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The sap can cause painful blisters that can form and become "dark and pigmented", and scars that can last up to six years, according to the NYDEC. According to the DEC, the toxic plant grows in New York , Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Oregon, Washington, Michigan , Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
  • Farmer, ethanol producers rally during EPA chief's visit

    Farmer, ethanol producers rally during EPA chief's visit

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    Senator Jim Inhofe. Pruitt was also under fire this week by a conservative nonprofit group from Iowa, which created a 30-second television ad this week and said "for the good of the country, Pruitt must go". Farmers, biofuel leaders and local politicians gathered at the Falls Park Farmers Market after a tractor parade from Howard Wood Field through downtown Sioux Falls, where a crowd of about 200 held a rally against Pruitt's inaction, according to the South Dakota Corn Growers ...
  • NASA Sued Over Vial Of Moon Dust Gifted By Neil Armstrong

    NASA Sued Over Vial Of Moon Dust Gifted By Neil Armstrong

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    Laura Murray Cicco filed a lawsuit on June 6 at the US District Court in Kansas, alleging that there's no law that prevents people from possessing such type of materials. Reacting to the lawsuit, a NASA spokesperson said it would be "inappropriate" for the space agency to comment. When Armstrong stepped onto the lunar surface, he said: " That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind ".
  • Rate of Antarctica's ice melting has tripled since 2012, study finds

    Rate of Antarctica's ice melting has tripled since 2012, study finds

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    During the same period, the loss of ice for the Antarctic Peninsula went up from seven billion tonnes annually to 33 billion tonnes annually. Antarctica was losing around 49 billion tons of ice a year in the mid-1990s, which went up to an average 219 billion tons a year between 2012 and 2017, the study found .
  • Stephen Hawking’s Voice To Be Beamed 3,500 Light Years Into Space

    Stephen Hawking’s Voice To Be Beamed 3,500 Light Years Into Space

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    The service included readings by actor Benedict Cumberbatch , who played Hawking in a BBC drama, and astronaut Tim Peake . Accompanied by the sounds of Greek composer Vangelis, Hawking's message of " peace and hope " will begin its journey from the European Space Agency satellite dish at the Cebreros station in Spain.
  • Epic Antarctic ice sheet melt speeding up sea level rise

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    In its Fifth Assessment Report , the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change suggested that average sea level rose by 7.5 inches between 1901 and 2010. Ice shelf collapse in the Antarctic Peninsula is another major contributor, whereas less certain estimates of East Antarctica's mass change suggest the region may have gained a negligible amount of ice.
  • US, Mexico, Canada win 2026 World Cup bid

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    After the Men's National Team failed to reach this summer's tournament, which kicks off Thursday in Russian Federation, the United Bid (a cooperative between the U.S., Mexico and Canada) won the right to host the 2026 World Cup . The attractive game transcends borders and cultures. FIFA's official list for the 2018 World Cup showed nine of the 32 teams chose base camps separate from any of the tournament venues, some of them in cities with fewer than 100,000 residents.
  • NASA rover falls silent as very big dust storm envelops Mars

    NASA rover falls silent as very big dust storm envelops Mars

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    Luckily, NASA has since made contact with the rover, which is encouraging sign. NASA's long-lived Opportunity Mars rover is hunkering down to conserve power in a bid to weather a huge dust storm blanketing the red planet that has, in effect, turned day into night for the solar-powered robot.
  • SpaceX proposes grand expansion plans for NASA's Kennedy Space Centre

    SpaceX proposes grand expansion plans for NASA's Kennedy Space Centre

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    SpaceX and NASA are getting serious. SpaceX is hoping to initiate about 30 orbital launches by 2018, a record for any country on the number of missions and that too by a single company alone. "The goal of this action is to develop a site that supports ..." The tower may stretch 300 feet high, according to the plans. If constructed, the Falcon hangar will measure approximately 133,000 square feet and could help SpaceX save a substantial amount of money per launch.
  • Massive Dust Storm Threatens Mars Rover

    Massive Dust Storm Threatens Mars Rover

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    In 2007, the rover rode out a similar storm that lasted for two weeks. The map demonstrated the rising storm with a blue point depicting the location of the Opportunity rover . "In a matter of days, the storm had ballooned". Scientists gauge the strength of a dust storm using the unit tau, a measurement of the atmosphere's opacity.
  • Democrats ask FBI, Justice Department to investigate Scott Pruitt

    Democrats ask FBI, Justice Department to investigate Scott Pruitt

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    Outside he's being attacked very viciously by the press. Pruitt is now facing multiple inquiries from ethics watchdogs, federal auditors and congressional committees into his actions at the agency. EPA travel vouchers also show Pruitt charged taxpayers last September for a $1,210 one-way flight and $669 in hotel costs to appear at a conference of a New York City-based nonprofit, Concordia.
  • French farmers block refineries over palm oil imports

