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  • Montana Federal Judge Halts Keystone XL Pipeline
Montana Federal Judge Halts Keystone XL Pipeline

The judge barred both TransCanada and the U.S. from "from engaging in any activity in furtherance of the construction or operation of Keystone and associated facilities" until the U.S. A presidential permit is required for infrastructure projects that cross global borders. What is the Keystone XL Pipeline? U.S. President Donald Trump call...

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  • Delhi's air quality to fall into 'severe plus emergency' category post-Diwali
Delhi's air quality to fall into 'severe plus emergency' category post-Diwali

Air pollution is the fourth biggest threat to public health in the United Kingdom, after cancer, obesity and heart disease. The PM2.5 (particles in the air with a diameter of less than 2.5 micrometres) level was recorded at 143 while the PM10 (particles in the air with a diameter of less than 10 micrometres) was recorded at 281 in Delhi, acco...

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  • China to launch 'moon' to light up city at night
China to launch 'moon' to light up city at night

Wu Chunfeng is the chairman of a private space contractor called Chengdu Aerospace Science and Technology Microelectronics System Research Institute Co. According to the Chinese news site People's Daily Online (PDO), which covered the event, the fake moon could dial its illumination down to within a few dozen meters.

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  • Hurricane Michael Death Toll Now At 17, Expected To Rise
Hurricane Michael Death Toll Now At 17, Expected To Rise

As of 11 p.m. Thursday, Michael's core was located about 15 miles north-northeast of Norfolk, Virginia, and was moving northeast at 25 mph, according to the National Hurricane Centre (NHC). "May God rebuke him, we humbly pray: and you, O prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, cast down to hell Satan and the other evil spirits, who prowl...

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  • 'Huge changes needed to reduce global warming'
'Huge changes needed to reduce global warming'

UQ Global Change Institute Director Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg , a coordinating lead author of the IPCC report said current analysis revealed we could still meet a 1.5°C target. Methods to take excess carbon out of the atmosphere will also be needed. As part of the decision to adopt the Paris Agreement, the IPCC was invited to produce, in...

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  • Hurricane Michael makes landfall as strongest storm in United States in 50 years
Hurricane Michael makes landfall as strongest storm in United States in 50 years

Michael hit Florida with wind speeds of 155 miles per hour (250 kilometers per hour), placing it nearly into Category 5 scale, which starts at 157 mph. And they aren't the only ones. One of the carport's legs punctured the roof and hit her in the head. The Houston County Emergency Management Agency in Alabama told people to stay off the road...

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  • SpaceX Aces First-Ever Rocket Landing in California After Spectacular Satellite Launch
SpaceX Aces First-Ever Rocket Landing in California After Spectacular Satellite Launch

The primary goal of Sunday's mission was to place the SAOCOM 1A satellite into orbit, but SpaceX also successfully sent a first stage booster back to the base for the first time. Known as plume interaction, the phenomena has been known to produce extraordinary visual effects and the launch of SAOCOM 1A was certainly no exception.

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  • TROPICS: Kirk in far southeastern Atlantic
TROPICS: Kirk in far southeastern Atlantic

Some strengthening is forecast through Sunday, with little change in intensity forecast on Monday and Tuesday. As of 5 a.m., Kirk was 465 miles south-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands, heading west at 18 mph. Kirk is expected to speed up through the weekend but, "will not be a threat to land during the next few days", Kottlowski said. The distu...

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  • Hurricane Florence: Floods breach dam and may spill toxic ash into river
Hurricane Florence: Floods breach dam and may spill toxic ash into river

In North Carolina, many started returning to flooded homes as the rivers receded. Entire communities, including housing developments, shopping centers, farms, forests and roads, are completely engulfed by water. North Carolina is the second largest hog-farming state in the US, according to Quartz . About 20,000 pigs were moved to other states,...

