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'GET OUT OF ITS WAY!': 'Monster' Hurricane Florence aims to drench Carolinas

'GET OUT OF ITS WAY!': 'Monster' Hurricane Florence aims to drench Carolinas

President Trump said the hurricane is predicted to be one of the worst storms to hit the East Coast in years as he warned residents to be prepared and to be careful. Similar declarations were made ea...

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Hurricane Florence threatens millions on US East Coast

Hurricane Florence threatens millions on US East Coast

The pivot in the forecasted track of Florence led Georgia's governor to declare a state of emergency for all 159 counties, home to 10.5 million people. In Virginia, where about 245,000 residents were ...

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Jaw-dropping images of Hurricane Florence from space

Jaw-dropping images of Hurricane Florence from space

In another post, the astronaut marveled at Florence's size - reportedly 500 miles across - writing that the storm "is so enormous, we could only capture her with a super wide angle lens". For the ...

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Photos of Hurricane Florence from space are truly scary to behold

Photos of Hurricane Florence from space are truly scary to behold

The video, taken with a high-definition camera outside the International Space Station , shows a "stark and sobering view" of the Category 4 storm as it moves in a west-northwesterly direction acro...

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Antarctica Just Became the Best Mapped Continent on Earth

Antarctica Just Became the Best Mapped Continent on Earth

In a statement published on September 4, REMA project principal investigator Ian Howat , from Ohio State University , said that planet Mars had a better map than Antarctica prior to REMA. From...

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Hurricane Florence: 'Big and vicious' storm closes in on Carolinas

Hurricane Florence: 'Big and vicious' storm closes in on Carolinas

Every few hours, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) releases updated information regarding the storm's location and projected path by using the NHC's "forecast cone". At 2am local time on Wednesd...

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People flee USA coast as Hurricane Florence nears Carolinas

People flee USA coast as Hurricane Florence nears Carolinas

These alerts are usually issued about 48 hours before storms are set to touch down, when the arrival of tropical force winds would make any last-minute preparation hard. University of Miami hurrican...

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Storm Florence: State Of Emergency Declared As US Braces For ‘Monster Hurricane’

Air Canada and WestJet Airlines also issued travel advisories and offered to allow passengers to change certain flights free of charge to affected areas in the US southeast, Barbados and Hawaii. "This...

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Alien-hunting AI discovers dozens of mysterious fast radio bursts

Alien-hunting AI discovers dozens of mysterious fast radio bursts

The blasts, which last just a fraction of a second each, are impossible to forecast, but because this particular spot in the sky has produced so many in the past it's easy for astronomers to assume th...

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Map of North Carolina Showing Latest GFS, European Models

A man walks a flooded street in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia . "We could cover several states easily with the cloud cover alone", Graham said. The weather system is now a category four storm c...

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Expert warnings for Hurricane Florence

Expert warnings for Hurricane Florence

Liz Browning Fox was planning to ride out the storm nevertheless on the Outer Banks. "Don't bet your life on riding out a monster". It is expected to make landfall Friday. Two other storms were sp...

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Florence to bring life-threatening storm surge

Florence to bring life-threatening storm surge

The storm is now about 950 miles from the Carolina coast line, but moving in that direction at about 15 mph. The latest GFS Model shows the storm approaching North Carolina , covering the state in ...

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Mission to clean up the world's biggest ocean rubbish patch

Mission to clean up the world's biggest ocean rubbish patch

Promotional materials show the structure is comprised of a long floater with a plastic skirt underneath, meant to move along with the current but at a slightly faster pace due to pressure from wind an...

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Hurricane Florence: 1.7m urged to evacuate as 'monster' storm nears US

East Coast early Thursday. The biggest problem now is there is nothing to slow or weaken this storm between now and then. "This storm is a monster", North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper told a Tuesd...

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Hurricane Florence: Warnings of life-threatening surge

Hurricane Florence: Warnings of life-threatening surge

Up to 1.7 million people in North Carolina , South Carolina and Virginia have been given voluntary or mandatory evacuation orders, according to emergency management officials, as the storm chur...

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South Carolina Shuts Down and Evacuates as Hurricane Florence Expands

South Carolina Shuts Down and Evacuates as Hurricane Florence Expands

Hurricane Florence intensified to a Category 4 hurricane on Monday as it barreled towards the US East Coast , where millions of people are bracing for potentially devastating winds and water later ...

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Three hurricanes rolling across Atlantic

Three hurricanes rolling across Atlantic

Since early last week, Florence went from a tropical storm to a Cat 4 hurricane , weakened down to a tropical storm over the weekend, then reintensified into Cat 4 hurricane early this week. Floren...

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How Is Hurricane Florence Affecting You?

How Is Hurricane Florence Affecting You?

The hurricane is about 1,230 miles out from Cape Fear, North Carolina, and moving west at about 13 mph. Florence has maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour, though that number is likely to incr...

