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Sci-tech Antarctica ice melting at alarming rate
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Lead author Dr Rob Massom, of the Australian Antarctic Division and the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, said that reduced sea ice coverage since the late 1980s led to increased exposure of ice shelves on the Antarctic Peninsula to ocean swells, causing them to flex and break.

Sci-tech Why Nasa has lost contact with its Opportunity rover on Mars
Author: 0 Why Nasa has lost contact with its Opportunity rover on Mars

The doctors are telling you to give it time, and the vital signs are good. Opportunity has set records for the most travelled surface vehicle on any planet, trundling some 45km. Spirit later got stuck in a sand trap, where it could not angle toward the sun in the winter, and has been silent since 2010. The storm has been growing since the end of May with unprecedented speed.

Sci-tech Melting of Antarctica is speeding up, worrying scientists
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This is unedited, unformatted feed from the Press Trust of India wire. "If the political landscape of a future Antarctica is more concerned with rivalry, and how each country can get the most out of the continent and its oceans, then all protections could be overturned".

Sci-tech Farmers at odds with EPA chief over bio-fuels
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Meanwhile, Pruitt toured a farm in Reliance and spoke with about 50 farmers. He then responded to questions from a number of farmers. Ingraham's call for Pruitt to be replaced as EPA chief also marked one of the first times a key member of the conservative press has broken publicly from supporting him, even amid the scandals surrounding him.

Sci-tech Carbon dioxide reaches another record level in Earth's atmosphere
Author: 0 Carbon dioxide reaches another record level in Earth's atmosphere

The goal is to turn carbon in the air into fuel for cars, boats, and planes. "This is real", he said . Others in the industry welcomed the fact that Carbon Engineering were bringing down costs, but felt that further incentives from governments were needed for carbon capture, utilisation and storage to achieve its potential.

Sci-tech Unhurried hurricanes: Study says tropical cyclones slowing
Author: 0 Unhurried hurricanes: Study says tropical cyclones slowing

In the last 70 years the storms have slowed by ten per cent. Slowdowns over land were higher in some regions (a 20 percent slowdown over land for Atlantic storms, a 30 percent slowdown over land for western North Pacific storms and a 19 percent slowdown over land for storms affecting the Australian region).

Sci-tech United Nations says world choking on plastic as environmental crisis grows
Author: 0 United Nations says world choking on plastic as environmental crisis grows

Solheim said that the environment is a people-centric problem in India . Take a selfie with a reusable alternative you're going to use in its place. "Plastic pollution is now entering our food chain". "While we don't have figures for their use here, what we do know is that plastic straws are nearly impossible to recycle because they of their size and lightness".

Sci-tech Pre-Flown SpaceX Rocket Launches Commercial Communications Satellite
Author: 0 Pre-Flown SpaceX Rocket Launches Commercial Communications Satellite

Monday. According to the mission's press kit , the Falcon 9 rocket's second stage will deploy the satellite 32 minutes and 14 seconds after liftoff. SpaceX will not attempt to recover the first stage-the rocket will instead fall into the ocean. Engineers and technicians with SpaceX are presently assessing the health and resiliency of that booster to ensure that these Block 5 variants can be flown multiple times without significant refurbishment.

Sci-tech Lions, pumas escape from German zoo; police in pursuit
Author: 0 Lions, pumas escape from German zoo; police in pursuit

It is unclear what circumstances lead to the bear's death. German media reports have suggested the animals' enclosures were damaged in a storm, after a river overflowed and damaged fences. Friday's escape comes two years after two lions broke out of their cages at a zoo in Leipzig in eastern Germany. In 2015, an orang-utan was shot dead after escaping from the Duisburg zoo, and a bear escapee from Osnabrueck suffered the same fate in 2017.

