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Death toll rises to 43 in aftermath of Florence

Death toll rises to 43 in aftermath of Florence Floodwaters from Hurricane Florence are raising fears as rivers continue to spread beyond their banks. Hurricane Florence was the worst flooding event in East Coast history, according to some reports . And waste from those hog farms has been leaking into floodwaters. The governor praised the work of the first responders, saying they have evacuated people from rising floodwaters and "con... [Full Article...]

Florence: Two patients dead after van swept away in floods

Florence: Two patients dead after van swept away in floods At least 37 people were killed in three states, with 27 fatalities in North Carolina. She added: "People aren't talking about the hurricane any more so, it's easy to put it out of your mind but, destruction is still happening in #NC.people's hearts are still breaking seeing their homes destroyed.people and animals are still being rescued.some people are still losing their lives". [Full Article...]

California is launching its 'own damn satellite' to track climate pollutants

California is launching its 'own damn satellite' to track climate pollutants Some environmental activists argue Brown's galactic focus is misplaced, and point to his support for fracking and urban oil drilling. The criticism of Brown is not new and reached a crescendo in 2017 as he negotiated with some of California's largest oil producers during efforts to extend the state's cap-and-trade climate program. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence Timeline: What to Expect From the Storm Through the Weekend

Hurricane Florence Timeline: What to Expect From the Storm Through the Weekend The storm's forward motion has slowed 11km/h since Wednesday (local time), which was predicted as the storm nears the coast. Hurricane Florence continues to drop category, but not unsafe, while hundreds of thousands of people try to get away from the coasts of the two Carolinas and Virginia. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence batters the Carolinas

Florence plowed into the Carolinas and lumbered slowly inland on Friday, knocking down trees, gorging rivers, dumping sheets of rain and leaving five people dead before it was downgraded to a tropical storm still capable of wreaking havoc. [Full Article...]

Storm Helene to batter NI as severe weather warning is issued

Storm Helene to batter NI as severe weather warning is issued The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said Helene has 90 miles per hour winds, meaning it is a Category 1 storm. The Barbados Meteorological Services continues to closely monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Isaac over the Atlantic. [Full Article...]

Amazon's Jeff Bezos commits $2 billion to help homeless, pre-schools

The Day 1 Academies Fund will launch and operate a network of high-quality, full-scholarship, Montessori-inspired preschools in underserved communities. "People are interested in trying to help the world in so many different ways", he said. Despite his concerns with Trump, Bezos said that he was not overly concerned about the future of the news media. [Full Article...]

California Sets Goal Of 100 Percent Clean Electric Power By 2045

California Sets Goal Of 100 Percent Clean Electric Power By 2045 President Trump has denied climate science, begun steps to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris climate agreement, and worked to expand the use of coal, one of the most polluting fuels, to generate American electricity. He rejected the criticism and said that California's approach to climate change relies on curbing emissions from a variety of sources, including oil. [Full Article...]

Feinstein's 'Information' on Kavanaugh Creates a Stir

Feinstein's 'Information' on Kavanaugh Creates a Stir It delivered a letter Wednesday to the Senate Ethics Committee that asserts the New Jersey Democrat violated Senate rules against disclosing confidential documents and could face Senate expulsion. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has just confirmed she has sent a secret letter believed to be about Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: North Carolina Governor sends STARK WARNING to residents

Hurricane Florence: North Carolina Governor sends STARK WARNING to residents Hurricane Florence, on track to become the first Category 4 storm to make a direct hit on North Carolina in six decades, howled closer to shore on Wednesday, threatening to unleash pounding surf, days of torrential rain and severe flooding. [Full Article...]

Biggest impacts from Gordon locally in the Gulf, near the coast

Biggest impacts from Gordon locally in the Gulf, near the coast A hurricane warning is in effect from the mouth of the Pearl River near the Louisiana-Mississippi border to the Alabama-Florida border, with tropical storm warnings ranging from Morgan City, La., to the Florida Panhandle. L. J. Cazaux moved his boat to a nearby lot of elevated land before the rain started in Venetian Isles. According to Micheal Brennan, chief of the National Hurricane Centre... [Full Article...]

