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'Monster' Hurricane Florence Barrels Toward the Carolinas

Mary's Hospital spokesman Mark Ralston said . The NHC experts warned that "life-threatening storm surge (is) possible along the coasts of North and South...


'Monster' Hurricane Florence takes aim at U.S. Southeast

These unforgiving winds will damage homes and buildings, down trees and knock out power. Some regions are expected to receive more than 20 inches of rain from...


Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos launches $2B fund for homeless, low-income families

Mr Bezos asked on Twitter last year for suggestions on how he might use his personal fortune, which this year has soared due to Amazon's surging share price a...


White House Buckles in For Hurricane Florence

Weather Underground meteorology director Jeff Masters said Florence eventually could strike as merely a Category 1 hurricane with winds less than 100 miles p...


Why Hurricane Florence Is So Dangerous

Hurricane Florence is poised to hit the mid-Atlantic coast and the Carolinas this week, and satellite images of the storm are nothing short of terrifying. Smith...


Fierce Hurricane Florence aims at southeast US

The impact of storm surge on the coast will depend on whether the storm's arrival coincides with high tide. "Finally, I ask all Georgians to join me in praying ...


Hurricane Florence Loses Steam, but Shifting Forecast Predicts Huge Rainfall

But the biggest danger could be life-threatening storm surges . It is important to recognize that while attention will be focused on coastal impacts from Flo...


California aims to get all electricity from clean sources

And even those standards are now in danger, thanks to a Trump action last month that aims to rescind the power of California and other states to set stricter fu...


Study Makes the Case for Pluto as a Planet

A new study by a University of Central Florida researcher has become the latest to argue that Pluto should be reclassified as a planet , and that the reasons...


Japan Wants An End To The Whaling Ban

But the proposal faces stiff opposition from countries that argue that many whale populations are still vulnerable or, even more broadly, that the killing of wh...


As Hurricane Florence nears, expat Islander braces for storm in North Carolina

More than a million people have been urged to evacuate from the storm's path. But the biggest danger could be life-threatening storm surges . The hurrican...


Prehistoric 'hashtag' may be world's oldest drawing

They used a microscope to compare lines drawn with a pointed piece of ochre with a 1mm-3mm tip to lines that were painted onto silcrete - and then compared thes...


Big and vicious: Hurricane Florence closes in on Carolinas

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed declarations of emergency for North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, freeing up federal resources for storm re...


Could desert-based renewables bring rain to the Sahara?

The model revealed wind farms caused regional warming of near-surface air temperature, with greater changes in minimum temperatures than maximum temperatures....


States Prepare for ‘Storm of a Lifetime’ as Hurricane Florence Looms

But forecasters say there's an increased chance for tropical storm winds to reach Savannah. How are you preparing for Hurricane Florence? "The overall win...


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

Goins Jr., president of Lutheran Services Carolinas, whose seven facilities are staying open during the hurricane. Panovich: Well, it's pretty interesting. ...


Hurricane Florence evacuations expand, with 'disaster at doorstep'

Hurricane Florence , growing in size despite its weakening winds, churned ever closer to the US East Coast on Wednesday as evacuations expanded south from the C...


Rick Scott to deploy emergency teams, resources ahead of Hurricane Florence

Florence could strengthen some over open water and then weaken as it nears land, but the difference won't make it any less risky, forecaster Stacy Stewart wrot...


Hurricane Florence looks like a nightmarish monstrosity - ‘even from space’

The 500-mile-wide hurricane, which is barreling toward the United States east coast, is expected to make landfall on Thursday night, but then the storm's moveme...


Hurricane Florence: Residents told to 'heed the warnings'

Although North Carolina is still expected to see the worst of the storm, a more southern track would mean that states further north - like Virginia - could ...


Photos of Hurricane Florence from space are truly scary to behold

The Category 4 weakened slightly to 130 miles per hour in the morning but was expected to re-intensify later Tuesday, according to the National Hurricane Cente...


Hurricane Florence from space: "A no-kidding nightmare"

A three-minute video that NASA published Wednesday morning shows Hurricane Florence from a space-station's-eye view, as a camera some 250 miles above earth pa...


Millions on US East Coast brace for 'extremely dangerous' Hurricane Florence

But, it's the water, not the wind, that has the potential to make the storm so deadly, experts say. A storm as big as Hurricane Florence will hit with a ...


'Monster' Hurricane Florence nears Carolina coast

Florence is still projected to lash the East Coast as a Category 4 hurricane. The storm's potential path also includes half a dozen nuclear power plants , p...


AI Helps Track Down Mysterious Cosmic Radio Bursts

And FRB 121102, which lies about 3 billion light-years from Earth, is particularly intriguing: It's the only known " repeater " source of FRBs , which otherw...


Hurricane Florence Zeroes In On Carolinas, Bringing 130 MPH Winds

The weakening of the winds doesn't mean this isn't going to be a bad storm, though. The storm's 175-mile (282 km) wide "cone of probability" suggests the stor...


Hurricane Florence is 'A MONSTER': 'Storm is like NOTHING before' warns official

Boeing Co suspended work on Tuesday at the SC plant where it assembles 787 widebody jetliners, and a Volvo automobile plant in South Carolina's evacuation zon...


Hurricane Florence threatens to snarl travel across Mid-Atlantic states

SC and North Carolina have ordered evacuations for people living in vulnerable areas along the coast. At 2 a.m., the storm was centered 625 miles (1,005 km)...


'Giant Pac-Man' prepares to eat into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

It's then due to be dragged to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, located between California and Hawaii , to start gathering some of the estimated 80,000 tonnes ...


US East Coast braces for 'direct hit' from Hurricane Florence

While many coastal residents heeded mandatory evacuation orders , others were boarding up homes and businesses and choosing to courageous the storm. As of th...