New evacuations ordered because of Florence flooding, dam breaches in NC

Wilmington, population 120,000, was still mostly an island surrounded by floodwaters, and people waited for hours Tuesday for handouts of food, water and tarps. The six-time NBA champion, who played high-school basketball in Wilmington, North Carolin... More..

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Trump Visits Hurricane-Damaged North Carolina
by | Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Trump Visits Hurricane-Damaged North Carolina

Trump promised, "Whatever we have to do at the federal level, we will be there". With Wilmington still mostly an island surrounded by Hurricane Florence's floodwaters and residents waiting in hours-long lin...More..

Death toll rises to 13 as Hurricane Florence continues to wreak havoc
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Death toll rises to 13 as Hurricane Florence continues to wreak havoc

Three died in one inland county, Duplin, because of water on roads and flash floods, the sheriff's office said. More than 2.4 million people were evacuated from China's southern Guangdong province ahead of th...More..

Looters arrested as Florence wreaks havoc in North Carolina
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Looters arrested as Florence wreaks havoc in North Carolina

In South Carolina's Union County, a 61-year-old woman was killed Friday night when the vehicle she was driving struck a downed tree, state emergency management spokesman Antonio Diggs said. "I feel like the dum...More..

Hurricane Florence to deliver 'life-threatening' surges, rain despite downgrade
by | Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Hurricane Florence to deliver 'life-threatening' surges, rain despite downgrade

Coastal North Carolina felt the first bite of Hurricane Florence on Thursday as winds began to rise, a prelude to the slow-moving tempest that forecasters warned would cause catastrophic flooding across a wid...More..

Hurricane Florence makes landfall, set to inundate Carolinas
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Hurricane Florence makes landfall, set to inundate Carolinas

The storm has caused power outages, flooding and structural damage to several homes and businesses in North and SC. Amber Parker, a spokeswoman for Craven County, where New Bern is located, told CNN early F...More..

Storm surge could be Hurricane Florence's deadliest, most destructive threat
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Storm surge could be Hurricane Florence's deadliest, most destructive threat

Steve Troxler, North Carolina's Agriculture Commissioner, says preparation is key to minimizing losses. Power outages from Florence , which was downgraded to a tropical storm early Friday evening, have top...More..

Hurricane Florence creating 80-foot tall waves?
by | Saturday, September 15, 2018

Hurricane Florence creating 80-foot tall waves?

A smaller hurricane dubbed Isaac is reportedly heading for the Caribbean, while Hurricane Helene - now also in the Atlantic - is forecast to track towards the UK. "It is imperative that everyone follow lo...More..

NASA showed how it looks from space a hurricane
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

NASA showed how it looks from space a hurricane "Florence"

SC ordered an estimated 1 million people to evacuate its coast. Winds of tropical storm strength could reach Puerto Rico on Friday morning. Schools, state government offices and medical facilities, includin...More..

Jeff Bezos launches $2 billion fund for homeless
by | Friday, September 14, 2018

Jeff Bezos launches $2 billion fund for homeless

In a Thursday tweet and an address before 1,000-plus people in Washington, D.C., Bezos pledged $2 billion of his fortune toward preschool programs in low-income communities and providing food and shelter for ...More..

Hurricane Florence has weakened but it will still be devastating
by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hurricane Florence has weakened but it will still be devastating

The storms path is promising to bring even more devastation than first predicted to the Carolinas and parts of Georgia. Another four million people are under a tropical storm watch. Nathan Deal declared ...More..

by | Thursday, September 13, 2018

These neighbors are riding out Hurricane Florence on an island

Hurricane Florence is blasting toward the Carolinas, carrying sustained winds of up to 130 miles per hour and the threat of "life-threatening storm surge and rainfall", the National Hurricane Center says. ...More..

Florence expected to become major hurricane, risk to East Coast increasing
by | Saturday, September 08, 2018

Florence expected to become major hurricane, risk to East Coast increasing

Late Friday, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper late Friday declared a state of emergency . The hurricane center cautions that the swells "are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions...More..

Baby killed as Tropical Storm Gordon pummeled Florida
by | Friday, September 07, 2018

Baby killed as Tropical Storm Gordon pummeled Florida

The center of Gordon is expected to track northwest today and eventually the weather will quiet down in Alabama. Gordon continues to weaken and spin over central Mississippi. And in Kansas, where hundreds of ...More..

Gordon makes landfall as Florence gains strength as category 2 hurricane
by | Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Gordon makes landfall as Florence gains strength as category 2 hurricane

The storm was producing gusty winds and heavy rain along the coast of the western Florida Panhandle and along the Texas coast, the National Hurricane Center said in an afternoon advisory. Tropical Storm Warn...More..

