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

Hurricane Florence weakens slightly as it moves toward USA coast: NHC A state of emergency has been declared in Georgia, making it the fifth state to do so, as authorities warned of storm surges and catastrophic flooding. Their entire neighborhood evacuated in Wilmington, North Carolina, David and Janelle Garrigus planned to ride out Florence at their daughter's one-bedroom apartment in Charlotte. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: North Carolina residents urged to leave

Hurricane Florence: North Carolina residents urged to leave So far, it's estimate more than 1.7 million Americans have heeded the warnings about Hurricane Florence. But it could have been worse: Labor Day marked the end of the peak tourism season in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and other coastal getaways. [Full Article...]

Three New Fish Species Discovered in Extreme Ocean Depths

Three New Fish Species Discovered in Extreme Ocean Depths Their bodies are built to handle the extreme pressure found in the deepest parts of the ocean , said scientists. A massive worldwide team consisting of 40 scientists launched an expedition to one of the deepest places on Earth. The fish are said to have a gelatinous structure that is perfectly adapted to the extreme pressure at the bottom of the trench. The depths the snailfish live at puts the... [Full Article...]

CLOSINGS: Several schools close ahead of Hurricane Florence

As of 8 p.m., the storm was centered 335 miles (540 kilometers) southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina , moving northwest at 16 mph (26 kph). Although slow weakening is expected to begin by late Thursday, Florence is still forecast to be an extremely risky major hurricane when it nears the US coast late Thursday and Friday. [Full Article...]

Fears as Hurricane Florence nears United States coast

Forecasters warned as the storm continues to widen - and it is likely to linger along the coast for days - the hurricane will bring seawater surging onto land along with torrential downpours. Hundreds of thousands of people have already evacuated. He also urged those outside of the evacuation zones to be prepared. "Do not focus on the wind speed category of #Hurricane #Florence! " the Nati... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence is producing waves as high as 83 feet

Forecasters said Florence could become an extremely unsafe major hurricane sometime Monday and remain that way for days. The massive storm is threatening the East Coast of the U.S. "That's the primary driver of the evacuations that are underway by the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia right now". "This is going to be a Mike Tyson punch to the Carolina coast ". [Full Article...]

Wind approaches outer banks of North Carolina

Wind approaches outer banks of North Carolina The forecast track has the storm moving slowly along the coast throughout Friday and into Saturday. Weather Underground meteorology director Jeff Masters said Florence eventually could strike as merely a Category 1 hurricane with winds less than 100 miles per hour (160 kph), but that's still enough to cause at least $1 billion in damage. [Full Article...]

'Very dangerous' hurricane starts battering US East Coast

The poorly organized, 45-mph storm is not expected to strengthen but should maintain its tropical storm strength for the next few days. "We are in constant contact with moms who are close to delivery dates, before the storm, and we advise them to maybe leave the county, because there is a time. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence has weakened but it will still be devastating

What also makes Florence extremely risky are the deadly storm surges, mammoth coastal flooding and historic rainfall expected far inland. Hurricane Florence is making its way to the Carolinas, where the storm is expected to hit late Thursday into Friday. [Full Article...]

‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Florence is now packing winds of 220 km/h

‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Florence is now packing winds of 220 km/h He estimated about 1 million residents would flee the coast of his state, following earlier orders for the evacuation of more than 50,000 people from the southern-most Outer Banks barrier islands of North Carolina. Currently, Florence has winds of 140 miles per hour (220 kilometers/hour), making it a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, the National Hurricane Center ... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence still poses grave threat despite weaker winds

President Donald Trump declared states of emergency for North and SC and Virginia, opening the way for federal aid. Because Hurricane Florence is so unbelievably massive, astronauts had to use a super wide-angle lens to capture photographs of the monstrous storm from space. [Full Article...]

Time almost up: Fierce Hurricane Florence aims at Southeast - Story | WFLD

A high-pressure ridge over the Central and Eastern US is said to be blocking the storm's further movement along its original vectors, though it could still curve again once over land. Isaac is expected to reach the islands, which remain under a tropical storm warning , by Thursday afternoon and cross the Caribbean through Saturday. [Full Article...]

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos gives $2bn to help the homeless

The fund will be split between Day 1 Families Fund and Day 1 Academies Fund. Its vision statement comes from Mary's Place in Seattle: no child sleeps outside. In addition to Amazon, my area of focus so far have included investment in the future of our planet and civilization through the development of foundational space infrastructure, support of American democracy through stewardship of the W... [Full Article...]

More than a thousand flights canceled in advance of Hurricane Florence

The storm's winds may have weakened in recent days - they are now at 110mph (175km/h) - but there are fears Florence's slow-moving nature could bring different problems. These could be as high as 13ft (4m) along parts of the North Carolina coast. The hurricane is expected to stall along the coast through Friday , which could result in as much as 30 inches of rain being dumped on both Carolinas ... [Full Article...]

NOAA director warns of 'serious situation' ahead of Hurricane Florence

NOAA director warns of 'serious situation' ahead of Hurricane Florence Stay with Spectrum News and Weather on the 1s for updates on the storm . If you do, move to a higher ground before the storm arrives. A storm covering enormous area, to drench and lash more people. It is expected to make landfall in the area later this week. . Florence's path remains uncertain. North and SC and Virginia declared emergencies earlier in the week. [Full Article...]

'Monster' Hurricane Florence takes aim at U.S. Southeast

'Monster' Hurricane Florence takes aim at U.S. Southeast Florence is lashing the state with "heavy rainbands with tropical-storm-force winds spreading across the Outer Banks and Coastal Southeastern North Carolina ", the briefing said. President Donald Trump has declared states of emergency for North and SC and Virginia, and 1.7 million people have been warned to leave. "It's a big one", he said. [Full Article...]

California locked in to carbon-free power by 2045

California locked in to carbon-free power by 2045 The law, known as SB 100, also sets goals of 50 percent clean energy by 2025 and 60 percent by 2030. As of 2017, the previous year for which complete data is available, the state got 44 percent of its electricity from renewable sources , including 15 percent from large hydroelectric projects, just over 10 percent from solar, and 9 percent from wind power. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence's path: Track the storm here

Hurricane Florence's path: Track the storm here It's the latest advisory - albeit from a different perspective - that residents from Maryland to Georgia should be prepared for a unsafe storm. Cooper and South Carolina Gov. As the storm moves inland, Georgia, Virginia, and Maryland will also be in peril. Florence is set to reach the coastline of North and SC with the risk of flooding at an extreme high. [Full Article...]

Pluto can get the status of the ninth planet

Pluto can get the status of the ninth planet They chose to demote Pluto in an extreme redefinition of planethood that seemed to favour scientific reasoning over historic and cultural influences. With that definition, Pluto lost its planet status . "The only planet that has more complex geology is the Earth". The researchers argue that intrinsic properties should be used to make the distinction, not things like orbit, which can change. [Full Article...]

Japan launches bid to end ban on commercial whaling

Japan launches bid to end ban on commercial whaling Nations opposed to whaling plan to renew a long-standing proposal for the creation of a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary , after previous proposals were knocked down by the pro-whaling lobby. Six member nations did not send delegations, while seven countries that did - majority African - have not paid their fees and were barred from voting. [Full Article...]


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