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California Commits to 100% Clean Electricity by 2045

California Commits to 100% Clean Electricity by 2045 California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that would require all of the state's electricity to come from carbon-free sources by 2045, marking the biggest step yet in his fight against global warming. Jerry Brown says he hopes a law he's signed moving California toward eliminating fossil fuels for electricity will serve as a model for other state and national governments. [Full Article...]

Watch live streaming video of Hurricane Florence rolling into North Carolina

Watch live streaming video of Hurricane Florence rolling into North Carolina With South Carolina's beach towns now more in the bull's-eye because of the shifting forecast, OH vacationers Chris and Nicole Roland put off their departure from North Myrtle Beach to get the maximum amount of time on the sand. A hurricane watch is in effect for Edisto Beach, SC, to South Santee River, SC. For a swath of the North Carolina shore from Cape Fear to Cape Lookout, the storm su... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence seen from space is a 'no-kidding nightmare'

Hurricane Florence is expected to bring high winds to North Carolina's coast by Thursday afternoon. It is likely to become a Category 5 before landfall. Astronauts at the International Space Station, for example, struggled to fit the enormous storm into one frame. Millions have been ordered to evacuate their homes as the storm rages closer to the mainland. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence's Path Remains Uncertain As Storm Closes In On Carolinas

Hurricane Florence's Path Remains Uncertain As Storm Closes In On Carolinas As of 8 a.m. EDT it was centred about 170 miles (275 kilometres) east-southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina and about 220 miles (355 kilometres) east-southeast of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina , moving northwest at 12 mph (20 kph). The US Coast Guard said it closed the ports of Wilmington and Moorehead City in North Carolina and restricted port operations in Charleston, South Carolina. [Full Article...]

Dont play games with it: Florence takes aim at Carolinas

Dont play games with it: Florence takes aim at Carolinas Amazing, yet terrifying video from a plane flying into the eye of Hurricane Florence, takes a look inside the Category 4 storm that's barreling towards the US East Coast . Forecasters worry the storm's damage will be worse if it lingers on the coast. South Carolina's governor ordered the state's entire coastline evacuated at noon Tuesday and predicted that 1 million people would flee as hig... [Full Article...]

Jaw-dropping images of Hurricane Florence from space

Jaw-dropping images of Hurricane Florence from space That's because, on the ground, the storm has brought mayhem. "It's chilling, even from space."source Alexander Gerst/European Space Agency This photo shows what it looks like deep inside the eye of Hurricane Florence , a place of relative calm for such storms.source Alexander Gerst/European Space Agency The NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold has also been following the giant storm". [Full Article...]

How scientists track Hurricane Florence with a 'forecast cone'

How scientists track Hurricane Florence with a 'forecast cone' Isaac had recorded maximum sustained winds of 60 miles per hour and is moving west at 15 miles per hour, the National Hurricane Center said Wednesday morning . "Water weighs approximately 1,700 pounds per cubic yard; extended pounding by frequent waves can demolish any structure not specifically created to withstand such forces". [Full Article...]

GOP senators condemn 'vulgar' messages directed at Collins over Kavanaugh vote

GOP senators condemn 'vulgar' messages directed at Collins over Kavanaugh vote Collins is referring to a large-scale crowdfunding effort by which liberals have raised about a million dollars to influence her against Kavanaugh. Two groups of ME progressives have pledged to donate up to $1.3 million to Collins's next opponent if the ME senator votes to confirm Kavanaugh, Newsmax reported . [Full Article...]

Florence becomes a hurricane; 2 other storms gain strength

Florence becomes a hurricane; 2 other storms gain strength At present Florence has maximum winds of 70mph. The flooding might be similar to what the Carolinas experienced during Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Florence wilted Thursday as it plowed into the subtropical jet stream. Still, the storm would produce flooding rains across a large part of the U.S. South, expanding the damage, according to Enki Research's Watson. Hurricane Hazel came ashore at the ... [Full Article...]

Airlines Preparing for Impact of Hurricane Florence

Airlines Preparing for Impact of Hurricane Florence Evacuations began Monday in coastal Carolina regions as landfall still looks likely near the state line between North Carolina and SC. WILMINGTON - Hurricane Florence is now a Category 4 hurricane , according to the National Hurricane Center . [Full Article...]

