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Unimaginable destruction: Hurricane smashes rows of houses

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Video shot by CNN from a helicopter showed homes closest to the water in Mexico Beach had lost all but their foundations. "Blue skies, right in the eye", marveled Melendez. Social media websites were filled with messages from people trying to reach missing family members in Florida's Bay and Gulf Counties. They said it was still not clear how many people stayed put and would need to be rescued. Read More »

Russian Federation suspends assemblage of next Soyuz-FG launch vehicle

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Two minutes after Hague and Ovchinin blasted off Thursday for the International Space Station, their rocket failed, triggering an emergency landing. "So, in other words, he was calm, he was cool, he was collected, he was doing what he was trained to do", said Bridenstine, who was at the Baikonur Cosmodrome to watch the launch. Read More »

How North Texans can help Hurricane Michael victims

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It also brought the dangers of a life-threatening storm surge . The Talmadge Bridge on US 17 over the Savannah River between Savannah, Georgia and SC remains closed because of the threat of high winds on the suspension bridge. (Original story: October 9 @ 7:15 a.m.) - When Hurricane Michael makes landfall , likely in the next 24 hours, it's forecasted to do so as a major hurricane. Read More »

Georgia girl, 11, dies as Hurricane Michael hurls debris through roof

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In North Carolina, still struggling to recover after Florence, up to 15cm of rain had fallen in the mountains by morning, and people had to be rescued from cars trapped in high water. A Panhandle man was killed by a tree that toppled on a home, Gadsden County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Anglie Hightower said. "Kaboom! Like the world moved or something", Lewis said of the moment when the trees snapped while he sheltered inside. Read More »

Georgia Power preparing for anticipated outages in Michael aftermath

It strengthened from a tropical storm on Sunday to a Category 1 hurricane with 75-mph winds on Monday. The storm made landfall as a powerful Category 4 , the second highest rating on the Saffir-Sampson wind scale , and strike a stretch of the state's north-western coastline known as the Florida Panhandle. Read More »

UN report on global warming carries life-or-death warning

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The IPCC noted in its report that the transitions needed are "unprecedented in terms of scale, but not necessarily in terms of speed, and imply deep emissions reductions in all sectors, a wide portfolio of mitigation options and a significant upscaling of investments in those options". Read More »

What does Hurricane Michael mean for South Florida's weather?

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Hurricane Michael has grown into a Category 3 hurricane , with sustained winds reaching 120 miles per hour, as it barrels toward northwestern Florida, making it a much stronger storm than Hurricane Florence was when it made landfall as a Category 1 storm drenching the Carolinas last month, according to the National Hurricane Center . Read More »

Sonic-boom UFO show! SpaceX launches satellite, lands rocket booster in California

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The upgraded Block 5 Falcon 9 is part of SpaceX's plan for vastly cheaper and more efficient spaceflight. The launch is scheduled for shortly after 7:20 p.m., Vandenberg Air Force base officials said in an advisory . The booster, meanwhile, relit its engines to maneuver itself for the return trip to SpaceX's landing zone, not far from the launch pad. SAOCOM-1A's radar measurements will track soil-moisture levels , thereby aiding forecasts of crop yields. Read More »

Dam breach retires power plant in North Carolina

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About 56,000 homes and business remain without power as of Friday afternoon. Entire communities, including housing developments, shopping centers, farms, forests and roads, are completely engulfed by water. Roy Cooper's office said Friday evening that there are now 32 confirmed dead in that state. It has been a little more than a year since Hurricane Harvey dumped trillions of gallons of water on Texas and the U.S. Read More »

Florence begins assault on North Carolina coastline

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Noting the heavy bands on the hurricane's northeast quadrant, he added, "We are on the bad side of this storm". "A Cat two moving north west at 17 miles per hour". About 10 million people could be affected by the storm and more than 1 million had been ordered to evacuate the coasts of the Carolinas and Virginia, jamming westbound roads and highways for miles. Read More »

Six Nuclear Power Plants Are In Hurricane Florence’s Path

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The Brunswick plant's two reactors are of the same design as those in Fukushima, Japan , that exploded and leaked radiation following a 2011 magnitude 9 natural disaster and tsunami. The USA's nuclear power plants have weathered hurricanes before. Emergency diesel generators at both plants operated as designed, and off-site power was restored within 24 hours. Read More »

Still uncertainty as Hurricane Florences path moves south

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The latest projections of Florence, now a Category 4 storm , show it shifting south putting Georgia in its possible path. Masters said there's a tug-of-war between two clear skies high pressure systems - one off the coast and one over MI - and the more the Great Lakes one wins, the more southerly Florence will be. Read More »

The Impact Of Hurricane Florence

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In its latest advisory, the US Hurricane Center placed Helene about 760 miles off the Azores and calculated the maximum sustained wind speed at 65mph. SURF: Swells generated by Isaac will begin to affect portions of the Lesser Antilles this afternoon. It will continue to move to the west and away from the V.I. Read More »

Bezos calls Trumps attacks on media 'dangerous'

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Previous to the creation of the Day One Fund, Bezos and his family had donated only $135 million to charities, including the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, a nonprofit providing scholarships for the children of parents who immigrated the US illegally and most recently to a bi-partisan organization that gives campaign support to veterans running for political office. Read More »

California aims to get all electricity from clean sources

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Brown also announced plans for a carbon neutral bill, mandating that the state remove as much carbon dioxide from the atmosphere as it emits by 2045. About 26.9% of the state's generation now comes from hydro, with 26.9% from renewables and 43.3% from natural gas. Read More »

