stars " light up the night sky.

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  • What you need to know about NASA's mission to touch the sun
What you need to know about NASA's mission to touch the sun

Through this mission, NASA is hoping to solve decades-old mysteries around what accelerates the solar winds that affect Earth and other planets. The probe is relying on a 4.5 inch carbon heat shield which has taken 10 years to develop and which is so strong it will survive for billions of years even when the rest of the spacecraft has disintegr...

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  • Subtropical Storm Debby develops in the Atlantic
Subtropical Storm Debby develops in the Atlantic

A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Big Island interior, summits, north, east and south, including Kohala and Kona. Hurricane John formed off of Mexico's Pacific coast on Monday, but the storm was projected to move parallel to the coast before wheeling off into the Pacific Ocean later this week, the U.S.

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