• Ahead of Diwali, Delhi's Air Quality continues to alarm citizens
Ahead of Diwali, Delhi's Air Quality continues to alarm citizens

People residing in Delhi have been advised to avoid outdoor activities till 1 pm today as toxicity in the air will be high. CPCB chairman S P Singh Parihar said the deterioration of the air quality will continue till Tuesday morning. One specific type air pollution, commonly known as PM2.5 - shorthand for particulate matter 2.5 micrometers in d...

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  • Global warming to leave us crying in our costlier beer
Global warming to leave us crying in our costlier beer

There is bad news for all beer drinkers across the world as climate change could set skyrocket price as well as dramatic global supply shortage in the coming future, as per a new study . Decreases in the global supply of barley lead to proportionally larger decreases in barley used to make beer. Some northern areas of the US and Asia could see...

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  • How Are You Preparing For Hurricane Michael?
How Are You Preparing For Hurricane Michael?

Just four days after forming as a tropical depression off of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, Hurricane Michael is poised to slam into the gulf coast of Florida on Wednesday as a category four monster. In Panama City, about 20 miles northwest of Mexico Beach, the power went out at Country Inn Suites. Storm surges and subsequent flooding remain a major...

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  • Soyuz Space Crew Makes Emergency Landing After Terrifying Booster Failure
Soyuz Space Crew Makes Emergency Landing After Terrifying Booster Failure

The problem occurred when a booster rocket on the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle failed in some way, NASA said. Footage showed the pair shaking around in the capsule , enduring gravitational forces of six to seven times more than is felt on Earth as they came down at a sharper-than-normal angle.

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  • Hurricane Michael slams into Florida, charges into Southeast
Hurricane Michael slams into Florida, charges into Southeast

It was a clear warning that the storm should be taken seriously. Michael is the strongest hurricane to strike the Florida Panhandle on record and the strongest storm to make landfall in the continental US since Hurricane Andrew , which struck in 1992.

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  • Historic Hurricane Michael hits Florida — WHAT'S HAPPENING
Historic Hurricane Michael hits Florida — WHAT'S HAPPENING

Shredded trees, derailed train cars and a sunken trailer are seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Fla., Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said on Tuesday an estimated 500,000 Florida residents had been ordered or urged to seek higher ground before the storm in 20 counties spanning a...

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  • Climate change: Why 1.5 is the new magic number
Climate change: Why 1.5 is the new magic number

Human activity has warmed the world by 1°C over the pre-industrial level and with another half-degree rise, many regions will have warmer extreme temperatures, raising the frequency, intensity and amount of rain or severity of drought. The report suggests that coral reefs would decline by 70-90 percent with global warming of 1.5°C, whereas vir...

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  • What Latest Assessment On Global Warming Means for Southern Africa
What Latest Assessment On Global Warming Means for Southern Africa

The first announced the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The challenge of restricting the rise to 1.5 deg C came mainly from almost 60 small island countries who in reality are facing their existential threat due to sea level rise driven by global warming.

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  • Hurricane Michael cranks up to a Category 2 storm
Hurricane Michael cranks up to a Category 2 storm

Check the table below to see predicted sites of major and moderate flooding , based on the lastest data from the National Weather Service. Weather models Monday showed that rain beginning Tuesday and continuing Wednesday. As the storm approaches the coastline, she says this water will flow over a shallow sea bed and "overwhelm the dunes, which a...

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  • SpaceX Aces First-Ever Rocket Landing in California After Spectacular Satellite Launch
SpaceX Aces First-Ever Rocket Landing in California After Spectacular Satellite Launch

The Union-Tribune was soon flooded with photos that came in from such places as San Diego International Airport, Point Loma Nazarene University, Otay Ranch in Chula Vista, the coastal area of Encinitas, and from people in Tijuana. Viewers took to social media to speculate on the rocket, which was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, which is ab...

