• Travel still unsafe amid flooding in parts North Carolina
Travel still unsafe amid flooding in parts North Carolina

Livestock losses in North Carolina are estimated at 3.4 million poultry and 5,500 hogs so far, the state Agriculture Department said. Rising water from the Waccamaw River and smaller creeks have started to close bridges around Conway, backing up traffic to the few roads left open.

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  • Red Cross volunteers helping out with Florence disaster relief
Red Cross volunteers helping out with Florence disaster relief

HOW YOU CAN HELP The Red Cross has launched a massive response to this disaster and depends on financial donations to be able to provide disaster relief immediately. Resources and volunteers are now being deployed to help with recovery efforts in the Carolinas. More than 1,500 disaster workers are on the ground to help and additional volunteer...

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  • Huge spider web covers 1,000ft of land
Huge spider web covers 1,000ft of land

In one sunny Mediterranean retreat of a small Greek town called Aitoliko, a web of horrors can be spotted. Professor Maria Chatzaki, at the Democritus University of Thrace said, 'It's as if the spiders are taking advantage of these conditions and are having a kind of a party.

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  • Florence death toll jumps to 31 as flooding wreaks havoc
Florence death toll jumps to 31 as flooding wreaks havoc

Officers say it appears the water knocked the man's vehicle off the roadway. USA 17, near Georgetown, also was in imminent danger of flooding, the Transportation Department said. "They didn't clean the ditches", she said. "I'm so sad just thinking about all the work we put in". That storm made landfall on Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, resu...

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  • The first science image from NASA’s TESS exoplanet hunter is mind-boggling
The first science image from NASA’s TESS exoplanet hunter is mind-boggling

In order to find other life forms in the immensity of space, we might begin to look for other planets. The satellite has completed its first orbit and part of the data from that first orbit includes this detailed image of the southern sky taken with the quartet of wide-field cameras TESS fields.

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  • Death Toll From Florence Reaches 32, Officials Say
Death Toll From Florence Reaches 32, Officials Say

The National Weather Service tweeted a graphic Tuesday morning showing the estimated rainfall totals throughout the state. About 14,000 people are in shelters, officials said . Thousands of rescues have taken place in the two states and over 650 people were taken to safety in and around Wilmington , North Carolina , said Barbi Baker, a spokeswom...

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  • Elon Musk and SpaceX announce 1st tourist for ‘moon loop’
Elon Musk and SpaceX announce 1st tourist for ‘moon loop’

Maezawa has not yet chosen the artists who will accompany him and will be looking at top candidates from a wide range of disciplines, including painters, musicians, fashion designer, photographers, filmmakers, and architects. The BFR will eventually replace Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy, but not until all of SpaceX's customers are on board, SpaceX Pres...

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  • For First Time, 5 Named Storms Could Crowd Atlantic Ocean
For First Time, 5 Named Storms Could Crowd Atlantic Ocean

A westward motion is forecast to continue through the end of the week, with Isaac expected to move across the Lesser Antilles and into the eastern Caribbean Sea Wednesday night or Thursday. The center of Isaac passed between Dominica and Martinique around 9 a.m. AST, with westerly winds reported on both St. Lucia and Martinique, indicating that...

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  • Hurricane Florence Now Hovering Near Cape Fear
Hurricane Florence Now Hovering Near Cape Fear

We know how to manage expectations. "I made sure ahead of time that we had adequate space for anybody that wanted to try that". By early afternoon, Florence's winds had weakened to 75 miles per hour, just barely a hurricane and well below the storm's terrifying Category 4 peak of 140 miles per hour earlier in the week.

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  • First deaths reported from Hurricane Florence after Wilmington home collapses
First deaths reported from Hurricane Florence after Wilmington home collapses

Friday morning. "WPD can confirm the first two fatalities of Hurricane #Florence in Wilmington", the force tweeted on Friday afternoon. A fallen tree crashed through the home where a woman and her baby were killed in Wilmington North Carolina after Hurricane Florence made landfall .

