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Hurricane is Blamed for 16 Deaths in Florida Alone

Hurricane is Blamed for 16 Deaths in Florida Alone Five days after Hurricane Michael roared into the Florida Panhandle, decimating the seaside community of Mexico Beach, rescuers appear to have some good news - just three people remain missing in the city that was torn apart by the Category 4 storm. [Full Article...]

Florida searchers look for the dead

Florida searchers look for the dead In Apalachicola about 35 miles to the southeast and just inside the perimeter for hurricane winds, a tidal gauge recorded water at 8.55 feet before 7 p.m. Long said many Florida buildings were not built to withstand a storm above the strength of a Category 3 hurricane on the five-level Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Michael leaves trail of devastation in Florida

Hurricane Michael leaves trail of devastation in Florida Two people, including a child, were killed by falling debris, the U.S. media reported on Thursday. The storm made landfall near Panama City in the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday, the most powerful hurricane to hit the region since the mid-1800s, according to the Federal Emergency Management Service. [Full Article...]

India already facing impact of climate change, says government

India already facing impact of climate change, says government The report outlined the changes they believe need to be made for the temperature rise to be limited to 1.5ºC "The good news is that some of the kinds of actions that would be needed to limit global warming to1.5ºC are already underway around the world, but they would need to accelerate", said Valerie Masson-Delmotte, Co-Chair of Working Group I. [Full Article...]

Florida man dies after Hurricane Michael slams into Panhandle

Florida man dies after Hurricane Michael slams into Panhandle The heaviest of the rain will end through the overnight hours tonight but we should remain on the lookout for showers or a few thunderstorms to continue into the morning hours on Friday as well, especially for areas south of Philadelphia. Another 92,000 in Georgia and 49,900 in Alabama also were without power. As the storm moved northward, it tore through Panama City. Only 5,000 or so have showe... [Full Article...]

United Nations climate report warns of warmer earth; demands unprecedented efforts

United Nations climate report warns of warmer earth; demands unprecedented efforts We need to make to make major changes in transportation, buildings, industry, and how we use land. When countries signed the Paris agreement , the consequences of a 1.5-degree temperature rise weren't very clear, IPCC chair Hoesung Lee said at a press conference . [Full Article...]

Will Hurricane Florence Hit Massachusetts? What To Expect

Will Hurricane Florence Hit Massachusetts? What To Expect Shortly before 2 p.m. ET, Florence was 435 miles southeast of Wilmington, N.C., moving northwest at 16 mph, the National Hurricane Center says . Florence was centered more than 470 miles east of of Myrtle Beach Wednesday with sustained winds of 125 mph. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Michael: Storm Could Strengthen Into Category 2 Hurricane

Tropical Storm Michael: Storm Could Strengthen Into Category 2 Hurricane This satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows a view of Tropical Storm Michael, lower right, churning as it heads toward the Florida Panhandle, Sunday, Oct. Tropical storm watches extend farther south through the Tampa Bay area to Anna Maria Island and, to the west, along the Alabama coast. Storm surges of up to 12 feet, which could lead to lif... [Full Article...]

Michael now a hurricane headed for Florida Panhandle

Michael now a hurricane headed for Florida Panhandle A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued from the Suwanee River to Anna Maria Island, including Tampa Bay. Michael is 140 miles east-northeast of Cozumel, Mexico, moving toward the north near 7 mph as it moves into the southern Gulf of Mexico with 75 mph winds . [Full Article...]

Nobel Prize for chemistry awarded to American, British researchers

Nobel Prize for chemistry awarded to American, British researchers According to a statement released by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences , which is responsible for nominating and selecting the Nobel Laureates in Physics and Chemistry, the three honorees "have been inspired by the power of evolution and used the same principles-genetic change and selection-to develop proteins that solve mankind's chemical problems". [Full Article...]

Russian space agency says space station hole was deliberate sabotage

Russian space agency says space station hole was deliberate sabotage A NASA astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut are due to launch next week to join three astronauts who remain in the orbit. Members of the worldwide crew of a manned transportation spacecraft Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev, NASA astronauts Andrew Feustel and Richard Arnold have become the members of the 56 expedition. [Full Article...]

