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Oct 12 2018

'Changed Forever': Florida Panhandle devastated by Michael

Michael flattened homes, plunged communities into darkness and ravaged whole neighborhoods. Florida's Governor Rick Scott has declared a state emegency in 35 counti...

Oct 12 2018

Hurricane Michael leaves 6 dead in US

Long said that now, search-and-rescue operations are a priority, adding, "The power's not going to be on for a while", the Weather Channel reported. We can not guarante...

Oct 12 2018

Michael downgraded to tropical storm, kills 2 in Florida

Gulf Coast. Michael's winds also toppled trees and power lines, leaving hundreds of thousands without power and flash flooding also was reported in North Carolina's t...

Oct 11 2018

The 'scary-looking' view of Hurricane Michael from the International Space Station

Ken Graham, director of the Miami-based National Hurricane Center, said Michael is "unfortunately, a historical and incredibly risky and life-threatening situation". ...

Oct 11 2018

Key statistics from the United Nations climate report

In elaborating, "As part of the decision to adopt the Paris Agreement, the IPCC was invited to produce, in 2018, a Special Report on global warming of 1.5°C above pre-i...

Oct 11 2018

Vietnam needs further efforts to mitigate climate change

She then said the call to phase out coal power by 2050 was "drawing a very long bow", casting doubt on the expertise of the world's leading climate scientists. A rise in ...

Oct 08 2018

SpaceX to launch and land Falcon 9 rocket from Southern California

The California-based aerospace manufacturing company founded by Elon Musk launched its Falcon 9 rocket Sunday evening. Nearby residents in Santa Barbara, Ventura and ...

Oct 05 2018

Nobel winner: women physicists are ‘out there’

Photo taken on October 2, 2018 shows a screen displaying the portraits of three awarded scientists Arthur Ashkin (L) of U.S., Gerard Mourou (C) of France and Donna Str...

Sep 22 2018

Florence portends more massive hurricanes in age of global warming

At least 43 people have died since the hurricane slammed into the coast more than a week ago. "We should act immediately to allay such concerns and provide financial ce...

Sep 18 2018

Everything you need to know about Hurricane Florence

Tropical Storm Florence dumped "epic" amounts of rain on North and SC as it trudged inland on Saturday, knocking out power and causing at least eight deaths as flood wate...

Sep 18 2018

Hurricane Florence: Death toll mounts to 14

Florence flattened trees, buckled buildings and crumpled roads. Still, there was some good news: Power outages in the Carolinas and Virginia were down to about 580,000...

Sep 17 2018

Hurricane Florence to strengthen through Wednesday night: NHC

Masters said there's a tug-of-war between two clear skies high pressure systems - one off the coast and one over MI - and the more the Great Lakes one wins, the more ...

Sep 17 2018

Water - not wind - is the deadliest storm hazard

Governor of South Carolina Henry McMaster has ordered the evacuation of most of the state's coastline as the storm approaches. The U.S. Naval Forces North Command...

Sep 15 2018

Florence's path: Track the tropical storm here

The storm is now around 530 miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, and is moving west-northwest at 17 mph. Isaac is expected to move south of Jamaica as a tropic...

Sep 15 2018

Hurricane Florence has ingredients that make experts worry

In comparison, Florida, which is closer to the equator and in line with the part of the Atlantic where hurricanes are born, off the African coast, has had at least five h...

Sep 14 2018

California Commits to 100% Clean Electricity by 2045

Jerry Brown on Monday. Jerry Brown, center, signs his environmental measure SB100 into law, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif . SB100 sets a goal of phas...

Sep 14 2018

Amazon's Jeff Bezos unveils $2 billion philanthropic fund

Bezos made the announcement on Twitter a year after asking for ideas on how he could use his personal fortune - now estimated at more than $160 billion - for charitable e...

Sep 14 2018

Mass evacuations ordered as Hurricane Florence heads toward Carolinas

State and UNC noting they were also consulting with regional authorities. North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia will likely experience the brunt of the storm, ...

Sep 13 2018

Numbers Still Favor Kavanaugh's Confirmation to Supreme Court

Kavanaugh's testimony did not appear to have cost him any support among Republicans, nor has it prodded two moderates in the caucus to declare how they will vote. Wade . ...

Sep 13 2018

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

Though Florence won't be making landfall until Friday , tropical-storm-force winds - 39 to 73 miles per hour (63 to 117 km/h) - will begin whipping through coastal reg...