Amid a COVID-19 surge, health officials in the Seattle area closed COVID-19 testing sites or reduced hours because of days of snow and freezing temperatures (Dec. 30)
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- Lohud | The Journal News
The National Weather Service is calling for snow to hit parts of New York, and the closer you live to the coast, the more you'll see.
- The Providence Journal
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for a storm Friday into Saturday that could bring 8 to 18 inches of snow.
- The Providence Journal
Computer models continue to "boost confidence" that Southern New England will get hit with "a high impact winter storm" Saturday.
I quit my $65,000-a-year job and went tree planting in rural Canada. I came back a different person.
The author moved to Canada for a job she ended up hating. She decided to spend a season planting trees and earned below minimum wage.
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New York's Suffolk County Police Department shared that officers found the distressed fawn floating "half-submerged in the icy water roughly 60 feet off-shore"
- Foster's Daily Democrat
Communities on the coast like Portsmouth, Rye and Hampton, or York, Maine, are likely to see the most snowfall.
- Bucks County Courier Times
The National Weather Service is calling for snow to hit Pennsylvania, and the closer you live to the coast, the more you'll see.
- The Guardian
Phoenix’s new ‘heat tsar’ is betting on less asphalt, more green canopy and reflective surfaces to cool the sprawling heat island Temperatures in Phoenix are becoming deadly. Photograph: Ralph Freso/Getty Images A surge in heat-related deaths amid record-breaking summer temperatures offers a “glimpse into the future” and a stark warning that one of America’s largest cities is already unlivable for some, according to its new heat tsar. Almost 200 people died from extreme heat in Phoenix in 2020 –
Using trauma sheers, wire cutters and a knife, firefighters were able to rescue the deer
- Business Insider
A Tesla driver details how he survived a 14-hour traffic jam in snowy weather with 50 miles of battery range to spare
The driver said he was grateful that he was in an EV during the I-95 gridlock and posted a picture of himself watching Netflix in the traffic jam.
- The Weather Network
With frigid temperatures in Ontario, ice shelves are forming near the shores of the Great Lakes, containing 'ice volcanoes,' which are hazardous to climb on and should be avoided.
Virginia residents are concerned about dozens of data centers potentially coming to Prince William County. The plan would plant the centers in the Manassas and Gainesville areas where some say the data centers could threaten the health of humans as well as water and wildlife. Fox 5’s Tisha Lewis reports on the matter from Manassas.
- The Herald-Mail
National Weather Service meteorologists share the forecast for the Tri-State area in regards to the winter storm forecast to start Friday.
- TCPalm | Treasure Coast Newspapers
It snowed in Miami on Jan. 19, 1977. Could it happen again, as temperatures plunge and Artic door blasts Florida?
- Lohud | The Journal News
The Hudson Valley region will feel the effects of a coastal storm that will bring anywhere from 3 inches to a foot of snow to the area Saturday
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On the edge of the Scottish Highlands lies a 5,500-acre estate called Kildrummy. It was recently bought by American property developers Camille and Christopher Bently. The Bentlys join the growing ranks of so-called “green lairds” – climate-savvy millionaires and billionaires who are buying up Scottish land and transforming the way it’s managed. CAMILLE BENTLY, REWILDER: “Kildrummy was operated as a shooting estate, and so really intensely managed for that purpose.” The Bentlys bought Kildrummy estate for about $15 million. Its manor house was built in 1901 to accommodate grouse shooting parties, and its land was intensely managed.Heather-clad moors were burned to improve breeding conditions for the grouse. And their predators, such as foxes, were hunted and trapped. The Bentlys have banned trapping and shooting at Kildrummy. They plan to turn the estate into a semi-wilderness where dwindling species are revived and protected. CHRISTOPHER BENTLY, REWILDER: “Across the way we're looking at the Glenkindie estate, our neighbor. They’re a hunting estate. And they, though, have managed their land very sympathetically with the environment.”“We're looking to piggyback off of that and replicate that here, where you see a heavily burned, heavily managed moorland that was kept this way for far too long.” Not far away lies a former shooting estate, named Bunloit. It was recently bought by another green laird, Jeremy Leggett. Leggett is a long-time climate campaigner who made his millions from solar power. JEREMY LEGGETT, REWILDER: “After 20 years as a solar entrepreneur, I went from the beginning of that time being told that I was a rootless dreamer and solar energy would never be making energy for grown ups who really knew about energy, through to where we are now. I thought, why not try and have a go at helping create that kind of exponential growth elsewhere in the survival story right at the end? Taking carbon down out of the atmosphere.” Leggett hopes that research at Bunloit will accelerate a land-management revolution in Scotland and help avert climate meltdown and biodiversity collapse. He told Reuters he aims to measure precisely how much carbon is stored at the Bunloit estate. JEREMY LEGGETT, REWILDER: "I think a hundred years from now, if we get this right, much of Scotland is going to look like small parts of Scotland do today: ancient woodlands with oak trees hundreds of years old."The rise of the green lairds has revived debates about who owns Scotland’s land and what they’re doing with it. Campaigners say fewer than 500 people own more than half of Scotland’s private land, and many of them are foreigners. Some traditional lairds are deeply skeptical about proponents of rewilding. One of them is 74-year-old Jamie Williamson. “The people who are pushing this rewilding tend to be people from an urban background or foreign country who's come in here.” Williamson runs Alvie & Dalraddy, a traditional sporting estate. He says he’s been struggling to maintain his revenue from grouse shooting and deer stalking on an estate surrounded by prominent rewilding projects.He also says planting native woodlands in Scotland won’t avert climate change so long as the country imports cheap timber from overseas. “If we actually brought back in and produced our own steel and iron and brought back our polluting industries, but run them more efficiently. We'd actually probably do far more for global warming than peatland restoration or growing very slow growing trees here.” Back at Kildrummy estate, the Bentlys know that Scots can be wary of Americans with grand plans and deep pockets. CAMILLE BENTLY, REWILDER: “There's definitely a contingent who has this mindset like, you know, oh, these Americans coming in and buying up land and they're changing everything that we know and love. But that's not what our goal is at all. We are here because we love it and we just want to be a part of making it and the very best that it can be, throughout the future.”
- The Weather Network
Parts of Ontario and Quebec will fall under an active storm track as Canada endures a pattern flip-flop heading into February.
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- Cape Cod Times
I fear they will be like plastic straws polluting the sidewalks and parking lots and maybe even the ocean.