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Karen Graham

Editor-at-Large based in Richmond, VA, United States. Joined on Sep 22, 2013
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China set to launch lunar rover to far side of moon in December

Beijing - China's space agency this week shared new details about its upcoming Chang'e-4 mission, which aims to launch two robots to the far side of the moon.

New study predicts the next five years will get even hotter

This summer's worldwide heatwave makes 2018 a particularly hot year. But according to a new study - at the global level, 2018-2022 may be an even hotter period than expected based on current global warming.

Pacific Ocean's warm waters spawn another big hurricane

La Jolla - Hurricane Lane is barreling west across the Pacific Ocean on a course that will bring it close to Hawaii next week. As of 8:00 p.m. PDT, Hurricane Lane is now a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.

Federal government to review Canopy, Constellation deal

A deal that could see U.S.-based alcohol giant Constellation Brands Inc. take a majority ownership stake in Canada's leading cannabis producer Canopy Growth Corp., will be reviewed by the federal government.

Russia flies supersonic nuclear bombers near Alaska coastline

For the first time in history, two Tupolev Tu-160 Russian supersonic long-range nuclear bombers conducted drills in an area near Alaska on Thursday on the Chukotka Peninsula, which faces Alaska across the Bering Strait.

New pesticide is as harmful to bumblebees as Neonicotinoids

Agricultural pesticides are used to kill the pests that damage or destroy our crops, but at the same time, these pest killers are also killing the very pollinators that make agriculture possible. So it is with Sulfoxaflor, a new pesticide.

Britain is 'on-track' for coal-free summers as coal-power dips

London - Great Britain is on the verge of doing away with the need for coal-fired power over the summer months, according to analysts. This is the headline seen in a new quarterly report on the country's energy mix.

Augmented reality software helping in battle against wildfires

As large swathes of California continue to be consumed by wildfires, some fire departments have turned to Augmented Reality to keep personnel in the field informed with real-time updates and information.

Perry says an energy independent Mexico is no threat to U.S.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador decisively won the Mexican presidential election on July 1 in a populist campaign that had energy reform as one of its core issues. One of the things Lopez Obrador pledged to do was end imports of refined products by 2022.

Australian drought brings early start to bushfire season

Sydney - Large parts of Australia are caught up in a devastating drought, and it is set to intensify over the next three months, fueling unseasonable bushfires.

Amount of water used for fracking has reached a 'tipping point'

As the fracking boom matures, the drilling industry's use of water and other fluids to produce oil and natural gas has grown dramatically in the past several years, outstripping the growth of the fossil fuels it produces.

Latest offshore oil drilling tract auction another bust for Trump

While being hailed as a great success by the Interior Department, the Trump administration's offshore Lease Sale 251 in the Gulf of Mexico made another "belly flop" with less than one percent of the tracts being sold on Wednesday.

Russia calls it a 'space apparatus inspector' but is it a weapon?

Russia has deployed a suspicious satellite the United States says is part of Moscow's plans to attack orbiting satellites in a future conflict, a State Department official revealed in Geneva on Tuesday.

Economic damages from climate change have been underestimated

Melbourne - Economists have largely underestimated the economic damages from ignoring climate change and pursuing a "business-as-usual" course of action. However, economic modeling gives us a clearer picture of what we can expect if we ignore climate change.

City of London will be charging parking fees based on emissions

Starting on Monday, the City of London Corporation, the governing body of the Square Mile, London's financial and historic center, will begin introducing emissions based charges for parking in the district.

B.C. declares a provincial state of emergency due to wildfires

Vancouver - On Wednesday morning, he B.C. government declared a provincial state of emergency to support the province-wide response to the ongoing wildfire situation.

Corona spends close to $4 billion to boost stake in Canopy Growth

Corona beer maker Constellation Brands will invest a further $4 billion in Canada’s top cannabis producer Canopy Growth, giving the beer maker a 38 percent share in the cannabis company.

State of emergency declared in Florida due to toxic red tide

Tallahassee - Florida Governor Rick Scott issued a state of emergency in response to this year’s excessive red tide. The toxic algae bloom spreading across the West Coast of the state is leaving beaches covered with thousands of pounds of dead marine wildlife.

Nearly 600 wildfires burning across B.C. after lightning storms

There are nearly 600 fires burning across B.C. with the danger rating rated at ‘high’ or ‘extreme’ in virtually every part of the province. Of those fires, 47 are considered to be serious, and a potential threat to public safety.

Canada moves to use 'emergency' measure to protect steel sector

Ottawa - Canada's finance minister warned Tuesday that US tariffs on steel have led to a spike in imports of cheap foreign steel that threaten the local industry.
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