Mumbai goes Delhi way, smog grips India’s financial capital

The sharp spike in pollution on Thursday was caused by rampant burning of firecrackers that had led to the formation of a smoky layer across the national capital and drastically reduced visibility, authorities said. The pollution level rose at ... More..

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Montana Judge Puts Brakes On Keystone XL
by | Saturday, November 10, 2018

Montana Judge Puts Brakes On Keystone XL

The judge added that the Trump administration had not adequately accounted for potential declines in oil prices, which have been depressed since the crash of 2014, and which would have a major effect on the l...More..

Delhi's air quality to fall into 'severe plus emergency' category post-Diwali
by | Thursday, November 08, 2018

Delhi's air quality to fall into 'severe plus emergency' category post-Diwali

The likely spike in pollution levels is also expected to bring down the ventilation index to 7,000m2/s on Wednesday, which could cause breathing trouble. An AQI between 301 and 400 is considered very poor. "T...More..

German business unfazed by Brazil’s new President Jair Bolsonaro
by | Sunday, November 04, 2018

German business unfazed by Brazil’s new President Jair Bolsonaro

The judge at the center of Brazil's sprawling investigation into kickbacks to politicians said Tuesday he would consider joining the Cabinet of President-elect Jair Bolsonaro if invited. Bolsonaro, who cast h...More..

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Awarded Lucrative Military Contract
by | Saturday, October 13, 2018

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin Awarded Lucrative Military Contract

Gen. John Thompson, SMC commander, said in a statement. Blue Origin , the space company founded by Jeff Bezos , was awarded $500 million for its New Glenn rocket. With major propulsion and structural el...More..

Hurricane Michael strengthens to Category 4 storm, considered 'extremely dangerous'
by | Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Hurricane Michael strengthens to Category 4 storm, considered 'extremely dangerous'

Rick Scott said. "This storm will be life-threatening and extremely unsafe", Scott said Sunday US time after receiving a briefing at the State Emergency Operations Centre. The NHC warned that both could tr...More..

by | Monday, October 08, 2018

SpaceX launch and landing in California

Local residents may see the first stage of the Falcon 9 returning to Vandenberg AFB, including multiple engine burns associated with the landing. After launching a satellite from California's Vandenberg Air F...More..

by | Monday, September 24, 2018

Tropical Storm Kirk of 'immediate concern' to BVI

NHC forecasts keep it at tropical storm strength as it crosses the Atlantic over the next week. NHC forecasters say that an even faster westward motion across the deep tropical Atlantic Ocean is expected t...More..

Dam breach retires power plant in North Carolina
by | Saturday, September 22, 2018

Dam breach retires power plant in North Carolina

Residents of Georgetown County, South Carolina , where five rivers flow into the ocean, were preparing on Friday for a deluge of water in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence , which has killed at least 40 peo...More..

Elon Musk announces the first passenger for SpaceXs Moon trip
by | Thursday, September 20, 2018

Elon Musk announces the first passenger for SpaceXs Moon trip

Billionaire Maezawa, founder of online fashion outlet Zozotown , will pay a "material percentage" of the spacecraft's design and construction costs, according to Musk . Elon Musk confirmed that the company h...More..

Japanese billionaire to be first tourist to Moon: SpaceX
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Japanese billionaire to be first tourist to Moon: SpaceX

SpaceX is on the verge of announcing the name of the person who would be the first private passenger on a trip around the moon . Yusaka Maezawa has purchased every available seat aboard Musk's first BFR...More..

In the US there were the first victims of the hurricane
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

In the US there were the first victims of the hurricane "Florence"

When she was discharged from the hospital, the roads in SC had already been closed, she said. Tornadoes are also a threat, with the NHC saying that "a few tornadoes are possible in southeastern North Carolina...More..

Florence isn’t alone. More tropical storms are brewing
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Florence isn’t alone. More tropical storms are brewing

By the time it moves through the central Lesser Antilles, Isaac is expected to be near hurricane strength before weakening on Friday. Subtropical Storm Joyce has maximum sustained winds of near 45 miles per...More..

As Hurricane Florence nears Carolinas, one million told to evacuate
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

As Hurricane Florence nears Carolinas, one million told to evacuate

A mandatory evacuation order takes effect Tuesday at noon in eight counties along South Carolina's 187-mile coastline. Governors in the Carolinas and Virginia already had declared emergencies, and some sought...More..

