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by | August 22, 2018 | 22:25

Winds and rain from the storm are expected to hit the Big Island, then churn north over the islands of Maui, Lanai and Moloka'i, which were all under hurricane and flash flood watches . All public and charter schools in the two counties will be closed Wednesday until further notice, the Hawaii State Department of Education said . "The latest trends in tropical cyclone wind speed probabilities also suggest that a Tropical Storm or Hurricane Watch may be needed for some parts of the island ...

by | August 22, 2018 | 21:56

Some political commentators believe that Dutton, buoyed by his strong showing, could challenge Turnbull again within days, especially if there is a mass exodus from the Cabinet. Peter Dutton on the backbench during question time on Tuesday. "Unity is absolutely critical", Turnbull told reporters in Canberra. Mr Pyne described his Liberal colleagues stoking leadership tensions as "cowards".

by | August 22, 2018 | 21:40

Video taken on Monday from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's "Hurricane Hunter" aircraft shows the moment scientists enter the eye of the storm when it reached Category 5 intensity with winds of 160 miles per hour. "Data from the NOAA P-3 aircraft indicate that Lane has strengthened to a category 5 hurricane, and this special advisory represents an update to the current intensity, and the forecast intensity through the first 36 hours", the forecasters reported.

by | August 22, 2018 | 14:26

He has been found guilty on five counts of filing false tax returns from 2009-2014. "It was not the original mission", he said of the Mueller investigation. Mr. Manafort is also facing separate charges of failing to register as a foreign agent and lying to federal investigators in Washington , D.C, later this year.

by | August 22, 2018 | 12:42

Just 4 percent of hurricanes and typhoons are annular, and they are known for their staying power, weakening more slowly under unfavorable conditions compared with conventional storms. Deep tropical moisture associated with Lane will spread across all islands. Potential impacts of the hurricane include hazardous winds , life-threatening flooding rainfall across Maui County and Hawaii County and high surfs along the south and southeast facing shorelines.

by | August 22, 2018 | 03:41

The EPA must take comment on the proposal for the next 60 days, and environmental groups are sure to fight it. EPA says the rule could cut cut electricity prices by 0.2% to 0.5% around 2025. The EPA is not altering its landmark 2009 conclusion that greenhouse gases threaten health and human welfare - a finding underpinning the power plant regulation and compelling the Trump's move Tuesday.

by | August 21, 2018 | 03:53

Four months later on June 26, Gillard called Rudd's bluff again at 4pm and was gone in a caucus vote a couple of hours later. Abbott led the Liberal-National coalition to a storming victory over Rudd's Labor in 2013. The Liberal party room will meet on Tuesday amid growing speculation the Home Affairs minister Peter Dutton is considering a leadership challenge.

by | August 19, 2018 | 21:58

Forecasters think that tropical storm Lane could also miss the islands, in the same way that Hector did last week, but it is still too early to tell. Dry weather is expected for the rest of the night, although patchy fog will be an issue in areas that received rain on Wednesday.

by | August 19, 2018 | 13:53

The really interesting bit about this fossil, however, is more subtle. A phylogenetic analysis explored the beetle's family tree, showing that the insect belonged to a sister group to the extant (still surviving) Australian Paracucujus , which pollinate the relic cycad Macrozamia riedlei .

by | August 19, 2018 | 02:31

It is located over the open waters in the north-Atlantic Ocean and is continuing to move away from the United States. The cyclone is now packing maximum sustained winds at 110 miles per hour winds, making it a Category 2 storm. Whereas a tropical storm may have its strongest winds at its center, a sub tropical storm can have its strongest winds further out. Beryl was a hurricane and it then weakened into a remnant area of low pressure before redeveloping into a subtropical storm.

by | August 17, 2018 | 20:10

McGivern said: "It will be a fresh start as we begin Friday". The weather will most likely be stormy this weekend especially in the north-east. Lane appears headed for a close pass to the south of Hawaii Island, but it "is still too soon to know whether Lane will directly impact the islands", the National Weather Service in Honolulu wrote.

