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FEMA boss defends Donald Trump’s denial of Hurricane Maria death toll figures FEMA boss defends Donald Trump’s denial of Hurricane Maria death toll figures
- September 17, 2018

Hurricane Florence continues to slam the Carolinas with record-breaking rainfall and, with flooding now expected to reach Charlotte, NC, analysts are beginning to consider the after-effects of such a devastating, unusual storm. Gov. Roy Cooper (D-N.C.) said Sunday that the eastern part of the state has been significantly damaged following severe flooding and risky winds from Tropical Storm Florence. (more...)
Japan's commercial whaling bid blocked at IWC Japan's commercial whaling bid blocked at IWC
- September 17, 2018

The International Whaling Commission voted down Friday a Japanese proposal to resume commercial whaling, prompting Japan to hint that it may withdraw from the organization. Environmental groups and NGOs have begun to place increasing emphasis on the protection and conservation of the mammal, arguing that human efforts should focus on "the purely non-lethal usage of whales, which includes whale watching", Nicolas Entrup of Swiss NGO OceanCare told the BBC . (more...)
Typhoon lashes south China after killing 36 in Philippines Typhoon lashes south China after killing 36 in Philippines
- September 17, 2018

Hong Kong's weather observatory issued its highest storm warning alert - a signal T10 - and the normally bustling city was all but shut down as transport was suspended and torrential rain flooded roads and buildings. Buildings across the city were either boarded up or had their windows taped in order to mitigate the damage of broken glass. The storm has torn through the Philippines, Hong Kong and Macau. (more...)
2 dead after typhoon slams into southern China 2 dead after typhoon slams into southern China
- September 17, 2018

As night fell, the full extent of the damage was not yet clear. Gambling was suspended on Saturday before Mangkhut hit to prevent a repeat of previous year when nine people were killed and the city's leaders and casino operators came under fire for being unprepared. (more...)
Japan has again postponed the launch of the truck to the ISS
- September 17, 2018

The launch was supposed to take place at 4:59 p.m. EDT on September 14 (5:59 a.m. September 15 Japan standard time), NASA stated on Wednesday. It might per chance procure more than per week to fix the flaw, JAXA said.The cargo ship will lift meals and varied requirements to the ISS. (more...)
'Worst is yet to come' from Florence's drenching rains in U.S
- September 17, 2018

North Carolina officials have reported at least seven storm-related fatalities with unconfirmed reports of a further three deaths. In southern North Carolina and northern SC an additional 4 to 6 inches, and isolated 8 inches, is forecast. (more...)
Mummified ice age wolf pup and caribou found in northern Canada Mummified ice age wolf pup and caribou found in northern Canada
- September 17, 2018

The two specimens were dug up from the permafrost and taken to analysis. Other researchers all over the sphere reacted with identical pleasure to the discovery of this old predator and its prey, which are successfully enough preserved to enable for future investigation of components much like motive within the back of loss of life, diet, successfully being, age and genetics. (more...)
Florence hovers over coastal states, raising fears of epic flooding
- September 17, 2018

The monster storm was downgraded to a tropical depression early Sunday, but experts said this was still "a catastrophic, life-threatening storm". The storm was about 20 miles southwest of Columbia, SC, moving west at 8 mph with sustained winds of 35 mph at about 5 a.m. (more...)
Few details fuel speculation about US observatory's closure Few details fuel speculation about US observatory's closure
- September 16, 2018

Many netizens are already discussing this information and some of them suggest that the employees of the Observatory deny everything, because the cases involved the FBI, and investigations in this case are not risky, as they in fact did not, after all, found the aliens recently. (more...)
‘Once in a lifetime’ hurricane weakens, begins lashing eastern US ‘Once in a lifetime’ hurricane weakens, begins lashing eastern US
- September 16, 2018

In Norfolk, Virginia, police were alerted to people dressed in fluorescent vests going door to door and telling residents that they had to leave their homes and businesses, The Associated Press reported Thursday. The fates of the region's furry, feathered and finned friends were also up in the air, as staffers scrambled to secure zoos, aquariums and animal shelters. (more...)
President Trump plans to visit Florence-impacted areas next week President Trump plans to visit Florence-impacted areas next week
- September 16, 2018

Hurricane Florence is bringing widespread flooding, heavy rains and strong winds to many coastal areas of North and SC. There had been three confirmed deaths from the storm and several others were being investigated to determine if they were storm-related, he said. (more...)
Florence remains deadly, even as a tropical depression Florence remains deadly, even as a tropical depression
- September 16, 2018

According to Poweroutages.us at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, 660,600 of 4.5 million customers in North Carolina and 43,737 out of 2.3 million in SC were without electricity. Earlier Sunday, officials from the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority had said they were nearly out of fuel for the water plant and might have to shut down . (more...)
Hurricane Florence's catastrophic flooding is a sign of what's to come
- September 16, 2018

The National Weather Service said on Twitter on Friday night that Morehead City had received 23.04 inches of rain with more heavy rain coming. My wifes in a panic right now. New Bern resident Latasha Jones is one of the more fortunate ones. They ventured out in life jackets into waste-deep water to tie the boat and another floating by to a tree. (more...)
Orca J50 Declared Dead but Search for Ailing Killer Whale Goes On Orca J50 Declared Dead but Search for Ailing Killer Whale Goes On
- September 16, 2018

