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More than 20,000 on NC coast already without power from Florence gusts


Tens of thousands were without power. Florence's center may linger for another whole day along coastal North and SC - punishing homes with crushing winds and floods and endangering those who've stayed behind. Ken Graham, director of the hurricane center, said on Facebook the storm surges could push in as far as 3 kilometers (2 miles). The NHC says tornadoes within hurricanes are usually "relatively weak and short-lived, but they still pose a significant threat". Read More »

Hurricane Florence creating 80-foot tall waves?


The future will bring more hurricanes to Europe Is Ireland ready for hurricanes? As of 2 p.m., the slow-moving storm barely had Category 1 hurricane strength and was nearly at a standstill over southeastern North Carolina, according to the Associated Press. Read More »

Satellite view of unsafe Hurricane Florence at sunrise


Orangeburg is about 75 miles from South Carolina's coast. "While some weakening is expected on Thursday, Florence is expected to be an extremely unsafe major hurricane through landfall", the center said. UNC's bye weekend is October 6 but UCF hosts SMU that day in an American Athletic Conference matchup. UCF's only open weekend during the 2018 regular season falls on the weekend of October 27. Read More »

Elon Musk's SpaceX to announce first tourist to Moon


Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX has enrolled its first passenger for a trip around the moon. At the time, Musk said the pair approached SpaceX about sending them on a weeklong flight and paid a "significant" deposit for the trip. Plans for that flight were eventually delayed; it's unclear if one of the two passengers from that flight will be taking the trip on the BFR . The company said more details would be made available on Monday. Read More »

California Commits to 100 Percent Renewable Energy By 2045


The second bill, SB 1369, for the first time defines green electrolytic hydrogen as an eligible form of energy storage to help address future long-duration and seasonal storage requirements that will be required in California's zero-emission electric future. Read More »

All you need to know about 'tropical storms'

The storm was moving west-northwest at 10 miles per hour with winds that have decreased significantly to 100 miles per hour. It is now heading towards the US East Coast that it is predicted to hit on Friday. "We live in a mobile home so we were just like 'No way, '" she said. As of 2 p.m. EDT today (Sept. 12), Florence was a Category 3 hurricane with winds of 125 mph (205 km/h) at its location about 435 miles (700 kilometers) southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina, according to the ... Read More »

North Carolina feels first bite of mammoth Hurricane Florence


Storm surge of 13 feet on top of a high tide at 7 feet could overwhelm the town. The result could be what the Houston area saw during Hurricane Harvey just over a year ago: catastrophic inland flooding that could swamp homes, businesses, farm fields and industrial sites. Read More »

Hurricane Florence Evacuations Expand, With 'Disaster At Doorstep'

As of 11 p.m., the storm was centered 280 miles east southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina , and was moving northwest at 17 mph. "Today's the day", Jeff Byard of the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Wednesday. The coastal surge from Florence could leave the eastern tip of North Carolina under more than 9 feet (2.75 meters) of water in spots, projections showed. Read More »

$1 million pledged against Collins if she backs Kavanaugh


The spotlight on Collins and Sen. Other Republican senators decried the harassment campaign, demanded Democrats disavow the threats made toward Ms. King spoke Tuesday at a rally outside her Anchorage office, saying she shouldn't bow to President Donald Trump. Members of the group have met with Collins over the past 18 months on issues such as protecting the state's young immigrants known as Dreamers. Read More »

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


According to the NHC advisory, Hurricane Florence is now located 575 miles (925 km) south-southeast of Bermuda and 1,230 miles (1,985 km) east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina. Arnold shared his first photos of Hurricane Florence, taken when it was still a Category 2 storm. Hurricane Florence is a Category 4 storm headed for the US's East Coast and predicted to start affecting SC and North Carolina as early as Thursday, according to the National Hurricane Center . Read More »

Strengthening Hurricane Florence churns toward US Southeastern coast


Florence was upgraded twice Monday, from Category 3 to 4, prompting evacuation orders in coastal areas of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. That high-pressure ridge is expected to be strong enough and far enough west to push Florence near the Southeast or mid-Atlantic coast mid- to late week. Read More »

Tropical Storm Watch issued for St


A BWS spokesman said: “Bermuda should remain outside the radius of tropical storm force winds and the only significant impact is expected to be rough to very rough southeasterly swells which could create hazardous rip currents, especially along the South Shore.”. Read More »

