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This is the 'last generation' that can save nature, WWF says

This is the 'last generation' that can save nature, WWF says

The report has pointed out that an worldwide biodiversity assessment earlier this year had noted that only a quarter of land on Earth is substantively free of human activities. He added that Pakista...

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Oscar, not a threat, becomes hurricane

Oscar, not a threat, becomes hurricane

Oscar is the eighth hurricane in the Atlantic this season, and is located approximately 725 miles southeast of Bermuda in the open waters of the Atlantic. The minimum central pressure has dropped to 9...

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Cuadrilla pauses fracking at United Kingdom site after tremor

Cuadrilla pauses fracking at United Kingdom site after tremor

Its been classed as a "red event' and the energy company has paused operations for at least the next 18 hours as monitoring continues". A spokesman for the the Oil and Gas Authority said: "While the...

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Subtropical Storm Oscar forms in Atlantic; no threat to land

Subtropical Storm Oscar forms in Atlantic; no threat to land

Oscar became a tropical storm Saturday and was designated the eighth hurricane this season in the 5 p.m. advisory. No coastal watches of warnings are in effect. The tropical depression that would ev...

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Hurricane swallows Hawaii island whole

Hurricane swallows Hawaii island whole

Fletcher and his colleagues were researching East Island via drone devices and sand and coral samples. "East Island appears to be under water", said a statement from the Papahānaumokuakea Marine ...

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See it! Hunter’s Moon 2018

See it! Hunter’s Moon 2018

The full October Hunter's Moon peaked on Wednesday night but will remain until Thursday night, according to NASA . Full Hunter's Moon over Normandy sky by. It is common knowledge that the sun i...

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Trump's 'Space Force' to be built in stages by 2020

Trump's 'Space Force' to be built in stages by 2020

According to Mr Pence, about 60,000 people are now working on space security in the U.S., across various branches of the military and intelligence services. "The time has come to stop studying the pro...

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Willa roars over Mexico prison island, heads for resort area

Willa roars over Mexico prison island, heads for resort area

Willa, a Category 3 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale was one of the most powerful hurricanes to enter Mexico from the Pacific in recent years. The federal government issued a decree of "e...

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Perfectly rectangular iceberg found in Antarctica

Perfectly rectangular iceberg found in Antarctica

Operation IceBridge is a research initiative created to better understand how the poles influence Earth's climate, and it uses a fleet of research planes to regularly collect information. As it calved...

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Hawking's wheelchair, thesis up for sale

Hawking's wheelchair, thesis up for sale

At the time, Hawking had already been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or colloquially known as Lou Gehrig's Disease). "He gave up his studies for a time because he was so desponden...

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Swiss technology on a mission bound for Mercury

Swiss technology on a mission bound for Mercury

Media playback is unsupported on your deviceMedia captionMercury: Learning from the strangest planetWhy is it such a long journey? "All great missions come with challenges: Airbus had to develop sop...

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NASA spots mysterious near-perfect rectangle iceberg in Antarctic

However, according to NASA , there's a simpler scientific reason why the iceberg appears to be a flawless rectangle. Well here's something you don't see everyday: an iceberg so unbelievably geometr...

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Hurricane Willa intensifies as 'life-threatening' storm on path to Mexico

Hurricane Willa intensifies as 'life-threatening' storm on path to Mexico

As of 11 a.m. ET., Willa had maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour - just 3 miles per hour over the threshold for a Category 5. Hurricane-force winds extended outward up to 30 miles from the...

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Meteor shower over Norfolk october 2018

Meteor shower over Norfolk october 2018

At its peak, the shower usually produces between 10 and 20 meteors per hour . The shower occurs every October when Earth passes through debris from Halley's Comet. The sky will light up this weeken...

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Duchess of Sussex is cutting back on engagements for Royal Tour

Duchess of Sussex is cutting back on engagements for Royal Tour

A Royal source told ABC News that "she's feeling fine but resting". Britain's Prince Harry operates a remote control vehicle with Meghan , Duchess of Sussex at the Invictus Games driving chal...

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Scientists capture eerie seismic howl of Antarctic ice shelf - 19-Oct

Scientists capture eerie seismic howl of Antarctic ice shelf - 19-Oct

Chaput told Global News that now, ice shelf monitoring is limited to satellite sweeps, which are few and far between. The ice shelf buttresses adjacent ice sheets on Antarctica's mainland, impeding ic...

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Wet and mild: Warm winter predicted for much of the US

Wet and mild: Warm winter predicted for much of the US

For the rest of the country this winter, no place in the United States is expected to be colder than normal, said Mike Halpert , deputy director of the governments Climate Prediction Center . If NOA...

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NOAA releases the 2018-2019 Winter Outlook

NOAA's Climate Prediction Center has released its Winter Outlook , which found that in December and February much of the United States will see above-average temperatures and that there's a 70 to 75 ...

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China May Soon Have a Second (Artificial) Moon

China May Soon Have a Second (Artificial) Moon

According to an article in People's Daily , the artificial moon is "designed to complement the moon at night", though it would be eight times as bright. Moonlit skies over the Chinese city of Chen...

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Astronauts aboard ISS afraid of aborting space launch

Astronauts aboard ISS afraid of aborting space launch

Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin shrugged off on Tuesday his emergency landing last week, saying there had been no time to worry as his capsule plunged back to earth. Ovchinin and Hague safely retu...

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Six dead after floods hit southern France

Six dead after floods hit southern France

Three more fatalities were reported in the neighboring villages of Villalier and one in Villegailhenc. The River Aude that flows through towns such as Carcassonne and Trebes was among the waterway...

