President Trump tweets about cold temperatures in Midwest

The polar vortex , which sent sub-zero temperatures Wednesday through the Upper Midwest, has also fueled the debate over whether extreme cold weather is the result of climate change driven by increased atmospheric emissions. It's dumb that we're i... More..

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Below-freezing temps to hit 75% of USA residents
by | Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Below-freezing temps to hit 75% of USA residents

The wind chill temperature is more than a catchy forecast term. You know it's bad when northern states like MI and Wisconsin declare emergencies. A Wisconsin congressman is calling President Donald Trump "a...More..

Total Eclipse of the Moon Coming Sunday Evening Jan. 20, 2019
by | Saturday, January 19, 2019

Total Eclipse of the Moon Coming Sunday Evening Jan. 20, 2019

This is the period of totality, where the moon lies entirely in the Earth's umbra (full shadow) and will appear red". "However, our telescopes magnify the moon 100 times which will provide spectacular detai...More..

Total Lunar Eclipse Meets Supermoon Sunday Night
by | Friday, January 18, 2019

Total Lunar Eclipse Meets Supermoon Sunday Night

The name "wolf moon " comes from the Old Farmer's Almanac to refer to a "full moon ". Sunday night, skygazers in the Tampa Bay area will be front-row center for the first total eclipse of the moon in al...More..

NASA spacecraft sends images of icy object past Pluto
by | Saturday, January 05, 2019

NASA spacecraft sends images of icy object past Pluto

The close approach came a half-hour into the new year, and three years after New Horizons' unprecedented swing past Pluto . The next step for NASA will be to download and analyze the data captured, a proce...More..

NASA’s New Horizons discovers Ultima Thule is not one object, but two
by | Thursday, January 03, 2019

NASA’s New Horizons discovers Ultima Thule is not one object, but two

NASA got 2019 started off with a bang, successfully piloting the New Horizons spacecraft on a flyby of Ultimate Thule, an object in the Kuiper Belt , over 4 billion miles from Earth (over 40 times the dis...More..

Aust disappointed by Japan whaling return
by | Friday, December 28, 2018

Aust disappointed by Japan whaling return

The manner in which the government has made a decision to restart commercial whale hunts also raises some questions. I hope they sink before too many more whales die. It's a decision that helps prop up an i...More..

Japan plans to withdraw from IWC to resume commercial whaling
by | Saturday, December 22, 2018

Japan plans to withdraw from IWC to resume commercial whaling

This photo taken on September 14, 2018, shows a meeting of the International Whaling Commission in Florianopolis, Brazil. It then began research whaling to study whale resources. Interested in Japan? Add Japan ...More..

SpaceX to launch U.S. satellite in first national security mission
by | Friday, December 21, 2018

SpaceX to launch U.S. satellite in first national security mission

Due to mission requirements, SpaceX will not attempt to land Falcon 9's first stage after launch. Elon Musk's SpaceX was poised on Tuesday to launch a long-delayed spy satellite for the USA military, mark...More..

Touchdown: NASA's InSight Lands on Mars
by | Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Touchdown: NASA's InSight Lands on Mars

From here, scientists at NASA will begin preparing the lander for its primary mission: studying what's going on beneath the surface of Mars. The mission will help boffins understand the formation of rocky pla...More..

Post Diwali, Delhi grapples with 'very poor' air quality
by | Monday, November 12, 2018

Post Diwali, Delhi grapples with 'very poor' air quality

During Diwali days, four stations recorded "moderate" air quality while three recorded "satisfactory". The permissible limit of PM2.5 is 60 µg/m3 while that of pollutant PM10 is 100 µg/m3. Questioned about th...More..

United States judge halts construction of Keystone XL pipeline
by | Saturday, November 10, 2018

United States judge halts construction of Keystone XL pipeline

That court previously has dealt his administration setbacks in its efforts to deport young immigrants brought illegally to the country as children, as well as its attempt to dismiss a lawsuit brought by 21 youn...More..

