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When will it end? Florence's floodwaters rising in Carolinas

When will it end? Florence's floodwaters rising in Carolinas As floodwaters continue to rise, concerns are growing about the environmental and health dangers lurking in the water. In a later post on Twitter, Trump wrote: "Right now, everybody is saying what a great job we are doing with Hurricane Florence - and they are 100% correct". [Full Article...]

SpaceX moon passenger to invite artists on journey

SpaceX moon passenger to invite artists on journey The event, held in SpaceX's Southern California headquarters, will be broadcast live via a YouTube stream. Elon Musk-founded SpaceX has announced that the company's first private passenger to the Moon will be Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa . [Full Article...]

North Carolina city cut off by Florence floodwaters

North Carolina city cut off by Florence floodwaters But South Carolina wasn't entirely spared: Myrtle Beach was hit with more than 7 inches of rain. "Our roads are flooded", he said. "There are no roads. Horry County Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard said 63-year-old Mark Carter King and 61-year-old Debra Collins Rion were killed by breathing in carbon monoxide. [Full Article...]

Elon Musk unveils first tourist for SpaceX 'Moon loop'

Elon Musk unveils first tourist for SpaceX 'Moon loop' Musk's vision of an interplanetary future may be somewhere in between dreams and delusion, but at the very least he has helped inspire a new generation of enthusiasts, the way the Apollo era did in the 1960s. Musk outlined a somewhat different SpaceX lunar mission a year ago. The response tweet sent Musk's fanbase into a myriad of speculations. The company is still developing the BFR rock... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence makes landfall in N.Carolina

Hurricane Florence makes landfall in N.Carolina In the town of New Bern, flooding began nearly immediately after the storm hit. The town's public information officer, Colleen Roberts, told CNN 150 more people were awaiting rescue and that citizens were going out in their boats to help, despite blowing waters and swift currents. [Full Article...]

NC resident dies plugging in a generator, marking 4th storm-related death

NC resident dies plugging in a generator, marking 4th storm-related death North Carolina corrections officials said more than 3,000 people were relocated from adult prisons and juvenile centers in the path of Florence, and more than 300 county prisoners were transferred to state facilities. The storm was downgraded from a Category 1 hurricane to a tropical storm late Friday. By Friday evening, the centre of the storm had moved to eastern SC, about 15 miles northeast... [Full Article...]

Millions prepare as Hurricane Florence approaches Southeast coast of the U.S.

Millions prepare as Hurricane Florence approaches Southeast coast of the U.S. 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. "It is likely some areas will flood that have never flooded before". Shutdowns also were possible at two more plants in the path of predicted hurricane-force wi... [Full Article...]

SpaceX to send world's first private passenger around Moon

SpaceX to send world's first private passenger around Moon The BFR , which Elon Musk said can carry up to 100 people when it was first touted previous year, will fly around the moon as part of the personal trip. SpaceX was tight-lipped about the financial terms of the deal and the identity of the individuals. However, around the same time, Musk told reporters that his space company had no plans to use the world's most powerful operational launch vehicle... [Full Article...]

Carolinas Brace for Extremely Dangerous Hurricane Florence

Carolinas Brace for Extremely Dangerous Hurricane Florence The mandatory evacuation order extends to eight counties along South Carolina's coast: Jasper, Beaufort, Charleston , Colleton, Dorchester , Berkeley , Georgetown and Horry. Florence's centre was expected to move over the Atlantic Ocean between the Bahamas and Bermuda on Tuesday and Wednesday before approaching North and SC on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Senate Committee Delays Kavanaugh Vote Until 9/20

Senate Committee Delays Kavanaugh Vote Until 9/20 Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who chairs the judiciary committee , said Thursday he was aware of the matter, but declined to comment because he had not seen the document in question . The 28 new documents released late Wednesday are from Kavanaugh's time in the White House counsel's office during the George W. Bush administration. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence evacuations expand, with 'disaster at doorstep'

Hurricane Florence evacuations expand, with 'disaster at doorstep' In the latest information from the National Hurricane Center , Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 event. At 8:00 pm (0000 GMT), the eye of the storm was 335 miles (540 kms) southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina , moving northwest at 16 mph (26 kph). [Full Article...]

