D.C.-area forecast: Hot and humid, with storm chances increasing Wednesday

There is a marginal risk for severe weather on the Front Range and northeast Plains Sunday . After some areas of morning fog, some heat and humidity return for Wednesday with highs in the mid-80s. It will still be humid with heat index values in t... More..

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Subtropical Storm Debby forms far out over the Atlantic
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Subtropical Storm Debby forms far out over the Atlantic

Subtropical Storm Debby has formed in the open Atlantic Tuesday with the expectation of not surviving beyond a few days, according to the latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center . The minimum centr...More..

Hector vs. Kilauea: Hurricane on track to skirt past Hawaii's erupting volcano
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Hector vs. Kilauea: Hurricane on track to skirt past Hawaii's erupting volcano

Under the current forecast track, Hector is expected to pass south of the Big Island of Hawaii late Wednesday or Wednesday night. The Hawaii Coast Guard has set a port condition of "WHISKEY" due to the impe...More..

Earth Just 'Decades Away' From Hothouse State That Would Make Parts Uninhabitable
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Earth Just 'Decades Away' From Hothouse State That Would Make Parts Uninhabitable

Experts also worry about phenomena like wildfires , which will spread as the planet gets hotter and drier and have the potential to accelerate carbon dioxide build-up and global warming . "This pathway would ...More..

Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully re-launches rocket
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully re-launches rocket

The name refers to the red and while colors of Indonesia's flag. The satellite will provide C-band telecommunications services over Indonesia and India, replacing the aging Telkom 1 communications craft, acco...More..

NASA announces crew for the first American spacecraft launches since 2011
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

NASA announces crew for the first American spacecraft launches since 2011

The Boeing Starliner test flight will see the craft launch on a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, from Cape Canaveral's Space Launch Complex 41 in Florida. It won't be the first time SpaceX trounces ...More..

Environment Canada issues heat warning for Montreal
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Environment Canada issues heat warning for Montreal

A cold front will move into the area on Tuesday, bringing the heat wave to an end. Scorching temperatures will persist Monday with a high of 33 C and humidex values approaching 41. The risks are greater for y...More..

'Rogue' extrasolar planetary-mass object detected
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

'Rogue' extrasolar planetary-mass object detected

The new planet is 12 times the size of Jupiter which has a radius of more than 69,000 kilometres. It is the first object of its kind to be spotted using radio signals. A few decades ago, scientists believed t...More..

Dead fish, red tide, plague Florida tourists, beaches
by | Monday, August 06, 2018

Dead fish, red tide, plague Florida tourists, beaches

FWC marine turtle biologist Robbin Trindell says the increased number is due, in part, to the red tide affecting numerous beaches where the turtles nest during the summer time. The latest red tide report from t...More..

Sunita Williams to Fly 1st US Private Spaceships
by | Monday, August 06, 2018

Sunita Williams to Fly 1st US Private Spaceships

Boeing's first test mission will send astronauts Eric Boe , Nicole Aunapu Mann , and Chris Ferguson aloft. For SpaceX's test flight , NASA assigned Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley , both members of sev...More..

Hurricane Hector closing in on Hawaii and volcano
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

Hurricane Hector closing in on Hawaii and volcano

Hector is expected to continue moving west and have a slight increase in speed over the next couple of days. Fluctuations in strength are likely during the next few days. Forecast models show the storm passing ...More..

by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

NASA Taps Georgia Tech Alumnus for Historic Space Mission

NASA has named the astronauts chosen to fly on commercial spacecraft made by Boeing and SpaceX to and from the International Space Station, the research laboratory that orbits around Earth. Bob Behnken: ...More..

Radio telescope picks up new frequency in space
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

Radio telescope picks up new frequency in space

For example, FRB 121102 was detected repeatedly over several years. The signal, dubbed a "Fast Radio Burst " (FRB), lasted only a few milliseconds before disappearing again. Christopher Conselice, a professo...More..

Canada updates its carbon emissions tax policy
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

Canada updates its carbon emissions tax policy

Companies above the cap can innovate to reduce their emissions, buy credits to offset their emissions, pay the carbon price on emissions over the cap, or some combination of the three. Ottawa's new carbon plan ...More..

by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

Sunita Williams, 8 others to fly on Boeing, SpaceX spacecraft

What makes the mission stand out even more is the fact that Ferguson is retired from NASA and now works for Boeing . "We believe, the earliest time we can confidently do that will be in mid-2019 after flyi...More..

