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  • How U.S. policy could affect carbon emissions and where Canada stands

    June 1, 2017 10:01 PM 5

    With U.S. President Donald Trump confirming Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, what will it mean for global efforts to curb carbon dioxide levels and limit global warming? The agreement, aimed at cutting the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, saw almost 200 countries come together in 2015 and set targets to reduce emissions

  • SpaceX scrubs launch of reused Dragon capsule to International Space Station

    June 1, 2017 9:58 PM 14

    Mission will deliver supplies and science experiments SpaceX's attempt attempt to launch Falcon 9 rocket cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station on Thursday evening was scrubbed. It's not a typical launch, as the Dragon capsule heading to the ISS has been used before, in September 2016. It's all part of SpaceX CEO Elon Musk's ambitious

  • NASA spacecraft will aim straight for the sun next year Add to ..

    May 31, 2017 6:13 PM 13

    A NASA spacecraft will aim straight for the sun next year and bear the name of the astrophysicist who predicted the existence of the solar wind nearly 60 years ago. The space agency announced Wednesday that the red-hot mission would be named after Eugene Parker, professor emeritus at the University of Chicago. It’s the first NASA spacecraft to be named

  • Strong feelings on elk, bison or deer? Elk Island National Park wants to hear from you

    May 29, 2017 6:52 PM 5

    Park officials holding an open house in Edmonton Thursday. Elk Island National Park is coming up with a new plan to manage animals within the park, and they want your input. Park officials are having an open house in the city Thursday to get input on their new ungulate—meaning animals with hooves—strategy. Home to large populations of both bison and elk, Elk Island

  • NASA's sun watching satellite sees stunning partial solar eclipse

    May 26, 2017 9:59 PM 20

    A stunning new animation reveals the moment the moon crosses in front of the sun during a partial solar eclipse. The phenomenon was captured on May 25 by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), during a lunar transit that lasted nearly an hour. During this time, scientists say the moon covered roughly 89 percent of the sun, revealing a ‘crisp’ view of the lunar

  • Endangered turtles saved by citizens of Ontario hamlet

    May 26, 2017 5:02 PM 22

    'To achieve a reduction of 80 to 90% mortality is just amazing. That was the biggest surprise' Long Point is a popular camping destination in southern Ontario, a rich ecological site with an abundance of wildlife, and part of UNESCO's World Biosphere Reserve. It is full of marshes, dunes, beaches and forests. On a 3.6-kilometre stretch of road on Lake Erie's

  • Excitement surrounds space telescope, Moon missions

    May 21, 2017 6:45 AM 16

    WASHINGTON — While out to sea and touring the far west for the past 31 days, there has been a lot going on lately with regard to NASA space missions, so I thought I would bring WTOP readers up to speed. Goddard is managing the JWST project and the Space Telescope Science Institute is responsible for science and mission operations, as well as ground station

  • Rare ‘Dragon Skin’ Spotted In Antarctica: Why Does This Kind Of Sea Ice Occur?

    May 12, 2017 1:20 PM 42

    Antarctica's ancient ice has given researchers sailing the Ross Sea a sight to remember. Scientists aboard the U.S. icebreaker research vessel Nathaniel B. Palmer stumbled upon uncanny ice formations that resemble dragon scales. The team, made up of 27 scientists from eight different countries, set course for Antarctic polynyas in the Ross Sea and Terra

  • Meet Zuul, the new 'Ghostbusters'-inspired dinosaur

    May 10, 2017 7:47 PM 53

    Only the Zuul in this instance isn’t a wild-haired Sigourney Weaver possessed by the villain Zuul in the original 1984 “Ghostbusters” film, but a newly-identified, tail-swinging bad…lands dinosaur. Officially dubbed “Zuul crurivastator” by the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), the 75-million-year-old herbivore has been named after “Ghostbusters’” Zuul the Gatekeeper

  • ​Unmanned U.S. space plane returns after secret, 2-year mission

    May 8, 2017 1:24 PM 48

    This was the fourth X-37B mission conducted by U.S. Air Force The U.S. military's experimental X-37B space plane landed on Sunday at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, completing a classified mission that lasted nearly two years, the Air Force said. The unmanned X-37B, which resembles a miniature space shuttle, touched down at 7:47 a.m. EDT on a runway