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Cooler heads prevail: A different Mr. Met back at ballpark

That gave the Brewers a 2-0 lead before deGrom had even recorded an out. "I wasn't able to keep our team in a position to (get) a win, and it was just an all-around bad job on my part". Sogard singled in the fifth inning, but Thames flied out. Keon Broxton homered leading off the second before Sogard and Thames each drew two-out walks but were stranded. [Full Article...]

Germany's Merkel says Paris climate accord is an essential pact

Germany's Merkel says Paris climate accord is an essential pact Trump said on Twitter late Wednesday he will announce his decision on whether to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord during a Rose Garden event Thursday afternoon (3 p.m. Zinke attended Memorial Day ceremonies in Alaska. Congressional Republicans applauded the decision, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky saying Trump had "put families and jobs ah... [Full Article...]

Apple said to ready Siri speaker in bid to rival Google, Amazon

If the report proves true and Apple does announce the Siri Speaker at WWDC , the timing makes sense. But wait, there's more: Apple is moving quickly and may unveil the new device as soon as the June WWDC . One cool tidbit that is rumroed for the speaker are sensors that will automatically read the acoustics of a room and adjust audio levels accordingly. [Full Article...]

White House informing allies Trump will abandon climate pact

The landmark agreement succeeded where past attempts failed because it allowed each country to set its own emission reduction targets and adopt its own strategies for reaching them. The treaty allows member countries to change their goals and there is no punishment for missing targets. The president could also announce that he will begin formally pulling out of the accord outright - a process ... [Full Article...]

Chinese premier leads calls to keep up fight against global warming

China has led worldwide calls to keep up the fight against global warming, hours before USA president Donald Trump announces whether he will pull out of the Paris climate accord. Withdrawing would leave the United States aligned only with Russian Federation among the world's industrialised economies. Trump had vowed during the election campaign to "cancel" the Paris agreement within 100... [Full Article...]

NASA to launch solar probe

NASA to launch solar probe It will be pointed at the sun to take the brunt of the heat and radiation. NASA also wants to better their understanding of the corona (the bubble of plasma that surrounds the sun , ) the magnetic fields of the sun (which are enormously complicated and poorly understood) and to hopefully discover why the sun's surface is so cool. [Full Article...]

China vows to adhere to Paris climate deal

China vows to adhere to Paris climate deal The United States is the world's second biggest carbon emitter, after China. Trump said he'd been "hearing from a lot of people, both ways". Without mentioning the USA specifically, Li said that "China in recent years has stayed true to its commitment" and pointed out that his was one of the first countries to ratify the 2015 Paris Agreement. [Full Article...]

Obama pans Trump withdrawal from climate deal

But the USA decision does not yet spell doom for the climate itself. During his presidential campaign Trump had said the accord could cost the USA trillions of dollars and lead to no great benefit. It's worth noting that the UNFCCC is formally considered an global treaty, and was ratified unanimously (imagine that!) by the U.S. Senate. "Today the world has officially crossed the threshold for ... [Full Article...]


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