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  • Japan releases rovers towards asteroid
Japan releases rovers towards asteroid

As JAXA notes, MINERVA-II1 "is the world's first rover (mobile exploration robot ) to land on the surface of an asteroid ". They were released from Hayabusa2 early Friday (U.S. The diameter of the Ryuga, which is located between Earth and Mars, about 900 m. the "Hayabusa-2" was launched to the asteroid in December 2014 from the Baikonur...

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  • Death toll rises to 43 in aftermath of Florence
Death toll rises to 43 in aftermath of Florence

The city manager told CNN that 12,000 people are "in harm's way". "It's just hard to explain". "This will be an on-going process and we are continuing to evaluate the regions' needs with the goal of assisting impacted communities return to normalcy as quickly as possible".

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  • Michael Jordan donating $2M to victims
Michael Jordan donating $2M to victims

It's now at more than 60 feet and expected to crest sometime on Wednesday. Images captured by Associated Press journalists show flooding caused by Florence in the Carolinas and Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines. The latest victims in SC were identified as Wendy Wenton, 45, and Nicolette Green, 43, by the Marion County Coroner, US media report. ...

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  • Global summit rebukes Trump, cheers on work to aid climate
Global summit rebukes Trump, cheers on work to aid climate

Jerry Brown , included a report that 27 major cities around the world have seen emissions decrease over a five-year period and are now at least 10 per cent lower than their peak. Trump announced in June 2017 the United States' intention to pull out of the worldwide agreement, which Kerry signed while serving as President Barack Obama's secretary of...

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  • Coastal residents wait, watch as Florence’s fury begins
Coastal residents wait, watch as Florence’s fury begins

Favorable wind patterns. Higher sea levels that exacerbate storm surge . -Size: Hurricane-force winds extend up to 80 miles from the center, and tropical storm-force winds extend up to 195 miles. Boarding up his home in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina , Chris Pennington watched the forecasts and tried to decide when to leave. Forecasters' Europe...

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  • Florence weakens to Category 2 hurricane but still life-threatening: NHC
Florence weakens to Category 2 hurricane but still life-threatening: NHC

North Myrtle Beach was almost empty Thursday as the first bands of heavy rain from Hurricane Florence approached. Video posted on Twitter showed a meteorologist telling viewers about the evacuation before walking off-screen. North Carolina utilities estimated that as many as 2.5 million state residents could be left without power, the state...

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  • Mother, infant, among several killed by Hurricane Florence
Mother, infant, among several killed by Hurricane Florence

This landfall has been a long time coming: The hurricane arrived more than two weeks after the National Hurricane Center issued its first advisory for the storm . With the brunt of the storm yet to come, a gauge on the Neuse River in New Bern, a city near the coast, was already recording 10 feet (3 meters) of inundation, the National Hurrica...

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  • Storm Helene to unleash DAMAGING winds and TROPICAL air next week
Storm Helene to unleash DAMAGING winds and TROPICAL air next week

Isaac is moving toward the west near 16 miles per hour (26 km/h), and this general motion with a decrease in forward speed is expected for the next few days. "Storm surge is the main cause of the death and destruction associated with hurricanes", NBC News explained after Hurricane Ike hit Texas. The National Hurricane Center said the stor...

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  • Amazon chief Jeff Bezos gives $2bn to help the homeless
Amazon chief Jeff Bezos gives $2bn to help the homeless

How does Jeff Bezos, the richest person alive, spend his billions? Amazon's founder expanded on the pledge announced early Thursday - his largest philanthropic push yet - in an interview Thursday night with David Rubenstein , co-chairman of the Carlyle Group and host of "The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations" on Bloomberg Tele...

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  • California Governor Brown Signs Law Requiring 100% Clean Energy By 2045
California Governor Brown Signs Law Requiring 100% Clean Energy By 2045

California Gov. Jerry Brown wants the state to remove as much carbon dioxide from the air as it emits. Brown signed the measure Monday as he prepares to host a summit in San Francisco of climate change leaders from around the world later this week.

