Posts in category: green

Mar

21
2016

Unusual cold spell chills Treasure Coast on Monday

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

Tcpalm.com reports that...

Monday’s cold was uncharacteristic for the date, according to National Weather Service records.

The temperature reached 66 degrees early Monday morning in Vero Beach, but the cold spell moved in at daybreak, lowering the temperature from 61 at 6 a.m. to 55 at sunrise. Meteorologists said the temperature topped out at 62 degrees in the afternoon. Strong winds, gusting to 25 mph, kept blowing in cold air from the north.

Read more at www.tcpalm.com


Mar

21
2016

Wildfire burns 150 acres near Douglas

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12news.com reports that...

Fire crews are working to contain the Baker Canyon Fire northeast of Douglas. The fire had burned 150 acres of grass and brush by early Monday afternoon.

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Mar

03
2016

The Arctic is missing a chunk of sea ice the size of Texas, Arizona and Utah

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Mashable.com reports that...

Arctic sea ice is limping toward its seasonal peak, hitting a record low for the month of February on the heels of another record set just the month before.

The region — which acts as the northern hemisphere’s refrigerator — was missing a chunk of ice measuring about 448,000 square miles, compared to the 1981-2010 long-term average, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Read more at mashable.com


Mar

02
2016

Great Barrier Reef under threat from high temperatures

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

Bbc.com reports that...

El Nino and summer heat is taking a toll on the Great Barrier Reef with coral bleaching as temperatures soar.

Scientists say that the Great Barrier Reef needs a retreat of the El Nino conditions soon if some coral areas are to survive.

Campaign group WWF have warned that “Global warming, fuelled by burning fossil fuels, is increasing the water temperature and bleaching coral reefs,”

BBC Weather’s Matt Taylor reports

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Feb

22
2016

Mystery wind drought that cut US wind power in 2015 is back

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Newscientist.com reports that...

There’s a still in the air – and it is bad news for North America’s wind turbines.

Last year saw the lowest average wind speeds in half a century across much of North America. There were long periods of motionless air across most of the Great Plains and the West, stretching through to Texas and Florida, and from Mexico to Canada.

Read more at www.newscientist.com


Jan

24
2016

Massive blizzard hits US east coast

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Bbc.com reports that...

The storm, which some US broadcasters are calling “Jonas”, has brought extreme snowfall and strong winds across the US east coast, including over Washington and New York.

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Jan

23
2016

Cold-stunned turtles flood state’s rescue centers

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Starnewsonline.com reports that...

This month alone, more than a thousand turtles in North Carolina have been hurt by cold-stun, an occasionally fatal condition brought on by a rapid drop in water temperature. Beasley said in more than 40 years of working with turtles she’s never seen a cold-stun spate this severe

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Dec

29
2015

Alps ski resorts at lower altitudes suffer from lack of snow leaving slopes bare

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Dailymail.co.uk reports that...

Holidaymakers who planned a snowy Christmas getaway in the Alps have been left disappointed at low-altitude ski resorts caught in one of the warmest Decembers on record.

Read more at www.dailymail.co.uk


Dec

16
2015

Record rain causes Waterloo sewer overflows

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M.wcfcourier.com reports that...

A record-breaking rainfall caused Waterloo’s sewer system to overflow even in areas where steps have been taken to reduce such spills.

Read more at m.wcfcourier.com


Dec

16
2015

Polar bears travel further as Arctic sea-ice drifts

Natalie     Data, green, Records, Reports & Findings     0

Bbc.com reports that...

Polar bears are working harder just to stay in one place, as the Arctic sea-ice on which they hunt drifts away.

Read more at www.bbc.com