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Smita Depani, center, stands in the apartment she lived in while surveying the damage with her brother-in-law Jayanti Depani, left, and sister-in-law Puspa Manvar in the motel they own which was destroyed in the flooding from Hurricane Florence in Spring Lake, N.C., Wednesday, Sept.
  • California challenges world with green-power goal

    California challenges world with green-power goal

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    The new law requires the world's fifth largest economy to generate 100 percent of its electricity from carbon-free sources by the end of 2045, marking one of the world's most ambitious climate policies (see " California advances an ambitious climate policy that should be a model for the world ").
  • 420K residents have fled the SC coast ahead of huge Hurricane Florence

    420K residents have fled the SC coast ahead of huge Hurricane Florence

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    The National Hurricane Center , a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration , said that Hurricane Florence may lead to a life-threatening storm surge and rainfall. "Our ships can better weather storms of this magnitude when they are underway", Adm. Christopher Grady said in a statement. He estimated a million people will be affected by the order, including residents and visitors.
  • 83-Foot Wave Recorded By Satellite Monitoring Hurricane Florence

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    Stormhunters Jaclyn Whittal and Mark Robinson will be LIVE in the Carolinas with the latest. "All interests from SC into the Mid-Atlantic region should ensure they have their hurricane plan in place and follow any advice given by local officials", the Hurricane Center said.
  • Hurricane Florence Is a 'No-Kidding Nightmare' in These New Astronaut Photos

    Hurricane Florence Is a 'No-Kidding Nightmare' in These New Astronaut Photos

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    Hurricane Florence, the first major hurricane in the Atlantic basin this season, will be slamming into the Eastern United States this week as a Category 4 hurricane. Hurricane Florence, a powerful Category 4 storm , could stall upon reaching the Carolina coast and make a slight shift south toward SC once it makes landfall, becoming "a major flooding event", according to Fox News Senior Meteorologist Janice Dean.
  • Hurricane Florence, Helene, Isaac in the Atlantic

    Hurricane Florence, Helene, Isaac in the Atlantic

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    There is increasing concern Florence could slow or even stall as it moves near and then over land. Immediately to the north of Virginia, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said his state was also was "preparing for the potential of historic, catastrophic and life-threatening flooding".
  • State braces for major hurricane

    State braces for major hurricane

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    In Jacksonville, North Carolina , about 20 miles (32 kilometers) inland, some residents picked up hurricane supplies during their normal weekend shopping, The Daily News reported. American and Southwest airlines are preparing for travel disruptions later this week as Hurricane Florence bears down on the East Coast, with travel advisories being issued Monday that allow passengers to switch their flights to avoid the storm's path.
  • Hurricane Florence: Terrifying storm could unleash $30 BILLION worth of DESTRUCTION

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    Hurricane warnings have been issued by the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC ) for portions of SC and North Carolina due to Hurricane Florence , according to the agency's 5 p.m. The storm is expected to threaten the Carolinas and Virginia . Hurricane Florence appears ready to churn through the Carolinas, bringing along massive winds, rainfall and flooding.
  • Booker will violate rules to release Kavanaugh documents

    Booker will violate rules to release Kavanaugh documents

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    His comments are contained in a 2003 email chain where he was advising the Bush White House about the conservative nominee Priscilla Owen and providing comments on an op-ed. Kavanaugh told Harris he couldn't think of any such conversations. Booker, in particular, was criticized by Republican lawmakers for his histrionics and for releasing documents that appeared to be labeled "committee confidential" to the public.
  • Exxon evacuates Mobile Bay facilities in Gulf ahead of Storm Gordon

    Exxon evacuates Mobile Bay facilities in Gulf ahead of Storm Gordon

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    Tropical storm Gordon started as a tropical depression in the Caribbean on Sunday , becoming a tropical storm Monday near the Florida Keys, according to Clark. More than 35,000 homes and businesses in Alabama and MS were without electricity early yesterday, Poweroutage.us reported. "We are fully prepared for whatever the storm brings", agency spokesman Dan Noble said.
  • Gordon brings hurricane warning for parts of Gulf Coast

    Gordon brings hurricane warning for parts of Gulf Coast

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    A hurricane warning was posted Monday afternoon for portions of the central Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Gordon , which is expected to strengthen, continued its march from the Florida Keys. A Storm Surge Warning is in effect from Shell Beach, Louisiana, to the Mississippi-Alabama border. The storm's predicted track had shifted slightly east as of Monday evening, meaning Louisiana is now just outside the area under the hurricane warning.
  • 1 death from Hawaii storm Lane reported on Kauai

