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USA, Canada and Mexico to host 2026 FIFA World Cup

The Associated Press reports that FIFA's member associations voted 134 to 65, with one no-vote, Wednesday in favour of the joint North American bid by Canada, the USA and Mexico to host the 2026 World Cup men's soccer tournament over that of Morocco . [Full Article...]

Antarctica's Ice Sheet Is Melting 3 Times Faster Than Before

Antarctica's Ice Sheet Is Melting 3 Times Faster Than Before Basically, the current rate of melting in Antarctica has boosted the sea level rise by 0.3 millimeters per year since 1992. "And the ice sheet is now losing three times as much ice", Shepherd adds. "Some of the estimates covered different proportions of the ice sheets, some of them covered different time periods, and all of them used different methods and so it became hard for people who are not... [Full Article...]

NASA’s Opportunity rover halted over Martian dust storm

NASA’s Opportunity rover halted over Martian dust storm The storm could actually become a global tempest in the days to come, according to NASA. For comparison, a major 2007 dust storm had an opacity level, or tau, above 5.5 while the current storm had an estimated tau of 10.8 as of 6 June. Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and two other NASA spacecraft orbiting the Red Planet - Odyssey and MAVEN - routinely support rovers on the ground. That said, things... [Full Article...]

French farmers to stage refinery blockade

French farmers to stage refinery blockade The protests are a sign of growing anger in France's farming communities which have so far not mobilised in large numbers against the government of President Emmanuel Macron since his election. Fuel shortages were not expected as a result of the blockade, given France's network of emergency fuel reserves and in the absence to date of sympathy action by fuel sector workers. [Full Article...]

NASA’s Mars rover weathers North America-sized dust storm

It's hard to complain about Earth weather once you realize just how insane it can get on Mars. However, here the storm could actually help - the dust that blocks out the Sun's rays also absorbs heat, which raises the ambient temperature around the rover. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Bud is weakening, could hit Mexico as tropical storm

Hurricane Bud is weakening, could hit Mexico as tropical storm The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Bud had maximum sustained winds of 120 miles per hour Monday morning. Bud is expected to produce rainfall accumulations of 75 to 150 millimeters across much of southwestern Mexico and waves of three to four meters in Michoacán, Colima and Jalisco. [Full Article...]

Scientists unearth new species of earliest tetrapod in Eastern Cape

Scientists unearth new species of earliest tetrapod in Eastern Cape However, the discovery of the 360 million years old fossils of Tutusius umlambo and Umzantsia amazana primitive amphibians in Waterloo Farm, near Grahamstown, in South Africa, a region which was at the Arctic circle during the Devonian Period, indicates that first land animals could've emerged from colder regions, too. [Full Article...]

Scientists find new solar systems with planets the same size as ours

Scientists find new solar systems with planets the same size as ours Now, India has joined the group of countries that have discovered planets around stars. The found planet is reportedly a sub-Saturn or super-Neptune-sized planet which has a radius six times that of earth, ISRO stated in its announcement on Friday. [Full Article...]


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