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The new positioning comes as the Trump administration moves to potentially exit a major nuclear weapons pact with Russian Federation and possibly bolster USA military operations in the heavens by forming a " Space Force ". 'The time has come to stop studying the problem and start fixing it, ' he said. The head of the U.S. Air Force said last month that creating a space force would cost about $13 billion for a force of 13,000 people in the first five years.
  • Climate Change Could Lead to Global Beer Shortage, Study Finds

    Climate Change Could Lead to Global Beer Shortage, Study Finds

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    In China and the US, the barley yield is actually predicted to rise, but "not enough to offset the global decrease", the study says. "Our results show that in the most severe climate events , the supply of beer could decline by about 16 percent in years when droughts and heat waves strike", he said .
  • Climate change? It comes and goes, Trump says

    Climate change? It comes and goes, Trump says

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    Again, Trump suggested he was skeptical about the findings, which were reported by the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC). 'What about the scientists who say it's worse than ever?' Stahl inquired. "Man-made or not, I mean there's something there. I don't wanna lose millions and millions of jobs ", Trump said in an interview with the CBS broadcaster.
  • After Hurricane Michael, hard-hit communities begin picking up the pieces

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

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    Michael killed at least six people - including a man who died when a tree toppled onto his house in Florida and a girl who died when debris fell into a home in Georgia , officials and local media said. Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center in hard-hit Panama City, 32 km northwest of Mexico Beach, was treating some of the injured. He said it was unclear if the man lived alone or with a family.
  • Survivors scramble for food and water in the wake of Hurricane Michael

    Survivors scramble for food and water in the wake of Hurricane Michael

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    While some in the lesser-hit areas, like Tallahassee, started to get their power back on Thursday, more than 350,000 people remained without power in the Panhandle Friday morning. Fatalities include eight people in Florida, five people in Virginia, three people in North Carolina and a child in Georgia with a tree falling through a Florida home causing the first death on Wednesday.
  • Blue Origin's New Glenn rocket wins Air Force contract

    Blue Origin's New Glenn rocket wins Air Force contract

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    Northrop Grumman Corp., which acquired Orbital ATK Inc. this year, won a $791.6 million contract for development of its Omega rocket. The three contracts are part of a Department of Defense initiative to assure constant military access to space and curb reliance on foreign-made rocket engines, like ULA's flagship Atlas V rocket that uses Russian-made RD-180 boosters.
  • Hurricane Michael weakens further as it crosses Georgia

    Hurricane Michael weakens further as it crosses Georgia

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    Violent winds thrashed communities like Panama City and Marianna Florida, while surges of ocean water - pushed into the shore by winds - submerged coastal homes in Mexico Beach , Florida. The storm is expected to hit the Carolinas on Thursday, which are still recovering from Last month's Hurricane Florence . As of 2 p.m. EST, the tropical storm was 25 miles south of Greensboro, North Carolina.
  • Astronauts make emergency landing after Soyuz rocket failure

    Astronauts make emergency landing after Soyuz rocket failure

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    Video footage from the launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome shows a large plume of smoke coming from the rocket at the moment it failed and footage from inside the capsule shows the two astronauts being violently shaken about. Shortly after launch, there was an anomaly with the booster and the launch ascent was aborted, resulting in a ballistic landing of the spacecraft. The Russian space program has suffered several failures in recent years.
  • Hurricane Michael ravages rows of Florida beach homes

    Hurricane Michael ravages rows of Florida beach homes

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    But emergency authorities lamented that many ignored the warnings. The National Hurricane Center noted that additional strengthening is forecast through Wednesday, with weakening expected to begin by early Thursday. Rescue personnel assesses Mexico Beach. Linda Clarke gasped when she returned to what was once their stately beach house - before Hurricane Michael turned it into heaps of wood and metal.
  • Scottish Government to seek new advice on climate change targets

    Scottish Government to seek new advice on climate change targets

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    The corresponding October 8, 2018 IPCC "Summary for Policymakers of IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C approved by governments" press release lays out report findings, perhaps the most important of which is: "Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the IPCC said in a new assessment".
  • Rescues, damage in Florida after hurricane — WHAT’S HAPPENING

    Rescues, damage in Florida after hurricane — WHAT’S HAPPENING

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    An estimated 375,000 people in more than 20 counties were ordered or advised to evacuate. At least two deaths have been reported from Michael, which made landfall on Wednesday afternoon as a Category 4 storm and has since been downgraded to a tropical storm as it moves into the Carolinas.
  • Enbridge pipeline explosion forces evacuations near Prince George

    Enbridge pipeline explosion forces evacuations near Prince George

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    The spike could last one to two weeks, but it depends on how long the pipeline is out of service. They say there are no injuries and no reported damage other than to the pipeline itself. "So we are asking everybody to chip in", said Stout. This includes turning off thermostats and limiting other uses of natural gas as much as possible.
  • Sir Richard Branson & Virgin Australia Hold First Meditation Flight

    Sir Richard Branson & Virgin Australia Hold First Meditation Flight

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    Blue Origin said in June that it will start selling passenger tickets for trips into space as early as next year. Virgin Spaceship Unity and Virgin Mothership Eve take to the skies on its first captive carry flight in 2016. Once Virgin Galactic successfully establish its commercial trips to space, Branson plans to reduce the price of the ticket to around $40,000 Dollars in the next ten years or so.
  • Hurricane Michael left path of destruction, isn't done yet

    Hurricane Michael left path of destruction, isn't done yet

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    In the D.C. area, its effects are a few days off and should be limited. In addition, this storm had the third-lowest central air pressure of any US landfalling hurricane on record. The neighbor said all the docks in the area are destroyed, the roads are impassable and everyone is stuck in their homes. The only storms with lower pressure were Hurricane Camille in 1969, and the unnamed Labor Day hurricane of 1935.