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The Trans Mountain expansion is projected to lead to a tanker traffic balloon from about 60 to more than 400 vessels annually as the pipeline flow increases from 300,000 to 890,000 barrels per day. And so the federal government is going to build it, assume the risks with taxpayer money and somehow deal with the continuing protests, including the potential for violence and for citizen arrests.
  • 240-mn-year-old lizard fossil 'ancestor' of all reptiles

    240-mn-year-old lizard fossil 'ancestor' of all reptiles

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    The 240-million-year-old fossil, Megachirella wachtleri , is actually the world's oldest lizard fossil. To arrive at their conclusions, coauthor of the study Tiago Simoes says that he traveled to more than 50 museums and universities in 17 countries to collect fossil data and study living reptiles to understand their evolution.
  • Oldest known lizard discovered: Why is the tiny reptile so unique?

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    Lizards and snakes belong to a family of animals called squamates , and today there are nearly 10,000 different species slithering around the world's deserts, backyards, forests and mountains. "When I saw the fossil for the first time, I realized that some of its characteristics could be the closer of the first lizards", explains the researcher.
  • What is 'Manhattanhenge' and how can you see it?

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    If you miss the showing on Tuesday or Wednesday, fear not, there will be another chance on July 12 at 8:20 p.m. and July 13 at 8:21 p.m. You'll get another chance Wednesday night at 8:12 p.m. The term "Manhattanhenge" was popularized by Hayden Planetarium Director Neil deGrasse Tyson . Tyson also posted a picture of what the sunset looked like from a view of 34th Street in New York City.
  • Great Barrier Reef Suffers 5th Near-Death Experience in 30000 Years

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    According to a previous study published in Nature , roughly 29% of the 3,863 individual reefs that make up Australia's Great Barrier Reef were affected by the abnormal warming. Graphic by James Tuttle Keane and courtesy of Nature Geoscience . During this period, the reef moved seaward to try to keep pace with the falling sea levels.
  • NASA camera melts capturing SpaceX launch

    NASA camera melts capturing SpaceX launch

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    What was once a fancy camera was now a lump of charred and twisted plastic. On May 22, a SpaceX rocket launch left one poor, seemingly high-end camera horribly disfigured and forever ruined. A bed of vegetation, NASA revealed, was to blame for the damage. He said in the release that, "Unfortunately, the launch started a grass fire that toasted one of the cameras" placed on the outside.
  • Canada's oil pipeline purchase sparks protest in Seattle

    Canada's oil pipeline purchase sparks protest in Seattle

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    In an extraordinary move aimed at boosting Canada's tar sands industry in the wake of sharp environmental opposition, the Canadian government said Tuesday that it will spend $3.5 billion to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline and triple its capacity.
  • Storm Alberto weakens as it makes landfall on Florida Panhandle

    Storm Alberto weakens as it makes landfall on Florida Panhandle

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    Several states, including Florida, Alabama, and MS went into pre-emptive states of emergency on Sunday , and a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the northern Gulf Coast from the Suwannee River to the Alabama-Florida border. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said at 7 p.m. ET Monday that Alberto was centered about 10 miles west-northwest of Panama City, Fla. "We've had a lot of rain, but we got lucky".
  • Rocket launch ignites brush fire, burns NASA camera

    Rocket launch ignites brush fire, burns NASA camera

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    For those wondering about the four cameras on the inside of the camera, NASA reports that those, of course, were unharmed while the damaged one was one of the furthest away from the launch at about a quarter-mile away. "I had six [remote cameras], two outside the launch pad safety perimeter and four inside", Ingalls told NASA. It could, which is how we can see the fire approaching the camera.
  • Trans Mountain court action continues, John Horgan says

    Trans Mountain court action continues, John Horgan says

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    Notley held a jubilant news conference in front of the legislature in Edmonton after the federal government announced it is buying the 65-year-old oil pipeline from Alberta to the B.C. "I hope this works", tweeted Moe, adding the decision by the federal government leaves questions. As part of the deal, the government will fund the resumption of the project's planning and construction by guaranteeing its expenditures until the transaction closes.
  • Special air quality statement issued for York Region

    Special air quality statement issued for York Region

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    Moderate to high-risk air quality values are expected throughout Sunday and possibly into Monday. A special air quality statement has been issued for Windsor and Essex County, where "high levels of air pollution are expected" on a hot and muggy Sunday.
  • Trans Mountain pipeline project purchase ‘major step forward’: Rachel Notley

    Trans Mountain pipeline project purchase ‘major step forward’: Rachel Notley

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    It makes more sense to let the government take on all the completion risk, he said. The plan announced Tuesday has several stages - construction will continue this year with a Federal loan guarantee as the deal is finalized; the government will look for a new owner or owners to transfer the project to; and then "indemnify" the owner against certain costs.
  • First Alert Weather: Memorial Day Not a Full Washout

    First Alert Weather: Memorial Day Not a Full Washout

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    One to 2 inches of rain is expected through Tuesday, with some areas receiving up to 3 to 4 inches of rain. After making landfall near the Florida panhandle, the storm was expected to continue northwest, slowing down Monday, according to weather.com .
  • Subtropical Storm Alberto Prompts Emergency Declarations in Florida, Mississippi, Alabama

