Red tide prompts state of emergency

Rick Scott . Mote Marine Laboratory has received $100,000 from the state to help recover and rescue scores of marine animals affected by Florida's red tide. Hurricane Irma made landfall in September 2017 in two Florida locations only to be foll... More..

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Night sky festival this weekend at Shenandoah National Park
by | Sunday, August 12, 2018

Night sky festival this weekend at Shenandoah National Park

This year is an especially good one for watching the Perseid shower as the moon will be in its least visible phase so its light won't be dominating the sky. According to information on the NASA website, the ...More..

SpaceX Re-Launches 'Block 5' Rocket for 1st Time, Nails Landing Again
by | Thursday, August 09, 2018

SpaceX Re-Launches 'Block 5' Rocket for 1st Time, Nails Landing Again

Merah Putih translates into "red and white" and is a reference to the colors on Indonesia's national flag. Tonight's focus on the refurbished, soot-stained booster stole the spotlight from Merah Putih, an S...More..

The toxic red tide that’s decimating Florida’s marine life
by | Tuesday, August 07, 2018

The toxic red tide that’s decimating Florida’s marine life

However, there has yet to be a firm link established between nutrient pollution and the severity of red tide , according to Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium. Polluted discharges from Lake Okeechobee are b...More..

by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

Trump administration wants to roll back Obama-era mileage standards

Since the Trump Administration announced its intent to roll back current fuel standards, Congressman DeSaulnier called for a national boycott of any company that does not commit to maintaining the Obama or C...More..

These Astronauts Will Fly SpaceX, Boeing Spacecraft to the ISS
by | Sunday, August 05, 2018

These Astronauts Will Fly SpaceX, Boeing Spacecraft to the ISS

On one side, Boeing showed off its spacesuit, a handsome blue uniform, next to SpaceX's sleek black-and-white suit. At a press briefing Friday, Lt. In this illustration, a Boeing CST-100 Starliner space...More..

Trump Administration Rolls Back Fuel Economy Standards For Cars
by | Saturday, August 04, 2018

Trump Administration Rolls Back Fuel Economy Standards For Cars

Meanwhile, California's strict fuel economy and emissions standards have caused financial losses for carmakers, which must raise prices on cars elsewhere to make up for the loss, the proposal states. We a...More..

Polar bear killed after it attacked an Arctic cruise ship guard
by | Monday, July 30, 2018

Polar bear killed after it attacked an Arctic cruise ship guard

The injured guard, who was not identified, was flown by helicopter to a nearby hospital, according to Hapag-Lloyd Cruises . The polar bear was shot dead by another employee as it attacked their colleague. "L...More..

Date, timings and how to watch the blood moon
by | Sunday, July 29, 2018

Date, timings and how to watch the blood moon

Whether a full moon turns coppery red depends entirely on the atmospheric conditions and how much dust is in the air to bounce off the light from the sun. A blood moon rises at Arpoador beach in Rio de Janeir...More..

Longest complete lunar eclipse of this century
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Longest complete lunar eclipse of this century

The fullest eclipse , at 2022 GMT, was visible from Europe, Russia, Africa, the Middle East, much of Asia and Australi a though clouds blocked out the moon in some places. This is estimated to be the longe...More..

Flooding, wind damage possible as storms sweep through NC
by | Saturday, July 28, 2018

Flooding, wind damage possible as storms sweep through NC

Variable cloudiness, breezy, and humid; a few showers and a thunderstorm. Thursday the heat returns with highs reaching the upper 80s which is closer to normal for this time and rain chances will go down ju...More..

Red planet and 'blood moon' pair up to dazzle skygazers
by | Friday, July 27, 2018

Red planet and 'blood moon' pair up to dazzle skygazers

The atmosphere filters out most of the sun's blue light, so the moon looks red. "It will appear as a bright reddish star, and even if the opposition brightness won't be quite as good for the next few years,...More..

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than ever
by | Sunday, July 22, 2018

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than ever

However, a Blue Origin employee with first-hand knowledge of the pricing strategy said that the company will be charging passengers in the range of $200,000 to $300,000. On Wednesday's flight, Blue Origin ...More..

A dozen new moons for Jupiter!
by | Saturday, July 21, 2018

A dozen new moons for Jupiter!

The main task of Dr. Sheppard's team is searching for Planet Nine , a hypothesized planet far beyond Neptune that appears to be jostling objects at the edge of the solar system. Some of the outer moons, on the...More..

Ten newly found moons of Jupiter include a 'wrong-way driver'
by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Ten newly found moons of Jupiter include a 'wrong-way driver'

Astronomers looking for stuff in the outer Solar System have received a huge and unexpected surprise - the accidental discovery of 12 previously unknown moons in orbit around Jupiter . The moons Sheppard spied...More..

Jaguar escapes at Audubon Zoo, kills 6 animals
by | Monday, July 16, 2018

Jaguar escapes at Audubon Zoo, kills 6 animals

Saturday morning. The zoo described the fatal attacks as a "tragic loss", but noted that no human injuries were reported . An "after action review" is taking place to determine how the killer cat got free....More..

Partisan Divide Deepens Over Trump’s Supreme Court Pick
by | Friday, July 13, 2018

Partisan Divide Deepens Over Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

Three Democrats voted for Trump's first Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, last year. Democrats, including Senators Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin, are anxious Kavanaugh could try to weaken the Affordabl...More..

by | Friday, July 13, 2018

Russian Cargo Ship Makes Fastest-ever Trip to Space Station

NASA said that the fast trip to the station was meant to test an expedited capability that could be used on future Russian cargo and crew launch missions. Dr Gerst, a geophysicist who was selected in 2009 to t...More..

EPA's new boss unlikely to change Trump environmental policy
by | Sunday, July 08, 2018

EPA's new boss unlikely to change Trump environmental policy

Pruitt's travel records showed the U.S. government spent United States dollars 17,000 in taxpayer money on the trip to promote USA exports of "liquefied natural gas", which is not part of the EPA's jurisdiction...More..

Senators Who Will Likely Decide The Next Supreme Court Justice
by | Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Senators Who Will Likely Decide The Next Supreme Court Justice

The Trump presidential campaign of 2016 put together an initial list with input from conservative lawyers and activists steeped in the politics of judicial nominations. "I'm not going to ask them that questio...More..