• BC residents asked to limit use of natural gas after pipeline explosion
BC residents asked to limit use of natural gas after pipeline explosion

FortisBC says the Enbridge pipeline feeds its system province-wide and that it expects to see a decrease in the flow of gas and perhaps even a complete loss of service from the pipeline. The blast Tuesday shut down the Enbridge natural gas pipeline about 600 miles northeast of Vancouver. "So we are asking everybody to chip in", said Stout.

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  • Tourism space race: Virgin Galactic plays catch up, announces launch within 'weeks'
Tourism space race: Virgin Galactic plays catch up, announces launch within 'weeks'

Almost 50 years after dropping out of high school at age 15 and founding his first business, Sir Richard Branson is now the billionaire chair of the Virgin Group , which brings in more than $ 21 billion annually in global revenue . Speaking to CNBC in Singapore on Tuesday, Branson was also bullish about the company's bid to kick off a new front...

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  • Michael charges into Southeast after slamming north Florida
Michael charges into Southeast after slamming north Florida

In any case, no matter how you measure it, Michael is among the most powerful hurricanes in recent memory along with Camille in 1969, Andrew in 1992 and Katrina in 2005. Patterson said about 2,500 of the town's 3,500 people were still there, including about 100 in a beachside area who ignored a mandatory evacuation order.

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  • UN Says Canada Needs to Cut Emissions to Stop Catastrophic Climate Change
UN Says Canada Needs to Cut Emissions to Stop Catastrophic Climate Change

The UN report, issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change , already painted a devastating future full of food shortages, coastal flooding , and wildfires by as early as 2040 if global sustainability efforts aren't made soon. Following a United Nations report on Monday that concluded world leaders have only two decades to end emissi...

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  • 1 dead as monstrous Hurricane Michael tears into Florida
1 dead as monstrous Hurricane Michael tears into Florida

Hurricane Michael , the third most powerful storm ever to strike the USA mainland, headed northeast on Thursday, weakened but still set to soak Georgia and the Carolinas after devastating the Florida Panhandle. On Wednesday evening, though, his anger was directed at Trump's actions while Hurricane Michael swept Florida. Michael gained sudden ...

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  • US, Russia astronauts making emergency landing
US, Russia astronauts making emergency landing

Commander Alexey Ovchinin and flight engineer Tyler "Nick" Hague were scheduled to blast off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:40:15 a.m. The pair was set to dock at the orbiting outpost six hours after launch, but the booster rocket failed minutes after launch. Russian and US space officials said that the crew is heading for an e...

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  • Hurricane Michael weakens into a tropical storm over central Georgia
Hurricane Michael weakens into a tropical storm over central Georgia

Hurricane Michael will also cause almost one million people to be without power, not just on the coast but inland as well in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle Wednesday as the most powerful storm to strike the USA mainland in 50 years. About 162,000 homes and business customers were already without powe...

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  • Hubble Space Telescope in
Hubble Space Telescope in "safe mode" after gyro failure

Last week, the Hubble telescope stood down from observing and put itself into "safe mode" after one of its gyroscopes, which keeps it aimed at objects of scientific interest in space, died. The 28-year-old telescope has had trouble with its gyroscopes before. Hubble has six gyroscopes, all of which were replaced by spacewalking astronauts d...

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"Extremely Dangerous" Hurricane Michael Rumbles Towards Florida Coast

Florida has issued mandatory or voluntary evacuation orders in at least 22 counties on the Gulf Coast, with Governor Rick Scott urging people yesterday to get out of the way of the "monstrous storm", CNN reported . No longer. Michael was expected to bring surging seas up 9 feet (2.75 meters) above ground level at Keaton Beach. She was unsure how ...

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  • Hurricane Michael may affect Sumter area later this week
Hurricane Michael may affect Sumter area later this week

Michael was expected to become a major Category 3 storm by Tuesday with winds over 160 km per hour, making it the most powerful storm to hit the Panhandle of Florida in over 15 years. "Take this seriously and keep your family safe", Scott said from Bay County on Monday. About 1,250 National Guard soldiers were aiding the evacuation proces...

