Tropical Storm Florence takes aim at SC or Georgia coastline

10 Sep, 2018

The storm is moving west at 6 miles per hour. Florence will become a unsafe hurricane Florence is forecast to rapidly strengthen to a major hurricane by Monday and is expected to remain an extremely risky major hurricane through Thursday.

Florence to Become Hurricane Soon; Possibly Historic

09 Sep, 2018

AST Saturday advisory for the storm from the National Hurricane Center ( NHC ) in Miami , Florida. The storm could explode in power on Sunday. But it's just good to go ahead and look at it. The EURO rows her inland, and GFS curving north and up the coast inland or near-inland. Florence will stay out at sea at least for the weekend, but even at a distance could produce rough seas and risky rip currents along the East Coast.

Tropical Storm Gordon could strengthen into a weak hurricane

06 Sep, 2018

Previous story: Tropical Storm Gordon is moving quickly, expected to pass through southeast Florida by this afternoon, but tropical storm warnings are in effect for areas of Miami-Dade, Collier and Monroe counties as heavy rain continues.

Tropical Storm Gordon makes landfall near Alabama-Mississippi border

06 Sep, 2018

The Escambia County Sheriff's office posted on its Facebook page late Tuesday that deputies responded to a call that a tree had fallen on a mobile home in Pensacola. Phil Bryant declared a state of emergency as well, and said state resources are being mobilized. Conditions were expected to deteriorate westward to New Orleans as the stormed closed in on the coast, possibly becoming the second hurricane to hit the region in less than a year.

Cory Booker releases confidential documents, GOP warns of consequences

06 Sep, 2018

Journalist Bob Woodward's new book about Trump says Kavanaugh recommended Porter for the job. Also on Thursday, a newly disclosed 2003 email , separate from the messages Booker released, but also deemed "committee confidential", reveals that Kavanaugh has questioned whether Roe v.

Gordon hits near Alabama-Mississippi border

05 Sep, 2018

Tropical Storm Gordon will move ashore late Tuesday into early Wednesday morning along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, spreading rain and wind across the region. New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has declared a state of emergency for her city, closing all non-essential government offices on Tuesday. "More than 10,000 are without power".

U.S. Gulf Coast bracing for Hurricane Gordon as storm nears

05 Sep, 2018

A Tropical Storm Warning is in place in Florida from Golden Beach to Bonita Beach, and for the Florida Keys from Craig Key to Ocean Reef, including Florida Bay as well as from the Okaloosa/Walton County line in Florida westward to east of Morgan City, Louisiana, including Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Maurepas (see Fig.2).

Tropical Storm Gordon Moves Toward Gulf

03 Sep, 2018

Tropical storm warnings are in effect for South Florida , and from the Florida-Alabama border west to near Morgan City, La. Gordon was located about 60 miles west-northwest of Key Largo with highest winds of 45 mph, the National Hurricane Center said in its 10 a.m.

Leak repaired on International Space Station

02 Sep, 2018

It was traced to a hole about 2 millimeters (less than one-tenth of an inch) across in a Soyuz capsule docked at the space station . "Cabin pressure on the space station is holding steady after the crew conducted fix work on one of two Russian Soyuz spacecraft attached to the complex", space agency officials posted on Twitter yesterday afternoon.

California Senate rallies votes for tough net neutrality bill

02 Sep, 2018

The senate voted to save net neutrality back in May after the Federal Communications Commission led by Trump-appointee Ajit Pai repealed Obama-era regulations previous year. Almost three dozen other states are working on their own laws, and supporters hope California's bill will inspire even more states to follow suit. Meanwhile, net neutrality advocates cheered what they called a testament to the power of the internet.

PTC 6 expected to become tropical storm

01 Sep, 2018

The tropical wave, a large area of cloudiness and thunderstorms across the northeastern Caribbean Sea, is forecast to move westward to west-northwestward, the hurricane center said Thursday. This storm has a 90% chance of development in the next five days, though because the environmental conditions are so favorable, this may become Tropical Storm Florence before the week is over.

Two tropical storms forming in eastern Pacific

01 Sep, 2018

The 10 AM CST Advisory had wind speeds clocked at 65 miles per hour and a minimum pressure of 994 millibars. MEXICO CITY Tropical Storm Norman has formed within the jap Pacific Ocean and forecasters exclaim it would perchance well turn out to be a typhoon this day.

Canada's controversial Trans Mountain pipeline squashed by court

31 Aug, 2018

Some provinces are fighting the federal climate plan in court; the provincial government of Saskatchewan says it will not submit its plan for the federal government to review, and earlier this summer it filed a constitutional reference to Saskatchewan's Court of Appeal to ask whether Ottawa has the right to impose various taxes on jurisdictions.