by | August 17, 2018 | 16:15

There's a growing body of evidence, says Escambia County's Robert Turpin, that these red tide events are related to nutrient pollution in the state's waterways. In this Monday Aug. 6, 2018 photo, dead fish are shown near a boat ramp in Bradenton Beach, Fla. "I am issuing an emergency declaration to provide significant funding and resources to the communities experiencing red tide so we can combat its awful impacts", said Governor Rick Scott in a statement on Monday.

by | August 17, 2018 | 13:40

By late afternoon weather service radaro showed two bands of storms rolling across the state, one cutting through the states northwestern corner and a weaker storm rolling through Central Massachusetts. Saturday's rains caused multiple street closures, delays and water rescues due to flooding . Motorists who encounter flooded roads should turn around, as most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

by | August 16, 2018 | 02:17

Of her work, she said: "The most satisfying thing about being a scientist is that you are always trying to discover something new, and every now and then, you actually succeed in this". Its trajectory will aim straight for the sun, where the probe will come closer to the solar surface than any other spacecraft in history. "We're in for some learning over the next several years", said Eugene Parker , the 91-year-old astrophysicist for whom the spacecraft is named.

by | August 15, 2018 | 22:14

He was seeking $412 million in damages. Jurors awarded him $39m for his losses and $250m to punish the company after finding it liable for a design defect and failing to warn of Roundup's risks. "The Johnson vs Monsanto verdict is a win for all of humanity and all life on earth", said Zen Honeycutt, founding Executive Director of non-profit group Moms Across America.

by | August 14, 2018 | 08:28

It will also be the fastest-moving man-made object in space. Eastern time from Cape Canaveral , Florida, aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket sporting a rare third stage, giving it extra oomph to boost the payload into an interplanetary trajectory.

by | August 13, 2018 | 08:27

The world is watching in awe as the Perseid meteor shower lights up the night sky with spectacular shooting stars across the globe. If you want to wish upon a shooting star, this is your weekend. The days after the peak will also provide nice, dark skies as well! To make the best of the meteors, observers should avoid built-up areas and try to find an unobstructed view to the east.

by | August 13, 2018 | 03:28

The distinctive black-and-white orcas have struggled since they were listed as an endangered species in the US and Canada over a decade ago. J50, the ailing 3 1/2-year-old orca, was seen along with her mother, J16. USA and Canadian scientists said they were concerned about the mother's condition and would keep monitoring her but have no plans to help her or remove the calf.

by | August 12, 2018 | 23:46

Nestled atop a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy - one of the world's most powerful rockets - with a third stage added, Parker Solar Probe will blast off toward the Sun with a whopping 55 times more energy than is required to reach Mars.

by | August 11, 2018 | 21:53

Since it will be the brightest meteor shower in the year, you would not need any special equipment to watch it. The Perseid meteor shower is usually active every year from July 23 until August 24, while its peak will be between Saturday evening and Sunday dawn.

by | August 11, 2018 | 20:37

Even in a region where temperatures can reach more than a million degrees Fahrenheit, the sunlight is expected to heat the shield to just around 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit (1,371 degrees Celsius). This is the first NASA spacecraft to be named after someone still alive. The spacecraft is now scheduled to launch tomorrow (Aug. 11) at 3:33 a.m.

by | August 11, 2018 | 19:18

The partial solar eclipse which is occurring today will not be visible in India but you can still witness it through your naked eyes while sitting comfortably on your couch. In case you haven't been keeping track, this will be the third eclipse in less than a month. The shadow will move from Greenland, part of North America to northern Europe and northeastern Asia.

by | August 11, 2018 | 13:23

This Perseid meteor shower will take place during a almost new moon-meaning it won't interfere with the show-and is expected to be the best meteor shower this year. The peak nights for this year's shower will be from August 11 to 12 and August 12 to 13, with more than 100 meteors visible per hour, according to Gary Boyle, an Ottawa-based astronomer.

by | August 10, 2018 | 15:22

And conditions for viewing the meteors will be next to ideal this year. What is the Perseid Meteor Shower? During the Perseids' peak on the nights of August 11-12 and August 12-13, skywatchers should see about 60 to 70 meteors per hour, Space .com said.

