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Dispute with U.S. energy trader worsens Haiti's fuel crisis

The capital Port-au-Prince’s fragile power grid was dealt a blow when Novum Energy Trading Corp suspended shipments in February, leaving residents without electricity for days and many gas stations with no fuel at the pumps. Novum says the government owes it $40 million in overdue payments for fuel. The Western Hemisphere's poorest nation, Haiti long relied on fuel shipments from nearby OPEC member Venezuela, which offered cheap financing to several Caribbean nations to buy its gasoline, diese...
Tags: Science, Opec, Venezuela, Haiti, Caribbean, Port Au Prince, Western Hemisphere, Novum, Novum Energy Trading Corp


Row with U.S. energy trader worsens Haiti's fuel crisis

Novum says the government owes it $40 million in overdue payments for fuel. The Western Hemisphere's poorest nation, Haiti long relied on fuel shipments from nearby OPEC member Venezuela, which offered cheap financing to several Caribbean nations to buy its gasoline, diesel and other products through a program called Petrocaribe.     But the scheme fell apart last year due to economic turmoil in Venezuela, forcing Haiti - a nation of 11 million people - to return to international markets.    ...
Tags: Science, Opec, Venezuela, Haiti, Caribbean, Western Hemisphere, Petrocaribe, Novum


U.S. ratchets up pressure on Venezuela, Cuban backers

Greater efforts to prevent oil revenues from reaching Maduro, including sanctions on Venezuela's finance and oil sectors, were coming, Pence said in Houston before a hand-picked audience of 300 people, many from the local Venezuelan community who support Maduro's ouster. "The United States will continue to exert all diplomatic and economic pressure to bring about a peaceful transition to democracy" in Venezuela, Pence said at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy, calling oil ship...
Tags: Florida, Science, United States, Venezuela, Houston, Cuba, Pence, Maduro, Western Hemisphere, Venezuela Pence, Juan Guaido


White House warns Russia, others against sending troops to Venezuela

The warning comes after two Russian air force planes landed outside of Caracas on Saturday, believed to be carrying nearly 100 Russian special forces and cybersecurity personnel. U.S. President Donald Trump earlier this week said "Russia has to get out" of Venezuela. "We strongly caution actors external to the Western Hemisphere against deploying military assets to Venezuela, or elsewhere in the Hemisphere, with the intent of establishing or expanding military operations," Bolton said.
Tags: Science, White House, Russia, Venezuela, Bolton, Donald Trump, Caracas, Western Hemisphere, Hemisphere


Trump adviser warns Russia on military presence in Venezuela

President Donald Trump's national security adviser warned Russia on Friday about its military presence in Venezuela, saying any move to establish or expand operations there would be considered a "direct threat" to international peace. "We strongly caution actors external to the Western Hemisphere against deploying military assets to Venezuela, or elsewhere in the Hemisphere, with the intent of establishing or expanding military operations," White House national security adviser John Bolton said...
Tags: Science, White House, Russia, Venezuela, Donald Trump, Trump, John Bolton, Western Hemisphere, Hemisphere


Bolton: Russia, others sending troops to Venezuela is 'direct threat' to region's security

Two days after U.S. President Donald Trump said "Russia has to get out" of Venezuela, national security adviser John Bolton issued a second warning in a strongly worded formal statement. "We strongly caution actors external to the Western Hemisphere against deploying military assets to Venezuela, or elsewhere in the Hemisphere, with the intent of establishing or expanding military operations," Bolton said. "We will consider such provocative actions as a direct threat to international peace and...
Tags: Science, Russia, Venezuela, Bolton, Donald Trump, John Bolton, Western Hemisphere, Hemisphere


