• Gordon approaches land while Florence swirls over the ocean
Gordon approaches land while Florence swirls over the ocean

Conditions will begin to deteriorate later this afternoon with the majority of the impacts this evening with landfall. Gordon was located about 280 miles (450 km) east-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River and was packing maximum sustained winds of 65 miles per hour (100kmh), the Miami-based weather forecaster said.

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  • Gordon likely to make landfall as category 1 hurricane
Gordon likely to make landfall as category 1 hurricane

Southern Louisiana to the Texas border could see surges of 1 to 2 feet. Tropical Storm Gordon has formed and is continuing to strengthen. Gordon was generating winds of 50 miles per hour (80 km per hour) on Monday as it steamed west-northwest at 16 mph (27 kph), the National Hurricane Center said.

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  • Almost 90 elephants killed near famed Botswana wildlife sanctuary
Almost 90 elephants killed near famed Botswana wildlife sanctuary

The landlocked country was considered a last haven for elephants in Africa . Shockingly, the mutilated elephants were found near the protected Okavango Delta region, and far away from the borders where poaching has traditionally been more rife.

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  • Trans Mountain pipeline decision devastating blow to Alberta: Stubbs
Trans Mountain pipeline decision devastating blow to Alberta: Stubbs

Canada's NEB said in statement that the Court's ruling nullifies its certification of the Trans Mountain expansion, saying 'the NEB appreciates having the Court's direction and will take the time required to fully read and review the Court's decision.' Trans Mountain expansion officials also issued a statement, which said the project is taking meas...

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  • Potential tropical cyclone expected to move through the Florida Keys on Monday
Potential tropical cyclone expected to move through the Florida Keys on Monday

South still reeling from hurricanes a year ago. High upper level wind shear is keeping it from organizing further, but once the system hits the Gulf of Mexico, conditions are right for tropical development. A Storm Surge Watch has been extended eastward from the Mississippi-Alabama border to Navarre, Florida. Sustained winds could peak at 30 to...

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  • Space station
Space station "stable" after leak

A leak from a two-millimeter hole caused a minor reduction in cabin pressure in the orbiting space station, according to NASA . Both NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) argued the breach was not risky enough to wake the astronauts from their slumber.

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  • Small leak detected aboard ISS
Small leak detected aboard ISS

Six people are now orbiting Earth aboard the ISS - Nasa astronauts Drew Feustel, Ricky Arnold and Serena Auñón-Chancellor, as well as Gerst, who is German, and two Russian cosmonauts - Oleg Artemyev and Sergei Prokopyev. Space is a rare area of cooperation, and NASA crews have been sent to the ISS aboard Russian Soyuz capsules since 2011. ...

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  • California lawmakers vote to pass toughest net neutrality law in the nation
California lawmakers vote to pass toughest net neutrality law in the nation

Net neutrality became a prominent issue nationwide when the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) repealed Obama-era net neutrality laws in late 2017. The state Assembly approved a version Thursday. Now that it has passed the California State Assembly, SB822 moves on to the State Senate where it should have no difficulty passing.

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  • Astronaut Plugs Hole In The International Space Station With Finger
Astronaut Plugs Hole In The International Space Station With Finger

Flight controllers at Russia's Mission Control Center in Moscow discuss plans to fix a small leak in a Soyuz crew vessel docked at the International Space Station on August 30, 2018. Here's the scary part - even though the leak is on 2mm, if NASA hadn't spotted it the crew would have run out of air in just 18 days. Gerst, along with United Stat...

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  • TS Norman forms over eastern Pacific; could become hurricane
TS Norman forms over eastern Pacific; could become hurricane

People along the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts, as well as the Caribbean, have enjoyed an extended period with no great concern for tropical activity during August. But rain was still pounding the island chain, touching off flooding on Oahu and Kaua'i. As of Wednesday, August 29, the Atlantic basin is quiet. Located about 2,573 miles ea...

