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Science Trudeau: Canada to push bans and plastic EPR
Author: 0 Trudeau: Canada to push bans and plastic EPR

According to a press release from Trudeau, a member of the Liberal Party of Canada , the federal government will ban items such as plastic bags, straws , cutlery, plates and stir sticks as early as 2021. A previous version gave an incorrect date for the EU's limits on single-use plastics to begin. Canada also aims to "work with provinces and territories to introduce standards, and targets, for companies that manufacture plastic products or sell items with plastic packaging".

Science NASA will open the International Space Station to tourists in 2020
Author: 0 NASA will open the International Space Station to tourists in 2020

These travelers would be ferried to the orbiter exclusively by the two United States companies now developing transport vehicles for NASA: SpaceX , with its Crew Dragon capsule, and Boeing , which is building one called Starliner. "NASA is providing a forecast of its minimum long-term, low-Earth orbit requirements, representing the type and amount of services that NASA intends to purchase when those services become commercially available".

Science Canadian Government to Ban Single-Use Plastics as Early as 2021
Author: 0 Canadian Government to Ban Single-Use Plastics as Early as 2021

Best to view Trudeau's latest election promise of a single-use plastics ban in Canada by as early as 2021, with the same skepticism we should have viewed his 2015 election prediction the Canadian government under his leadership would have a $1 billion surplus this year.

Science Near-record 'Dead Zone' forecast for Gulf of Mexico
Author: 0 Near-record 'Dead Zone' forecast for Gulf of Mexico

Its increase has been facilitated by abnormally intense spring rainfall in many parts of the basin of the MS, have identified experts from the National oceanic and atmospheric administration . The largest gulf dead zone ever recorded-8,776 square miles-occurred in 2017. This nutrient pollution, mainly from agriculture and developed land runoff in the Mississippi River watershed, is affecting coastal resources and habitats in the Gulf by stimulating algal growth.

Science Massive Metal 'Anomaly' Detected 180 Miles Beneath The Surface Of The Moon
Author: 0 Massive Metal 'Anomaly' Detected 180 Miles Beneath The Surface Of The Moon

The study's lead author, Dr Peter B James , says that the mass is just unbelievably huge: "Imagine taking a pile of metal five times larger than the Big Island of Hawaii and burying it underground". James is assistant professor of planetary geophysics at Baylor's College. The gravitational tug of the Moon was mapped on the NASA's GRAIL mission , where two spaceships used one another to ping signals for more than a year.

Science Trump Tweets About Moon, Mars, the Internet Scratches Its Head
Author: 0 Trump Tweets About Moon, Mars, the Internet Scratches Its Head

So, the somewhat confusing latter part of the president's tweet - calling the moon a part of Mars - may be a reference to the horizon goal laid out in SPD-1. In March of 2017, Trump elevated NASA's budget up to $19.5 billion and requested one other $1.6 billion earlier this year to attend them attain their 2024 moon mission, and future overview and exploration on Mars.

Science Trump contradicts NASA moon landing plans: 'We did that 50 years ago'
Author: 0 Trump contradicts NASA moon landing plans: 'We did that 50 years ago'

EST said NASA is "refocusing on the moon, the next sort of quest, if you will, but didn't we do this moon thing quite a few decades ago?" according to a clip shared by a senior fellow with the liberal watchdog Media Matters for America. Ladies and gentlemen, that's just not good enough. Speaking in April, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said "this time, when we go to the Moon, we're actually going to stay".

Science UN warns of dangers of air pollution
Author: 0 UN warns of dangers of air pollution

The failure of governments across the world to ensure their citizens breathe clean air is a "violation of the rights to life, health and wellbeing", according to the UN's special representative on human rights and the environment . India has committed to increasing its supply electricity from non-fossil fuel sources to 40% and to reduce its emissions intensity by 35% below 2005 levels.

Science Nasa to allow commercial access to the International Space Station
Author: 0 Nasa to allow commercial access to the International Space Station

Russian Federation has already let private citizens onto the station, so it won't be the very first time a non-professional astronaut heads to space, WaPo reported . Nasa had previously banned any commercial use of the space station and prohibited astronaut's from taking part in for-profit research. "Enabling a vibrant economy in low-Earth orbit has always been a driving element of the space station program, and will make space more accessible to all Americans", Koch said.