    French farmers block refineries over palm oil imports

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    The French farmers' blockades at oil refineries to oppose the government approval of Total's use of imported palm oil at a biofuel plant was " illegal ", said Agriculture Minister Stephane Travert. Recently, it has invested €275 million ($324 million) to transform a refinery at La Mede, in southern France , into a plant that can make 500,000 tons of biodiesel per year.
  • Indian lab discovers large exoplanet around a Sun-like star

    Indian lab discovers large exoplanet around a Sun-like star

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    The star the planets orbit is located in the constellation of the Sextant at 50 parsecs from the Sun - that means it's about 160 light years away. In a post on its website, the Indian Space Research Organisation ( ISRO ) said that the name of the planet is EPIC 211945201b or K2-236b.
  • How can Rwandans beat plastic pollution?

    How can Rwandans beat plastic pollution?

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    Past year the National Green Tribunal introduced a ban on disposable plastics in Delhi , while non-biodegradable plastic bags are banned in many states."Halving the plastic input from the catchment areas of these rivers would already be a major success", says Schmidt.
  • NASA rover finds building blocks of life on Mars

    NASA rover finds building blocks of life on Mars

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    But National Aeronautics and Space Administration scientists emphasized there could be nonbiological explanations for both discoveries made by the Curiosity rover at a site called Gale crater , leaving the issue of Martian life a tantalizing but unanswered question.
  • NASA solves the mystery of Jupiter's lightning

    NASA solves the mystery of Jupiter's lightning

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    Perhaps the spacecraft will be able to find answers for the remaining questions when it swoops over the planet's mysterious cloud tops once more. According to NASA , this is the largest database of low-frequency radio emissions to ever be recorded from lightning sources on Jupiter.
  • Scientists find 540-million-year-old animal footprints

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    The fossils date back to almost 3.5 billion years ago and are strong evidence of the earliest life that existed on Earth . They published their findings Wednesday in the journal Science Advances . These legs raised the animal's body above the sediment it was moving across. This is considered the earliest animal fossil footprint record. Bilaterian animals such as arthropods and annelids have paired appendages and are among the most diverse animals today and in the geological past.
  • Trio of astronauts blast off to international space station

    Trio of astronauts blast off to international space station

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    The Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft lifted off at 11:12 UTC (17:12 in Kazakhstan) from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Meanwhile, SpaceX will launch its Falcon Heavy rocket for a second time in late October. Other astronauts are already working at the ISS. The International Space Station's newest crew members are en route to their new home. Russian astronaut Anton Shkaplerov, Norishige Kanai of Japan and American Scott Tingle will end their 168 day mission, handing over command to the ...
  • Sucking Carbon Dioxide from the Air to Produce Gasoline? - Hit & Run

    Sucking Carbon Dioxide from the Air to Produce Gasoline? - Hit & Run

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    One of the main criticisms against the development of new technologies like these is that it is all just a distraction from the more boring efforts that could be done to cut carbon emissions here and now. Carbon Engineering has secured $30 million to date. The CO2 can be pressurized and put into a pipeline and disposed of underground. The H2 is then combined with Carbon dioxide to make liquid hydrocarbons using conventional chemical engineering technology.
  • Dead whale sparks marine fears in Thailand

    Dead whale sparks marine fears in Thailand

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    The whale was discovered in a canal in the southern province of Songkhla, and veterinarians and volunteers tried to save it for five days. According to the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR), the whale began heaving out pieces of plastic bags before dying on Friday.
  • World's oldest footprints found in China

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    Previously, it was believed animals with pairs of legs capable of leaving such footprints first appeared during the "Cambrian Explosion " about 541 to 510 million years ago. In fact, the China discovery represents one of the earliest known records of animals evolving appendages. This is a group of animals characterised by having paired appendages - in this case, perhaps, paired legs.
  • Woman gored in bison attack in Yellowstone National Park

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    Yellowstone officials say Kim Hancock, 59, of Santa Rosa, was among a group of people that got too close to the bison Wednesday morning on a boardwalk at Fountain Paint Pot in the Lower Geyser Basin. On Tuesday , a 53-year-old Texas woman was walking between two cabins at the hotel and surprised by an elk along a wall with a calf nearby. There was one incident in 2017 and five in 2015.
  • Make the Environment Free of Plastics, Not Free For Plastics!

    Make the Environment Free of Plastics, Not Free For Plastics!

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    Most of this plastic garbage clogging waterways and landfill is single-use items like straws, bags and cutlery. Gujarat has also launched "Plastic-waste free Gujarat" drive on June 5. "Pledges like this ignore the stark reality of what's happening in this country - we've got plastic waste being stockpiled by councils with no place to go, there are no industrial-scale composting facilities for bioplastic and there are no bans on plastic bags, cutlery and other easy-to-eliminate plastic ...
  • When did animals leave their first footprint on Earth?

