Posts in category: red

May

20
2018

Sensitive ice stream has been draining Greenland glaciers for 45,000 years

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May 14 (UPI) — Over the last 45,000 years, a thin drainage stream, stretching more than 370 miles through Greenland’s ice sheet and glaciers, has been narrower than it is today more than half the time.

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May

20
2018

Global Sea Level Rise Accelerated to 4.6 mm Per Year After 2010

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Human forced climate change through fossil fuel burning now presents a serious threat to the world’s coastal cities and island nations. Diverse regions of the world are now facing increased inundation at times of high tide and during storms. Unfortunately, this trend is only worsening. And depending on how much additional fossil fuel is burned, we could see between 2 to 10 feet or more of sea level rise this Century.

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May

20
2018

Climate change on track to cause major insect wipeout, scientists warn

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Global warming is on track to cause a major wipeout of insects, compounding already severe losses, according to a new analysis.

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May

20
2018

Cliff Mass Weather and Climate Blog: Flooding in Eastern Washington, Driest May on Record for Western Washington

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Cliffmass.blogspot.ca reports that...

f you like dramatic contrasts, Washington State offers a world-class example–and I am not talking about politics.

Over eastern Washington a number of rivers are at flood stage, some reaching record levels.

Thunderstorms and heavy rain have been pummeling the Columbia Basin and northeast WA. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for several counties including Okanogan, Bonner, Chelan, Ferry and Pend Oreille, and the Kettle River, which flows through Ferry and Stevens counties, had a record high on May 10 of 22.54 feet on May 10, busting the previous record of 21.1 feet in 1948.

In contrast, over the west, many locations have had little precipitation in May, and there is chance Seattle will have its driest May on record.

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May

20
2018

17 killed in N Afghan fresh flooding

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MAZAR-I-SHARIF : At least 17 people were killed and 23 others wounded after heavy torrential rains caused fresh flooding in two Afghan northern provinces, authorities said Saturday.

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May

20
2018

China – Days of Heavy Rain Cause Deadly Floods in Guangxi

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Floodlist.com reports that...

Flooding caused by days of heavy rain in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region has left at least 3 people dead and 2 missing, local media report.

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May

20
2018

Southern Colorado farmers and ranchers eligible for drought assistance | Colorado Springs Gazette, News

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Gazette.com reports that...

Extensive drought in southern Colorado has prompted the U.S. Department of Agriculture to offer natural disaster assistance to affected farmers and ranchers in El Paso, Teller and nine other counties.

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May

10
2018

North Pole gets a heat wave | Earth | EarthSky

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Earthsky.org reports that...

Unseasonably, in recent days, the temperature at the North Pole has soared to the melting point of ice. That’s about 30-35 degrees F 17-19 C above normal.

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May

10
2018

N.B. flood waters recede, could be weeks before ‘normal’

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Https reports that...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018, 11:33 AM – Despite improving weather conditions and the start of receding river levels, residents in New Brunswick are being urged to remain vigilant as currents are still strong and there is significant debris in the water. The “perfect storm” of weather conditions came together at all the wrong times to make this year an historic one along the St. John River. Our expert explains below.

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May

10
2018

At least 18 killed in fresh storms in India, May toll passes 150

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At least 18 people died in the last 24 hours due to heavy rainfall and strong winds in northern India, taking the total number of deaths for the month to 156, disaster management authorities said Thursday.

Fresh storms had hit the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh late Wednesday and left 16 dead and 25 injured across several districts, according to Sanjay Kumar of the State Disaster Management Authority.

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