• More flooding feared for South Carolina
More flooding feared for South Carolina

The Latest on the effects of Hurricane Florence . Hurricane Florence was supposed to be dead and buried in the graveyard of the Atlantic, but like a vampire rising from the grave this storm seems to be refusing to die and may yet return to haunt the U.S.

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  • Hurricane Florence: Travel Begins To Snarl As Storm Closes In
Hurricane Florence: Travel Begins To Snarl As Storm Closes In

It's expected to move slowly over eastern SC on Friday night through Saturday night. "There is still time to leave", North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper told " CBS This Morning " on Thursday. "You put your life at risk by staying". Dorf says trucking companies and logistics firms are working with FEMA and state and local authorities to park truc...

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  • Storm Florence: North Carolina prepares for catastrophic flooding
Storm Florence: North Carolina prepares for catastrophic flooding

It was downgraded from a hurricane late Friday, but not before bringing catastrophic flooding to the Carolinas. It is feared that more communities could become deluged as the storm crawls west at only 2mph (3km/h). North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper confirmed the death of the man who was electrocuted outdoors, CNN reported . "And we have 300 bu...

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  • Brunswick Nuclear Plant shutting down
Brunswick Nuclear Plant shutting down

They also have prepared their backup diesel generators to make sure the plants have enough fuel to keep producing power . There are 16 reactors in North Carolina , South Carolina and Virginia, the states that will likely suffer the most damage from Florence.

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  • Hurricane Florence Charleston: Latest Track & Forecast
Hurricane Florence Charleston: Latest Track & Forecast

As of 2 p.m. Wednesday, Florence was downgraded to a Category 3 hurricane, but it is expected to go back to a Category 4 by Thursday morning. "This one really scares me", Graham said. We've collected a few of those streams below, ranging from beaches just above Wilmington, North Carolina down to areas just below Myrtle Beach , South Carolina.

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  • Florence expected to bring 'catastrophic' flooding to Carolinas
Florence expected to bring 'catastrophic' flooding to Carolinas

Since issuing a mandatory evacuation order Wednesday, nearly all of the more than 2500 residents left the island. Rain was falling on the coast Thursday morning from the clouds on the farthest edges of the hurricane. The police chief of Wrightsville Beach, vulnerable on a North Carolina barrier island, agreed that those who refused to leave w...

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  • Florence makes landfall in US
Florence makes landfall in US

Tropical storm-force winds extended 175 miles from Florence's center, and hurricane-force winds reached out 70 miles. Florence is forecast to dump up to 40 inches (1m) of rain in some areas after it makes landfall in North and SC. "It's insane", he said in a phone interview. "It's going to coming roaring up to the coast Thursday night and say '...

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  • 83-Foot Wave Recorded By Satellite Monitoring Hurricane Florence
83-Foot Wave Recorded By Satellite Monitoring Hurricane Florence

Once a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 140 miles per hour, the hurricane was downgraded to a Category 1 on Thursday night. The city said two out-of-state FEMA teams were working on swift-water rescues, and more teams were on the way.

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  • CALIFORNIA DREAMIN': Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Law BANNING Fossil Fuels by 2045
CALIFORNIA DREAMIN': Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Law BANNING Fossil Fuels by 2045

The law makes California the largest global economy to commit to 100 percent clean energy. In addition, the order sets a goal of maintaining "net negative emissions" beyond 2045, which means using plants or technology to draw carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, and reuse or store it some manner (see " Maybe we can afford to suck CO2 out of the ...

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  • Utilities in Florence's path prepare for outages, massive restoration costs
Utilities in Florence's path prepare for outages, massive restoration costs

Forecasters said Florence could become an extremely unsafe major hurricane sometime Monday and remain that way for days. States of emergency have been declared in North and SC as well as Virginia in readiness for Florence. Fayetteville State University issued a voluntary evacuation directive for its residence halls at 8 a.m. Monday, according t...