Feds mull competitiveness changes this fall, after easing carbon tax thresholds
by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

Feds mull competitiveness changes this fall, after easing carbon tax thresholds

The government introduced its proposed limits last January. First reported by the Globe and Mail, Ottawa will only be taxing heavy industrial emitters once they exceed 80 or 90 per cent of average emissions. ...More..

Oregon man arrested after video shows bison taunted at Yellowstone National Park
by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

Oregon man arrested after video shows bison taunted at Yellowstone National Park

He spent the night in the Teton County Jail, and was then released on bond, officials said. Officers pulled over the vehicle Reinke was traveling in for a traffic violation on July 31. He was arrested again a...More..

by | Friday, August 03, 2018

Humans Have Already Depleted Earth’s Resources For The Year

The GFN calculates the date by dividing the planet's ecological resources generated each year, namely its biocapacity, by the totality of humanity's demand on those resources. They include reducing driving in...More..

by | Friday, August 03, 2018

Nasa names astronauts for first commercial flights

Robert Behnken, Douglas Hurley, Victor Glover and Michael Hopkins will fly with SpaceX . The crews would fly on spacecraft developed not by NASA, but by two corporations, SpaceX and Boeing , which are unde...More..

by | Friday, August 03, 2018

NASA set to announce astronauts for SpaceX, Boeing missions

Dragon was launched on June 29 on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, US and arrived at the station on July 2, for the company's 15th NASA-contr...More..

Get a 'close-up' (57.6-million-kilometre) look at Mars this week
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

Get a 'close-up' (57.6-million-kilometre) look at Mars this week

By mid-August, Mars will become fainter as Mars and Earth travel farther away from each other in their orbits around the Sun, according to NASA . When the Sun, Earth and Mars are lined up, with Earth sitting...More..

Engine flaw delays Boeing test of crew capsule to 2019
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

Engine flaw delays Boeing test of crew capsule to 2019

Each company must launch an uncrewed test flight and then a crewed test flight prior to certification by NASA for the vehicles to begin operational flights. However, even before the failure took place in Ju...More..

FUEL EFFICIENCY: Trump proposes rollback of Obama's clean auto rules
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

FUEL EFFICIENCY: Trump proposes rollback of Obama's clean auto rules

The proposal from the U.S. Transportation Department and Environmental Protection Agency would freeze fuel efficiency standards at 2020 levels through 2026, and require dramatically fewer electric vehicles ...More..

Trump Administration Proposes to Roll Back Obama-era Fuel-efficiency Standards
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

Trump Administration Proposes to Roll Back Obama-era Fuel-efficiency Standards

Seventeen states filed a lawsuit against the EPA in May after it announced plans to roll back auto emission standards and the agency is sure to face vigorous pushback over the proposal published today. Th...More..

Earth Overshoot Day comes early this year
by | Thursday, August 02, 2018

Earth Overshoot Day comes early this year

This year's Earth Overshoot Day falls on August 1 , the earliest it has ever been. "Our economies are running a Ponzi scheme with our planet", he warned, adding people were using the Earth's future resourc...More..

Blood moon rises but clouds spoil party for many
by | Thursday, August 02, 2018

Blood moon rises but clouds spoil party for many

Meanwhile, Mars is now traveling closer to Earth than it has since 2003, so some observers overnight might have also seen what looked like an orange-red star, but was in fact the red planet. The eclipse wil...More..

NASA's New Planet Hunter Begins Its Search for Alien Worlds
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

NASA's New Planet Hunter Begins Its Search for Alien Worlds

Way back in April, NASA finally managed to launch TESS , the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite . "Now that we know there are more planets than stars in our universe, I look forward to the odd, fantast...More..

Olympiad / Bangladesh wins bronze in Int'l Physics Olympiad
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Olympiad / Bangladesh wins bronze in Int'l Physics Olympiad

With this performance, India topped the country-wise medals tally jointly with China, the only other country with five gold medals. Of the 396 students who participated from across the world, 42 won gold meda...More..

Mars makes closest approach to Earth in 15 years
by | Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Mars makes closest approach to Earth in 15 years

Since the Earth and Mars align in opposition about every two years, "this is why most NASA missions to the Red Planet are at least two years apart - to take advantage of the closer distance ". An aerial imag...More..

by | Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Mars makes its closest approach in 15 years

Observatories across the United States are hosting viewing events today to mark the occasion. But because the distance of each planet from the sun differs, the time taken by each planet to revolve around the st...More..