    1 death from Hawaii storm Lane reported on Kauai

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    Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Norman is looking quite impressive. Hurricane AlexJanuary 14, 2016 - Subtropical Storm Alex develops into a hurricane, the first hurricane to form in January since 1938.January 15, 2016 - Weakens to a post-tropical cyclone.
  • Potential Tropical Cyclone Six has formed

    Potential Tropical Cyclone Six has formed

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    The Space Coast may begin to experience enhanced amounts of rainfall starting late Sunday afternoon and into Monday, Labor Day. A deep southeast flow is what has meteorologists forecasting downpours, gusty winds and frequent lightning as it moves across the area.
  • California will be the first state to eliminate bail before a trial

    California will be the first state to eliminate bail before a trial

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    In U.S. states , defendants are released if they can arrange payment of a cash bond, which a court can hold until the legal case is concluded. The new law gives judges wide latitude to decide what to do with other suspects based on their likelihood of returning to court and the danger they pose to the public.
  • Scramble for food and water as Hurricane Lane approaches Hawaii

    Scramble for food and water as Hurricane Lane approaches Hawaii

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    Hawaiians have been urged to buckle down with supplies as the island prepares to be hit by Hurricane Lane, a Category 4 cyclone. When it reaches those islands, projected to be Friday afternoon, the hurricane is expected to have weakened to Category 1 or 2, with sustained winds of 74 to 110 miles per hour.
  • Residents prepare as hurricane near Hawaii strengthens

    Residents prepare as hurricane near Hawaii strengthens

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    While there is still considerable uncertainty in the forecast for Lane, it appears the storm will be passing close enough to the islands on Thursday and Friday to bring significant impacts to the southern portions of the islands, especially along the coastline.
  • Group finds weed-killing chemical in dozens of breakfast foods

    Group finds weed-killing chemical in dozens of breakfast foods

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    Organic products had lower levels of glyphosate; and nearly two-thirds of the samples made with organically grown oats didn't have any detectable glyphosate at all. Others retailers including Target, Walmart and Amazon declined to comment on the news, but all of them continue to sell the product on their websites.
  • Last solar eclipse of 2018 to occur today

    Last solar eclipse of 2018 to occur today

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    Here's all you need to know about the upcoming partial solar eclipse, including what a solar eclipse is, when it will occur, where it will be visible from, if it will ever reach totality and when the next solar eclipses will occur. It will take place on Saturday, August 11. The next partial solar eclipse is scheduled to occur on January 6, 2019, in the north Pacific and northeastern Asia.
  • Crewmembers For Boeing, SpaceX First Test Flights To Be Named Friday

    Crewmembers For Boeing, SpaceX First Test Flights To Be Named Friday

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    Boeing's Starliner spacecraft will blast off atop United Launch Alliance's Atlas 5 rocket, while SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft will travel on the company's workhorse Falcon 9 rocket . "Safely and reliably flying commercial crew missions for NASA remains the highest priority for SpaceX", said Benji Reed, Director of Crew Mission Management at SpaceX .
  • Sorry, Elon Musk: NASA says plans to terraform Mars won't work

    Sorry, Elon Musk: NASA says plans to terraform Mars won't work

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    At 3:50 a.m. EDT (0750 GMT), Mars reached the closest point to Earth in its orbit. But, when and where can I see it? What defines a " close approach? ". Mars will appear brighter and bigger in our night sky tonight, July 31, because of a rare occurrence called Mars Close Approach. Although people viewing Mars from low latitudes and from the Southern Hemisphere will have the clearest view of the the Red Planet, Mars will be visible worldwide.
  • Longest total lunar eclipse of 21st century coming Friday

    Longest total lunar eclipse of 21st century coming Friday

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    The moon will be in ideal alignment with the sun and Earth on Friday, with the moon on the opposite side of the Earth from the sun. The total lunar eclipse is estimated to set in from 1:00 am IST on July 28. Limassol and Dubai will offer some of the best views of the full eclipse beginning at 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m local time . - You will see how the sunrise and the sunset of the Earth covering the moon - a distance of over 350,000 km away.
  • Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin launches spacecraft higher than ever

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    The rocket performed a "high altitude escape motor test", the company said on Twitter , simulating a high-altitude emergency scenario by igniting the escape booster on the bottom of the passenger, or in this case, payload capsule . Wednesday's flight tested the system at high altitude, just after the booster's BE-3 engine shut down following a smooth climb out of the thick lower atmosphere.