Hurricane warning issued as Tropical Storm Gordon takes aim at Gulf Coast

The National Hurricane Center says it expects Gordon to strengthen into a hurricane before it reaches the north central Gulf Coast late Tuesday. There are hurricane watches out for the Alabama-Florida border, which states that hurricane force winds of 74-95mph are possible potentially making Gordon a category 1 hurricane. [Full Article...]

California governor signs landmark bill to eliminate cash bail

California governor signs landmark bill to eliminate cash bail Some would say a con would be that the bail bonds industry will no longer be needed. "More people are going to buy guns, there will be more gun violence, you are going to have more crime", she said . "We need to end preventable deaths and to do so without jeopardizing the safety of law enforcement officers", Atkins said in a statement . The bill , known as the California Money Bail Reform... [Full Article...]

EPA pumps brakes on Obama-era carbon mandates for states

EPA pumps brakes on Obama-era carbon mandates for states The EPA's rule is created to bring energy efficiency to the utility sector and doesn't undercut the environmental protections that already in place and will remain on the books, according to Wheeler . The Clean Power Plan was blocked by court battles in 2016, as many Republican attorneys general thought the federal government was overstepping its power. [Full Article...]

Peter Dutton resigns ministry after leadership loss to Malcolm Turnbull

Peter Dutton resigns ministry after leadership loss to Malcolm Turnbull In a move that repeats the pattern of previous leadership spills such as Paul Keating's two ballots against Bob Hawke during 1991, Mr Dutton has resigned from cabinet and go to the backbench to consider his next steps. Turnbull had attempted to see off a challenge by retreating on energy policy that was contentious among the conservative wing of his party, but his backdown was not enough. [Full Article...]

Roundup Chemical Linked to Cancer Found in Children's Cereals: Group

Roundup Chemical Linked to Cancer Found in Children's Cereals: Group But given the direction that environmental legislation has been going since, say, January of 2017, the best bet may be to look towards the companies that use these ingredients rather than the government. "While our products comply with all safety and regulatory requirements, we are happy to be part of the discussion and are interested in collaborating with industry peers, regulators and other inte... [Full Article...]

It'll be a stargazer's delight the next few nights watching the Perseids

It'll be a stargazer's delight the next few nights watching the Perseids So if the sky is free of clouds tonight, you should be able to see the meteor shower at its best - provided too many city lights do not blind you. Expect to see 65-70 meteors per hour, especially overnight. "The average particle size is that of large sand grains, but some small pea-gravel-size meteors can cause bright fireballs that light up the sky and ground". [Full Article...]

Solar Eclipse August 11: where to watch

Solar Eclipse August 11: where to watch The peak of the eclipse will be around 11:46am CEST, ending around 1:30pm CEST. You'll have to wait until January 21, 2019 for the next eclipse . Will this solar eclipse reach totality? In both the case either of the two - Sun and Moon - are not visible to the people of earth. [Full Article...]

Rescuers evacuate 1600 campers after storm causes flash flooding in Southern France

Rescuers evacuate 1600 campers after storm causes flash flooding in Southern France A German man, who was with the group, was swept away by the floodwaters in his caravan or travel trailer, which was later found "empty and in pieces" near the river. According to the interior ministry, a total of 1,600 people, majority campers, were evacuated as a precaution in Gard and the nearby Ardeche and Drome regions. [Full Article...]

2 tropical storms gaining force off Mexico's coast

2 tropical storms gaining force off Mexico's coast Debby poses no threat to land, as the storm is located about 1,150 miles west-northwest of the Azores. A growing hurricane absorbed a tropical storm off Mexico's Pacific Coast on Tuesday and a new subtropical storm formed in the northern Atlantic, though none were projected to make landfall. [Full Article...]


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