Watches Issued As Isaac Closes in on Lesser Antilles

Watches Issued As Isaac Closes in on Lesser Antilles Helene - now just southeast of the Cabo Verde islands off the African coast - had winds of 136km/h, and was expected to turn northwest and then north into the open Atlantic by midweek, the NHC said. As of the 5:00am advisory, Hurricane Florence has maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour, making it a Category 2 hurricane. Florence could bring a deadly coastal storm surge, and inland... [Full Article...]

3 states brace for impact as Hurricane Florence gains steam

3 states brace for impact as Hurricane Florence gains steam The National Hurricane Center is now expecting the center of the storm to move between Bermuda and the Bahamas on Tuesday and Wednesday. "To the incredible citizens of North Carolina, South Carolina and the entire East Coast - the storm looks very bad!" tweeted the president. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence strengthens, churns toward US Southeast coast

Hurricane Florence strengthens, churns toward US Southeast coast As expected, Tropical Storm Florence was upgraded to a category 1 hurricane Sunday morning by the National Hurricane Center . Florence, the first major hurricane to threaten the eastern United States this year, was forecast to hit the coast of North Carolina or SC on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence strengthens to Category 4: What that means for Duke, Durham

Hurricane Florence strengthens to Category 4: What that means for Duke, Durham A hurricane hunter plane found Florence strengthening quickly, reaching top winds of 85 miles per hour (140 kph) Sunday evening after crossing the 74 miles per hour threshold from tropical storm to a hurricane earlier in the day. "Ships will be directed to areas of the Atlantic where they will be best postured for storm avoidance", the release states. Florence strengthened into a Category 4 hu... [Full Article...]

Florence regains hurricane strength, on track to hit U.S. East Coast

Florence regains hurricane strength, on track to hit U.S. East Coast As of 5 p.m. Monday, Florence was tracking west-northwest at 11 mph just less than 1,200 miles east-southeast from Cape Fear, North Carolina. Further to the east, forecasters are also watching hurricanes Isaac and Helene. Most of the state of Hawaii was under either a tropical storm warning or watch on Monday morning, as Hurricane Olivia bears westward, with 85 miles per hour winds. [Full Article...]

TROPICS: Florence expected to produce damaging winds in Carolinas

TROPICS: Florence expected to produce damaging winds in Carolinas The Atlantic hurricane season, which typically runs from June to November, caused more than $250 billion worth of damage in the United States in 2017. Forecasters said rapid intensification is likely to begin by tonight and Florence is expected to become a major hurricane by Monday. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. [Full Article...]

Another hurricane heading toward Hawaii

Another hurricane heading toward Hawaii Hurricane Olivia was expected to weaken to a tropical storm before making landfall on Hawaii. It was moving west at 6 miles per hour. It is still too early to know what effects this hurricane will have on Hawai'i Island. "With our planet experiencing the effects of climate change, we are going to have to treat these kinds of repeated events as a new reality, and not only prepare accordingly, but... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Florence turns into a hurricane

Tropical Storm Florence turns into a hurricane At the same time, Florence was centred 1160 km southeast of Bermuda while the centre of Helene was located 230 km southwest of the Southernmost Cabo Verde Islands. Several forecast models have begun to hint that this high pressure becomes strong enough to cause Florence to slow down tremendously late in the week. [Full Article...]

Gov. Northam declares State of Emergency ahead of Florence’s potential impact

Gov. Northam declares State of Emergency ahead of Florence’s potential impact Forecast models paint an increasingly grim picture, converging on a track that would have what is now Tropical Storm Florence making a direct hit as a powerful hurricane somewhere along the U.S. Computer guidance Saturday morning showed the storm making landfall near Myrtle Beach. Tropical Depression Nine became Tropical Storm Isaac on Saturday afternoon over the eastern tropical Atlantic... [Full Article...]

Here's what David Epstein is saying about Hurricane Florence

Here's what David Epstein is saying about Hurricane Florence The National Hurricane Center has not yet issued any coastal watches or warnings as of their 5 p.m. ET advisory. On Wednesday , the storm was ranked a Category 4 hurricane , packing winds up to 130 miles per hour. The National Hurricane Center declared Florence to be the first major hurricane of the 2018 season. Friday afternoon, Florence had been downgraded to a tropical storm , but stren... [Full Article...]


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