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Scienza Wilson-Raybould a credit to BC
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SNC-Lavalin faces the possibility of being banned from federal contracts - a key portion of its work - for a decade if the company is convicted of bribery and fraud linked to the company's efforts to secure business in Libya. January 14, 2019 - Trudeau shuffles his cabinet after the resignation of treasury board president Scott Brison. Clark added that Wilson-Raybould "is a very ethical person", and so "the fact that she didn't report it suggests to me that it probably didn't happen".

Scienza A Super Snow Moon Is Almost Here, so Set Your Alarms
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The term " snow moon " is the historic name given to the second full moon of winter by certain Native American tribes in the US, according to NASA . In order for a moon to be propelled to supermoon stardom it would have to be 226,000 miles away from the Earth. The third and final supermoon of the year will take place on March 20, 2019 (but, again, it won't be as big as the February one).

Scienza Biggest, brightest supermoon of the year will be visible Monday night
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The Old Farmer's Almanac notes that the Wishram people of the Pacific Northwest referred to the Snow Moon as "Shoulder to Shoulder Around the Fire Moon", and that the Cherokee people of the Southeast referred to it as the "Bone Moon". Unfortunately it won't be quite as colourful as last month's super wolf moon - but it's promised to still be quite the natural display, nonetheless.

Scienza Massive Drop In Insect Populations Could Spell Disaster For Humans As Well
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Scientists believe that intensive agriculture and the heavy use of pesticides are the main drivers of the massive insect loss which may finally lead to many birds, reptiles , amphibians and fish that eat insects starving to death. What we need to do is to change the way we make food, or we can say our goodbyes to the insects. While some of our most important insect species are in retreat, the review also finds that a small number of species are likely to be able to adapt to changing ...

Scienza NASA About to Pull Plug on Mars Rover, Silent for 8 Months
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These features form in water, a definitive sign to NASA that liquid water had been on the surface of Mars. The craft, which arrived at the Red Planet in July 2004, has been out of communication since last summer . It also discovered evidence that there was once water on Mars, which may have been a possible breeding ground for extraterrestrial life. Both rovers found plenty of evidence that Mars was relatively warm and wet long ago, with environments that could well have supported life as ...

Scienza Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Pushes for a Green New Deal in Congress
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They also mocked the botched roll-out of the half-baked initiative, where the draft document published by "mistake" featured some mind-boggling passages like the one offering economic security for all who are " unwilling to work ". "I think if we didn't do that, then we're gonna be killing ourselves basically, so we need to take care of ourselves", a different student said. He said climate change is a "national emergency", but stopped short of calling it a swift end all, be all of ...

Scienza Democrats launch 10-year 'Green New Deal' for clean energy
Author: 0 Democrats launch 10-year 'Green New Deal' for clean energy

Several contenders vying for the Democratic nomination have expressed support for the underlying principles of the sweeping resolution to combat climate change, and activist groups energized by the November midterm election wins have been pressuring candidates to sign on as co-sponsors.

Scienza Earth May Lose Its Blue Colour by 2100: MIT Study
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The numbers of phytoplankton present in oceans is crucial. Mayotte, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean. The molecules in water absorb all but the blue part of the sunlight , reflecting that blue color back to us, causing the ocean to appear blue.

Scienza Earth's Magnetic Pole is Quickly Moving Toward Russia, Models Say
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The Earth's north magnetic pole is moving away from the Canadian Arctic and is heading towards Siberia in Russian Federation, said the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ( NOAA ). The U.S.' National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said in a statement Monday that scientists had updated the World Magnetic Model, used by smartphone and consumer electronics for maps and Global Positioning System services, ahead of time to account for unplanned changes in the ...

Scienza Nissan pulls plug on new model amid Brexit concern
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The newspaper said that Greg Clark , the business secretary, was told by the vehicle giant that the switch of production from Sunderland to Japan was now "not negotiable". The supply chain for the Japanese company sustains almost 30,000 jobs in the north east of England and is at the core of a new £500m taxpayer-subsidised manufacturing park next to the Nissan plant created to boost the flow of components.

Scienza Zooming in on NGC 6752 and Bedin 1
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Accidentally stumbling across a nearby galaxy gives astronomers a hint that there may be many more galaxies of this type out there, just waiting to be found behind the nearest star cluster. Awesome footage from NASA shows the camera zooming in on the "tiny" galaxy, dubbed "Bedin 1", surrounded by thousands of dazzling stars. It measures only around 3,000 light years at its greatest extent; not only is it tiny, but it is also incredibly faint.

