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Bodies of 87 elephants found in Botswana after being killed for tusks

Bodies of 87 elephants found in Botswana after being killed for tusks Botswana is home to the world's largest elephant populations and has been praised for its protection of elephants in the past. According to the South African , Chase reported that there were 55 poached elephant carcasses discovered as of the first week of August, including 33 that were killed in the three months prior, and 22 that were "fresh and thought to have been killed within days of each... [Full Article...]

Atlantic storms fire up, behind Gordon comes Florence

Atlantic storms fire up, behind Gordon comes Florence A hurricane warning is in effect for parts of the central USA gulf coast as Tropical Storm Gordon continues to gain strength. Flash has a date with the central Gulf Coast on Tuesday and has a chance to become a weak hurricane before coming ashore. [Full Article...]

Gulf Coast prepares for Gordon's expected arrival as hurricane

A hurricane warning was in effect Tuesday morning for all of coastal MS and Alabama, with a tropical storm warning reaching to Morgan City, Louisiana, and Florida's Okaloosa-Walton county line. As much as 3 to 6 inches of rain is forecast across coastal MS and southeast Louisiana over the next few days, and higher amounts could occur, the weather service said in a news bulletin Monday morning. [Full Article...]

Countries Meet To Resume Sessions On the Paris Climate Change Agreement

Countries Meet To Resume Sessions On the Paris Climate Change Agreement After failing to make enough progress in Bonn in May, the Bangkok summit is seen as a last shot before Katowice. Held annually, the COP conference was first held in Berlin, Germany, in 1995, with the first-ever joint measures in worldwide climate action being agreed upon. [Full Article...]

Brexit: Boris Johnson saying what lot of MPs think, David Jones says

Brexit: Boris Johnson saying what lot of MPs think, David Jones says The blistering intervention comes as Mrs May faces growing opposition on Tory benches to the Chequers Cabinet compromise on the Brexit strategy which triggered the resignation from the Government of Mr Johnson. "The UK and the European Union would maintain a common rulebook for all goods including agri-food, with the UK making an upfront choice to commit by treaty to ongoing harmonisation with... [Full Article...]

Carcasses of almost 90 elephants found in Botswana

An aerial survey conducted by Dr Mike Chase from Elephants Without Borders found as numerous 87 dead elephants that had been killed for their tusks just weeks ago, including five white rhinos also poached in three months. Botswana Tourism Minister Tshekedi Khama confirmed to AFP that dozens of elephants had been poached, but gave no further details. The units have focussed much of their e... [Full Article...]

Space: Strawberry Full Moon On June 9, 2017

But it's a coincidence that this year's Strawberry Moon happens to be placed in the sky in the same direction as Saturn . The best time to view this festive Full Moon in the DC area is Friday morning around sunrise, which is at 5:43 am. The supermoon is 30 percent brighter than a micro-moon, but only 14 percent bigger. Take a look to see what you hopefully didn't miss on June 9, 2017! This is... [Full Article...]

Fix of Leak in International Space Station Stabilizes Internal Cabin Pressure

Fix of Leak in International Space Station Stabilizes Internal Cabin Pressure As this leak is not actually in part of the space station itself, but in a temporary attachment, there should not be any long-term issues from the incident. Working with mission control in Houston , USA, and Moscow, Russia, the astronauts localised a leak that appears to be in the Russian segment. All station systems are stable, and the crew is in no danger as the work to develop a long-term fi... [Full Article...]


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