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Hurricane Florence Grows Stronger, Heads Toward US East Coast

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East Coast. Some inland flooding is anticipated, but due to the recent dry spell, a repeat of 2016's Hurricane Matthew flooding is unlikely, unless the storm stalls over the coast and continues to feed off the warm ocean waters. Florence is a 140-mph, major Category 4 storm, moving to the west-northwest at 13 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center's latest advisory . Read More »

More rain expected this weekend

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Details regarding strong winds and heavy rain along the East Coast will become clearer after the weekend. Rain will not be widespread, so it is not expected to be a wash-out. Creeks and streams could see rapid rises. By Sunday , the threat for heavy rain really begins to ramp up as a cold front starts making its move across the state. Read More »

S.B. 100: California clean energy bill is now law

California is the second USA state after Hawaii to commit to carbon-free energy. "California is showing the world that a transition to 100 percent clean energy is within reach and it will continue to drive the transition away from fossil fuels - and it is doing this while the federal government abandons clean energy". Read More »

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity snaps dusty selfie - 9/7/2018 1:02:54 PM

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The Curiosity is currentlydoing its thing on the Vera Rubin Ridge , a stop on its way up Mount Sharp. The panorama also showed umber skies and signs of a global dust storm at the horizon. This was Curiosity's third attempt to drill into the Pettegrove Point formation, and the only one to be successful, JPL revealed in a blog post from August 13. Read More »

Southeast braces for intensifying Hurricane Florence

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Florence was set to lash Bermuda and the Bahamas on Tuesday and Wednesday but not directly hit the islands while on its westward course toward the United States, the National Hurricane Centre said Sunday. "Presume that a major hurricane is going to hit right smack dab in the middle of SC". Florence could bring a deadly coastal storm surge, and inland flooding as far north as Virginia, the NHC said. Read More »

Florence upgraded to a Category 4 and approaching the Carolinas

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WeatherBELL meteorologist Joe Bastardi tells CBN News that Florence will have a comparable impact to the infamous hurricanes Hugo and Hazel. North Carolina ordered residents to evacuate the state's Outer Banks barrier islands, and the governors of Virginia, North Carolina and SC declared states of emergency. Read More »

Olivia expected to pass over Hawaii as a tropical storm

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The storm was the second-wettest tropical system to affect the United States and the wettest tropical system on record in Hawaii , surpassing Hurricane Hiki in 1950. As a result, a Hurricane Watch and Tropical Storm Warning are in effect for the Cabo Verde islands of Santiago, Fogo and Brava. The bad news is that Olivia will continue tracking west to west-southwest around a large area of high pressure located across the northern Pacific Ocean. Read More »

Tropical Storm Florence: SC Governor Declares State of Emergency

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The forecast cone for Hurricane Florence at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. The Navy said all ships in Virginia's coastal Hampton Roads area were preparing to leave port for open seas Monday. A tropical storm warning and hurricane watch are in effect for the Cabo Verde islands of Santiago, Fogo, and Brava. The storm had been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm last week before it began to strengthen again over the Atlantic late Friday. Read More »

'First known omnivorous shark species identified'

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Now researchers have discovered that one particular species, bonnethead sharks , also dine on seagrass to meet their nutritional needs. This was taken up by the seagrass , giving it a distinctive chemical signature . Researchers have identified the world's first ever omnivorous shark , which eats both plants and fishes, and surprised to find it far more intelligent in understanding the marine ecosystem than previously thought. Read More »

Russian Federation suggests sabotage on the International Space Station

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Based near Peterborough, he is happy to travel anywhere in the world to cover news stories, write feature articles or report on conferences. Investigators did not specify whether they believed the hole was drilled on Earth or in space, but Russia's Roscosmos space agency did not exclude the possibility of sabotage. Read More »

Hurricane Florence track: What models show for East Coast

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The storm is looking more likely to threaten parts of the East Coast. Though Florence was no longer a hurricane Friday , the National Weather Service forecast that it would return to hurricane strength Sunday or Monday, and could be a major storm - Category 3 or higher - by Tuesday morning. Read More »

UC Researchers Discover Plant-Eating Shark

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The rest of its diet is composed of crabs, snail, shrimp, fishes, and other smaller aquatic animals. The researchers say the sharks may have special enzymes in their stomach acid that allows them to break down the cellulose in the plants. Read More »

Hirono grills Supreme Court nominee for past views on Native Hawaiians

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Wade abortion rights ruling subject to being overturned. The chain is one of numerous hundreds of thousands of documents from Kavanaugh's time as White House staff secretary that were categorized as "committee confidential" by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), meaning committee members may review them but they are not to be released to the public. Read More »

French sports minister resigns

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De Rugy was active in environmental politics for 25 years before opposing what he called a shift further left by the French Green party. As sports minister, the 46-year-old Flessel was involved in France's winning bid to host the 2024 Olympics and 2023 Rugby World Cup. Read More »

Scientists invent new form of solar power

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Natural photosynthesis makes the bare minimum amount of energy a plant needed - around 1-2 percent of what it could potentially convert and store, Sokol said in a statement on the university's website. The enzyme hydrogenase can be detected in the algae. As the name suggests, this field encompasses efforts to do what plants to - split water molecules into energy-bestowing hydrogen and breathable oxygen using natural sunlight - ourselves in a way that's more energy efficient. Read More »

Kavanaugh: Trump isn't above the law

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He condemned the spate of U.S. school shootings, but defended an opinion he wrote questioning whether semi-automatic rifles could be banned. Trump has often criticised the federal judiciary, and some liberals fear Kavanaugh could serve as a rubber stamp for the president. Read More »

Who is Donald Trump's 'controversial' Supreme Court nominee?