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17 dead after Hurricane Michael batters Florida - and figure likely to rise

17 dead after Hurricane Michael batters Florida - and figure likely to rise

A little further on, and a woman, accompanied by a friend, is sifting through the remains of her home, loading what she can salvage into the boot of a vehicle. "And we will do it together", Tallahasse...

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In the U.S. the storm,

In the U.S. the storm, "Michael" took the lives of 11 people

On Friday, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management reported five hurricane-related fatalities. Zahralban said searchers using a trained dog were trying to determine if that person had been...

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Russian Space Crew Makes Emergency Landing

Russian Space Crew Makes Emergency Landing

A Russian cosmonaut and an American astronaut were recovered unharmed early Thursday after the Soyuz booster they were aboard on a launch to the International Space Station failed. If they wait to...

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3 companies win major Air Force rocket contracts

3 companies win major Air Force rocket contracts

The three companies will develop competing domestic launch vehicles to carry defense satellites, with commercial contracts likely to follow. The public-private Launch Service Agreements awarded al...

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Hurricane Michael Devastates Florida, Two Dead

Hurricane Michael Devastates Florida, Two Dead

FEMA Administrator Brock Long said early Thursday that "search and rescue is where we are hyper-focused this morning" - particularly in Mexico Beach , Florida, which "was wiped out" by Hurricane Mic...

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Astronauts safe after failed rocket launch, emergency bail-out

Astronauts safe after failed rocket launch, emergency bail-out

Footage from inside the Soyuz showed the two men being shaken around at the moment the failure occurred, with their arms and legs flailing. "Search and rescue teams are en route to the landing locat...

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Death Toll from Hurricane Michael Rises to at Least Five

Death Toll from Hurricane Michael Rises to at Least Five

What are the latest developments? Now ranked as a Category 1 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson wind scale, Michael could grow into a Category 3, becoming the second major hurricane in the Atlant...

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Tues. 5:25 pm: Fast-moving Hurricane Michael menaces Florida Panhandle

Tues. 5:25 pm: Fast-moving Hurricane Michael menaces Florida Panhandle

But forecasters said winds and outer rain bands of a storm that was strengthening and becoming better organized by the hour would begin lashing the coast well ahead of the eye making landfall. Michael...

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Russia Hopes US Will Be Understanding About Soyuz Incident

Russia Hopes US Will Be Understanding About Soyuz Incident

Astronauts on board a Soyuz rocket heading to the International Space Station survived an emergency landing following a booster failure, a Russian space official said Thursday . "The emergency ...

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Australia Will Keep Burning Coal To Produce Electricity Despite Stern IPCC Warning

Australia Will Keep Burning Coal To Produce Electricity Despite Stern IPCC Warning

Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), the top Democrat on the House Subcommittee on the Environment , said in a phone interview. "What could go wrong?" Scientists warned in the report that it was the fina...

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Monster Hurricane Michael brings 'unimaginable devastation' as it slams Florida

Monster Hurricane Michael brings 'unimaginable devastation' as it slams Florida

The U.S. National Hurricane Center said in a 7 p.m. update that Michael, which hammered Florida with 155 miles per hour winds, is now moving over southwestern Georgia. More than 40,000 people lost pow...

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Hurricane Michael packs strongest winds at landfall since 1992

Hurricane Michael packs strongest winds at landfall since 1992

Given the ongoing impacts, hurricane Michael still has 90 mph winds now nearly 5 hours after landall as we update this article, establishing the actual damage impacts and industry loss is going to t...

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Branson says Virgin Galactic to launch space flight 'within weeks'

Branson says Virgin Galactic to launch space flight 'within weeks'

But Sir Richard has a long history of underestimating the time it takes his firm to get test flights into the air, and the company has repeatedly missed his lofty targets. The company plans to provi...

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Hurricane Michael Makes Landfall as a Category 4 Storm

Hurricane Michael Makes Landfall as a Category 4 Storm

After it ravaged the Panhandle, Michael entered south Georgia as a Category 3 hurricane - the most powerful in recorded history for that part of the neighbouring state . With the hurricane still p...

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US, Russia space crew aborts mission after booster failure

The space agency later tweeted that search and rescue teams were headed to site where the astronauts were expected to land. Russian and USA space officials said the crew made an emergency landing ...

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Updates, tracking resources as storm makes landfall

In Panama City Beach, the sound of the storm was unmistakable, more like a jetliner at takeoff. At the White House, President Donald Trump said, "God bless everyone because it's going to be a roug...

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HUBBLE TROUBLE: Space telescope sidelined by serious pointing failure

HUBBLE TROUBLE: Space telescope sidelined by serious pointing failure

The device refused one of the three gyroscopes, which is used for aiming a telescope at the target and hold it in a fixed position. Responding to a claim that the safe mode was "scary news for the m...

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'WORST CASE SCENARIO': Florida Panhandle braces for Michael

'WORST CASE SCENARIO': Florida Panhandle braces for Michael

EDT Oct. 9 from an altitude of 255 miles as the storm churned over the Gulf of Mexico moving northwest at 12 miles an hour", NASA said in a video description . "Outer band of Hurricane Michael comin...

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Three counties ordered to evacuate as Hurricane Michael barrels toward Florida Panhandle

Three counties ordered to evacuate as Hurricane Michael barrels toward Florida Panhandle

Right now, the National Hurricane Center predicts a landfall along the Florida panhandle on Wednesday. "As you get into the Big Bend area, this is going to be bad for those folks". As the storm st...

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