The word "monsoon" is often used to casually describe a heavy rainstorm. But more accurately, a monsoon is defined by season-long wind patterns over a vast area. Those winds are driven by a temperature difference that's created when air over land is much warmer than air over water. Those winds create a pattern in the lower part of the atmosphere where rich moisture from over the ocean is transported inland. Then it rises, condenses and falls back to the ground as soaking rain.
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STORY: Footage showed the bear wobbling and whining as she sat belly-up in the back of a pick-up truck, after people rescued the visibly-debilitated animal from the forest.Mad honey, or "deli bal" in Turkish, is a type of rhododendron honey that can have hallucinogenic effects.The bear was brought to a vet, where she was receiving treatment and would likely be released into the wild in the coming days, local authorities said, adding that she was in good condition.
Restaurants were told to cease operations immediately and residents were ordered to limit water use after a Cape Cod town declared a sewer emergency
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The case had political angles to it, too.
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The Kern County Board of Supervisors approved the project in Mojave which will support the movement of goods from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
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Arizona's State Land Department unlawfully allowed Fondomonte to pump unlimited amounts of groundwater at no cost. That must stop.
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Why did that floating log just blink?
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The ordinance would have required all new or reconstructed parking structures to install one or more EV charging station depending on the size of the lot.
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A disturbance in the Atlantic won’t disturb anyone as development chances dim to near 0%, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center said Thursday morning.
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Rocket the 90-year-old Aldabra tortoise and confirmed escape artist has been gone for 13 years.
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Ten-day python roundup will help with wildlife emergency, officials hope: Fur-bearing animals are down 90% in the 'Glades, some estimate
Antarctica's coastal glaciers are shedding icebergs more rapidly than nature can replenish the crumbling ice, doubling previous estimates of losses from the world's largest ice sheet over the past 25 years, a satellite analysis showed on Wednesday. The first-of-its-kind study, led by researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) near Los Angeles and published in the journal Nature, raises new concern about how fast climate change is weakening Antarctica's floating ice shelves and accelerating the rise of global sea levels. The study's key finding was that the net loss of Antarctic ice from coastal glacier chunks "calving" off into the ocean is nearly as great as the net amount of ice that scientists already knew was being lost due to thinning caused by the melting of ice shelves from below by warming seas.
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The wind event may be what residents of Prosper, Texas, saw during the thunderstorm Tuesday. So, exactly what is it?
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Hundreds were marooned in the downpour as the climate crisis increases the likelihood of extreme weather
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Kids found the snake in their bedroom, only to have it disappear and turn up later under the bedside table, the sheriff’s office said.
The low water levels are threatening Germany's industry as more and more ships are unable to traverse the key waterway.
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Beluga whale that captured worldwide attention in France is euthanized after desperate rescue attempt
A Beluga whale that was more than 800 pounds underweight and stuck in France's Seine River was euthanized after a last-ditch rescue attempt.
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Having been around for two centuries, the publication boasts an accuracy rate of around 80-85% for its winter weather forecasts.
Water levels on the river Rhine in Germany have fallen again in hot and dry weather and shipping costs are rising as vessels cut loads to continue sailing, commodity traders said on Wednesday. Shallow water after the summer heat-wave has hampered shipping on the entire river in Germany since July, along with other European waterways. Spot prices for transport in a liquid tanker barge from Rotterdam to Karlsruhe south of Kaub rose to about 110 euros a tonne on Wednesday, up 16 euros on Tuesday and up from only around 20 euros a tonne in June before water levels fell, traders said.
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The American West is experiencing its driest period in human history, a megadrought that threatens health, agriculture and entire ways of life. DRIED UP is examining the dire effects of the drought on the states most affected — as well as the solutions Americans are embracing. It’s difficult to capture the scale of the drought…