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Experienced surfers would consider the waves reaching the West Coast barely high enough to qualify as swells.
Trees are torn down and buildings ripped apart following Saturday's tsunami triggered by a volcano.
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Deep in the Southern California desert, a massive drill rig taps into what could be the energy of the future.
- Charlotte Observer
Temperatures were in the 30s when the children went out of their dad’s sight.
- LA Times
Theodore Watler, 64, became separated from a group of divers who had hired a commercial vessel to take them out to the aging Elly platform Sunday morning.
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Watch as Adorably Floofy Golden Retriever Gets a Little Too Curious About New Duck Friends and Go for a Swim
You can almost see the wheels turning in Winston's head when he spots those ducks...
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These machines scrub greenhouse gases from the air – an inventor of direct air capture technology shows how it works
One 'mechanical tree' is about 1,000 times faster at removing carbon dioxide from air than a natural tree. The first is to start operating in Arizona in 2022. Illustration via Arizona State UniversityTwo centuries of burning fossil fuels has put more carbon dioxide, a powerful greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere than nature can remove. As that CO2 builds up, it traps excess heat near Earth’s surface, causing global warming. There is so much CO2 in the atmosphere now that most scenarios show endi
- Biloxi Sun Herald
“Winter weather systems can cause drastic changes in water levels,” the Coast Guard says.
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Tonga avoided widespread disaster many had feared, and tsunami waves rose only to about 2.7 feet. See before and after photos of the island nation.
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2 people have been confirmed dead in the Pacific island nation so far, but communications are still patchy, and the scale of the damage is just starting to become clear.
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Those affected live in the El Portal Trailer Park. | Opinion
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The Great Green Wall could capture enormous amounts of carbon and bring much-needed rainfall to arid regions across Africa, but some scientists say that more research needs to be done on its potential impacts on the global climate before it is completed.
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Batteries get hyped, but pumped hydro provides the vast majority of long-term energy storage essential for renewable power – here’s how it works
The U.S. has thousands of lakes and reservoirs that could be paired for pumped hydro storage without the need for rivers. Ollo via Getty ImagesTo cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions in half within a decade, the Biden administration’s goal, the U.S. is going to need a lot more solar and wind power generation, and lots of cheap energy storage. Wind and solar power vary over the course of a day, so energy storage is essential to provide a continuous flow of electricity. But today’s batteries are typi
- Austin American-Statesman
On Thursday comes a wintry mix "that gradually spreads across the remainder of South Central Texas during the day into the evening," forecasters say.
- Democrat and Chronicle
How can animals cope with such extended bitter cold conditions? Nature is a wonderful provider.
SYDNEY/WELLINGTON (Reuters) -All the homes on one of Tonga's small outer islands have been destroyed by a massive volcanic eruption and tsunami, with three people so far confirmed dead, the government said on Tuesday in its first update since the disaster struck. With communications https://tmsnrt.rs/3qzVPyy badly hampered by the severing of an undersea cable https://www.reuters.com/markets/funds/undersea-cable-fault-could-cut-off-tonga-rest-world-weeks-2022-01-18, information on the scale of the devastation after Saturday's eruption had so far mostly come from reconnaissance aircraft. But the office of Prime Minister Siaosi Sovaleni said in a statement that every home on Mango island, where around 50 people live, had been destroyed, only two houses remained on Fonoifua, and Namuka island had suffered extensive damage.
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In response to the fire, officials have closed Texas 21 East at South Shore Lake Bastrop and Texas 21 East at FM 1441.
Maybe Sharknado will never actually happen, but sharks morphing into werewolves? Sort of. They might not grow fur and claws or howl into the night sky, but sharks are much more likely to come after you when the Moon is ominously full. But why is higher lunar illumination making them bite when most shark attacks happen during the daytime? The gravitational pull that affects the tides is thought to be what is really behind the feeding frenzy, and there could be something about the Moon getting bri
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
A winter storm system could bring more wintry precipitation this weekend. Breaking down what the models project about three days from now.