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Instances of severe climate change could reduce the global beer consumption by 29 billion liters. That's because the largest price increases will be found in affluent areas as well as beer-loving ones, while countries where beer now costs the most (like Australia and Japan) are not necessarily where future price hikes will be the highest.
  • Action Needed Now in Climate Crisis

    Action Needed Now in Climate Crisis

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    The new Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, said Monday that he would not withdraw the country from the Paris Agreement, but his government also wouldn't stick to electricity-sector targets that involve the phasing-out of coal. The Council today adopted conclusions on climate change which emphasise the unprecedented urgency which is needed to step up global efforts to avoid the unsafe effects of climate change.
  • Climate change: Why it's not too big - and not too late

    Climate change: Why it's not too big - and not too late

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    The influential report reveals that only by keeping the temperature rise under 1.5C above pre-industrial levels will "rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society" be prevented. The report also stated that 70-85 percent of energy needs to be supplied by renewable sources by 2050 to stay at the 1.5C target - right now, renewable energy accounts for about 25 percent.
  • Michael: Most violent United States hurricane since 1969

    Michael: Most violent United States hurricane since 1969

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    As the Category 4 storm's center crossed nearby, Mulligan said, the concrete building shook and vibrated against sustained winds around 155 miles per hour. Meanwhile, tropical storm warnings were in effect for parts of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Across the bay in Panama City Beach, a resort city on the Gulf of Mexico known for its white-sand beach and amusement parks, winds of about 100 miles per hour furiously whipped the trees in the early afternoon and ...
  • Extensive devastation after Hurricane Michael blasts Florida Panhandle

    Extensive devastation after Hurricane Michael blasts Florida Panhandle

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    Angelie Hightower told TIME. Damage in Panama City, just west of where Michael came ashore Wednesday afternoon, was so extensive that broken and uprooted trees and downed power lines lay almost everywhere. But after the storm passed, she emerged to check on the café she manages and discovered a scene of breathtaking destruction. Michael was expected to bring a foot of rain and a "killer" storm surge of up to 14ft.
  • Virgin Galactic to reach space in 'weeks not months'

    Virgin Galactic to reach space in 'weeks not months'

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    But while Sir Richard believes Musk is "doing fantastically well" in getting cargo into space - including his own auto - the real tussle is between the Virgin boss and Bezos. He reached an agreement with U.S. regulators last month to step down as Tesla chair and pay a $20 million (£15 million) fine for what the Securities and Exchange Commission called "false and misleading" claims.
  • These maps shed light on when and where Hurricane Michael will hit

    These maps shed light on when and where Hurricane Michael will hit

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    Michael was moving north at 12 miles per hour (19 kph) and is expected to bring life-threatening storm surge and heavy rain to the northeastern Gulf Coast. It developed into a hurricane Monday. Janice Dean has your Hurricane Michael FoxCast for the Florida Panhandle. Michael wasn't quite done wreaking havoc in the Caribbean on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT).
  • Soyuz rocket hit by engine problem after blast-off, astronauts safe: Russian agencies

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    Riding atop a Russian Soyuz rocket, the rookie NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:40 a.m. A Reuters reporter who observed the launch from around a kilometre away said it had gone smoothly in its initial stages and that the failure of the booster rockets must have occurred at higher altitude.
  • Hubble gyroscope failure puts space telescope into safe mode

    Hubble gyroscope failure puts space telescope into safe mode

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    The six gyros on the Hubble were replaced in 2009 during the final servicing mission to the instrument by NASA's space shuttle. Astronaut's photo of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope . Launched in 1990, Hubble has had trouble with its gyroscopes before. Should engineers conclude that the enhanced gyro can't be used, leaving only two, controllers plan to shift to an alternative mode that allows the spacecraft to operate with just a single gyro.
  • Hurricane Michael Shows No Signs of Weakening in Latest Update

    Hurricane Michael Shows No Signs of Weakening in Latest Update

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    Normal air pressure is about 1010 mb ; when central pressure is significantly lower than that, things become more turbulent, with more air movement and wind kicking up. The heavy rains could cause flash floods, the NHC said, and spawn tornados in northwestern Florida. Life-threatening storm surges could slam the Florida Gulf Coast, with the deadliest of possibly 9 to 13 feet expected between Mexico Beach and Keaton Beach.
  • Hurricane Michael takes aim at Florida after fatal flooding in Central America