Exclusive: Refiner Citgo prepares to fend off Venezuela's opposition government

Juan Guaido, the head of the opposition-controlled congress who proclaimed himself president this week, is considering naming a new team to lead Citgo, two sources told Reuters. "Citgo is the property of the Venezuelan state," Maduro said, adding that the OPEC-member country plans to continue selling oil to the United States, its first destination for crude exports and state-run PDVSA's largest source of cash.     The United States led numerous other Western Hemisphere nations in recognizing G...
Tags: Science, Opec, United States, Venezuela, Maduro, PDVSA, Western Hemisphere, Citgo, Juan Guaido, Guaido, Refiner Citgo, Reuters Citgo


U.S. recognizes opposition leader as Venezuela president, weighs oil sanctions

With street protests against Maduro underway across Venezuela, Trump said the United States recognized Juan Guaido, head of the opposition-controlled Congress, as the country's leader and called socialist President Nicolas Maduro's government "illegitimate." "I will continue to use the full weight of United States economic and diplomatic power to press for the restoration of Venezuelan democracy," Trump said in a statement, encouraging other governments in the Western Hemisphere to also recogni...
Tags: Science, Congress, United States, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, Trump, State, Maduro, Western Hemisphere, Mike Pompeo, Venezuela Trump, Juan Guaido, Guaido


U.S. to host Iran-focused global summit in Poland Feb. 13-14

The United States plans to jointly host a global summit focused on the Middle East, particularly Iran, next month in Poland, the U.S. State Department said on Friday. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News in an interview to air on Friday that the meeting would "focus on Middle East stability and peace and freedom and security here in this region, and that includes an important element of making sure that Iran is not a destabilizing influence." Pompeo said the meeting would "bring t...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Science, Africa, Iran, United States, Middle East, Poland, Fox News, State Department, State, U S State Department, Western Hemisphere, Pompeo, Mike Pompeo


Dog gone: European canines replaced New World's ancient breeds

Native dogs across North America all but disappeared as a result of Europeans arriving in the Western Hemisphere some 500 years ago, a study published Thursday found. "People in Europe and the Americas were genetically distinct, and so were their dogs," said Greger Larson, director of the Palaeo-BARN at Oxford and senior author of the study. The research was led by the University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, Queen Mary University of London and Durham University.
Tags: Europe, Science, Americas, Oxford, North America, Western Hemisphere, Greger Larson


Dog gone: European canines replaced New World's ancient breeds

Native dogs across North America all but disappeared as a result of Europeans arriving in the Western Hemisphere some 500 years ago, a study published Thursday found. Strangely, the most direct genetic link between ancient American dogs and modern ones is found in a cancerous canine tumor derived from a dog that lived up to 8,000 years ago, the study states.
Tags: Science, North America, Western Hemisphere


How ‘Self-Limiting’ Mosquitos Can Help Eradicate Malaria

With help from the Gates Foundation, Oxitec aims to release genetically engineered mosquitoes in the Western Hemisphere by 2020.
Tags: Science, Western Hemisphere


Climate change may even threaten one of the world's most resilient lizards

Bahamian anole lizards are popular exotic pets and are found throughout the Western Hemisphere, suggesting that they are extremely adaptable creatures. A new study suggests that their adaptability may not extend to the temperature changes predicted by climate change models.
Tags: Science, Western Hemisphere


GOES-S Weather Satellite Launch Will Provide Unique View of Lightning Over the Western Hemisphere

UAH scientists are looking forward to getting a unique stereo view of lightning in storms over the U.S. with the launch of the GOES-S weather satellite.
Tags: Science, Western Hemisphere


Sandpiper detectives pinpoint trouble spots in continent-wide migration

Understanding and managing migratory animal populations requires knowing what's going on with them during all stages of their annual cycle -- and how those stages affect each other. A new study from The Condor: Ornithological Applications tackles this problem for Semipalmated Sandpipers, historically one of the most widespread and numerous shorebird species of the Western Hemisphere, whose populations in some areas have undergone mysterious declines in recent years.
Tags: Science, Western Hemisphere


