• Delhi wakes up to choking air quality post Diwali
Delhi wakes up to choking air quality post Diwali

Mumbai Mirror conducted a pollution test drive and joined volunteers of Aawaz Foundation to see how noisy the city was and Urban Sciences employee Naved Nakadar to check the air quality this Diwali. There was anguish and searching questions on the yawning gap between the law and its enforcement as the sun struggled to shine through murky skies, pa...

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  • Fire chief: climate change helped make California wildfires more devastating
Fire chief: climate change helped make California wildfires more devastating

While California officially emerged from a five-year drought last year, much of the northern two-thirds of the state is abnormally dry. You can also donate to various fire departments directly, including the Los Angeles Fire Department , and the Red Cross is providing help to those in need.

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  • Federal judge blocks Keystone XL pipeline
Federal judge blocks Keystone XL pipeline

The major oil pipeline proposed by Calgary-based TransCanada Corp. would link Alberta's oilsands to refineries and overseas markets on the Texas Gulf Coast. The decision to deny the pipeline permit came after the completion of a long-awaited final environmental impact statement - 11 volumes of analysis released in 2014.

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  • New Delhi under cloud of smog as pollution level jumps
New Delhi under cloud of smog as pollution level jumps

Despite the Supreme Courts directives, people in Delhi-NCR on Wednesday continued to burst crackers on Diwali well past the 10 p.m. deadline though the air quality index (AQI) showed a slight improvement over previous year. Air quality will be "bad" on Thursday, 8 November - a day after Diwali - even if "partial toxic crackers" are used as comp...

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  • Brazil's far-right president-elect eyes close United States ties
Brazil's far-right president-elect eyes close United States ties

Mr. Bolsonaro, the so-called " Trump of the Tropics", is a notoriously divisive figure, whose hardline approach has deeply divided Latin America's largest country. "Bolsonaro is more convincing to Brazilians than his opponent was on issues like anti-corruption, security and, most importantly, the economy". He noted that Nigeria shares historical...

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  • Blue Origin's New Glenn rocket wins Air Force contract
Blue Origin's New Glenn rocket wins Air Force contract

William Roper, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics. United Launch Alliance , a partnership between Boeing and Lockheed Martin, won a $967 million contract to develop its Vulcan Centaur rocket, a powerful launcher that will replace the company's venerable Delta 4 and Atlas 5 boosters.

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  • Hurricane Michael strengthens as thousands flee
Hurricane Michael strengthens as thousands flee

The rainfall could lead to "life-threatening" flash floods and mudslides in mountainous regions , the hurricane center said . The cone of probability for Hurricane Michael as of 1 a.m. Most of the rain was blamed on a low-pressure system off the Pacific coast, but Michael in the Caribbean could have also contributed. Michael's trek to Florid...

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  • First SpaceX West Coast rocket landing lights up California sky
First SpaceX West Coast rocket landing lights up California sky

The rocket's previously flown first stage then flipped around and returned to the Vandenberg Air Force Base launch site, chalking up SpaceX's first West Coast landing. Watch the moment the Falcon 9's booster landed right on the button on LZ-4. The rocket, built by Elon Musk's SpaceX, was carrying the satellite SAOCOM 1A.

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  • Florence regroups as Tropical Storm Kirk; slim chance for Carolina repeat
Florence regroups as Tropical Storm Kirk; slim chance for Carolina repeat

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Kirk chugged across the southern Atlantic on a westward heading toward the Lesser Antilles. 11 a.m. UPDATE: Tropical Storm Kirk continues its westward trek, and is now moving west at 21 miles per hour. The disturbance is next in line to become a tropical depression - an upgrade is expected by Sunday morning. There ...

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  • More flooding feared for SC
More flooding feared for SC

A ninth person has died in SC because of Hurricane Florence bringing the total death toll for the massive storm and its subsequent record-shattering flooding to 42 people. "We had to evacuate again, all over again, and got trapped in a bunch of water in a auto and nearly lost our lives", she said. "We put a lot of heart and soul into putting it b...

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  • SpaceX moon passenger to invite artists on journey
SpaceX moon passenger to invite artists on journey

Had SpaceX followed through with that plan, it could have returned humans to the moon near the 50th anniversary of NASA's historic Apollo 8 mission around the moon in December 1968. Maezawa appear unfazed, talking about fusing his love of art and expression and a lifelong dream of going into space aboard SpaceX's BFR rocket .

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  • SpaceX will take a Japanese billionaire on a trip around the Moon
SpaceX will take a Japanese billionaire on a trip around the Moon

Find out who's flying and why on Monday, September 17'. SpaceX said the mission will use the Big Falcon Rocket , or BFR - which is still being developed. "The reason for creating SpaceX was to accelerate the advent of humanity becoming a space bearing civilisations, to advance rocket technology to become a multiplanet species and becoming ...

