Posts in category: green

Aug

20
2014

PHOTOS: Storm Drops Feet of Hail on Mexico City

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Accuweather.com reports that...

A long-lived and intense thunderstorm dumped hail that ended up being measured in feet in some parts of Mexico City Sunday afternoon and evening.

City tunnels and roadways became impassable in some locations and emergency workers were forced into action to free vehicles and open roads. Heavy equipment was needed to clean up the hail, similar to the clean-up efforts needed after a blizzard.

Read more at www.accuweather.com


Aug

19
2014

Residents, motorists stranded by raging floods in Arizona

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Cbsnews.com reports that...

Crews rescued residents and motorists after a monsoon surge that brought extensive flooding to Arizona, trapped residents in their homes, closed a major freeway and paralyzed traffic on several streets, CBS affiliate KPHO reported.

Flooding in the Phoenix area forced authorities to close several major roads, including a portion of Interstate 17, while elsewhere firefighters rescued multiple motorists and a small trailer park was evacuated.

Read more at www.cbsnews.com


Aug

14
2014

Heavy rain floods streets, basements

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M.wmtw.com reports that...

A downpour flooded parts of Maine on Wednesday night.Roads that flooded were Commercial Street, Auburn Street, Park Avenue and Marginal Way, Lt. Robert Ridge of Portland police said. The department had also received a report that the pond at Deering Oaks had expanded because of all the rainfall.

Read more at m.wmtw.com


Aug

04
2014

Driven by Climate Change, Algae Blooms Behind Ohio Water Scare Are New Normal

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News.nationalgeographic.com reports that...

The toxic algae bloom in Lake Erie that provoked last weekend’s tap water ban in Toledo, Ohio—where nearly half a million people were told not to use water for drinking, cooking, or bathing—is a preview of similar problems to come around the world, scientists say, thanks in part to climate change

Northwest Ohio’s water ban was lifted Monday morning, but experts say harmful algal blooms that can turn tap water toxic and kill wildlife are becoming more common in coastal oceans and in freshwater across the United States and around the globe.

Read more at news.nationalgeographic.com


Jul

28
2014

Revere hit by tornado

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Bostonglobe.com reports that...

A rare tornado roared through this seaside city with terrifying force Monday, uprooting hundreds of trees, ripping roofs off houses, and spurring an intensive recovery effort that could last weeks.

Carrying winds as high as 120 miles per hour, the powerful storm cut a destructive path through Revere’s central business district. It damaged more than 100 homes and turned a quiet residential neighborhood into a scene of stunned confusion in just a few minutes.

The first tornado to hit Suffolk County in at least 60 years, the twister snapped large oak trees and sent large sections of metal guardrails flying through the air, but no serious injuries were reported, officials said.

Read more at www.bostonglobe.com


Jul

15
2014

2014 So Far: Coolest in U.S. Since 1993; Wettest June Since 1989, Says NOAA

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Weather.com reports that...

The first half of 2014 was the coldest January-to-June period in the Lower 48 states in 21 years, according to the federal government’s quarterly State of the Climate Report, released Tuesday by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center.

June 2014 was the sixth wettest June on record for the contiguous U.S. (Lower 48 states), the wettest since 1989.

Read more at www.weather.com


Jun

30
2014

Crews making progress against Arizona wildfire with successful burnout operations

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Foxnews.com reports that...

Crews battling a wildfire in Arizona’s eastern mountains are making headway with successful burnout operations, even as the blaze blackens more territory.

Southwest Area Incident Management Team spokesman Bill Morse said Sunday evening that the San Juan Fire had charred nearly 9 square miles, up from nearly 8 square miles.

But he said that all the growth is inside perimeter lines that firefighters have built. The burnout operations have consumed fuels between the perimeter and the main fire on the western edge and may produce more smoke than had been seen.

Read more at www.foxnews.com


Jun

22
2014

California Drought: Snowmelt’s path shows impact from Sierra to Pacific

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Mercurynews.com reports that...

When a single snowflake falls peacefully atop a Sierra peak, it begins a turbulent journey to help quench the thirst of a drought-stricken state.

In most years, Sierra snow provides a third of California’s water supply. But it is by far the least reliable portion — and now, after three years of historically low snowfall, tensions are soaring over how we share the shrinking bounty of this great frozen reservoir.

Read more at www.mercurynews.com


Jun

16
2014

Pilger, Nebraska, Takes Heavy Hit from Reported Tornado; Severe Weather Event Ongoing

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Weather.com reports that...

Severe thunderstorms began to spawn tornadoes Monday afternoon in parts of the Plains, leaving severe damage in at least one Nebraska town.

The Weather Channel’s Dr. Greg Forbes has issued a TOR:CON of 7 for eastern Nebraska, which means there is a 70 percent chance of a tornado within 50 miles of any given spot within the region. Central Nebraska and western Iowa both have a TOR:CON of 6 for Monday night.

A Particularly Dangerous Situation tornado watch was issued by the National Weather Service Monday afternoon, further highlighting the risks involved with this event.

Read more at www.weather.com


Jun

16
2014

Cristina Comes to An End in Eastern Pacific

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Wtvy.com reports that...

It lasted six days, but the third named Tropical System of the 2014 Eastern Pacific season is officially no more.

The final advisory on Cristina was issued Sunday afternoon, as the storm–which had been losing strength all weekend–officially lost tropical characteristics over 300 miles to the south of Baja California.

The storm was very powerful at one point, with winds up to 145 miles per hour.

Read more at www.wtvy.com