France's Macron talks with Danes about European defense

30 Aug, 2018

Macron's record on the environment is mixed. Hulot said on France Inter that he had not informed the president or Prime Minister Edouard Philippe of his decision, fearing that they would convince him to stay. "The response is no", government spokesman Griveaux added. He said the surprise resignation "lacks courtesy" to the president. The parliament's decision to avoid a binding deadline on glyphosate had been considered as a political defeat for Hulot, a few months only after he ...

California implementing no cash bail system

30 Aug, 2018

Will replacing cash bail with more power for judges reduce or increase pretrial jail for suspects? Judy Woodruff interviews Marisa Lagos of public television station KQED, which has covered the story. Prosecutors have alleged the group was training children to use firearms for an anti-government mission and are fighting to keep the suspects from being released.

Lindsey Graham honors John McCain on the Senate floor

29 Aug, 2018

Hollywood star Warren Beatty will be among the pallbearers at the funeral of veteran US Senator John McCain . John McCain on the Senate floor Tuesday afternoon, memorializing their storied friendship and McCain's legacy. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), urging him to be patient, like McCain, with his colleagues. New York Post gossip columnist Cindy Adams wrote in March 1999 that a dinner with Beatty and actress Annette Bening, his wife, resulted in McCain saying he would pick a pro-choice ...

Some Hawaii residents lose homes after brush fires hit Maui

27 Aug, 2018

Chevalier says Oahu and Maui are will face hurricane or tropical storm conditions later Friday. On Wednesday, the hurricane's speed slowed from 9 miles per hour to 7 miles per hour (15 kph to 11 kph), Shigesato said. "Don't let your guard down", Brock Long, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said during a telephone briefing in Washington. "Even though the eye is south of the Big Island, we are seeing excessive rainfall already affecting the islands", weather service ...

EPA moves to dramatically cut regulation of coal power plants

23 Aug, 2018

Around 600 coal-fired units at 300 facilities could be covered by the proposed rule. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a new rule to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing coal-fired electric utility generating units and power plants across the country.

Turnbull could be challenged at 9am meeting

23 Aug, 2018

In the past decade, the Australian government has seen three different leadership changes as the result of internal party challenges. "Whether that's all going to work for a net gain for the LNP I'm not so sure". Australia has gone through an extraordinary period of political instability since Prime Minister John Howard lost power in 2007 after more than 11 years in office.

Here’s why you shouldn’t flush your contact lenses down the toilet

23 Aug, 2018

Said research shows that the current wastewater treatment facilities can not filter out the 1.8 to 3.3 billion contact lenses that are flushed down the toilet every year. Halden said many people do not realize that flushing contact lenses is risky to the environment. Tiny fish and plankton can mistake microplastics for food.

Experts Advise Consumers to Throw Away Contact Lenses Only in the Garbage

23 Aug, 2018

Halden, Rolsky and a third member of the team, Varun Kelkar, are at the Biodesign Institute's Center for Environmental Health Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU). First, contact lenses are transparent, which makes them hard to observe in the complicated milieu of a wastewater treatment plant. The plastic ends up entering the food chain through earthworms, it gets into rivers and oceans when it rains, or it gets directly to waterways when treatment plants experience overflows.

Hurricane Lane: Latest updates, forecast track, path of Category 3 storm

22 Aug, 2018

The hurricane was moving west at 16 miles per hour and was expected to cross into the Central Pacific basin today, the National Hurricane Center said. While hurricanes and tropical storms frequently roam close to the islands, direct hits are rare. Rainfall totals of 20 inches, or nearly half a metre, are possible.

Hurricane Lane, a Monster Category 5 Storm, Barrels Toward Hawaii

22 Aug, 2018

Roofs and walls will collapse. A storm this sprawling and powerful can bring threatening downpours and winds "well away from the center of the hurricane, and impacts could be felt on any of the islands", the National Hurricane Center said .

EPA plans to roll back emissions standards on power plants

22 Aug, 2018

Trump was expected to promote the new plan at a coal-country appearance in West Virginia on Tuesday. "The Trump administration's proposal, by contrast, will give our state's authorities the flexibility they need to make the right decisions for Arkansas".

Hurricane Lane: Monster Category 5 storm targeting Hawaii

22 Aug, 2018

In addition, large swells generated by Lane will impact the Hawaiian Islands this week. While the storm is expected to weaken slightly as it makes its northward move, it will likely still be a powerful hurricane as it approaches the islands.

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