Tropical Storm Gordon threatens Gulf Coast, hurricane warning in place
by | Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Tropical Storm Gordon threatens Gulf Coast, hurricane warning in place

The Florida Keys have already experienced the heavy rain and wind from the tropical storm. In Mississippi, Gov. Phil Bryant declared a state of emergency , as well, and said state resources are being mobilized...More..

California becomes first state to end cash bail
by | Thursday, August 30, 2018

California becomes first state to end cash bail

That could potentially create a patchwork system based on where a suspect lives. Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada Flintridge) said his bill would address concerns raised by incidents including the Febru...More..

Malcolm Turnbull says unity is 'critical' after surviving leadership spill
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

Malcolm Turnbull says unity is 'critical' after surviving leadership spill

Adding to the prime minister's woes have been a string of poor poll results. Asked on Nine whether Dutton was going to have a crack at the leadership, Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne said "abso...More..

EPA plans to roll back emissions standards on power plants
by | Friday, August 24, 2018

EPA plans to roll back emissions standards on power plants

The agency projects that scrapping the Clean Power Plan entirely would increase the number of premature deaths in 2030 by no more than 1,740. The CPP, which Obama's EPA finalized in 2015, sought to reduce...More..

Malcolm Turnbull wins leadership challenge
by | Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Malcolm Turnbull wins leadership challenge

After Peter Costello declined to stand for the Liberal leadership after the 2007 election defeat, Brendan Nelson tried to fill the giant shoes of John Howard and failed. While Turnbull has won the day, the batt...More..

Should you really be scared about weed killer in your cereal?
by | Saturday, August 18, 2018

Should you really be scared about weed killer in your cereal?

A study of dozens of popular oat-based breakfast foods delivered sobering news this week when nearly all of the products examined by the Environmental Working Group (EWG ) were found to contain the chemical g...More..

Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks
by | Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks

This is possibly the best meteor shower this year which will streak across the sky Sunday night into Monday morning. The Perseids are dust and debris from the Comet Swift-Tuttle, AccuWeather explains . T...More..

Partial Solar Eclipse 11 Aug, 2018: Time, Myths, Guidelines, more
by | Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Partial Solar Eclipse 11 Aug, 2018: Time, Myths, Guidelines, more

Southern Australia saw a partial solar eclipse on July 13, and Antarctica and South America witnessed one on February 15 of this year. Astrophotographer Xavier Jubier took this photo of the partial solar...More..

by | Friday, August 03, 2018

Trump administration plans to lower auto emissions standards

The EPA says that current fuel economy standards could add more than $2,000 to the cost of a new vehicle, leading drivers to hold onto their older, less safe vehicles rather than upgrade to newer machines. But ...More..

Next Month, NASA Will Be Declaring Crew Members For SpaceX And Boeing
by | Friday, August 03, 2018

Next Month, NASA Will Be Declaring Crew Members For SpaceX And Boeing

SpaceX's Dragon crew ship, on display at the company's Hawthorne, Calif., factory in 2014. Although both Boeing and SpaceX still have a few milestones to reach before the launch of their respective astro...More..

Mars close to Earth USA: How to watch approach again
by | Thursday, August 02, 2018

Mars close to Earth USA: How to watch approach again

But, when and where can I see it? This year's close approach is not a record-breaker. " Mars will be closest today, 31 July, but it will be very close for many weeks meaning telescope owners can get sup...More..

Liquid water lake found on Mars
by | Thursday, July 26, 2018

Liquid water lake found on Mars

Announced today at a press conference in Rome, the results are detailed in a study appearing in the July 26 edition of Science . Water, of course, is a prerequisite for life as we know it. Using the MAR...More..

by | Thursday, July 19, 2018

Blue Origin plans high-altitude escape test on launch Wednesday

One company sent up a system created to provide reliable WiFi connectivity in space, while another added a number of textiles to the capsule so they could test their viability for use in space suits. "Mannequ...More..

Ex-FBI Lawyer Testifies to House Panels on 2016 Anti-Trump Texts
by | Sunday, July 15, 2018

Ex-FBI Lawyer Testifies to House Panels on 2016 Anti-Trump Texts

But in defending himself and his agency, Strzok had to weather hours of attacks by Republicans, whose accusations drifted from personal animus toward President Donald Trump to blatant lying and moral miscondu...More..

Eastern Canada Heat Wave Continues, Causing Several Deaths In Montreal
by | Thursday, July 05, 2018

Eastern Canada Heat Wave Continues, Causing Several Deaths In Montreal

Montreal firefighters and police have been rolling out its emergency response efforts looking for people who may be at risk of health complications during this extreme heat wave. "We can anticipate seeing more ...More..