Brett Kavanaugh explains Parkland encounter, baseball ticket bills
by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh explains Parkland encounter, baseball ticket bills

Numerous protesters had interrupted the hearings and Kavanaugh said he didn't know who Guttenberg was as he approached him. That doesn't sound like someone who is impressed by the Democrats' disgusting ...More..

United States beach town braces for powerful Hurricane Florence
by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

United States beach town braces for powerful Hurricane Florence

Its new path indicates that after arriving in the area near Wilmington, North Carolina , the storm will dip to the south before resuming a western course, the FWS explained in the statement. Two other tropica...More..

Hurricane Florence prompts mandatory evacuations as it nears Category 5 strength
by | Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Hurricane Florence prompts mandatory evacuations as it nears Category 5 strength

The northern coast of SC and the Outer Banks of North Carolina are likely to be the areas most impacted by the storm, which could cause $15.32 billion in damage if it stays on its current five-day forecast trac...More..

Hawaii Braces for More Rain as Hurricane Olivia Barrels Toward Island
by | Monday, September 10, 2018

Hawaii Braces for More Rain as Hurricane Olivia Barrels Toward Island

The NHC has also issued an advisory for the Eastern Pacific on Tropical Storm Paul, and the Central Pacific Hurricane Center has issued advisories for Hurricane Olivia , which is moving quickly westward toward...More..

Here's what David Epstein is saying about Hurricane Florence
by | Saturday, September 08, 2018

Here's what David Epstein is saying about Hurricane Florence

The storm's minimum central continues to drop, now at 946 millibars. " Florence is expected to remain a hurricane and likely reintensify over the weekend". East Coast next week has increased". Winds pe...More..

Gordon weakens to tropical depression in coastal states
by | Friday, September 07, 2018

Gordon weakens to tropical depression in coastal states

A storm surge warning is in effect for Biloxi, Mississippi, to Dauphin Island. Packing winds of 65 miles per hour, the storm is just 9 miles per hour from hurricane-strength, which it is predicted to attain...More..

Hatch questions Kavanaugh about loyalty to Trump in Supreme Court confirmation hearing
by | Thursday, September 06, 2018

Hatch questions Kavanaugh about loyalty to Trump in Supreme Court confirmation hearing

Kavanaugh said he had also upheld many government regulations over the years. To me that means figuring out what your views are, judge, on whether a president is above the law. Kavanaugh said he reversed t...More..

'Mob rule' rocks US Senate hearing for judge
by | Wednesday, September 05, 2018

'Mob rule' rocks US Senate hearing for judge

Roe, of course, is the 1973 Supreme Court decision that declared abortion a constitutionally protected right. So in that sense, Tuesday's start to the Kavanaugh hearings marks the natural next step in t...More..

New hurricane may be forming; Gulf may see disturbance
by | Saturday, September 01, 2018

New hurricane may be forming; Gulf may see disturbance

Tropical moisture will feed the development of showers and storms over parts of the Northern Plains, Lower Great Lakes, the mid-Atlantic and the OH and Tennessee valleys, as well as the Gulf Coast, on Saturday ...More..

Possible changes for emission standards for coal fueled power plants
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

Possible changes for emission standards for coal fueled power plants

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, asked in an interview whether his state would sue to block the plan , said "we're moving in that direction" but would see the administrative process through. While t...More..

5th named storm forms in Atlantic, no threat to U.S.
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

5th named storm forms in Atlantic, no threat to U.S.

The system is no threat to the US, forming in a similar place in the Central Atlantic Ocean as its predecessor Tropical Storm Debby. A subtropical storm is a hybrid cyclone. It is centered around 695 miles so...More..

Some of Your Favorite Cereals May Contain Traces of Weed-Killing Chemical
by | Sunday, August 19, 2018

Some of Your Favorite Cereals May Contain Traces of Weed-Killing Chemical

Roundup, introduced in 1974 and based on a chemical called glyphosate , has always been controversial. In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the World Health Organisation's cancer agency,...More..

