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Roy Cooper said. Five deaths have been linked to the storm and thousands of people have been staying in emergency shelters. Shell said she has one bedroom and a 20-by-40-foot sunroom she estimates could house up to 20 cots. Police said 150 to 200 residents have been rescued earlier on Friday and 150 or more were still awaiting rescue. Animal feeding operations above a certain size need to be "designed and operated to handle the rainfall and runoff from 25-year 24-hour storms", ...
  • Storm Gordon slings gusty wind, heavy rain at U.S. Gulf Coast

    Storm Gordon slings gusty wind, heavy rain at U.S. Gulf Coast

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    Hurricane Warnings and Tropical Storm Warnings have been issued for parts of the Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida coasts. It will reach the U.S. Kay Ivey . A storm surge covered barrier islands as the storm blew through, and some inland roadways were flooded by the rain. "Residents in those affected counties should also be prepared for tropical storm force winds and conditions that will favor isolated tornado threats not only along coastal counties but for South Mississippi ...
  • Kavanaugh pledges to be 'team player' on Supreme Court

    Kavanaugh pledges to be 'team player' on Supreme Court

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    Democrats, including several senators poised for 2020 presidential bids, tried to block the proceedings in a dispute over Kavanaugh records withheld by the White House. "We're seeing a lot of table pounding this morning", Cruz said. "It is about Democratic senators re-litigating the 2016 election". John McCain's seat, giving Republicans even more of a cushion.
  • Potential Tropical Cyclone Six has formed

    Potential Tropical Cyclone Six has formed

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    It is entering an area with less-than-stellar sea surface temperatures in the Atlantic, but low shear. Storms will end by this evening with some clearing overnight. It is not expected to be a threat to the USA coast. Regardless, forecasters expect the system to enhance our rain chances for the Labor Day weekend and into early next week.
  • Ernesto Now a Post-Tropical Cyclone, This Is the Last Advisory

    Ernesto Now a Post-Tropical Cyclone, This Is the Last Advisory

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    This was the case when Beryl reformed as a subtropical storm south of Bermuda in July. The system is no threat to the USA, forming in a similar place in the Central Atlantic Ocean as its predecessor Tropical Storm Debby. Such weather systems are unusual, but not unheard of in the general vicinity of Europe. As the drier air moves out by the weekend, tropical moisture is set to return.
  • Clean Wisconsin Statement on Trump's Plan to Replace Clean Power Plan

    Clean Wisconsin Statement on Trump's Plan to Replace Clean Power Plan

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    Legal challenges are already lining up, as the proposal awaits a 60-day comment period before it can be finalized. In that scenario, the Trump E.P.A. "We expect the EPA to give the states lots of time to come up with their plans ", said Liz Perera, the Sierra Club's climate policy director. Siderewicz also said coal plants in OH are "uneconomical" anyway.
  • Australian PM Turnbull survives party leadership challenge

    Australian PM Turnbull survives party leadership challenge

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    Party whip Nola Marino told reporters Dutton challenged but Turnbull won 48-35. Coincidentally, Turnbull as opposition leader in November 2009 faced a spill motion. Mr Shorten said he was open to a deal on energy if the Government released the legislation but Mr Turnbull admitted he had not spoken to Labor. "I think there might be a second phase strategy here".
  • Chemical Linked With Cancer Found In Oat Cereals

    Chemical Linked With Cancer Found In Oat Cereals

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    We are deeply disappointed by the tone-deaf response of General Mills and the Quaker Oats Company to the news that EWG research has found a toxic weed killer in their products at levels of concern to human health-especially the health of kids.
  • NASA launches solar probe

    NASA launches solar probe

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    And Nasa's science mission chief, Thomas Zurbuchen, said: "I'm in awe". A last-minute technical problem Saturday delayed NASA's unprecedented flight to the sun. The cup will glow red when the probe makes its closest approach to the sun, sampling the solar wind and effectively touching the sun . Also, the spacecraft is created to autonomously keep itself safe and on track to the Sun as several sensors are attached to its body along the edge of the shadow from the heat shield.
  • Perseid meteor shower lights up the sky with spectacular displays

    Perseid meteor shower lights up the sky with spectacular displays

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    Keep your fingers crossed that another good night to view the Perseid meteor shower is still in the stars. While visibility will be better in the countryside, the meteor shower will also be observable from towns and cities. The Perseids are rich in fireball meteors that are very bright and often leave a trail across the sky that will last for a second or two. Accuweather recommends viewers "Lay on your back and watch the whole sky, not just the radiant point, and avoid looking at your ...
  • Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts relaunching US space travel

    Sunita Williams among 9 astronauts relaunching US space travel

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    More astronaut crew members will be assigned to flight missions in the future , and both mission crews expressed the importance of adding them as soon as possible in order to reduce training challenges for both the crew and training teams. Those were Behnken, Boe, Hurley and Williams . On one side, Boeing showed off its spacesuit, a handsome blue uniform, next to SpaceX's sleek black-and-white suit.
  • Trump's EPA proposes rollback of Obama emission standards

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    California and other states are already suing the EPA . While many carmakers have touted their development of more efficient cars, including electric vehicles, auto lobbyists were quick to get assurances from the Trump administration that the more stringent rules would be dismantled.
  • Red planet and 'blood moon' set to pair up to dazzle skygazers

    Red planet and 'blood moon' set to pair up to dazzle skygazers

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    A total lunar eclipse is said to appear from July 27 to 28. A majority of Earth is in for an astronomical treat on Friday: the longest total lunar eclipse , also known as a blood moon , in a century . "Whether life ever arose on the Moon, or was transported to it from elsewhere, is of course highly speculative and can only be addressed by an aggressive future program of lunar exploration ".
  • EPA to challenge California in fuel economy reset

    EPA to challenge California in fuel economy reset

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    California was also one of the states to publicly distance themselves from Trump's decision to abandon the Paris climate agreement. The move is expected as early as Thursday and will propose revoking California's power to set state vehicle emissions rules and mandate the purchase of electric vehicles, a government official briefed on the matter said and was reported by Reuters.
  • Severe Weather Expected Tonight

    Severe Weather Expected Tonight

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    Similar to Saturday , the risk for severe weather remains low , but strong wind, heavy rain and frequent lightning will all be possible with storms later today . WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy. High 87. The chance of rain will vary between 60% East of I-65 down to 30% across Western Alabama. High temperatures today and tomorrow will be around 80°.
  • When to MISS the longest Lunar Eclipse of the century

    When to MISS the longest Lunar Eclipse of the century

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    A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly behind the earth and into its shadow. The light then appears reddish, hence the "blood moon" name. On the other hand, the next lunar eclipse is closer and will occur on January 21 2019, it will not be visible in India. "I spoke with Mills Observatory and unfortunately they will not be opening for the lunar eclipse".
  • Audubon Zoo: Fifth alpaca dies overnight from injuries, two foxes still recovering

    Audubon Zoo: Fifth alpaca dies overnight from injuries, two foxes still recovering

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    The big cat went on a rampage before he was sedated at about 8.15am. A jaguar escaped from a zoo in New Orleans early Saturday morning, killing six other animals before it was captured. Jaguars at the Audubon Zoo are kept inside a glass-fronted enclosure inside its "Jaguar Jungle" exhibit. The jaguar was quickly located inside the zoo, tranquilized and returned to its sleeping quarters.