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  • Top Democrat refers confidential 'information' about Kavanaugh to Federal Bureau of Investigation
Top Democrat refers confidential 'information' about Kavanaugh to Federal Bureau of Investigation

A California woman has reportedly sent a letter to Congress about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh that is making waves in Washington. "That individual strongly requested confidentiality, declined to come forward or press the matter further", Sen.

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  • Hurricane Florence: South Carolina vs. Marshall matchup canceled due to storm
Hurricane Florence: South Carolina vs. Marshall matchup canceled due to storm

While Hurricane Florence has sparked state of emergency and mass evacuation , a very unfortunate weather graphic has managed to put a smile on those preparing for the storm. Up to 1.7 million people have been ordered to evacuate across South Carolina , North Carolina and Virginia. A Tropical Storm Warning was issued from the North Carolina/Virg...

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  • This Insane Photo Of Hurricane Florence Is Going Viral
This Insane Photo Of Hurricane Florence Is Going Viral

As Hurricane Florence continues barreling toward the Carolinas, NASA has posted a remarkable video of the storm with winds approaching 130 miles per hour. The storm, which is poised to affect millions this week in the southeastern USA, is "expected to bring life-threatening storm surge and rainfall" to North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, a...

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  • Tropics erupt as Florence, Helene and Isaac all churn in the Atlantic
Tropics erupt as Florence, Helene and Isaac all churn in the Atlantic

At landfall, Florence will also slow down so flooding becomes the third threat. In an average season, the Atlantic Basin will experience 12 tropical storms, six hurricanes , and two major hurricanes. The storm "is too powerful and its path is too uncertain to take any chances", South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster said in issuing his state's...

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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

This travel alert allows customers whose travel plans may be impacted to rebook without penalty, the airline said in a news release Monday. "This storm gets stronger and stronger" and is on its way to a head-on impact on the Carolinas, CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said.

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  • 'Harvey of the East Coast:' Florence's worst impact could be catastrophic flooding
'Harvey of the East Coast:' Florence's worst impact could be catastrophic flooding

The NHC issued a hurricane watch for the coastal area stretching from SC up through North Carolina and into southern Virginia . Hurricane Florence heading towards the US East Coast. Hurricane Florence appears ready to churn through the Carolinas, bringing along massive winds, rainfall and flooding. Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday declared a ...

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  • The Kavanaugh hearing shows us just how far the Senate has fallen
The Kavanaugh hearing shows us just how far the Senate has fallen

It had been held by the committee as confidential. Watch a livestream of Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings on this page. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), another undecided moderate who supports abortion rights, told reporters on Thursday that she had only seen "the quick headlines" about the 2003 email.

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  • Florida Child Killed After Tropical Storm Gordon Strikes Land
Florida Child Killed After Tropical Storm Gordon Strikes Land

Gordon's top sustained winds were down to 40 mph as its tight core moved about 20 miles northwest of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Tropical-storm force winds were already lashing the Alabama and western Florida panhandle coastlines and were predicted to reach hurricane force of at least 74 miles per hour (119 kph) by the time storm makes landfall.

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  • Emergency on US Gulf Coast as Storm Gordon strikes
Emergency on US Gulf Coast as Storm Gordon strikes

Gordon may strengthen to hurricane status before making landfall along the central Gulf Coast tonight bringing risky storm surge, heavy rain, and damaging winds. Gordon is expected to reach the Louisiana coast this evening and continue northwest during the night. Gordon was moving to the northwest at 15 miles per hour with maximum sustained win...

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  • Tracking Tropical Storm Gordon
Tracking Tropical Storm Gordon

The National Weather Service says the tropical storm will gather strength as it heads through the Gulf of Mexico and may be at or near hurricane force as it makes landfall Tuesday night along the MS or Alabama coast. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency warned of storm surges of between 3 and 5 feet (1 and 1.5 meters) and told South Missis...

