• Global summit rebukes Trump, cheers on work to aid climate
Global summit rebukes Trump, cheers on work to aid climate

Jerry Brown , included a report that 27 major cities around the world have seen emissions decrease over a five-year period and are now at least 10 per cent lower than their peak. Trump announced in June 2017 the United States' intention to pull out of the worldwide agreement, which Kerry signed while serving as President Barack Obama's secretary of...

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  • Coastal residents wait, watch as Florence’s fury begins
Coastal residents wait, watch as Florence’s fury begins

Favorable wind patterns. Higher sea levels that exacerbate storm surge . -Size: Hurricane-force winds extend up to 80 miles from the center, and tropical storm-force winds extend up to 195 miles. Boarding up his home in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina , Chris Pennington watched the forecasts and tried to decide when to leave. Forecasters' Europe...

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  • Florence weakens to Category 2 hurricane but still life-threatening: NHC
Florence weakens to Category 2 hurricane but still life-threatening: NHC

North Myrtle Beach was almost empty Thursday as the first bands of heavy rain from Hurricane Florence approached. Video posted on Twitter showed a meteorologist telling viewers about the evacuation before walking off-screen. North Carolina utilities estimated that as many as 2.5 million state residents could be left without power, the state...

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  • Mother, infant, among several killed by Hurricane Florence
Mother, infant, among several killed by Hurricane Florence

This landfall has been a long time coming: The hurricane arrived more than two weeks after the National Hurricane Center issued its first advisory for the storm . With the brunt of the storm yet to come, a gauge on the Neuse River in New Bern, a city near the coast, was already recording 10 feet (3 meters) of inundation, the National Hurrica...

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  • Storm Helene to unleash DAMAGING winds and TROPICAL air next week
Storm Helene to unleash DAMAGING winds and TROPICAL air next week

Isaac is moving toward the west near 16 miles per hour (26 km/h), and this general motion with a decrease in forward speed is expected for the next few days. "Storm surge is the main cause of the death and destruction associated with hurricanes", NBC News explained after Hurricane Ike hit Texas. The National Hurricane Center said the stor...

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  • Amazon chief Jeff Bezos gives $2bn to help the homeless
Amazon chief Jeff Bezos gives $2bn to help the homeless

How does Jeff Bezos, the richest person alive, spend his billions? Amazon's founder expanded on the pledge announced early Thursday - his largest philanthropic push yet - in an interview Thursday night with David Rubenstein , co-chairman of the Carlyle Group and host of "The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations" on Bloomberg Tele...

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  • California Governor Brown Signs Law Requiring 100% Clean Energy By 2045
California Governor Brown Signs Law Requiring 100% Clean Energy By 2045

California Gov. Jerry Brown wants the state to remove as much carbon dioxide from the air as it emits. Brown signed the measure Monday as he prepares to host a summit in San Francisco of climate change leaders from around the world later this week.

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" "Democrats Refer Letter to FBI Regarding Possible "#MeToo" Kavanaugh Allegations

Cory Booker, D-N.J., asks a question of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh , during a third round on the third day of his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing, Thursday, Sept. Despite those commitments, the letter said one member of the committee has released more than 40 documents without cons...

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  • Hurricane Florence looms over East Coast — WHAT’S HAPPENING
Hurricane Florence looms over East Coast — WHAT’S HAPPENING

The centre of Florence, a Category 2 hurricane , will approach the coasts of North and SC today, the NHC said , adding that it was expected to weaken after it moved inland. Because the storm was so strong earlier in the week, it built up a wall of water which will push inland as the storm surge . He compared Florence's wind field to Hurricane ...

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  • Hurricane Florence to deliver 'life-threatening' surges and rain despite downgrade
Hurricane Florence to deliver 'life-threatening' surges and rain despite downgrade

The storm, which is building up over the Atlantic, is due to make landfall in either North or SC within the next few days, and is expected to be the worst storm to hit the area in 30 years. Hurricane Florence is churning slowly towards the southern parts of the eastern seaboard and could slam into the Carolinas by tomorrow night bringing sweeping w...