Science Washington Post Finds Joe Biden's Campaign Plagiarized Education Policy
Author: 0 Washington Post Finds Joe Biden's Campaign Plagiarized Education Policy

Biden released his climate plan - which calls for $1.7 trillion in federal spending over 10 years to move the United States toward the goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 - on Tuesday morning. The parallels between Biden's language and that of a coal industry group are particularly noteworthy, given how the former vice president has been criticized as insufficiently progressive on the issue of combatting climate change.

Science NASA picks Commercial Lander Providers for return to the Moon
Author: 0 NASA picks Commercial Lander Providers for return to the Moon

NASA is not the only one going to the moon. Those flights will be the first step of the agency's ambitious Artemis program to land humans on the moon in 2024. "I think it's going to create a new era, a new ecosystem for commercial companies to really explore space", Kam Ghaffarian, executive chairman of Intuitive Machines , said of the contract awards and the Artemis program.

Science SpaceX satellites pose new headache for astronomers
Author: 0 SpaceX satellites pose new headache for astronomers

In the early hours of the morning on May 24, sixty Starlink satellites were launched aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 . Private rocket firm SpaceX owned by Elon Musk has postponed its scheduled flight for launch of satellites that will be part of its Starlink satellite based internet service consortium, due to strong winds in the atmosphere.

Science Minister insists early water restrictions necessary
Author: 0 Minister insists early water restrictions necessary

Sydney was last placed under water restrictions in 2003, with the limitations only eased in 2009. " Water restrictions in Sydney mean that households across NSW are doing their bit to conserve water", the south-eastern state's Minister for Water Melinda Pavey said in a statement.

Science Get Set For Stormy Stretch After Sunny, Seasonable Memorial Day
Author: 0 Get Set For Stormy Stretch After Sunny, Seasonable Memorial Day

Storms won't be as widespread as overnight Sunday , but any storms that do fire may be strong to severe once again. This is where will find the best instability and greatest wind shear, that will enhance the potential for tornado development as we head into the late afternoon and early evening.

Author: 0 Hot Today, Severe Weather And Heavy Rain Possible Tuesday Into Wednesday

For our Sunday , we'll see high temperatures soar into the mid 80s inland through the afternoon, slightly cooler for the south coast and the Cape and Islands with highs expected into the upper 60s to mid 70s. until about 8 p.m. Tuesday afternoon will have temperatures in the 80s with south winds gusting to 35 miles per hour. The high will reach to 80 degrees.

Science A higher severe threat for Memorial Day
Author: 0 A higher severe threat for Memorial Day

Severe weather is not expected with these storms. The warm and muggy conditions continue for Memorial Day , with a high of 86 degrees, and the chance for a few rain showers and thunderstorms. Heavy rains are also likely, which will lead to flash flooding and additional or aggravated river flooding. Our weather pattern is breaking but not before a couple more rounds of storms that could be strong to severe with large hail, high wind and even a couple tornadoes possible.

Science Asteroid to make safe pass by Earth this weekend
Author: 0 Asteroid to make safe pass by Earth this weekend

Binary asteroid system 1999 KW4 , a almost mile-wide walnut-shaped chunk of space rock with its own moon, will pass by Earth on Friday, CNet reports Its closest approach is projected to be 3,219,955 miles from Earth, and while this is a healthy distance from us, it still falls within the range of 20 lunar distances-or just over 4.6 million miles-to be considered " potentially hazardous ".

Science NASA unveils schedule for 'Artemis' 2024 Moon mission
Author: 0 NASA unveils schedule for 'Artemis' 2024 Moon mission

Artemis 1 would be an uncrewed mission around the moon in 2020. "But in the coming months, we're going to put together a cadre of people that we will select from for those lunar activities". There will also be five additional launches between 2022 and 2024, which will build on the three major missions and carry the building blocks of the lunar mini station.