The West Coast Marine Mammal Stranding Network and airlines flying in and out of the San Juan Islands are on the lookout, he said. Without J50, the population is now down to 74 members - their numbers reached almost 100 in 1995 - and many of its existing female members are nearing the age where they will no longer be able to reproduce, Ken Balcomb, founder and principal investigator of the Center for Whale Research, told The Washington Post in July. (more...)
'Worst is yet to come' from Florence's drenching rains in US
- September 16, 2018

After blowing ashore as a hurricane with 90 miles per hour (145 kph) winds, Florence virtually parked itself much of the weekend atop the Carolinas as it pulled warm water from the ocean and hurled it onshore. "Tomorrow afternoon, the Carolinas will see the heaviest rains", Doll tells TIME. However, while winds have weakened to around 35mph, the danger is now posed by torrential rain and flooding. (more...)
Headbanging, Flag-Waving Dude Returns For Hurricane Florence Headbanging, Flag-Waving Dude Returns For Hurricane Florence
- September 16, 2018

Pittman traveled all the way to SC to make the video after a GoFundMe campaign was created to pay for the gas and coffee. 'Pay for my gas/coffee and I'll go fight Hurricane Florence. Pittman's video caption reads, as the familiar "Raining Blood" by Slayer blasts in the background. Pittman's entertaining antics are nothing new. The daredevil first made headlines in 2015 when he was charged with breaching the peace after playing a raucous rendition of the "National Anthem" before ... (more...)
Mysterious 'security issue' forces a solar observatory to be evacuated
- September 16, 2018

The facility released a statement a week later but the situation and the cryptic messages shared via social media have given rise to a number of conspiracy theories about what exactly went down there. Sunspots are regions of reduced temperatures on the sun that appear as dark spots on the surface. Incredible drone footage has captured the first aerial look at the solar observatory at the centre of alien conspiracy theories. (more...)
North Carolina TV station evacuates due to rising waters North Carolina TV station evacuates due to rising waters
- September 16, 2018

By mid-afternoon the winds had dropped to 75 miles per hour (120 kph) and the center was moving west at 6 miles per hour (10 kph), the NHC said, and parts of North and SC would get as much as 40 inches of rain (1 meter). "Our hearts go out to the families of those who died in this storm", Cooper said in a statement. Forecasters warned that drenching rains of 1 to 3 1/2 feet (30 centimetres to 1 metre) as the storm crawls westward across North and SC could trigger epic flooding well inland ... (more...)
Hundreds rescued as Hurricane Florence pounds Carolinas Hundreds rescued as Hurricane Florence pounds Carolinas
- September 16, 2018

The hurricane has caused more than 615,000 power outages in North Carolina, with almost 80,000 reported in SC, according to website poweroutage.us. Three people were killed in flash flooding and swift water on roadways in Duplin County, NC, the Duplin County Sheriff's Office confirmed . Volunteers are using private boats to pitch in and help, city spokeswoman Colleen Roberts said. (more...)
Britain formed from three continents including huge chunk of France, scientists say Britain formed from three continents including huge chunk of France, scientists say
- September 16, 2018

The continental fragments of the earth were in motion, and Avalonia , which became England and Wales, collided and merged with Laurentia that became Scotland. The composition of large swathes of granite found underneath well-known of the South West peninsula of Britain might maybe maybe presumably presumably provide a crucial clue to the save deposits of metals mandatory for the production of many low carbon technologies might maybe maybe presumably presumably also be ... (more...)
Isaac dissipated, and updates on Atlantic storms Helene, Joyce Isaac dissipated, and updates on Atlantic storms Helene, Joyce
- September 16, 2018

Forecasters said Florence is expected to continue moving farther inland across the Carolinas through the weekend before turning toward the central Appalachian Mountains early next week. It's a detail that almost got lost among all the wind , rain and storm surge data sent out by the National Hurricane Center on Wednesday. Across Puerto Rico and the southern U.S. (more...)
Russian Federation reacts angrily to reports of hole drilled on space station Russian Federation reacts angrily to reports of hole drilled on space station
- September 16, 2018

On the night of August 29, ISS controllers on the ground noticed a slight pressure drop aboard the orbiting outpost. The non-threatening hole was patched, and the initial explanation was that a small meteorite had struck the station, but Russian Federation wasn't buying it. (more...)
Winds from Florence moving ashore at North Carolina Outer Banks: NHC Winds from Florence moving ashore at North Carolina Outer Banks: NHC
- September 16, 2018

Florence's winds had dropped from a peak of 225 kph to 165 kph by midmorning, reducing the hurricane from a Category 4 to a Category 2. Thank you for signing up for the 3 Things to Know Newsletter. "We hope to have something left when we get home", she said. "Because it's Mother Nature". Because landfalling hurricanes commonly spawn twisters, a tornado watch was issued for eastern North Carolina. (more...)
Hurricane Florence hours away from Carolinas Hurricane Florence hours away from Carolinas
- September 16, 2018

A buoy off the North Carolina coast recorded waves almost 30 feet (9 meters) high as Florence churned toward shore. Florence is moving toward the northwest around 17 miles per hour and is expected to make landfall on Carolinas late Thursday night into early Friday morning. (more...)
Storm surge could be Hurricane Florence's deadliest, most destructive threat Storm surge could be Hurricane Florence's deadliest, most destructive threat
- September 16, 2018

The deadliest and most destructive element of any hurricane, the storm surge from Florence could flood tens of thousands of structures, North Carolina Gov. The wide storm has weakened to a Category 2 hurricane and forecasters expect top winds to drop more as it nears the shore, but they're sharing a giant dose of uncertainty. (more...)