• Death toll rises to 13 as Hurricane Florence continues to wreak havoc
Death toll rises to 13 as Hurricane Florence continues to wreak havoc

Primary roads in areas around Wilmington, New Bern and other cities have been closed because of high water. "You learn not to go outside, don't go in floodwaters and weather the storm". "There have been hundreds of rescues". In South Carolina there are more than 66,000 power outages because of Florence. Police Chief Ralph Evangelous urged resid...

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  • Nasa blasts off space laser satellite to track ice loss on Earth
Nasa blasts off space laser satellite to track ice loss on Earth

On Saturday, September 15, NASA launched its most advanced space laser of all time as part of a $1 billion mission aimed at revealing the extent to which climate change has affected Earth's ice sheet surface elevation. The launch is a follow up to a satellite that was launched in 2003 and operated until 2009, the AP reported. ICESat-2 will me...

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  • Still unsafe Florence weakens from hurricane to tropical storm: forecasters
Still unsafe Florence weakens from hurricane to tropical storm: forecasters

Hurricane Florence, weakened but still risky, crashed into the Carolinas on Friday as a giant, slow-moving storm that stranded residents with floodwaters and swamped part of the town of New Bern at the beginning of what could be a days-long deluge.

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  • Hurricane Florence has ingredients that make experts worry
Hurricane Florence has ingredients that make experts worry

More than 1 million residents have been ordered to evacuate from the coastline of the three states, while university campuses, schools and factories were being shuttered. He declared states of emergency for North and SC, which frees up help from federal agencies. Communities in Florence's path could be without electricity for weeks due to downe...

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  • The Buzz | Tropical bands from Florence begin lashing Carolinas
The Buzz | Tropical bands from Florence begin lashing Carolinas

More than 80,000 people were already without power as the storm began buffeting the coast, and more than 12,000 were in shelters. Florence flattened trees, crumbled roads and the assault wasn't anywhere close to being over, with the siege in the Carolinas expected to last all weekend.

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  • Musk signs up first passenger for round-the-moon trip on SpaceX
Musk signs up first passenger for round-the-moon trip on SpaceX

To date, only 24 people have traveled to the Moon and all of them were NASA astronauts that were a part of the Apollo Program that saw some nine 3 man crews venture to our nearest celestial neighbor (three of them journeyed to the Moon more than once).

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  • Bracing for Hurricane Florence | Don't Miss This
Bracing for Hurricane Florence | Don't Miss This

The NHC notes that amount of rainfall would "produce catastrophic flash flooding and prolonged significant river flooding". All of the areas where calls for help have come were under mandatory evacuation orders beginning at 2 p.m. Bertha Bradley said she has never favored evacuating ahead of hurricanes. "The water kept rising and kept rising", ...

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  • Hurricane Helene: All you need to know about storm
Hurricane Helene: All you need to know about storm

Florence is now 485 miles from Wilmington, North Carolina. Hurricane-force winds (74-95 mph) are now extending out up to 70 miles from the center of the storm, and tropical-storm-force winds are being felt as much as 175 miles around the storm.

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  • Tropical storm Florence likely to become a hurricane, forecasters say
Tropical storm Florence likely to become a hurricane, forecasters say

US Navy ships are also evacuating their ships in the Hampton Roads area to leave the port. The ships will head to portions of the Atlantic where they can avoid the storm. Tropical Depression Nine became Tropical Storm Isaac on Saturday afternoon over the eastern tropical Atlantic, the National Hurricane Center said .

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  • Pitts: Hurricane Florence gives me a feeling both sinking and familiar
Pitts: Hurricane Florence gives me a feeling both sinking and familiar

The first mandatory evacuation order was issued at noon, and Cooper expects more later Monday and Tuesday. "We will experience a significant and sustained rainfall event with flooding". The NHC said it was still too soon to specify the exact timing, location, and size of the storm surge and flooding, but warned authorities to monitor the storm's p...

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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

To the west, a tropical disturbance has developed over the northwest Caribbean Sea. Hurricane-force winds are extending up to 65 kilometres from the storm's centre, while tropical-storm-force winds are blowing out at up to 240 kilometres.

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  • Florence expected to become major hurricane, risk to East Coast increasing
Florence expected to become major hurricane, risk to East Coast increasing

But as a precaution, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday issued a state of emergency so that farmers could harvest and move crops more quickly, waiving certain transportation restrictions . Gradual strengthening is forecast and Florence could become a hurricane again over the weekend. Meanwhile, two low pressure systems off the coast of A...

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  • More protesters disrupt Kavanaugh confirmation hearing
More protesters disrupt Kavanaugh confirmation hearing

If confirmed, the conservative appeals court judge would be expected to tilt the court's balance to the right. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) said of one noisy protester . Harris of California and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, are likely to continue to use the proceedings to emphasize their opposition to the current administration and build material for futur...

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  • Kavanaugh pledges to be 'team player' on Supreme Court
Kavanaugh pledges to be 'team player' on Supreme Court

Susan Collins, R-Maine, who said Kavanaugh told her that the high court's 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion is "settled law". Grassley said the theatrics that played out on national television were not typical of the committee he chairs.

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  • Hawaii residents hit by floods from Hurricane Lane as new storm forms
Hawaii residents hit by floods from Hurricane Lane as new storm forms

On Aug. 29, 2018 at 4:45 a.m. EDT (0845 UTC) NASA's Aqua satellite found the coldest temperatures of the strongest thunderstorms (yellow) in Tropical Storm Norman were as cold as. No storm warnings or coastal watches were in effect. On Friday, Norman is expected to be about 2,100 miles east-southeast of the Big Island. Tropical Storm LisaSeptembe...

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  • 3rd hurricane of season in Atlantic predicted by Sunday
3rd hurricane of season in Atlantic predicted by Sunday

Tropical Storm Florence developed early Saturday, with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour as it tracks west-northwest away from the Cabo Verde Islands at 14 miles per hour. The Accumulated Cyclone Energy - a measure of the strength and longevity of a storm - is 17.5 this season when the normal is 28.7. Tropical activity this storm seaso...

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  • Bevin defends Trump Administration's roll back of Obama's Clean Power Plan
Bevin defends Trump Administration's roll back of Obama's Clean Power Plan

The Trump administration on Tuesday unveiled new rules to replace Obama-era regulations on coal-fired power plants, in a move that critics said deals a blow to health and the environment. Bill Wehrum, administrator for EPA's Office of Air and Radiation, acknowledged that the industry "continues to transform in front of our eyes". The Clean Power ...

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  • Weekend dazzler: Meteor shower in skies over Vietnam
Weekend dazzler: Meteor shower in skies over Vietnam

Shooting stars could happen every minute. The ideal time for meteor-spotting is when the sky is at its darkest; between 1am and the onset of dawn twilight. The Perseid meteor shower will peak on the nights of August 11-12 and August 12-13. The Perseid meteors are leftover debris from the "Swift-Tuttle" comet.

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  • NASA ready for trip to the sun
NASA ready for trip to the sun

This same element is found on the nose of space shuttles, to protect them when they enter or leave the Earth's atmosphere. 'The probe will travel through the atmosphere of the Sun, closer to its surface than any other spacecraft before it, ' says NASA in a statement .

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  • NASA Introduces Nine Astronauts for First Commercial Flights
NASA Introduces Nine Astronauts for First Commercial Flights

Leanne Caret , president and CEO of Boeing's defense, space and security business, said in a statement published Friday the company is proud to have Ferguson as part of the first Starliner crew. Additional crew members will be assigned by NASA's worldwide partners at a later date. Boe piloted space shuttle Endeavour and Discovery on its fina...

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