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This is not a walk in the park", Elon Musk warned at a crowded press conference at the rocket maker's headquarters near Los Angeles International Airport. "I'm not afraid at all.I trust him, and I trust [the] SpaceX team", Maezawa said. Could there be more than one billionaire aboard SpaceX's upcoming lunar fly-around mission? Musk added that the BFR launch system represents "an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of travelling to space".
  • Tropical Storm Florence turns into a hurricane

    Tropical Storm Florence turns into a hurricane

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    If you are one of those with "storm-fatigue" and you aren't anxious about the latest hurricane threat, Central Pacific Hurricane Center says think twice. Olivia's motion is forecast to continue for the next couple of days, with a WSW turn anticipated by Tuesday. A watch is typically issued 48 hours before the anticipated first occurrence of tropical-storm-force winds , conditions that make outside preparations hard or risky.
  • TROPICS: Helene, Florence to become hurricanes this weekend

    TROPICS: Helene, Florence to become hurricanes this weekend

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    In 2017, Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria wreaked a significant amount of damage, costing the government $200 billion, and claimed more than 100 lives. East Coast next week has increased", according to the 11 a.m. NHC forecast discussion. Winds peaked at 130 miles per hour Wednesday before weakening to 60 miles per hour on Friday.
  • Forecasters eyeing tropical system headed into Gulf

    Forecasters eyeing tropical system headed into Gulf

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    If the wave makes it into the Gulf of Mexico, it will have plenty of warm water to "feast on", said Jeff Masters, co-founder of Weather Underground. One-week rainfall forecast valid from Friday morning through next Friday morning. "The National Hurricane Center isnt looking at it for any kind of development". The Accumulated Cyclone Energy - a measure of the strength and longevity of a storm - is 17.5 this season when the normal is 28.7.
  • Trump administration moves to relax coal pollution rules

    Trump administration moves to relax coal pollution rules

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    The CPP set strict greenhouse gas emissions limits on companies in the power industry with the hopes of reducing US emissions by approximately one third from 2005 levels by the year 2030. Just as the wildfire season is getting longer and more destructive in the West due to climate change and prior forest management, scientists are warning of a lengthening - and worsening - smoke season.
  • First Alert Weather: New tropical system forms in the Atlantic

    First Alert Weather: New tropical system forms in the Atlantic

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    Ernesto will continue to move northeast in the open Atlantic before likely transitioning into an extratropical low pressure system and could impact the United Kingdom in some form by next week, though likely not majorly. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles from the center. A faster northeastward motion is forecast for Thursday and Friday, meteorologists said.
  • Herbicide Linked to Cancer Found in Children’s Favorite Cereal

    Herbicide Linked to Cancer Found in Children’s Favorite Cereal

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    Roundup is the most popular weedkiller in the United States, and last week a court in California ordered the company to pay $39 million in compensation and $250 million in punitive damages to a school groundskeeper who developed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma after years of using Roundup at work.
  • Parker Solar Probe launched on seven-year odyssey

    Parker Solar Probe launched on seven-year odyssey

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    These explosions create space weather events that can pummel Earth with high energy particles, endangering astronauts, interfering with Global Positioning System and communications satellites and, at their worst, disrupting our power grid.
  • 11 incredible photos of this month's Perseid Meteor Shower

    11 incredible photos of this month's Perseid Meteor Shower

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    As the earth passes through the trail of the remains of a comet, the burning of meteorites in the atmosphere will result in the sparkling display in the night sky over Sweden. But "Earthgrazer" meteors, which skim Earth's atmosphere and showcase long, blazing tails, are visible earlier when the radiant is low above the horizon.