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  • Hurricane season is back with a possible storm 'as strong as Ophelia'
Hurricane season is back with a possible storm 'as strong as Ophelia'

Meanwhile, Potential Tropical Cyclone Six is still churning off the coast of Africa and could strengthen into Tropical Storm Florence later Friday. Then once it enters the Gulf of Mexico, it could get slightly better organized and affect the northern Gulf Coast between Tuesday and Thursday.

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  • Tiny pressure leak discovered on International Space Station, NASA says
Tiny pressure leak discovered on International Space Station, NASA says

On Thursday morning, an investigation showed the leak appeared to be on the Russian side of the space station . But, according to NASA: "All station systems are stable and the crew is planning to return to its regular schedule of work on Friday".

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  • Endangered Sea Turtles in Mexico Killed by Illegal Fishing Net
Endangered Sea Turtles in Mexico Killed by Illegal Fishing Net

It is reported that local residents helped to deliver the dead animal to shore. In Mexico's second mass turtle death in as many weeks, the Pacific Ridley turtles ( Lepidochelys olivacea ) were found floating just off the beach of Puerto Escondido in the state of Oaxaca, their shells forming a bleak mini-island.

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  • Tropical Storm Florence developing in Atlantic
Tropical Storm Florence developing in Atlantic

The first one is a tropical wave that is located near Puerto Rico. Now, the Florida-based Joint Cyclone Center has shared an image of a predicted "tropical cyclone" in the North Atlantic close to Ireland. The system in the Caribbean is a tropical wave that is producing a large area of cloudiness and thunderstorms extending from Hispanola northeas...

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  • Alberta government to provide financial update on heels of Trans Mountain bombshell
Alberta government to provide financial update on heels of Trans Mountain bombshell

Earlier Thursday afternoon, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with the nation's premiers to discuss ongoing NAFTA negotiations, as well as the decision on Trans Mountain . "This is a major victory for my community", said Coldwater Indian Band Chief Lee Spahan. The B.C. government acted as an intervener in the case and also filed a separate ref...

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  • International Space Station has a leak
International Space Station has a leak

After monitoring the situation for the better part of an hour, the space station crew pressed a sealant-laden wipe into the leak site to firm up the temporary patch. "Once the patching is complete, additional leak checks will be performed". The space station, which has been continuously occupied since November 2000, has an internal pressurized vo...

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  • Space Station air leak temporarily patched
Space Station air leak temporarily patched

NASA officials said at the time that this leak was no cause for concern. "This is a section of the Soyuz that does not return to Earth". "Flight controllers determined there was no immediate danger to the crew overnight". Drew Feustel, the current commander, and Ricky Arnold and Serena Auñón-Chancellor, all from the U.S. The crew had to search f...

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  • In The Wake Of Lane, Hawaii Could Face Another Tropical Storm
In The Wake Of Lane, Hawaii Could Face Another Tropical Storm

The National Weather Service dropped all warnings for Lane, but a local flash-flood warning remained in effect. And the 15 inches of rain that fell Friday was the fifth-highest calendar day total for Hilo on record. At least two neighborhoods around Hilo, the largest city on the Big Island, were evacuated on Friday, and emergency teams have rescue...

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  • Popular French minister blindsides Macron with surprise resignation during live radio interview
Popular French minister blindsides Macron with surprise resignation during live radio interview

The long-standing environmental advocate told France Inter radio that he no longer wants to give the impression "that we're up to standard on these issues, and so I am deciding to quit the government". " I don't understand why he is stepping down when we had many successes in the first year that are to his credit ", government spokesperson Benj...

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  • Kid you not: Goats can read your face
Kid you not: Goats can read your face

In the study which was carried out at the Buttercups Sanctuary for Goats in Kent, the researchers found that the goats spent more time examining the smiling faces with their snouts before looking at the angry photos. "Our results open new paths to understanding the emotional lives of all domestic animals". Because not all of the goats performed w...

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