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United Nations Climate Report Warns Miami Basically Screwed

While the United Nations panel says technically that's possible, it saw little chance of the needed adjustments happening. "We have not identified any pathways that get to 1.5 degrees Celsius without some kind of carbon dioxide removal", Skea said . [Full Article...]

Climate change report urges immediate action

Climate change report urges immediate action These heat-trapping gases are the byproduct of industrial processes such as refrigeration and can be eliminated from those processes by re-engineering. In 2010, worldwide negotiators adopted a goal of limiting warming to 2 degrees C (3.6 degrees F) since pre-industrial times. Collapse of coral reefs would be essentially ensured. [Full Article...]

Alarming portents from global warming report

Alarming portents from global warming report The signatories of the Paris Agreement would have to make sweeping changes to everything from industry and building, to land use, how cities run, and, of course, how we produce energy. The likelihood of an Arctic Ocean free of sea ice in summer would be once per century with global warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared with at least once per decade with 2 degrees Celsius. [Full Article...]

1.5° climate warming impacts 'far greater than previously thought'

1.5° climate warming impacts 'far greater than previously thought' A new assessment published by the UN's climate change panel yesterday had some striking words of warning to the global population, particularly when it comes to the limiting of global warming by a further 0.5°C than what had initially been mentioned back in December 2015. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael gains strength, takes aim at north Florida

Hurricane Michael gains strength, takes aim at north Florida Data from hurricane hunter aircraft flying through Hurricane Michael show the storm is still strengthening over the Gulf of Mexico. The hurricane center is already warning of storm surge up to 12 feet in some areas, plus heavy rainfall through Florida's Panhandle and into Alabama, Georgia and SC, and "tropical storm"-force winds". [Full Article...]

Odd light from rocket launch visible in northern Nevada

Odd light from rocket launch visible in northern Nevada The company said on social media it had been successful. " Sonic boom warning. This won't be subtle ", he wrote . The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying an Argentinian satellite blasts off from the Vandenberg Air Force Base launch site. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Michael Could Turn Into 'Devastating' Hurricane Before It Hits Florida

Tropical Storm Michael Could Turn Into 'Devastating' Hurricane Before It Hits Florida Forecasters say the storm will gain more intensity through Tuesday, with a chance it will weaken somewhat as it nears land in Florida . A major hurricane is defined as Category 3 or greater on the Saffir-Simpson scale, with sustained winds of 111mph or greater. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael's path: Track the storm here

Hurricane Michael's path: Track the storm here A hurricane watch - meaning tropical-storm-force winds are possible within 48 hours - is in effect from the Alabama-Florida border to the Suwannee River in Florida, the National Hurricane Center said . Leslie continues as a tropical storm over the Central Atlantic, but is forecast to briefly become a hurricane again. The governor warned that storm surge could affect areas of Florida not... [Full Article...]

Cassini Spacecraft Bathed in Ring Rain in its Final Orbits Around Saturn

Cassini Spacecraft Bathed in Ring Rain in its Final Orbits Around Saturn But before it performed that final dive, it completed an absolutely remarkable finale by looping around the planet at ever-closer distances and slipping through the planet's rings. "What was a surprise was the mass spectrometer saw methane - no one expected that". The researchers also found methane, ammonia, carbon monoxide, molecular nitrogen and carbon dioxide. [Full Article...]

After Voyager 1, NASA's Voyager 2 is also entering interstellar space

After Voyager 1, NASA's Voyager 2 is also entering interstellar space In order to Voyager 2 to leave the solar system it must pass through a heliopause so it is not an easy job to predict that, based on information from scientists. The researchers carefully monitoring the data that passes the "Voyager-2" in order to fix the time at which it reaches heliopause - the boundaries of the heliosphere, where solar wind speed drops to nearly zero. [Full Article...]

