• AQI peaks after Diwali as SC order goes up in smoke

    AQI peaks after Diwali as SC order goes up in smoke

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    Saturday could see severe pollution levels continue, SAFAR said. Two days after Diwali , the air quality across NCR remains in the severe category with an average AQI reading of 466 for PM 10 as well as PM 2.5 levels. Neither is it in the BJP's interests, or in the interest of the main opposition Congress party, to help Kejriwal's New Delhi government. The top court also allowed manufacture and sale of just "green crackers" which have low emission of light, sound and harmful chemicals.
  • Judge Brian Morris blocks Keystone pipeline

    Judge Brian Morris blocks Keystone pipeline

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    The US state department "simply discarded" its previous analysis of the pipeline's climate change impact by approving it shortly after Donald Trump's presidency began, wrote Brian Morris, US district court judge in Montana . US President Donald Trump had granted a permit for the pipeline. The administration is appealing numerous rulings and may appeal Thursday's decision as well.
  • Harvard scientists: odd asteroid could be a 'probe' from an 'alien civilisation'

    Harvard scientists: odd asteroid could be a 'probe' from an 'alien civilisation'

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    If it was then deployed again on entering the solar system it would be pristine. Not only is it the first-ever interstellar asteroid or comet detected by astronomers while passing through the solar system, its shape is odd, its acceleration is unexpected, and a cometary tail - the signature trail of particles seen behind shooting stars - is conspicuous in its absence.
  • Onboard footage of the aborted Soyuz Russian rocket launch released

    Onboard footage of the aborted Soyuz Russian rocket launch released

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    Although the official report on the cause of a Soyuz rocket failure won't be released until Thursday, a Russian official disclosed its central conclusion a day early, the country's news agency TASS reports . The incident, triggered by a mechanical failure, forced two astronauts to abandon ship shortly after launching from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
  • Misty morning in Delhi air quality drops to very poor

    Misty morning in Delhi air quality drops to very poor

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    The PM2.5 level in the city was recorded at 236 micrograms per cubic metre (ug/m3), the highest of the season so far. The measures include halt of all construction activities involving excavation, civil construction, stone crushers and hot mix plants in Delhi & other NCR during 1 and 10 November.
  • Stephen Hawking’s thesis, wheelchair & other belongings to be auctioned

    Stephen Hawking’s thesis, wheelchair & other belongings to be auctioned

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    Hawking's items will be featured in a science sale that also includes papers by Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein . Stephen Hawking with the cast of "The Big Bang Theory". As the disease progressed, Hawking began using a wheelchair and communicating with others using a voice-generating computer. However, he defied all odds, going on to become a towering figure in the world of physics, a bestselling author - particularly with his book A Brief History Of Time - and a ...
  • NOAA releases 2018-19 Winter Outlook

    NOAA releases 2018-19 Winter Outlook

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    It's also worth noting that the forecasters base their predictions on probability and don't say how much precipitation the US will get or how hot temperatures will be. Meantime, drier-than-average conditions are expected for the Great Lakes and portions of the Northern Rockies and the Northern Plains. The northeast and midwest are largely expected to have an average year for precipitation .
  • Motorists urged to exercise extreme caution in Storm Callum aftermath

    Motorists urged to exercise extreme caution in Storm Callum aftermath

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    Gusts in excess of 110km/h were recorded, but no major incidents have yet been reported. Thousands of homes were left without power, and the storm lead to school and business closures and one fatality. Services between Bray-Greystones and Howth-Howth Junction have resumed after earlier disruption. The storm is wreaking havoc on travel arrangements, with certain flights being canceled on Friday morning at Cardiff and Exeter airports.
  • Search teams comb debris for victims of deadly Hurricane Michael

    Search teams comb debris for victims of deadly Hurricane Michael

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    By 5 a.m., Michael's eye was about 45 miles (72 kilometres) west of Augusta, Georgia, packing top winds of 50 mph (80 kph) and moving at 21 mph (33 kph) into SC, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said. George Island and Apalachicola. The fate of about 280 residents who authorities said ignored evacuation orders was unknown. Homes were split open by fallen trees.
  • Full extent of Hurricane Michael's devastation becoming apparent

    Full extent of Hurricane Michael's devastation becoming apparent

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    Haley Nelson inspects damages to her family properties in the Panama City , Fla., spring field area after Hurricane Michael made landfall in Florida's Panhandle on Wednesday. Al Hancock, 45, who works on a tour boat, survived in Panama City with his wife and dog. "My God, it's scary. I didn't expect all this", he said. "Insurers with the largest market shares in USA states to be hit by Hurricane Michael have considerable exposures, but these are manageable given each company's overall ...
  • See the damage from massive Hurricane Michael in the Florida panhandle

    See the damage from massive Hurricane Michael in the Florida panhandle

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    Whole houses were moved off their foundations, roofs were peeled off, trees snapped, power lines felled. After daylight Thursday, Florida residents took stock of the epic scale of the disaster. The hurricane hit the Florida Panhandle as a category 4 storm. "The wind that came through here was surreal". "Panama City, I don't know if there will be much left".
  • Five things you can do to fight climate change

    Five things you can do to fight climate change

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    We need to make to make major changes in transportation, buildings, industry, and how we use land. "We're particularly concerned about the implications for coral reefs , with the report finding climate change will impact reefs across the world, including Australia", Ms Price said.
  • Hurricane Florence tracker: Storm may bring unprecedented flooding, historical rainfall

    Hurricane Florence tracker: Storm may bring unprecedented flooding, historical rainfall

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    As of Wednesday afternoon, Florence is a powerful Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of about 125mph as it continued on its path toward the Carolinas Wednesday. For anyone needing a place to stay to escape the hurricane, both North Carolina and SC are updating their lists of emergency shelters. "The concern is about people who are very young or very old, who don't have much money or access to transportation, who do not speak the predominant language or have access to ...
  • Mystery of hole 'drilled into wall' of Space Station deepens

    Mystery of hole 'drilled into wall' of Space Station deepens

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    Detected in August, the hole caused an air leak on the ISS but was quickly sealed up. And, in September, the seventh Japanese Konotouri cargo craft arrived just a week before the Expedition 56 trio departed for home. After undocking TPK Soyuz MS-08 with the ISS and to arrive aboard the next expedition working in orbit will continue the crew cosmonaut Sergei Prokopyeva (Roscosmos), astronaut Serena Augen-Chancellor (NASA) and astronaut Alexander Gerst (ESA).
  • Hurricane Rosa heading for Baja California weakens in Pacific

    Hurricane Rosa heading for Baja California weakens in Pacific

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    The best chance for rain in Mohave County is late Sunday night into early Monday morning. Hurricane Rosa, in the eastern Pacific, on Thursday night was upgraded to a major category 4 hurricane with 125 miles per hour sustained winds. Rosa is expected to make landfall Monday as a tropical storm then continue moving northeast, soaking the southwestern US. "Heavy rainfall associated with Rosa or its remnants is expected to affect parts of the southwest United States by early next week, which ...