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2019-07-11T20:05:58.087Z
California’s coast is disappearing, and the debate over what to do about it is in full swing Here's some of the public discussion that followed the publication of the L.A. Times' special report on sea level rise. Pulled out of California 25 years ago and now own 50 acres in Hawaii .. The next Coastal Commission meeting, which is taking place Wednesday to Friday in San Luis Obispo, will devote a portion of time to discuss the issue of sea level rise in local jurisdictions beginning Friday at 11 a.m., according to the agenda
2019-07-11T19:50:35.849Z
Ukraine announces 'green corridor' to streamline tourism to Chernobyl Ukraine's president has decreed a “green corridor” to ease tourism to Chernobyl after interest skyrocketed on the back of the popular HBO show about the disaster. Ukraine's president has decreed a green corridor to ease tourism to Chernobyl after interest skyrocketed on the back of the popular HBO show about the disaster Speaking at the official unveiling on Wednesday of a massive new confinement structure built over the ill-fated reactor, he said streamlining regulations would help stop bribe-taking to visit or collect scrap metal or timber around Chernobyl
2019-07-11T19:46:15.246Z
Tropical Storm Barry Is Expected to Become a Hurricane The weather system was upgraded to a tropical storm Thursday with winds at 40 mph. A hurricane watch, which indicates that hurricane conditions are possible within 48 hours, is in effect for areas near the mouth of the Mississippi River Plaquemines Parish, located at Louisiana's southeastern tip, ordered a mandatory evacuation for areas in the parish out of an abundance of caution … of the possibly overtopping of the Mississippi River Levee
2019-07-11T19:43:24.582Z
New Orleans braces for an inundation of water as storm grows in Gulf of Mexico The city will receive water from three directions on Friday: Rain from above, a flooded river from the north and storm surge from the Gulf Derek Boese chief administrative officer of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority, which operates and maintains the infrastructure on the east side of river, said the improvements were striking Because my daddy always said, ‘when you all live 14 feet below sea level, you got to learn how to swim’
2019-07-11T19:41:59.975Z
Twitter has stopped working Facebook, Instagram and other popular social media platforms appeared to be working at the time Twitter went down on Thursday afternoon The Lok Sabha, the lower house of Parliament, elections, began on 11 April and held for 542 of the 543 lower house seats We are currently investigating issues people are having accessing Twitter, the statement read
2019-07-11T19:37:25.711Z
House votes to end US role in Yemen, poised to block Trump from launching Iran strike Next up: a proposal that would bar Trump from launching a military strike against Iran, which supporters predict will pass in a vote set for Friday. The only way to prevent the starvation of millions of Yemenis is to end the war, Rep The U.S.-Iran tensions come as Tehran has stopped complying with key elements of the 2015 nuclear deal, which limited Iran's ability to make a nuclear weapon in exchange for sanctions relief European leaders have tried to salvage the deal, but last week, Iran said it had started enriching uranium at levels that breach the accord
2019-07-11T19:23:54.579Z
A water double whammy: Barry’s rain and storm surge could inundate New Orleans Hurricane conditions are set to spell some serious flooding concerns for New Orleans. Or it might not even reach hurricane-strength and remain a tropical storm Coupled together, it is looking like a memorable event will soon unfold An obscene amount of moisture is present for storms to work with amid an atmosphere primed for torrential downpours We’ll be watching tornadoes or waterspouts into Saturday
2019-07-11T19:12:51.308Z
California Legislature Approves Multibillion-Dollar Wildfire Fund Addressing Wall Street fears, the bill aims to help PG&E and other utilities cover future liability costs. The creation of the wildfire fund, one of the biggest challenges in the first year of Democratic Gov Gavin Newsom’s administration, is part of a broader regulatory overhaul meant to mitigate the crisis created when PG&E Corp. sought bankruptcy protection in January, citing more that $30 billion..
