• Hurricane Michael Death Toll Continues To Rise
Hurricane Michael Death Toll Continues To Rise

It could be weeks before power is restored to the most damaged parts of Florida. Authorities said that there is little doubt that number will rise further. Jeff and Katrina Pearsey, with a ruined rental home in the Panama City area and no indication of when they could again earn a living, said they were heading to Bangor, Maine, where Katrina onc...

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  • Hurricane Michael downs trees, knocks out power
Hurricane Michael downs trees, knocks out power

Drawing energy from warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the storm strengthened rapidly into a potentially devastating Category 3 during the day and just kept getting stronger in the hours ahead of an expected Wednesday landfall. The U.S. Army said more than 2,000 Florida National Guard soldiers were working on the recovery operations. One of tho...

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  • IPCC calls for far-reaching changes to fight global warming
IPCC calls for far-reaching changes to fight global warming

Working Group I assesses the physical science basis of climate change; Working Group II addresses impacts, adaptation and vulnerability; and Working Group III deals with the mitigation of climate change. The scientists claim increased temperatures are leading to rising sea levels and other changes to the environment. Pan Africa Director of Ox...

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  • Hurricane Michael has arrived, and it's stronger than anyone expected
Hurricane Michael has arrived, and it's stronger than anyone expected

That's about 20 miles southeast of Panama City, where dozens of utility poles were snapped and parking lots glistened with broken glass. "Sadly, 99 percent of people are good and out there and trying to help each other", Bondi said on Thursday during an interview with FOX Business' Maria Bartiromo.

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  • Watch SpaceX's first West Coast ground landing at 10:21PM ET
Watch SpaceX's first West Coast ground landing at 10:21PM ET

After Falcon 9's fireworks, booster B1048 managed a stunning return to Landing Zone 4 (LZ-4), giving local observers a nice triple sonic boom. Those near the base, which is near Lompoc, may be able to see quite a show as the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket burns its rocket engines to come to a gentle landing back at the air force base, officia...

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  • Tropical Storm Kirk accelerating over Atlantic; Leslie to dissipate
Tropical Storm Kirk accelerating over Atlantic; Leslie to dissipate

National Hurricane Center forecasters are now calling a storm that is closest to the USA, and about 485 miles east of the Windward Islands, Tropical Depression Eleven . advisory Leslie remained a subtropical storm but was expected to be a short-lived cyclone as it was moving west at 3 mph at 40 mph 1145 miles west-southwest of the Azores.

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  • 'You better pray:' More flooding in Carolinas a week after Florence
'You better pray:' More flooding in Carolinas a week after Florence

At the same time, Florence's drenching rain - as much as 3 feet in some areas - left many areas near the coast underwater. The Cape Fear River at Fayetteville crested at 61.5 feet on Wednesday, 4 feet higher than during the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew , while Interstate 40 flooding cut off Wilmington.

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  • US President Donald Trump To Visit North Carolina As Waterways Rise
US President Donald Trump To Visit North Carolina As Waterways Rise

He says, "There will be nothing left undone". The region is now dealing with massing flooding in the wake of Florence's path. The latest victims in SC were identified as Wendy Wenton, 45, and Nicolette Green, 43, by the Marion County Coroner, US media report.

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  • Death toll rises to 11 as Florence continues battering US East Coast
Death toll rises to 11 as Florence continues battering US East Coast

Flash flooding killed three people in Duplin County, North Carolina , the sheriff's office there said. President Trump's disaster declaration for eight North Carolina counties frees up federal funding including grants for property repairs and low-priced loans to cover uninsured losses.

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  • Rain still in the forecast from Florence — WHAT'S HAPPENING
Rain still in the forecast from Florence — WHAT'S HAPPENING

SC has reported its first death from Florence. The southeast town of Newport, N.C., reported a rainfall total of nearly 24 inches as of midnight Saturday. Boats are stacked up on each other in a marina as a result from Florence in New Bern , North Carolina. "I already know", he said. Flood stage is 18 feet.

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  • Unseasonable warmth, snow and hurricane Florence
Unseasonable warmth, snow and hurricane Florence

The Saffir-Simpson scale that meteorologists use to measure hurricanes reflects only the wind speeds involved in the storm, and right now Hurricane Florence's winds are hovering at maximum speeds of about 110 miles per hour (175 km/h). Weather Underground meteorology director Jeff Masters said Florence eventually could strike as a Category 1 wi...

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  • Met Service issues severe weather alert for all parishes Sunday to Monday
Met Service issues severe weather alert for all parishes Sunday to Monday

Duke Energy says damage from Hurricane Florence could cut off electricity to three-quarters of its 4 million customers in the Carolinas, and the outages could last for weeks. The first large power outage in the Wilmington area also occurred Thursday morning, with the Duke outage map showing almost 1,400 customers in the Acme-Delco area of Columbu...

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  • Over 1 million people evacuated from coast as Hurricane Florence bears down
Over 1 million people evacuated from coast as Hurricane Florence bears down

Some of Florence's behavior, both what has been seen so far and what experts expect, show the influence of climate change. "Also, looking like a direct hit on North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia ". The storm was edging closer to the U.S. and was 975 miles (1570km) east-south-east of Cape Fear, North Carolina. "After 48 hours, a sligh...

