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Japanese Hunters Kill 122 Pregnant Minke Whales for 'Scientific Research' Japanese Hunters Kill 122 Pregnant Minke Whales for 'Scientific Research'
- Июня 01, 2018

The gruesome nature of this hunting method was revealed in distressing detail past year, when the conservation group Sea Shephard released footage of a minke whale struggling after being struck with an explosive harpoon during a Japanese whale hunt that took place in an Australian whale sanctuary. (more...)
The best places in NYC to see 'Manhattanhenge'
- Мая 31, 2018

City-goers will be able to catch a glimpse of the urban phenomenon - which happens when the sun sets in flawless alignment with the city's east-west street grid - at 8:13 p.m., weather permitting. It's the city's version of Stonehenge, where the sun aligns with ancient stones. Weather permitting, New York City's " Manhattanhenge " returns at 8:13 p.m. (more...)
Over 120 Pregnant Minke Whales Killed In Japan's Latest Annual Hunt
- Мая 31, 2018

Japan is under fire after it emerged that it had killed over 120 pregnant whales in the summer of 2017. Japan has previously justified its whaling on an exemption in global law which allows the animals to be killed for scientific purposes, but Australia won a 2014 case at the worldwide Court of Justice which ruled against the Japanese program in the Southern Ocean. (more...)
Say goodbye to plastic waste, says EU
- Мая 31, 2018

For products without straight-forward alternatives, the focus is on limiting their use through a national reduction in consumption. This yr, Belgium, Denmark and Scotland are planning to ban a number of single-use plastic merchandise, and Italy, Portugal and Spain are anticipated to introduce related measures within the coming years. (more...)
Great Barrier Reef on sixth life in 30000 years, study reveals
- Мая 31, 2018

As a recent study in the journal Nature Geosciences explained, the Great Barrier Reef has come back from near-death experiences before - five times in the last 30,000 years. The authors propose that the reef has been able to re-establish itself over time due to continuity of reef habitats with corals and coralline-algae and the reef's ability to migrate laterally at between 0.2 and 1.5 metres a year. (more...)
NASA Reveals Unusual Reason Camera Melted 400 Yards Away From SpaceX Launch NASA Reveals Unusual Reason Camera Melted 400 Yards Away From SpaceX Launch
- Мая 31, 2018

But the launch started a brush fire, which as you can see, overtakes and melts the camera, which kept on taking pictures until the very end. Interestingly, the damaged camera captured its own demise and the photo spread like fire across the world as the memory card was found to be intact. (more...)
Special Weather Statement Issued This Monday for Halton
- Мая 31, 2018

Overnight, temperatures are expected to drop to about 20 C. The statement covers an area stretching from Oshawa to Windsor and includes Toronto and surrounding areas. However the air quality advisory was cancelled by around 9:30 p.m. Sunday night. Moderate risk AQHI values are expected throughout today, with the potential of high risk AQHI values this afternoon, and possibly Monday afternoon. (more...)
NASA offers virtual trip to ekzoplaneta
- Мая 31, 2018

Among the exoplanetary-tourist destinations advertised are Trappist-1d, Kepler-16b, Kepler-186f and PSO 13185-22. 'Because Kepler-186f and the majority of Kepler-discovered planets are so distant, it is now impossible to detect their atmospheres - if they exist at all - or characterize their atmospheric properties, ' said Martin Still, program scientist for NASA's newest space-based planet-hunting observatory, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). (more...)
China invites the world to its space station
- Мая 31, 2018

Here are its key features. They will be able to conduct experiments inside the CSS by using facilities provided by China. The station will weigh some 66 metric tons (72 tons), which is around one-sixth of the International Space Station . (more...)
Ottawa Buying Trans Mountain Pipeline Assets for $4.5 billion Ottawa Buying Trans Mountain Pipeline Assets for $4.5 billion
- Мая 31, 2018

Polls suggest that most Canadians support the construction of the pipeline, including more than half of the residents of B.C. The challenge for Ottawa - and Bay Street - is figuring out how much of the long-promised pipeline expansion must be built before the perceived risks begin to drop away and buyers step up with attractive offers. (more...)
Dinosaurs had dandruff and keratin-packed cells, too Dinosaurs had dandruff and keratin-packed cells, too
- Мая 31, 2018