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  • An astronaut has captured a powerful storm from space
An astronaut has captured a powerful storm from space

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said, 'The time to prepare is nearly over. It's estimated that 1 million people will be impacted by Florence's arrival. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station say Hurricane Florence is so massive, they had to use a super wide-angle lens to capture photographs of the storm from space.

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  • Hurricane Florence from space:
Hurricane Florence from space: "A no-kidding nightmare"

The president made his comments in a videotaped message from the White House Rose Garden that he tweeted out on Wednesday morning. "Be ready and God be with you". North and SC and Virginia declared emergencies earlier in the week. Coastal North Carolina could see 20 to 30 inches as well. "Everyone was sold out", she said.

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  • Florence weakens to Category 2 hurricane but still life-threatening: NHC
Florence weakens to Category 2 hurricane but still life-threatening: NHC

Almost one year after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, killing more than 1,400 Americans and leaving the island largely powerless for months, President Donald Trump issued a message on Hurricane Florence: "We're ready". FEMA, for its part, admitted it fell short in its Maria response but said it's ready this time around. A surge is a...

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  • Hurricane Florence: Footage Of Dangerous Storm Surge Is Spreading
Hurricane Florence: Footage Of Dangerous Storm Surge Is Spreading

As Florence reaches landfall, storm surges are the biggest concern, with 49% of U.S. hurricane deaths attributed to surges. Storm surge is deadly. That basically became a larger blade on a bulldozer which allowed it to push more water to the coast . Duke Energy said it would close a pair of nuclear power reactors at its Brunswick plant...

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  • Hurricane Florence makes landfall in US North Carolina coast
Hurricane Florence makes landfall in US North Carolina coast

The National Hurricane Center's latest 5-day rainfall map as of Friday morning showed 6 to 10 inches of rain for the Triangle area, with localized heavier amounts. Hurricane-force winds extended 80 miles (130 kilometers) from its center, and tropical-storm-force winds reached out 195 miles (315 kilometers). The Weather Channel used the high-tec...

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  • Hurricane Florence bears down on Carolinas
Hurricane Florence bears down on Carolinas

More than one million people had been ordered to evacuate the coasts of North and SC and Virginia and thousands moved to emergency shelters, officials said. Parts of North Carolina could get 40 inches (1 meter) of rain. "We're kind of at the mercy of the storm". The storm surge could rise up to 13 feet - that's water inundating homes up to the fir...

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  • Astronauts on International Space Station showcase power of Hurricane Florence in photos
Astronauts on International Space Station showcase power of Hurricane Florence in photos

NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold also captured some incredible images of the storm from the windows of the space station. Packing heavy winds with a maximum sustained wind speed of 130 miles per hour (195 km/h), the hurricane is slowly barreling toward the U.S.

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  • 'GET OUT OF ITS WAY!': 'Monster' Hurricane Florence aims to drench Carolinas
'GET OUT OF ITS WAY!': 'Monster' Hurricane Florence aims to drench Carolinas

The National Hurricane Center says it's now expected to hit Wilmington and then veer west, taking it south of Charlotte. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Florence had racked up winds of 130mph and is on a trajectory which suggests its centre is most likely to hit the south coast of North Carolina by Friday .

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  • Trump urges ‘incredible’ people in Carolinas to take precautions for Hurricane Florence
Trump urges ‘incredible’ people in Carolinas to take precautions for Hurricane Florence

The University of North Carolina Wilmington announced it has canceled classes and issued a voluntary evacuation for students starting at noon today. The governors of Virginia , Maryland, and North and SC have declared states of emergency ahead of the storm.

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  • Now is the time to prepare for Hurricane Florence
Now is the time to prepare for Hurricane Florence

Maximum sustained winds were nearly 85 miles per hour Monday morning, the hurricane center said. Hurricane Florence continues to grow in size and magnitude as it barrels toward the U.S. Henry McMaster". Storm-force winds could begin buffeting the Carolina coast by Wednesday night, NHC forecasts showed. The governors of North and SC and Virgi...

