Monthly archives: June 2010

Jun

30
2010

Lawns suffering from drought

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-06.26.10- Overall the rainfall for England and Wales has been 34-35mm, half what it should be for May and June The coldest winter for 30 years caused pink and white patches to appear on lawns earlier in the year as fungus grew under the snow. Now a lack of rainfall has made it impossible to generate green growth during the important months of May and June and the situation could get worse with hosepipe bans imposed in some areas. Read more


Jun

30
2010

Scientists investigate Ecuador’s receding glaciers

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-06.24.10- A study to be published this year by Ecuadorean glaciologist Bolivar Caceres suggests that the country’s glaciers lost more than 40% of their surface area between 1956 and 2006. For example, the Cotopaxi mountain with its famous volcanic cone has lost 40% of its glacial cap since 1976. Read more


Jun

30
2010

Arctic Freshwater Cycle Intensifies, Marks Warming

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-06.24.10- The amount of fresh water flowing through the Arctic as snow or rainfall, in rivers and other cycles is increasing, in agreement with model projections under a warming climate, according to a new study by University of Massachusetts Amherst hydrologist Michael Rawlins and colleagues from 18 other institutions in the United States, Norway and Finland. Read more


Jun

30
2010

Canada’s wheat crop woes

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-06.25.10- The Canadian Wheat Board is estimating total wheat production in Canada of 18.9 million tonnes, well down from the US Department of Agriculture’s latest crop estimate of 24.5 million tonnes. CWB weather and market analysis director Bruce Burnett said 3.3 to 5 million hectares of cropland in the prairie provinces remained unseeded at a time when sowing of the spring crop would be completed. Read more


Jun

30
2010

Celia and Darby are now both weakening tropical storms

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-06.28.10- Celia is spinning farthest away from land in the Eastern Pacific and seems to be sitting still. At 5 a.m. EDT on Monday, June 28, Celia was located about 1070 miles (1720 km) west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. Celia is virtually stationary, moving only 2 mph (4 km/hr) to the southwest. Read more


Jun

30
2010

TRMM satellite sees Darby’s remnants still kicking up isolated showers

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-06.29.10- The center of Darby the remnant low pressure area is located near 15 North and 97.5 West. Those remnants are still showing some scattered moderate to strong convection (rapidly rising air that creates clouds and thunderstorms) southwest of its center. Read more


Jun

30
2010

Floods, rains kill 21 in eastern Romania

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-06.29.10- Floods and torrential rains have killed 21 people in eastern Romania in the past week, the government’s emergency committee said on Tuesday. Most of the victims drowned when they were swept away by high waters, while two people were struck by lighting. Read more


Jun

30
2010

Floods wreck havoc in several Romanian Counties � more rain forecast

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-06.25.10- Heavy rains caused severe flooding in north and central Romania this week. Thousands of households and hectares of arable land have been affected. Two people died in Cluj County, where some 1,400 houses from 46 communities were affected by the downpour and eight houses are in danger of collapse. Read more


Jun

30
2010

At least 32 feared dead as Ghana mine collapse

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-06.29.10- At least 32 artisanal miners are feared dead in Ghana after the gold mine they were working in collapsed due to heavy rain, a local official said on Tuesday. The accident took place in Dunkwa Akyempim in central Ghana on Sunday but rescue efforts have been hampered by flooding of the mine. Read more


Jun

30
2010

Hotshots battle on familiar wildfire turf

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-06.27.10- Duane Morris, leader of an elite crew of Flagstaff-area firefighters, had high hopes that his team’s hometown familiarity with the mountainous terrain being charred by a 15,000-acre wildfire would be a valuable weapon against the blaze. Morris is the squad boss of the Flagstaff Hotshots, one of several firefighting crews working non-stop to contain the Schultz Fire, which ignited from an abandoned campfire June 20. Read more