Researchers detect what may be the first known moon outside solar system

Researchers detect what may be the first known moon outside solar system Yesterday (Oct. 3), researchers announced they had spotted evidence of a Neptune-size moon circling the planet Kepler-1625b, which is about three times more massive than Jupiter. When planets have large moons , the two objects orbit a common center of gravity. Especially interested in the outer solar system, Laurel gave a brief presentation at the 2008 Great Planet Debate held at the Johns Hopk... [Full Article...]

Jeff Bezos' space company designing large lunar lander

Jeff Bezos' space company designing large lunar lander USA aerospace giant Lockheed Martin , responding to NASA's plans to renew the exploration of the moon and Mars in the next decade, unveiled Wednesday a concept spacecraft able to land on the lunar surface. The company offered no details on Wednesday about how it would move from the design phase to moon missions in this timeframe. Lockheed's lunar lander will serve as a precursor to an eve... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Rosa off Mexico could bring rip currents, flooding in US

Hurricane Rosa off Mexico could bring rip currents, flooding in US High surf up to 10 feet and rip currents will begin along southern California coast Sunday, the hurricane center said. Heavy rainfall is expected across the Baja peninsula as well as the southwestern United States, with the potential for life-threatening desert flash flooding and mountain landslides, the hurricane center said. [Full Article...]

Chances Kirk will redevelop increase, tropical depression possible off North Carolina

Tropical Storm Kirk grew a little stronger by 11am on Wednesday with sustained winds of 50 miles per hour. Movement was towards the west near 18 miles per hour (30 km/h). An identical warning has been issued by France's government for Guadeloupe and Martinique. "By Thursday or Friday, Leslie is expected to reacquire subtropical or tropical characteristics while the cyclone moves slowly eastwar... [Full Article...]

Foot Spider Web Blankets Entire Lagoon In Greece

Foot Spider Web Blankets Entire Lagoon In Greece In 2015, a similar event was reported with Tetragnatha spiders in Dallas, Texas where webbing took over a "football-field" length area. Residents say the extensive spider webs have another benefit: keeping down mosquitoes. Thankfully, the webs won't be around to menace the people of Aitoliko forever, according to Maria Chatzaki, a professor of molecular biology and genetics at Democritus U... [Full Article...]

Massive spiderweb blankets Greek beach for spider mating 'party'

Reuters reports that giant spiderwebs recently started blanketing the shores of Aitoliko in western Greece. The video, posted on YouTube by Giannis Giannakopoulos , shows a beach in the town of Aitoliko covered in webs almost 300m long. Sadly, the eight-legged architects will soon die off, leaving the web to degrade naturally. More yummy gnats mean more Tetragnatha spiders, according to Maria... [Full Article...]

I-40 in North Carolina Turns Into a River Due to Florence

I-40 in North Carolina Turns Into a River Due to Florence The Coast Guard said it had 26 helicopters and 11 aircraft looking for people in trouble. A power outage at a wastewater treatment plant in Wilmington resulted in partially treated sewage water being released into the Cape Fear River, said Reggie Cheatham, director of the U.S. [Full Article...]

Japan’s punk billionaire Yusaku Maezawa revealed as SpaceX moon tourist

Japan’s punk billionaire Yusaku Maezawa revealed as SpaceX moon tourist Neither Maezawa nor Musk would disclose the price of the flight, but Musk said that Maezawa - who had been one of the two customers for SpaceX's earlier plans for a circumlunar flight on a Dragon announced almost 18 months ago, but since shelved - had already made a down payment. [Full Article...]

Florence turns deadly, unleashing ‘catastrophic floods on Carolinas

Florence turns deadly, unleashing ‘catastrophic floods on Carolinas Key trends• Florence's keep of abode: By early Saturday, Florence was 25 miles (35 km) west of Myrtle Seaside, South Carolina. "Remember: Most storm deaths occur from drowning in fresh water, often in cars", North Carolina Gov. "I feel like the dumbest human being who ever walked the face of the earth", he said. Cooper said there have been 17 confirmed storm-related deaths in North Carolina ... [Full Article...]


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