As the rains finally subside, hundreds of thousands of people across the Henan province are starting to determine the full extent of damage from severe flooding.
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For almost three decades, 81-year-old David Lidstone has lived in the woods of New Hampshire along the Merrimack River in a small cabin adorned with solar panels. As the owner of the land seeks to tear down the cabin, Lidstone has been jailed since July 15 on a civil contempt sanction. Jodie Gedeon, an avid kayaker who befriended Lidstone about 20 years ago, is working with other supporters to help him, including organizing a petition drive and collecting money to cover property taxes.
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A third disturbance — also with a low chance of development anytime soon — has formed in the far eastern Atlantic.
After a mudslide stranded over 100 motorists overnight and indefinitely shutdown a major interstate in Colorado on Thursday, the state is preparing to issue a state and federal disaster declaration. Crews are still cleaning up the impacted area of I-70 near the Hanging Lake Tunnel in Glenwood Canyon where the mudslides occurred, and there is currently no estimate as to when the section of the interstate will reopen. "The monsoon weather patterns means this threat is ongoing," Colorado Gov. Jared
- Idaho Statesman
A massive swarm of more than 764 earthquakes rattled the region starting July 15.
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“I’m not that hungry, thanks.”
The dog days of summer are still ongoing with heat waves across the country and mild and muggy summer nights, but a shift in the weather is right around the corner as the Northern Hemisphere heads toward the fall season. Autumn, which will officially begin with the autumn equinox on Sept. 22, 2021, features more than just a change in the weather. The new season brings about a flurry of fall festivals, the return of football and the ever-popular leaf-peeping, when folks flock to forests to see tr
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A huge fire that consumed thousands of railroad ties in rural western Alabama was still burning Tuesday, nearly two days after it started. A storm that dumped rain on the blaze Monday evening helped keep it contained to the property of National Salvage and Services Corp., but it wasn't enough to douse the flames, said Billy Barrett, chief of the Valley Grande Volunteer Fire Department. The company yard typically holds “thousands upon thousands” of railroad ties that are ground up and used for fuel, primarily in industrial boilers, a spokesperson said.
The Perseid meteor shower peaks next week, and as with most years, it's expected to put on quite a show for folks under dark skies on the ground.Why it matters: The Perseid meteor shower is largely considered the best of the year with meteor rates that could have people in areas with very little light pollution seeing more than 40 meteors per hour.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.Details: The shower should hit its peak the night of Aug. 11 into the early
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'Homecoming': 100 years after forceful removal, Native American tribe celebrate reclaimed land in Oregon
More than 100 years after their forceful removal from the area, the Nez Perce people came together to bless the recently reclaimed land in Oregon.
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Poison hemlock is a toxic invasive species that is popping up in flower beds and backyard gardens across the U.S. Here's what you need to know.
A Spanish company has devised a system to extract drinking water from thin air to supply arid regions where people are in desperate need. "The goal is to help people," said Enrique Veiga, the 82-year-old engineer who invented the machine during a harsh drought in southern Spain in the 1990s. "The goal is to get to places like refugee camps that don't have drinking water."
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Op-Ed: As fires burn and sea levels rise in other states, Kentucky needs to prepare to become a climate refugee state in future decades, writes Tom Kimmerer.
Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer captures massive debris flows along the Pine Gulch Fire burn scar after monsoon rain in De Beque, Colorado, on July 31.
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Strong thunderstorms moved through most of South Florida Tuesday afternoon and into the evening, prompting several flood advisories throughout the region.
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Nine towns in central New Jersey are under a mandatory boil water advisory due loss of water pressure from a transmission main leak.
The lifeguard, who has not been identified, was reportedly transported to a nearby airport so that he could be airlifted to Savannah for treatment
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California resorts to unprecedented water cutoffs as drought worsens. How bad is it?
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Bolivia’s second-largest lake has disappearedLocation: Lake Poopo, BoliviaLake Poopo once lapped the shores of the island of Isla de PanzaBut it dried up in 2015(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) LOCAL, CRISTINA MAMANI, SAYING:"The water of Lake Poopo would start here. We would arrive from the Untavi community by boat with all my children. The water would reach here and we would leave the boat here. Then my children would say,"Let's go home," and they would run to my home."Scientists say the lake fell victim to decades of diversion for irrigation needswith an increasingly warm climate has making its recovery unlikely(SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) LOCAL, VALERIO ROJAS, SAYING:"Every 50 years Lake Poopo would fill up, that's what our grandparents said. It would have been 50 years in 2026, since Lake Poopo was in a good state. Now we are waiting for 2026. Will the lake fill again? With this climate change and pollution, it seems to me that the weather can no longer be predicted. In our Aymara language it is said that, "Our mother Earth is tired". That's what grandparents had said."
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Extreme heat in Pacific Northwest ruined crops of sweet onions, devastating small farmers
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More than 500 firefighters struggled through the night to contain a large forest blaze on the outskirts of Athens, which raced into residential areas Tuesday, forcing thousands to flee. It was the worst of 81 wildfires that broke out in Greece over the past 24 hours, amid one of the country's most intense heatwaves in decades. Civil Protection chief Nikos Hardalias said the fire north of Athens was “very dangerous,” and had been exacerbated by strong winds and tinder-dry conditions due to the heat that reached 45 Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) in the area.