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  • Bezos: Amazon HQ2 decision will be made by end of the year
Bezos: Amazon HQ2 decision will be made by end of the year

Many on Twitter , however, did not hurry to heap praise on Bezos' new endeavor, pointing out Amazon's practices of underpaying its workers and forcing employees to work in stuffy warehouses without air conditioning. He has given $1.5 billion to Blue Origin, his company developing technology for space travel. Bezos said Trump and other public fig...

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  • Florence weakens, but 'disaster is at doorstep'
Florence weakens, but 'disaster is at doorstep'

Atlantic coast. As of 5:00 am (1100 GMT), Florence was a risky Category 4 hurricane packing sustained winds of 130 miles per hour (220 kilometers per hour), the Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) said . "Failure to take action will likely result in serious injury or loss of life". Large swells affecting Bermuda, portions of the U.S....

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  • Hurricane Florence's Path Remains Uncertain As Storm Closes In On Carolinas
Hurricane Florence's Path Remains Uncertain As Storm Closes In On Carolinas

Florence is forecast to make landfall near southeast North Carolina as a Category 2 hurricane early Friday morning, "bringing extreme wind and sea conditions" reminiscent of a much stronger storm , meteorologists said. Hurricane Florence is now expected to head more directly west after making landfall, crossing through SC. "With time, the wind...

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  • Hurricane Olivia Threatens Hawaii with Flash Floods
Hurricane Olivia Threatens Hawaii with Flash Floods

Norman was moving north-northwest at 9 miles per hour. Environmental conditions are expected be conducive for development, and a tropical depression is expected to form over the weekend while the system moves slowly west-northwestward. "The majority of inland flood fatalities occur in vehicles". Large swells generated by Olivia are expected to cont...

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  • Storm Florence weakens, but likely to regain hurricane strength: NHC
Storm Florence weakens, but likely to regain hurricane strength: NHC

Friday. The weakening should level off shortly if it hasn't already and then we expect Florence to start strengthening again over the weekend. " Florence may begin to move faster toward the west-northwest over the western Atlantic early next week".

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  • Tropical Storm Gordon Hits Gulf Coast, Killing a Child in Florida
Tropical Storm Gordon Hits Gulf Coast, Killing a Child in Florida

Gordon could drop heavy rain - generally 4 to 8 inches, but as many as 12 - from Florida's western panhandle to southern Arkansas through Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said . Gordon continues to weaken and spin over central Mississippi. A storm surge covered barrier islands as the storm blew through, and some inland roadways were flood...

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  • Tropical Storm wind gusts impacting SW Alabama as Gordon approaches Gulf Coast
Tropical Storm wind gusts impacting SW Alabama as Gordon approaches Gulf Coast

The governors of Louisiana and MS have declared states of emergency, and emergency operations centers have been activated from Florida to Louisiana as officials urge residents to prepare for the storm. Gordon should be a hurricane when it hits lands on the north-central Gulf Coast on Tuesday night, forecasters said. National Weather Service meteo...

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  • Gov. Brown signs bill eliminating bail for suspects awaiting trial
Gov. Brown signs bill eliminating bail for suspects awaiting trial

California's Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye is calling it "a transformative day for our justice system", adding that the state's old system of money bail was "outdated, unsafe and unfair". Senator Connie Levya introduced the bill in February 2017 after the student government at UC Berkeley passed a resolution prompting the campus health ...

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  • Australia's embattled PM abandons greenhouse gas emissions proposals
Australia's embattled PM abandons greenhouse gas emissions proposals

He was criticised by Liberal Warren Entsch, who reportedly "got stuck into" Mr Abbott in the joint party room meeting. The vote this morning confirms Mr Dutton has the backing of a significant group in the party room - mostly conservatives - to replace Mr Turnbull as PM.

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  • Trump administration scraps Obama-era regulation on coal emissions
Trump administration scraps Obama-era regulation on coal emissions

The proposed ACE rule will now undergo a public comment period before being finalized. The Trump administration claims the Obama plan attempted to illegally force power companies to use cleaner energy sources . "This is another desperate attempt by the Trump Administration to prop up the dirty and obsolete coal industry, but it won't wor...

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  • Peter Dutton resigns ministry after leadership loss to Malcolm Turnbull
Peter Dutton resigns ministry after leadership loss to Malcolm Turnbull

Dutton was the first Minister for Home Affairs, engineering the merger of the super portfolio which essentially made him Australia's inaugural King Cop. Every one of them has told me they support the leader. "He (the PM) thanked the colleagues for their support". It has been widely reported that Dutton is still considering a challenge.

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  • Monsanto weedkiller that can 'probably' cause cancer found in children's breakfasts
Monsanto weedkiller that can 'probably' cause cancer found in children's breakfasts

EWG also tested 16 organic brands of oatmeal, cereal, and snack bars, detecting the chemical in five of them. Findings recently reported by a study revealed that traces of a commonly known weed killer, Roundup, were found in portions of oat-based foods.

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