Evacuations Underway as Hurricane Laura Beelines for Louisiana and Texas

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This week, Louisiana caught a fortunate break from Tropical Storm Marco, which rapidly lost steam before its a projected landfall. hurricane laura hurricanes hurricane season texas louisiana

The Louisiana City Struck by Two Hurricanes Last Year Is Suffering in This Week's Deep Freeze

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On Monday night, the temperature in Lake Charles, Louisiana dipped to 14 degrees Fahrenheit (7.8 degrees Celsius), more than 30 degrees Fahrenheit (17.2 degrees Celsius) below average.

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Hurricane-Ravaged Louisiana Just Can't Catch a Break

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Hurricane Delta tore through southern Louisiana late Friday evening, leaving hundreds of thousands without power in a state still reeling from the last powerful windstorm that hit the region just six weeks ago. hurricane delta hurricanes louisiana extreme weather

National Guard Cracks Down on String of Cyberattacks in Louisiana Ahead of Election: Report

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The Louisiana National Guard stepped in to thwart a series of cyberattacks after several government offices across the state were targeted in recent weeks, according to a Friday Reuters report. ransomware cyberattacks louisiana cyber attack 2020 election 2020 presidential election

Hive Slayer Is A Free New VR Game Aiding Louisiana Hurricane Relief Via Donations

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” King Crow is releasing the project in aid of the Community Foundation of Southwest Louisiana Hurricane Relief & Recovery fund. “Our founder Cody Louviere has been traveling multiple times a week to Lake Charles, Louisiana – hurricane ground zero,” the post reads.

Louisiana Activists Face Terrorism Charges, 15 Years in Prison for Harmless Plastic Stunt

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Two Louisiana environmental justice activists face up to 15 years in prison for—wait for it—delivering boxes of plastic to oil and gas lobbyists.

Hurricane Laura topples a controversial Confederate monument in Louisiana

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The powerful storm intensified into a Category 4 hurricane before making landfall near Cameron, Louisiana, early Thursday morning. Hurricane Laura was so forceful that it caused widespread damage, including knocking a Confederate statue right off of its pedestal.

Ugh, Zeta

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The storm is expected to reach Louisiana by Wednesday and batter a state that’s spent much too much time in the bullseye this year. hurricane season hurricanes gulf of mexico louisiana gulf coast

Hurricane Laura Shows Us the Injustice of the Climate Crisis

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With the storm came more than 9 feet of storm surge in parts of Louisiana. Hurricane Laura tied the strongest storm to hit Louisiana on record,… Read more. hurricane laura weather is happening climate injustice louisiana

How to help those impacted by Hurricane Laura

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Early Thursday, Hurricane Laura made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane in Cameron, Louisiana, about 35 miles east of the Texas border. Laura traveled inland from Cameron to bring destruction to Lake Charles, Louisiana, where buildings and homes were destroyed.

'The Trifecta of Disasters' : This Black-Owned Business in New Orleans Survived Hurricane Katrina and the BP Oil Spill. Now It's Facing Covid-19

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How to Help People Impacted by Hurricane Laura

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Early this morning, Hurricane Laura made landfall near Cameron, Louisiana, battering the region with winds up to 150 mph. There is already one confirmed fatality , and Louisiana Gov. While there is already extensive damage in Louisiana, Laura… Read more.

Scopely raises $340 million at a $3.3 billion valuation as gaming grabs investors’ interest

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Join us Wednesday, September 9 to watch Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator demo day live

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The 2020 class of Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator is graduating with an official demo day on Wednesday at 10 a.m. PDT (1 p.m. EDT), and you can watch all the teams present their startups live via the stream above.

LA’s consumer goods rental service, Joymode, sells to the NYC retail investment firm, XRC Labs

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Hurricane Delta Is Heading for the Petrochemical Hub That Hurricane Laura Hit Six Weeks Ago

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Louisiana can’t catch a break. Just six weeks after Category 4 Hurricane Laura made landfall and took over two dozen lives , another powerful storm is on its way. Read more. hurricanes hurricane season hurricane delta hurricane laura environmental justice

The Congressman Biden Tapped to Liaise With Climate Activists Has Received $340,000 in Fossil Fuel Money

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Cedric Richmond, a Louisiana Democrat, will reportedly serve as director of the Office of Public Engagement, Bloomberg reported on Monday evening. President-elect Joe Biden is beginning to fill top positions for his administration, including sending a climate signal.

Comedian Sued For Creating Fake 'Antifa' Events on Facebook

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The mayor of Lafayette, Louisiana has filed a lawsuit against a 28-year-old comedian who created three fake events on Facebook that claimed “antifa” was coming to the town.

Partners at Sequoia, GGV, General Catalyst and Greylock join Valence’s VC initiative for Black founders

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The new, Los Angeles-based online professional network for Black talent, Valence , has launched a new initiative called the Valence Funding Network to link Black entrepreneurs with top partners at firms including Accel, Sequoia, GGV, First Round Capital, Bessemer Ventures, Greylock, Upfront Ventures and Collab Capital.

A Plan to Cool Us Down Without Burning Up the Planet

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Earlier this week, residents of Louisiana and Texas who were just pounded by Hurricane Laura endured a heat index of 109 degrees Fahrenheit (42.8 degrees Celsius). This weekend, California is expected to see its second record-breaking heat wave in three weeks. That’s just the U.S.

Hurricane Laura's impact lingered with nightmarish mosquito swarms

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After Hurricane Laura hit land in the southern United States in late August and devastated the Louisiana coast, the storm surges and rainfall it brought along flooded the region.

