Posts tagged as: U.S.

Nov

18
2014

All 50 states recorded freezing temperatures Tuesday

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Baltimoresun.com reports that...

Weather stations in all 50 states even Hawaii reported observations of freezing temperatures overnight as wintry cold spreads across North America.

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Nov

12
2014

Arctic blast hits Canada and US

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Bbc.com reports that...

Parts of Canada and the US have been getting their first blast of winter, sending temperatures plummeting by as much as 22C (40F) in days.

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Oct

26
2014

Yosemite rangers try to keep hungry bears at bay

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Wrcbtv.com reports that...

Rangers at Yosemite National Park are in a constant battle to keep wild black bears – with their ultra-keen noses and powerful paws and jaws – far away from humans.

For the last 16 years, park rangers have done their best to warn visitors about the perils of leaving food in their cars, which a bear can easily peel open for a quick treat. And now a bear management team has begun outfitting bears with sophisticated GPS tracking collars to better understand their movements.

Overall, reported bear encounters have plunged by 92 percent since 1998, when the park embarked on a concerted public education campaign.

Despite their long-term progress, park rangers have lost ground in the battle this year.

The instances of bears raiding campgrounds and parking lots for human food are up by 35 percent from Jan. 1 to Oct. 19 compared to the same period last year- the second such increase during the state’s three consecutive dry years. Officials say the heightened bear activity may be partly caused by the drought cutting the supply of berries and other natural bear food.

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Oct

25
2014

Cotton suffers from low prices

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Moultrieobserver.com reports that...

Well into the cotton harvest, Colquitt County growers are seeing decent yields, at least on irrigated land.

Prices, however, are not working in farmers’ favor and dryland cotton is, for some, a disaster situation.

 

Read more at www.moultrieobserver.com


Sep

18
2014

Tropical Storm Odile Brings Floods to Southwest; Austin Also Deluged

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Nbcnews.com reports that...

While Tropical Storm Odile brought more floods to the Southwest, another storm system put parts of Austin, Texas, underwater, sparking several rescues. Crews were searching for one person swept away after their car was overcome with high water at 2 a.m. Thursday, according to a report by NBC affiliate KXAN. It was one of several rescues reported in the Texas capital after people had become trapped on or inside their vehicles in the flooded streets.

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Sep

13
2014

Crews Battle California Wildfire Amid Heatwave

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Huffingtonpost.com reports that...

People in about 30 homes were ordered to evacuate as a wildfire roared through a canyon in Southern California’s Cleveland National Forest, burning through 2 ½ square miles of dry brush.

Fire officials called Friday evening’s evacuation precautionary and no residences were immediately threatened.

The fire had been burning uphill and away from the homes all day but the potential threat of a down-canyon wind after sunset prompted the evacuation.

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Sep

12
2014

In Washington State, The 2014 Wildfire Season Has Been 6 Times Worse Than Normal

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Thinkprogress.org reports that...

The 2014 wildfire season in Washington State is not over, but it has already been one of the most destructive and costly on record, state officials from the Department of Natural Resources said Thursday.

 

Since the beginning of the season up until the end of August, the DNR said wildfires in Washington had burned 363,000 acres, or 550 square miles of land, destroying homes along the way. That’s about 6 times worse than the average amount of acres burned per year in Washington, state forest officials said. Fighting the fires has been costly, too — the state says it spent $81 million this year, even though its annual budget is only $25 million.

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Sep

09
2014

Early almond harvest thanks to drought

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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.

 

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Sep

06
2014

Hurricane Norbert slides up Baja coast, may bring rain to Southwest US

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Foxnews.com reports that...

Heavy rains brought by Hurricane Norbert prompted evacuations as the storm roared up the coast of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. Forecasters said the storm may help bring weekend precipitation to the parched U.S. Southwest.

Baja California Sur state Gov. Marcos Covarrubias urged people in vulnerable areas to evacuate and said travelers should stay off highways as the storm passed by. He said most government services would be closed or restricted, and schools in Los Cabos and La Paz were closed on Friday.

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Aug

25
2014

Hurricane Marie Grows Stronger in Mexican Pacific

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Abcnews.go.com reports that...

Powerful Hurricane Marie kicked high swells along Mexico’s northern Pacific coast on Monday, even as it weakened slightly to a Category 4 storm. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said it would likely raise waves along Southern California later in the week.

The Miami-based Hurricane Center in Miami said that Marie had sustained winds of up to 145 mph (230 kph) and was located about 465 miles (7505 kilometers) southwest of the southern tip of Baja California. It said the storm was moving west-northwest at 12 mph (19 kph).

 

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