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The move - revealed in a letter from council chief Annemarie O'Donnell to Glasgow's Green MSP Patrick Harvie - represents a shift in the council's message from before the last youth climate strike . Misky Noor, another BHS junior, expressed her disapproval of current politics surrounding climate change. "It is unusual for such a wide range of experts to agree on a common cause, but when it comes to climate change we all acknowledged that we need to listen to the voices of young people and ...
  • ACE Responds to Wheeler's Confirmation as EPA Chief

    ACE Responds to Wheeler's Confirmation as EPA Chief

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    The next day, David Bernhardt, a former oil lobbyist and No. 2 at the Department of the Interior, became acting secretary when Ryan Zinke resigned amid mounting ethics investigations. In December, Wheeler delivered another two victories to the coal industry that, until mid-2017, had paid him to lobby the government. ✅Weakening requirements that protect communities from accidents at chemical plants.
  • SpaceX launches capsule bound for International Space Station

    SpaceX launches capsule bound for International Space Station

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    The robot is "fitted with sensors around the head, neck and spine to record everything an astronaut would experience throughout the mission", Anna Heiney wrote in a NASA blog . Needless to say, there's a lot riding on this demonstration and NASA is hoping that SpaceX knocked it out of the park. SpaceX needs to nail the debut of the capsule before putting people on board later this year.
  • Giant Amazon spider caught dragging possum in rainforest

    Giant Amazon spider caught dragging possum in rainforest

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    Researchers from the University of Michigan , US shared the video along with a paper in Amphibian & Reptile Conservation describing the weird encounter. After reviewing the footage, an expert at the American Museum of Natural History confirmed it was the first documentation of a spider preying on an opossum.
  • SpaceX's Dragon Crew capsule set for historic test

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    A SpaceX rocket with a newly designed unmanned crew capsule blasted off on Saturday for the International Space Station, in a key milestone for Elon Musk's space company and NASA's long-delayed goal to resume human spaceflight from USA soil later this year.
  • NASA heliophysics fleet plans first ever mission to study space weather

    NASA heliophysics fleet plans first ever mission to study space weather

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    NASA's Doug Hurley and Boeing's Christopher Ferguson-who both flew that final shuttle mission-will test drive the new commercial capsules. Kathy Lueders, program manager for NASA's Commercial Crew Program , said it's critical to wring out as much of the risk posed by a brand-new vehicle as possible before people climb on board.
  • 'Dinner Plate'-Sized Spider Seen Dragging Off Opossum For Furry Meal

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    The explorers also found large spiders preying on frogs and lizards and a "centipede eating a dead coral snake that it had decapitated", the press release said. "We were pretty ecstatic and shocked, and we couldn't really believe what we were seeing", Grundler said. But knowledge of these interactions remains limited.
  • Wilson-Raybould warns she still can't tell full SNC-Lavalin story

    Wilson-Raybould warns she still can't tell full SNC-Lavalin story

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    Trudeau's remarks also do not indicate whether the government will waive solicitor-client privilege, which Wilson-Raybould has claimed is blocking her from answering questions on the allegations of attempts by the Prime Minister's Office to get her to interfere in the SNC-Lavalin court case to help the firm avoid a criminal trial, which could lead to a ban on bidding for government contracts.
  • White House To Move Forward With Anti-Climate Panel

    White House To Move Forward With Anti-Climate Panel

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    The idea of a new working group, which top administration officials discussed Friday in the White House Situation Room, represents a modified version of an earlier plan to establish a federal advisory panel on climate and national security.
  • BriefIsrael to launch country's first space mission to the moon

    BriefIsrael to launch country's first space mission to the moon

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    But that didn't stop SpaceIL . But Yigel Harel, the head of SpaceIL's Spacecraft program, pointed out during a press conference that, "We realized right at the beginning that we don't have a Saturn V engine". As CNN noted , the first hard landing on the moon came in 1959, when Russian Federation launched Luna 2, which crashed onto the moon; the USA followed with Ranger 4 in 1962.
  • Ocasio-Cortez slams 'wack' Times Square billboard criticizing her

    Ocasio-Cortez slams 'wack' Times Square billboard criticizing her

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    In her tweets , Ocasio-Cortez also made sure to point out that Times Square is the worst. The billboard, which provides a link to the website ThanksAOC.com, is expected to remain in the busy tourist spot for one week. Protests against Amazon popped up in opposition to the deal . The multi-billion dollar company cited local opposition as their reason for pulling out of the project.
  • How the zebra’s stripes ward off insects

    How the zebra’s stripes ward off insects

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    Researchers observing horses in zebra costumes found flies landed on the striped pattern 25 percent less often. Flies approach zebras animal with the intention of landing and drinking the zebra's blood. They studied photos and video footage of zebras to test the theory, which suggested the markings make optical illusions so it's hard for predators to focus on individual animals.
  • LILLEY: Will Wilson-Raybould be allowed to speak 'my truth?'

    LILLEY: Will Wilson-Raybould be allowed to speak 'my truth?'

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    Wilson-Raybould told reporters. But two Liberals - Toronto MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith and New Brunswick MP Wayne Long - joined all the opposition parties in supporting the motion. SNC-Lavalin says the charges are without merit and stem from "alleged reprehensible deeds by former employees who left the company long ago". Former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould will be called to testify at the House of Commons justice committee examining the SNC-Lavalin scandal.
  • Best place to see tonight's supermoon? Williamstown beach, 8pm

    Best place to see tonight's supermoon? Williamstown beach, 8pm

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    The Moon also appears 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter. A supermoon occurs when the Moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit at the same time that it is full. This type of moon can also be called a "hunger moon" as it traditionally comes at the end of winter when hunting was harder, making food scarce. The moon will appear brighter and bigger Tuesday night but only marginally, so most people might not realize it's a supermoon unless they've read about it beforehand.
  • The launching of the first Israeli lunar spacecraft Beresheet

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    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying Israel's first spacecraft created to land on the moon lifts off on the first privately-funded lunar mission at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., February 21, 2019. The four-legged Beresheet, barely the size of a washing machine, will circle Earth in ever bigger loops until it's captured by lunar gravity and goes into orbit around the moon.
  • Japan's Hayabusa2 lands on asteroid Ryugu to collect samples

    Japan's Hayabusa2 lands on asteroid Ryugu to collect samples

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    The samples it brings back could shed light on what the early solar system was like and could give us more information on the possibility that asteroids seeded Earth with organic matter that led to life on our planet. Hayabusa-2 completed its landing late on Thursday night on to the surface of the asteroid and has since fired a bullet at the rock's surface. The mission has not been completely plain sailing and the probe's landing was originally scheduled for past year.