Posts in category: green

Jun

24
2015

Heatwave warning as researchers find weather patterns are making them more common

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

Dailymail.co.uk reports that...

Daily weather patterns have changed in recent decades, making eastern North America, Europe and western Asia more prone to nastier summer heatwaves that go beyond global warming, a new study has found.

Read more at www.dailymail.co.uk


Jun

17
2015

North Korea says hit by worst drought in 100 years

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

Reuters.com reports that...

North Korea has been hit by what it describes as its worst drought in a century, which could worsen chronic food shortages in a country where the United Nations says almost a third of children under five are stunted because of poor nutrition.

Read more at www.reuters.com


Jun

13
2015

Polar Bears Turn to a Beloved Species for Food €”and Climate Change Is to Blame

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

News.yahoo.com reports that...

Polar bears are carnivorous creatures, and no matter what animal they consume, the act of eating is likely to be gruesome. But the blood and bones in these pictures aren’t the shocking part—it’s what the bears are eating.

study conducted in the Svalbard Archipelago of Norway revealed the first recorded instances of polar bears seeking out white-beaked dolphins for prey. 

Warming waters have allowed the dolphins to travel north to an area they would normally avoid until summertime.

Read more at news.yahoo.com


Jun

13
2015

Heavy flooding after Cyclone Ashobaa hits Oman

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

Aljazeera.com reports that...

The final warning for tropical Cyclone Ashobaa may have been issued early on Friday, but even as the storm weakened into a well-marked area of low pressure, it still had enough moisture to cause significant flooding over eastern parts of Oman.

The storm made landfall in the early hours of Thursday, passing over Masirah Island where 231mm of rain was recorded in 24 hours. This amounts to more than 10 times the average June rainfall of just 21mm.

Read more at www.aljazeera.com


Jun

10
2015

Red River Flooding In Louisiana: Homes Submerged In Shreveport; Roads Underwater In Natchitoches Parish

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

Weather.com reports that...

Weeks of heavy rainfall has waned across the Southern Plains, but there’s only one place for those billions of gallons of water to go: downstream. On its way to the Mississippi River, the Red flows past Shreveport, and the runoff from the Texas and Oklahoma floods have all funneled into one big stream, causing big problems for the city’s residents.

 

Read more at www.weather.com


Jun

06
2015

Category 4 Hurricane Blanca Churns 130MPH Winds Off Baja Mexico

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Nbcnews.com reports that...

Hurricane Blanca intensified off the Pacific Coast of Mexico on Saturday and has been upgraded to a Category 4 hurricane packing 130 mph winds, forecasters said.

Read more at www.nbcnews.com


Jun

03
2015

Flooding wreaks havoc in Dunedin

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

Stuff.co.nz reports that...

Electricity is being disconnected to 150 properties on four streets in Mosgiel following major flooding in and around Dunedin.

Read more at www.stuff.co.nz


Jun

02
2015

Hurricane Blanca stronger, Andres weaker in eastern Pacific

Natalie     Data, green, Predictions, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Startribune.com reports that...

Hurricane Blanca is strengthening quickly in the eastern Pacific and is expected to become a major hurricane.

The storm’s maximum sustained winds strengthened Tuesday night to 85 mph (140 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center says the storm is expected to strengthen further Wednesday, and will produce swells that are likely to generate dangerous surf and rip currents along portions of the coast of southwestern Mexico.

Read more at www.startribune.com


May

26
2015

Zimbabweans go hungry as drought hammers southern Africa

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

Mobile.reuters.com reports that...

Even in the best of times, life is harsh in Siyagijima, a desolate village in southwest Zimbabwe. After the worst regional drought in nearly a decade and the failure of nearby crops, it is likely to be even harsher.

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May

25
2015

This Once-Stable Antarctic Region Has Suddenly Started Melting

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

Theepochtimes.com reports that...

Antarctica’s glaciers have been making headlines during the past year, and not in a good way. Whether it’s a massive ice shelf facing imminent risk of collapse, glaciers in the West Antarctic past the point of no return, or new threats to East Antarctic ice, it’s all been rather gloomy.

Read more at www.theepochtimes.com