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SPACE: Water detected in atmosphere of potentially habitable super-Earth

For the first time, astronomers have peered into the atmosphere of an exoplanet -- a planet outside our solar system -- and discovered both water vapor and temperatures that could potentially support life, according to a new study.


Massive electrical storm over Tasman Sea stands out globally, weakens as moves into NZ

Updated 2:27am Sunday --- Thousands of lightning flashes lit up the Tasman Sea on Saturday night and on a global scale it stood out as one of the largest on earth.


Track Hurricane Dorian here via CNN's live storm tracker

The eye of Category 2 Hurricane Dorian is now brushing North Carolina USA and could make landfall. Even if no landfall it's a bad set up with the eye of the storm brushing the coastline as it tracks NE.


VIDEO: Hurricane Dorian special update + latest on NZ’s upcoming colder change

We have the latest aerial footage via CNN showing catastrophic damage to The Bahamas over the past few days as Hurricane Dorian stalled above.

We also have the latest tracking map which paints a more positive picture for the USA as Dorian starts to finally weaken.


VIDEO: 2 lows with sub-tropical connections for NZ + an update on Hurricane Dorian

New Zealand has two big lows coming towards us between now and Sunday with both tapping into sub-tropical airflows and rain.

It’'s generally good news for the North Island that, despite what some may think, does actually need much more rain to set us up nicely for the drier months of summer.


Europe's heat wave is shattering temperature records and cities are struggling to cope

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CNN --- Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK all reached record-breaking temperatures this week.


Britain could see hottest night on record Tuesday as heat wave hits

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The UK is set to sizzle this week, in a heatwave that could set new temperature records for July, a new all-time record and a new overnight record..


Morocco in the fast lane with world's largest concentrated solar farm

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Ouarzazate, Morocco (CNN) --- It's not just on the track that Morocco is aiming to become a world leader in renewable energy.

As well as a host nation of a Formula ePrix, the country is also home to the world's largest concentrated solar farm.


Tracking Barry: Mississippi River already in flood in New Orleans ahead of major rain event

Tropical Storm Barry is expected to become a hurricane before making landfall in Louisiana and New Orleans is bracing for potential catastrophic flooding with the mighty Mississippi River already in flood ahead of the storm. This is the first major test of the levees in New Orleans since deadly Hurricane Katrina (Category 3) made landfall there in 2005.


INDIA: Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm VAYU will it or won't it make landfall? (+15 Maps)

UPDATED 12:35pm NZT / 6:05am IST --- Just minutes after our first update today on Cyclone VAYU forecasters at the Joint Typhoon Warning Center updated the forecast tracking - and by quite a bit. The change to the forecast track may have a significant impact on the forecast for India (a more positive one).