Seattle's Space Needle would also comfortably fit in the black pit, as would six Christ the Redeemer statues from Brazil stacked head-to-head, giant arms outstretched. The National Service of Geology and Mining said late on Saturday it is still investigating the gaping hole near the Alcaparrosa mine operated by Canadian company Lundin Mining, about 665 km (413 miles) north of Santiago. Lundin did not immediately reply to a request for comment.
- The Guardian
Fourth set of skeletal remains, as yet unidentified, discovered at Swim Beach in Nevada as lake hits lowest level in 80 years
A Cape Cod beach closed Saturday afternoon after a “number” of Portuguese man o’wars washed ashore.
- Associated Press
More human remains have been found at drought-stricken Lake Mead National Recreation Area east of Las Vegas, authorities said Sunday. It’s the fourth time since May that remains have been uncovered as Western drought forces the shoreline to retreat at the shrinking Colorado River reservoir behind the Hoover Dam. National Park Service officials said rangers were called to the reservoir between Nevada and Arizona around 11 a.m. Saturday after skeletal remains were discovered at Swim Beach.
- WMUR - Manchester
The United States Geological Survey reported a 2.3 magnitude earthquake around 8:05 p.m. in Deering.
- USA TODAY
With an estimated 115,000 pounds of debris accumulating on the reefs of Papahānaumokuākea, crews struggle against a pileup that keeps building.
It has been more than a month since the last tropical storm, Colin.
Hold on to your wallet. Due to inflation and prices surging for natural gas, heating oil and other fuels, you will see a significant rise in your utility bills. So if you've opened your electric bill...
- The Oklahoman
Deer hunters will have the option of another weapon this fall as air powered arrow rifles have been legalized for hunting in Oklahoma.
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
Rainfall totals across most of northern Arizona are much higher than what they typically are at this point in the summer, the weather service says.
- AZCentral | The Arizona Republic
The National Weather Service in Phoenix issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Peoria, Surprise and Sun City until 8 p.m. Sunday.
- FTW Outdoors
The U.S Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday shared a striking image showing silver carp leaping en masse during a scientific electrofishing operation.
A flood watch is up for DeKalb and McHenry counties, where up to 2 inches of rain has already fallen.
- Statesman Journal
Multiple wildfires are burning around Oregon that have brought recreation closures to popular areas including Diamond Peak and Waldo Lake.
- Miami Herald
The National Hurricane Center is watching a newly formed tropical wave that emerged in the eastern Atlantic early Saturday morning. Meteorologists are forecasting the disturbance to move off the west coast of Africa this weekend.
- The Telegraph
Millions of households across the south of England could be hit with hosepipe bans within days after the Environment Secretary urged more water companies to introduce urgent restrictions.
- Associated Press
A wildfire burning in a remote area just south of the Oregon border appears to have caused the deaths of tens of thousands of Klamath River fish, the Karuk Tribe said Saturday. The tribe said in a statement that the dead fish of all species were found Friday near Happy Camp, California, along the main stem of the Klamath River. Tribal fisheries biologists believe a flash flood caused by heavy rains over the burn area caused a massive debris flow that entered the river at or near Humbug Creek and McKinney Creek, said Craig Tucker, a spokesman for the tribe.
- The Conversation
Mats of Sargassum seaweed off the coast of St. Martin in April 2018. ELY Michel CC BY-SA 4.0, , CC BY-SAHere’s a handy geography question for your next trivia match: What is the world’s only sea that doesn’t have a land border? The answer is the Sargasso Sea – a 2-million-square-nautical-mile haven of biodiversity that lies east of Bermuda in the Atlantic Ocean. Rather than beaches, it’s bounded by rotating ocean currents that form the North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre. The Sargasso is named for s
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STORY: About 60 cars belonging to park visitors and staff were buried under several feet of debris at the Inn at Death Valley, an historic luxury hotel near the park headquarters in Furnace Creek, the site of a spring-fed oasis near the Nevada border, the park said in a statement.Floodwaters also pushed trash dumpsters into parked cars, shoved vehicles into each other, and swamped many facilities, some hotel rooms and business offices, it said.No injuries were reported. But about 500 visitors and 500 park staff were temporarily unable to leave the park because all roads into and out of Death Valley were closed, according to the statement. After work by emergency crews, authorities escorted the cars out of the area.Authorities are conducting aerial searches for stranded motorists but said they have not received reports of stranded cars, Death Valley National Park wrote on its Facebook page.They expect to reopen a particularly damaged area of Highway 190 by Tuesday (August 9).The flooding was unleashed by a torrential shower that dumped 1.46 inches of rain at Furnace Creek, nearly matching the previous daily record there of 1.47 inches measured from a downpour in 1988, park spokesperson Amy Wines said.
Millions of boxes of oranges are spoiling in containers stranded at European ports as South Africa and the European Union lock horns in a dispute over import rules, citrus growers have said.