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    The research by a Chinese team appears in Science Advances journal . This is considered the earliest animal fossil footprint record. These trackways, preserved near burrows, were discovered in Dengying Formation - a rich fossil preserve in China's south - and constitute the first evidence confirming that an ancient group of animals called bilateria actually pre-dates the Cambrian explosion .
  • Frenchman aiming to swim across Pacific Ocean

    Frenchman aiming to swim across Pacific Ocean

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    He will swim approximately eight hours a day. Lecomte is shaking off any personal threat. In this picture taken on June 3, 2018, French swimmer Benoit "Ben" Lecomte poses during an interview with AFP in Choshi, Chiba prefecture. "In the Atlantic, I swam for five days with a shark following me, its fin circling", shrugged Lecomte, who previously suffered nasty stings when jellyfish got caught in his snorkel.
  • What has Nasa found on Mars? Alien life? Watch announcement livestream here

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    The scientists hope to find better preserved organic compounds with Curiosity or other rovers that would allow them to check for chemical signatures of life. "The seasonal methane peaks in the summer of the Martian northern hemisphere so the source has to be affected by those increasing temperatures from greater sunlight", astrophysicist Alan Duffy from Swinburne University in Australia told ScienceAlert.
  • NASA's Mars Curiosity rover labs back in action

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    The problem kept the robotic vehicle from extracting and analyzing Martian rock samples and severely affected the mission. The drill bit of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover over one of the sample inlets on the rover's deck. Both MarCO-A and B successfully completed a set of communications tests in the past couple of weeks, said John Baker, program manager for planetary SmallSats at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory , Pasadena, California.
  • Earliest animal footprints found in China

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    The findings are reported in Science Advances . On closer analysis, the team found the marks comprise two rows of imprints that they believe were left by a creature scurrying along a riverbed, at a time when life had not yet colonised dry land.
  • Congo's Virunga park to remain closed after deadly attacks

    Congo's Virunga park to remain closed after deadly attacks

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    Park ranger Rachel Makissa Baraka, 25, was killed trying to defend them. Britons Robert Jesty and Bethan Davies and their Congolese driver were kidnapped three weeks ago by gunmen in the east of the park and released three days later. Established in 1925 close by Lake Kivu and the Nyiragongo volcano, Virunga is home to about a quarter of the world's population of critically endangered mountain gorillas , as well as to eastern lowland gorillas, chimpanzees, okapis, lions, elephants and ...
  • Londoners join Kinder Morgan pipeline protest

    Londoners join Kinder Morgan pipeline protest

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    First Personal Svcs has invested 0.08% in Kinder Morgan, Inc . (NYSE: KMI ) for 1,802 shares. Kinder Morgan's dividend payout ratio is presently 121.21%. Kinder Morgan Canada (TSE:KML) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 18th. The government should immediately table details of the "Kinder Morgan bailout", B.C.
  • UN says world choking on plastic as environmental crisis grows

    UN says world choking on plastic as environmental crisis grows

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    Almost one third of the plastic packaging we use globally reportedly escapes collection systems, which means that it ends up clogging our streets, blocking our drains, polluting our national environment on land and in the sea. "We plan to launch this pilot in the fourth quarter of 2018". "The judges got to know our business, our ambitions and our commitment, so to win the top prize is all the more rewarding", said Sian Miles, Purchasing Director, RPC bpi recycled products .
  • Days feel longer? Blame the Moon for moving slowly away from Earth

    Days feel longer? Blame the Moon for moving slowly away from Earth

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    What's even more interesting is that according to them, the moon will keep on moving further away from our planet, making days even longer than they are now. Prof. Meyers and his team are seeking better ways of knowing what our planetary neighbours were doing billions of years ago. Using such an approach, Meyers and colleagues assessed variations in Earth's axis of rotation both in more recent and earlier times, while also addressing uncertainty.
  • Collective gravity, not Planet Nine, may explain the orbits of "detached objects"

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    There is something out there, beyond Neptune - it is large and dense, affecting the orbit of dwarf planets just outside the Solar System. Scientists doubted the existence of Planet X. "While we're not able to say that this pattern killed the dinosaurs", Fleisig said, "it's tantalizing". In some ways it's easier to imagine a grouping of large, rocky asteroids than it is to imagine a massive unseen planet, but it's far from a confirmation.
  • 3 astronauts make two-day launch to International Space Station

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    NASA TV will feature live streaming coverage of the docking process, as well as the hatch opening and welcoming process, beginning at 8:15 a.m. Friday. The three arriving astronauts will remain aboard until December. While at the ISS, the crew will continue working on experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science.
  • ISS astronauts return to Earth safely

    ISS astronauts return to Earth safely

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    Roscosmos posted on Thursday a video of Shkaplerov and fellow cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev practicing in the ISS with an Adidas Telstar 18 football. News agency Tass reported that it was to be used in the opening game, although this has not been confirmed by global football federation Fifa.