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EPA's new chief is former coal lobbyist, Senate staffer

EPA's new chief is former coal lobbyist, Senate staffer

Andrew Wheeler , who began his first official day as acting EPA administrator on Monday, has worked nearly his entire career in Washington . Activists have argued those cuts have endangered the environment. In this photo taken on June 1, 2017, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt , speaks after US President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Accords in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington , DC. Consulte Mais Informação

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Starbucks replacing plastic straws with new drinking lid

Starbucks replacing plastic straws with new drinking lid

In order to eliminate straws, Starbucks will begin transitioning its flat plastic lids to recyclable plastic lids that feature a raised lip that you can drink from. Still, those who support limiting plastic straws say they are generally unnecessary and a ban is good symbol. McDonald's said earlier this year that it would stop using plastic straws at all of its stores in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Consulte Mais Informação

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Tropical Storm Chris to avoid New England

Tropical Storm Chris is expected to bring swell and showers to Bermuda towards the middle of this week. Barbadians can breathe a sigh of relief, as the island is no longer under Tropical Storm Watch. "Based on the current track by the National Hurricane Center , it looks to be tracking well southeast of Nantucket", Buttrick said. It said the system could still drop up to 2 to 3 inches (5 to eight 8) of rain, with as much as 5 inches (13 centimeters) in isolated spots. Consulte Mais Informação

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The End Is Nigh for NASA's Planet-Hunting Kepler Space Telescope

But as of now, returning the data back to Earth is the "highest priority" for the remaining fuel. The Kepler team will wake up the spacecraft on August 2 and maneuver it to the correct orientation to downlink the data. Launched in 2009, the Kepler mission is specifically created to survey our region of the Milky Way galaxy to discover hundreds of Earth-size and smaller planets in or near the habitable zone and determine the fraction of the hundreds of billions of stars in our galaxy that ... Consulte Mais Informação

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Tropical Storm Beryl forms in Atlantic

Tropical Storm Beryl forms in Atlantic

Beryl is moving toward the west near 16 miles per hour (26 km/h). Just hours after strengthening into a depression, Tropical Storm Beryl now has maximum sustained winds of 50 mph with higher gusts. NHC forecasters say that a faster westward to west-northwestward motion is expected through the weekend. But Invest 95L coming from the west has now reached 70 percent of probability to cause serious damage to the tropical islands. Consulte Mais Informação

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Pride of lions kill suspected rhino poachers on game preserve

Monday, but the handler brushed off concerns. The handler was unconcerned because it is not unusual for the lions to make noise, Fox added. "They were armed with, amongst other things, a high powered rifle with a silencer, an axe, wire cutters and had food supplies for a number of days - all the hallmarks of a gang intent on killing rhino and removing their horns", said Fox. Consulte Mais Informação

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Under fire for ethics scandals, EPA chief Pruitt resigns

Under fire for ethics scandals, EPA chief Pruitt resigns

Pres. Donald Trump announced Thursday on Twitter Pruitt would be resigning from the post , making Wheeler the newest chief of the almost 50-year-old agency. But at the same time , Pruitt was one of the most effective implementers of the President's agenda. Pruitt, a close ally of the fossil fuel industry, also was known for questioning the human role in global climate change. Consulte Mais Informação

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'Blood moon' total eclipse on July 28

Lunar eclipse will occur on July 27, Khidir Mikayilov, Deputy Director of Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory named after Nasiraddin Tusi for Scientific Affairs of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS), told APA. That event delighted moon watchers by being both a blood moon and super moon at the same time. As with most lunar eclipses, the moon appeared red during the April 15, 2014, eclipse. Consulte Mais Informação

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Korea aiming to hide ongoing nuclear production

Korea aiming to hide ongoing nuclear production

US intelligence officials believe North Korea has been "deceiving" the USA, saying the Hermit Kingdom was bolstering production for nuclear weapons at "multiple secret sites" in the past few months, a report stated. According to the State Department, senior US diplomat Sung Kim, who held negotiations with North Korean officials before the Singapore summit , also travelled to a Korean border village on Sunday to restart talks with the North. Consulte Mais Informação

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Beryl becomes first hurricane of 2018 season

Beryl becomes first hurricane of 2018 season

Beryl is the first hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season . It's now expected to be a hurricane as it approaches the Lesser Antilles . Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 miles per hour with higher gusts. CURRENT FORECAST TRACK FROM THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTERAn area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms located a few hundred miles to the southwest of Bermuda may become better organized over the next couple of days. Consulte Mais Informação

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EPA administrator Scott Pruitt resigns

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt resigns

This time, the dubious honor went to Scott Pruitt , the Environmental Protection Agency head tasked with rolling back numerous regulations established under President Obama. Pruitt "had at one point three different schedules". Emails now show Pruitt handed a deregulatory win to oil and gas producers after receiving almost identical proposals from an industry lobbyist and the governor of Utah. Consulte Mais Informação

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This Is What The Birth Of A New Planet Looks Like

This Is What The Birth Of A New Planet Looks Like

Miriam Kepler of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy in Germany said hints of baby planets have been detected before, but astronomers weren't sure whether those observations might simply be features in the swirling dust. Analysis of this spectrum indicated that its atmosphere is cloudy. By studying the photos, the researchers were able to conclude that the planet was so new because it was still close to the location of its birthplace, and might have still been finishing its formation. Consulte Mais Informação

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Century’s longest lunar eclipse to be visible from India on July 27

The total phase will last 1 hour and 43 minutes, according to NASA . " A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes through the Earth's shadow just as a solar eclipse when part of the Earth passes through the moon's shadow". "No special filters are required to protect your eyes like those used for solar eclipses". Late at night on July 27, the full moon will be near its apogee, the farthest point from Earth in its orbit around Earth, and it will be the smallest full moon of the year. Consulte Mais Informação

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