Immediate fossil fuel phaseout could arrest climate change – study

Immediate fossil fuel phaseout could arrest climate change – study

Climate change could be kept in check if a phaseout of all fossil fuel infrastructure were to begin immediately, according to research. It shows that meeting the internationally agreed aspiration of keeping global warming to less than 1.5C above pre-industrial levels is still possible. The scientists say it is therefore the choices being made by global society, not physics, which is the obstacle to meeting the goal.

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Kraft opens ‘free’ grocery store for unpaid federal workers

Kraft opens ‘free’ grocery store for unpaid federal workers

Kraft Heinz Co. is offering a helping hand to federal workers who have been without pay amid the longest government shutdown in U.S. history by offering them unlimited free Kraft food products. The food giant announced Tuesday that it is opening a pop-up grocery store in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to help workers who are struggling to make ends meet.

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Pound strengthens after parliamentary defeat leaves Brexit plan in tatters

Pound strengthens after parliamentary defeat leaves Brexit plan in tatters

The British pound shrugged off a dramatic vote in the UK parliament that left the government's Brexit plans in tatters. Parliament on Tuesday struck down the divorce deal that Prime Minister Theresa May had negotiated with the rest of the European Union by a record margin. The defeat was expected, but the size of the loss — 432 votes to 202 — was a surprise.

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Jehovah’s Witnesses Lawyer Demands Takedown of Documents from FaithLeaks

Jehovah’s Witnesses Lawyer Demands Takedown of Documents from FaithLeaks

The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania, which oversees the Jehovah’s Witnesses, has sent legal notices to a watchdog group demanding the takedown of documents describing what Witnesses say and share with each other in private. Because nothing would hurt the Witnesses more than their beliefs being exposed to a wider audience…

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Earth’s Magnetic Pole Is Wandering, Lurching Toward Siberia

Earth's Magnetic Pole Is Wandering, Lurching Toward Siberia

Earth's north magnetic pole is on the move, unpredictably lurching away from the Canadian Arctic and toward Siberia. It's wandered so much, that the current representation of the entire globe's magnetic field, just updated in 2015, is now out of date. And so, geologists have come up with a new model. This updated model, called the World Magnetic Model, was supposed to be published Jan. 15, but it's now been delayed to Jan. 30, on account of the government shutdown.

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Cern plans for even larger hadron collider

Cern plans for even larger hadron collider

Cern has published its ideas for a £20bn successor to the Large Hadron Collider, given the working name of Future Circular Collider (FCC). The Geneva based particle physics research centre is proposing an accelerator that is almost four times longer and ten times more powerful. The aim is to have the FCC hunting for new sub-atomic particles by 2050. Critics say that the money could be better spent on other research areas such as combating climate change.

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Facebook is committing $300 million to support news, with an emphasis on local

Facebook is committing $300 million to support news, with an emphasis on local

Campbell Brown: "We are going to continue our work with head publishers. We’re not backing away from that, but it is a shift to local and an emphasis on local that is new for us."

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