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" "Democrats Refer Letter to FBI Regarding Possible "#MeToo" Kavanaugh Allegations

Cory Booker, D-N.J., asks a question of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh , during a third round on the third day of his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing, Thursday, Sept. Despite those commitments, the letter said one member of the committee has released more than 40 documents without cons...

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  • Hurricane Florence looms over East Coast — WHAT’S HAPPENING
Hurricane Florence looms over East Coast — WHAT’S HAPPENING

The centre of Florence, a Category 2 hurricane , will approach the coasts of North and SC today, the NHC said , adding that it was expected to weaken after it moved inland. Because the storm was so strong earlier in the week, it built up a wall of water which will push inland as the storm surge . He compared Florence's wind field to Hurricane ...

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  • Hurricane Florence to deliver 'life-threatening' surges and rain despite downgrade
Hurricane Florence to deliver 'life-threatening' surges and rain despite downgrade

The storm, which is building up over the Atlantic, is due to make landfall in either North or SC within the next few days, and is expected to be the worst storm to hit the area in 30 years. Hurricane Florence is churning slowly towards the southern parts of the eastern seaboard and could slam into the Carolinas by tomorrow night bringing sweeping w...

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  • Emergency declared as Tropical Storm Gordon heads for Gulf Coast
Emergency declared as Tropical Storm Gordon heads for Gulf Coast

As of 2 a.m. Tuesday, Gordon was about 280 miles east-southeast of the mouth of Mississippi River. The storm is expected to become a hurricane, with winds of at least 74mph (119km/h) and up to 12 inches (30cm) of rain forecast by the US National Hurricane Center (NHC ).

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  • Tropical Storm Gordon takes aim at Gulf after soaking South Florida
Tropical Storm Gordon takes aim at Gulf after soaking South Florida

Its tropical storm-force winds, as high as 70 mph, extended up to 80 miles from Gordon's center and were affecting the coastlines in Alabama and Florida's western Panhandle. The National Hurricane Centre is also tracking Tropical Storm Olivia and Hurricane Norman in the eastern Pacific. Scattered showers and thunderstorms were expected to continu...

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  • California Becomes First State to Ditch Cash Bail: Oregon Should Follow Suit
California Becomes First State to Ditch Cash Bail: Oregon Should Follow Suit

But after the bill was rewritten, the ACLU no longer supported the bill, saying it gave too much discretion to judges to keep people locked up awaiting trial. Others, meanwhile, argue it will allow unsafe people to go free and perhaps not return for trial. Nor has the crime wave many conservative critics predicted bail reform would produce actu...

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  • Inslee: Trump is co-conspirator in premature death of Washingtonians
Inslee: Trump is co-conspirator in premature death of Washingtonians

The Affordable Clean Energy Rule was announced by the EPA on Monday as a replacement to the Obama administration's 2015 Clean Power Plan . Clarification: This story has been clarified to reflect that Rocky Mountain Power would keep coal plants online longer if it fits into their long-term plans and state regulators permit it.

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  • Malcolm Turnbull: Australian PM survives leadership challenge
Malcolm Turnbull: Australian PM survives leadership challenge

All leadership positions were declared vacant before the vote, but Julie Bishop also remains as deputy after an uncontested vote. Mr Turnbull defeated Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton in a party room ballot in Canberra on Tuesday. "I think the public would react very negatively to another change of leadership without them having a vote". Sm...

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  • Should you really be scared about weed killer in your cereal?
Should you really be scared about weed killer in your cereal?

The food industry giant, Monsanto , who owns the Roundup brand (the most widely used glyphosate brand), disputed claims made by the World Health Organization that glyphosate is a "probably carcinogen". Meanwhile, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has a risk assessment that "concludes that glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic to...

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  • Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks
Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks

It is also called a shooting star. "The shower is the result of Earth encountering the gritty debris of Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle", Boyle said. However, the meteor showers will technically be visible all through the month. Majority burn so hot that they disintegrate as they enter Earth's atmosphere. The meteoroids that cause this shower are d...

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