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  • Tropical Storm Norman forecast to reach hurricane strength today
Tropical Storm Norman forecast to reach hurricane strength today

The 1-5 scale estimates potential property damage. Formation chance through 48 hours.low.10 percent. It had maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour. At least one man is killed during the storm when he is struck by a tree in Marion County. Tropical Storm JuliaSeptember 13, 2016 - Tropical Storm Julia forms over the northeastern coast of Flo...

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  • Tropical depression no threat to Florida, but rain still in forecast
Tropical depression no threat to Florida, but rain still in forecast

It is moving to the west-northwest at 13 miles per hour. The tropical wave, situated near Hispaniola, is forecast to spread west to west-northwest but could fall apart as it encounters strong winds, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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  • Episode 783: New Jersey Bails Out : Planet Money
Episode 783: New Jersey Bails Out : Planet Money

Advocates say incarceration should be determined by risk to public safety rather than financial considerations. And good riddance! Cash bail is antithetical to a fair justice system, as it disproportionately harms low-income defendants while allowing the rich to escape jail, no problem.

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  • Hurricane Lane lashes Hawaii with torrential rains, flash floods
Hurricane Lane lashes Hawaii with torrential rains, flash floods

Rain has started to fall in Hawaii as Hurricane Lane bears down on the state. Forecasters predict the storm's unsafe center could move very close to or over the main Hawaiian Islands later Thursday or Friday. Oahu and Kauai are under a hurricane watch, meaning hurricane conditions are possible and that winds of at least 39 miles per hour are ...

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

Cooler and drier air will move in behind the storm . Over the next day, the storm is predicted to turn more to the north, but how sharply is the critical question. Hurricane Lane's maximum sustained winds have increased to near 160 miles per hour with higher gusts. The National Park Service says Pu'uhonua o Hōnaunau and Kaloko-Honokōhau Nation...

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  • EPA proposes relaxing coal plant emissions rule
EPA proposes relaxing coal plant emissions rule

President Trump is heading to Charleston, West Virginia, today to hold a campaign rally and announce a massive rollback of Obama-era environmental regulations for coal-fired power plants. Instead, the Trump administration is emphasizing efficiency improvements at coal plants, while conceding that such a move will do little to reduce global warmi...

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  • Breakfast foods marketed to children contain cancer-causing weed killer, study says
Breakfast foods marketed to children contain cancer-causing weed killer, study says

At the time, the company's vice president, Scott Partridge, said in a statement , " More than 800 scientific studies, the U.S. EPA, the National Institutes of Health and regulators around the world have concluded that glyphosate is safe for use and does not cause cancer ".

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  • Last-minute technical problem delays NASA's flight to sun
Last-minute technical problem delays NASA's flight to sun

The mission will carry out its observation through the Corona and how its affect the near-Earth space and change our understanding of the biggest star completely. The spacecraft eventually will run out of fuel and, no longer be able to keep its heat shield pointed toward the Sun, will burn and break apart - except perhaps for the rugged heat shield...

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  • Suryagrahan 2018 Partial Eclipse; Timing, Significance, Myths and Precautions
Suryagrahan 2018 Partial Eclipse; Timing, Significance, Myths and Precautions

Also, it turns dark during a solar eclipse as the sun gets blocked. There is a myth that even chopping vegetables, fruits or any other eatables while the solar eclipse lasts, can contaminate or poison the food. 3 / 4 Outside of China, the astronomical spectacle was visible from most of Asia, the far-north of Europe as well as a slice of northern ...

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  • Sark preparing to see meteor shower
Sark preparing to see meteor shower

The phenomenon, known as the Perseids, occurs in August every year, when the earth moves through the solar orbit of the Swift-Tuttle comet. While visibility will be better in the countryside, the meteor shower will also be observable from towns and cities.

