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Climate change accelerating rising sea levels

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Ice edge of Pine Island Glacier on January 26, 2017. "The increasing mass loss that they're finding is really worrying, particularly looking at the West Antarctic, the area that's changing most rapidly and it's the area that we're most anxious about, because it's below sea level", said Christine Dow, a glaciologist at the University of Waterloo in Canada who was not involved in the research. Read More »

Bluffers Guide To World Cup Russia 2018

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In my mind, they are the flawless World Cup team and have a lot to prove after the last World Cup . Even if Trump were to be elected for a second four-year term in 2020 he would not be in office when the World Cup kicks off in 2026. While Mexico has a lengthy football history with a long-established domestic league and has hosted the World Cup twice before - in 1970 and 1986 - the United States is still viewed as an emerging soccer nation. Read More »

US, Mexico, Canada embark on World Cup history with winning bid

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The province, which owns BC Place, said FIFA's financial conditions and uncertain security costs were deal-breakers. Arturo Sarukhan, a diplomat who first proposed the idea of a joint Mexico-United States bid in 2010 when he was Mexico's ambassador in Washington, said he believed at the time it would show how Mexico's relationship with the United States "had changed and matured". Read More »

SEAS' Gordon Keith has a plan to slash costs of CO2 capture

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A Canadian company by the name of Carbon Engineering has come up with a system that makes liquid fuel by sucking carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the atmosphere and combining it with hydrogen from water. It is already operating a pilot plant in Squamish, less than an hour's drive from Vancouver. But Carbon Engineering claim to have dramatically slashed this, bringing it down to $100 per ton and making the whole process far more economical. Read More »

Hamilton says getting record-tying seventh Canada GP win may be tougher

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The plan for the works cars was to switch to the new specification for Canada and then use the original units again for a seventh time in Hungary, a track where ultimate power counts less than elsewhere. Asked if he expected Ferrari to have an advantage in Canada, Hamilton replied: "Yeah, and then also particularly if they do bring their upgraded engine". Read More »

Questions: Roger Summons on finding organic matter on Mars

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As seasons come and go on Mars, NASA's Curiosity Rover has been diligently sniffing and digging away, looking for signs the planet could have supported life. "It's fascinating what they mean for understanding life in our universe". MIT News checked in with SAM team member Roger Summons, the Schlumberger Professor of Geobiology at MIT, and a co-author on the Science paper, about what the team's findings might mean for the possibility of life on Mars . Read More »

Trump readies new plan to aid coal and nuclear power

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The memo added that "federal action is necessary to stop the further premature retirements of fuel-secure generation capacity". The draft memo laying out the directive would not give a certain quantity operators must spend however says it will likely be sufficient to maintain the services open for the following two years, saying that US nationwide safety "depends on a strong USA home industrial base, of which the coal, nuclear, and oil and pure fuel industries are vital strategic parts". Read More »

Canada finance minister defends Trans Mountain purchase

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Despite protests that have surrounded the plans for project expansion, the Canadian government has encouraged the development of the Trans Mountain pipeline, which would mirror the existing path from Alberta to British Colombia and would increase the capacity of the pipeline from 300,000 to 890,000 barrels per day. Read More »

Trans Mountain pipeline opponents vow to keep fighting

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Finance Minister Bill Morneau believes Canada's authority to build the pipeline will be able to overcome any resistance, be it from protesters or the B.C. "We won't stop until the job is done!" We will do our part to support this happening. Because instead of having the private sector do it, Canadian taxpayers are now the owners of the Trans Mountain, for an initial outlay of $4.5 billion, with the final cost likely to be around $7.5 billion. Read More »

Alberto makes landfall on Florida Panhandle

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Lifeguards posted red flags along the white sands of Pensacola Beach, where swimming and wading were banned amid high surf and unsafe conditions. The latest maps from the National Hurricane Center showed the storm at the centre of Alabama at 4am local time on Tuesday , it will then move through across Tennessee and IN on Wednesday . Read More »

Notley praises $4.5 billion pipeline purchase plan

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We met the deadline. The provincial government in oil-producing Alberta will create an emergency fund of as much as C$2 billion for the project, which would only be used in "unforeseen circumstances". Once the sale is complete later this summer, Canada will continue construction on its own. "The announced sale by Kinder Morgan Canada.is credit positive for Kinder Morgan Inc.", said Moody's Investors Service's Terry Marshall, senior vice president. Read More »

Canada to Buy Kinder Morgan Pipeline for $3.5 Billion

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That claim is contested by the government of British Columbia and increasingly militant environmental and Indigenous protestors. "For Kinder this allows them to ameliorate some of the risk that they are carrying that the market doesn't like". Read More »

Beachgoers warned of high rip currents ahead of Alberto

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Rainfall between 5 and 10 inches is likely from eastern Louisiana to western Florida , with some coastal areas predicted to receive up to 15 inches. "Just another day of living in Florida, hurricane season starting up here soon", Kissimmee resident Nelson Humphrey said. A storm surge watch has been discontinued west of the Florida/Alabama border. Read More »

Alan Bean, fourth person to walk on the moon, has died

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His wife of 40 years, Leslie Bean, said in a statement: 'Alan was the strongest and kindest man I ever knew. In October 1963, Bean became one of 14 trainees selected by NASA for its third group of astronauts. In total, Bean spent 69 days, 15 hours and 45 minutes in space, including 31 hours and 31 minutes on the moon. Bean was born on March 15, 1932, in Wheeler, Texas , and grew up in Fort Worth. Read More »