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  • Hurricane Helene Continues To Gain Strength In Eastern Atlantic
Hurricane Helene Continues To Gain Strength In Eastern Atlantic

A tropical storm watch has been issued from north of the North Carolina-Virginia border to Cape Charles Light, Virginia, and for the Chesapeake Bay south of New Point Comfort. In an average season, the Atlantic Basin will experience 12 tropical storms, six hurricanes, and two major hurricanes. We'll just have to wait and see where all of them go.

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  • Tropical Storm Florence A
Tropical Storm Florence A "Potential Threat"

One, Hurricane Florence , is already cause 85-mph winds expected to become an "extremely dangerous" major hurricane . Hurricane Florence is plowing toward the East Coast as a Category 4 storm with a 500-mile wing span, forcing dire warnings and mandatory evacuations - including the entire coastline of SC and parts of Virginia and North Carolin...

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  • TROPICS: Florence becomes a Cat. 2 hurricane
TROPICS: Florence becomes a Cat. 2 hurricane

Forecasters have warned of a life-threatening storm surge, along with the damage of a hurricane's high winds. The storm is already 500 miles wide - meaning a large area will be at risk when it nears land. It is over warm water and a favorable upper level environment so rapid strengthening is forecast and Florence is forecast to be a major hurrica...

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  • Powerful hurricane could be headed to southeast US
Powerful hurricane could be headed to southeast US

The National Hurricane Center says Florence could make landfall by Friday in the Southeast U.S. and that residents from SC to the mid-Atlantic need to get ready. Some forecast models have shown Florence slamming into land by late next week, while others indicated the storm would curve away from shore. At 11 a.m.

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  • Tropical Storm Gordon hits southern US
Tropical Storm Gordon hits southern US

Hurricane Florence has strengthened into a major Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds at 130 miles per hour with higher gusts as of 5 p.m. The name and age were not released. Others did their familiar pre-storm preparation rituals, including the staff at The Hotel Whiskey in Pass Christian, Mississippi, only about a block from the co...

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  • Tillis delivers opening statement at Supreme Court Hearing
Tillis delivers opening statement at Supreme Court Hearing

Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey said they would have had to read 7,000 pages an hour overnight just to review the files shared on Monday evening. Grassley argued the panel has already received more than 400,000 pages of Kavanaugh-related documents.

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  • Gordon brings hurricane warning for parts of Gulf Coast
Gordon brings hurricane warning for parts of Gulf Coast

A Storm Surge Watch means there is a possibility of life-threatening water inundation. Packing winds of 65 miles per hour, the storm is just 9 miles per hour from hurricane-strength, which it is predicted to attain before coming ashore. The National Weather Service said conditions were "possible" for tornadoes in the affected parts of South Flo...

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  • Tropical Storm Gordon forms near Florida
Tropical Storm Gordon forms near Florida

Gordon is expected to produce rain accumulations of 4 to 6 inches over southern Alabama, southern MS and Louisiana, with some isolated areas receiving up to 8 inches, through early Thursday. "We're a beach coffee shop, and if people can't go to the beach, then we won't get any customers". In addition to Florence, forecasters also were watching a ...

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  • California lawmakers send strict ‘net neutrality’ laws to governor
California lawmakers send strict ‘net neutrality’ laws to governor

Though Governor Brown has not yet signed the legislation, many in the state government approve of the bill, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Sen. The group, the Legislature specified, should include the state CIO or a designee; the state director of finance or a designee; three other state agency CIOs; one member each from the Sen...

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  • 'We're winning': First Nations react to court's Trans Mountain decision
'We're winning': First Nations react to court's Trans Mountain decision

A Canadian court sided unanimously with environmentalist and indigenous groups on Thursday in a decision that indefinitely halts the construction of the controversial Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project. The Index's 2018 report described Canada "as one of the largest producers of absolute greenhouse gases as well as per capita emissions". ...

