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Climate change could cause beer prices to soar

Climate change could cause beer prices to soar He pointed to a fall in barley yields in the United Kingdom this spring as proof of climate change's effect on the crop. As a result, the cost of beer could soar. Whether the best- or worst-case scenario plays out, beer drinkers in Ireland, Canada, Poland and Italy will likely see prices increase the most, the study says. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael Death Toll Continues To Rise

Hurricane Michael Death Toll Continues To Rise So far, one body has been found in Mexico Beach , but authorities say there is little doubt the death toll will rise. "I think you're going to see it climb", Brock Long, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said of the death count at a news conference. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael crashes into Florida Panhandle

Hurricane Michael crashes into Florida Panhandle Residents also lined up to buy gas and groceries even as evacuations - both voluntary and mandatory - were expected to pick up the pace Tuesday. A storm surge watch is in effect for Anclote River in Florida to Anna Maria Island in Florida , including Tampa Bay. [Full Article...]

After Hurricane Michael, hard-hit communities begin picking up the pieces

After Hurricane Michael, hard-hit communities begin picking up the pieces Then, as Michael blew through Virginia as a tropical storm, authorities said five people there were killed, including four who drowned and a firefighter whose truck was struck by a tractor-trailer as he responded to an accident in heavy storm conditions. [Full Article...]

Soyuz Space Crew Makes Emergency Landing After Terrifying Booster Failure

Soyuz Space Crew Makes Emergency Landing After Terrifying Booster Failure Roscosmos pledged to fully share all relevant information with NASA , which pays up to $82 million per Soyuz seat to the space station. Krikalyov said all Soyuz launches have been suspended pending the investigation. "Search and rescue crews are always pre-staged in the event something like this does happen", Dean added. A Soyuz capsule attached to the station that they use to ride bac... [Full Article...]

U.S. hurricane leaves homes unmoored, power lines damaged

U.S. hurricane leaves homes unmoored, power lines damaged All told, more than 900,000 homes and businesses in Florida, Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas were without power. It forced more than 375,000 people up and down the Gulf Coast to evacuate as it gained strength quickly while crossing the eastern Gulf of Mexico toward north Florida. [Full Article...]

Air Force Doles Out $2.3B for Space Launch Contracts

Air Force Doles Out $2.3B for Space Launch Contracts Gen. John Thompson, the Air Force's Program Executive Officer for Space and SMC commander, in a release. The Air Force previous year released a request for proposal for its next iteration of the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle , known as EELV, to be used on space lift such as the Atlas V, Delta IV and Falcon 9 rocket systems. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael Decimates Florida Panhandle, Kills at Least One

Hurricane Michael Decimates Florida Panhandle, Kills at Least One In Florida, pictures and video from Mexico Beach - a community of about 1,000 people where Michael made landfall around midday Wednesday - showed scenes of devastation, with houses floating in flooded streets, some ripped from their foundations and missing roofs. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael becomes a Category 4 as Florida braces for monster storm

Hurricane Michael becomes a Category 4 as Florida braces for monster storm Mandatory evacuation orders went into effect Tuesday morning for some 120,000 people in Panama City Beach and across other low-lying parts of the coast. If you decide to stay in your home and the storm surge catches you and you're now calling for help, there's no one that can respond to help you. The National Hurricane Center in Miami says the hurricane was 395 miles (635 kilometers) sout... [Full Article...]

Soyuz rocket crew rescued after emergency landing

Soyuz rocket crew rescued after emergency landing The Russian space program has suffered several failures in recent years. The Soyuz MS-10 rocket had four first-stage boosters strapped to its central core, which housed the second stage booster. Russia's Investigative Committee said it had opened a criminal investigation into the matter. Relations between Moscow and Washington have sunk to post-Cold War lows over the crisis in Ukrain... [Full Article...]