Thick Haze, Smog Engulfs Delhi As Air Quality Slips To 'Hazardous'
by | Thursday, November 08, 2018

Thick Haze, Smog Engulfs Delhi As Air Quality Slips To 'Hazardous'

The Air Quality Index (AQI) around Mandir Marg recorded PM 10 levels at 707 and PM 2.5 at 663. "Even if 50% of the total load of toxic fire crackers as compared to Diwali a year ago is added, the prevai...More..

Buhari Congratulates Brazil’s Bolsonaro On Election Victory
by | Sunday, November 04, 2018

Buhari Congratulates Brazil’s Bolsonaro On Election Victory

His brash style and harsh statements have led many to compare him to the U.S. president , referring to him as " Trump of the tropics" or "Brazil's Donald Trump ". Bolsonaro was referring to the hundreds of m...More..

NOAA Winter Outlook: Warmer for Much of the United States
by | Sunday, October 21, 2018

NOAA Winter Outlook: Warmer for Much of the United States

No part of the United States is expected to have below-average temperatures, according to the outlook. The only part of the country that can expect typical winter temperatures will likely be in the Southeast,...More..

Blue Origin wins US Air Force contract for heavy orbital rocket
by | Saturday, October 13, 2018

Blue Origin wins US Air Force contract for heavy orbital rocket

Blue Origin also plans to use some of the money to create a brand new launch site out of the Vandenberg Air Force Base. Blue Origin is developing a launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Northro...More..

Strengthening Hurricane Michael aiming for Florida Panhandle
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Strengthening Hurricane Michael aiming for Florida Panhandle

With the storm next entering the eastern part of the Gulf of Mexico, which has warm water and favorable atmospheric conditions, "there is a real possibility that Michael will strengthen to a major hurricane b...More..

SpaceX lands its first rocket on West Coast ground
by | Monday, October 08, 2018

SpaceX lands its first rocket on West Coast ground

In the launch, scheduled for shortly after 7:20 p.m., a Falcon 9 rocket will carry the satellite SAOCOM 1A to space. After it separated from the second stage, the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket arrested i...More..

Tropical Storm Kirk forms off African coast
by | Monday, September 24, 2018

Tropical Storm Kirk forms off African coast

Forecasters said a faster westward motion across the deep tropical Atlantic Ocean is expected Sunday through Tuesday. "Tomorrow we start with coastal showers and the rain will move inland as the day goes on". "...More..

Death toll rises to 43 in aftermath of Florence
by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

Death toll rises to 43 in aftermath of Florence

Agricultural losses will be in the billions . As floodwaters continued to rise, concerns grew about environmental and health dangers. "It's going to get rough for SC", he told them . Blackhawk helicopters...More..

SpaceX moon passenger to invite artists on journey
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

SpaceX moon passenger to invite artists on journey

He said he hasn't yet decided which artists he plans to invite, but he joked, "if you should hear from me, please say yes and accept my invitation". The trip is set to happen in 2023. The BFS is said to be ab...More..

Japanese Billionaire to Be SpaceX’s First Passenger to the Moon
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Japanese Billionaire to Be SpaceX’s First Passenger to the Moon

This makes him the 14th richest person in Japan . Notable is the fact that Maezawa wishes to take people whose professions have - to date - prevented them from accessing space. SpaceX announced September 17...More..

4 dead as Hurricane Florence drenches the Carolinas
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

4 dead as Hurricane Florence drenches the Carolinas

Now now not lower than 68 people died as a scream result of Storm Harvey , in step with the Nationwide Storm Center. A 78-year-old man was electrocuted at a home on Silver Smith Circle in Kinston early Frida...More..

Storm Helene: Met Office issues 'yellow' alert in Wales
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Storm Helene: Met Office issues 'yellow' alert in Wales

Forecasters at the Met Office have issued severe weather alerts as Hurricane Helene creeps closer to the UK. As Tropical Storm Helene to the east-northeast of Joyce moves away, Joyce is expected to turn...More..

More than 1 million under evacuation as Hurricane Florence nears
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

More than 1 million under evacuation as Hurricane Florence nears

South Carolina's governor ordered the state's entire coastline to be evacuated starting at noon on Tuesday. The storm's first effects were already apparent on barrier islands as unsafe rip currents hit beac...More..