BBC UK weather forecast: 70MPH GUSTS to ravage Britain as ARTIC breeze approaches

A neighbouring cold front, residing close to the far north of Scotland, is going to unleash strong winds and wet weather this week. The heaviest downpours on Monday will be in Orkney and Shetland in Scotland, but some showers may filter down to the northern Highlands. However, much of Scotland, Northern Ireland, England and Wales […]

‘Zombie’ Hurricane Leslie Approaches Europe; Travel Waivers Issued

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FEMA chief under scrutiny over government car use as Hurricane Florence approaches U.S.

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Etc.,Government/Legal DHS is looking into Brock Long’s travel between D.C. and his N.C. home. Continue reading FEMA chief under scrutiny over government car use as Hurricane Florence approaches U.S. FEMA chief under scrutiny over government car use as Hurricane Florence approaches U.S. originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, […]

Chaos rules in Italy as the country approaches a 3rd month without a government

Two months after its inconclusive general election, Italy’s political parties are still battling to form a government. The Five Star Movement is the biggest single party, but will seemingly only consider working with  the centre-left Democratic Party (PD). It had previously held talks to govern with the right-wing Lega Nord, but refuses to govern with them […]

SpaceX’s valuation approaches $25 billion, growing Elon Musk’s fortune to $21.3 billion

SpaceX could soon be one of the most valuable VC-based companies thanks to a new round of funding that would also give the net worth of founder Elon Musk a nice bump. According to Bloomberg, SpaceX is seeking to raise $ 507 million in funding, valuing the company at $ 25 billion. That would make […]

The health of more than 25 million Americans is on the line as the next congressional showdown approaches

AP Funding for community health centers that provide healthcare for more than 25 million Americans is in jeopardy. The Community Health Center Fund, which provides 70% of the funding to the centers, expired September 30. A plan to restore funding is likely going to be attached to the legislation fought over during the next government-shutdown […]

Cape Town Limits Water Use, Approaches ‘Day Zero’

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Nate Approaches 🌀

A hurricane warning has been issued from Grand Isle, Louisiana, through the Alabama-Florida border as well as for New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain, the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory Friday morning. As of 2 p.m. ET, Nate was 125 miles southeast of Cozumel, Mexico, and headed north at 21 mph. Maximum sustained winds […]

As Irma approaches nuclear plants in Florida, lessons from Andrew resonate

Enlarge / The Energy Information Administration’s “Energy Disruption’s Map” as of Saturday morning. You can check out the interactive map at www.eia.gov/special/disruptions. (credit: Energy Information Administration) In advance of Hurricane Irma, officials from Florida Power and Light (FPL) announced on Thursday that the utility would start shutting down the state’s only two nuclear power plants—Turkey […]

Hurricane Irma will be a Category 4 or 5 storm as it approaches Florida — here’s everything you need to know

National Hurricane Center Hurricane Irma slammed into several Caribbean islands as a Category 5 storm on Wednesday and Thursday, killing at least 23 people. The National Hurricane Center’s projected path shows Irma arriving in South Florida over the weekend and traveling up the center of the state. Florida Gov. Rick Scott has activated the state’s […]