Death toll rises to 6 in wake of Hurricane Michael's rampage

Death toll rises to 6 in wake of Hurricane Michael's rampage As Michael pushed northeast, emergency services carried out dozens of rescues of people caught in swiftly moving floodwaters in North Carolina on Thursday. Twisted street signs lay on the ground. Among those brought to safety were nine people rescued by helicopter from a bathroom of their Panama City home after their roof collapsed, Petty Officer 3rd Class Ronald Hodges said. [Full Article...]

Russian Federation opens criminal probe over failed rocket launch

Russian Federation opens criminal probe over failed rocket launch USA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin landed safely without harm and rescue crews who raced to locate them on the Kazakh steppe quickly linked up with them, NASA , the US space agency, and Russia's Roscosmos said . [Full Article...]

Trump Says He Hasn't Read UN's Dire Report on Global Warming

Trump Says He Hasn't Read UN's Dire Report on Global Warming The U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a landmark report on Monday that laid out the potential effects of rising global temperatures on both the environment and society. To limit warming to 1.5 degrees would require a roughly fivefold increase in average annual investment in low-carbon energy technologies by 2050, compared with 2015. [Full Article...]

Pipeline explosion sends fireball shooting into the sky and evacuates a community

Pipeline explosion sends fireball shooting into the sky and evacuates a community Although the gasoline you pump into your vehicle is different than the natural gas in the pipelines, the natural gas is used to power oil refineries. "There will be a small amount of delay time available in the.pipeline, but after that, I'm taking it, from what little I know about it, this is going to be a pretty serious shutdown and impact on residential, commercial and others in terms of the p... [Full Article...]

Near 850,000 customers without power in U.S. Southeast after Michael

Near 850,000 customers without power in U.S. Southeast after Michael Michael sprang quickly from a weekend tropical depression, going from a Category 2 on Tuesday to a Category 4 by the time it came ashore. Desolate concrete slabs where houses once stood. At least two deaths were blamed on Michael, and it wasn't done yet: Though weakened into a tropical storm , it continued to bring heavy rain and blustery winds to the Southeast as it pushed inland, soakin... [Full Article...]

Landmark UN climate report warns time quickly running out

Landmark UN climate report warns time quickly running out The IPCC's report, 'Global Warming of 1.5ºC, ' an outcome of the Paris Agreement goal to limit the global temperature rise in this century to well below 2° Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to cap the temperature increase at 1.5° C, could create conditions to resolve these issues. [Full Article...]

Virgin Galactic to be in space 'in weeks,' owner Branson says

Virgin Galactic to be in space 'in weeks,' owner Branson says He said the firm would be taking people into space "not too long after" that. And that'll be a legitimate offsettable business expense for professional Instagrammers, so there ought to be loads of them up flying about up there, pouting in front of small, black windows. [Full Article...]

Historic Hurricane Michael hits Florida — WHAT'S HAPPENING

Historic Hurricane Michael hits Florida — WHAT'S HAPPENING National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Thursday. Many homes were ripped apart or washed away altogether in Mexico Beach , a town of 1,000 where the hurricane made landfall and the storm surge pushed lead-grey water up to the rooftops. [Full Article...]

Vietnam exerts efforts to ease climate change impacts

Vietnam exerts efforts to ease climate change impacts The letter comes as an IPCC special report on the impact of global warming has highlighted that the world is completely off track on keeping the temperature rise under 1.5 degrees C. Climate change is happening and its effects are being felt all over the world, the Council said, adding that environment ministers are sending a strong political signal in these conclusions , which constitute t... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael has arrived, and it's stronger than anyone expected

Hurricane Michael has arrived, and it's stronger than anyone expected In terms of wind speed, Michael is the fourth strongest storm ever to hit the U.S. after Andrew in 1992, Camille in 1969 and an unnamed Labor Day Hurricane in 1935. An estimated 375,000 people in more than 20 counties were ordered or advised to evacuate. Catastrophe risk modelling and analysis firm Corelogic has just released an estimate of the insured losses from storm surge and hurricane for... [Full Article...]


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