If you're someone who has had to put up with the flaky realities of dandruff, know that you're not alone . Professor Mike Benton , from the University of Bristol, said: 'This is the only ever reported fossil dandruff of any kind, so far as I am aware. (more...)
Heavy rain could impact Wednesday evening commute, cause local flooding Heavy rain could impact Wednesday evening commute, cause local flooding
- Мая 31, 2018

Anchor Mike McCormick and photojournalist Aaron Smeltzer of WYFF News 4 were killed when a tree fell on their SUV , officials and WYFF said . Subtropical Storm Alberto dealt a blow to sea turtle nests in southwest Florida. In addition to parts of the southeastern US, the heavy rains and storm conditions could produce "life-threatening flash floods and mudslides" in Cuba, the NHC said. (more...)
Japan kills 333 whales for 'research', 122 were pregnant
- Мая 30, 2018

Critics of Japan's "research" program say meat from the culled whales ends up for sale, and that the country's insistence on killing the animals also stems from resistance to bending to non-Japanese cultural ideas about what kinds of animals can be eaten or killed and which should be exempt. (more...)
Trans Mountain court action continues, John Horgan says Trans Mountain court action continues, John Horgan says
- Мая 30, 2018

The reference case asks the courts whether the province has the right to regulate heavy oil transportation across B.C. "It's a little confusing that the government felt it needed to nationalize this asset and own it in order to assert what we all thought along the way was its jurisdiction". (more...)
Environment Canada issues air quality statement for Mississauga and Brampton Environment Canada issues air quality statement for Mississauga and Brampton
- Мая 30, 2018

In southwestern Ontartio, the alerts cover London-Middlesex, Chatham-Kent, Sarnia-Lambton, Windsor-Essex, Oxford, Elgin, Huron and Perth Counties. The statement advised people to also drink lots of a cold water, dress appropriately for the weather and spend extended periods of time in cool areas. (more...)
NASA camera melts capturing SpaceX launch
- Мая 29, 2018

A camera set up by a NASA photographer, theoretically in a safe zone, to film a rocket launch at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California was consumed in a brush fire caused by the launch May 22. "The "toasty" camera (below right), as Ingalls calls it, is likely headed for display somewhere at NASA Headquarters in Washington , DC. He expects that will be a completely normal assignment". (more...)
Canada To Buy Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Expansion Project Canada To Buy Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Expansion Project
- Мая 29, 2018

The sale does not include the Cochin pipeline, crude storage facilities in Edmonton, or the Vancouver Wharves terminal facility, and the company has not yet decided what to do with the proceeds beyond paying down a roughly $100 million debt. (more...)
Federal government spending $4.5B to buy Trans Mountain pipeline, BC terminal
- Мая 29, 2018

She also invoked other pipeline projects that have faced opposition, such as TransCanada's Energy East pipeline project that was cancelled a year ago. "We have agreed to a fair price for our shareholders and have found a way forward for this national interest project", said Steve Kean, chief executive officer of Kinder Morgan Canada and its parent, Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI.N). (more...)
Bill Morneau to announce government decision on buying Trans Mountain pipeline Bill Morneau to announce government decision on buying Trans Mountain pipeline
- Мая 29, 2018

Trudeau said Canada loses $15 billion a year because oil can not be exported anywhere but the United States, adding that the pipeline expansion opens up the option of exporting to Asian markets. "[We] continue to engage in financial discussions on the way we're going to do it". The spill came days before a May 31 deadline, set by the company, to decide whether to abandon plans to expand the Trans Mountain system. (more...)
Elizabeth May Pleads Guilty To Criminal Contempt After Kinder Morgan Protest
- Мая 29, 2018

The judge said May had exploited her office for media attention, so a stiffer penalty was warranted. She was arrested March 23 for violating a court injunction by blocking a road at Kinder Morgan's Burnaby Mountain facility. "I'm not a convicted criminal", said May. "Inspections are underway, and the Trans Mountain Pipeline is expected to be restarted this afternoon". (more...)

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