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U-turns leave Malcolm Turnbull on the ropes and facing coup

U-turns leave Malcolm Turnbull on the ropes and facing coup While several backers of Mr Dutton have admitted to a "wait and see approach", nine cabinet ministers were ready to get behind the Home Affairs Minister - half of cabinet's 18 Liberals, The Australian reported. I think he probably still is. But Treasurer Scott Morrison said was "fully supportive" of the Prime Minister. "In politics you have to focus on what you can deliver", Mr Turnbull told r... [Full Article...]

Weed killer in your cereal? Maybe, but don't panic

Weed killer in your cereal? Maybe, but don't panic She said glyphosate - the world's most common herbicide - had an environmental benefit. According to studies conducted by the Environmental Working Group, a US-based public health organisation, 43 out of 45 oat-derived products sampled were found to have significant levels of the glyphosate, the active compound in all weedkillers. [Full Article...]

Sark preparing to see meteor shower

Sark preparing to see meteor shower The meteors can be traced to the Perseus constellation, from which they get their name, which will climb in the northeastern sky as the evening passes. The days after the peak will also provide nice, dark skies as well! The most popular shower of the year is here, and we don't mean the familiar drizzle. [Full Article...]

Hurricane forms off Mexico; no threat to land

Hurricane forms off Mexico; no threat to land On the other side of the Pacific, Typhoon Shanshan is approaching Japan with maximum winds around 100 miles per hour. Hurricane John was centered about 320 miles southwest of the Mexican port of Manzanillo, with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph late in the afternoon. [Full Article...]

Nasa names astronauts for new era

Nasa names astronauts for new era The race to get astronauts to the space station first is real; a US flag that flew on the first space shuttle flight in 1981 and the last shuttle flight in 2011, awaits the victor. "Thank you very much-we take it seriously, and we won't let you down". President Donald Trump fired off a celebratory tweet today to laud NASA's first astronaut crews to fly on private spacecraft built by Boeing a... [Full Article...]

Trump administration to freeze fuel efficiency requirements

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. Months after they pre-emptively sued to block anticipated efforts by the Environmental Protection Agency to roll back mileage regulations, Democratic attorneys general vowed to continue their fight in the courts. [Full Article...]

Boeing Starliner Test Flights Slip

Boeing Starliner Test Flights Slip The Demonstration Mission 1 flight test is part of NASA's Commercial Crew Transportation Capability contract. Experts believe that with the latest complications, the first uncrewed flight test will take place at the end of 2018 - the beginning in 2019 and the manned flight test will take place in mid-2019. [Full Article...]

Trump looks to end Obama-era emissions regulations

Trump looks to end Obama-era emissions regulations The proposal would also freeze federal requirements on fuel economy at a fleet-average 35 miles per gallon by 2020, rather than allowing that figure to climb to 50 mpg by 2025 as it is now set to do. But the state has aligned its rules with those set by the EPA and NHTSA in a so-called national program of clean-car rules. California and other states have big stakes in Trump's decision and subs... [Full Article...]

Longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century visible in the Netherlands

Longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century visible in the Netherlands Instead of going dark, the way the sunlight refracts around the Earth gives the moon a red colour as some of the sunlight entering Earth's atmosphere, notably the red spectrum, is scattered in a way that gently illuminates the moon behind. [Full Article...]

Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page to be interviewed by Congress this week

Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page to be interviewed by Congress this week At the center of suspicion surrounding him are a series of text messages he exchanged with his lover, former Federal Bureau of Investigation attorney Lisa Page. "Credibility of a witness is always an issue", Gohmert retorted over the commotion. The cable news networks televised the wild hearing, as Republicans led the attack on Strzok and Democrats defended him. [Full Article...]