Sci-tech Canada to buy major pipeline to ensure it gets built
Author: 0 Canada to buy major pipeline to ensure it gets built

An existing pipeline company could buy the assets, or the federal government could flow the assets into a standalone operating company in which many investors could buy stakes, said Masson. It expects its approximately 30 per cent share of after-tax proceeds to be about $1.25 billion. Hal Kvisle says though there are significant risks of further delays and cost overruns, by starting construction in the Burnaby area, the government will be better able to judge the true opposition to the ...

Sci-tech Alberto moves inland and heads north tonight and Tuesday
Author: 0 Alberto moves inland and heads north tonight and Tuesday

The storm had maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour (85 kph) and was moving north at 8 miles per hour (13 kph). Subtropical Storm Alberto moves northbound over Northwest Florida Monday evening bringing heavy rain, gusty winds and a risk of severe storms to South Alabama and South Georgia.

Sci-tech BC Sues Alberta Over 'Turn-Off-Fuel-Tap' Legislation
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Horgan wasn't commenting Monday on Notley's decision to skip the conference. It's imperative that Kinder Morgan is able to "finish what it started" and build the Trans Mountain expansion pipeline project, the president and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce told BNN Bloomberg in an interview Wednesday.

Sci-tech Florida, Mississippi, Alabama declare emergencies
Author: 0 Florida, Mississippi, Alabama declare emergencies

It is not organized enough yet to be a tropical storm, and is considered subtropical. Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Mobile, Alabama, warned residents along coastal Alabama and MS as well as the Florida Panhandle to brace for heavy rain and high winds.

Sci-tech Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to southern states
Author: 0 Subtropical Storm Alberto heads to southern states

Locally, the highest winds were reported at New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport, with 35 mph wind gusts for several hours and sustained winds of 20-21 mph. Bands of dry air wrapped up with the storm spared Central Florida much of the feared rainfall that had triggered a flood watch, and the watch was discontinued Sunday afternoon.

Sci-tech Storm in the US
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Authorities say conditions are especially unsafe with flooding rains coming overnight and on a holiday weekend when many people have outdoor plans. The slow-moving system is expected to cause wet misery across the eastern U.S. In our area, the primary threat from Alberto is flooding from heavy rainfall. Behind Alberto: Alberto's remnant circulation moves north of Alabama by Wednesday afternoon, but we still won't be done with rain/storm chances.

Sci-tech Moonwalking astronaut-artist Alan Bean dies at 86
Author: 0 Moonwalking astronaut-artist Alan Bean dies at 86

The fourth man to walk on the moon, Alan Bean (in 2008), has died at age 86, following a sudden illness. She added he died "peacefully . surrounded by those who loved him". Bean also commanded the second crewed flight to the first USA space station Skylab in July 1973. "A lot of things I think about come from the right side of my brain", he said in 2007 .

Sci-tech 'Alberto' just became the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season
Author: 0 'Alberto' just became the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season

Maximum sustained winds remained at 40 miles per hour. Now it seems that is likely within the next five days as it tracks north over the Yucatán Peninsula into the Gulf of Mexico. Julie Hilton, a hotel owner in Panama City Beach, Fla., said people are cancelling because of the weather and room reservations are down about 20 percent.

Sci-tech Subtropical Storm Alberto forms in Gulf of Mexico
Author: 0 Subtropical Storm Alberto forms in Gulf of Mexico

The tropical disturbance in the northwestern Caribbean became better organized and the National Hurricane Center has categorized it as Subtropical Storm Alberto. Rainfall accumulations of 4 to 8 inches with maximum amounts of 12 inches are possible across the Florida Keys and southern and southwestern Florida.

Sci-tech Santa Fe hits home for veteran of helping mass shooting victims heal
Author: 0 Santa Fe hits home for veteran of helping mass shooting victims heal

In a letter on Tuesday, Santa Fe School District Superintendent Leigh Wall said that Santa Fe High School's graduation will be held at 7:30 p.m. on June 1 at Joe Raitano Memorial Stadium. Add Santa Fe School Shooting as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Santa Fe School Shooting news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Watt led efforts to raise more than $37 million for victims of Hurricane Harvey, which devastated Houston previous year.