• Heat warning issued for parts of Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands
Heat warning issued for parts of Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands

Large hail can damage property and cause injury. High temperatures are looking to stick around for a few days this week, as Environment Canada has issued heat warnings for parts of the province. Environment Canada is expecting the storms will diminish and pass through by this evening, but not before ushering in some potentially unsafe weather.

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  • Critically Endangered Black Rhinos Die in Kenya
Critically Endangered Black Rhinos Die in Kenya

Rhinos are sedated and examined before being coaxed into crates, which are hoisted into a flatbed truck by means of a crane. 149 rhinos were transferred between 2005 and 2017, and only 8 of them died during that period. "Trans-locating wild animals of this size is a complex, challenging undertaking and not without risk". "Moving rhinos is complic...

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  • Ghost particle arrived on Earth from 3.7 billion light years away
Ghost particle arrived on Earth from 3.7 billion light years away

In a breakthrough in astronomy, researchers were able to trace the cosmic source of a mysterious ghost particle which made its way to our planet. "In order to get a measurable signal from the tiny fraction of neutrinos that do interact, neutrino physicists need to build extremely large detectors", explains Dr Susan Cartwright, a particle ph...

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  • Ford government to revert Ontario's sex-ed curriculum back to 1998
Ford government to revert Ontario's sex-ed curriculum back to 1998

The latest casualty of the decision to cancel cap and trade is the Electric and Hydrogen Vehicle Incentive Program. Tabuns said it's unlikely the NDP will support any of the bills the government will put forward during the short session including back-to-work legislation to end the York strike and repealing cap-and-trade laws.

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  • Tropical Storm Chris tracking towards Atlantic Canada
Tropical Storm Chris tracking towards Atlantic Canada

The National Hurricane Center noted at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 UTC), the center of Hurricane Chris was located near latitude 36.4 degrees north and longitude 67.8 degrees west. The storm was forecasted to dump as much as 6 inches (150 millimeters) of rain over parts of Newfoundland, which could cause flash flooding, it said.

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  • Starbucks, citing environment, is ditching plastic straws
Starbucks, citing environment, is ditching plastic straws

The store will automatically offer cold drinks with the new sipping lid, but for " frappuccinos ", a coffee mixed with ice, the store will offer paper straws or ones made of a compostable plastic based on fermented plant starch. As Fast Company reported, plastic straws have been banned or are planned to be banned by Alaska Airlines and McDonald'...

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  • Instagram model bitten by shark: 'Next thing I knew I was underwater'
Instagram model bitten by shark: 'Next thing I knew I was underwater'

Her post about the incident was inundated with criticism. Katarina Zarutskie was bitten by a nurse shark. She added the locals were "very encouraging" in telling her to try the activity. She is upset at the way she has been stereotyped and accused of being social-media obsessed and careless. To many, this might not seem like the smartest thin...

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  • Weekly survey: Will Brett Kavanaugh be confirmed to the Supreme Court?
Weekly survey: Will Brett Kavanaugh be confirmed to the Supreme Court?

The Obama administration concluded in 2011 that a SC voter identification law would disadvantage more than 80,000 of people of color by requiring government-issued photo identification to vote. The Democrats are trying to pressure two Republicans, Sens. How will those Senate Democrats vote against a Supreme Court nominee who is popular with vot...

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  • Pruitt Out, Wheeler In At The EPA
Pruitt Out, Wheeler In At The EPA

On top of that, he entered into, for example, a controversial rental arrangement for the first six months of his tenure, with the wife of a lobbyist, herself a lobbyist on Capitol Hill, where he only paid $50 a night on the nights that he stayed there.

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  • Starbucks, citing ocean threat, is ditching plastic straws
Starbucks, citing ocean threat, is ditching plastic straws

On Monday, the coffee giant became the latest company to denounce single-use plastic straws , revealing plans to ban them entirely from its stores worldwide by 2020. Starbucks announced it plans on removing plastic straws from its 28,000 stores by 2020. Starbucks said more markets will follow until the chain meets its goal.