TS Chris to become hurricane off NC coast

TS Chris to become hurricane off NC coast About 7,000 houses and businesses in Puerto Rico still lack power after Maria leveled an electricity grid that was ill-maintained before the storm. Thank you for signing up for the Sunrise Newsletter. Tropical storm force winds extended outward up to 70 miles from the center of the storm on Monday.Tropical storms can have winds reaching 73 mph. In an advisory , the NHC said: "Strengthening is... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Beryl in Atlantic; 2nd named storm of season

Tropical Storm Beryl in Atlantic; 2nd named storm of season Some strengthening is possible, and the depression could become a tropical storm later today or on Friday. "It will definitely encounter upper-level winds before reaching the Lesser Antilles", Bridges said . Wind shear is forecast to clip Beryls wings as it heads west — but the system has the potential to bring rain to the Caribbean. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 miles per hour (55 km/h... [Full Article...]

With Kennedy's retirement, the Supreme Court loses its center

With Kennedy's retirement, the Supreme Court loses its center Kennedy, 81, the court's now longest-serving member and second-oldest justice, announced on Wednesday that he is retiring, effective on July 31. But Trump could move to appoint a much more reliable conservative. But Republican Senator John McCain, who has an aggressive form of brain cancer, has been absent from the Senate for months, meaning that if all Senate Democrats vote against Trump's even... [Full Article...]

NASA finds more stuff suggesting Mars could have hosted life, maybe

NASA finds more stuff suggesting Mars could have hosted life, maybe Combined, these results present tantalising hints of a potentially habitable Martian past. In this handout released by NASA , a Mars landscape is seen in a picture taken by the panoramic camera on the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit January 8, 2003. [Full Article...]

India Vows to Stop Plastic Use by 2022

India Vows to Stop Plastic Use by 2022 In his address, Minister for Environment , Forests and Climate Change Dr Harsh Vardhan said, India reaffirms its commitment to beat plastic pollution . This year, India is the global host of the Wednesday in collaboration with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) with " Beat Plastic Pollution " as its theme. [Full Article...]

SpaceX SES 12 launch lights up the night

SpaceX SES 12 launch lights up the night Eight years after the Falcon 9's debut on the same pad, the rocket launched from the Launch Complex 40 at 12:45 pm and sent a rumble across the Space Coast, which overwhelmed several residents before the start of the work week. The SES-12 satellite is able to carry more communications loads as it carries very little chemical fuel, which is used by most spacecraft to maneuver and hold their pos... [Full Article...]

New Zealand prepares to slaughter 15000 cows in disease cull

New Zealand prepares to slaughter 15000 cows in disease cull Forty-four percent say it's fair, 44.5 percent say it's not fair and 12 percent don't know. Minister of Biosecurity Damien O'Connor said all indications pointed to it being possible to eradicate Mycoplasma bovis , "experts have said so, and we believe we have to give it a go". [Full Article...]

Apollo Moonwalker Alan Bean dies at 86 after illness

Apollo Moonwalker Alan Bean dies at 86 after illness His wife of 40 years, Leslie Bean, said in the statement he died peacefully surrounded by those who loved him. Other times, he wanted to discuss items in the description he was writing to go with a painting. "My boss asked if I could make a living off art, and I said I didn't know, but I had to find out". Bean was born on March 15, 1932 in Wheeler, Texas . [Full Article...]

BC government sues Alberta over plan to restrict fuel shipments

BC government sues Alberta over plan to restrict fuel shipments He says Kinder Morgan has to feel frustrated. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau , last week , said he's confident the expansion of the pipeline will help Canadians secure higher prices for oil exports. Leo de Bever, now chairman of Nauticol Energy, told BNN Bloomberg on Thursday that the Trudeau government has to take away some of Kinder Morgan's risks if it wants the $7.4-billion project to p... [Full Article...]

Storm Alberto gains strength approaching northern Gulf Coast

Storm Alberto gains strength approaching northern Gulf Coast Forecasters said it could bring life-threatening inundation to Southern coastal states. Destin and Panama City Beach are within the watch area. Alberto's top winds jumped to 65 miles (105 kilometers) per hour, which will probably be as strong as it gets, wrote Richard Pasch, a meteorologist at the National Hurricane Center in Miami . [Full Article...]


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