2019-07-11T18:56:24.318Z
Critic’s Choice: ‘Last Year at Marienbad’ returns to seduce and confound us anew Alain Resnais' "Last Year at Marienbad" ravishing surfaces, somehow both diamond-hard and evanescent, exist gloriously outside of time. And because this is a picture that invites all manner of interpretive possibilities, I’m tempted to imagine an alternate 2019 that greeted Alain Resnais and Alain Robbe-Grillet’s singularly stylish enigma with the passion it deserves, perhaps even with some of the intense fervor that turned it into an art-house sensation in 1961
2019-07-11T18:24:33.818Z
Flash flooding and strong winds possible as a line of storms blows through D.C. area this afternoon and evening Strong winds and areas of flooding may coincide with the evening commute. By Jeff Halverson and Jeff Halverson Bio Ian Livingston Ian Livingston Email Bio Follow July 11 at 12:47 PM * Flash flood watch 2 p.m. today until 2 a.m. Friday * The thick humidity of summer has returned, and a low-pressure system passing to the north along with its associated weather features will probably help ignite a round of strong to severe thunderstorms this afternoon into evening Discussion Today the likelihood of widespread showers and thunderstorms is high, given an approaching front and strong upper-level disturbance in the jet stream flow
2019-07-11T18:14:04.522Z
Hurricane Barry latest track: Which areas are under evacuation order? A DANGEROUS hurricane is brewing in the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to make landfall in the coming days. So which areas are under evacuation order? If we asked you to evacuate, if we ask you to move, please find a way READ MORE: How safe is USA amid ‘severe thunderstorms’ and flooding New Orleans officials have asked residents to keep at least three days of supplies on hand and to keep their neighbourhood storm drains clear so water can move quickly
2019-07-11T18:10:13.144Z
Chernobyl holiday warning: Insurance won’t cover long term effects - ‘travel with caution’ CHERNOBYL’s exclusion zone has become a tourism hotspot for those wanting to see the abandoned area 33 years after the nuclear disaster there – but anyone going should be fully prepared. HBO and Sky Atlantic’s drama Chernobyl has sparked increasing interest in Chernobyl and thousands are flocking to northern Ukraine for a tour The exclusion zone was 30km and left several ‘ghost towns’ including the nearby town of Pripyat They added: While the area is generally at a safe level of radiation, the ground and anything found on the ground could have very dangerous levels of radiation
2019-07-11T17:56:12.492Z
Utility customers set to pay $10.5 billion for California wildfire costs under bill sent to Newsom The California Assembly sent AB 1054, which would create a wildfire fund to help the state's utilities pay for wildfires, to Gov. Gavin Newsom's desk. In order to access the money, utilities would have to earn a first-of-its-kind annual safety certification before the onset of wildfire season This is not the end of the conversation, but this is a pivotal part in the conversation and this was something that cannot be pushed aside anymore because we have seen the cost of inaction and the devastation
2019-07-11T17:56:07.686Z
Flooded New Orleans braces for possible hurricane "This is a life-threatening situation," forecasters said as Tropical Storm Barry took form in the Gulf of Mexico. The storm will become Hurricane Barry if it reaches wind speeds of 119 km/h as expected when it makes landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River and just west of New Orleans Reuters Extreme weather Hurricanes USA Most Viewed in World Loading
2019-07-11T17:39:57.462Z
Death toll in migrant ship disaster off Tunisia coast rises to 58 The death toll from a ship packed with migrants that sank off the Tunisian coast... More than 80 African migrants in total are feared to have drowned in the incident, in what would be one of the worst migrant boat disasters to date The boat capsized after setting off for Europe from neighboring Libya Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
2019-07-11T17:27:23.604Z
Mystery, excitement for British Open's return to Portrush Graeme McDowell winning the 2010 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach was a source of pride for Northern Ireland. Rory McIlroy winning the U.S. Open at Congressional the following year with a record score... I almost had to rope myself to my dad and establish base camp, he said The Americans, meanwhile, will try to go for their first sweep of the majors since 1982, when Craig Stadler won the Masters, Tom Watson won the U.S. and British Opens and Raymond Floyd won the PGA Championship