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  • Hurricane Florence DANGER: Poisonous fire ant clusters spotted in North Carolina floods
Hurricane Florence DANGER: Poisonous fire ant clusters spotted in North Carolina floods

The river's overflow also turned Interstate 40 in Pender County into a river, which state Department of Transportation officials say serves as a reminder of how unsafe traveling in the area can be. Waze told USA Today it was working with local governments and volunteer map editors to mark road closures in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virgi...

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  • Rivers pose epic Florence flood risks — WHAT’S HAPPENING
Rivers pose epic Florence flood risks — WHAT’S HAPPENING

Johnson says she has the South Carolina Emergency Management Division's notifications come to her phone. "Honestly, it's a weird storm, it's coming in slow. Florence set a record in the state for rain from a hurricane, dumping 33.9 inches (86 cm) in Swansboro, North Carolina . At least 10 people have died so far in the storm in North Carolina , i...

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  • Florence pours on the rain in the Carolinas, swelling rivers
Florence pours on the rain in the Carolinas, swelling rivers

The National Hurricane Center said Florence's top sustained winds were holding at 45 miles per hour (75 kph), with higher gusts east of the storm's center. THESE shocking pictures show the true extent of Hurricane Florence - a powerful storm dubbed a "1,000 year event". Two men were also killed in Lenoir County, North Carolina.

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  • Hurricane Florence: What storm surge could look like on East Coast
Hurricane Florence: What storm surge could look like on East Coast

That's down from a high of 140mph, but still expected to cause "life-threatening storm surge and rainfall". Volunteers from the Civilian Crisis Response Team help people to higher ground after rescuing them from their flooded homes during Hurricane Florence in James City, North Carolina.

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  • Hurricane Florence batters the Carolinas
Hurricane Florence batters the Carolinas

More than 60 people had to be pulled from a collapsing motel at the height of the storm, and many more who defied evacuation orders held out hope of being rescued. About 70 people in Jacksonville, North Carolina, had to be moved to safety from a hotel whose structural integrity was threatened by the hurricane.

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  • Carolinas Hunker Down As Florence Approaches
Carolinas Hunker Down As Florence Approaches

The National Weather Service is predicting that the hurricane will blow ashore as early as Friday afternoon along the North Carolina-South Carolina line, then push its rainy way westward, with a potential for catastrophic inland flooding.

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  • Latest Update on Hurricane Helene, Tropical Storm Isaac, Gulf Depression
Latest Update on Hurricane Helene, Tropical Storm Isaac, Gulf Depression

Tropical storms generate winds between 39 and 73 miles per hour, just below hurricane force. The Miami-based center says Florence is bringing "catastrophic" fresh water flooding over a wide area of the Carolinas. Another commenter said: 'That hurricane better be taking me to dinner first'. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper called Florence an "unin...

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  • State braces for major hurricane
State braces for major hurricane

Heavy rain in the Washington area over the weekend had already led to flooding in historic Alexandria, Virginia, local media said, and the National Weather Service issued a flood watch for part of the Potomac River. SC emergency management officials said they were "preparing for the possibility of a large-scale disaster". It remains an extremely ...

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  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Announces $2 Billion Fund to Help Homeless Families
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Announces $2 Billion Fund to Help Homeless Families

The Seattle City Council unanimously backed the proposed business tax, dubbed "Amazon Tax", in May, only to back down a month later after Amazon halted the construction planning for a new high-rise in the city. His net worth has risen by US$64.7 billion this year alone as Amazon's shares surged. The Bezos cash injection follows the philanthropic ...

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  • Evacuations in U.S. ahead of Hurricane Florence
Evacuations in U.S. ahead of Hurricane Florence

Those facing the most serious threat are in the Carolinas, as Category 4 Hurricane Florence barrels toward the coast, with an expected landfall Friday . The hurricane was moving northwest in the Atlantic at 15 miles per hour and was packing sustained winds of 110 miles per hour. In addition to tens of thousands of homes and businesses, five mi...

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