The 19th named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season formed Friday afternoon, according to the National Hurricane Center.
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BRING ON THE RAIN! Wet weather is here to stay for at least 6 days in the Bay Area, says ABC7 News Meteorologist Drew Tuma.
Less than a week after the first major snowstorm of the season faded across the Rockies, the next is already on its way. Parts of Montana and Wyoming were slammed with more than 24 inches of snow as well as blizzard conditions the first four days of last week. The next storm, which began Sunday night, will first impact truckers in the Sierra Nevada. Snow is coming down along much of the range and some places could see 6 to 12 inches before the storm moves east later Monday. The National Weather
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With peak fire season upon us, rain and wind are in a race for who gets here first.
The annual Orionid meteor shower will peak on the night of Wednesday, October 20. Here’s how to watch the shooting stars for yourself.
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The weather system could intensify the drought much of the region is already in, including higher wildfire risks and water shortages Biologist Jude Smith looks over a nearly dry spring at the Muleshoe national wildlife refuge outside Muleshoe, Texas, on 18 May. Photograph: Mark Rogers/AP The wet winter the American south-west has hoped for as it battles extreme drought and heat is increasingly unlikely to materialize as scientists now predict that a phenomenon known as La Niña will develop for t
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An area expected to have ice as thick as 16-feet had a hole in it due to extreme wind, causing concern as to if the ice is thinning.
The old airport in the Siberian settlement of Churapcha has been unusable for years, its runway transformed into a swampy field of puffed-up mounds and reliefs. Like cities and towns across northern and northeastern Russia, Churapcha is suffering the consequence of climate change thawing the permafrost https://graphics.reuters.com/CLIMATE-CHANGE/PERMAFROST/oakveelglvr/index.html on which everything is built. "There isn't a single settlement in Russia's Arctic where you wouldn't find a destroyed or deformed building," said Alexey Maslakov, a scientist at Moscow State University.
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This storm looked super unremarkable on satellite in recent days, but its impact on the jet stream and the upper-level pattern will supercharge the setup to produce the exceptional low, which gets an enhanced infusion of subtropical moisture.
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Heavy rains in central and northeastern Thailand caused new flooding on Monday, with authorities forced to release water into an already swollen river after a reservoir reached full capacity, and others facing the same possibility. Authorities in the central province of Suphan Buri said flood warnings were in effect for communities along the Tha Chin River after water was released into it from the Krasiao reservoir. More than 38,000 households have been affected by flooding in the province so far this year, according to the Suphan Buri governor’s office.
A Spanish drone operator on Tuesday received permission to try to rescue three emaciated dogs trapped near a volcano in the Canary Islands, by catching them with a remote-controlled net and flying them out over a stream of lava. The three dogs have been stranded for weeks in an abandoned yard covered with volcanic ash on the island of La Palma. After evaluating the proposed rescue mission, emergency authorities said in a statement they had decided to allow it.
A snowstorm swept over California’s northern Sierra Nevada mountains overnight into Monday, October 18, dumping up to 4 inches of snow on the Tahoe Basin and up to 10 inches on elevated areas west of Lake Tahoe, the National Weather Service said.The storm prompted the California Highway Patrol (CHP) in Truckee, north of Lake Tahoe, to temporarily close a 40-mile stretch of Interstate 80 between Truckee and Baxter due to “heavy snow and spin outs.” The freeway was reopened a few hours later with chain restrictions between Truckee and Nyack.Chain restrictions were put into effect on roads across the Sierra and Tahoe Basin, the National Weather Service said. Motorists were urged to drive with caution.The CHP in Truckee dropped all chain controls just after 10:30 am on Monday and tweeted: “That was a pretty wild ride for the first real storm of the year.” Credit: Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority via Storyful
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It’s America’s biggest dam removal project. But can farmers, Native Americans, and salmon all walk – or swim – away happy?
The government wants people to replace gas boilers with heat pumps.
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Heavy rainfall in October caused flash floods and landslides across southern India. Thousands of people have been evacuated to relief camps, and dozens have been killed.
Electric vehicles certainly are dirty — their battery packs are poised to be one of the biggest new sources of pollution
The International Energy Agency (IEA) said this year it’s expecting 145 million electric vehicles (EVs) worldwide by 2030. Although EVs do not release carbon dioxide during their use, their production exerts the same toll on the environment as that of conventional cars, while the recycling of lithium-ion batteries poses unique challenges. Lithium-ion batteries are bulkier and take more space than their traditional counterpart, lead-acid batteries.
An unlikely coalition has come together to fight for the protection of wild salmon rapidly facing extinction.
Oregon Zoo's animal residents are getting a fun taste of Fall with some delicious pumpkins. Watching them smash and snack on them is a true delight. The post Zoo Animals Smashing and Eating Pumpkins Is a Fall Delight appeared first on Nerdist.
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Having just concluded its driest year in a century, California can't put all the burden for dealing with dry times on individuals, or resort solely to usage limits.
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Snow and rain made their way through Northern California on Sunday night, bringing much-needed moisture to the region.