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  • Emergency declared as Tropical Storm Gordon heads for Gulf Coast
Emergency declared as Tropical Storm Gordon heads for Gulf Coast

As of 2 a.m. Tuesday, Gordon was about 280 miles east-southeast of the mouth of Mississippi River. The storm is expected to become a hurricane, with winds of at least 74mph (119km/h) and up to 12 inches (30cm) of rain forecast by the US National Hurricane Center (NHC ).

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  • Tropical Storm Gordon takes aim at Gulf after soaking South Florida
Tropical Storm Gordon takes aim at Gulf after soaking South Florida

Its tropical storm-force winds, as high as 70 mph, extended up to 80 miles from Gordon's center and were affecting the coastlines in Alabama and Florida's western Panhandle. The National Hurricane Centre is also tracking Tropical Storm Olivia and Hurricane Norman in the eastern Pacific. Scattered showers and thunderstorms were expected to continu...

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  • California Becomes First State to Ditch Cash Bail: Oregon Should Follow Suit
California Becomes First State to Ditch Cash Bail: Oregon Should Follow Suit

But after the bill was rewritten, the ACLU no longer supported the bill, saying it gave too much discretion to judges to keep people locked up awaiting trial. Others, meanwhile, argue it will allow unsafe people to go free and perhaps not return for trial. Nor has the crime wave many conservative critics predicted bail reform would produce actu...

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  • Inslee: Trump is co-conspirator in premature death of Washingtonians
Inslee: Trump is co-conspirator in premature death of Washingtonians

The Affordable Clean Energy Rule was announced by the EPA on Monday as a replacement to the Obama administration's 2015 Clean Power Plan . Clarification: This story has been clarified to reflect that Rocky Mountain Power would keep coal plants online longer if it fits into their long-term plans and state regulators permit it.

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  • Malcolm Turnbull: Australian PM survives leadership challenge
Malcolm Turnbull: Australian PM survives leadership challenge

All leadership positions were declared vacant before the vote, but Julie Bishop also remains as deputy after an uncontested vote. Mr Turnbull defeated Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton in a party room ballot in Canberra on Tuesday. "I think the public would react very negatively to another change of leadership without them having a vote". Sm...

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  • Should you really be scared about weed killer in your cereal?
Should you really be scared about weed killer in your cereal?

The food industry giant, Monsanto , who owns the Roundup brand (the most widely used glyphosate brand), disputed claims made by the World Health Organization that glyphosate is a "probably carcinogen". Meanwhile, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has a risk assessment that "concludes that glyphosate is not likely to be carcinogenic to...

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  • Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks
Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks

It is also called a shooting star. "The shower is the result of Earth encountering the gritty debris of Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle", Boyle said. However, the meteor showers will technically be visible all through the month. Majority burn so hot that they disintegrate as they enter Earth's atmosphere. The meteoroids that cause this shower are d...

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  • Solar eclipse will be visible in southern China on Saturday
Solar eclipse will be visible in southern China on Saturday

Which spreads over the earth. A solar eclipse is a celestial phenomenon that occurs when the moon, the sun and the Earth are aligned in a straight line. You can check out the path of the eclipse from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Centre (GSFC) map. An eclipse should not be seen with the naked eye, maintains NASA as it can cause damage to th...

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  • France floods: German man missing, 1600 campers evacuated
France floods: German man missing, 1600 campers evacuated

A French judge placed two German nationals accused of operating an unlicensed holiday camp in southern France under formal investigation after a flash-flood swept through the site, leaving several children injured and one man missing. They were among 10 people hospitalized with minor injuries, the Gard Gendarmerie said on its Facebook page. The...

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  • Weak sub-tropical storm heads north
Weak sub-tropical storm heads north

Debby's maximum sustained winds were near 40 miles per hour (65 kph) and the U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm was expected to dissipate in a few days without threatening land. A high surf warning has been issued for east-facing shores of Hawaii Island for 12-13 foot waves. However, only a small deviation to the north of the for...