Senate Judiciary Committee delays Kavanaugh vote until next week

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Feinstein has not shared details about the letter beyond her statement Thursday, and no other senators on the Judiciary Committee have been permitted to see it, according to reports. Bush White House that had been available to senators only on a "committee confidential basis". This is normal, but could mean Republicans are still working to get those moderates to agree to vote for Kavanaugh. Read More »

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

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Hurricane Florence has reportedly been causing 80-plus feet waves. The storm is strengthening rapidly and is expected to become a major hurricane very soon. East Coast, at a speed of approximately 13 miles per hour (20 km/h). Hurricane Florence is now a powerful Category 4 hurricane and is expected to make a risky impact once it makes landfall along the coast of the southeast USA later this week. Read More »

Hurricane Florence grows to Category 4; evacuations ordered

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Where is the hurricane now? Its center will move between Bermuda and the Bahamas Tuesday and Wednesday, and approach the coast of SC or North Carolina on Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said. The hurricane roared from a Category 1 (90 mph) to a Category 4 (130 mph) in just 13 hours, an extremely rapid intensification, Colorado State University meteorologist Phil Klotzbach said. Read More »

Approaching Hurricane Florence snarls travel

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Another storm, Hurricane Isaac, however, is expected to hit the Lesser Antilles as a "minimal" Category One storm or "strong tropical storm" on Thursday. Other counties are evacuating low lying and flood prone areas. In neighboring Maryland, Governor Larry Hogan said his state was readying for potentially "historic and catastrophic rainfall , life-threatening flooding, and high winds". Read More »

Emergency on US Gulf Coast as Storm Gordon nears

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A Hurricane Warning extends from the mouth of the Pearl river to the Alabama-Florida border, with Tropical Storm Warnings extending farther west into Louisiana, including Lake Pontchartrain. Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey declared emergencies. Analysts said Gordon has winds of up to 65-miles-per-hour and is expected to charge inland over the lower MS valley Wednesday. Read More »

Gulf Coast prepares for Gordon's expected arrival as hurricane

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It was moving west at 15 miles per hour, pushing maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour with higher gusts.Forecasters said that little change in strength was expected and that no coastal watches or warnings were in effect. Tuesday due to the risk from storm surge there. A Tropical Storm Gordon Twitter account even cropped up on Monday, personifying the terror so many people felt. Read More »

TS Norman forms over eastern Pacific; could become…

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As of 11 a.m. Wednesday, Hurricane Miriam featured 75 mph winds with higher gusts and was tracking west at 9 mph about 1,090 miles east-southeast of Hilo, according to forecasters at the Miami-based National Hurricane Center . It was located 1,230 miles east-southeast of Hilo and was moving west at 13 mph. Tropical Storm LisaSeptember 20, 2016 - Tropical Storm Lisa forms over the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean.September 24, 2016 - Weakens to a tropical depression. Read More »

PTC 6 expected to become tropical storm

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The system was moving west at about 12 miles per hour. "The depression is becoming better organized, and it will most likely reach tropical storm status in the next several hours", the National Hurricane Center advisory stated. If this were to occur, it could limit swell potential for the East Coast (it would be far away), although not all models are suggesting the system will finish a complete recurvature through the Atlantic. Read More »

California Ends Cash Bail, Bail Industry

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The new law lets counties set up their own pretrial assessment agencies or run their risk assessment programs through existing probation departments. Jerry Brown's (D) signature. Bob Hertzberg, a Democrat from Van Nuys, said in a statement. New Jersey and New Mexico have overhauled their bail systems as well, although neither state has completely eliminated the money aspect. Read More »

Leadership is declared vacant ahead of crucial party meeting by Malcolm Turnbull

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Former prime minister Tony Abbott - the man knocked off in a leadership challenge by Mr Turnbull - has been the most vocal critic of the energy policy. "That is what people are telling me and that is what the government wants to do", he said. The prime minister of Australia was fighting for his political life last night as conservative backbench MPs plotted to topple him. Read More »

Roundup Chemical Linked to Cancer Found in Children's Cereals: Group

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Even so, a 2015 decision by the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer declared glyphosate, which prevents plants from photosynthesizing, a probable carcinogen . In 2017, California listed glyphosate in its Proposition 65 registry of chemicals known to cause cancer. The EWG said the federal limits are outdated and that most of the products it tested exceed a more stringent definition of safe glyphosate levels. Read More »

NASA's solar probe cleared for launch on mission to "touch the sun"

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With one minute and 55 seconds left on the countdown timer, a launch controller ordered "Hold, hold, hold" when a pressure alarm sounded, showing that there was a fault with the Delta IV Heavy rocket's helium system. Scorching, yes? But if all works as planned, the inside of the spacecraft should stay at just 85 degrees Fahrenheit. "We'll be going where no spacecraft has dared go before - within the corona of a star", said project scientist Nicky Fox from Johns Hopkins University Applied ... Read More »

Last solar eclipse of 2018 to occur today

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The partial eclipse will be visible from 1:32 pm to 5:02 pm (IST) on Saturday. Although, this myth gains traction around the time of a total solar eclipse , some people refuse to cook or eat even during partial eclipses. If you are watching from Earth, it appears that the Moon covers the Sun. Making a pinhole in cardboard and holding it above a piece of paper on the ground can project the image of the solar eclipse without gazing at the Sun. Read More »