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- The Oklahoman
Keystone Ancient Forest is a 1,360-acre preserve just west of Sand Springs that features post oaks and cedars that are remnants of the Cross Timbers.
- Knox News | The Knoxville News-Sentinel
By capturing carbon dioxide and turning it into ultra-durable material, local startup SkyNano hopes to turn pollution into something useful.
Since the initial eruption, the volcano has been releasing sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide — two gases that create acid rain when they interact with water and oxygen in the atmosphere. With Tonga’s tropical climate, “there is likely to be acid rain around Tonga for a while to come,” said volcanologist Shane Cronin at the University of Auckland.
- Democrat and Chronicle
How can animals cope with such extended bitter cold conditions? Nature is a wonderful provider.
Satellite images published by the United Nations Satellite Centre (UNSOT) on January 17 show the impact of a volcanic eruption near Tonga on the Pacific Island nation and the volcano.The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted on January 15, causing disruption to communications to Tonga and producing tsunami warnings in multiple pacific rim nations.The Australian Defence Force and New Zealand’s Air Force sent aircraft to Tonga to assist with damage assessments on January 17.These before and after images analyzed by UNSOT show where potential damage appears to have occurred in communities, and the extent of the blast’s impact on the volcanic island. Credit: UNSOT via Storyful
- Charlotte Observer
Search and Rescue officials described weather conditions as “treacherous.”
An undersea volcano violently erupted in the southwestern Pacific Ocean near the Kingdom of Tonga Saturday, local time, sending shock waves through the atmosphere and triggering tsunami waves thousands of miles away, including along the West coast of the United States. Now, details are slowly beginning to emerge about the extent of damage across the hard-hit Pacific nation, with officials confirming at least two deaths. The eruption of the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai volcano, located just under 20
- Charlotte Observer
Some towns in North Carolina, Georgia and Mississippi saw more snow than parts of the Northeast on Sunday, Jan. 16.
- The News-Press
Footage shared by users on social media shows storm damage as tornadoes swept through Southwest Florida.
- The Oklahoman
Oklahoma's Corporation Commission agreed Tuesday to drop its enforcement actions against a Panhandle wind farm operator that had unsafe equipment.
- USA TODAY
Known for the cape-like webs enclosing its tentacles, the blanket octopus is a rarely spotted animal usually found in open ocean waters.
- Utica Observer-Dispatch
Parts of western New York have received almost a foot and a half of snow.
When the huge eruption happened over the weekend, a fleet of spacecraft overhead gathered key data.
Up to 80,000 people could be affected after tsunami waves caused "significant damage" to Tonga.
- Idaho Statesman
A pilot program will turn Boise’s recycled plastic into benches and other public installations around the city.
- Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Temperatures dipped into the single digits Saturday, while the wind chill factor made it feel like minus 15 degrees.
- Victorville Daily Press
King of the Hammers will come roaring back to Johnson Valley this month with off-roading enthusiasts, rock crawlers and plenty of desert racing.
- Naples Daily News
Severe weather ahead of a cold front caused damage and prompted tornado warnings in parts of Lee and Collier counties Sunday morning.
Significant damage has been reported in Tonga following an undersea volcanic eruption on Saturday, which covered the Pacific nation in ash and cut off communication lines.Driving the news: The eruption triggered tsunami warnings across Tonga's islands and in other regions, including the West Coast of the U.S. and New Zealand, which were later lifted.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.Current advice is that strong and unusual currents are expected to contin