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WHAT'S HAPPENING: What will life be like after Hurricane Florence?

WHAT'S HAPPENING: What will life be like after Hurricane Florence? The storm has resulted in the deaths of at least 32 people, 26 in North Carolina, according to Gov. Roy Cooper. With Wilmington still mostly an island surrounded by Hurricane Florence's floodwaters and people waiting for hours for handouts of necessities like food, North Carolina's governor is pleading with thousands of evacuees to be patient and not return home just yet. [Full Article...]

"First Light" Image From NASA's TESS

The TESS ( Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) is following in Kepler's footsteps and reminds us once again how small and insignificant we really are, when compared to the Cosmos. TESS has given light images before but with only one camera in its testing phase. "This swath of the sky's southern hemisphere includes more than a dozen stars we know have transiting planets based on previous stud... [Full Article...]

Tesla chief Elon Musk's comments spur criminal investigation

Tesla chief Elon Musk's comments spur criminal investigation The DOJ probe was launched after Musk boasted on Twitter that he had " funding secured " for taking Tesla private last month, Bloomberg News reported , citing two anonymous sources. A Justice Department spokeswoman said the agency "generally does not confirm, deny or otherwise comment on the existence or non-existence of an investigation". [Full Article...]

First private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests

First private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests He bought an entire spaceship, and he intends to people it with 6-8 artists from different countries and representing different styles of art. But there will be lots of branding and promoting for this mission which has been dubbed #DearMoon by Maezawa. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence death toll climbs as flooding spreads

Hurricane Florence death toll climbs as flooding spreads Rescuers freed six dogs that were locked up in an outdoor cage in North Carolina during Hurricane Florence , as the water level was rapidly rising. North Carolina Gov. Daily updates and analysis on national politics from James Pindell. Compounding problems, downed power lines and broken trees crisscrossed many roads in Wilmington three days after Florence made landfall. [Full Article...]

3,2,1: SpaceX counts down to reveal mystery Moon traveler

3,2,1: SpaceX counts down to reveal mystery Moon traveler Maezawa said, 'Finally, I can tell you that I choose to go to the Moon! "Overall, I think it's a little ridiculous". The art enthusiast said on Monday he would invite six to eight artists from around the world to join him on the trip. As Reuters reports , the actual cost of the trip hasn't been revealed , but Maezawa noted that the journey will set him back significantly more than his art pu... [Full Article...]

Elon Musk tweets new images of SpaceX's forthcoming BFR spacecraft

On Thursday, Musk tweeted a picture of a Japanese flag. Musk says the moon mission will take four or five days and will go through uncrewed tests prior to sending a person out. Read everything we know about the BFR and its spaceship design here . A Martian mission is far more complicated than a back-and-forth trip around the Moon. [Full Article...]

4 killed, 3.11 million evacuated as Typhoon Mangkhut lashes China

4 killed, 3.11 million evacuated as Typhoon Mangkhut lashes China A woman walks along a ruined cycling path destroyed by Typhoon Mangkhut in Tseung Kwan O district in Hong Kong on September 17, 2018. In Hong Kong, a video posted online by residents showed the top corner of an old building break and fall off, while in another video, a tall building swayed as strong winds blew. [Full Article...]

Florence death toll climbs

Florence death toll climbs The death toll from Florence stands at least 17 people, according to the Associated Press. A third person, a woman, died in Hampstead, NC, in Pender County. Roads were closed and authorities warned of landslides, tornadoes and flash floods , with dams and bridges in peril as rivers and creeks swelled. Florence "has been most unpredictable, but what has been predictable and steady is our... [Full Article...]

Weatherman makes a holy show of himself during Hurricane Florence

Weatherman makes a holy show of himself during Hurricane Florence The relentless rain also helped Wilmington , North Carolina break its annual rainfall record with three months left to go in the year. The storm killed at least 10 people in North Carolina, including a mother and child killed by a falling tree, state officials said. [Full Article...]

