Posts in category: green

Nov

18
2014

All 50 states recorded freezing temperatures Tuesday

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

Baltimoresun.com reports that...

Weather stations in all 50 states even Hawaii reported observations of freezing temperatures overnight as wintry cold spreads across North America.

Read more at www.baltimoresun.com


Nov

12
2014

Drought keeps slaughter rates high

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Stockandland.com.au reports that...

AUSTRALIAN adult cattle slaughter continued its unprecedented run during September, with the ongoing drought conditions offering many producers little option but to offload stock.

Meat and Livestock Australia reports adult slaughter was 800,000 head, up 12 per cent year-on-year, taking the number of cattle killed for the first nine months of 2014 to just below 7 million head – up 12pc from last year’s already high base.

Read more at www.stockandland.com.au


Nov

07
2014

Brazil drought: Sao Paulo sleepwalking into water crisis

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M.bbc.com reports that...

In Brazil’s biggest city, a record dry season and ever-increasing demand for water has led to a punishing drought.

Read more at m.bbc.com


Nov

04
2014

Gov’t: 5,203 people evacuated due to floods

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Buenosairesherald.com reports that...

Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich has revealed that 19 districts of Buenos Aires province have been affected by flooding caused by record levels of rainfall, with a total of 5,203 people evacuated across the region.

Read more at www.buenosairesherald.com


Nov

02
2014

Coalville shopping centre closed after wind damage

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M.bbc.com reports that...

A shopping centre was closed after high winds caused damage in a Leicestershire town.Part of the roof of Store Twenty One at Belvoir Shopping Centre in Coalville was ripped off and several other businesses were damaged, police said.

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Oct

26
2014

Yosemite rangers try to keep hungry bears at bay

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Wrcbtv.com reports that...

Rangers at Yosemite National Park are in a constant battle to keep wild black bears – with their ultra-keen noses and powerful paws and jaws – far away from humans.

For the last 16 years, park rangers have done their best to warn visitors about the perils of leaving food in their cars, which a bear can easily peel open for a quick treat. And now a bear management team has begun outfitting bears with sophisticated GPS tracking collars to better understand their movements.

Overall, reported bear encounters have plunged by 92 percent since 1998, when the park embarked on a concerted public education campaign.

Despite their long-term progress, park rangers have lost ground in the battle this year.

The instances of bears raiding campgrounds and parking lots for human food are up by 35 percent from Jan. 1 to Oct. 19 compared to the same period last year- the second such increase during the state’s three consecutive dry years. Officials say the heightened bear activity may be partly caused by the drought cutting the supply of berries and other natural bear food.

Read more at www.wrcbtv.com


Oct

26
2014

Torrential rains cause floods in Athens

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Worldbulletin.net reports that...

Torrential rains caused floods in Athens and the western suburbs of the capital on Friday.

Flooding was knee-deep in the streets, and the water penetrated houses and shops.

The fire department received more than 600 calls.

The worst flooding was in the western suburbs of Athens. In one of them, Peristeri, cars floated on the torrents and ended up in piles. In Ilion, 30 cars were completely submerged by the floods. Fifteen cars were trapped in the three-storey underground parking lot of a big super market chain.

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Oct

25
2014

Cotton suffers from low prices

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Moultrieobserver.com reports that...

Well into the cotton harvest, Colquitt County growers are seeing decent yields, at least on irrigated land.

Prices, however, are not working in farmers’ favor and dryland cotton is, for some, a disaster situation.

 

Read more at www.moultrieobserver.com


Oct

06
2014

High winds and floods affect roads and ferries in Scotland

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Bbc.com reports that...

High winds and floods have been causing travel disruption as forecasters warn of more strong gusts and heavy rain in several parts of Scotland.

Read more at www.bbc.com


Oct

05
2014

Hurricane Simon intensifies off Mexico’s coast

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Usatoday.com reports that...

Simon has strengthened into a major hurricane in the Pacific, but still poses no direct threat to land.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Simon’s maximum sustained winds increased to 130 mph on Saturday, making it a Category 4 hurricane. Forecasters say Simon is expected to begin weakening Sunday.

Read more at www.usatoday.com