Archive for July 7th, 2016

Why Juno Jupiter Mission Is 'Hardest Thing NASA Has Ever Done'

Thursday, July 7th, 2016:

When NASA’s Juno spacecraft successfully began orbiting Jupiter on Monday, the scientists behind the mission breathed a collective sigh of relief. The five-year trip to the largest planet in the solar system concluded with Juno firing a 35-minute engine burn that slipped it into orbit. “What is more American than a NASA mission going boldly where no spacecraft has gone before?” said NASA administrator Charlie Bolden in a statement. “With Juno, we will investigate the unknowns of Jupiter’s massive radiation belts to delve deep into not only the planet’s interior, but into how Jupiter was born and how our entire […] Read More →

Capelin seining near Pinware River stokes concerns about salmon

Thursday, July 7th, 2016:

Businesses and conservationists alike are sounding the alarm about the amount of seining in Pinware Bay, close to the mouth of Pinware River in southern Labrador, just as its salmon migration reaches full swing. “This is a very, very small bay. With the number of seiners that they have there, when they seine all together, they completely close the access to the river, to any fish,” said Paul-Aimé Joncas, who owns the Lucky Strike Lodge, a fishing retreat upstream on the Pinware River. Joncas said he’s seen anywhere between three to 12 seiners in the bay at once, with vessels up to 100 […] Read More →

President Obama: ‘This Is an American Issue That We Should All Care About’

Thursday, July 7th, 2016:

Updated at 7:26 p.m. ET NEWS BRIEF  President Obama still had more to say. On Thursday afternoon, the president released his first public statement on the two police-involved shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota this week. But after arriving in Warsaw for the NATO Summit Thursday night, Obama gave extended remarks that fleshed out his concerns over the shootings and what they mean to minority communities in America. “When incidents like these occur, there’s a big chunk of our fellow citizens that feels as if because of the color of their skin, they are not being treated the same—and that hurts,” Obama […] Read More →

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