毎月のアーカイブ: 9 月 2009

Sep

28
2009

Southerners survey damage after floods

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-09.22.09- On a Tuesday finally filled with welcome sunshine, flood-ravaged Georgians returned home to survey the damage and begin wrestling with insurance issues. For some, homecoming was heartbreaking. Widespread flooding that killed at least 10 people in Georgia and Alabama left hundreds of homes inundated, thousands without power and millions of commuters flummoxed as closed roads and washed-out bridges created major traffic jams across the Atlanta region. 続きを読む


Sep

28
2009

Tropical Storm Nora slows far out over Pacific

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-09.23.09- Tropical Storm Nora is expected to weaken in the next 24 hours as it spins far out in the Pacific. The storm’s maximum sustained winds had decreased to 50 mph on Thursday. Further weakening is expected in the next 24 hours because of upper-level winds. The storm is not expected to threaten land. 続きを読む


Sep

26
2009

Antarctic coastal ice thinning surprises experts

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-09.23.09- Scientists are surprised at how extensively coastal ice in Antarctica and Greenland is thinning, according to a study Wednesday that could help predict rising sea levels linked to climate change 続きを読む


Sep

26
2009

NASA data: Greenland, Antarctic ice melt worsening

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-09.23.09- New satellite information shows that ice sheets in Greenland and western Antarctica continue to shrink faster than scientists thought and in some places are already in runaway melt mode. 続きを読む


Sep

26
2009

JORDAN: Declining rainfall, population growth spur search for water

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-09.23.09- Declining rainfall levels in water scarce and debt-ridden Jordan, the population of which is growing rapidly, have given further urgency to the search for alternative water sources. Jordan captures and utilizes 90 percent of its rainfall, but climate change has led to decreasing levels of precipitation, particularly over the past two years, environmentalists say. 続きを読む


Sep

26
2009

Global warming could worsen Australia, India droughts

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-09.23.09- Global warming may have spawned a new type of El Nino in the central Pacific and this could worsen the droughts in Australia and India, a new study by researchers in South Korea and the United States has found. 続きを読む


Sep

26
2009

Teenagers Rescue Cobb Flood Victims- More Than 40 Flood Victims Rescued By Teenagers In A Boat

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-09.23.09- Two Cobb County teenagers decided to make the most of their time out of school by helping people trapped in flooded homes. Kevin Broyles and Matt Palmer made it their mission to rescue people trapped by flood waters. 続きを読む


Sep

26
2009

ホット, dry conditions feed California wildfire

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-09.24.09- ホット, dry conditions feed California wildfireHot, dry weather worked against Southern California firefighters early Thursday as they battled a quickly expanding fire in the rugged terrain of Ventura CountyAuthorities estimate that the fire has cost $3.4 million to battle so far. 続きを読む


Sep

26
2009

Warming ocean melts Greenland glaciers

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-09.23.09- With whale fins splashing in the distance, Ruth Curry hauls up her catch from the blustery deck of an icebreakerCurry and her colleagues from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts zigzagged between majestic icebergs in the Sermilik fjord last month in search of proof that waters from warmer latitudes, or subtropical waters, are flushing through this remote and frigid region. 続きを読む


Sep

26
2009

Millions at riskas deltas sink

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-09.21.09- Most of the world’s major river deltas are sinking, increasing the flood risk faced by hundreds of millions of people, scientists report. 続きを読む