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Whale dies after swallowing 80 plastic bags in southern Thailand

Whale dies after swallowing 80 plastic bags in southern Thailand

An autopsy revealed 80 plastic bags weighing up to 8kg (18lb) in the creature's stomach, the department added. "If you have 80 plastic bags in your stomach, you die", he said. His post went on to ...

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SpaceX set for Falcon 9 rocket launch

SpaceX set for Falcon 9 rocket launch

Air Force and weather officials predict a 70 percent chance of good launch weather. The launch was originally scheduled for early Wednesday morning, and then postponed again to early Friday. The SES...

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Trump administration taking steps to save coal plants; effect on Colstrip unclear

Trump administration taking steps to save coal plants; effect on Colstrip unclear

As Bloomberg noted, there is no guarantee the president would sign off on the directive, but the White House did issue a statement on Friday saying it was weighing different options to keep Americ...

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Big cats break out of German zoo

Big cats break out of German zoo

Early reports from the regional broadcaster SWR suggested that lions and pumas had escaped, but officers later confirmed that the big cats were lions, tigers, and a jaguar. Many residents were busy ...

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EU proposes to ban plastic straws, stirs, and cotton buds

The EU has announced a crackdown on single use plastics in a bid to reduce pollution in seas which is harmful to the marine environment and potentially damaging to human health. He added that ther...

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Commission wants to ban plastic straws

Commission wants to ban plastic straws

The European Commission plans to ban a number of plastic disposable products and to penalize member countries of the EU for plastic trash that is not recyclable, reports DW. Producers of plas...

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Federal government to buy Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5B

Federal government to buy Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5B

The purchase, for 4.5 billion Canadian dollars, ensures that the Trans Mountain pipeline, which carries oil from Alberta to a port in a suburb of Vancouver, British Columbia, will begin a planned expa...

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Trans Mountain court action continues, John Horgan says

Trans Mountain court action continues, John Horgan says

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. T...

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Subtropical Depression Alberto Could Bring Big Rain Totals To W. Pa.

Subtropical Depression Alberto Could Bring Big Rain Totals To W. Pa.

Lifeguards posted red flags along the white sands of Pensacola Beach, where swimming and wading were banned amid high surf and risky conditions. " Alberto might cause a couple hundred million in dama...

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Canada to buy major pipeline to ensure it gets built

Canada to buy major pipeline to ensure it gets built

The options were presented during an early-morning cabinet meeting before ministers made a call on how to proceed. "We have agreed to a fair price for our shareholders and have found a way forward f...

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Florida Is In A State Of Emergency As Subtropical Storm Alberto Approaches

Florida Is In A State Of Emergency As Subtropical Storm Alberto Approaches

Gulf Coast residents should "take this storm seriously", the National Weather Service said early on Sunday, as Subtropical Storm Alberto drove north, threatening heavy rains and winds to the sou...

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Mysterious wolf-like creature shot and killed in Montana

Mysterious wolf-like creature shot and killed in Montana

The rancher, who was first to encounter the animal , originally thought it was wolf, however, specialists have taken a look at the photos and do not believe that to be true. 'It was near a rancher's ...

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U.S. Gulf Coast braces for impact as Subtropical Storm Alberto approaches

U.S. Gulf Coast braces for impact as Subtropical Storm Alberto approaches

Alberto comes during the Memorial Day weekend, and is expected to affect travel on Monday, when many people will return from their holidays. The storm prompted Florida , Alabama and MS to launch e...

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Sunda Evening Update on Subtropical Storm Alberto

Sunda Evening Update on Subtropical Storm Alberto

Tropical storm force winds ahead of Subtropical Storm Alberto are expected to make landfall Sunday night and the storm is pushing a good deal of wind and rain out out toward the Lowcountry, too....

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NOAA Hurricane Season 2018 Predictions

NOAA Hurricane Season 2018 Predictions

A major hurricane is one of Category 3 strength or higher, which means winds speeds of at least 111 miles per hour, which will cause "devastating damage", according to the National Hurricane Center...

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Alan Bean, Fourth Man to Walk on the Moon, Dies at 86

Alan Bean, Fourth Man to Walk on the Moon, Dies at 86

Bean was a US Navy test pilot prior to being picked by NASA as an astronaut in 1963. Bean was born in Wheeler, Texas , in 1932 and educated at the University of Texas - graduating in 1955. American...

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Storm Alberto prompts emergency declarations in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi

Storm Alberto prompts emergency declarations in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi

Between Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Irma in the Caribbean and southeastern USA and Maria in Puerto Rico, previous year was one of the most active hurricane seasons on record, said The National Oceani...

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The Carbon Dioxide Makes Plants Less Nutritious, Shows New Study

The Carbon Dioxide Makes Plants Less Nutritious, Shows New Study

For the research plants were exposed to atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations of 568 to 590 parts per million. Global warming is slowly taking a toll on the nutritional value of some of our basic ...

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Timeline of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline

Timeline of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline

The lawsuit claims the legislation is unconstitutional because it violates section 121, which allows: "All articles of the Growth, Produce, or Manufacture of any one of the Provinces shall, from and a...

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Subtropical Storm Alberto forms in western Caribbean

Subtropical Storm Alberto forms in western Caribbean

Prior to 2002 subtropical storms were not given names, but the Tropical Prediction Center issued forecasts and warnings on them similar to those for tropical cyclones. For South Florida, the forecast ...

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