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The report uses the term "Great Acceleration" as the unique event we are now experiencing in the 4.5 billion-year history of the planet with exploding human population and economic growth driving unprecedented planetary change through the increased demand for energy, land and water .
  • Disaster-relief teams from NY area helping Florence victims

    Disaster-relief teams from NY area helping Florence victims

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    The hurricane has reached the coast of the Carolinas with storm surges up to 13 feet and rain amounting to more than 3 feet. While Florence has been downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm, it's still so unsafe. Chelsey Griggs, of St. Paul, will soon fly to Raleigh, North Carolina to work in a shelter. For information about volunteering or making a donation, call 800-RED-CROSS or visit RedCross.org.
  • Elon Musk introduces Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa as first BFR customer

    Elon Musk introduces Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa as first BFR customer

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    Maezawa, 42, will take his trip round the moon in SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) spaceship and will be the first man to travel to Earth's only natural satellite since the USA ended its Apollo missions in 1972. The average distance from Earth to the moon is about 237,685 miles. The mission is planned to launch on 2023 and it will be the first moon landing by humans since NASA's Apollo 17 landed in 1972.
  • Florence likely to expose gaps in flood insurance

    Florence likely to expose gaps in flood insurance

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    Forecasters expect Cape Fear River to crest at 62 feet by Monday or Tuesday. Police guarded the door of one store, and only 10 people were allowed inside at a time. In Cumberland County, which includes Fayetteville , officials ordered people within a mile of the Cape Fear River to evacuate by 3 p.m. Sunday. Fayetteville is the sixth-largest city in the state with 205,000 people.
  • ULA achieves 100 launch success streak with NASA’s ICESat-2 LIDAR satellite

    ULA achieves 100 launch success streak with NASA’s ICESat-2 LIDAR satellite

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    United Launch Alliance (ULA) is retiring the Delta II as it focuses more on its Delta IV and Atlas V rockets. The launch was the 155th and final flight of the Delta 2, which first launched in February 1989. The satellite's primary instrument will pulse its laser at Earth 10,000 times a second and precisely measure the time it takes the beams to bounce off the ground and return to ICESat-2 to deduce the elevation below within the accuracy of 4 millimeters.
  • Flash flood fears as Florence grinds on

    Flash flood fears as Florence grinds on

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    EPA spokesman John Konkus said the agency is listening for any word of oil or hazardous substance spills from first responders, media reports and state and local emergency command posts. During Hurricane Matthew in 2016 - North Carolina's last major hurricane - the state counted 4,071 people in 109 shelters . Also of concern were more than three dozen coal ash dumps at power plants in the region.
  • More than 974,000 without power as Florence lumbers inland

    More than 974,000 without power as Florence lumbers inland

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    The outer reaches of Hurricane Florence began lashing coastal North Carolina with heavy winds and flooded roads on Thursday ahead of an expected landfall that will bring walls of water and lingering downpours. 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.
  • SpaceX books private passenger flight around the Moon

    SpaceX books private passenger flight around the Moon

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    In February 2017, the company said two people had signed a deal to make a trip around the moon aboard SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket. - Footprints on the Moon - Humans have not set foot on the Moon since the final Apollo mission in 1972, capping an era of United States national pride.
  • Everything you need to know about Hurricane Florence

    Everything you need to know about Hurricane Florence

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    Right now, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Hurricane Center is predicting that Florence will become a tropical storm tomorrow (Sept. Authorities main concern with Florence is extremely heavy rainfall, rather than high winds. As the recovery from past storms continues in many rural towns, the next storm is about to strike.
  • Storm Helene to batter NI as severe weather warning is issued

    Storm Helene to batter NI as severe weather warning is issued

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    As Florence nears the east coast, meteorologists are focused on two key factors : ocean temperatures and wind sheer (the difference in speeds at the upper and lower parts of the storm). Rain projections also increased, with some locations along the North Carolina coast now expected to get up to 40 inches. Around six o'clock this morning, the center of Isaac passed 150 miles to the north of Barbados.
  • Tropical Storm Helene forms in eastern Atlantic

    Tropical Storm Helene forms in eastern Atlantic

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    The storm's potential path also includes half a dozen nuclear power plants, pits holding coal-ash and other industrial waste, and numerous hog farms that store animal waste in massive open-air lagoons. As of the 5 PM advisory from the National Hurricane Center , Florence remains a very powerful category 4 hurricane. Hugo in 1989 was the one before that and was a Category 4 at landfall.
  • SC governor issues evacuation for Grand Strand area

    SC governor issues evacuation for Grand Strand area

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    Lining up behind Florence, Isaac was about 1,230 miles (1,985 kilometers) east of the Windward Islands with top winds of 75 mph (120 kph) early Monday, moving west at 13 mph (20 kph). Of the two other storms, which remain far from land, Isaac poses the most immediate risk. "NOAA Hurricane Hunter plane investigating Florence found that its winds had increased to 130 miles per hour late Monday morning", said The Weather Channel .
  • Hurricane Florence Projected Path: Maps to Track the Storm

    Hurricane Florence Projected Path: Maps to Track the Storm

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    Isaac is located about 1,090 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and has maximum sustained winds of 75 mph, the NHC said in its latest update Monday. The storm is expected to bring 15 to 30 inches of rain. Drawing energy from the warm water, it could have top sustained winds of 130 miles per hour (209 kph) or more by Tuesday, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said .
  • Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Day 2

    Brett Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing Day 2

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    Kavanaugh also refused to say whether he thinks a president can pardon himself - or provide a pardon in exchange for a bribe or pardon someone on the understanding that the person wouldn't testify against the president. If confirmed, Kavanaugh is expected to move the court, which already had a conservative majority, further to the right. Pressed by Democratic Senator Dick Durbin , Kavanaugh defended a ruling he took part in that issued an order preventing a 17-year-old illegal immigrant, ...
  • Protesters interrupt Kavanaugh confirmation hearing for second day

    Protesters interrupt Kavanaugh confirmation hearing for second day

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    His conservative record includes a dissenting opinion a year ago that would have denied immediate access to an abortion for an immigrant teenager in federal custody. Kavanaugh, in his statement Tuesday, gave a shout-out to Garland, "our superb chief judge". Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa gaveled in the first day of hearings on Tuesday morning.