NASA launches laser device into space to measure Earth’s polar ice

There are no technical issues being worked at this time. Team Vandenberg successfully launched a Delta II rocket carrying NASAs ICESat-2 payload from Space Launch Complex-2 here, Saturday, September 15, at 6:02 a.m. "We are going to be able t... More..

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SC governor names state fatalities from Florence

By 6 a.m. Saturday, North Carolina emergency management officials say ground and air crews reported rescuing 245 people and 77 animals in three counties and almost 20,000 people were in 150 shelters across th...More..

by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Warning of 'catastrophic' flash-flooding as Florence deluges parts of US

South Carolina's governor issued a similar warning, urging anyone in a flood-prone area to evacuate. She expects rainfall and subsequent flooding to cause damage even to properties outside the path of the st...More..

Florence turns deadly, inundates Carolinas with 'historic' rainfall
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Florence turns deadly, inundates Carolinas with 'historic' rainfall

The storm has already killed five people and battered homes along the Carolina coast. The mother and her baby were killed in New Hanover County when a tree fell on their house, the governor said, while conf...More..

Florence Death Toll Rises to 16 as Heavy Rains Ravage the Carolinas
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Florence Death Toll Rises to 16 as Heavy Rains Ravage the Carolinas

Southeastern North Carolina, inundated already with up to 15 inches of rain in places, will see additional rainfall of 15 inches or more , the National Weather Service said . More than 800,000 customers in No...More..

by | Monday, September 17, 2018

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

And the question is how high will the water be, and we do not know". In Lumberton, residents warily looked at the rapidly rising river in the North Carolina city, which was submerged for days after 2016's Hur...More..

Florence remains deadly, even as a tropical depression
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Florence remains deadly, even as a tropical depression

Forecasters said Florence hit land with winds of 90 miles per hour - a Category 1 hurricane - and slowed a bit in its movement as its outward winds lashed North and SC. More than 900 people were rescued from ...More..

Typhoon Mangkhut slams into China after pummelling Philippines
by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Typhoon Mangkhut slams into China after pummelling Philippines

Heavy rain and strong winds are lashing the south coast of China as Typhoon Mangkhut closes in. While the other side of the world was preoccupied with the destructive power of Hurricane Florence as it dre...More..

by | Monday, September 17, 2018

Florence's Death Toll Stands at 15 as It Weakens to a Depression

Florence set a record in the state for rain from a hurricane, surpassing the previous record of 24 inches (61 cm) set by Hurricane Floyd, which killed 56 people in 1999, said Bryce Link, a meteorologist with ...More..

by | Monday, September 17, 2018

A.M. Update: Prolonged rain will bring floods

Dozens of electric fix trucks massed to respond to damage expected to hit central North Carolina as rainwater collected into rivers headed to the coast. The military announced on Saturday it was deploying almos...More..

Local woman stays in North Carolina despite arrival of Hurricane Florence
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Local woman stays in North Carolina despite arrival of Hurricane Florence

SC ordered the mandatory evacuation of one million coastal residents while North Carolina ordered an evacuation of the Outer Banks, barrier islands that are a popular tourist destination. Hurricane-force wind...More..

No Kenyan reported dead after Hurricane Florence
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

No Kenyan reported dead after Hurricane Florence

Two people died in Wilmington after a tree fell on their house, the city's police department said. The flooding soon spread into SC, swamping places like North Myrtle Beach, in a resort area known for its whi...More..

by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Florence Continues To Dump Massive Amounts Of Rain On East Coast

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper told reporters that five deaths have been officially confirmed in his state, with several more under investigation. The White House said Trump would visit hurricane-hit areas...More..

Russian cosmonaut allays concern about hole in space station - Ireland
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Russian cosmonaut allays concern about hole in space station - Ireland

Russian daily Kommersant reported Wednesday that a Russian space agency investigation is probing the possibility usa astronauts deliberately drilled the hole in order to get a sick colleague sent back home...More..

by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

At least 4 dead as Florence downgraded to Tropical Storm

A mother and baby were killed when a tree fell on a house, according to a tweet from Wilmington police. Florence may drench the Carolinas with an unthinkable amount of water this weekend: 18 trillion gallons...More..

Expert gives up hope ailing whale is alive
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Expert gives up hope ailing whale is alive

J50 was part of the same family group as a mother orca who gained worldwide attention earlier this year for carrying her dead newborn, in an apparent display of mourning, for 17 days. If J50 is dead, it's the ...More..

Florence rolls ashore in Carolinas, tears buildings apart
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Florence rolls ashore in Carolinas, tears buildings apart

The Wilmington airport had a wind gust clocked at 105 miles per hour (169 kph), the highest since Hurricane Helene in 1958, the weather service said. Cooper said Florence was set to cover nearly all of North ...More..

5 dead in Hurricane Florence, including mom and infant
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

5 dead in Hurricane Florence, including mom and infant

Craven County, where New Bern is located, had logged more than 100 service calls from residents trapped on their roofs or in their cars, county spokeswoman Amber Parker said. "Catastrophic effects will be fel...More..

Hurricane Florence Created Enormous 83-Foot Waves In the Atlantic
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Hurricane Florence Created Enormous 83-Foot Waves In the Atlantic

As of 5 P.M. Wednesday, the " storm of a lifetime " continued to make its way toward the Carolina coast, with max winds of up to 120 miles per hour. After landfall, then, the concern will even continue as inl...More..

Answers to the 5 most asked questions about Hurricane Florence
by | Sunday, September 16, 2018

Answers to the 5 most asked questions about Hurricane Florence

Watching the scene unfold from space, German Alexander Gerst, an astronaut on board the ISS, tweeted photos of the enormous storm. Hurricane Florence continues to barrel toward the coast of the Carolinas as a...More..