ESA's Gaia spots stars flying between galaxies

ESA's Gaia spots stars flying between galaxies Because they travel at such great speed, it is believed that they can escape the gravitational pull of the galaxy. The Milky Way contains over a hundred billion stars. "So", Rossi added, "the presence of these stars might be a sign of such black holes in nearby galaxies". "Either way, studying them could tell us more about these kinds of processes in nearby galaxies". [Full Article...]

Development chances high for tropical disturbance in Gulf

Development chances high for tropical disturbance in Gulf This system is expected to produce heavy rainfall and flash flooding over portions of Central America, western Cuba, and the northeastern Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico during the next couple of days. "Please consult products from your local weather office as these conditions could cause life- threatening surf and rip currents". Now the system is moving north northwest around 5 miles per hour, acco... [Full Article...]

Russian Federation finds International Space Station hole was made deliberately

Members of the global crew of a manned transportation spacecraft Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev, NASA astronauts Andrew Feustel and Richard Arnold have become the members of the 56 expedition. The two NASA astronauts also conducted outreach from 250 miles above Earth's surface. Both Feustel and Arnold completed several spacewalks which took them beyond the confines of the ISS and into the vac... [Full Article...]

Lockheed Martin's Lunar Lander Seats 4 Astronauts

Lockheed Martin's Lunar Lander Seats 4 Astronauts It is created to carry out missions that would see it land on the surface of the Moon for up to 14 days before returning to the Gateway ready to be used again. Lockheed presented the lunar lander concept to the International Astronomical Congress (IAC ) in Germany yesterday. According to a lunar mineralogical map released by NASA past year, water is present nearly everywhere on the moon's surfa... [Full Article...]

Doorstop turns out to be meteorite worth $100K

The 22-plus-pound meteorite turned out to be the sixth-largest in MI and was valued at $100,000. " It's the most valuable specimen I have ever held in my life, monetarily and scientifically ". A USA professor has established a rock used as a doorstop is actually a meteorite worth thousands of dollars. "It is heavy it is made of iron and nickel, it is 88.5 percent iron and 11.5 percent nickel... [Full Article...]

Data suggests scientists have found first known exomoon

Data suggests scientists have found first known exomoon The anomalies were intriguing enough to warrant 40 hours of observation time using the Hubble Space Telescope . This is the first known large satellite of the planet outside the solar system . Unfortunately, the scheduled Hubble observations ended before the complete transit of the candidate moon could be measured and its existence confirmed. [Full Article...]

Rosa's floodwaters trap people in cars in Phoenix

Rosa's floodwaters trap people in cars in Phoenix A southern Arizona dam that had been at risk of breaking and flooding a small village held steady Wednesday as the lake behind it receded after being swollen with runoff from the remnants of Tropical Storm Rosa . The Utah National Guard was activated Monday to assist in flood mitigation efforts in Utah County. By Tuesday afternoon, Rosa will head toward the deserts of Arizona. [Full Article...]

Treating e-cigarettes like cigarettes can misguide research, policy

Treating e-cigarettes like cigarettes can misguide research, policy Emphasising that there are enough differences between cigarettes and especially newer-generation devices, to show that they are not interchangeable nicotine delivery systems, Olonoff noted that research on e-cigarettes should be very different from that on traditional cigarettes . [Full Article...]

Goblin, dwarf planet, discovered beyond Pluto

Goblin, dwarf planet, discovered beyond Pluto It's actually pretty lucky that astronomers were able to spot it as they say it would be too faint to see for 99 percent of its orbit. She is nearly 2.5 times farther from the Sun than Pluto . "We think there could be thousands of small bodies like 2015 TG387 out on the solar system's fringes, but their distance makes finding them very hard", study co-author David Tholen of the University of ... [Full Article...]

Chemistry Nobel prize awarded to pioneers of directed evolution

Her work has been effective in cutting out the use of toxic catalysts. The other half will go jointly to the American George Smith from the University of Missouri, US, and the Brit Gregory Winter from the MRC lab in Cambridge , UK. "It's happenstance. That was certainly the case with my work", he told the AP. The American scientist and engineer becomes only the fifth woman ever to have won ... [Full Article...]


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