Forecasters expect Tropical Storm Chris to gain strength as it hovers off the Carolina coast Monday. At least 24,000 homes and businesses were in the dark in Puerto Rico as the remnants of Hurricane Beryl brought rain and strong winds to the island.
Starbucks, citing the environment threat to oceans, will ban plastic straws from all of its stores globally in less than two years. Alternative-material straws such as paper or compostable plastic will be rolled-out for Frappuccino beverages, and they will also be available for customers upon request if they would prefer a straw.
Hurricane Beryl's maximum sustained winds reached 80 miles per hour on Friday. The National Hurricane Center said the depression could become a tropical storm later on Thursday or Friday. In 2005, Hurricane Wilma struck South Florida's west coast in late October. The National Hurricane Center's list of names for the 2018 hurricane season are: Alberto, Beryl, Chris, Debby, Ernesto, Florence, Gordon, Helene, Isaac, Joyce, Kirk, Leslie, Michael, Nadine, Oscar, Patty, Rafael, Sara, Tony, ...
Mr Pruitt had become a constant source of embarrassment to a president who had entered Washington promising to "drain the swamp". After his work with Inhofe, Wheeler transitioned into a lobbying role with Murray Energy-a company that had a history with Pruitt.
Mink, a teacher and mom from Silver Spring, called the scandal-plagued Pruitt "the man who's destroying our environment for the next generation". "It is extremely hard for me to cease serving you in this role first because I count it as a blessing to be serving you in any capacity, but also because of the transformative work that is occurring", Pruitt said in his resignation letter, posted Thursday by Fox News .
It was on its way to deliver cargo to the International Space Station . For more than 17 years, humans have lived and worked continuously aboard the International Space Station , advancing scientific knowledge and demonstrating new technologies, making research breakthroughs not possible on Earth that will enable long-duration human and robotic exploration into deep space.