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  • NASA to announce next generation space flight crew
NASA to announce next generation space flight crew

Falcon 9's first and second stages for the Demo-1 mission are targeted to ship from SpaceX's headquarters in Hawthorne, California to the company's rocket testing facility in McGregor, Texas for additional testing in August. The space agency also confirmed Boeing's plan to put off its first crewed space taxi mission until mid-2019 , and geared ...

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  • NASA study: Impossible' to make Mars like Earth with current technology
NASA study: Impossible' to make Mars like Earth with current technology

July is the " Summer of Mars ", so it's only fitting that the red planet will be wrapping up the month with its most spectacular show yet - a close encounter. You can see Mars tonight by looking to the southwestern sky. According to astrophysicists, the axial tilt of Saturn, at 27 degrees explains the change of seasons and atmospheric activity.

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  • The Countdown To 21st Century's Longest Total Lunar Eclipse Has Begun!
The Countdown To 21st Century's Longest Total Lunar Eclipse Has Begun!

If the sky stays clear on the evening / night of the 27th, the eclipse should be visible in the Netherlands and will start at around 9.30pm, around the time when the moon comes up. The good news is that the next total lunar eclipse, scheduled to occur on January 21, 2019, will be visible to all North American residents. Short wavelengths like b...

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  • Jeff Bezos rocket company tests spacecraft
Jeff Bezos rocket company tests spacecraft

On Wednesday's flight, Blue Origin says it will push the New Shepard rocket to its limits with a high-altitude escape motor test. Accompanying the dummy aboard the capsule were NASA atmospheric science experiments and payloads from paying customers.

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  • Scott Pruitt's Resignation Letter Was Really Something :: Politics :: News :: Scott Pruitt
Scott Pruitt's Resignation Letter Was Really Something :: Politics :: News :: Scott Pruitt

Trump announced that Pruitt's deputy, former coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler , would take over Monday as acting head of the agency that the president has tasked with dismantling Barack Obama's green legacy. "Pruitt abused power in a disgraceful way by using the job for perks and trying to enrich himself and his family", Hurlbut told GTM. Pruitt, ...

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  • Much of eastern Canada still under blanket of hot, humid air
Much of eastern Canada still under blanket of hot, humid air

As the heat wave continues, it's clear we expect the number of deaths attributable to the heat to rise. Montreal health officials said there have been 12 heat-related deaths since the weekend, while authorities in the Eastern Townships region east of Montreal are attributing another five deaths to the weather.

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  • Conservative lawyers steer Trump on Supreme Court pick
Conservative lawyers steer Trump on Supreme Court pick

Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Amy Coney Barrett, both women. The White House said Trump's team also spoke with more than a dozen additional senators. "I'm very proud of Neil Gorsuch ", Trump continued. Nominated by Republican President Ronald Reagan and confirmed in 1988, Kennedy is w...

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  • Canadian firm publishes details on Carbon dioxide to fuel pilot
Canadian firm publishes details on Carbon dioxide to fuel pilot

Making direct air capture as cheap as possible is critical because a growing body of work finds it's going to be almost impossible to prevent global temperatures from rising more than 1.5 ˚C without rolling out some form of the technology on a huge scale.

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  • AfDB calls for collective action on plastic waste
AfDB calls for collective action on plastic waste

According to the Ocean Conservancy, 8 million metric tons of plastic enters the Earth's oceans every year, which adds to the estimated 150 million metric tons already in the marine environment. Darebin City Council is hosting free screenings of two short films that explore the impact of plastic pollution on our oceans to mark World Environment D...

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  • SpaceX delays plans to send tourists around Moon
SpaceX delays plans to send tourists around Moon

SpaceX won't attempt to recover the first stage after Monday's launch . The Hawthorne-based company's Falcon 9 rocket carried the payload from Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida around 12:45 a.m. SES-12 is designed for an operational life of some 15 years. The company is expecting both the USA and Europe to turn to the Falcon Heavy in t...

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