Science More rain and storm chances to finish off Memorial Day weekend
Author: 0 More rain and storm chances to finish off Memorial Day weekend

The Memorial Day Weekend is not a complete washout but you should plan for rain or at least a delay with your outdoor plans. On Memorial Day , Atlanta is expected to reach 98 degrees, which also would mark an all-time May record. The warmest Memorial Day happened previous year when temperatures reached 95 degrees, according to the weather service. A cold front has been slowly making it's way through the area this afternoon, but has had little impact on our temperatures.

Science Soggy start to the Memorial Day weekend
Author: 0 Soggy start to the Memorial Day weekend

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for Friday evening through Saturday morning for all of northern Illinois, Lake County, Indiana, and parts of southern Wisconsin and eastern Iowa. It's humid and very warm, with temperatures in the lower to middle 80s. Otherwise, look for a blend of clouds and sunshine and mild temperatures getting into the 70s and even 80s.

Science Rise in ozone-depleting CFC gases traced to China
Author: 0 Rise in ozone-depleting CFC gases traced to China

Where are the rest of the emissions coming from? In an effort to pinpoint the source of the new emissions, researchers at the University of Bristol , Kyungpook National University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology looked at air quality data from monitoring stations in Hawaii, Japan, and Korea.

Science 'Names' to fly aboard Mars rover
Author: 0 'Names' to fly aboard Mars rover

There, an electron beam will be used to stencil every submitted name onto a silicon chip. The names will be compiled and stenciled as lines of text smaller than one-thousandth the width of a human hair - which is roughly 75 nanometres. The chip will hitch a ride on the rover for its July 2020 launch to Mars. Participants are also able to download designated digital mission patches as memorabilia, it added.

Science SpaceX successfully launches 60 of its Starlink internet satellites
Author: 0 SpaceX successfully launches 60 of its Starlink internet satellites

It kicked off when the company's towering Falcon 9 rocket blazed toward the sky from a launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station at 10:30 pm ET. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and his team have been careful about playing their cards right. With each Starlink satellite weighing in at 227 kg (500.5 lb), the total payload mass from just the Starlinks, not counting the adapter and deployment mechanisms, comes in at an impressive 13,620 kg (30,027 lb).

Science Game of Thrones hits another ratings high with its penultimate episode
Author: 0 Game of Thrones hits another ratings high with its penultimate episode

That's fine. It's the nature of a multi-character show. But not just viewers, some of the cast members, too, have expressed their disappointment. "But that was frustrating for a couple seasons". As much as we hate it and don't understand it, that shot of Daenerys stepping in front of her surprisingly large force of Unsullied and Dothraki is striking, even more so in the official image released by HBO.

Science SpaceX delays Falcon 9 launch of Starlink satellites due to unfavourable winds
Author: 0 SpaceX delays Falcon 9 launch of Starlink satellites due to unfavourable winds

Additionally, upper level winds are expected to be a little calmer. If SpaceX is successful Thursday, the launch would mark the largest test yet for any company attempting such a project. That leaves extremely rural or impoverished communities without affordable access. He's far from alone in seeing dollar signs pushing a satellite-based internet service.

Science Deepest-ever manned dive ‘finds plastic bag at bottom of Mariana Trench’
Author: 0 Deepest-ever manned dive ‘finds plastic bag at bottom of Mariana Trench’

He told BBC News: "I salute Victor Vescovo and his outstanding team for the successful completion of their historic explorations into the Mariana Trench ". The team says scientists intend to test the deep sea creatures for plastic build-up. Sea creatures swim around part of a submersible lander, illuminated by the light of the submarine DSV Limiting Factor on the floor of the Mariana Trench.

Author: 0 Moon shrinking because of seismic activity, study finds

What's more, most of the Moonquakes occurred during times of the month when the tidal stresses between the Moon and Earth were at their greatest, which would make those faults more likely to slip and thus cause a quake. US astronauts placed seismometers on the lunar surface during the Apollo 11, 12, 14, 15 and 16 missions , recording 28 shallow quakes up to nearly 5 magnitude, which is moderate strength.