• 'Monster' Florence to pummel U.S. southeast
'Monster' Florence to pummel U.S. southeast

Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm, "is expected to be an extremely risky major hurricane through Thursday night" and has triggered a hurricane watch for all of North Carolina and part of SC, according to the National Hurricane Center.

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  • Hurricane Florence: What storm surge could look like on East Coast
Hurricane Florence: What storm surge could look like on East Coast

The storm was once a powerful Category 4 storm but became a slow-moving Category 1 storm when it made landfall near Wrightsville, North Carolina, on Friday. Forecasters said conditions will deteriorate as the storm pushes ashore early Friday near the North Carolina-South Carolina line and makes its way slowly inland.

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  • Fly me to the moon - okay, says Elon Musk
Fly me to the moon - okay, says Elon Musk

SpaceX said it has signed the first private moon traveller, with some changes to its original game plan. - Footprints on the Moon - Humans have not set foot on the Moon since the final Apollo mission in 1972, capping an era of U.S. Next July will mark the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing by Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong and Buzz A...

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  • Hurricane Florence: Over 188,000 without power as monster storm batters Carolinas
Hurricane Florence: Over 188,000 without power as monster storm batters Carolinas

As of Friday morning, there were upwards of 20,000 people in 157 shelters across the state of North Carolina , and that number will only continue to climb as rescue efforts are now underway. But James said she and her family are prepared and stocked up on several items. Florence will dump 40 inches (101.6 cm) of rain in some parts of the Carolin...

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  • Hurricane Helene will be hitting Ireland next week and ah, Jaysis
Hurricane Helene will be hitting Ireland next week and ah, Jaysis

Isaac, along with Florence, Helene and two other systems increasingly likely to form, have set a hectic pace for the Atlantic - even busier than previous year when Harvey, Isaac and Maria made landfall within three weeks of each other. Mr Bowles said winds would top 80mph in parts of the United Kingdom with heavy, fast moving rain. The center of ...

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  • Gov. McMaster declares state of emergency ahead of storm arrival
Gov. McMaster declares state of emergency ahead of storm arrival

The center also said that Hurricane Isaac, much farther out to sea, has become the 5th named hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season. "Maximum sustained winds are near 65 miles per hour (100 km/h) with higher gusts". A state of emergency allows the state to mobilize resources, including the Virginia National Guard, and to position people and equi...

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  • Airlines Preparing for Impact of Hurricane Florence
Airlines Preparing for Impact of Hurricane Florence

Florence is now one of three hurricanes spinning in the Atlantic Ocean, along with Helene and Isaac . Last night, The National Hurricane Centre (NHC ) said the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's hurricane hunter has found that Florence is strengthening, and is forecast to become a major hurricane on Monday.

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  • Hurricane Isaac maintains strength behind Florence, Helene
Hurricane Isaac maintains strength behind Florence, Helene

It is projected to make landfall between Myrtle Beach, South Carolina , and Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina Thursday evening as a Category 4 Major Hurricane. The airlines affected by the waivers vary from city to city, but most are now in the path of Florence as meteorologists are tracking the category 4 storm.

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  • Tropical Storm Helene forms in eastern Atlantic
Tropical Storm Helene forms in eastern Atlantic

It's not yet clear whether Florence will threaten the United States, although forecast tracks show it could make landfall along the Carolinas. Gov. Tropical Storm Helene formed late on Friday night. The storm's maximum sustained winds are 75km/h and it is moving west at 20km/h, according to The National Hurricane Center in Miami .

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"Handmaids" are protesting at Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing

Senator Dianne Feinstein, Democrat of California, addressed Kavanaugh about abortion. Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of IL asked Kavanaugh if he would seek a delay in his hearing so the paper trail could be vetted. On the issue of gun rights, Senator Feinstein pressed Mr Kavanaugh on his previous opposition to a ban on semi-automatic rifles. The...

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  • Democratic Senators Send Fundraising Emails During Kavanaugh Hearing
Democratic Senators Send Fundraising Emails During Kavanaugh Hearing

His conservative record includes a dissenting opinion past year that would have denied immediate access to an abortion for an immigrant teenager in federal custody. If he is approved by the panel, his nomination goes to the entire Senate, where Republicans will hold a very slim 51-49 majority when Republican Jon Kyl fills the seat of the late A...

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  • Hurricane center identifies possible tropical development
Hurricane center identifies possible tropical development

It is expected to develop into hurricane. MEXICO CITY Tropical Storm Norman has formed in the eastern Pacific Ocean and forecasters say it could become a hurricane today. Marks, Florida. Tropical Storm KarenOctober 3 - Tropical Storm Karen forms in the southeastern Gulf of Mexico.October 5 - Downgraded to a depression off the coast of Louisiana...

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  • Expect a wet Labor Day weekend. The tropical wave won't help
Expect a wet Labor Day weekend. The tropical wave won't help

We are not anticipating any impacts for us, or the USA, but shifts in the forecast track are certainly possible. Regardless if it forms into a depression or tropical storm, it could bring rounds of heavy rain anywhere from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.

