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International team gives medication to sick killer whale at sea

International team gives medication to sick killer whale at sea Her dead calf - which lost its rigidity a week ago - is holding up remarkably well, NOAA officials said. Biologists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association in the United States have tweeted that the team caught up with J50 and her pod near San Juan Island off Washington state. [Full Article...]

Spacewatch: Firing up for a close encounter with the sun

Spacewatch: Firing up for a close encounter with the sun Scientists also hope the probe can help them to answer why the corona, the outermost layer of the sun's atmosphere, is 300 times hotter than its surface. Over the course of its mission, the Parker Solar Probe will orbit the sun 24 times while being subjected to extreme heat and radiation, with temperatures expected to reach 1,377C, almost hot enough to melt steel. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Hector to skirt south of Hawaii as it weakens

Hurricane Hector to skirt south of Hawaii as it weakens Forecasters with the National Weather Service say surf will rise 12 to 15 feet along east shores of the Big Island, and 6 to 10 feet along east shores of Maui. "However, very rough surf is expected to impact mostly south- and east-facing coastal areas of the Big Island". Meteorologists canceled a tropical storm warning in Hawaii as Hector moved south of the Big Island late Wednesday. [Full Article...]

Australians eat 'parma' for drought-stricken farmers

Australians eat 'parma' for drought-stricken farmers Cattle and sheep farmer Robert Lee says climate change is behind the drought crisis. There have been reports of farmers shooting cattle and hand-feeding animals because the ground is too dry for grass to grow. Milne said Federated Farmers was exploring ways of supporting affected Australian farmers as many on this side of the Tasman felt helpless. The brown surrounds at the O'Brien farm echo... [Full Article...]

How to watch the Perseid Meteor Shower in the Northwest this weekend

The Perseids produce the highest number of bright fireball meteors. " The Perseid meteor shower is the best of the year ", said Jane Houston Jones from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. But the most spectacular long-lasting meteors, known as "Earthgrazers", can be seen when the radiant is still low above the horizon. Why is it considered the best of the year? ... [Full Article...]

Perseid Meteor Shower at Monument

Perseid Meteor Shower at Monument In preparation for this cosmic event, planetarium specialist Monica Marshall of Lake Erie Nature & Science Center is here to explain what a meteor shower is and provide tips for seeing shooting stars this August. How can I see them? Head to a dark area in the suburbs or countryside, lay down a blanket, bring some snacks and enjoy the celestial show. The number of shooting stars will increase dail... [Full Article...]

Perseids 2018: Where and how to watch the dazzling meteor shower

Perseids 2018: Where and how to watch the dazzling meteor shower The Perseids, which are the most famous summer meteors, will reach peak on Sunday 12th August up to early hours of Monday 13th August. As the particles, ranging in size from a grain of sand to a pea, hit the Earth's atmosphere at 60km (37 miles) per second, they burn up and streak across the sky. [Full Article...]

Emergency rescue efforts for endangered killer whale hit snag in Canada

Emergency rescue efforts for endangered killer whale hit snag in Canada J50 and her brother in 2014. But there's one possible hurdle: If she's found in Canadian waters, Canadian law doesn't allow humans to feed her. A team of experts led by NOAA Fisheries have been searching for the young whale to assess her health and potentially give her medication. [Full Article...]


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