The summer heat is here to stay and that means it's time to take precautions if you plan to spend a lot of time outdoors. The WRAL Severe Weather Team has an exclusive product called the Heat Exhaustion Index to help you plan your summer days.
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Venus and Mars will be easy to find after sunset this week in the western sky. Impress your family and friends not just by finding these planets, but with
Richard Branson and 5 other crew members aboard his Virgin Galactic flight topped an 50 miles in altitude, earning Commercial Astronaut Wings from the FAA.
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NASA astronauts Megan McArthur and Shane Kimbrough will be answering questions live from the International Space Station Monday morning, July 12, from North Carolina school kids.
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The Office of the Director of National Intelligence released a report last week on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, describing the most common explanations, but left out the item that is most often labeled a UFO: the planet Venus.
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This summer, rip current forecasts on WRAL News and the flags flying at the coast will be more accurate. On some high-risk days, the WRAL Severe Weather Center will be able to warn about the most dangerous hours to be in the water.
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A question about solar flares and changing Earth's orbit and what role they might play in climate change from a congressman during a House committee meeting have prompted confusion.
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According to the Environmental Protection Agency, agriculture produces 10 percent of the U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Farmers at Perry Farms and malt masters at Epiphany Craft Malt are working to bring that number down. They are altering their farming practices, sourcing locally and looking at ways to go carbon-neutral.
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