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Gabrielle forecast to become hurricane early next week, but no threat to land

Gabrielle forecast to become hurricane early next week, but no threat to land

World
Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Tropical storm Gabrielle will reach become a hurricane early next week as it begins northeastern trek toward Europe, but is no threat to land, the National Hurricane Center said Saturday. In its 5 p.m. EDT update, the NHC said the center of Tropical Storm Gabrielle was about 1,180 miles west-southwest of the Azores. It had maximum sustained winds at 50 mph and was traveling west-northwest at 18 mph. He will become a hurricane if it reaches 74 mph wind speeds. The NHC said Gabrielle presently poses no threat to land and the forecast shows it moving northwest through Sunday then forecast to re-curve toward the north and northeast on Monday and Tuesday. It is forecast to reach hurricane strength by Tuesday, the National Weather Service forecast shows before dissipating Wedn...
Stop abusing land, scientists warn

Stop abusing land, scientists warn

Science
Scientists are to deliver a stark condemnation of the damage being done to the land surface of the planet.Human activities have led to the degrading of soils, expanded deserts, felled forests, driven out wildlife, and drained peatlands, they will say.In the process, land has been turned from an asset that combats climate change into a major source of carbon.The scientists will say this land abuse must be stopped to avoid catastrophic climate heating.UK's 10 warmest years all occurred since 2002Climate change: Where we are in seven chartsWhat is climate change?How can the land protect us from climate change?Uncultivated land covered with vegetation protects us from overheating because the plants absorb the warming gas CO2 from the...
Hawaii TMT: Desecrating sacred land or finding new frontiers?

Hawaii TMT: Desecrating sacred land or finding new frontiers?

Science
Rifts over a dormant volcano in Hawaii have resurfaced in recent days, pitting the state's culture and history against its ambitions.Plans for a powerful new telescope near the summit of the Mauna Kea volcano could bring in hundreds of jobs and boost science and the economy. But some native Hawaiians insist the site is sacred and that the long-planned construction should not go ahead.Last week, protesters blocked access to the building site on Mauna Kea, the tallest mountain in the world when measured from its underwater base. At least 33 people were arrested, given citations and released.Hawaii's governor has issued an "emergency proclamation" that increases powers to break up the blockade but said he wanted to find a "peaceful ...
Jaguar Land Rover unveils plans to build electric cars in UK

Jaguar Land Rover unveils plans to build electric cars in UK

Business
By John-Paul Ford Rojas & James Sillars, business reporters Jaguar Land Rover has announced plans to build new electric vehicle models at its Castle Bromwich plant, a decision it says safeguards thousands of jobs at the site and in the supply chain.Britain's biggest carmaker said it had forced itself into the decision despite continued Brexit uncertainty but signalled future investment in its home market was not guaranteed as it needed to see the "right deal". The company said the first electric vehicle to be produced at the Birmingham factory would be Jaguar's flagship saloon, the XJ. Image: The Jaguar I-PACE is made in Austria It will be seen as a boost for the British car industry after JLR...
NASA vows to land first female astronaut on the moon by 2024

NASA vows to land first female astronaut on the moon by 2024

Technology
NASA has laid out plans for the first woman to set foot on the moon by 2024 as part of a new programme testing technology that will eventually be used on Mars.  The mission has been named Artemis, the mythological twin sister of Apollo, the first moonshot mission's namesake. Speaking at the Paris Air Show on Monday, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said the programme would consist of a "very diverse" core team of astronauts.He said: "This time when we go to the moon, we are going sustainably, and we are going to go with this very diverse, highly qualified astronaut core that includes women." Image: Buzz Aldrin was the second man, and one of a dozen men, to land on the moon The announcement came almost 50 years after the first m...