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Both Sides Weigh In on New Coal Rules

Both Sides Weigh In on New Coal Rules

The new rule is called the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule and it appears to divide the two sides as much as the CPP before it. The rule dictated specific emission targets for states and gave of...

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Contact lenses flushed down the toilet causing microplastics pollution

Contact lenses flushed down the toilet causing microplastics pollution

Ever wonder what happens to disposable contact lenses when it's time to actually dispose of them? Also, they do not respond to bacteria used to break down pollutants. Researchers interviewed was...

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New study finds contact lenses contributing to pollution in oceans

New study finds contact lenses contributing to pollution in oceans

Contact lens wearers who dump their used lenses into the toilet and then flush them out are contributing to the microplastic pollution that is now plaguing the planet's oceans. They interviewed wor...

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Meteorologists: All of Hawaii must keep close eye on approaching Hurricane Lane

Meteorologists: All of Hawaii must keep close eye on approaching Hurricane Lane

The storm was packing winds of 150 miles (240 kilometers) per hour and was 620 miles (990 kilometers) southeast of Honolulu at 1500 GMT, the center said. Residents along the affected shores should b...

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Hurricane Lane's Path: Category 5 Storm Barrels Down on Hawaii

The storm is now moving westward at 14 miles per hour (22 km/h) and should continue to move west over the next day or so. Tuesday evening, the National Hurricane Center called the cyclone "an impr...

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Hurricane Lane, a dangerous Category 4 storm, headed toward Hawaii

Hurricane Lane, a dangerous Category 4 storm, headed toward Hawaii

The storm is moving west at 9 miles per hour. But Hurricane Lane looks poised to bring much more significant impacts to the state, as the forecast puts the storm very close to the islands, with a ...

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EPA proposes relaxing coal plant emissions rule

EPA proposes relaxing coal plant emissions rule

Although efficiency upgrades would reduce the amount of carbon dioxide produced per unit of power, overall carbon emissions could increase if more efficient coal power plants are able to compete on ...

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Leadership spill: Malcolm Turnbull wins Liberal Party ballot over Peter Dutton

Leadership spill: Malcolm Turnbull wins Liberal Party ballot over Peter Dutton

He refused, however, to rule out another challenge. "Our job is to work for the people who put us here". Another Liberal said there was little surprise in the closeness of the leadership ballot. The...

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Peter Dutton resigns from front bench after failed leadership challenge

Peter Dutton resigns from front bench after failed leadership challenge

This morning Cabinet minister Christopher Pyne said he was certain Mr Turnbull had the confidence of the party. He said although most government lawmakers supported the target of reducing Australi...

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Subtropical Storm Storm Ernesto forms in Atlantic

Subtropical Storm Storm Ernesto forms in Atlantic

Often upper-level troughs prevent hurricanes due to hostile shear but can contribute enough energy to the system to overcome cool surface water in higher latitudes. As early as Thursday however, the N...

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Amber fossil suggests ancient beetle pollinated evergreen cycads

Amber fossil suggests ancient beetle pollinated evergreen cycads

A chunk of amber featuring a bettle was presented by Diying Huang at the Chinese Academy of Sciences to Chenyang Cai, who is now a fellow at the University of Bristol. As phylogenetic analysis by Cai ...

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New study finds glyphosate in kids' cereals and snack bars

New study finds glyphosate in kids' cereals and snack bars

The Environmental Working Group said in a statement late Wednesday that it's "deeply disappointed" by the companies' "tone-deaf response" to its report. In its testing, the EWG tested 45 samples o...

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Former Intel Chiefs: White House Using Security Clearances As A 'Political Tool'

Former Intel Chiefs: White House Using Security Clearances As A 'Political Tool'

Trump's actions have been widely condemned, including by respected former admiral William McRaven, the commander of the US Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden . At a summit in Finland last mon...

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Prepare for sub-tropical Storm Ernesto

Prepare for sub-tropical Storm Ernesto

Bad weather is set to arrive in the country in the early hours of Sunday morning, but will only hit certain areas. Northwest England, Scotland, North Wales, and Northern Ireland will feel its bluste...

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Red Tide Crisis in Florida, State of Emergency Declared

Red Tide Crisis in Florida, State of Emergency Declared

As part of the order, more than $100,000 has been alloted for biologists and scientists assisting with saving animals and cleaning up the beaches. "We will continue taking an aggressive approach b...

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Pharmaceutical giant Bayer plunges 11% after landmark $289 million weedkiller cancer ruling

Pharmaceutical giant Bayer plunges 11% after landmark $289 million weedkiller cancer ruling

Providence- According to CBS News, shares in German farm chemicals, materials and drug company Bayer have plunged in the wake of a US court verdict against Monsanto, which Bayer has acquired . The ...

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NASA launches Parker Solar Probe rocket to sun

NASA launches Parker Solar Probe rocket to sun

The Parker Probe is named after Dr. Eugene Parker , the astrophysicist given credit behind the solar wind theory in the late 1950's. It will face brutal heat and radiation conditions to provide...

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Map shows best places to watch weekend meteor shower

Map shows best places to watch weekend meteor shower

Hopefully, clear skies will allow for the best viewing. The best viewing conditions can be found outside city limits, looking toward the northern horizon between the "Little Dipper" and the constell...

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Countdown restarts as NASA's Parker Solar Probe ready for today's launch

Countdown restarts as NASA's Parker Solar Probe ready for today's launch

NASA called off the launch of its ambitious Parker Solar Probe mission to the sun just minutes before an early-morning liftoff Saturday (Aug. 11) due to a glitch with the spacecraft's giant Delta IV...

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Perseid Meteor Shower: How to see it this weekend

Perseid Meteor Shower: How to see it this weekend

It's the biggest meteor shower of the year , so you better stay up late and grab your binoculars. The Perseid meteor shower of 2018 is nearly upon us. Meteor showers are caused by dust breaking o...

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