Scienza Ice melting faster in Antarctic glacier, vast hole surprises NASA scientists
Author: 0 Ice melting faster in Antarctic glacier, vast hole surprises NASA scientists

The NASA-led team were surprised by the size of the cavity, which once contained 14 billion tons of ice . Researchers were shocked when they discovered how much ice had been lost already, expecting to find much smaller gaps. NASA has recently revealed the existence of an unknown yawning cavity, that's placed at the bottom of the Thwaites Glacier. The researchers say the Florida-sized cavity under the glacier highlights the need for more detailed observations of Antarctic glaciers to ...

Scienza North Korea's push to use more coal clouds environmental future
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The chiefs made no mention of a crisis at the US-Mexican border for which Trump has considered declaring a national emergency. But analysts said it showed a glaring divide that has existed since the beginning of Trump's term in 2017. However, Coats and other intelligence officials made clear they see it differently. FBI Director Christopher Wray told the panel that the FBI is investigating Chinese economic espionage in almost all of its 56 field offices around the country.

Scienza Polar Vortex To Invade Midwest, Wind Chills May Exceed 50 Below Zero
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Some of the higher terrain in parts of Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia will see feels like temperatures approach zero with below zero reading in the North Carolina mountains. But the snow is only "part one, and maybe even the easier part" because temperatures will plummet over the next three days, said Brian Hurley, a meteorologist with the Weather Prediction Center.

Scienza Lunar eclipse to take centre stage in Calgary on Sunday
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According to a fun fact from Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, for anyone watching the cosmic event from on the moon , they'd be seeing a solar eclipse as well. There won't be another total lunar eclipse visible on earth until May 2021 . The Earth's shadow starts moving over the Moon and not easily seen to the naked eye.

Scienza Planetarium offers free enhanced viewing of ‘super wolf blood moon’
Author: 0 Planetarium offers free enhanced viewing of ‘super wolf blood moon’

On Sunday, January 20, nearly exactly one year after the sighting of a Super Blue Moon lunar eclipse , Canadians will be treated to a full wolf moon creating a total lunar eclipse. Not only will the moon be full, but it will also appear larger and brighter than normal due to the proximity. "Ancient Greeks and others knew the Earth was round because of its shape on the shadow of the moon ".

Scienza China Releases Photo Of First Seed Sprouting
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Incidentally, the Chang'e 4 lander first touched down on the far side of the Moon earlier this month , an impressive achievement in and of itself. The China National Space Administration is working to send a probe to the Red Planet, said Wu Yanhua, deputy chief of the agency. Wu Weiren, general designer of China's lunar exploration program, said that three major aspects will be carried out by Chang'e 4 as the mission transfers from the commissioning phase to the scientific ...

Scienza Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night
Author: 0 Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night

According to the Weather Network , the full moon will be 357,728 kilometres from Earth around midnight on Sunday, so it won't just be red, but it will also appear larger in the sky. It's hard to predict the exact hue of lunar eclipses, but whatever shade results can offer insight about the chemistry of the Earth's atmosphere. As it takes over, the moon will go dark, though the edges will be fuzzy.

Scienza Thailand set to deploy rainmaking planes as pollution chokes Bangkok
Author: 0 Thailand set to deploy rainmaking planes as pollution chokes Bangkok

The Government also intends to restrict sales of wet wood for domestic burning and apply sulphur and smoke emission limits to all solid fuels. In addition to cars, diesel-only trains will also be phased out by 2040. "The authorities must ensure clean air for everyone, or at least they should improve their strategies to protect people from air pollution and raise public awareness on this unsafe threat to their health".

Scienza Plant shoots grow on far side of Moon
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According to the BBC , the sprouts are part of an ongoing experiment to test photosynthesis and respiration. According to China's state-run Xinhua news agency , ground control center instructed the probe to begin watering the plants after Chang'e-4 landed on the far side of the moon on January 3.

Scienza Antarctica's melt quickens, risks metres of sea level rise
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Antarctic glaciers lost around 40 billion tons of ice melt each year from 1979 to 1989. The PNAS study estimated that Antarctica lost 169 billion tonnes of ice from 1992-2017, above the 109 billion tonnes in the same period estimated a year ago by a large global team of researchers.