    Subtropical Storm Alberto Prompts Emergency Declarations in Florida, Mississippi, Alabama

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    The storm disrupted plans from Pensacola in the Panhandle to Miami Beach on Florida's southeastern edge . Preparations are underway in Florida as Subtropical Storm Alberto barrels towards the U.S. If you're traveling on Sunday or Memorial Day, the worst weather will be in areas west and northwest of Central Florida, including much of the Panhandle and the west coast of the state.
  • Ebola patients escape quarantine in Congo, 2 found dead

    Ebola patients escape quarantine in Congo, 2 found dead

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    Tarik Jasarevic, a World Health Organization spokesperson, told CTV News Channel Wednesday that the agency is "redoubling its efforts" to trace the movement of anyone infected or potentially infected with the deadly disease and to offer vaccination to anyone who came in contact with them.
  • Animal shot near Denton draws attention

    Animal shot near Denton draws attention

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    The rancher, who was first to encounter the animal , originally thought it was wolf, however, specialists have taken a look at the photos and do not believe that to be true. Wolves and dogs have been known to interbreed, this just occurs more often in captivity than in the wild. He added. "One was out somewhere in eastern central Montana killing sheep like insane".
  • Florida panhandle braces as storm Alberto gains new strength

    Florida panhandle braces as storm Alberto gains new strength

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    The New Orleans area can still expect at least some rain each of the next few days, but Alberto will not be the culprit in many cases. Over 350mm of rain is possible along the coast, which in the long term will be beneficial, given the dry conditions which have prevailed in recent weeks.
  • Florida declares state of emergency ahead of storm Alberto

    Florida declares state of emergency ahead of storm Alberto

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    According to the paper, politicians at the time downplayed the storm's severity to keep tourists flocking to Florida as a vacation spot. It will bring heavy rain and winds of 100kmh (65mph) across southern states, the US National Hurricane Center said .
  • The 2018 hurricane season expected to be near or above-normal

    The 2018 hurricane season expected to be near or above-normal

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    Overall, NOAA predicts that there will be 10-16 named storms, of which 5-9 could become hurricanes, and 1-4 of those could be major hurricanes. Harvey , which drenched Texas, cost $125 billion and was the second-most expensive hurricane in USA history, after 2005's Katrina which cost $161 billion.
  • Astronaut and moonwalker Alan Bean dies at 86

    Astronaut and moonwalker Alan Bean dies at 86

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    He then commanded the second crewed flight to the United States' first space station, Skylab , in 1973. But in 1981, he gave up his NASA career to become a full-time artist. He retired from the Navy in 1975 but remained with NASA for six more years, overseeing the training of future astronauts. One of his favorite tricks was to sprinkle a little moondust from his lunar patches onto his canvases as he painted.
  • NASA Camera Melts During a SpaceX Rocket Launch

    NASA Camera Melts During a SpaceX Rocket Launch

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    While the launch went smoothly, it was an unfortunate day for one of Ingalls's cameras. As Ingalls told Space.com Wednesday , the camera was a quarter-mile from the launchpad and outside a safety perimeter. Unfortunately for him, one of his cameras was irreparably damaged during takeoff. You may have seen the image dancing across your social media feeds: a thoroughly melted camera still clinging to a tripod mount.
  • Giant canyons discovered in Antarctica

    Giant canyons discovered in Antarctica

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    The two other troughs are equally vast. In a paper released this May in Geophysical Research Letters , the researchers said these canyons are in the area where the Eastern and Western Antarctic ice sheets are situated, and the subterranean grooves are funneling the ice flow into the ocean while the two ice sheets come together.
  • When Dinosaurs Died So Did Forests And Tree-dwelling Birds

    When Dinosaurs Died So Did Forests And Tree-dwelling Birds

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    By studying bird fossils from the period prior to the impact and contrasting that with post-impact fossils, the researchers determined that ground-dwelling birds were the only ones who managed to tough it out, and they think they know why. "Today, birds are the most diverse and globally widespread group of terrestrial vertebrate animals-there are almost 11,000 living species", says Field.
  • Scientists introduce cosmochemical model for Pluto formation

    Scientists introduce cosmochemical model for Pluto formation

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    The scientists uncovered that the Sputnik Planitia , a nitrogen-rich ice glacier found on Pluto's surface, possesses a composition that resembles the one of the Comet 67P studied by the ESA's Rosetta mission . "This analysis builds upon the unbelievable successes of the New Horizons and Rosetta missions to develop our understanding of the origin and evolution of Pluto", Glein mentioned.
  • Soggy Weekend Ahead Thanks To Subtropical Storm Alberto

    Soggy Weekend Ahead Thanks To Subtropical Storm Alberto

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    After becoming a tropical storm, it could strengthen somewhat, according to the National Hurricane Center . Their effects are exactly the same, and the move in the same pattern. Forecasters have noted that the flash flood watch may need to be expanded northward later. The city's annual Memorial Day observance at the Veterans Memorial Wall is also scheduled rain or shine.
  • Memorial Day Weekend tropical system likely, flooding main impact