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Richard Blumenthal and others who wouldn't even permit Republican Committee Chairman Charles Grassley to deliver an innocuous opening statement without interruption and disruption. Clearly liberals have no respect for the rule of law or the U.S. Constitution - the cornerstone of our democracy. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., he declined to say whether that case was properly decided. Read More »

Brett Kavanaugh sidesteps Senate questions on Roe v Wade

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Read his opening statement if you want to understand the scope of what Senate Republicans are seeking to achieve by rushing the Kavanaugh nomination through before anyone has a meaningful chance to review more information about his 35 months of executive branch service. Read More »

A space elevator? Japan looks to conduct its first test this month

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A team of Japanese researchers working on a "space elevator" will run its first trial through a miniature version next week . According to a report in Japan's Mainichi news service, two small 10cm square satellites will be released from the International Space Station after being delivered on September 11. Read More »

Planet Nine may exist, but it might be hiding behind Neptune ZlotoNews

With the planet thought to orbit so far from Earth-based telescopes, it could be impossible to find with current telescopes. Named Planet Nine, the mysterious object is 10 times larger than our Earth and it is now 20 times farther away from the sun than Neptune, the most distanced planet in our solar system. Read More »

Kavanaugh defends his net neutrality dissent in Senate hearing

The first day of hearings for Kavanaugh was marked by frequent protests and calls from Senate Democrats for the process to be suspended until more relevant documents are made public. Will any Republicans ask tough questions? Despite the senator's criticism Tuesday, Republicans are unlikely to offer any tough opposition. The president lashed out at the Democrats for their "despicable" behaviour. Read More »

Tropical Storm Gordon moves over land near AL-MS border

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In Pensacola, Florida, a child was killed when the wind felled a tree onto a mobile home. According to the NHC, Gordon made landfall late Tuesday night about 30 miles east of Biloxi, MS, and 35 miles southwest of Mobile, AL. The last hurricane to strike the U.S. was Nate last October, coming ashore in Biloxi with 120 km/h winds. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency, as did New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell. Read More »

Gordon Hits Gulf Coast

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Between 4 inches and 6 inches are forecast for southern Alabama, southern MS and Louisiana. Trees sway as Storm Gordon descends on Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S., September 3, 2018 in this still image taken from a video obtained from social media. Read More »

Was it sabotage? Russian chief’s shock suspicion about space station leak

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One possibility, according to a space industry source speaking to the Russian state news agency TASS , is that the hole was the result of a botched fix. Because the issue involves a Russian spacecraft, NASA had no immediate comment. NASA hasn't yet commented on what might have caused the 2-millimeter (0.08 inches) hole, which resulted in temporary and minor depressurization before astronauts successfully patched it on August 30. Read More »

Dozens of elephants massacred after anti-poaching unit disarmed

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Described as " Africa's last Eden , " it draws thousands of visitors annually. 87 carcasses were recently discovered by the NGO Elephants Without Borders during an aerial survey of the nation, which has always been considered one of the continent's most reliable strongholds against elephant poaching. Read More »

NASA plans 45-day effort to get its Mars rover back

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As mentioned on the NASA Conversion Challenge website, this will also be implemented on Earth by using both waste and atmospheric Carbon dioxide as a resource. The first is the submission phase, where in individuals and teams will share their designs as well as detailed outlines explaining their physical-chemical process for turning Carbon dioxide into glucose. Read More »

Florence becomes a hurricane in the Atlantic

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Gordon's top sustained winds are 65 miles per hour, but the storm is forecast to go above the 74 miles per hour threshold to be a hurricane before hitting land late Tuesday or on Wednesday. The storm's maximum sustained winds Tuesday morning are near 75 miles per hour. "A slower northwestward motion is forecast to begin Thursday and continue through the weekend". Read More »

Tropical storm Gordon moving quickly across eastern Gulf of Mexico: NHC

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I literally had to grab his hand and help him. As the storm crossed Florida's southern tip on Monday morning, officials closed the beaches in Miami-Dade County and warned of possible street flooding. 4 near the border between Louisiana and MS, and drop as much as 8 inches (20 cm) of rain in some areas of the U.S. South still reeling from hurricanes a year ago. Read More »

"Planet Nine" Might Be Invisible, Hiding Beyond Neptune, Scientists Think

As Washington Post reports, scientists are keeping their fingers crossed that upcoming telescopes will be able to peer far enough, and with enough sensitivity, to see exactly what is out there. Astronomers said there is a brick wall at a distance of 1,000 AU, and this could be part of the reason why spotting the planet has proved hard. This means that at an orbital distance of 600 astronomical units (AU), a body could be 160,000 dimmer than Neptune, which orbits 30 AU away from the sun. Read More »

Governments 'not ready' for Poland climate change talks - Fiji PM

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Hahm. "Inadequate climate finance compromises the capacity of the developing world to survive the climate crisis", she said. Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of UN Climate Change , said: "I am pleased that our institutions are strengthening the collaboration to address the challenges of climate change. Read More »

Theresa May: No compromise, second referendum on Brexit plan

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The former Foreign Secretary said the Chequers Plan was a "fix" that can only lead to victory for Brussels. While Johnson said the so-called transition or implementation period after 2019 - during which Britain will effectively remain a full member of the EU, but with no representation on the European Council or in the European Parliament - allowed the Prime Minister ample time to turn back to the proper, free trade agreement based Brexit she used to advocate, his article is widely seen ... Read More »