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Tropical Storm Florence turns into a hurricane

Tropical Storm Florence turns into a hurricane

Drawing energy from the warm water, it could be a fearsome Category 4 with winds of 130 miles per hour (209 kph) or more by Tuesday, the Miami-based center said. The evacuation zone includes the most ...

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How To Watch SpaceX Launch Its Telstar 18 Vantage Satellite Live

How To Watch SpaceX Launch Its Telstar 18 Vantage Satellite Live

The first stage made a successful landing on the company's " Of Course I Still Love You " droneship in the Atlantic Ocean. With a bit more than 75 miles under its belt half a day after landing, Falc...

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Hurricane Florence Intensifies As It Barrels Toward US East Coast

Hurricane Florence Intensifies As It Barrels Toward US East Coast

Maximum sustained winds are near 85 miles per hour with higher gusts. However, the National Hurricane Center predicts it could rise to 150 miles per hour winds just before landfall sometime Thursd...

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As Hurricane Florence nears Carolinas, 1 million told to evacuate

As Hurricane Florence nears Carolinas, 1 million told to evacuate

Several computer models have come into agreement Florence will impact the Carolina coastline, with many of them taking the storm inland. Winds in Florence are now at 90 miles per hour, making it a...

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US governor commits to clean energy despite Trump's fossil fuel policies

As MIT Technology Review previously reported, the state is, "acting as a test bed for what's technically achievable, providing a massive market for the rollout of clean-energy technologies and bui...

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Hurricane Norman on course to pass Hawaii to northeast

Hurricane Norman on course to pass Hawaii to northeast

Forecasters say interests in the main Hawaiian Islands should monitor the progress of Norman over the next couple of days. Norman (9.6.18) 11 a.m. satellite imagery. Norman was packing maximum susta...

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Australian groups launch global wave of climate protests

Australian groups launch global wave of climate protests

Among organizers' specific demands were ending plans to build a high-voltage electric substation in a flood-prone area of East Boston, which is home to Logan International Airport. Worldwide advocat...

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Trump urges ‘incredible’ people in Carolinas to take precautions for Hurricane Florence

Trump urges ‘incredible’ people in Carolinas to take precautions for Hurricane Florence

Isaac strengthened into the fifth hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season on Sunday, the NHC said , and as of early Monday, it was about 1,230 miles east 1,305 miles (1,985 km) east of the Windward I...

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Hurricane Florence targets US East Coast

Hurricane Florence targets US East Coast

Florence was about 685 miles southeast of Bermuda as of 11 p.m. ET on Sunday. The National Hurricane Center, along with local branches of the National Weather Service and North Carolina Gov. The sto...

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SpaceX to launch communications satellite Sunday night

SpaceX to launch communications satellite Sunday night

The launch was the 16th of the year for SpaceX, but also the first for the company in more than a month, since the August 7 launch of the Merah Putih satellite for Telkom Indonesia. SpaceX launched it...

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A Scientist Dreams Up A Plan To Stop The Sahara From Expanding

A Scientist Dreams Up A Plan To Stop The Sahara From Expanding

It's a phenomenon that seems impossible to stop. An worldwide group of researchers, led by UMD scientists, explored such climate impacts by including bidirectional vegetation feedbacks between a globa...

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11 a.m. update: Florence strengthens into hurricane

11 a.m. update: Florence strengthens into hurricane

The National Hurricane Center said Saturday that Florence will start to rapidly intensify Sunday, and be a major hurricane by Tuesday. The 11 a.m. Sunday morning, Florence re-gained hurricane str...

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Dolphin 'superpod' filmed near California coast

Dolphin 'superpod' filmed near California coast

According to the Aquarium, the group of dolphins has been racing up and down off Cannery Row as they work to corral up schools of baitfish. The video was recorded on Monday by Patrick Webster, who p...

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Wind, solar farms could bring rains to Sahara Desert

Wind, solar farms could bring rains to Sahara Desert

Lead author Yan Li from University of IL said . The researchers' climate-modeling study found that the Sahara and Sahel would experience higher temperatures. "The greater nighttime warming takes ...

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Scientists find omnivorous shark

Scientists find omnivorous shark

Smaller cousins of the hammerhead shark , bonnetheads had been spotted munching on seagrass in the past, in addition to crustaceans and other shellfish, but marine biologists had always assumed the v...

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Hurricane Norman passing Hawaii, Olivia nearing

Hurricane Norman passing Hawaii, Olivia nearing

Wind shear and cooler ocean temperatures are expected to weaken it over the next few days. In the meantime Hurricane Olivia has strengthened in the Eastern Pacific to a Category 4 storm, and althoug...

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NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler telescope is not dead yet

In 2013, a mechanical failure brought an end to Kepler's original mission, but the spacecraft kept going on an extended mission called K2. The Kepler telescope is a mighty thing, guys - it was lau...

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