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  • Gov. Brown Signs Bail Reform Bill
Gov. Brown Signs Bail Reform Bill

Brown said in a statement that the bill "preserves the rights of the accused, while prioritizing public safety". " SB 10 is not the model for pretrial justice and racial equity that California should strive for". The bill, known as the California Money Bail Reform act, was approved by the legislature on August 21, FOX 5's sister station KTXL...

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  • Hurricane Lane: Monster Storm Targeting Hawaii
Hurricane Lane: Monster Storm Targeting Hawaii

More hurricane watches were expected to be issued for other Hawaiian islands , said the Honolulu-based hurricane center. Roofs and walls will collapse. - The National Weather Service says that Hurricane Lane headed toward Hawaii has been is now a Category 4 hurricane and that some weakening of the storm is forecast over the next two days.

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  • How Trump's rules on coal-fired power plants differ from Obama's
How Trump's rules on coal-fired power plants differ from Obama's

The plan was halted by the U.S. supreme court in 2016 and has never come into force. All 11 Republican members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee wrote to former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt in January asking him to eliminate the rule.

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  • Hurricane Lane, a unsafe Category 4 storm, headed toward Hawaii
Hurricane Lane, a unsafe Category 4 storm, headed toward Hawaii

Hurricane lane is passing to the South-Southeast of the Big Island tonight and is expected to begin a turn Northwest toward the islands later today. It must be ready for winds of more than 100 miles per hour, rain between 10 to 16 inches and high surf on the south shore.

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  • Hurricane Lane: Holiday hotspot braced for LIFE THREATENING conditions
Hurricane Lane: Holiday hotspot braced for LIFE THREATENING conditions

At 8 p.m. HST on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, the eye of Hurricane Lane was located by Air Force Reserve aircraft 365 miles S of Hilo; 385 miles SSE of Kailua-Kona; 320 miles SSE of South Point; 450 miles SSE of Hāna; 465 miles SSE of Kahului; 495 miles SSE of Kaunakakai; 475 miles SSE of Lānaʻi City; 535 miles SSE of Honolulu (near latitude 14.5 Nort...

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  • Subtropical Storm Storm Ernesto forms in Atlantic
Subtropical Storm Storm Ernesto forms in Atlantic

Starting late Thursday, into Friday, the cyclone will be moving over much colder water which should cause it to become post-tropical by the weekend. Dvorak estimates range from 30 to 40 kt, and with the increased organization since the last advisory, the initial wind speed is set to 35 kt.

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  • Former CIA Directors Issue Statement Slamming Trump's Brennan Move
Former CIA Directors Issue Statement Slamming Trump's Brennan Move

Bruce Ohr may be his next target. "There's no silence", Trump said. And, while many intelligence officials-like former FBI Director James Comey , former FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok , and Department of Justice attorney Bruce Ohr-have all had some of their Trump-Russia communications exposed, thus far, Brennan has been spared.

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  • NASA's Parker Solar Probe lifts off successfully
NASA's Parker Solar Probe lifts off successfully

Parker Solar Probe has begun its mission to "touch" the Sun", NASA said in a blog post, about two hours after the lift off. Initially, the probe is planned to launch on 11 August, right before the launch the launch was postponed. A special component of SWEAP is a small instrument that will look around the protective heat shield of the spacecra...

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  • Biologists racing to find endangered, sick, starving orca
Biologists racing to find endangered, sick, starving orca

The rescue team has approval in both USA and Canadian waters to give J50 medication, but there is no such plan for another member of the population of southern resident killer whales that has scientists anxious. The earliest the weather is forecasted to clear up is Sunday, Hanson said, and the plan will be easier if the whales move closer to the ...

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  • Perseid meteor shower to peak over Canada this weekend
Perseid meteor shower to peak over Canada this weekend

Best of all, the slender waxing crescent moon will set at early evening, providing deliciously dark skies for this year's Perseid meteors. The Perseids started at the end of July, but the peak is on 12-13 August - which makes it a flawless weekend! He said: "The moon is very favourable for the Perseids this year, and that'll make the Persei...

