After fire destroys Vermont town's snow plows, it receives much-needed loaners
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A wall of water 60 feet high could hit some coastal areas of Washington state.
Researchers like David Holland, an atmospheric scientist at New York University, are in a race to understand the fate of a massive glacier in West Antarctica that has earned a disquieting nickname: "The Doomsday Glacier."Why it matters: Studies show the Thwaites Glacier (its official name) could already be on an irreversible course to melt during the next several decades to centuries, freeing up enough inland ice to raise global sea levels by at least several feet.Get market news worthy of your
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We don't deserve dogs, but we're glad they're here.
Thru-hikers hoping to stop or resupply at Tuolumne Meadows may need to come up with another plan.
- Car and Driver
Our Tesla Model 3's climate could stay at 65 degrees for almost two days, losing about 2.2 percent charge per hour, and just a few hours less than a gas car.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
At least 400,000 homes and businesses could be impacted.
- Good Morning America
The Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai volcanic eruption last week caused widespread damage to the Pacific Island nation of Tonga, with a huge mushroom plume engulfing the kingdom and nearly 50-foot tsunami waves crashing ashore, devastating local villages. The volcano's second eruption triggered a tsunami that was felt around the world. The Tongan government issued its first official communication via partially restored communications networks on Jan. 18, calling the eruptions and subsequent tsunamis an “unprecedented disaster.”
- State College Centre Daily Times
Is this rescue a dog or coyote? You be the judge.
- The Desert Sun
The project was an experiment of sorts: what plants will be able to grow and proliferate in the tough clay where the Salton Sea has receded?
- Lexington Herald-Leader
The sounds are heard when temperatures turn brutally cold.
- The Weather Network
It’s the middle of winter, but one rogue system near Hawaii could try to become the earliest tropical cyclone ever recorded in the eastern Pacific.
- American City Business Journals
Here's what the soon-to-be owners of Cheswick power plant plan to do with the property after it closes
When the Cheswick Generating Station stops operating at the end of March, Allegheny County's final coal-fired power plant will be getting a new owner that will transform the facility and its three sites in and around Springdale and Cheswick. Charah (NYSE: CHRA) announced Thursday it would acquire Cheswick, along with a landfill and wastewater treatment facilities on separate parcels, from utility GenOn after the plant closes for good March 31.
- Tacoma News Tribune
“To have such an impressively large and gorgeous being spend time this far inland in our urban waterways is a rare gift.”
- Idaho Statesman
“It’s not every day you get to see a critically endangered species up close in the wild,” Utah wildlife officials said.
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An elephant has given birth to twins in Kenya's north in a moment rarely witnessed among the endangered species. Just one-in-100 elephant births result in twins making the arrival of these calfs -- one male and one female -- a moment of nerves and celebration. Conservation group Save the Elephants said the twins were born to a mother named Bora and were first spotted by lucky tourists on a safari drive at the weekend in Samburu reserve.
The manufacturer is creating a battery-powered truck prototype with Isuzu Motors, the Japanese maker of electric trucks.
An Arctic air mass responsible for the lowest temperatures of the season so far in parts of the Midwest and East will run its course this weekend, but more waves of frigid air will follow, along with threats of snow and slippery travel conditions, AccuWeather meteorologists say. Energy demands will remain high due to the extreme cold, and motorists and airline passengers should anticipate periodic delays from snow and icy conditions in the weather pattern. "This is typically the coldest time of
- USA TODAY
A winter storm was forecast to bring a miserable mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain to parts of the Southeast on Friday and into early Saturday.
- The Conversation
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
- The Daily Advertiser
As storms keep coming and industries keep declining, small towns could see more people leave and never come back.