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Tropical Storm Ian could become hurricane later today, Florida in path

Tropical Storm Ian as photographed via satellite on September 25, 2022 as it approaches the western edge of Cuba.
Tropical Storm Ian as photographed via satellite on September 25, 2022 as it skirts Jamaica. Credit: NOAA
Andrew Freedman
Updated 17 hours ago - Energy & Environment

Tropical Storm Ian poised to become Category 4 hurricane, threaten Florida

Tropical Storm Ian as viewed from a NOAA satellite.
Tropical Storm Ian as captured by a NOAA satellite on September 24, 2022. Credit: NOAA
TuAnh Dam
23 hours ago - Science

NASA delays Moon rocket launch due to Tropical Storm Ian

Photo by Stefani Reynolds / AFP

Hurricane Fiona to wallop Canada as one of its strongest storms on record

A satellite image of Hurricane Fiona.
Photo: CIRA/RAMMB

Deadly Hurricane Fiona lashes Bermuda ahead of expected Canada hit

A NOAA satellite image of Hurricane Fiona near Bermuda.
Photo: NOAA

Cancer progress threatened by pandemic and Roe decision, report says

Illustration of a blue ribbon with a downward-facing arrow
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios
Alison Snyder
Sep 22, 2022 - Science

AI is digging up how plants tolerate drought and heat

Illustration of harvester cutting a Helix DNA shape into farm land
Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

Rescue crews in Puerto Rico struggle to reach residents cut off by Fiona

Firefighters from the DOE Barceloneta carried rescue a 91-year-old woman who was trapped in her home after a flood.
Barceloneta, Puerto Rico, firefighters rescue a 91-year-old woman on Tuesday after flooding from Hurricane Fiona. Photo: Puerto Rico Firefighters Corps/Twitter
Miriam Kramer
Sep 21, 2022 - Science

Neptune's rings and moons shine in new JWST photos

Neptune seen in infrared light observed by the James Webb Space Telescope
Neptune seen by the JWST. Photo: NASA/ESA/CSA/STScI

Ferocious Hurricane Fiona now a Category 4 storm

A satellite image of Hurricane Fiona over the Turks and Caicos islands.
Photo: NOAA