Killer storm far from over, USA officials warn as 'epic' rain falls

Killer storm far from over, USA officials warn as 'epic' rain falls On Saturday some residents tried to return to home, driving through flooded highways armed with chainsaws to clear fallen pine needle trees that covered the road. County officials and business owners reported relatively minimal damage, and there were no immediate reports of injuries or deaths. Local media said she had suffered a heart attack. [Full Article...]

Deadly Typhoon Mangkhut lashes Hong Kong, China; dozens dead in Philippines

Deadly Typhoon Mangkhut lashes Hong Kong, China; dozens dead in Philippines The South China Morning Post said Hong Kong's hospitals had to use backup power due to outages caused by the storm. This yacht was washed up on a sea wall in Hong Kong . Cimatu said army troops and police would be deployed to enforce the ban, which covers about 10,000 small miners in Itogon town. Police Superintendent Pelita Tacio said 34 villagers had died and 36 were missing. [Full Article...]

15 killed as Florence pounds US East Coast

15 killed as Florence pounds US East Coast Death toll rises as Tropical Storm Florence moves further inland. Florence has been blamed for 13 deaths in the Carolinas. Another, odder and more unsafe aviation problem: Officials begged the public to stop flying drones, which they said threatened rescue flights by the North Carolina National Guard as well as 10 other states that lent military helicopters for emergency service. [Full Article...]

Typhoon Lashes South China After Killing 64 in Philippines

Typhoon Lashes South China After Killing 64 in Philippines Nearly 1,000 flights were cancelled or delayed. Mangkhut, the Thai name for Southeast Asia's mangosteen fruit, was expected to skirt 100 km (62 miles) south of Hong Kong and veer west towards the coast of China's Guangdong province, and the gaming center of Macau. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence increases in size despite weakening winds

Hurricane Florence increases in size despite weakening winds Meteorologists forecast Hurricane Florence will slow down as it moves over land, meaning it could stall over North Carolina and dump rain for days over inland North Carolina, much of which is flat, Young said. The coastal surge from Florence could leave the eastern tip of North Carolina under more than 9ft of water in spots, projections showed. "But more than likely, it will be Friday an... [Full Article...]

Former Toronto mayors slam Ford's use of notwithstanding clause before new vote

Former Toronto mayors slam Ford's use of notwithstanding clause before new vote But MacLeod, who is the MPP for Nepean-Carleton in Ottawa's southwest, emphasized the government wasn't about to do that. "We will go down to the street at the border and put up that big sign I've been talking about and tell our neighbour, 'Ontario is open for business'". [Full Article...]

More than 20,000 on NC coast already without power from Florence gusts

More than 20,000 on NC coast already without power from Florence gusts North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper warned residents not to "underestimate" the storm. According to meteorologists, Florence could be quite deadly-and with climate change making hurricanes more common and more catastrophic, there are going to be a lot more storms like Florence. [Full Article...]

Feature: San Francisco climate summit in eyes of young American pioneer

Feature: San Francisco climate summit in eyes of young American pioneer Bloomberg said that something was insane when environmentalists protests an environmental conference. He said he was disappointed Trump pulled out of the Paris Agreement . On Thursday, dozens of states, regions and major cities committed to allowing only zero-emission cars, buses and trucks on their roads within a few decades. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence's catastrophic flooding is a sign of what's to come

Hurricane Florence's catastrophic flooding is a sign of what's to come The mother and baby were among a family of three who were in a house in Wilmington , North Carolina, when it was struck by a falling tree. Utility officials say almost 900,000 homes and businesses were without power in the Carolinas on Friday and more were expected to lose power. [Full Article...]

Flooded town of New Bern, N.C., turns a corner

Flooded town of New Bern, N.C., turns a corner Roy Cooper said as the relenting storm puttered slowly west near the SC border. Wake County, which includes the state capital Raleigh, opened three new shelters Thursday that it said could hold as many as 1,100 people. "These are folks who are maybe in one-story buildings and they are seeing the floodwaters rise". "The best thing to do is stay at home until this thing blows out of here". [Full Article...]


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