US Won't Rule Out Preemptive Military Strike Against North Korea

Folks in the Western Hemisphere who are just waking up might be wondering what the hell is going on with North Korea and Japan. The short answer: Everybody is preparing for war.Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, North Korea, US, New Cold War, Western Hemisphere, Cold War 2, Cold War Ii


Packy, Oregon’s beloved elephant, dies at 54

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Packy, the Asian elephant who drew international attention when he was born in 1962, including an 11-page spread in Life magazine, died Thursday at the Oregon Zoo. Packy was born April 14, 1962, making headlines as the first elephant born in the Western Hemisphere in 44 years. At the time of […]
Tags: Science, News, Oregon, Portland, Western Hemisphere, Ore AP, Packy, Nation & World, Packy Oregon


U.S. weather satellite that is 'a quantum leap' poised for launch

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) - A U.S. weather satellite that will "revolutionize" forecasting was scheduled for launch from Florida's Cape Canaveral on Saturday, promising to deliver continuous high-definition views of hurricanes and other storms over the Western Hemisphere. The detailed view provided by the satellite is expected to sharpen hurricane forecasts, provide more advanced warning of floods and better tracking of wildfires, plumes and volcanic ash clouds. Scheduled to b...
Tags: Florida, Science, Cape Canaveral, Irene Klotz, CAPE CANAVERAL Fla Reuters, Western Hemisphere, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station


Utah’s Great Salt Lake Is Shrinking at an Alarming Rate

Located in Utah, the Great Salt Lake is the largest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere, but years of drought and over-irrigation of nearby rivers have resulted in dramatic declines in water levels. New satellite photos reveal the disturbing extent to which this ecologically sensitive lake is shrinking.Read more...
Tags: Utah, Science, Drought, Conservation, Earth Sciences, Western Hemisphere, Great Salt Lake


Here's what you need to know about tonight's black moon

You've heard of a blood moon or a harvest moon, maybe even a supermoon. But what about a black moon? Tonight, people living in the Western Hemisphere has the chance to experience a black moon...but they won't be able to see much. As explained by Space.com and NASA, a black moon is the second new moon in one month. It's kind of like the opposite of a blue moon, which is when there's a second full moon in a month. Typically there is a single new moon and a single full moon in a month, so when a...
Tags: Space, Science, Design, News, Australia, Nasa, Earth, Moon, Western Hemisphere, Wikimedia Commons, Eastern Hemisphere, Black Moon, Night Sky, Africa Asia Europe, Night Skies


Elusive ‘black moon’ to grace the sky on Friday

This unusual celestial event happens in the Western Hemisphere on Friday, September 30.
Tags: Science, News, Western Hemisphere


It's a boy: Controlling pest populations with modified males

Populations of New World screwworm flies - devastating parasitic livestock pests in Western Hemisphere tropical regions - could be greatly suppressed with the introduction of male flies that produce only males when they mate, according to new research from North Carolina State University, the USDA's Agricultural Research Service, the Panama-United States Commission for the Eradication and Prevention of Screwworm (COPEG) and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
Tags: Science, Usda, Plants & Animals, North Carolina State University, Western Hemisphere


Why the Olympics Actually Won't Cause Zika to Spread Everywhere

With the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil less than a month away, concerns are mounting that the international event may spread the Zika virus to more countries around the world. Indeed, global travel has been contributing to the spread of virus in the Western Hemisphere since at least 2015, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, the new report, released today (July 13), should help quell fears for many countries that do not currently have the Z...
Tags: Science, Cdc, Brazil, Zika, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Western Hemisphere


Watch a Mesmerizing Map of 118 Bird Species Migrating Throughout the Western Hemisphere

Cornell University’s Lab of Ornithology has brewed up a hypnotizing representation of birds flocking up and down the length of two continents over the course of a year. No more complaining about your commute.Read more...
Tags: Science, Winter, Animals, Migration, Cornell, Ornithology, Dem Birds, Western Hemisphere, Cornell University 's Lab of Ornithology



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