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  • Flash flood fears as Florence grinds on
Flash flood fears as Florence grinds on

Firefighters and rescue crews in Wilmington, North Carolina stopped to pray outside the house where a fallen tree killed a mother and her 8-month-old baby. High tides in Wilmington, North Carolina on Friday will be mid-afternoon and again early Saturday morning. Populated coastline: 11 million Americans live in areas under storm watches and w...

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  • Storm Helene to bring wet and windy weather to Ireland
Storm Helene to bring wet and windy weather to Ireland

The tropical storm is tracking to the west at 20 miles per hour with top winds of 60 miles per hour with higher gusts. The Miami-based center says the center of the eye moved ashore with top sustained winds of 90 miles per hour (150 kph), making Florence a Category 1 hurricane in terms of wind intensity.

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  • How Hurricane Florence Will Affect Flights Has Airlines Offering Some Relief
How Hurricane Florence Will Affect Flights Has Airlines Offering Some Relief

The storm's first effects were already apparent on barrier islands as unsafe rip currents hit beaches and seawater flowed over a state highway. The National Weather Service reported Sunday that more than 20 people had to be pulled from the ocean off Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach, The Wilmington Star reported.

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  • Susan Collins: Leftists Are Trying To Bribe Me To Vote Against Kavanaugh
Susan Collins: Leftists Are Trying To Bribe Me To Vote Against Kavanaugh

The move was expected - senators routinely delay committee business for one week, which is allowed under the panel's rules. MSNBC host and reporter Kasie Hunt said on Wednesday that the tactics being waged by liberals against Sen. So, it's surprising to see Sen. "It still seems like they're saying if you don't do what we want we will spend $1 m...

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  • Hurricane Florence to hit USA coast, hundreds of thousands evacuated from homes
Hurricane Florence to hit USA coast, hundreds of thousands evacuated from homes

Florence was located about 325 miles (520 km) east-southeast of Myrtle beach, South Carolina , with maximum sustained winds of 110 miles per hour (175 km per hour), the Miami, Florida-based weather forecaster said . People fleeing coastal North and SC clogged highways as Florence bore down for a direct hit in the low-lying region dense with beach...

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  • Here's what the DC region can expect from Hurricane Florence
Here's what the DC region can expect from Hurricane Florence

More than 1 million residents have been ordered to evacuate the coastline of the three states, while university campuses, schools and factories were being shuttered. And there will be flooding in the inland areas as well. Similar declarations were made earlier in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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  • Norman reduced to a tropical storm
Norman reduced to a tropical storm

Olivia would be the second tropical system to hit the Hawaiian Islands this year. If you are one of those with "storm-fatigue" and you aren't anxious about the latest hurricane threat, Central Pacific Hurricane Center says think twice. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles from the eye and tropical storm-force winds extend up ...

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  • Tropical Storm Helene moves toward western coast of Africa
Tropical Storm Helene moves toward western coast of Africa

According to meteorologist Ryan Maue, there may be a chance that the storm could turn away. But that may must be a blip as it is forecast to re-intensify and return to hurricane strength by this weekend. It is not yet known if Florence will make landfall. The NHC encouraged residents along the east coast to review their hurricane plans. ...

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  • Tropical Storm Gordon Forms over South Florida
Tropical Storm Gordon Forms over South Florida

The area along the coast (including parts of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi), is now under a hurricane watch, and forecasters do believe that the storm could reach a Category 1 hurricane before it reaches land. The area of greatest risk Monday night will shift to the west coast of Florida from Tampa to Fort Meyers as Tropical Storm Gordon ...

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  • Kavanaugh pledges to be 'team player' on Supreme Court
Kavanaugh pledges to be 'team player' on Supreme Court

He also said 70 people in the audience were arrested. Patrick Leahy of Vermont. Evidence has emerged, the report said, that one protester "may have been coerced into her activism with cold, hard cash". Wade . "Respect for precedent is important". Kennedy was a solid conservative but sided with the court's liberals on some issues, includ...

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"Handmaids" are protesting at Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing

With his hand extended, Mr Guttenberg appeared to introduce himself - but after looking directly at him for a few seconds, Mr Kavanaugh turned and walked away. "I don't decide cases based on personal or policy preferences". "A judge must interpret the Constitution as written, informed by history and tradition and precedent".

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  • Tropical wave could rain on your Labor Day holiday; Florence forming?
Tropical wave could rain on your Labor Day holiday; Florence forming?

The Atlantic hurricane season has been relatively quiet, but it looks like that is about to change. However, the weather service doesnt believe the tropical wave poses a threat to the region because its so disorganized. After Florence, the next name on the 2018 storm list is Gordon. Their current 7-day forecast is for mostly warm and dry weather ...

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  • In Our View: Energy Rule Costly, Deadly
In Our View: Energy Rule Costly, Deadly

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal would give states wide latitude for determining how to cut greenhouse gases from the power sector, a key contributor in the U.S.to climate change. Assistant administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation Bill Wehrum told reporters on Tuesday that the short-term, rate-based test aligns the...

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