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Elon Musk and SpaceX announce 1st tourist for ‘moon loop’

Elon Musk and SpaceX announce 1st tourist for ‘moon loop’ He now heads Japan's largest online retail shop, Zozotown . He is the first to book a trip as a private passenger with the commercial space company for a voyage that hasn't been attempted since NASA's Apollo missions ended in 1972. Elon Musk looked enthusiastic and excited at the event. The new strategy is to still fly around the moon, but using an even bigger SpaceX rocket still in dev... [Full Article...]

California governor urges world to work together on climate change

California governor urges world to work together on climate change Many people around the world wrongly concluded that America was "walking away from climate action" when Trump pulled the country out of the Paris climate accord , Bloomberg said , stressing that "nothing could be further from the truth". [Full Article...]

Japanese billionaire businessman revealed as SpaceX's first Moon traveler

Japanese billionaire businessman revealed as SpaceX's first Moon traveler He said about BFR, it's "making people excited about the future - about getting up in the morning". That now stands to change with BFR and signals a synergy between SpaceX and Maezawa in terms of using the BFR architecture to make space accessible to everyone. [Full Article...]

Death toll rises to 11 as Florence pours on the rain

Death toll rises to 11 as Florence pours on the rain As Hurricane Florence made landfall, it appeared many North Carolinians had listened. The third death happened in Hampstead, Pender County when a woman had a medical emergency and EMS crews could not get to her due to the storm, according to Tom Collins, Director of Emergency Management. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence weakens slightly as it moves toward US coast: NHC

Hurricane Florence weakens slightly as it moves toward US coast: NHC Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam says residents should shelter in place and stay off the roads as Hurricane Florence starts to come ashore in the Carolinas and its effects make their way north. About 10 million people could be affected by the storm. The town was under evacuation orders, but 150 people were trapped there by the storm as of Friday morning. [Full Article...]

Volvo halts production in SC as hurricane closes in

Volvo halts production in SC as hurricane closes in Altria Group Inc, the parent of Philip Morris USA, said the storm could potentially affect tobacco fields, and is exploring its crop-buying options to offset any losses. Florence continues to grow in size and strength, now poised to become the strongest hurricane in nearly 30 years to hit the Carolinas as more than 1 million people began fleeing the US coastline. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: Latest Projected Path

Hurricane Florence: Latest Projected Path Isaac was a hurricane Sunday night but downgraded when maximum sustained winds fell below 74 miles per hour. The turbulent weather is coming off the back of one of number of major storms now raging in the Atlantic, another of which, Hurricane Florence , has caused mass evacuations on the east coast of United States this week. [Full Article...]

Fly me to the moon - okay, says Elon Musk

Fly me to the moon - okay, says Elon Musk The space exploration startup tweeted this morning that it had signed its first passenger up for a trip in the company's BFR rocket. SpaceX will reveal more information regarding the private space flight to the Moon in a live webcast on 17 September. [Full Article...]

More than one million under evacuation as Hurricane Florence nears Carolinas

More than one million under evacuation as Hurricane Florence nears Carolinas The center of the massive storm is then forecast to meander Thursday, Friday and Saturday over a stretch of coastline saturated by rising seas, inundating several states and triggering life-threatening floods. A turn toward the northwest is forecast to occur late Wednesday night. That most recent time was just past year, when Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria all reached hurricane status at the sa... [Full Article...]

Florence Bears Down on East Coast as 'Potentially Catastrophic' Major Hurricane

Florence Bears Down on East Coast as 'Potentially Catastrophic' Major Hurricane He estimated about 1 million residents would flee the coast of his state, following earlier orders for the evacuation of more than 50,000 people from the southern-most Outer Banks barrier islands of North Carolina. The governors of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia declared states of emergency far ahead of the approaching storm. Residents in its path are being warned to gather supplies ... [Full Article...]