Today’s SpaceX launch will help NASA monitor climate change

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This first-stage booster has flown once before, a little more than four months ago when it launched the Zuma mission for the USA government-a satellite or spacecraft that was apparently lost in space after it failed to separate from the second stage of the Falcon 9 rocket. Read More »

Subtropical Storm Alberto forms; expected to soak Florida

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Expect 50% chances for afternoon storms, especially West of I-95. Only a few have grown into hurricanes, storms with peak winds of at least 74 miles per hour. An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to investigate. "Locally heavy rainfall is forecast across western Cuba and over much of Florida and the northern Gulf Coast into early next week", a National Hurricane Center update states. Read More »

Hearing delayed in Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's NY court case

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Cohen denied on Twitter Wednesday that he was partners with Freidman "in this business or any other ". The BBC reported that the Ukrainians became angered when it looked as if Cohen could not deliver on providing a substantial meeting, with negotiations apparently continuing until the day of Poroshenko's visit. Read More »

Brathwaite strikes, but Bravo's CSK reach IPL final

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They had missed out on the previous two seasons as they were banned following the spot fixing and betting scandal. Du Plessis hit 67* off 42 balls and helped CSK chase down a target of 140 in 19.1 overs after being down at 62 for 6. Eight overs were done and du Plessis had scored five runs off the nine balls he faced. The New Zealand captain feathered a catch down leg-side ball off Shardul Thakur to rival captain Dhoni to leave Hyderabad reeling at 36 for 3 in the fifth over. Read More »

Tesla Model 3 software updates revealed

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Police Sgt. Samuel Winkler said the car's air bags were activated and that the Tesla's 28-year-old driver suffered a broken right ankle, while the driver of the mechanic truck didn't require treatment. Despite the rocky relationship between Tesla and the NTSB, agency spokesperson Keith Holloway said he's still uncertain as to whether the agency will open an investigation into the accident. Read More »

Australian astronomers find a cosmic 'monster' that's growing fast

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It also swallows mass in the equivalent of our entire sun every two Earth days, reports the team from the Australian National University , recently in the Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia . "We're now trying to get demographics on the most extreme black holes that are out there so we can create a complete inventory". 'It would appear as an incredible bright pin-point star that would nearly wash out all of the stars in the sky'. Read More »

RAGE 2 Gets its First Gameplay Trailer, where Insanity rules the World

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Fans had found out that a sequel was in the works thanks to a major leak from Walmart Canada last week. And yesterday the official Rage Twitter account tweeted: "C:DesktopVideosAnnounceTrailerMonday". "With ludicrous vehicle combat, super-powered first-person mayhem, and an open world full of emergent madness, you will tear across an unforgiving wasteland battling sadistic gangs to find the tools and tech needed to crush the oppressive rule of The Authority once and for all". Read More »

Asteroid 2010 WC9 to flyby Earth on May 15

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According to calculations at NASA , this will be the asteroid's closest Earth flyby in almost 300 years. 2010 WC9 poses no threat to the Earth. Asteroids keeping passing through the universe every now and then. The webcast will feature live views of 2010 WC9 captured by four different telescopes at Slooh's observatory at the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands, Slooh representatives said. Read More »

Google to roll out 'Take a Break' feature for YouTubers

Once you over limit the use of Youtube , you will receive a notification as a warning which will ask you to take a break. When the timer reaches the reminder that has been set, the video will be paused. If you think YouTube is wasting too much of your time, you can decide a time and set the reminder. One of the options called "Disable sounds & vibrations" will let you disable all notification sounds from the YouTube for Android app for a particular amount of time. Read More »

Madrid Open: Zverev claims title with crushing win over Thiem

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From there, he held on to close out the match easily and set up a final with second seed Alexander Zverev , who needed just 58 minutes to overcome unseeded Canadian Denis Shapovalov 6-4, 6-1 in the second semi-final of the day. Zverev, the second seed in the tournament, always looked on top of a nervy-looking Thiem and won the final in Barcelona. In the victory, Thiem won 86 percent of his first serve points and 72 percent of his second serve points. Read More »

NASA to send a helicopter to Mars

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They further informed that it took 4 years for the team to design, test and redesign the Marscopter that weighs in at little under four pounds (1.8 kilograms). "To make it fly at that low atmospheric density, we had to scrutinise everything, make it as light as possible while being as strong and as powerful as it can possibly be", Ms Aung added. Read More »

Buys Shares of 899 Nvidia (NVDA)

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The company has a market capitalization of $155.27 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 55.00, a PEG ratio of 4.10 and a beta of 1.52. Gemmer Asset Mngmt Lc owns 209 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. During such notable technical setup, fundamental investors usually stay away and are careful shorting or selling the stock. Moreover, Coatue Management Llc has 6.2% invested in the company for 4.09 million shares. Read More »

Helios and Matheson Analytics Inc. (HMNY)- Performance Assessment Buzzers on Charts

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The big question in the media world is whether MoviePass parent company Helios and Matheson ( HMNY ) can stanch the bleeding of its cash flows before it becomes insolvent. Past 5 years growth of FORD observed at N/A, and for the next five years the analysts that follow this company are expecting its growth at 16.70%. Many are skeptical that the model works. Read More »