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by | October 18, 2018 | 09:43

In more optimistic scenarios, where emissions are brought under control and warming is kept at a manageable level (what climate scientists refer to as RCP2.6 ), droughts and heatwaves might occur together in about 4% of the years. The research anticipates the price of beer will nearly double here, rising by 93pc as a result. The study actually predicted that northern United States and China could actually see an increase in the amount of barley harvested - but the USA may decide to ...

by | October 12, 2018 | 12:29

Some HFCs have a global warming potential more than 11,000 times that of CO2. There is a new report out from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC ). Temperatures are now about 1° C higher than preindustrial levels. However, it does make clear the consequences of warming above that level: more heat waves, more severe rain and snow events, higher sea levels, damage to agriculture and displacement of millions of people.

by | October 07, 2018 | 18:43

If so, it will be named Tropical Storm Michael. This storm does not pose a threat to Florida or the USA, but swells generated by Leslie continue to create life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. The system could bring storm surge, rainfall, & wind impacts to the northern Gulf Coast by mid-week depending on the track of the system. Scattered showers and storms will dominate the weather pattern during this period until Wednesday.

by | October 07, 2018 | 17:41

Since researchers first began detecting exoplanets, or worlds orbiting stars other than our Sun, in the early 1990s, we've gone on to catalogue nearly 3,800 alien planets, with thousands more sightings waiting for confirmation. Whether future observations confirm the existence of the Kepler-1625b moon , NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will be used to find candidate moons around other planets, with much greater detail than Kepler .

by | October 02, 2018 | 22:00

Ashkin's optical tweezers grab particles, atoms and molecules with their laser beam fingers. "It's true that a woman hasn't been given the Nobel Prize since then, but I think things are better for women than they have been", Strickland told the Canadian Press in an interview.

by | September 27, 2018 | 20:07

Kirk was moving west at 18 miles per hour. In the National Hurricane Center's 8am bulletin the storm was headed towards the northern Windward Islands and expected to approach Barbados tomorrow. Hazard Management Cayman Islands tweeted about the storm Wednesday morning, saying it was "currently a low threat" to the Cayman Islands. Hurricane center forecasters are giving it a 50 percent chance of development over the next 48 hours.

by | September 26, 2018 | 20:15

Whale watchers have flocked to the banks of the Thames to try and spot the mammal. Tanya Ferry, environment manager at the Port of London Authority, said it was unclear what the whale could eat. "He or she is obviously very lost and quite possibly in trouble". The British Divers Marine Life Rescue, which helps with rescues of stranded cetaceans and other marine animals, said they were sending their area coordinator down to the river to monitor the situation.

by | September 22, 2018 | 21:34

More than 2,000 trained Red Cross disaster workers have deployed to help victims find safety. The American Red Cross is helping people in multiple states as Hurricane Florence pummels the Carolinas with strong winds, heavy rain and risky tidal surges.

by | September 20, 2018 | 15:32

He drew attention past year with the purchase of a Jean-Michel Basquiat painting for $110.5 million. He said he was inspired to bring a group of renowned artists with him around the moon after thinking of the art Basquiat might have created had he flown through space.

by | September 18, 2018 | 12:11

NASA kicked off its ICESat-2 mission to monitor our planet's ice sheets from space using a laser-scanning satellite this morning, with a launch that marked the end of a almost 30-year run for United Launch Alliance's Delta 2 rocket. NASA's Launch Services Program, based at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, is responsible for launch service acquisition, integration, analysis and launch management.

by | September 17, 2018 | 14:32

Tropical Storm Florence dumped "epic" amounts of rain on North and SC as it trudged inland on Saturday, knocking out power and causing at least eight deaths as flood waters that have devastated many communities kept rising. Amber Dawn Lee, 61, of the town of Union, died at the scene, according to Union County Coroner William Holcombe. Around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, the electricity went out.

by | September 16, 2018 | 00:10

Industrial waste, including toxic ash from power plants, could also be spread by flooding from the massive storm, which has caused mandatory evacuations of coastal areas in both Carolinas and Virginia, the AP reports. Deal cited the storm's "forecasted southward track" in a statement declaring a state of emergency. Governors of those states have already declared states of emergency, as have the governors of Virginia and Maryland.

by | September 16, 2018 | 00:02

Tropical Storm Florence continued its slow march Saturday afternoon, moving at just 3 miles per hour as it continues bringing heavy bands of rain that state officials said will continue flooding rivers and roads. "This is a hurricane event followed by a flood event", said South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster. "You're going to have flooding miles and miles inland", the center's director, Ken Graham, said.

by | September 15, 2018 | 23:32

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km) from the center. A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area. Gradual weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, but Olivia is expected to remain a tropical storm as it moves over the main Hawaiian Islands.

by | September 15, 2018 | 20:58

Tornadoes are also a threat, with the NHC saying that "a few tornadoes are possible in southeastern North Carolina and northeastern SC". Brenda Bethune told NBC's "Today" show Thursday morning that public safety crews have been checking to make sure businesses are secure, and looking for anything that could become a projectile as the winds come ashore.

by | September 14, 2018 | 22:39

The flight on its Big Falcon Rocket ( BFR ) would be "an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of travelling to space", the aerospace company wrote on Twitter . The BFR (also known as the Big Falcon Rocket) is SpaceX's upcoming two-stage reusable spaceship system that will weigh 9.7 million pounds and be capable of taking a 330,000-pound payload to Mars and lower-Earth orbit (LEO).

by | September 14, 2018 | 22:25

Federal officials are urging anyone who ignored orders to evacuate from Hurricane Florence to hunker down and stay put until the storm passes. In the besieged North Carolina city of New Bern, rescuers by midmorning Friday had plucked more than 200 people from rising waters, but about 150 more had to wait as conditions worsened and a storm surge reached 10 feet, officials said.

by | September 14, 2018 | 21:35

The forecast from the National Hurricane Center calls for Joyce to meander about the area that it just formed in for a couple of days and possibly become a full-fledged tropical storm. Tropical Storm Isaac was edging towards the Leeward Islands Thursday morning on a path that could bring the storm into the Cayman Islands area. With the storm churning across the Atlantic with 140 miles per hour winds, hurricane watches and warnings include the homes of more than 5.4 million people on ...

by | September 12, 2018 | 14:35

She just moved to the area two weeks ago from Northern Virginia and still doesn't have her furniture. No hurricane has made landfall as a Category 5 in this region on record. "This is very scary rain event potentially setting up this week", Rossi said. Most computer models predict Florence will slow down as it moves inland, Hennen said, which could add to the heavy rains and potential floods.

by | September 11, 2018 | 09:40

It was centered about 1,230 miles east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina , and moving west at 13 mph. National Hurricane Center forecasters expect the storm to come ashore with 115 miles per hour winds. Virginia's emergency operations chief, Jeffrey Stern, told reporters that residents should brace for "something that no one in Virginia has experienced in their lifetimes".