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UPDATE | SC moves to OpCon 1

Updated: 10/03/2015 - The President has ordered federal aid to help state and local response efforts after declaring an emergency exists in the State of South Carolina.

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SC Governor Haley declares state of emergency

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley

Posted: 10/01/2015 - Governor Nikki Haley has declared a state of emergency ahead of potential impacts from Hurricane Joaquin and flooding from another storm moving through the state.

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Comet craft starts drilling; location still sought

Posted: 11/14/2014 - The Philae lander on Wednesday became the first spacecraft to touch down on a comet and has since sent its first images from the surface of the body, known as 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.

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Study finds as world warms, US gets more lightning

Posted: 11/13/2014 - They calculated that for every degree Fahrenheit the world warms in the future, lightning strikes will go up nearly 7 percent. That's 12 percent for every degree Celsius.

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US treated to partial solar eclipse Thurs.

Posted: 10/21/2014 - On Thursday, most of North America will have prime viewing of a partial solar eclipse. The new moon will hide part of the sun from view. The eclipse will unfold slowly following its start near the Kamchatka Peninsula in far eastern Russia.

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Lunar eclipse spotted in Greater Augusta

Updated: 10/08/2014 - Astronomer Geoff Wyatt at the Sydney Observatory in Australia called it "very spectacular." The clouds blocked the view at times, but he said the moon turned a "lovely reddish brown."

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Body of 3rd missing airman from Ga. base recovered

Posted: 10/08/2014 - Base officials say the three Georgia-based airmen were on temporary duty at Kadena Air Base in Japan. They had recently arrived in Okinawa and were visiting the northwest coast of the island when waves carried them into the ocean.

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2nd total lunar eclipse of year coming up Wed.

Posted: 10/06/2014 - Wednesday morning, if the skies are clear, North Americans will have prime viewing of a full lunar eclipse, especially in the West. The full moon will be obscured by Earth's shadow in the predawn hours. The total eclipse will last an hour -- until sunrise on the East Coast.

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Storms knock out power, take down trees in South

Posted: 10/03/2014 - Areas of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Alabama were affected by the storms overnight, and about 200,000 homes and businesses remained without power Friday.

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Obama urges world to follow US lead on climate

Posted: 09/23/2014 - More than 150 countries set the first-ever deadline to end deforestation by 2030, but the feasibility of that goal was eroded when Brazil said it would not join. Forests are important because they absorb the main greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide.

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NASA inspector blasts asteroid protection program

Posted: 09/15/2014 - Most of these objects harmlessly disintegrate before reaching Earth's surface. But there are exceptions, like the nearly 60-foot meteor that exploded over Russia in 2013, causing considerable damage.

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