NASA launches historic probe to 'touch Sun'
by | Tuesday, August 14, 2018

NASA launches historic probe to 'touch Sun'

The mission may help scientists predict space weather events that can wreak havoc on Earth. A last-minute technical problem delayed the rocket's planned Saturday launch, with the countdown halted with jus...More..

Photographers capture Perseid meteor shower
by | Monday, August 13, 2018

Photographers capture Perseid meteor shower

Although the meteor shower is likely to be most easy to spot from earth on Sunday night, it has been visible since the end of July and will remain so for a further two weeks. If clouds obscure the sky where you...More..

Look up for the Perseid meteor shower this weekend
by | Saturday, August 11, 2018

Look up for the Perseid meteor shower this weekend

According to NASA , the meteor shower peaks from 4 p.m. (EDT) on the August 12 until 4 a.m. on the August 13. You won't be able to see as many meteors when you're in a place with light pollution, which includ...More..

Scientists discover
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Scientists discover "rogue planet" outside solar system

The "rogue", as it's referred to by researchers, is producing an unexplained glowing aurora and travels through space alone, without a parent star . A unusual 200 million-year-old object with the mass of a ...More..

Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts to fly into space from USA soil
by | Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts to fly into space from USA soil

This is the first time since 2011 (when the USA's space shuttle retired) that astronauts will launch from the United States soil and from American-made spacecrafts. In 2013, she was one of the eight candidates ...More..

SpaceX launches Indonesian satellite and kicks off new round for rocket reusability
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

SpaceX launches Indonesian satellite and kicks off new round for rocket reusability

Its primary goal is to launch a 5.8-ton satellite called Merah Putih meant to improve telecommunications in Indonesia, India, and much of Southeast Asia. After it is hauled back to Cape Canaveral, it will be in...More..

by | Friday, August 03, 2018

Trump proposes car-mileage rollback; states sue in protest

That would price many buyers out of the new-vehicle market, forcing them to drive older, less-safe vehicles that pollute more, the administration says. The attorneys general of 20 states, including California...More..

Scattered rain showers Tuesday afternoon, evening
by | Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Scattered rain showers Tuesday afternoon, evening

This will primarily impact areas closer to the area of low pressure, which will be Eastern Alabama and Southern Tennessee. Tuesday will be almost identical to Monday with scattered to widespread afterno...More..

This century's longest total lunar eclipse is happening Friday
by | Tuesday, July 24, 2018

This century's longest total lunar eclipse is happening Friday

According to the Astronomical Society of Southern Africa (Assa)‚ it will be the longest lunar eclipse this century - and will last from 8.24pm to just after midnight. Residents in most of the world will be able...More..

Twelve new moons orbiting Jupiter - one may collide with the others
by | Monday, July 23, 2018

Twelve new moons orbiting Jupiter - one may collide with the others

On the other hand, among these, there is the smallest moon of Jupiter found to date, Valetudo , named after the daughter of Jupiter and the goddess of hygiene in the Roman mythology. This oddball is a bit ...More..

Eighth animal dies after jaguar escapes Audubon Zoo habitat
by | Monday, July 16, 2018

Eighth animal dies after jaguar escapes Audubon Zoo habitat

Saturday morning. As of Sunday afternoon, the zoo reported that five of the alpaca, two foxes, and the emu had all perished from their injuries. The animals were attacked Saturday morning, when a jaguar esca...More..

Caribbean islands brace for weakened but unsafe Tropical Storm Beryl
by | Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Caribbean islands brace for weakened but unsafe Tropical Storm Beryl

The compact tropical cyclone had sustained winds of 60 miles per hour as of the 5 a.m. advisory from the National Hurricane Center , and was moving south at a sloth-like 1 miles per hour. "Other than some impac...More..

Tropical Depression, Hurricane Both Spinning Out in the Atlantic
by | Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Tropical Depression, Hurricane Both Spinning Out in the Atlantic

Sunday advisory. Beryl will run into upper-level westerlies in Sunday night or Monday morning, making it hard for Beryl to become more organized again, and its chances of being a hurricane before reachin...More..

Space Force and Air Force will be 'separate but equal'
by | Saturday, June 23, 2018

Space Force and Air Force will be 'separate but equal'

Jerry Hendrix, a retired Navy captain and defense analyst, told The Washington Post that Trump cannot create a full-fledged, independent Space Force without a congressional act, but he could create an int...More..