Hurricane Laura Sparks a Chemical Plant Fire, Continues to Wreak Havoc on the Gulf Coast

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The storm made landfall as a powerful Category 4 hurricane in Louisiana early Thursday with “catastrophic storm surge, extreme winds and flash flooding, according to the National Hurricane Center. Hurricane Laura’s devastation is becoming clear as light spreads over Gulf Coast.

How autonomous vehicles and hyperloop are scooting along

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Cyrus Radfar. Contributor. Cyrus Radfar is the founding partner at V1 Worldwide. More posts by this contributor. Will tech companies change the way we manage our health? Amazon isn’t to blame for the Postal Service’s woes, but it will need to innovate to survive. Two years ago, Lime was a great addition to guacamole, rather than a sidewalk. The market wasn’t sure about car sharing and whether it had long-term viability.

America’s Hidden Big Cat Problem

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In the small town of Grosse Tête, Louisiana, a Bengal-Siberian hybrid tiger named Tony lived 17 wearisome years confined to a chain-linked, concrete-slabbed cage.

Laurie Anderson’s Dark VR Art Makes You ‘Fly Through Stories’

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“It’s made of words and stories and it’s a big kind of edifice covered with language and drawings,” Anderson said in an interview with Louisiana Channel. It debuted this August at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark. Image Credit: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Words and virtual reality paint immersive stories. Avante-garde performance artist Laurie Anderson has a new VR experience.

‘Time’ documents one family’s two-decade battle with incarceration

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Time follows their family's journey battling the Louisiana State legal system and making up for irreplaceable lost time. Sibil Fox Richardson's husband Rob faced a 60 year prison sentence for a robbery they both committed.

Players Are Chasing Hurricanes In Microsoft Flight Simulator

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Hurricane Laura made landfall over Louisiana last night, causing hundreds of thousands to lose power and severe damage to infrastructure like chemical plants even as the storm weakened over time. But from the safety of the virtual clouds, Microsoft Flight Simulator players spent the last day exploring the storm from a… Read more. microsoft flight simulator sim weather kotakucore hurricane laura

When Surgeons Fail Their Trans Patients

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Carlie had just returned to Louisiana when she went to the movies with her girlfriend and had trouble sitting down comfortably.

HTC Vive Brings NASA-Inspired VR Artwork To Art Basel Hong Kong

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After its first appearance at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in 2018, t he 15-minute artwork now makes its way to the art fair Art Basel Hong Kong for its Asia debut March 29th to the 31st. Experience outer space without being an astronaut in ‘Too the Moon.’ ’ . 50 years ago, Neil Armstrong took one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind, sparking an entire generations interest in space travel in the process.

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NBA and NFL players allegedly targeted in social media phishing scam

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Both men, Ronnie Magrehbi, 20, of Florida, and Trevontae Washington, 21, of Louisiana, face a hefty fine along with time in prison. Two men were charged by the U.S. Department of Justice for allegedly hacking the social media accounts of NBA and NFL players.

Capcom Japan Announce Another Resident Evil 7 Free-Roam VR Attraction

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The attraction is an original experience in the Resident Evil world, set in Louisiana. Capcom announced a new walkthrough, free-roam VR attraction set in the world of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard , titled Biohazard: Walkthrough the Fear. Although the announcement was made in Japanese on Capcom’s Japan site, we’ve been able to glean a few basic details through translation services. The whole experience is available exclusively in Tokyo, Japan, at the Plaza Capcom Ikebukuro Store.

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VR Docu-Series Explores The Lives Of Chimps Freed From Research Labs

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In 2009, two chimpanzees originating from the New Iberia Research Center (NIRC) at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, were ‘leased’ to Stony Brook University in New York. Follow former medical chimpanzees, Hercules and Leo, as they leave isolated captivity and step outdoors for the very first time. It was there the unfortunate animals were subjected to years of invasive and painful medical testing.

'Deadly Premonition 2' is a fantastic mystery wrapped up in an ugly game

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On one hand, the game’s narrative revolving around the mysterious murder of a young woman in a small Louisiana town is deeply intriguing with its constant twists and surprises that spin an ever-widening web of sadism, death, and terror until the very end.

Celebrate Earth Day With These Nature Themed VR Experiences

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Back in 2009, two chimpanzees from the New Iberia Research Center (NIRC) at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, were ‘leased’ to Stony Brook University in New York. Immersive experiences that highlight the importance of environmental protection. There’s no better way to celebrate Earth Day than hitting the streets with a garbage bag and cleaning up random litter scattered around your local area.

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Microsoft Now Hosts Free HoloLens Demos Across US & Canada

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Louisiana. Haven’t been able to make it to any of the big gaming expos (or you don’t know anyone with the $3,000 AR headset)? Microsoft Stores across the US and Canada are now hosting free HoloLens demos, so you can finally see what the hubbub is all about.

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EON Reality Presents at Nordic VR Forum

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At the 2018 edition of the Nordic VR Forum, EON Reality Norway didn’t just attend Hamar’s distinguished virtual reality conference but also presented the “ Jesper on Wheels ” project to an eager crowd. With hundreds of attendees from 10 different nations and even more viewers following along with the event’s livestreams online, the annual event proved successful in every way.

5 Incredibly Spooky VR Games to Play This Halloween

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Description : Set within a sinister plantation mansion in modern day Dulvey, Louisiana where the twisted Baker family resides, players experience the terror directly from the first person perspective for the first time in the Resident Evil series. It’s that time of the year again, when you bring out the big bag of candy, put on your spookiest outfit, and turn off the lights and pretend no one’s home. It’s Halloween!