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by | August 24, 2018 | 03:30

Temperatures on the Moon can reach a searing 100C in daytime, which doesn't provide the best conditions for the survival of surface ice. Despite the harsh climate, astronomers claim that only 3.5% of the areas that never see sunlight contain ice sheets.

by | August 23, 2018 | 23:12

Parts of the Space Station encroach one image, framing the eye of the storm . Camera IconThe storm boasts winds of 250km/h. Ige has also urged residents and tourists on the islands to "prepare for a significant impact", and in a press conference on Wednesday said to "be prepared to shelter in place with 14 days of food supplies and water and any other necessities".

by | August 23, 2018 | 21:58

Thomas Lawren scientists meteorological Institute called the event "terrible". We have seen several headlines over the Arctic that say either it's melting at an unimaginable pace, or global warming has created way for the ships to take the Arctic route or that the Arctic could be ice-free sooner than what most of the scientific studies have predicted so far.

by | August 23, 2018 | 18:22

On the island of Oahu, which was put on a hurricane warning late Wednesday , shelters were scheduled to open Thursday. The NWS said: "Preparations to protect life and property should be rushed to completion". Lining up at hardware centers, gas stations and grocery stores to stock up on essentials. At least one surfer making the most of some big waves on Maui on Wednesday.

by | August 23, 2018 | 11:39

The researchers chose to focus on a STEVE event in March 2008, which was recorded using both ground-based cameras created to track auroras but also NOAA's Polar Orbiting Environmental Satellite 17 , which was directly overhead at the time.

by | August 23, 2018 | 11:14

The EPA said it "empowers states, promotes energy independence, and facilitates economic growth and job creation". Some critics of the administration's plan to scale back the limits on climate change emissions noted the timing of the proposal.

by | August 23, 2018 | 01:04

Officials with the Central Pacific Hurricane Center have issued Hurricane warnings for the islands of Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Kahoolawe and the Big Island. In pictures released by the NOAA , the phenomenon known as "stadium effect" can be seen inside the eye of Hurricane Lane. Landfalling hurricanes are very rare in Hawaii, as the Central Pacific does not normally see as many storms as the Atlantic or Eastern Pacific, and the Hawaiian Islands present a very small target in the vast ...

by | August 22, 2018 | 21:58

Consumers who dispose of their old contact lenses by throwing them down the drain could be contributing to the problem of microplastic pollution , scientists say. It's important to keep the findings in perspective; Halden points out that contacts make up a "very, very small fraction" of the plastics that ultimately wind up in the ocean, and serve a far more useful objective than "frivolous" plastics like single-use bags and straws.

by | August 22, 2018 | 21:11

They call it "STEVE", which is short for " Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement ", and for a long time it was just thought to be a natural quirk of the auroras that are so typical in areas like northern Canada. "Steve" contains no charged particles, and this means that the principle of its formation is fundamentally different from classic glow. In a new study researchers scrutinized a STEVE incident in March 2008 to observe if it was generated in a homogenous manner as the aurora, ...

by | August 22, 2018 | 20:36

The National Weather Service said that Hurricane Lane had become a Category 5 hurricane, which means that it is likely to cause catastrophic damage with winds 157 miles per hour or above. A hurricane watch means that hurricane conditions are possible for the area within 48 hours. Earlier Tuesday evening, the weather service issued a hurricane warning for the Big Island.

by | August 22, 2018 | 12:48

According to Reuters , prosecutors accused Manafort of hiding $16 million he earned with Ukranian campaigns as a political consultant and then lying to banks of in order to receive $20 million in loans after that money ran out. However, the charges in both trials are not directly related to Mueller's probe. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III encouraged jurors to continue deliberations, and suggested he was not ready to consider a partial verdict.

by | August 22, 2018 | 10:23

At 11 a.m. Tuesday, Lane was about 410 miles south-southeast of Kailua Kona with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph. We take a look at the expected impacts from this storm, and why it's so rare, below. The Big Island itself has only had 14 system on record pass within a one hundred mile radius. The central Pacific basin also just doesn't see many tropical cyclones - only about 5 per year - making it much less active than the eastern Pacific Basin, near the coast of Mexico and Central America, ...

by | August 22, 2018 | 01:39

The EPA must take comment on the proposal for the next 60 days, and environmental groups are sure to fight it. The new proposed rule, which the EPA calls the "Affordable Clean Energy" rule, would eliminate Obama-era standards that would have required power plants to reduce carbon emissions either by converting from coal to cleaner sources of energy or by building carbon-capture technologies.

by | August 21, 2018 | 20:28

Turnbull also confirmed he offered Dutton the opportunity to stay on in the position but Dutton felt he could not stay on after challenging for the leadership. The prime minister, meanwhile, called for unity: "We can not allow, as I said in the party room today, our internal issues to undermine our work". Mr.

by | August 20, 2018 | 19:35

Forecasters said they also expect a large swell generated form Lane to reach southeast and east-facing shores of Hawaii Island and Maui as early as Sunday night Hawaii-time into Monday. According to the CPHC, large swells generated by Lane will impact the Hawaiian Islands this week, producing large and unsafe surf, as well as strong currents, along some shorelines.

by | August 20, 2018 | 10:52

For centuries, a massive store of carbon has been locked underground in the Arctic's permanently frozen soil known as permafrost. Even more, these water bodies accelerate the permafrost meltdown ensuring the proper ecosystem for the development of microbes that generate methane, carbon dioxide, and other greenhouse gases that, at their turn, accelerate the climate change.

by | August 19, 2018 | 07:14

While there was not a direct hit, the storm system was close enough to generate high surf to some shores. Northern Ireland, Scotland and western England are all expected to feel the effects of the severe weather, which could potentially be upgraded to a hurricane today.

by | August 19, 2018 | 03:28

Cycads , he cicadinae, are among the most ancient gymnosperms, which appeared on the planet before flowering. Pollinators bring to mind flowering plants. Then while visiting dozens of other cycads, it may happen upon a female cycad and deliver that pollen. It is believed that the mutually beneficial cooperation of Coleoptera beetles and cycads are commenced not less than 250 million years ago and possibly much earlier, although direct paleontological evidence is not found.

by | August 17, 2018 | 16:09

Storm Ernesto formed in the North Atlantic near the east coast of America on Tuesday and has since been travelling across the ocean at around 40mph. Friday in the south is set to be generally dry, although warm, humid and often rather cloudy. However, the main band of rain is set to arrive in the early hours of Sunday morning, and is then expected to pull away, leaving the skies considerably clearer by midday.

by | August 17, 2018 | 13:41

While we shouldn't see tremendously heavy rainfall, the weather service says there is the potential for damaging winds and large hail Friday afternoon and evening. Any roads that are already flooded will experience additional flooding. While rain is not as widespread as Saturday, targeted areas may get repetitive bouts of heavy showers and thunderstorms.