Tendências e Políticas



Typhoon lands in southern China, downgrades to tropical storm

Natalie     Danos mais de US $ 1B, Dados, Fatalities, Relatórios & Conclusões, Eventos do Tempo     0

Theglobeandmail.com reports that...

Typhoon Matmo churned ashore in southeastern China on Wednesday and was downgraded to a tropical storm, while the death toll from last week’s more powerful Typhoon Rammasun rose further.

After passing across Taiwan overnight Tuesday, Matmo made landfall in China’s heavily populated province of Fujian. The country’s weather agency said it had gusts of 108 kilometres an hour and was moving at 20 km/h.

Read more at www.theglobeandmail.com



Typhoon Matmo heading toward Taiwan, China

Natalie     Dados, Previsões, Registros, Relatórios & Conclusões, Eventos graves, Eventos do Tempo     0

Globalnews.ca reports that...

Another typhoon is threatening parts of Asia this week, bringing dangerous conditions to the island of Taiwan and mainland China.

Typhoon Matmo formed on July 17 over the southern Philippine Sea, making it the tenth tropical depression of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean this season.

Read more at globalnews.ca



Rammasun Claims over 121 Lives as Death Toll in China Rises

Natalie     Dados, Fatalities, Registros, red, Relatórios & Conclusões, Eventos graves, Eventos do Tempo     0

English.cri.cn reports that...

Four Chinese provinces have been battered by the storm, the strongest one to hit south China in four decades.

Along with the 33 confirmed deaths, it has affected over 8 million people in Hainan, Guangdong, Yunnan and Guangxi.

The super typhoon made landfall in the southern Hainan on Friday, packing winds of up to 134 kilometers per hour.

The provincial capital Haikou, has taken the worst hit, with widespread power outages and water shortages.

Sobre 1 million households are without electricity.

The super typhoon also destroyed almost every single traffic light across the city.

Local authorities say it will take three months to fix all the lights.

Read more at english.cri.cn



Typhoon Rammasun heads for Vietnam

Natalie     Dados, Fatalities, red, Relatórios & Conclusões, Eventos graves, Eventos do Tempo     0

Bbc.com reports that...

A powerful typhoon is heading towards Vietnam after causing widespread flooding and damage in parts of southern China.

In the Philippines, a clean-up is under way after Rammusan made landfall there on Tuesday.

Mais do que 60 people were killed.

Richard Forrest reports.

Read more at www.bbc.com



As Sea Ice Shrinks, Can Polar Bears Survive on Land?

Natalie     Dados, Previsões, Relatórios & Conclusões, Eventos graves, Eventos do Tempo     0

News.nationalgeographic.com reports that...

Linda J. Gormezano, an ecologist at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, isn’t a polar bear chef. But she has been figuring out what polar bears might have to eat to survive increasingly long ice-free seasons in the western part of Canada’s Hudson Bay area (map).

Her calculations, presented this week at the North American Congress for Conservation Biology in Missoula, Montana, suggest that the predators may be able to survive for six months on land-based foods, e, because of climate change, they may have to.

Other scientists have warned that a lack of sea ice due to warming temperatures in the Arctic—and declining seal prey populations—could drive this population extinct by 2020.

Read more at news.nationalgeographic.com



Tufão mata 38 nas Filipinas, millions without power

Natalie     Damage over $1M, Dados, Fatalities, Registros, red, Relatórios & Conclusões, Eventos graves, Eventos do Tempo     0

Bbc.com reports that...

A powerful storm that battered the central Philippines has killed 38 people and left millions without power.

Ten more people were injured by Typhoon Rammasun and another eight remain missing, according to authorities.

The typhoon swept through the country on Tuesday night before making a shift away from Manila on Wednesday.

Mais do que 530,000 people took refuge in evacuation centres. Many of those who died were killed while outdoors by falling trees and flying debris.

Millions living in provinces southeast of the capital still have no power, according to news agencies.

Officials have managed to restore power to only half of Luzon, which has 17 million people.

Read more at www.bbc.com



2014 So Far: Coolest in U.S. Since 1993; Wettest June Since 1989, Says NOAA

Natalie     Dados, green, Registros, Relatórios & Conclusões, Eventos do Tempo     0

Weather.com reports that...

The first half of 2014 was the coldest January-to-June period in the Lower 48 states in 21 anos, according to the federal government’s quarterly State of the Climate Report, released Tuesday by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center.

Junho 2014 was the sixth wettest June on record for the contiguous U.S. (Lower 48 estados), the wettest since 1989.

Read more at www.weather.com



Caught on camera: How a deadly landslide destroyed a city in Japan

Natalie     Dados, Fatalities, Relatórios & Conclusões, Eventos graves, Eventos do Tempo, yellow     0

Daily.bhaskar.com reports that...

The tropical storm ‘Neoguri’, which has made it way to Honshu island, is destructing Japan intensely. At least three people lost their life in the landslide and heavy rainfalls triggered by the typhoon, while 50 other are injured.

Read more at daily.bhaskar.com



Polar vortex to hit US with midsummer cold blast

Natalie     Previsões, Relatórios & Conclusões, Eventos do Tempo     0

Nypost.com reports that...

It’s the revenge of the polar vortex!

A frigid cold air system will be moving through the eastern United States next week, leading to intense weather conditions reminiscent of last year’s dreaded polar vortex.

The approaching weather system is expected to bring overwhelmingly below-average temperatures to parts of the northern and northeastern US next week, beginning Monday or Tuesday, according to the Washington Post.

Read more at nypost.com



Drought now covers almost 35% of U.S., and is predicted to grow

Natalie     Dados, Registros, Relatórios & Conclusões, Eventos graves, Eventos do Tempo, yellow     0

Boingboing.net reports that...

According to a weekly update at the U.S. Drought Portal (drought.gov!), “moderate” para “exceptionaldrought now covers 34.3% of the contiguous United States.

In California, a full 36.5% of the state is now in that most severeexceptionaldrought stage for the second week in a row. These conditions are not expected to improve any time soon.

Read more at boingboing.net