Firefighters believe a wind-damaged power transmission line sparked a grass fire that broke out just before noon Friday. The fire burned an area roughly 15 acres in size in northern Pueblo County near the Midway Ranches subdivision. The fire was fully contained a few hours later.
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Experienced surfers would consider the waves reaching the West Coast barely high enough to qualify as swells.
The heavy rains that soaked California late last year were welcomed by farmers, urban planners - and endangered coho salmon. "We've seen fish in places that they haven't been for almost 25 years," said Preston Brown, director of watershed conservation for Salmon Protection And Watershed Network (SPAWN). California received more precipitation from October to December than in the previous 12 months, according to the National Weather Service.
- Idaho Statesman
“During the search, a felt, short brim hat was located on the rocks approximately 60 feet from the docks.”
Trees are torn down and buildings ripped apart following Saturday's tsunami triggered by a volcano.
- NBC News
Deep in the Southern California desert, a massive drill rig taps into what could be the energy of the future.
- Charlotte Observer
Temperatures were in the 30s when the children went out of their dad’s sight.
- Daily Paws
Watch as Adorably Floofy Golden Retriever Gets a Little Too Curious About New Duck Friends and Go for a Swim
You can almost see the wheels turning in Winston's head when he spots those ducks...
- LA Times
Theodore Watler, 64, became separated from a group of divers who had hired a commercial vessel to take them out to the aging Elly platform Sunday morning.
- The Conversation
How 'mechanical trees' pull carbon dioxide from the air and lock it away – an inventor of direct air capture tech explains
One 'mechanical tree' is about 1,000 times faster at removing carbon dioxide from air than a natural tree. The first is to start operating in Arizona in 2022. Illustration via Arizona State UniversityTwo centuries of burning fossil fuels has put more carbon dioxide, a powerful greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere than nature can remove. As that CO2 builds up, it traps excess heat near Earth’s surface, causing global warming. There is so much CO2 in the atmosphere now that most scenarios show endi
- Biloxi Sun Herald
“Winter weather systems can cause drastic changes in water levels,” the Coast Guard says.
- USA TODAY
Tonga avoided widespread disaster many had feared, and tsunami waves rose only to about 2.7 feet. See before and after photos of the island nation.
- Kansas City Star
“Rarely do we get the entire pack in a one frame.”
- The Weather Network
The Great Green Wall could capture enormous amounts of carbon and bring much-needed rainfall to arid regions across Africa, but some scientists say that more research needs to be done on its potential impacts on the global climate before it is completed.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The fish causes erosion, harasses manatees and can walk on land.
- CBS News
2 people have been confirmed dead in the Pacific island nation so far, but communications are still patchy, and the scale of the damage is just starting to become clear.
- Fresno Bee
Those affected live in the El Portal Trailer Park. | Opinion
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TikTokers divided over air fryer cleaning hack: 'Pouring out all the gunk is so satisfying every time'
This simple hack has TikTokers divided.
- The Guardian
Customers saddled with paying 600 times the usual price for energy as regulators are accused of being too close to the industry they monitor Snowplows work during a winter storm in Oklahoma City on 14 February 2021. Oklahoma Natural Gas customers will be paying for the storm for 28 years. Photograph: Sue Ogrocki/AP When Neil Crittenden heard that an extreme winter storm was about to hit Oklahoma last winter, he did what officials advised him to do and kept his heat on and water running so that h
- Patriot Ledger
We missed the worst impact of a storm Monday, but forecasters are tracking the next front as the rest of January is expected to be colder than normal.
- Austin American-Statesman
On Thursday comes a wintry mix "that gradually spreads across the remainder of South Central Texas during the day into the evening," forecasters say.