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  • NASA is going closer to the Sun than anyone has gone before
NASA is going closer to the Sun than anyone has gone before

NASA hopes the probe will successfully travel through the sun's atmosphere , closer to the surface than any spacecraft before it. The Parker probe will be able to identify how these solar winds are formed, and perhaps explain the mechanism that allows the particles to escape.

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  • NASA blasts off historic probe to ‘touch Sun’
NASA blasts off historic probe to ‘touch Sun’

The other great mystery is the behaviour of 'solar wind , ' a stream of charged particles emitted by the sun to release energy. Among the puzzlers: Why is the corona hundreds of times hotter than the surface of the sun and why is the sun's atmosphere continually expanding and accelerating, as Parker accurately predicted in 1958? The car-size...

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  • Annual Perseids Show peaks this weekend
Annual Perseids Show peaks this weekend

But living in the Northwest means that many local elements are potentially conspiring against our view, including overcast skies, a bright moon, and smoke from surrounding wildfires. Hamilton in San Jose, the Chabot Space Center in the Berkeley Hills (which has free telescope stargazing events on most Fridays and Saturdays) and many others.

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  • Vermont to fight Trump fuel standards rollback
Vermont to fight Trump fuel standards rollback

Under Thursday's proposal, the EPA also confirmed plans to strip California of its authority to set its own fuel economy levels for vehicles, citing a 50-state solution in the proposal . The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) formally unveiled plans [text, PDF] Thursday to rol...

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  • NASA assigns astronauts to first commercial crew missions
NASA assigns astronauts to first commercial crew missions

The test flights and missions aboard Boeing's CST-100 Starliner and SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft, slated for as early as April 2019, will "begin a new era in America spaceflight", the USA space agency said. "Our commitment has always been to provide NASA and those crews the highest level of mission assurance", he said in the statement ...

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  • Scientists Want To Be Sure There's An Underground Lake On Mars
Scientists Want To Be Sure There's An Underground Lake On Mars

Such radar reflects brightly where ice and water meet, a method scientist have used to detect sub-glacial lakes on Earth. "In light blue you can see where the reflections from the bottom are stronger than surface reflection". The tool is called the Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionosphere Sounding ( MARSIS ), and was created to find subs...

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  • Plastic Straw Ban Sent Back for Further Revision
Plastic Straw Ban Sent Back for Further Revision

You know you're a misguided environmentalist if you support banning plastic straws - the latest enviro craze sweeping the nation - while still consuming trendy Frappuccino-like drinks contained in big ol' plastic cups. In the first place, most of the plastic in the oceans comes from Asian countries with inadequate waste-disposal systems; the United...

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  • Skywatchers looking forward to complete lunar eclipse
Skywatchers looking forward to complete lunar eclipse

The moon, closest to the centre of the shadow , will showcase the maximum eclipse at 1:51 am. As the total lunar eclipse occurred at midnight in Dubai, residents stepped outside to witness the celestial event in all its glory. Combined with the red tinge of the Moon, the two will make for an incredibly rare spectacle in the night sky. It i...

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  • French skies mostly clear for Friday's lunar eclipse
French skies mostly clear for Friday's lunar eclipse

The moon appears red (rather than in complete darkness) due to blue light from the earth's atmosphere refracting sunlight onto the surface of the moon. It was revealed, however, that not all regions will be able to fully witness the event. You can watch it online with The Virtual Telescope Project or Slooh .

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  • Large Underground Lake Detected Below Mars Ice Cap, Study Says
Large Underground Lake Detected Below Mars Ice Cap, Study Says

Today, a team of Italian scientists announced evidence that Mars has lakes of liquid water under its polar ice caps. According to Orosei, who led the team that made this discovery, they detected the lake using a ground-penetrating radar instrument on the European Space Agency's Mars Express orbiter , known as the Mars Advanced Radar for Subsur...

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