Monthly archives: February 2014

Feb

26
2014

SEE IT: NASA images capture desperation of California’€™s drought

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Nydailynews.com reports that...

Stark new images capture the severity of the drought that has plagued California for the past year.

Satellite photos from NASA and other agencies capture California’s water-starved landscape from Sacramento along the Sierra Nevadas and into southern areas, as the Golden State emerges from its driest year on record.

Read more at www.nydailynews.com


Feb

20
2014

Soybeans Climb as Drought in Brazil Seen Curbing Output

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Bloomberg.com reports that...

Soybeans rose for the second time in three days amid concern that Brazil’s worst drought in decades will hurt crops in the biggest exporter of the oilseed.

Soybeans in southern Brazil started deteriorating in the past three to four weeks due to worsening dryness, which is significant because February is the main pod-filling month for the crop, farm-weather forecaster Martell Crop Projections wrote in a report yesterday.

Read more at www.bloomberg.com


Feb

20
2014

Globe had fourth warmest January on record

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Usatoday.com reports that...

The U.S. was odd man out in January.

While the country shivered through a bitterly cold month, much of the rest of the world was warmer than average.

Globally, Earth had its fourth warmest January since record keeping began in 1880, according to a climate report released Thursday by scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Read more at www.usatoday.com


Feb

20
2014

Historic California Drought Getting Worse

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Fox40.com reports that...

It seems “the worst drought that California has ever seen” has become even worse.

It has been a month since Gov. Jerry Brown said the state was facing perhaps “the worst drought that California has ever seen since records (began) about 100 years ago.”

Read more at fox40.com


Feb

18
2014

That’s Cold: Snow Challenges Records in Some Cities

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Nbcnews.com reports that...

The winter of our discontent isn’t over. The Northeast will enjoy a brief warm-up this week, but meteorologists are warning residents across a wide swath of the country to brace for at least another month of bone-chilling temperatures, ice and snow.

Read more at www.nbcnews.com


Feb

18
2014

Why recent heavy rainfall has triggered sinkholes

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Bbc.co.uk reports that...

Three homes have been evacuated in a street in North Yorkshire after a 25ft-wide (7.5m) sinkhole opened.

It is the latest in a series of similar incidents, including a 15ft-wide (4.5m) sinkhole opening in a driveway in High Wycombe on 2 February and a similar sized hole opening in the central reservation of the M2 motorway in Kent, last week.

Dr Vanessa Banks, from the British Geological Survey, explained to the BBC why recent heavy rainfall had led to an “increased number” of sinkholes.

Read more at www.bbc.co.uk


Feb

18
2014

Second Japan snow storm leaves thousands stranded as death toll rises

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Smh.com.au reports that...

Snow-choked roads cut off thousands on Tuesday as parts of Japan struggled to dig out from its second storm in a week, with the death toll rising to at least 23.

Train services were suspended in some areas after the Valentine’s Day storm dumped more than a metre of snow in parts of central Japan and blanketed the capital with record snow for the second weekend in a row, snarling airline traffic and slowing production at some Japanese automakers.

Read more at www.smh.com.au


Feb

13
2014

Another storm hits Northeast; ‘Oh, not again’

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Bostonherald.com reports that...

The latest storm to roll off nature’s assembly line this bustling winter spread heavy snow and sleet along the Northeast corridor Thursday, while utility crews in the ice-encrusted South labored to restore power to hundreds of thousands of shivering residents.

The sloppy weather shuttered schools and businesses, made driving scary, grounded more than 6,000 flights on Thursday alone and created more back-breaking work for people along the East Coast, where shoveling out has become a weekly chore — sometimes a twice-weekly one.

Read more at bostonherald.com


Feb

13
2014

UK floods: One dead, 100,000 without power as storms batter flooded Britain

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Abc.net.au reports that...

One man is dead and more than a 100,000 people are without power as storms and high winds batter Britain, bringing more misery to already flooded areas and causing widespread travel chaos.

Gusts of more than 160 kilometres per hour lashed western England and Wales on Thursday, Britain’s Met Office said, while severe flood warnings remained in place for much of the south and west of Britain.

Read more at www.abc.net.au


Feb

13
2014

Coral reef off Pilbara coast in Western Australia decimated by marine heatwave, scientists say

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Abc.net.au reports that...

Ancient coral off Western Australia’s Pilbara coast has been decimated and bleached by marine heatwaves, scientists say.

Read more at www.abc.net.au