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DeSantis warns Floridians to ‘be vigilant’ as track of storm shifts east

DeSantis warns Floridians to ‘be vigilant’ as track of storm shifts east The faint hope came on a day in which Dorian seemed to get scarier with each forecast update, and there were fears it could prove to be the most powerful hurricane to hit Florida's east coast in almost 30 years. Currently, Dorian is moving at about 10 miles per hour, so it still has plenty of time to gain intensity. Minor fluctuations in the storm's intensity are forecast through Sunday be... [Full Article...]

Hurricane Dorian now a Category 2 storm

Hurricane Dorian now a Category 2 storm The faint hope of dodging Dorian's fury came Friday, even as the storm ratcheted up from a menacing Category 3 hurricane to an even more risky Category 4 . "Sometimes if you evacuate too soon, you may evacuate into the path of the storm if it changes", Gov. Ron DeSantis said. The evacuation order applies to Port Canaveral and Cocoa Beach. [Full Article...]

FPL Enlists 13K Workers to Restore Powerlines Ahead of Hurricane Dorian

While Dorian's path remains uncertain, it is forecast to be a unsafe major storm. Florida's governor Ron De Santis "declared a state of emergency to ensure local governments and emergency management agencies have ample time, resources and flexibility to get prepared". [Full Article...]

Big fines, jail for breaches of religious freedom laws

Big fines, jail for breaches of religious freedom laws Grants talks to Morgan Begg, Research Fellow at the free-market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs who say "The federal government's plan to prohibit religious discrimination is a welcome start, but more work is needed to avoid counter-productive and unintended consequences which may limit rather than strengthen religious freedom". [Full Article...]

US Launches New Pentagon Command For Space Warfare

US Launches New Pentagon Command For Space Warfare John Raymond today announced two new subcomponent commands and their leaders: one for day to day operations including with allies; the other to "conduct space superiority operations". Alabama's entry was the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville where the Army houses many of its space-related commands and a commercial space industry has emerged. [Full Article...]

Trump declares state of emergency in Florida ahead of Hurricane Dorian

Trump declares state of emergency in Florida ahead of Hurricane Dorian The unnamed Category 5 hurricane crashed ashore along Florida's Gulf Coast on September 2. Trump has a mixed record when it comes to addressing national disasters, sometimes showing more empathy to states that voted for him. The company says to prepare for power outages because of all the trees that surround the power lines. Officials directed residents in the hurricane's path to check their... [Full Article...]

Great Barrier Reef outlook now 'very poor', Australian government review says

Great Barrier Reef outlook now 'very poor', Australian government review says The outlook for the Great Barrier Reef has deteriorated from poor to very poor according to an exhaustive government report that warns the window of opportunity to improve the natural wonder's future "is now". A major Australian government report is warning that the time to take action to protect the Great Barrier Reef's long-term future is now. The report, which is compiled every five years, pa... [Full Article...]

Climate activist Greta Thunberg joins hundreds of teens at United Nations protest

Climate activist Greta Thunberg joins hundreds of teens at United Nations protest Thunberg, 16, began missing school on Fridays one year ago to protest outside the parliament building in Sweden, sparking a global climate strike movement known as Fridays for Future. She sailed into NY harbour on Wednesday on a zero-carbon emissions boat, completing a almost 14-day journey from Plymouth, England. Thunberg attended the protest briefly before heading into the United Nations whe... [Full Article...]


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