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  • 'Star Trek: Discovery' Season 2 Casts Saru's Sister
'Star Trek: Discovery' Season 2 Casts Saru's Sister

Spock . Watch a new trailer of the highly anticipated season two premiere of Star Trek: Discovery , which makes its epic return to CBS All Access on January 17, 2019! With a majority of the cast in attendance for a panel hyping the next season of the CBS All Access series, the trailer also featured the debut of Rebecca Romijn , in her new rol...

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  • SpaceX rocket brightens skies over Phoenix area, sparks curiosity, awe
SpaceX rocket brightens skies over Phoenix area, sparks curiosity, awe

The fact that the launch and landing took place near Los Angeles meant there were ample opportunities for Southern Californians to catch the show (and for unwitting observers to register UFO reports). "Vandenberg, LZ-4, the Falcon has landed", a member of SpaceX's launch team reported. The satellite carries an active instrument consisting of a ...

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  • Gathering strength, Hurricane Michael heads for Florida
Gathering strength, Hurricane Michael heads for Florida

The hurricane is expected to make landfall in Florida's Panhandle or Big Bend on Wednesday before crossing Georgia and the Carolinas as a weaker storm. In Florida, state offices, schools and universities were set to close on Tuesday through the end of the week in panhandle counties. Those who stayed emptied grocery store shelves of water and othe...

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  • Hurricane Watch Florida Panhandle - near record high temps here
Hurricane Watch Florida Panhandle - near record high temps here

Anticipated landfall is expected Wednesday on the northeast Gulf Coast, where authorities warned of a potentially devastating strike. Following Hurricane Irma past year, 14 people died when a South Florida nursing home lost power and air conditioning.

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  • Trouble for Hubble: gyro fails on space telescope
Trouble for Hubble: gyro fails on space telescope

It had six new gyros installed during Servicing Mission-4 in 2009. "If the outcome of this investigation results in recovery of the malfunctioning gyro, Hubble will resume science operations in its standard three-gyro configuration", the agency stated.

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  • SpaceX lights up California sky in successful West coast landing zone debut
SpaceX lights up California sky in successful West coast landing zone debut

SpaceX got in on the action themselves, sharing four photos of the dazzling light display. The launch of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket Sunday night came with a sonic boom warning . The SAOCOM 1 satellite is operated by Argentina's space agency, the National Commission on Space Activities, and will work in tandem with another satellite primarily to ...

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  • Leslie upgraded to hurricane
Leslie upgraded to hurricane

Meanwhile, with maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour, Tropical Storm Leslie has strengthened slightly in the central Atlantic Ocean, according to the 5 a.m. Tropical Storm Leslie is forecast to become a hurricane on Tuesday night or early Wednesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory.

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  • Rock used as doorstop is actually a meteorite worth $100K
Rock used as doorstop is actually a meteorite worth $100K

Even though Dr. Sirbescu knew exactly what it was, it had to be sent to the Smithsonian Museum for verification, it wasn't until Thursday word came back it definitively is a meteorite , the 6th largest ever found in MI. In the morning, the farmer and his father found the crater and dug out the still-warm meteorite. The buyer ended up leaving the...

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  • SpaceX wast coast launch to bring sonic booms to California
SpaceX wast coast launch to bring sonic booms to California

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from a launch pad in Florida on March 30, 2017. It will be SpaceX's first time trying to land one of its reusable rockets on the West Coast. SpaceX is launching a satellite to space Sunday - and it's going to be noisy, Vandenberg Air Force Base in Santa Barbara County warns . The satellite will be operated ...

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  • Potential Tropical Cyclone Could Hit The US This Week
Potential Tropical Cyclone Could Hit The US This Week

This general motion is expected for the next couple of days. In the central Atlantic, Hurricane Leslie was moving toward the north at an increased speed of 8 miles per hour early Thursday morning. Garcia said the tropical storm has the potential to produce gusty winds, heavy rain and flooding in South Florida, as well as possible isolated tornado...

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