The Washburn Fire started spreading near the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias and has burned 4,261 acres with 23% containment as of Tuesday evening.
- Raleigh News and Observer
The case had political angles to it, too.
- Raleigh News and Observer
We revisit the topic of baby copperheads and whether or not their bites are more potent than those of an adult snake.
- KERO - Bakersfield Scripps
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.
(Bloomberg) -- The Rhine River is set to become virtually impassable at a key waypoint in Germany, as shallow water chokes off shipments of energy products and other industrial commodities along one of Europe’s most important waterways.Most Read from BloombergMusk Sells Another $6.9 Billion of Tesla Ahead of Twitter TrialDozens in China Infected With New ‘Langya’ Virus Carried by ShrewsUS Inflation Runs Cooler Than Forecast, Easing Pressure on FedMedia Counts Differ With 10 Million Votes Counted
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Why did that floating log just blink?
- Miami Herald
Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center have lowered the development chances on the disturbance they have been monitoring the last few days in the Eastern Tropical Atlantic.
- The Guardian
Hundreds were marooned in the downpour as the climate crisis increases the likelihood of extreme weather
Europe's miserable summer sees new worries over blackouts and a major shipping artery drying up.
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.
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.
- Victorville Daily Press
Monsoon is a season when summer rain is more prevalent, usually from mid-June to September. Here's what causes the drenching storms.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The wind event may be what residents of Prosper, Texas, saw during the thunderstorm Tuesday. So, exactly what is it?
- Car and Driver
We explain EPA ratings, factors affecting range, how EVs performed in our testing, and why it's all complicated and different from the gas-powered-vehicle norm.
The Okazaki City Higashi Koen zoo announced that its only camel, Hitomi, died of a heatstroke on Aug. 3 amid record high temperatures in Japan. A staff member at the zoo stated that the 22-year-old camel was at higher risk for heat exhaustion due to her age and was exhibiting signs of a heat stroke last week. Beginning in February, Hitomi was struggling to walk and spent more time sitting.
- Popular Mechanics
One plant could collect 100 MW of solar radiative power to produce about nine million gallons of kerosene per year.
- Palm Beach Daily News
A tropical wave over the eastern Atlantic ocean has weakened, the NHC said, but there's still a chance a tropical depression could form.
- Business Insider
'Take that Elon Musk:' Ford CEO takes a dig at Tesla's delayed Cybertruck compared to the success of the electric F-150 Lightning
Jim Farley called the F-150 Lightning a "shining light" for the company and dubbed Ford "the leader of all EV pickup trucks" in the US.
This image was taken on Wednesday morning, Aug. 10, 2022, and shows tropical waves (dashed lines). A robust tropical wave was located over the middle of the Atlantic (right of center). After spawning three early season storms, the Atlantic hurricane season screeched to a halt six weeks ago, but AccuWeather forecasters say there are signs of life as they monitor a couple of areas in the basin for potential tropical development. A batch of thunderstorms moving westward over the tropical Atlantic w
- CBS News
Both the paddleboarder and his dog were able to return to shore uninjured.
- The Daily Beast
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / GettyThe American West isn’t exactly doing so hot—partly because it’s feeling too hot. Between the near constant wildfires, drought, and heatwaves, an area that was once teeming with wildlife and native fauna is now experiencing a staggering amount of ecosystem loss.But, researchers at Oregon State University have a bold proposal to help enrich these habitats: Fill them with beavers and wolves.In a paper published on August 9 in the journal BioScience, the