Trends and Policies

Aug

26
2015

Tropical Storm Erika Approaching the Leeward Islands; Tropical Storm Warnings Issued in Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Leeward Islands; Potential Threat to Bahamas, Florida

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Weather.com reports that...

Tropical Storm Erika is currently centered just under 300 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and is moving quickly westward at 17 mph.

For the next couple of days, Erika will be moving into an environment with vertical wind shear and dry air, both general inhibitors for tropical cyclone intensification.

Read more at www.weather.com


Aug

26
2015

NSW weather: Warragamba Dam to overflow; 320 properties evacuated in St Georges Basin and Sussex Inlet

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Mobile.abc.net.au reports that...

Continuing heavy rain has forced the evacuation of more than 320 properties in St Georges Basin and Sussex Inlet on the New South Wales south coast.

Read more at mobile.abc.net.au


Aug

25
2015

UK weather: Flood warning as parts of country see month’s worth of rain in just 48 hours

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Independent.co.uk reports that...

Parts of the UK have experienced a month’s worth of rain in just 48 hours, as flood warnings were issued for dozens of regions.

Read more at www.independent.co.uk


Aug

24
2015

Greenland glacier loses chunk the size of Manhattan

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Cbsnews.com reports that...

Satellite images show that the world’s fastest moving glacier lost a piece of ice measuring nearly 5 square miles over two days. Scientists say it is one of the most significant calving events on record.

Radar images of the Jakobshavn glacier in Greenland, taken from the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Sentinel-1A and Sentinel-2A weather satellites between July 27 and Aug. 19, show the massive glacier advancing westward before its front rapidly retreated as a huge chunk fell off it front, sometime between Aug. 14 and Aug. 16.

Read more at www.cbsnews.com


Aug

21
2015

Utah forecast: Hot and smoky, with elevated risks for wildfires ahead

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Sltrib.com reports that...

Utah already is hacking from “second-hand” smoke wafting in from the blazing forests of California and Washington. Now, the tinder-dry Beehive State faces elevated risks for its own wildfires.

Read more at www.sltrib.com


Aug

13
2015

Laguna lakes stand as sad symbols of persistent drought

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Coastlinepilot.com reports that...

The state’s lingering drought has rendered a landmark lake tucked behind the hills along Laguna Canyon Road two puddles amid acres of cracked earth.

Read more at www.coastlinepilot.com


Aug

12
2015

Panama declares drought emergency

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M.phys.org reports that...

Panama’s government has declared a state of emergency as it faces a drought that has prompted water restrictions, depleted reservoirs and affected shipping through its bustling canal.

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Aug

12
2015

Drought conditions force San Joaquin Hatchery to evacuate fish

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Abc30.com reports that...

The hot drought conditions have forced the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to evacuate millions of fish from their hatcheries on the flatlands to the cool water of high mountain lakes.

Read more at abc30.com


Aug

12
2015

Puerto Rico seeks U.S. help as drought impact worsens

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Mobile.reuters.com reports that...

As the effects of a drought in Puerto Rico grow more severe, the commonwealth’s representative in Congress has called on the U.S. Department of Defense to provide assistance to the island.

Read more at mobile.reuters.com


Aug

12
2015

As Washington’s peculiar drought continues, Puget Sound cities asked to cut water use 10%

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Latimes.com reports that...

Three months after Gov. Jay Inslee declared a drought emergency in Washington state, three of the biggest cities in the Puget Sound region are asking residents to cut their water use by 10%.

Read more at www.latimes.com