Tropical storm Florence likely to become a hurricane, forecasters say

A "rapid intensification" was expected to begin Sunday. The National Hurricane Center forecasts Florence will be a unsafe major hurricane near the southeastern USA coast by late next week, "and the risk of direct impacts continues to increase". More..

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More than 1 million to flee as Florence rips toward East Coast
by | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

More than 1 million to flee as Florence rips toward East Coast

As a precaution against Florence, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster ordered an estimated 1 million coastal residents in his state to move inland. The northernmost landfall was made by Hazel, a devastat...More..

Major Hurricane Florence Barreling Towards The Carolinas Amidst A Busy Tropical Atlantic
by | Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Major Hurricane Florence Barreling Towards The Carolinas Amidst A Busy Tropical Atlantic

Meanwhile Helene , which is now 600 km (375 miles) away from the Cabo Verde Islands, is forecast to diverge north-west away from land by Thursday. In the Pacific, Olivia became a tropical storm again on a pa...More..

by | Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Hurricanes: Astronauts see Florence, Isaac, Helene storms from space

Tuesday. The only Category 5 hurricanes to hit the US were Andrew in 1992, Camille in 1969 and an unnamed "Labor Day" hurricane in 1935. The National Hurricane Center's next update on Hurricane Florence...More..

Hurricane Florence Intensifies As It Barrels Toward US East Coast
by | Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Hurricane Florence Intensifies As It Barrels Toward US East Coast

It was a potentially catastrophic Category 4 storm but was expected to keep drawing energy from the warm water and intensify to near Category 5, which means winds of 157 miles per hour (253 kph) or higher. Al...More..

by | Tuesday, September 11, 2018

S.B. 100: California clean energy bill is now law

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill mandating the electricity target on Monday. Brown also issued an executive order today requiring the state to become carbon neutral by 2045, that is, mandating that the state re...More..

Leftover rain from Gordon gets here Sunday
by | Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Leftover rain from Gordon gets here Sunday

Though the storm shifted east, leaving the Springfield area relatively dry on Saturday , it did not do so before dumping several inches of rain Thursday night through Saturday morning. Dry weather now acro...More..

Isaac forecast to pass 206 miles south of BVI on Thursday
by | Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Isaac forecast to pass 206 miles south of BVI on Thursday

At this height of the Atlantic hurricane season , Florence was being trailed on east-to-west paths by two other hurricanes, Helene and Isaac. And finally, a tropical wave and an upper-level trough in the n...More..

by | Tuesday, September 11, 2018

US braces for extremely dangerous Hurricane Florence

According to the National Hurricane Center's 11 a.m. advisory on Monday, a "life-threatening storm surge is likely along portions of the South Carolina, North Carolina , and Virginia coastlines, and a Storm S...More..

Massive boom will corral Pacific Ocean's plastic trash
by | Monday, September 10, 2018

Massive boom will corral Pacific Ocean's plastic trash

Below the booms, a 9-foot skirt gently corrals the plastic trash that contaminates our seas. California Coastal Commission marine debris program manager Eben Schwartz told shark researcher David Shiffman of ...More..

Hurricane Florence Expected to Intensify Rapidly, Threaten Mid-Atlantic
by | Monday, September 10, 2018

Hurricane Florence Expected to Intensify Rapidly, Threaten Mid-Atlantic

The slow-moving storm's winds were at 105 miles per hour early Monday. "Interests along the US East Coast, particularly Florida through North Carolina, should closely monitor the progress of Florence, ensure ...More..

by | Monday, September 10, 2018

SpaceX nails another rocket landing on its droneship

It was also the 60th completed Falcon 9 mission. SpaceX did not attempt to recover the nose cone of the rocket, known as the payload fairing. The company has tried to do so during several previous liftoffs us...More..

Large-scale wind and solar power 'could green the Sahara'
by | Monday, September 10, 2018

Large-scale wind and solar power 'could green the Sahara'

A recent study by researchers from the University of IL and the University of Maryland have found out that an installation of wind and solar farms on the Sahara desert could change the climate in the region for...More..

Tropical Storm Florence expected to become hurricane, miss New England
by | Sunday, September 09, 2018

Tropical Storm Florence expected to become hurricane, miss New England

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper also declared a state of emergency on Friday saying: 'We are entering the peak of hurricane season and we know well the unpredictability and power of these storms'. Behind ...More..

Olivia weakens but continues to move swiftly toward islands
by | Sunday, September 09, 2018

Olivia weakens but continues to move swiftly toward islands

Environmental conditions are expected be conducive for development, and a tropical depression is expected to form over the weekend while the system moves slowly west-northwestward. Behind Olivia in the Eastern ...More..

Scientists have found a way to make the Sahara green and fertile
by | Sunday, September 09, 2018

Scientists have found a way to make the Sahara green and fertile

Researchers from the University of IL and the University of Maryland published a new article in the journal Science this week entitled Climate model shows large-scale wind and solar farms in the Sahara incre...More..

Wind and solar farms could bring regular rains to the Sahara Desert
by | Sunday, September 09, 2018

Wind and solar farms could bring regular rains to the Sahara Desert

According to them, after placing the objects in the desert more than two times will increase the amount of precipitation that would enhance the vegetation, and due to this increase the vegetation cover in the r...More..

The first known omnivorous shark species has just been confirmed
by | Sunday, September 09, 2018

The first known omnivorous shark species has just been confirmed

They have a fearsome reputation as bloodthirsty monsters of the deep, but some sharks are actually quite happy to munch on greens, U.S. scientists have discovered. Results showed high levels of the carbon iso...More..

Hundreds Of Dolphins Dash Past California Coast In Magical Video Of 'Superpod'
by | Sunday, September 09, 2018

Hundreds Of Dolphins Dash Past California Coast In Magical Video Of 'Superpod'

But land lovers were close enough this week to catch a glimpse, he said. Hundreds of dolphins have been filmed racing through California's Monterey Bay. The dolphins swam toward the whales' feeding area to ...More..

Hurricane Norman Brings High Surf, Beaches Closed
by | Sunday, September 09, 2018

Hurricane Norman Brings High Surf, Beaches Closed

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles from the storm's center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles from the center. Norman was packing maximum sustained winds near 115 mil...More..