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  • Tropical storm Chris is third named storm of 2018 Hurricane season
Tropical storm Chris is third named storm of 2018 Hurricane season

On average, the third named storm forms August 14 and the second hurricane forms August 29, so Chris is keeping the season's activity well above par. Chris is expected to strengthen by Monday night, and become a hurricane by Tuesday, according to the NHC.

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  • Starbucks Will Eliminate Plastic Straws Globally by 2020
Starbucks Will Eliminate Plastic Straws Globally by 2020

These new straws will also be made available upon request to customers who prefer or need a straw, the company said . In a move meant to cut back on waste, the global coffee giant said Monday that it would eliminate plastic straws from its more than 28,000 locations globally by 2020.

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  • Hurricane Beryl gains strength as it heads toward islands
Hurricane Beryl gains strength as it heads toward islands

The storm remains extremely compact, with hurricane force winds only extending 10 miles from the center of the storm and tropical storm force winds only extending out 35 miles. Cooler sea surface temperatures and strong trade winds created across the Atlantic Basin by the Pacific warm-water phenomena known as El Niño inhibit the growth of storm...

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  • Tiny Beryl becomes a hurricane
Tiny Beryl becomes a hurricane

At 8 a.m. Saturday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Beryl had maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour (120 kph). Hurricane Beryl, which the National Hurricane Center described as a small storm in terms of area coverage but a "brazen" one, was forecast to pass through the Lesser Antilles late Sunday or Monday .

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  • Northern white rhino could be saved from extinction using embryos
Northern white rhino could be saved from extinction using embryos

In addition to experimenting with the hybrid and northern embryos, scientists are working to turn samples of the rhinos' skin cells into egg and sperm cells. Northern white rhinos were driven to extinction by poaching and war in the countries they once roamed - Chad, Sudan, Uganda, Congo and Central African Republic.

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  • USA border patrol boat strayed into Canadian waters chasing migrants: fishermen
USA border patrol boat strayed into Canadian waters chasing migrants: fishermen

According to Cook, the Canadian fishing captain, Nick Brown, informed the USA vessel that "he was a Canadian vessel legally fishing in Canadian waters". Maine Marine Patrol specialist Mark Murry, left, and officer Jason Leavitt patrol the waters near the Machias Seal Island in the Gulf of Maine, May 7, 2015.

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  • Bolton: US has plan to dismantle N. Korea nuclear program in year
Bolton: US has plan to dismantle N. Korea nuclear program in year

The secretary of state, who will be making his third trip to North Korea , will seek answers after independent researchers and media organisations detailed North Korean efforts to increase fuel production, build more missile launchers and expand a key rocket-engine manufacturing facility.

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  • Lions fatally maul poachers who broke into reserve to hunt rhinos
Lions fatally maul poachers who broke into reserve to hunt rhinos

A May 2018 "60 Minutes" report revealed that they are being slaughtered at the shocking rate of three a day at the hands of poachers like the group killed in Sibuya. Although Fox admits that the incident was sad, he also noted that it should send a "message" to other poachers who risk their lives to hunt game in his reserve.

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  • Pruitt Asked Trump to Fire Sessions, Name Him AG Temporarily
Pruitt Asked Trump to Fire Sessions, Name Him AG Temporarily

Pruitt offered to temporarily replaceSessions for 210 days under the Vacancies Reform Act, a law passed in 1998 allowing the president to temporarily fill vacancies in the White House . In one case, a meeting with the CEO of coal producer Alliance Resource Partners was listed on Pruitt's secret calendar but not his public calendar.

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  • Why This 5.4-Million-Year-Old Planet Is Still a Baby
Why This 5.4-Million-Year-Old Planet Is Still a Baby

The newly-discovered object lies about 70 times further from its star than the Earth does from the Sun. "These discs around young stars are the birthplaces of planets, but so far only a handful of observations have detected hints of baby planets in them", said Miriam Keppler of the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy , who led one of the rese...

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