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Some steadfast residents to stay put as Hurricane Florence approaches

Winds are now expected at slightly less extreme levels, around the 120 miles-per-hour level associated with a Category 3 storm. Florence is a large hurricane ...


Evacuations in U.S. ahead of Hurricane Florence

A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for... "Get prepared on the East Coast, this is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you", Gerst said. Hurricane Florence ha...


Hurricane Florence weakens, but still a strong flood threat

Alice Drive Middle School received an email from Jeff Goldstein, who is the director of the Student Space Flight program, that included photos of Hurricane Flo...


Scientists in the Pacific Ocean discovered new sea creatures

Amid the contemporary discoveries are what the team assumes to be three novel species of Snailfish. Almost 25,000 feet below the surface , the Newcastle Univ...


Georgia Declares Emergency as Hurricane Florence Approaches

The decision came hours after revised forecasts showed the potential for a greater impact on SC from the hurricane , so the game's cancellation will free up ho...


Wind approaches outer banks of North Carolina

Florence is expected to arrive in southeast North Carolina on Friday morning before drifting south into SC. This storm surge can be deadly and then the floo...


Stunning Weather Channel Video Shows Why Storm Surges Are So Dangerous

At 5:00 pm (0230 IST), Florence was over the Atlantic Ocean about 160 kilometers east-southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina, and moving west-northwest at five...


Hurricane Florence from space: "A no-kidding nightmare"

The National Hurricane Center says the storm is gathering power as it moves towards land, and "is expected to be an extremely risky major hurricane" by Thursd...


NASA posts incredible video of Hurricane Florence from space

That funding can not be spent on disaster response, they said. Administration officials say Mr. Merkley and MSNBC got it all wrong. Town manager Michael Cra...


Hurricane Florence weakens slightly as it moves toward US coast: NHC

Airlines have begun to cancel flights at Raleigh-Durham International Airport in advance of Hurricane Florence . "They have no idea what "overwash" of an isl...


Hurricane Florence begins to batter U.S. east coast

Ken Graham, the director of the National Hurricane Center, said: "It truly is really about the whole size of this storm". The coastal surge from Florence co...


International Space Station Captures Remarkable Size of Hurricane Florence

Still, the storm has the capacity for huge destruction. Winds this morning reached 130 miles per hour (200 km/h) and will likely strengthen before it arrives, o...


People Have Spotted Something Hilariously NSFW About Hurricane Florence

Florence's winds weakened as it drew closer to land, dropping from a peak of 140 miles per hour (225 kph) earlier in the week, and the hurricane was downgrade...


Hurricane Florence: Mapping the thousands of animal waste lagoons, nuclear sites threatened

Roy Cooper said on Thursday. Hurricane-force winds now extend up to 80 miles and tropical-storm-force winds extend up to 195 miles from the center of the sto...


UN Secretary General alarmed by paralysis of world leaders on climate change

The pledge made by world leaders in the Paris Agreement three years ago to stop temperature rising by less than 2-degree-Celsius and working to keep the inc...


Governor Deal issues State of Emergency across Georgia

Warmer waters, which are about 2-3 degrees warmer than usual, are also fueling the storm. A high-definition video camera outside the space station captured st...


Toronto Liberal MPs slam Ford's 'heavy-handed' use of notwithstanding clause

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau comments on Ontario's use of the notwithstanding clause while in Saskatchewan. Ford countered that Horwath was clearly trying ...


USA airlines prepare for arrival of Hurricane Florence

A hurricane warning is in effect from the South Santee River in SC to Duck, North Carolina. "Please be prepared, be careful and be SAFE!" For many people,...


Ailing orca J50 likely dead: whale researcher

The search at this point is just a matter of protocol, he said. The three-year-old orca, known as J50, has been not been since Friday off San Juan Island. The...


NASA Mulls Turning Rockets And Spacecraft Into Corporate Billboards

According to the Washington Post , the US space agency is considering "boosting its brand" by putting the names of spacecraft on the market for corporate sp...


Don't Be Fooled by Hurricane Florence Being 'Downgraded.' It's Still Very Dangerous

Forecasters anxious the storm's damage will be all the worse if it lingers on the coast. Some airports are already closed, others may cease operations Thursda...


Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos launches a $2 billion philanthropic fund

The child will be the customer". With a personal fortune of $163.8 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, the Amazon.com Inc. chief executive...


'Monster' storm Florence: What you need to know

Rising tides moved closer to the dunes in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., on Thursday as Hurricane Florence approached the east coast. Though Florence has been down...


Hurricane Florence threatens millions on US East Coast

More than 10 million people are under a storm watch or warning in Virginia and the Carolinas, where up to 40 inches of rain could fall. Large and risky, Hurr...


Everything you need to know about Hurricane Florence

Storm surge , the rise in seawater above normally dry land at the coast, could rise a story high. The storm could cause a life-threatening storm surge, essent...


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

It's merely a goal, with no mandate or penalty for falling short. A bill Brown signed Monday sets a goal of phasing out fossil fuels from the state's electricit...


Hurricane Florence still a threat despite downgrade

And if Florence weren't enough, other storms out there are threatening people. "This is a storm that is historic, maybe once in a lifetime". Florence is set t...


Pluto remained a planet

According to a new study , the IAU definition for a planet does not make much sense because astronomers have not used it in their work when discussing planet...


Pro- and anti- whaling nations set for clash in Brazil

Japan argues that stocks of Minke whales and other species have recovered and proposes setting new catch quotas "for species whose stocks are recognized as hea...


As Hurricane Florence nears, expat Islander braces for storm in North Carolina

SC authorities have turned four motorways into one-way routes away from the coast to speed the exodus. Forecasters have adjusted Hurricane Florence's projec...


Oldest known artwork found in Mossel Bay

A drawing made with ochre pigment on silcrete stone, found in the Blombos cave east of Cape Town, South Africa. They said the pattern appearing on the fragmen...


Hurricane Florence's uncertain track sows fear; 10 million in crosshairs

Florence interrupted her stay on North Carolina's Outer Banks. Most other beachgoers were long done. "Officials said Hurricane Florence has the potential t...


Solar plan to power half the world ‘could turn Sahara green’

Unlike the wind farms, the solar arrays had very little effect on wind speed. The model revealed wind farms caused regional warming of near-surface air temp...


Hurricane Florence packing a 'Mike Tyson punch', says top U.S. official

Appeals to stay safe came from as far away as space as German astronaut Alexander Gerst tweeted pictures of the monster storm taken from the International S...


UNC Storm Surge Expert Warns Of Potentially 'Catastrophic' Florence

There are concerns that it could knock out power for weeks. "Protection of life is the absolute highest priority", he added. "I ask all Georgians to join me...