    Hurricane Michael takes aim at Florida after fatal flooding in Central America

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    Life-threatening storm surge warnings have been issued for these areas, as well. Florida State University said its campuses in Tallahassee and Panama City will be closed from Tuesday to Friday. In Pender County, officials are encouraging residents and businesses that suffered roof damage from Hurricane Florence to secure structures with tarps ahead of the storm.
  • Star Trek: Discovery season 2 trailer reveals the new Spock

    Star Trek: Discovery season 2 trailer reveals the new Spock

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    The sneak peek offered up an extended glimpse at a dashing Captain Pike ( Anson Mount ) who will take command of the Discovery to face an imminent threat. Now you're no doubt wondering why in a supposed review of an episode I'm only talking about the character of Tilly, right? When asked if we'd see any other classic characters like Spock on the show, Kurtzman conceded, heavily hinting that the Talosians might be making an appearance on Discovery .
  • Hurricane Leslie forms far out in Atlantic Ocean

    Hurricane Leslie forms far out in Atlantic Ocean

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    Tropical storm Leslie strengthened into the Atlantic season's sixth hurricane on Wednesday, but meteorologists said the Category 1 storm is expected to give the British Overseas Territory a wide berth. Strong north-easterly winds will gradually turn northerly as the storm progresses, according to the Bermuda Weather Service. The tropics have been generally quiet after a whirlwind early September.
  • Rock used as doorstop is actually a meteorite worth $100K

    Rock used as doorstop is actually a meteorite worth $100K

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    The meteorite weighs over 22 pounds (10 kilograms), which makes it the sixth largest found in MI. But that all transformed when she was asked to evaluate a peculiarly shaped sizable rock that a MI man, who didn't want to be identified, had had in his monomania for the last 30 years.
  • Rocket's first stage lands back at launch site

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    The Air Force said before the 7:22 p.m. launch that it expected that people as far away as Sacramento and Southern California would see the rocket's contrail. SpaceX's landing record now stands at 30 successful booster recoveries, 11 at Cape Canaveral, one at Vandenberg and 18 on droneships. Viewers took to social media to speculate on the rocket, which was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, which is about 130 miles northwest of Los Angeles.
  • Hubble data hints at first ever moon outside our moon

    Hubble data hints at first ever moon outside our moon

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    Now, astronomers think they've discovered the first " exomoon " - a moon outside of our own solar system. Kipping has spent a decade working on the " exomoon hunt". They estimate the surface temperature of both to be 176 degrees Fahrenheit. They say the findings will help unravel the origin of planets and satellites.
  • In a surprise, first alien moon discovered is big and gaseous

    In a surprise, first alien moon discovered is big and gaseous

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    Such an event is called a transit , and has been used to detect numerous exoplanets cataloged to date. Kepler uses the transit method, which involves measuring the regular dimming of a star's light caused by an orbiting planet passing in front of it, to indirectly detect exoplanets.
  • Strong typhoon approaches southern Japan, may affect wider areas

    Strong typhoon approaches southern Japan, may affect wider areas

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    The ex-typhoon has been travelling north-northwestward at a speed of 14mph over the past six hours. The current trajectory of Kong-rey will see it move from Okinawa in a northward direction toward the Korean Peninsula, the JMA said, before reaching coastal areas of the Sea of Japan.
  • NASA denies hole on Space Station was confirmed to be deliberate

    NASA denies hole on Space Station was confirmed to be deliberate

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    Dimitri Rogozin the general director of Russian space agency Roscosmos made a public comment in this week which shut out the reason of manufacturing defect. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will attend next week's Soyuz launch and plans to meet with Rogozin to discuss the highly sensitive matter. ISRO scientists and engineers have been working on the Gaganyaan spacecraft for the mission.
  • MI man's doorstop rock turns out to be a $100k meteorite

    MI man's doorstop rock turns out to be a $100k meteorite

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    The Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., corroborated Sirbescu's analysis that the 22-pound "rock" is, indeed, a meteorite , and is apparently the sixth-largest of its type to be discovered in MI. Most iron meteorites are generally comprised of anywhere between 90 and 95 percent iron, with the rest made up nickel, iridium, gallium and occasionally gold.
  • Partners announce $31bn Canada LNG project gets go ahead

    Partners announce $31bn Canada LNG project gets go ahead

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    LNG Canada is a joint venture of five partners - Royal Dutch Shell Plc, PetroChina Co. What is the difference between the LNG natural gas project and the Trans Mountain pipeline twinning? "Record demand will be driven by the longer-term shift to natural gas in the electric and industrial sectors resulting from natural gas' competitive prices and environmental benefits".