Florence Forecast to Hit East Coast Hard

Florence Forecast to Hit East Coast Hard PETERSBURG — Three named storms have formed in the Atlantic Ocean, with the closest expected to become Hurricane Florence on Sunday, according to the National Hurricane Center. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said his state was "in the bullseye" of the storm and urged people to "get ready now". "The 12Z Sunday GFS model run also showed this scenario, but the 12Z Sunday UKMET model now has landfal... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence could pose major threat to East Coast next week

Hurricane Florence could pose major threat to East Coast next week East Coast over the weekend", the center said. Meanwhile, two tropical waves off the African coast have become better organized, and forecasters give them 90 percent chances of tropical development in the next two days. Hurricane Florence has downgraded to a tropical storm but is expected to regain hurricane status as its path hurls towards the U.S. East Coast in the next week. [Full Article...]

Gordon strengthens, expected to hit Gulf Coast as hurricane

Gordon strengthens, expected to hit Gulf Coast as hurricane A hurricane warning remained in effect from the mouth of the Pearl River to the Alabama-Florida border, as did a tropical storm warning for the Alabama-Florida border to the Okaloosa-Walton County line. "While there remains uncertainty on the strength, timing and track of this feature, there will be potential for heavy rainfall and flooding across portions of our region, especially late Tuesd... [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh Refuses to Say Whether Trump Can Pardon Himself

Brett Kavanaugh Refuses to Say Whether Trump Can Pardon Himself On Wednesday, Kavanaugh's said the message of the decision, which he called one of the greatest moments in USA judicial history, was clear. Hey, remember when President Donald Trump said he has the " absolute right " to pardon himself? Sen. [Full Article...]

Why Three Experts Say Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Hearings Must Stop Now

Why Three Experts Say Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Hearings Must Stop Now Almost two dozen protestors were removed by Capitol Police from the hearing room shortly after it began, amid interruptions by multiple Democrats requesting that the hearing adjourn. Trump also chimed in via Twitter , calling the hearings "a display of how mean, angry, and despicable the other side is". "So, I am concerned, I think the American people have a right to see these documents". [Full Article...]

Hawaii residents hit by floods from Hurricane Lane as new storm forms

Hawaii residents hit by floods from Hurricane Lane as new storm forms Hurricane DannyAugust 18, 2015 - Tropical Storm Danny forms about 1,595 miles east of the Windward Islands.August 20, 2015 - Tropical Storm Danny becomes a Category 1 hurricane with 75 mph winds and continues to move west.August 21, 2015 - Hurricane Danny intensifies into a Category 3 hurricane with 115 mph winds.August 22, 2015 - Weakens to a tropical storm about 520 miles east of the Leeward Isl... [Full Article...]

Healey: 'The Fingerprints of The Coal Industry Are All Over This Plan'

Healey: 'The Fingerprints of The Coal Industry Are All Over This Plan' The Obama administration was working to instate federal regulations to cut carbon dioxide emissions and use less coal in favor of clean energy sources . EPA will define specified efficiency improvements as the "best system of emission reduction" for existing power plants and make changes to the New Source Review permitting program to spur additional efficiency changes. [Full Article...]

NOAA Adjusts 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook

NOAA Adjusts 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook The late summer and early fall is considered the better time-frame for tropical storms to develop. In some ways it's a distinction without a difference for everyone but meteorologists. Lane is forecast to become a hurricane on Friday and could become a major hurricane on Saturday. Hurricane season peaks in September and does not end until November 30th. [Full Article...]

Some of Your Favorite Cereals May Contain Traces of Weed-Killing Chemical

Some of Your Favorite Cereals May Contain Traces of Weed-Killing Chemical On 10 August, a California state jury ordered US-based Monsanto to pay $ 289 million in damages to Dewayne Lee Johnson, a former groundskeeper for the Benicia Unified School District in the San Francisco Bay area, who has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. [Full Article...]


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