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  • The Trump-Wheeler Polluting Power Plan: Five Key Takeaways
The Trump-Wheeler Polluting Power Plan: Five Key Takeaways

The EPA said the new rule would allow states to develop plans for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal-fired plants. Republican attorneys general and coal industry groups filed lawsuits to block the plan , calling it an overreach of federal power, and in 2016 the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to halt its enforcement.

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  • Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend!
Perseid meteor shower peaks this weekend!

Unfortunately, weather conditions may not fully cooperate for seeing the shooting stars here in North Carolina. "This year's shower peak, however, has the added bonus of dark skies courtesy of an early-setting crescent Moon". Blake said the shower will peak the evening of Aug. 12 and the morning of August 13, but the night before and after should...

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  • Parker Solar Probe launches Saturday on mission to 'touch' the sun
Parker Solar Probe launches Saturday on mission to 'touch' the sun

It will have to push itself in the opposite direction of the Earth at approximately 53,000 miles per hours to achieve that and it will be forced to use another planet to help it achieve that goal. As reported by the Inquisitr , Dr. Parker was the first one to postulate the existence of solar wind in 1958. "We can now add solid physics to the mod...

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  • Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts to fly into space from US soil
Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts to fly into space from US soil

Public and private entities joining forces for these proto flights means the crewed test phase could be of the most monumental leaps in human spaceflight since NASA's Space Shuttle Program was retired in 2011. This will be her first trip to space. "I'll tell you, being able to launch to the International Space Station from USA soil, I can't imagi...

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  • The convergence of Mars with the Earth
The convergence of Mars with the Earth

Mars comes at opposition at an average interval of two years and two months when the planet comes close to the Earth and becomes brighter, the Ministry of Earth Science said in a statement. Also these photos were taken of the ring system at its maximum angle relative to the earth's axis. There is carbon dioxide ice in the polar caps of Mars ,...

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  • World Awaits Longest 'blood Moon' Eclipse of Century
World Awaits Longest 'blood Moon' Eclipse of Century

The next total lunar eclipse will happen on January 21, 2019, and will be visible from North America, South America, and parts of Africa, Europe and the central Pacific. North America, much of the Pacific Ocean and most of the Arctic won't see a thing. The "blood moon" eclipse, as seen from KLCC in Kuala Lumpur July 28, 2018.

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  • July’s ‘blood moon’ will be the longest lunar eclipse of the century
July’s ‘blood moon’ will be the longest lunar eclipse of the century

During the eclipse, the moon will appear red, giving it the nickname " blood moon ". The last time a total lunar eclipse lasted almost as long was on July 16, 2000, with a total duration of one hour and 46 minutes. This is the longest total lunar eclipse of the century . It will be a super moon as well, which is a full moon or new moon that ...

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  • Caribbean islands issue watches for Hurricane Beryl
Caribbean islands issue watches for Hurricane Beryl

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello declared a state of emergency for the island that is still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Maria past year. Beryl is the easternmost hurricane to form from an African wave in July on record, according to University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science hurricane researcher Bri...

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  • India Vows to Stop Plastic Use by 2022
India Vows to Stop Plastic Use by 2022

Badminton star Saina Nehwal posted: "The movement to beat plastic pollution is growing and I urge you to http://join.You can#BeatPlasticPollution by sharing a video or photo on this #WorldEnvironmentDay.I would like to challenge my friends to spread this initiative @parupallik @PRANNOYHSPRI @GuruSaiDutt1".

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  • SpaceX delays plans to send space tourists to circle moon
SpaceX delays plans to send space tourists to circle moon

The rocket will carry the SES-12 satellite to orbit for the Luxembourg-based telecom company SES . SES-12 is capable of broadcasting and providing broadband data services focused on the high-growth Asia-Pacific region. The first stage is part of the Falcon 9 "Block 4" build, which is an older variant that SpaceX is phasing out. Elon Musk'...

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  • Canadian government to buy troubled Trans Mountain pipeline
Canadian government to buy troubled Trans Mountain pipeline

Finance Minister Bill Morneau's "don't worry, be happy" approach relies on saying there are plenty of investors who will be prepared to take the pipeline off Ottawa's hands once it is built. "He has responsibilities as the leader of the Government of Canada and I have responsibilities as the leader of the Government of British Columbia".

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  • Subtropical Storm Alberto: Florida governor declares state of emergency ahead of storm
Subtropical Storm Alberto: Florida governor declares state of emergency ahead of storm

Alberto was moving north at 13 miles per hour with 40-mph sustained winds. The system is expect to intensify during the weekend and will likely consolidate into a tropical storm at some point on Sunday. A Storm Surge Watch also is in effect from Horseshoe Beach, Florida, to the Mississippi River. Associates at the Ramada Plaza Beach Resort sai...

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