The dramatic waterspout was filmed just off the coast, during stormy weather in Sochi, Russia.
- Associated Press
A man who was on a liftboat that capsized off the coast of Louisiana in April, killing 13 people on board, on Monday recalled how he hammered on a window with a fire extinguisher, was sucked into the sea by a wave and then prayed to God to calm the seas as he floated in the choppy waters before being rescued. Dwayne Lewis spoke Monday during the first day of what is slated to be a two-week hearing by the Coast Guard into the events of April 13 when a ship called the Seacor Power capsized about seven miles (11 kilometers) off the Louisiana coast. “You’re just begging God to please calm the seas,” said Lewis, who cannot swim, of his time in the water.
- USA TODAY
Poison hemlock is a toxic invasive species that is popping up in flower beds and backyard gardens across the U.S. Here's what you need to know.
- Miami Herald
A third disturbance — also with a low chance of development anytime soon — has formed in the far eastern Atlantic.
- Lexington Herald-Leader
Op-Ed: As fires burn and sea levels rise in other states, Kentucky needs to prepare to become a climate refugee state in future decades, writes Tom Kimmerer.
Extreme Meteorologist Reed Timmer captures massive debris flows along the Pine Gulch Fire burn scar after monsoon rain in De Beque, Colorado, on July 31.
After a mudslide stranded over 100 motorists overnight and indefinitely shutdown a major interstate in Colorado on Thursday, the state is preparing to issue a state and federal disaster declaration. Crews are still cleaning up the impacted area of I-70 near the Hanging Lake Tunnel in Glenwood Canyon where the mudslides occurred, and there is currently no estimate as to when the section of the interstate will reopen. "The monsoon weather patterns means this threat is ongoing," Colorado Gov. Jared
- WABC – NY
Nine towns in central New Jersey are under a mandatory boil water advisory due loss of water pressure from a transmission main leak.
The lifeguard, who has not been identified, was reportedly transported to a nearby airport so that he could be airlifted to Savannah for treatment
- Miami Herald
The Tamiami Trail was hailed as an engineering milestone when it opened nearly a century ago, a thin ribbon of rocky fill and asphalt connecting Florida’s two coasts.
- Idaho Statesman
A massive swarm of more than 764 earthquakes rattled the region starting July 15.
- Southern Living
You may want to clean your bird baths, too.
- BuzzFeed News
The shrinking Colorado River is becoming an urgent water crisis for millions of people in the West. “The question is, how intense does that crisis get?” one river scientist said.View Entire Post ›
- The Week
Extreme heat in Pacific Northwest ruined crops of sweet onions, devastating small farmers
- Associated Press
A huge fire that consumed thousands of railroad ties in rural western Alabama was still burning Tuesday, nearly two days after it started. A storm that dumped rain on the blaze Monday evening helped keep it contained to the property of National Salvage and Services Corp., but it wasn't enough to douse the flames, said Billy Barrett, chief of the Valley Grande Volunteer Fire Department. The company yard typically holds “thousands upon thousands” of railroad ties that are ground up and used for fuel, primarily in industrial boilers, a spokesperson said.
The dog days of summer are still ongoing with heat waves across the country and mild and muggy summer nights, but a shift in the weather is right around the corner as the Northern Hemisphere heads toward the fall season. Autumn, which will officially begin with the autumn equinox on Sept. 22, 2021, features more than just a change in the weather. The new season brings about a flurry of fall festivals, the return of football and the ever-popular leaf-peeping, when folks flock to forests to see tr
- Associated Press
Wildlife officials at Lake Tahoe asked for help finding the 6-month-old black bear — nicknamed “Tamarack” after the fire that burned his paws. The bear escaped his enclosure and managed to tunnel under an electric fence at Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care in South Lake Tahoe, the center said in a statement on Tuesday. “He is not in imminent danger and is not a threat, but we need to locate him as soon as possible,” the center said.
Comedian Chris Rock has an old joke about how bad Bill Gates would feel if he woke up one day with Oprah's money. The point was that "rich" is a subjective term. The same holds true if you make a lot...
- Food & Wine
Located near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg's businesses are no stranger to bear visitors.
A trade group representing some of America's biggest baked goods companies is urging the Biden administration to ratchet back its biofuel ambitions, arguing that using fuel made from crops could raise the cost of donuts, bread and other foods. The American Bakers Association, which represents companies like the grocer Kroger, donut maker Krispy Kreme and Tastykake parent company Flower Foods, told Reuters it met with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week to urge reduced blending mandates, particularly for biodiesel. The EPA administers the nation's biofuels laws.
- Business Insider
One man's road trip across California revealed many of the inconveniences of driving a non-Tesla electric car
During a trip across California, a driver found that the grass may be greener on the other side when it comes to driving a non-Tesla electric car.