Posts in category: green

Oct

06
2014

High winds and floods affect roads and ferries in Scotland

Natalie     green, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

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

Natalie     green, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

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


Oct

01
2014

California drought promotes early date harvest

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

Thepacker.com reports that...

California’s drought, with its hot dry conditions, may have been a bane to many fruit and vegetable producers, but it’s been a boon to the state’s date growers.

Harvest started about two weeks early, and Bakersfield-based Atlas Produce and Distributing Inc., has reported excellent quality.

Read more at www.thepacker.com


Sep

30
2014

35,000 Walrus Come Ashore in Northwest Alaska

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

Nbcnews.com reports that...

Pacific walrus that can’t find sea ice for resting in Arctic waters are coming ashore in record numbers on a beach in northwest Alaska. An estimated 35,000 walrus were photographed Saturday about 5 miles north of Point Lay, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Point Lay is an Inupiat Eskimo village 300 miles southwest of Barrow and 700 miles northwest of Anchorage.

Read more at www.nbcnews.com


Sep

29
2014

Sydney sizzles as temperatures set to pass 30C in the city and 34C in the western suburbs

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

Dailytelegraph.com.au reports that...

THINGS are heating up across NSW, with temperatures tipped to hit 30C in Sydney this afternoon and 34C further west.

Weather experts say warm, dry winds blowing in from the north-west are fuelling the unseasonally hot conditions, pushing the mercury 10C above the September average.

It marks a balmy end to a September which already figures among the warmest starts to spring since records began.

Read more at www.dailytelegraph.com.au


Sep

20
2014

Perth temperatures break September record

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

Watoday.com.au reports that...

Saturday’s soaring temperatures broke a Perth record set nearly 100 years ago.

Until today the highest temperature recorded in Perth during September was 32.7 degrees – back on September 30, 1918.

By 2.17pm the official temperature for Perth had reached 34.1 degrees.

Read more at www.watoday.com.au


Sep

17
2014

Arctic Sea Ice to Reach Sixth Lowest Extent on Record

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

Climatecentral.org reports that...

As summer draws to a close, the Arctic sea ice melt season is coming to an end. And while the season didn’t top 2012’s astounding record melt, it has still resulted in what will likely be the sixth lowest September minimum ice extent on record.

The extent of the ice on Sept. 15 was 1.96 million square miles, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), and wasn’t expected to change much over the coming days. That extent was 11,600 square miles below last year’s summer minimum and 440,000 square miles below the 1981-2010 average. The 2012 minimum reached 1.32 million square miles.

 

Read more at www.climatecentral.org


Sep

12
2014

Fungus stoked by warming threatens organic coffee: Commodities

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

Azernews.az reports that...

Teodomiro Melendres Ojeda, an organic coffee grower in Cajamarca, Peru, stands at a crossroads. Neither path is attractive.

Leaf-rust fungus, known as roya in Spanish, has devastated about a third of his crop. Melendres, 48, can use chemicals to kill it, though he risks forfeiting his organic certification and the 10 percent price premium it brings. Or he can preserve the certification and watch his plants die.

“We coffee producers are living between a rock and a hard place,” Melendres said.

Global warming has been a friend to the fungus, enabling it to thrive in elevations that used to be inhospitable. The worst worldwide outbreak in 30 years has meant diminished yields, lower income and laid-off workers from Peru to Mexico. Organic growers face additional loss as they look for ways to save their livelihoods while at the same time avoiding chemical solutions.

Read more at www.azernews.az


Sep

09
2014

Cotton Output Estimate Reduced 29% by Australia on Drought

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

Bloomberg.com reports that...

Australia cut its forecast for cotton production by 29 percent as dry conditions curb yields in the world’s third-biggest exporter.

The harvest may total 580,000 metric tons in 2014-2015 from 820,000 tons forecast in June, the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences said in a report. That would be the smallest crop in five years and compares with 890,000 tons a year ago, the Canberra-based bureau said. The fiber is planted from September to November. Australia

Cotton futures in New York slumped 23 percent this year and are among the biggest losers in the Bloomberg Commodity Index as rising output in the U.S., the largest exporter, adds to record global reserves. Australian output may plummet as much as 50 percent as drought in Queensland and dry conditions in parts of New South Wales curb the planted area, producers’ group Cotton Australia forcast last month.

Read more at www.bloomberg.com


Sep

09
2014

Early almond harvest thanks to drought

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

Mantecabulletin.com reports that...

The hum of harvest machines in San Joaquin County’s almond orchards started two weeks ahead of schedule this year.

Credit goes to a warm and dry spring which expedited the early harvesting of the county’s $468 million crop that made it number one in 2013’s Top 10 crops by value, according to the latest San Joaquin County Agricultural Report.

 

Read more at www.mantecabulletin.com