Mandatory evacuations issued for Outer Banks ahead of Florence


EDT (1730 GMT), according to the NHC. Both hurricane and storm-surge watches cover the area from Edisto Beach north to the North Carolina-Virginia border, according to a statement issued Tuesday . Shelves in some grocery stores in Raleigh, North Carolina, were already bare, and residents were filling up their petrol tanks. "They cancelled school for the rest of the week here, so we'll probably head out later today or tomorrow", one man said. Read More »

Tropical Storm Florence prompts North Carolina State of Emergency


Florence is expected to intensify over the next 12-36 hours likely becoming a major hurricane by Monday afternoon. Florence was 750 miles southeast of Bermuda and moving west as of 11 a.m. The storm was centred about 875 miles southeast of Bermuda and moving west at 7mph. "Now is the time for your family also to prepare and stay tuned for more updates", South Carolina Gov. Read More »

‘Omnivorous’ shark is happy to munch on seagrass


Hold on to your bonnets for this one, as the world's first plant-eating shark has just been discovered and its name is the bonnethead shark . The researchers wrote in their paper: "We provide conclusive evidence that bonnethead sharks , animals previously thought to be exclusively carnivorous, can assimilate nutrients from seagrass". Read More »

Democrats threaten to leak documents on Kavanaugh's hidden views


While Booker said he was ready to accept whatever effect for releasing the emails, including expulsion from the Senate , chances are that won't happen. "This is about the closest I'll probably ever have in my life to an "I am Spartacus " moment", Booker said, referring to the 1960 film in which a gladiator played by Kirk Douglas leads a slave revolt against the ancient Roman Empire. Read More »

Fierce document dispute grips Trump Supreme Court pick's hearing


Kavanaugh's 2003 comments came while reviewing an op-ed in support of two judicial nominees at the George W. Bush White House. He added: "The public has a right to access documents about a Supreme Court nominee's views on issues that are profoundly important, such as race and the law". Read More »

There's Now A Big Dumb Fight Over How Dems Released Kavanaugh Docs


Kavanaugh has repeatedly described the abortion ruling as important Supreme Court precedent hard to overturn. During his confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Kavanaugh addressed the Roe decision, calling it "an important precedent of the Supreme Court that has been reaffirmed many times ". Read More »

Gordon strengthens, but is still a tropical storm


Monday , Gordon was centered about 60 miles west-northwest of Key Largo and about 50 miles south-southeast of Marco Island, moving west-northwest at about 16 mph. Expect storm surges, heavy flooding and high winds in these regions. A Flood Watch is in effect for those same counties through Monday evening. More than 4,000 Florida Power & Light customers lost power on Monday as a result of the weather. Read More »

Mississippi Governor Bryant urges caution as storm Gordon approaches


Santa Rosa County can expect showers and thunderstorms until after midnight. It intensified into a Category 2 hurricane overnight with sustained winds of 105 miles per hour. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a state of emergency and authorized the activation of 200 National Guardsmen to be positioned in the southeast of the state. Read More »

Tropical Storm Gordon to Strengthen to Hurricane as It Makes Landfall


The storm's turbulent center is expected to plow a path from the southwest corner of Alabama and central MS into part of Louisiana and southern Arkansas. The center of the system was 145 miles east-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River and it was moving toward the west-northwest at 15 mph. National Hurricane Center is forecasting Tropical Storm Gordon to become a Category 1 hurricane Tuesday as it nears landfall near Mississippi-Louisiana border. Read More »

Ninety elephant carcasses found in Botswana with tusks and trunks chopped

Three white rhinoceroses were also killed in the same area over the past three months, according to the report. The armed anti-poaching units, along with the country's traditionally unforgiving stance against the hunting of the animals , were nearly immediately disbanded after President Mokgweetsi Masisi was sworn into power in April. Read More »

PM determined to build pipeline, tackle climate change despite court ruling


The Trans Mountain project would double the existing pipeline to triple the amount of oil shipped to B.C., allowing producers to expand beyond existing US customers to more lucrative markets on the Pacific Rim. In its ruling, the court specifically proposed some remedies that it said could be implemented relatively quickly without having to redo the entire approval process. Read More »