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  • Administration's 'own numbers don't even support' fuel-efficiency proposal
Administration's 'own numbers don't even support' fuel-efficiency proposal

The lawsuit filed in May in the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia alleged the plan to dump the mileage standards violated the federal Clean Air Act and didn't follow the agency's own regulations. Two former EPA mileage officials said the administration's proposal departed from years of findings on fuel efficiency , auto sa...

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  • SpaceX poised to beat Boeing with first astronaut flights
SpaceX poised to beat Boeing with first astronaut flights

NASA said SpaceX was now aiming to conduct an uncrewed demonstration flight of its upgraded Dragon capsule in November, known as SpaceX Demo-1. Now, both SpaceX and Boeing are each working on spacecraft that will enable NASA to send astronauts with American spacecraft.

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  • Mars Earth Approach - Closest to Planet Since 2013
Mars Earth Approach - Closest to Planet Since 2013

The last time Mars got this close to Earth was on August 27, 2003, when it was a bit closer - 34,646,418 miles away. "Not quite as bright as Venus, but still because of the reddish, orange-ish-red colour, you really can't miss it in the sky".

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  • Radar Probe Reveals Huge Reservoir of Liquid Water Under Mars’ Surface
Radar Probe Reveals Huge Reservoir of Liquid Water Under Mars’ Surface

Liquid water is essential for all forms of life that we know of. It was home to plenty of liquid water and lakes at least 3.6 billion years ago. Lead author Roberto Orosei surveyed a region called Planum Australe, located in the southern ice cap of Mars , from May 2012 until December 2015.

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  • Blue Origin Successfully Launches New Shepard Rocket for High-Altitude Emergency Abort Test
Blue Origin Successfully Launches New Shepard Rocket for High-Altitude Emergency Abort Test

On Wednesday's flight, Blue Origin says it will push the New Shepard rocket to its limits with a high-altitude escape motor test. The reusable New Shepard booster is created to take off from a launch pad, climb to the internationally-recognized boundary of space at an altitude of 62 miles (100 kilometers), and land nearby with rocket thrust and...

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  • 5 takeaways from Federal Bureau of Investigation agent's explosive congressional hearing
5 takeaways from Federal Bureau of Investigation agent's explosive congressional hearing

In an explosive, hourslong congressional hearing Thursday, FBI agent Peter Strzok was defiant as Republicans unleashed blistering attacks, saying his anti-Trump sentiment - captured in personal text messages - is evidence of bias at the Justice Department.

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  • Tropical Storm Chris could become hurricane
Tropical Storm Chris could become hurricane

At 11 a.m. EDT on Sunday, the storm's center was located about 160 miles south of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina with maximum sustained winds around 45 mph. It is said Beryl will "degenerate into a trough of low pressure" as it moves into the eastern caribbean sea by Monday. A tropical storm warning is already in effect for that area, with hurricane...

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  • Eastern Canada Heat Wave Continues, Causing Several Deaths In Montreal
Eastern Canada Heat Wave Continues, Causing Several Deaths In Montreal

An emergency coordination centre has been activated to supervise those measures and Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante has called on Montrealers to show solidarity with at-risk people. He says the new system is more accurate. The city is in the midst of an "extreme heat event", Environment Canada said in its warning on Sunday. Friday's forecast is f...

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  • Trump to announce supreme court pick on 9 July
Trump to announce supreme court pick on 9 July

Kennedy's news that he'll leave the court next month immediately activated a network of White House aides, congressional allies and outside advocates, all set for their second Supreme Court confirmation fight in two years. Mike Lee of Utah. "I actually saw him on television last night, where he said he would love the job. As you know, there are ...

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  • Strawberry Moon rises over Western Washington tonight
Strawberry Moon rises over Western Washington tonight

The Strawberry Moon will reach peak fullness on Thursday at 12:53 a.m. ET, according to Time and Leisure . Here's what you need to know as the full moon and Saturn get ready to put on a dazzling display this week. The moonlight travels through more of Earth's atmosphere typically giving the moon a yellow/orange color. The planet, it added, will ...

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