A surge of lava destroyed around 100 homes on Spain's Canary Islands a day after the Cumbre Vieja volcano erupted, forcing 5,500 people to leave the area, local authorities said. The volcano erupted on Sunday afternoon, sending vast plumes of thick black smoke into the sky and belching molten lava that oozed down the mountainside on the island of La Palma.
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The La Niña climate pattern is one of the main drivers of weather in the U.S. and around the world, especially in late fall, winter and early spring.
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The President of the Canary Islands says the eruption is the "most damaging volcano in Europe in the last 100 years."
More than 1,300 California firefighters are working to contain the wind-driven blaze that triggered new evacuation orders and far-reaching power shut-offs, officials said. The big picture: The Alisal Fire, which ignited near the Alisal Reservoir on Monday, now spans more than 15,000 acres and is only 5% contained, according to Inciweb, an inter-agency incident information site.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.Strong northwest winds continue to push the f
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Late October precipitation could dampen wildfires in Northern California
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Rain and snow will develop along the Front Range this afternoon, with wet roads and 40s for the evening commute.
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One of three escaped zebras in Maryland was found dead, according to Prince George’s County Department of Environment.
Among the glaciers and turquoise fjords of southwestern Greenland, a mining company is betting rock similar to the one the Apollo missions brought back from the moon can address some of Planet Earth's climate change problems. "This rock was created in the early days in the formation of our planet," says geologist Anders Norby-Lie, who began exploring anorthosite at the remote mountain landscape in Greenland nine years ago. The government elected in April has placed it at the centre of its efforts to promote Greenland as environmentally responsible and even the U.S. space agency NASA has taken note.
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A criminology professor was charged with wildfire arson in California. The crime is far more common than you think.
Nine percent of wildfires in California are linked to arson, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.
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As the government seeks an end to drift gill net fishing, a once booming swordfish industry draws its last breaths.
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The wreck of a storied military ship that served in two World Wars, performed patrols in waters off Alaska for decades, and at one point was captained by the first Black man to command a U.S. government vessel has been found, the Coast Guard said Thursday. A wreck thought to be the U.S. Revenue Cutter Bear, which sank in 1963 about 260 miles east of Boston as it was being towed to Philadelphia, where it was going to be converted into a floating restaurant, was located in 2019. “At the time of the loss of Bear, it was already recognized as a historic ship," said Joe Hoyt, of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.
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Fires smouldered as rivers of lava could be seen flowing down the mountain, sweeping away trees and sending huge plumes of smoke into the air.Christine Briand and Eric Continsoux, French tourists from Versailles, had already booked their trip to the Canary island when the eruption began. Continsoux, a budding photographer, said he was keen to make the most of the opportunity to document the lava flow. But Briand was less convinced."If it was just me, we would have cancelled the trip and postponed it to another time," she said.Eric Magnee, a Belgian pensioner living on the neighbouring island of Tenerife, travelled to La Palma to admire Cumbre Vieja at work."We are nothing compared to the force of nature, everything down here is destroyed", he said as streams of glowing lava lit up the mountainside.Lava from the eruption that began on September 19 has laid waste to a total area of nearly 600 hectares, according to the Canary Islands Volcanic Emergency Plan.
Huge wind turbines are pushing the limits of what ports and installation vessels can handle.
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The blaze has sent toxic smoke billowing southeast of Santa Barbara, triggering air quality advisories in Los Angeles and other counties.
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The grizzly appeared as the group was processing a hunted elk, officials said.
French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said on Thursday she would end all subsidies for renewable energy and take down France's wind turbines if she is elected next year. Le Pen, who will be the candidate of the Rassemblement National party in the April vote, made it to the second round of the 2017 election, and is expected to do so again, although some recent polls have shown that right-wing talk-show star Eric Zemmour could best her if he decides to run. Environment Minister Barbara Pompili dismissed Le Pen's statement on Twitter.
Several new electric pickup trucks and SUVs are coming to the market in the next few months, raising hopes they will help tip the scales in favor of electric vehicles by offering people their desired style.
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Diesel-engine powerhouse Cummins announced Thursday the production of its 100th battery-electric bus built with a partner.