by | August 09, 2018 | 19:09

This year's Perseid meteor shower will be highly visible both Saturday and Sunday night, giving watchers ample opportunity to spot plenty of shooting stars. If you live in the middle of city lights, consider heading somewhere in the suburbs or countryside to get a better view. Every between mid-July and the last week of August the Earth approaches the comet's orbital path.

by | August 09, 2018 | 06:39

HST update. The conditions needed to stir up hurricanes are lacking, noted Phil Klotzbach and Michael Bell of Colorado State University's Tropical Meteorology Project . 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 .

by | August 09, 2018 | 02:21

Today's $190 million announcement takes the federal government's drought response to $576 million, with hundreds of millions of dollars more to be announced in the next few weeks. "It is created to keep body and soul together, not created to pay for fodder", the Prime Minister said. Meanwhile, the prime minister has been dragged back into debate over the impact of climate change on drought.

by | August 08, 2018 | 23:26

As of 8 p.m. ET Sunday, Hector was located about 1,130 miles east-southeast of South Point, Hawaii, with maximum sustained winds of 140 mph moving west at 14 mph. The Center said high surf and rip currents will be the main threat on beaches and some bands of heavier rain would hit the islands. The Big Island has been coping with three months of Kilauea's volcanic eruptions that have sent lava flowing into some neighborhoods.

by | August 08, 2018 | 22:44

When astronomers are searching the depths of space for new objects it's typically easier to find undiscovered planets if they're orbiting a star. The odd object, called SIMP J01365663+0933473, has a magnetic field which is more than 200 times stronger than the magnetic field field of Jupiter, according to the study published in The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series.

by | August 08, 2018 | 20:48

NASA named the crews for the first four flights planned with commercial partners Boeing and SpaceX at a Friday news conference at Johnson Space Center in Houston. The astronauts assigned to the Starliner's first mission are Sunita Williams , who retired as a Navy captain, and Cmdr. Both Boeing and SpaceX are building spaceships to transport astronauts and restore USA access to the space station, a capacity lost when the shuttle program was retired in 2011, as planned after 30 ...

by | August 07, 2018 | 20:26

This rocket was used to place Indonesia's Merah Putih satellite into orbit and that payload was offloaded 32 minutes after launch, heralding the mission a complete success. "This is possible due to those Block 5 upgrades, which brings SpaceX closer to its goal of full and rapid rocket reusability", she said on tonight's webcast, which was watched by more than 25,000 YouTube users at its peak.

by | August 07, 2018 | 11:39

The so-called "rogue" planet does not revolve around a star, but instead rotates around the galactic center in interstellar space. A light year is equal to about 6 trillion miles. It is a process by which celestial bodies like brown dwarfs and exoplanets generate a magnetic field. Researchers aren't sure how brown dwarf auroras happen - "rogue" planets like these lack a nearby star's solar wind for the magnetic field to interact with.

by | August 06, 2018 | 14:33

Trump wasn't the only one heralding NASA's commercial crew announcement today. "As a test pilot, it doesn't get any better than this". "But you know, it looks like it might". He is a retired Navy captain, who piloted space shuttle Atlantis for STS-115, and commanded shuttle Endeavour on STS-126 and Atlantis for the final flight of the Space Shuttle Program , STS-135.

by | August 06, 2018 | 10:13

The signal has now been branded by the name "FRB 180725A". No FRB has ever been detected below a frequency of 700 Mhz before, according to the telegram. They can generate as much energy as 500 million Suns in mere milliseconds, and there could be as many as one happening every second . Other possible origins include supernovas (exploding stars), supermassive black holes or various other sources of mighty electromagnetic radiation, such as pulsars.

by | August 04, 2018 | 16:00

The double-backflip follows a massive backlash from environmental groups, other retailers and social media users, after the retailer announced yesterday it would offer reusable plastic bags for free indefinitely. Coles has revealed another backflip on its decision to dump plastic bags, saying it will now offer reusable plastic bags for free indefinitely. Single-use plastic bags take years to break down, and many end up in the environment polluting oceans, rivers and beaches.