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Eight rare rhinos die during relocation

The Kenya Wildlife Service had originally planned to translocate 14 black rhinos from two of Kenya's national parks: Nairobi and Lake Nakuru. According to...


Ireland becomes world's first nation to divest from fossil fuels

The bill is expected to quickly pass in the upper house of parliament and could become law this year. Ireland made history on Thursday 12 July by becoming...


Tropical Storm Chris tracking towards Atlantic Canada

Northern Ireland and Scotland will be lashed by showers on Sunday before Wales and England face wet weather on Monday, the forecasting chart suggests. There is ...


SpaceX will launch the Israeli station on the moon

Its first task will be to plant an Israeli flag on the moon, organizers said. The project began as part of the Google Lunar XPrize, which offered United State...


Kavanaugh begins Senate charm offensive as Democrats roll out opposition strategy

John McCain , R-Ariz., at home getting treatment for brain cancer. Do you think Kavanaugh is a good pick? The Senate eliminated its filibuster rule for S...


Instagram model attacked by shark while posing for photo

A University of Miami student who was bitten by a nurse shark in the Bahamas this summer is recovering from the attack. Zarutskie hopes her modeling caree...


Who Is Andrew Wheeler, Trump's New EPA Chief?

Matt Dempsey, an energy lobbyist at consultancy FTI, said Wheeler will be less controversial than Pruitt but without altering the agenda. Andrew Wheeler bec...


Tropical storm Chris is third named storm of 2018 Hurricane season

A flash-flood watch remained in effect for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands from late Sunday through Monday evening, NWS San Juan said on Twitter . Wh...


Starbucks plans to stop offering plastic straws by 2020

Pressure has been building for businesses to shed single-use plastic straws due to the threat they pose to marine life and the health of the world's oceans. A n...


Flooding still possible though Tropical Storm Watch lifted

After pushing across Dominica and moving into the Caribbean Sea the remnants of Beryl will encounter strong wind shear weakening the system even more but it s...


Immigration patrols near northern border

The incidents were thought to have occurred in the Gulf of ME on June 24 and 25 in the disputed waters around Machias Seal Island and North Rock, according ...


Hurricane Beryl loses some strength, now with 75 miles per hour winds

At this hour, TD2 has maximum sustained winds of 35 mph and moving to the W at 16 mph. Upper-level winds will become hostile by the time the system nears the ...


Hawaii bans sunscreens harmful to marine life

The bill recognizes exceptions for people who are prescribed the sunscreens for medical needs. "When you think about it, our island paradise, surrounded by co...


Trump Accepts Scott Pruitt Resignation After EPA Chief Reaches Peak Swampiness

They include responding to congressional oversight letters in a complete, accurate, and timely manner; implementing the Toxic Substances Control Act and withdra...


Ford to officially wind down green programs funded through cap and trade

Decisions to continue any specific initiatives now supported by the fund will need to be paid for out of the tax base and will be made on a case-by-case basis i...


Lions eat poachers in African game reserve

The dog's handler heard a loud commotion coming from the lions and figured that's what set off the dog. Police have not identified the slain humans, and they'...


Tropical Depression forms in the Atlantic

Moving about 15 miles per hour to the west, the storm system is expected to interact with upper level winds and Sarahan Dust this weekend, prohibiting any furth...


NASA set to test 'quiet' supersonic flights

From November, the U.S. space agency will use supersonic F/A-18 Hornet jets over Galveston to mimic the sonic profile of the X-59 while a group of around 500 re...


EPA head Scott Pruitt is latest to be confronted in a restaurant

I had to say something. Mink listed regulations that Pruitt has rolled back, including emissions standards for cars and trucks. On Air Force One on Tuesda...


It is still hot and humid in Toronto

The cool down will be short lived, as heat and humidity will return on Tuesday and persist through most of this week. The recent heat wave has plagued central...


How air pollution increases risk of diabetes

Air pollution caused one in seven new cases of diabetes in 2016, according to a U.S. study , which found even low levels raised the chances of developing the ...


This helper robot is blasting off to the International Space Station

Included in the payload will be the space station's very first AI-powered assistant. The metal and plastic intelligent robot, built using 3D printing, works...


Trump says he is considering two women for Supreme Court

Supreme Court but hasn't begun interviews with the finalists. But the opening on the court will allow Trump to choose a conservative justice who is more li...


Excessive heat warning continues today | Weather

The advisory is a public alert that people's heath can be impacted by the heat . This is the first excessive heat warning to be issued in Western New Yo...


Supreme Court Abortion Rights Threat Will Be Election Boost for Democrats

Kennedy retires from the court July 31. Earlier in the day Gorsuch, 49, was sworn in as the 113th Associate Justice in a private ceremony at the Supreme Court...


Donald Trump lauds travel ban ruling

In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court bench handed over President Trump one of his biggest victories since taking charge of the White House in January past year,...


Justice Kennedy retiring; Trump gets 2nd Supreme Court pick

He notified President Trump in a letter Wednesday, telling him that effective July 31, he would "end my regular active status as an Associate Justice of the...


Blood moon is coming

There's another lunar eclipse in late July and it coincides with a particularly bright Mars. A consolation prize for us here in the United States will be a br...


Roughly 230,000 gallons of oil spilled in Doon

BNSF railroad spokesman Andy Williams says workers have unloaded oil from 10 of the oil tank cars that didn't leak after Friday's derailment. 32 oil tanker ca...


World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62

As the founder of our world renowned breeding program her legacy is phenomenal with descendants living all over the world. Puan had eleven children and 54 des...


Donald Trump to sign executive order to keep immigrant families together

TRUMP: "We're keeping families together, and this will solve that problem ". It also suggests the government intends to hold the families indefinitely by chal...


Mars to come closest to Earth in 15 years next month

What makes it very unique is that, in addition to getting Mars closer to Earth, it will also bring the red planet to the closest point to the sun in its orbit...


Astronomers See Distant Eruption as Black Hole Destroys Star

Using radio telescopes and infrared telescopes, an global team of astrophysicists was able to observe a star twice as massive as the Sun passing near one of t...


Antarctica ice melting at alarming rate

The Eastern Antarctic ice sheet, which is more protected from the ocean, has actually seen a slight rise in its coverage by about 5 billion tonnes. The water hi...


Leading scientific journal says rate of Antarctic ice loss has tripled

The greater part of the continent known as East Antarctica is close to a state of balance, gaining 5 billion tonnes (5.5 billion tons) of ice per year on aver...