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Tropical Storm Isaac’s Winds Nearing Leeward Islands

Little change in strength is expected over the next several hours. Florence is now 485 miles from Wilmington, North Carolina. It's a detail that almost got ...


SpaceX Says Passenger Booked to Circle Moon on Big Falcon Rocket

This lunar mission - a flyby, not a landing - represents "an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space", SpaceX...


Astronaut takes photo showing power of Hurricane Florence from space

Michelle Stober loaded up valuables on Tuesday at her home on Wrightsville Beach to drive back to her primary residence in Cary, North Carolina . "Some neighbo...


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

Florence was seen as a major test for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which was heavily criticized as slow and unprepared past year for Hurricane Mar...


U.S. coast battered by wind, rain as Hurricane Florence closes in

Its center was moving west at only 6 mph (9 km/h) and about 50 miles south of Morehead City at around 1 a.m. (0500 GMT Friday ). About 10 million people co...


Ailing orca J50 is missing and presumed dead

Researchers blame the decline on multiple factors including pollution, boat noise and a shortage of Chinook salmon, the orcas' preferred food. "What J50 needed,...


Hurricane Florence: Carolinas brace for 'storm of lifetime'

The effects of Hurricane Florence have already arrived on the East Coast of the United States, where massive floods have already begun and as much asthe Na...


Hurricane Florence lashes USA east coast, triggers flood warnings

Steve Goldstein of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Florence's forward motion had slowed overnight and it was not expected to make landf...


Beach Town's Main Drag Empty Ahead of Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence is now expected to hit the Carolina coast with less powerful winds, a trade-off with increased rainfall - which may ultimately be more damagi...


Putting the enormity of Hurricane Florence into perspective

The Miami-based center says Florence is bringing "catastrophic" fresh water flooding over a wide area of the Carolinas. People fleeing coastal North and SC cl...


"Once In A Lifetime" Hurricane Florence Weakens, Begins Lashing Eastern US

Just as Hurricane Florence closes in on the Southeast , the area covered by hurricane-force winds has doubled - meaning far more people will get blasted with...


Trump just doubled down on a lie about Hurricane Maria's death toll

The agency said the close to 20,000 pallets of drinking water that could contain as many as 12 million bottles, were considered extra in February. Puerto Ri...


Hurricane Florence: Where will the storm hit?

Municipal power agencies, including New Bern and Southport, have not reported any outages yet. "This rainfall will produce catastrophic flash flooding and p...


ISS images show massive Hurricane Florence from 400 km up

Because it has it all, including: Hot ocean temperatures that fuel hurricanes; favourable wind patterns; higher sea levels that exacerbate storm surge;cloud c...


These Photos of Hurricane Florence From Space Are Mind Boggling

European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst Tweeted, 'Watch out, America! In addition to the wide shots, some of Gerst's photos are zoomed-in views showin...


Hurricane Florence weakens - but still dangerous

Hurricane warnings continue in parts of eastern North Carolina and northern coastal SC. Hurricane and storm surge warnings are in place from South Santee Riv...


3 million could lose power when Hurricane Florence hits

With Hurricane Florence set to wallop the area as a Category 4 hurricane, there are fears the ponds could overflow or even collapse amid extremely heavy rain, s...


Time almost up: Fierce Hurricane Florence aims at Southeast - Story | WFLD

Though Florence won't be making landfall until Friday, tropical-storm-force winds - 39 to 73 miles per hour (63 to 117 km/h) - will begin whipping through coa...


Hurricane Florence weakens, but still a strong flood threat

It will then slow considerably while strengthening off the USA coast, and produce extremely unsafe conditions in its path. Winds will be at least 100 miles pe...


Three new fish species found in deep south Pacific trench

For now, the three new species have placeholder names and are the pink, the blue, and the purple Atacama Snailfish . Scientists learned three recent specie...