    Memorial Day Weekend tropical system likely, flooding main impact

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    The wet tropical mess that's been swirling off the Yucatan Peninsula for awhile has a name: subtropical storm Alberto . It does look like conditions will be favorable for some development as it moves into the Gulf Of Mexico. Little development is expected during the next couple of days due to strong upper-level winds and proximity to the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. The tropical storm watch lies from Indian Pass, Florida to Grand Isle, Louisiana.
  • Liverpool fans on way to Kiev after flight cancellations

    Liverpool fans on way to Kiev after flight cancellations

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    But I think Liverpool is my team and Anfield is my home. Reports circulated this week claiming Salah would continue fasting on Saturday despite the Champions League final being a 7.45pm kick off. "It would be incredible", defender Raphael Varane told Madrid sports daily Marca. "However, I think it is key how we defend the far post areas". "They could be a bit blase maybe, but we also have to be aware they won't panic if they go 1-0 down due to their experience of getting the job done ...
  • SpaceX launches NASA, Iridium satellites with used Falcon 9

    SpaceX launches NASA, Iridium satellites with used Falcon 9

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    Lots of them. The payload included two NASA GRACE-FO satellites. The communications satellites are part of Iridium's $3 billion effort to replace its entire globe-circling fleet with next-generation orbiters. The launch was the sixth one SpaceX completed for the satellite company of eight total it is contracted for. The McLean, Virginia, company now has 55 Iridium NEXT satellites in orbit.
  • Shocking! Alexa Echo speakers eavesdropping on users

    Shocking! Alexa Echo speakers eavesdropping on users

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    However, the woman that lives in Portland, Oregon, has said that she did not hear the smart-speaker trying to warn her that it was about to send the recording. Amazon's Alexa isn't only listening to everything you say - it's absorbing it. Amazon Alexa caught recording a private conversation and then forwarding it to a random person on contact list.
  • Elia Viviani wins stage 17 as Simon Yates retains pink

    Elia Viviani wins stage 17 as Simon Yates retains pink

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    But France's Thibaut Pinot lost more than three minutes on the stage victor to drop to fifth overall, 1min 8sec off Italy's Domenico Pozzovivo who occupies the final podium position. "To come here and repay the team for all their hard work, and jump back into the top 10 is a big day for me". "I wasn't good, I had no power.
  • Cohen Downplays Ties To Close Friend Now Cooperating With Govt

    Cohen Downplays Ties To Close Friend Now Cooperating With Govt

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    It suggests that Cohen broke a US law requiring people to register as lobbyists for foreign governments. Poroshenko wanted much more , something that could be portrayed as full talks with the US president. The BBC notes that an investigation into former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort being carried out in the Ukraine was dropped after the meeting, but it is not clear if the decision was linked to the talks.
  • Venezuelan President Maduro expels top United States diplomat amid tensions

    Venezuelan President Maduro expels top United States diplomat amid tensions

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    On a state visit to Ankara in October, Maduro hailed a "new era" in relations with Turkey, saying both countries believed in a different, multi-polar world. According to Kronick, when Hugo Chavez became Venezuela's president in 1999, the country was producing 3.5 million barrels of oil a day. White House officials unveiled the latest executive order against Maduro less than 24 hours after the embattled populist leader secured another six-year term.
  • Nurse dead in Congo as Ebola vaccination campaign starts

    Nurse dead in Congo as Ebola vaccination campaign starts

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    Congo's health ministry said there are now 28 confirmed Ebola cases, 21 probable ones and two suspected. Teams on the ground have stepped up the active search and follow up of all contacts with over 600 identified so far. More than 7,500 doses are available in Congo, WHO said Monday, adding that an additional 8,000 doses will be available in the coming days. Two more people have reportedly died from the Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo .
  • Nine killed as anti-Sterlite protest turns violent in Thoothukudi

    Nine killed as anti-Sterlite protest turns violent in Thoothukudi

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    Over 20 people, including policemen, were injured in clashes that erupted when over 20,000 people gathered for the 100th day of the protests against the copper smelting unit. Chief Minister K Palaniswami said he was concerned over the protests and subsequent deaths. My thoughts and prayers with the people of Tamil Nadu at this hour of grief.
  • PLO on Palestine's referral of Israel to the ICC

    PLO on Palestine's referral of Israel to the ICC

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    Under the court's rules, any member can request an investigation. "The state of Israel believes that this is a cynical step without legal validity", a diplomatic spokesman said in a statement . The ICC recognizes "Palestine" as a member state. While the ICC can indict suspects, it has no police force and has to rely on cooperation from member states to enforce arrest warrants.
  • Malaysia to investigate management of development company

    Malaysia to investigate management of development company

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    In a press conference, the new head of the MACC Mohd Shukri Abdull said Najib was brought in for questioning on SRC International (SRC ), and not so that the agency could arrest him. Najib denies any wrongdoing. The embattled former leader had been ordered by the MACC to explain a suspicious transfer of RM42 million (US$10.6 million) from SRC into his bank account.