Monthly archives: July 2012

Jul

31
2012

Second day of India’s electricity outage hits 620 million

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Usatoday.com reports that...

The gargantuan power outage affecting 620 million people in India on Tuesday — the second day of massive blackouts — was making life difficult in many ways.

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Jul

31
2012

Arctic sea ice tracks near record low in July

Natalie     Data, Records, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Summitcountyvoice.com reports that...

Arctic sea continued to track at or near record low levels throughout July, as an early start to the melt season led to large areas of open water that speed up melting in adjacent ice areas.

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Jul

31
2012

Nasty storm brings strong winds, hail, lightning

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Cp24.com reports that...

Severe weather rolled through part of southern Ontario on Tuesday, bringing powerful winds, lightning, hail and torrential rain.

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Jul

31
2012

Study: West’s forests could see 100-year drought

Natalie     Data, Records, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Msnbc.msn.com reports that...

Western forests could be facing a 100-year drought, turning to scrubland by the end of the century – and taking their ability to soak up carbon with them, according to a new study.

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Jul

31
2012

Cyclones threaten China and Japan

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Bbc.co.uk reports that...

Typhoon Saola has intensified as it makes its way towards Taiwan and China. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Damrey is still forecast to clip southern Japan, though there is some uncertainty as to its exact track.

Read more at www.bbc.co.uk


Jul

31
2012

Give us a break from ethanol, drought-hit livestock producers ask EPA

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Usnews.nbcnews.com reports that...

A drought is now gripping more than half of the nation, with the latest U.S. Drought Monitor showing some of the worst areas are expanding. In Tennessee, crops are dying and families are struggling to face the losses. NBC’s Thanh Truong reports.

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Jul

30
2012

Lightning sparks wildfire in Southwest Missouri’s Ozark County

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Missourinet.com reports that...

Eberly says officials believe a lightning strike started the fire. She says heavy fuels, steep and rough terrain, and hot, dry weather are making the fire difficult to suppress. She adds that the wildfire is in an area of heavy blowdown fuels left from a 2010 tornado.

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Jul

30
2012

Drought may mean fewer, smaller animals at fairs

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Msnbc.msn.com reports that...

State and county fairs in the sweltering and drought-stricken Midwest may see some skinnier pigs and smaller squash this year.

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Jul

30
2012

Corn prices hit record as crops shrivel

Natalie     Data, Records, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Buzz.money.cnn.com reports that...

Corn prices surged to a new record high Monday, as the worst drought in more than 50 years continues to plague more than half the country.

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Jul

30
2012

Crops keep shrinking in historic drought

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Msnbc.msn.com reports that...

Dry and hot weather in the U.S. Midwest for the next week or two will further erode crop conditions, trimming this year’s corn and soybean crop production, an agricultural meteorologist forecast Monday.

Read more at www.msnbc.msn.com