We finally have our first named storm of the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The disturbance that brought flooding rains to Florida, is now Alex over open ocean waters with the only potential threat to land at this point being Bermuda. There was a named storm before the start of hurricane season for the last 7 years, until this year.
- Miami Herald
Forecasters are watching a disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico and two systems in the central and eastern Atlantic, one of which is forecast to turn into a tropical depression soon.
Flagstaff is experiencing its first major flood of the year as monsoon season is in full swing. Burn scars from the Pipeline, Haywire and Tunnel wildfires are posing a major risk for businesses and residents.
- Charlotte Observer
The quake had a depth of 0.8 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
- The State
Since late December, national geologists have reported 32 earthquakes and aftershocks in the town about 20 miles northeast of Columbia. Sunday’s quake was the strongest.
- The Weather Network
An all-time heat record is under threat and Hudson Bay’s ice is melting at an astonishing rate as a persistent spell of hot weather roasts the Arctic Circle.
Fellow villagers have praised an Indonesian man for capturing a crocodile longer than 4 metres (13 ft) on the island of Sulawesi using just a rope. The giant reptile can be seen in a video being secured around the jaws by Usman, who, like many Indonesians, goes by one name. Usman said it had been roaming the area for at least two days, frightening the inhabitants.
- The Desert Sun
Desert Sun readers sound off about water.
- Associated Press
Driving down a windy canyon road in northern Oregon rangeland, Jordan Maley and April Aamodt are on the look out for Mormon crickets, giant insects that can ravage crops. “There’s one right there,” Aamodt says. Mormon crickets are not new to Oregon.
We are expecting a tropical depression in the Atlantic sometime this week. The Gulf of Mexico also needs to be monitored this week for development.
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STORY: The sunset tide was not high enough to activate the Mose flood barriers, launched in 2020 to protect the fragile city from flooding during the high water.Venice's floods are caused by a combination of factors exacerbated by climate change - from rising sea levels and unusual high tides to land subsidence that has pushed down the city ground level.They usually occur in autumn and winter months.
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Some rain later this morning into the early afternoon.
AccuWeather meteorologists are putting portions of the Gulf Coast on alert for the possibility of a tropical system and flooding rainfall in just a few days. The tropical season in the basin officially started on June 1, and the first named storm, Tropical Storm Alex formed just five days later, contributing to drenching rainfall across Florida. Before the end of the month, the U.S. could again be threatened by a tropical system. "Conditions for tropical development across the northwestern porti
- The Desert Sun
The engineering of water importation should have started with the 2003 agreement that legalized redirecting Colorado River water away from the sea.
- Redding Record Searchlight
A fire west of Mount Shasta burned about 10 acres late Saturday and early Sunday before crews stopped the forward progress of the blaze.
Greta Thunberg roused the crowd at the popular Glastonbury festival into chants of “climate … justice.”
- San Luis Obispo Tribune
The fire’s smoke could be seen from Paso Robles, one resident said.
- Associated Press
A bison herd that lives almost exclusively in the northern reaches of Grand Canyon National Park won't be targeted for lethal removal there this fall. The park used skilled volunteers selected through a highly competitive and controversial lottery last year to kill bison, part of a toolset to downsize the herd that's been trampling meadows and archaeological sites on the canyon's North Rim. Introducing the sound of gunfire and having people close to the bison was meant to nudge the massive animals back to the adjacent forest where they legally could be hunted.
- The Telegraph
The RSPB should stop targeting game shoots and focus on cats, the head of Countryside Alliance has said.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
A North Texas wildfire that started Thursday has expanded from 300 acres to over 6,500 acres and remains only 12% contained as of Saturday.