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Facebook is on its go to be one of the prime corporate purchasers of renewable resources and most importantly in a record-breaking year of corporate renewable energy purchases. Other analysts have also recently issued reports about the company. Managing data center carbon intensity is a key priority, the Facebook says. Acadian Asset Management LLC owned 0.08% of Renewable Energy Group at the end of the most recent reporting period.
  • A French beach has banned swimming for a very odd reason

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    A French village last week banned swimming after an overly playful dolphin reportedly tried to rub against humans and boats. Lars told Ouest-France newspaper, "Several swimmers were frightened". Dolphins, who are so intelligent some countries have classified them as non-human persons , are one of the few animals thought to have sex for pleasure .
  • California to become first state eliminating bail for suspects awaiting trial

    California to become first state eliminating bail for suspects awaiting trial

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    The new law goes into effect in October 2019. Padilla contended the law is bad for the people of California. "It is expensive, [and] threatening to public safety". The law will allow for defendants to be released after being arrested if they are deemed likely to appear for court hearings and pose little danger to the public.
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    Saturday Storm Updates: "Rain Bands Dump 40" on Hawaii Island

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    A tropical storm warning was in effect for Oahu, Maui and Hawaii counties, while a tropical storm watch was in effect for Kauai County. Lane's maximum sustained winds dropped to 85km/h, but lingering moisture from the storm was forecast "will produce excessive rainfall this weekend, which could lead to additional flash flooding and landslides", the latest weather service bulletin said.
  • YouTube star McSkillet believed killed in San Diego motorway crash

    YouTube star McSkillet believed killed in San Diego motorway crash

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    Officer Jake Sanchez , a spokesman for the California Highway Patrol, said he believes that Trevor's auto smashed through a gate at an elementary school earlier on the same day of the crash before also breaking a school window. According to KSWB , Heitmann rose to prominence as a "skins trader" in the video game " Counter Strike: Global Offensive ". All three died in the crash, while another was injured and taken to hospital, local media reported.
  • ‘Survival Of The Laziest’ May Be Key To Evolution, Study Suggests

    ‘Survival Of The Laziest’ May Be Key To Evolution, Study Suggests

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    Well, it turns out that slow creatures with low metabolisms may have an edge over faster, fitter, or stronger creatures, at least from an evolutionary perspective: a new study from researchers at the University of Kansas claims that "survival of the laziest" might be a new guiding principle for what animals survive extinction and which ones become footnotes on biology textbooks.
  • Hurricane Lane Soaks Hawaii’s Big Island

    Hurricane Lane Soaks Hawaii’s Big Island

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    Lane is expected to weaken slowly through Friday, but it still is forecast "to remain a unsafe hurricane as it draws closer to the Hawaiian Islands", the National Weather Service's Central Pacific Hurricane Center says. Nearby residents were also being evacuated. Storm preparation efforts have been complicated on the island of Maui, where emergency crews have been responding to a huge brush fire in the Lahaina area.
  • Meet STEVE: The Sky Light Phenomena That's Not Aurora Borealis

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    The American Geophysical Union (AGU) said on August 20, 2018, that STEVE - an aurora-like sky phenomenon captured for decades by amateur photographers and studied by scientists since 2016 - isn't an aurora . Meanwhile, researchers used a satellite equipped with an instrument that measures charged particle in the ionosphere to determine whether STEVE is caused by the same mechanism as the auroras.
  • Trump seeks to roll back Obama-era coal emissions standards

    Trump seeks to roll back Obama-era coal emissions standards

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    The Environmental Protection Agency says the move "promotes energy independence". The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed relaxing pollution standards for power plants nationwide, a move that could slow the decline of U.S. Trump's EPA says its replacement would be cheaper too, costing some $400 million less each year than Obama's carbon dioxide curbs. "Combined with the EPA's proposal earlier this month to ease gas-mileage requirements for vehicles, the move may actually increase ...
  • New Type Of Aurora Is An Entirely New Phenomenon

    New Type Of Aurora Is An Entirely New Phenomenon

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    On July 25, 2016, citizen scientists witnessed a unusual ribbon of purple light in the Canadian night sky. The particles crash into the atoms and molecules in the Earth's atmosphere, resulting in photons (tiny bursts of light) which form the colorful aurora.
  • The Real Reason You Should Never Flush Your Contact Lenses

    The Real Reason You Should Never Flush Your Contact Lenses

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    The quantities are significant: for every two pounds of sludge, a pair of contact lenses can typically be found. Rolsky, a PhD student, told ASU Now that number is "pretty large", adding, with the approximately 45 million people in the USA who wear contact lenses , it would amount to billions of lenses being flushed away per year.
  • Hurricane Lane Strengthens to a Category 5 Storm

    Hurricane Lane Strengthens to a Category 5 Storm

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    Damaging tropical storm force winds could begin as early as Wednesday night in Maui County, with risky hurricane force winds possible starting Thursday, the weather service said. Meteorologist Gavin Shigesato said: "It is much too early to confidently determine which, if any, of the main Hawaiian islands will be directly impacted by Lane".
  • Trump attacks Manafort conviction as 'a disgrace'

    Trump attacks Manafort conviction as 'a disgrace'

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    In those circumstances, the acquittal or conviction will stand as the trial outcome for those specific charges, but prosecutors must then decide if they want to retry the defendant on the counts that resulted in a deadlock. Democrats on Capitol Hill pounced after the verdict. President Donald Trump tried to distance himself from his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort's conviction , saying it did not involve him.
  • How the Trump administration is rolling back plans for clean power

    How the Trump administration is rolling back plans for clean power

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    President Trump's plan broadly increases the leeway given states to decide how and how much to regulate coal power plants. "They're trying to put in place approaches that would undermine in the long term EPA's ability to do what many of us think is its responsibility under environmental laws to protect the public health", Janet McCabe, EPA air chief under Obama, said .