Hurricane watches issued on East Coast ahead of Florence

Hurricane watches issued on East Coast ahead of Florence A hurricane watch is in effect for Edisto Beach, South Carolina to South Santee River, South Carolina and North of Duck, North Carolina to the North Carolina-Virginia border. US President Donald Trump signed declarations of emergency on Tuesday for both North Carolina and SC, freeing up federal money and resources for storm response. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: NASA satellite footage shows 'MAJOR hurricane' as it approaches US

Hurricane Florence: NASA satellite footage shows 'MAJOR hurricane' as it approaches US Hurricane Florence is now forecast to make landfall as a major hurricane near the North Carolina-South Carolina border area between Charleston and Cape Hatteras, N.C., late Thursday. Over the next 36 hours, Florence's winds could reach 150 mph, the hurricane center says. So far, mandatory evacuation orders have been issued for residents and visitors in some coastal areas of the state, while o... [Full Article...]

Potential hurricanes brewing in Atlantic Ocean heading towards Africa and US

Potential hurricanes brewing in Atlantic Ocean heading towards Africa and US Swells generated by Florence could cause risky rip currents and coastal flooding Saturday in areas including coastal DE and New Jersey, the National Weather Service said. As of early September, the 2018 hurricane season had been calm compared to the frenzy of 2017, in which three major storms - Harvey, Irma, and Maria - wrought havoc in the Caribbean and on the USA mainland. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Gordon Sets Sights on Mississippi

Tropical Storm Gordon Sets Sights on Mississippi The Florida Keys have already experienced the heavy rain and wind from the tropical storm. The Tropical Storm Gordon is reported to be approaching till this weekend around the mentioned areas and also expected to hit the central part of the U.S too. [Full Article...]

Trump's Supreme Court nominee emphasizes judicial independence

Trump's Supreme Court nominee emphasizes judicial independence If approved, he would be expected to tilt the court's balance to the right. In his opening remarks released ahead of delivery, Kavanaugh sought to tamp down the controversy over his nomination, which would likely shift the closely divided court to the right. [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Gordon: Where it's headed and the North Texas impact

Tropical Storm Gordon: Where it's headed and the North Texas impact A storm surge warning is in effect for the Mississippi-Alabama border westward to the mouth of the Mississippi River. A tropical storm whipped the southern tip of Florida with high winds and rain on Monday morning and was forecast to gain strength as it passed over the Gulf of Mexico toward Louisiana, officials said. [Full Article...]

Two hurricanes form in Eastern Pacific

Two hurricanes form in Eastern Pacific In an update on Wednesday afternoon , the NHC said a vigorous low-pressure area associated with a tropical wave is forecast to form between the coast of Africa and the Cabo Verde Islands on Thursday. Increased activity due to lessening wind shear Wind shear helps in keeping tropical depressions from forming, and right now, the wind shear appears to be decreasing. [Full Article...]

Australia’s Turnbull survives leadership vote; Dutton leaves

Australia’s Turnbull survives leadership vote; Dutton leaves Ulhmann said the people he had spoken to indicated they would make a move "sooner rather than later". A stymied effort to cut corporate taxes, a citizenship crisis that cost a number of lawmakers their seats, and his perceived arrogance as the so-called "Mr. [Full Article...]

EPA moves to dramatically cut regulation of coal power plants

EPA moves to dramatically cut regulation of coal power plants The Supreme Court put the plan on hold in 2016 following a legal challenge by industry and coal-friendly states, an order that remains in effect. A new plan announced Tuesday by the Trump administration to turn the regulations of carbon emissions over to individual states won't likely affect the way Minnesota gets its power in the future. [Full Article...]

NASA's solar probe starts closest-ever approach to Sun

NASA's solar probe starts closest-ever approach to Sun While facing brutal heat and radiation, the mission will reveal fundamental science behind what drives the solar wind , the constant outpouring of material from the sun that shapes planetary atmospheres and affects space weather near Earth. [Full Article...]


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