2019-07-11T17:21:12.768Z
The Latest: Mayor: New Orleans pumps working as storm nears NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on a tropical weather system in the Gulf of Mexico (all times local): 11:55 a.m. The mayor of New Orleans says the city's water pumps are "working at... But speaking at a Thursday news conference, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell added that flooding is a threat because slow-moving, heavy rains are expected from the storm Some isolated areas could see 20 inches (50 centimeters) Barry could hit Louisiana as a weak hurricane over the weekend
2019-07-11T17:01:05.075Z
Understanding the Ridgecrest, Calif., earthquakes and what comes next The downward trend in aftershocks is encouraging, but the USGS is still warning residents to “be ready.” Visitors cross Highway 178 next to a crack left on the road by an earthquake Sunday near Ridgecrest, Calif In Ridgecrest, Calif., it came from a pair of violent earthquakes The first struck just after rush hour last Thursday, when a 6.4-magnitude quake shook the quiet Mojave Desert community of 28,000 It runs northward from the Palm Springs Area through Owens Valley
2019-07-11T16:55:26.426Z
A Soviet-era submarine is emitting radiation at levels 800,000 times above normal, Norway says The Russian submarine sank after a fire in 1989. Norwegian researchers say the radiation leak is not dangerous. A part of Soviet nuclear submarine Komsomolets, which sunk in the Norwegian Sea on April 7, 1989 Russian media reports connected the present-day nuclear-powered vessel to the Russian Defense Ministry’s underwater intelligence unit, which NATO worries is using submersibles to conduct undersea surveillance activities
2019-07-11T16:47:20.493Z
Brexit LIVE: Mark Carney FINALLY drops project fear as he admits UK ready for no deal BRITAIN's banks hold enough capital to cope with both a no deal Brexit and a global trade war, Bank of England (BoE) Governor said - but warned leaving the European Union on WTO terms would still "tighten financial conditions" for businesses and families. READ MORE: Boris in attack on May: Johnson says ‘hard to disagree’ with Trump’s ‘chaotic Brexit’ rant Donald Trump branded Theresa May's handling of Brexit 'a disaster' (Image: GETTY) 11.55am update: Nicola Sturgeon warns Scotland is facing the 'most challenging' six months Scotland has seen in years  Nicola Sturgeon renewed calls for a second Independence Referendum after launching a scathing attack against the UK Government
2019-07-11T16:39:04.897Z
Strengthened tropical storm Barry takes aim at Louisiana coast Tropical Storm Barry took form in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday and headed towa... The storm will become Hurricane Barry if it reaches wind speeds of 74 mph (119 km) as expected when it makes landfall near the mouth of the Mississippi River and just west of New Orleans Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency on Wednesday Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles
2019-07-11T16:28:38.984Z
Opinion | Tom Steyer, We Welcome You With Folded Arms You have no constituency other than yourself. There are plenty of better things for you to do with your money. Compared with all adults, and especially nonvoters, registered voters are whiter, wealthier and more likely to have steady employment and a permanent address Follow The New York Times Opinion section on Facebook , Twitter (@NYTopinion) and Instagram
2019-07-11T16:23:04.960Z
Barry forms and is predicted to unleash ‘dangerous’ hurricane conditions in Louisiana on Saturday Up to 20 inches of rain could fall, along with a storm surge of several feet along coastal shores. Just to underscore how serious of a flood threat future #Barry could pose, early this moring @NWSWPC issued a high risk for flash flooding for 3 days from now (Saturday) A high risk has only been issued this far in advance twice before Ahead of Harvey Ahead of Florence pic.twitter.com/UfvS3Aol0p Greg Diamond (@gdimeweather) July 11, 2019 Areas further east into Mississippi could also see dangerous amounts of rain
2019-07-11T16:19:28.487Z
Evacuations ordered as dangerous storm bears down on Gulf Coast Mandatory evacuations were ordered southeast of New Orleans as the city and a surrounding stretch of the Gulf Coast braced for a possible hurricane. A spokesman for the Army Corps of Engineers in New Orleans said the agency is not expecting widespread overtopping of the levees, but there are concerns for areas south of the city And the storm’s surge at the mouth of the Mississippi could also mean a river that’s been running high for months will rise even higher
2019-07-11T16:05:01.160Z