After decades of war and insurgency, Iraq faces another huge challenge: climate change. Changing weather patterns in recent years have led to extreme weather events becoming more frequent, including dust storms, prolonged heat waves, drought, desertification, and reduced rainfall across the country. Iraq as the fifth most vulnerable country in the world to decreased water and food availability, extreme temperatures and associated health problems, according to the United Nations Environment Programme.
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- Miami Herald
“Not your ordinary basic animal rescue assignment.”
Parts of a Central Florida RV park have been underwater for days and the county said it’s not responsible for the flooding.
A wildfire season that took off weeks earlier than normal has left hikers limited options to leap ahead or re-route
- USA TODAY
On Monday evening, a massive tornado spun harmlessly in an open field near Morton, Texas, and storm chasers were ready with their cameras.
- Shreveport Times | The Times
IBHS wind test demonstration of two houses in thunderstorm and straight-line wind conditions. The on on the right was built to Fortified standards.
Gardners beware -- the invasive Amynthas agrestis, also known as the Asian jumping worm, could be wiggling around a garden near you. These worms are known for their insatiable appetite and ability to jump a foot in the air. Yes, you read that right. "True to their name, they jump and thrash immediately when handled, behaving more like a threatened snake than a worm, sometimes even breaking and shedding their tail when caught," said the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) in a re
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Isolated severe weather will be possible in Dallas-Fort Worth along with locally heavy rainfall and flooding.
- The Weather Network
Derechos of similar intensity have occurred before in this part of Canada, but never has one had a track like this that followed the length of the most densely populated corridor in the country.
- Baltimore Sun
Summer approaches, and it’s traditionally a time when a Marylander’s fancy turns to a dozen Number One Jimmies steamed. The bad news is that Chesapeake Bay blue crabs are running especially scarce this year, a combination of a cool spring that reduces crab movement (and thus prevents watermen from catching them) following a bad year for reproduction. The official word on this came recently ...
Splashing in cold water, going down a thrilling slide, and having fun in the sun — it’s what summer is all about! But if you don’t have a community pool or the money to take your kids to the waterpark very often, Costco has the solution. They are selling the coolest water inflatable for kids […]
You’ve probably heard of Sharknado, but have you heard of a Sharkcano? The Kavachi volcano in the Solomon Islands is an underwater volcano that was dubbed a sharkcano after a 2015 expedition discovered sharks living within it. Now, NASA has shared new satellite images of the latest sharkcano eruption, which happened this month. NASA just … The post NASA captures ‘Sharkcano’ eruption where mutant sharks swim near an underwater volcano appeared first on BGR.
- The Gainesville Sun
Question-and-answer interview with Alachua County Emergency Management Director Jen Grice.
- USA TODAY
Turtles and alligators were left without food, water or shade when a concrete retention pond in Florida was drained. One employee decided to step in.
Over 61 million people in the central and southern United States will be at risk from a slow-moving storm capable of producing flooding and severe weather this week. With days of rain expected and following a recent dry spell in the region, AccuWeather meteorologists warn that incidents of flooding could be widespread. Some locations from eastern Texas into Louisiana and farther east in southeastern Arkansas into Mississippi could receive rainfall amounts ranging from 4-8 inches over a three-day
- San Luis Obispo Tribune
PG&E meteorologist John Lindsey has some safety tips for folks having fun in the water.
Panthera, a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to protecting the world's wild big cats, including an effort to increase West African lion populations
- Associated Press
The devastating heat wave that has baked India and Pakistan in recent months was made more likely by climate change and is a glimpse of the region's future, international scientists said in a study released Monday. The World Weather Attribution group analyzed historical weather data that suggested early, long heat waves that impact a massive geographical area are rare, once-a-century events. If global heating increases to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) more than pre-industrial levels, then heat waves like this could occur twice in a century and up to once every five years, said Arpita Mondal, a climate scientist at the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai, who was part of the study.
- LA Times
Once upon a time — before P-22 or Grumpy Cat — a rogue gator lurked in an L.A. lake. He was captured 15 years ago today. Where is he now?
- Silver City Sun-News
Over 50,000 more acres of land are burning in the Gila National Forest since Friday as the Black Fire grows by 50% over the weekend.
- CBS News Videos
Meteorologist Jim Cantore of The Weather Channel breaks down a severe weather and flood threat for the Lone Star State.