Environment

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker declared a state of emergency in Douglas, Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, and Iron counties on Monday, June 18, 2018, after severe thunderstorms beginning Saturday night dumped as much as 254 mm (10 inches) of rain on the already saturated ground. At least two people were killed and several injured. Material damage is expected
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A weak positive polarity Coronal Hole High Speed Stream (CH HSS) affecting our planet since late June 17, 2018, sparked a G1 – Minor geomagnetic storm at 02:56 UTC on June 18. Solar wind parameters, as measured by the DSCOVR spacecraft located at the L1 point, were at near-background levels until just after 21:00 UTC on
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The world’s highest mountain has, in the last few decades, turned into the world’s highest-altitude rubbish dump, thanks to wealthy tourists who mindlessly leave a trail of disgusting refuse in their wake.   Since explorer Sir Edmund Hillary reached the 8,848-metre (29,029-foot) peak of Everest – known as Chomolungma in Tibet and Sagarmatha in Nepal
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The new 5G network promises to revolutionize mobile telecommunications. But it could also push telecommunications companies onto the frequencies used by the Bureau of Meteorology’s weather radars, indirectly putting the accuracy of weather information at risk. The issue stems from a federal government proposal to auction off part of the 3.6 gigahertz frequency band for use
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Canada’s easternmost province of Newfoundland and Labrador is experiencing ‘anomalously’ high June snow this year and frozen lakes, making both locals and meteorologists nickname the month Junuary. Because it looks more like January than June.   Newfoundland and Labrador entered June 2018 with winter-like weather. Much of the region saw plenty of snow, with below freezing temperatures
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A severe thunderstorm moved across Pennsylvania’s Luzerne County between 21:30 and 22:30 local time Wednesday, June 13, 2018, producing two damaging tornadoes. At least 6 people were injured and numerous homes and cars damaged. The first tornado touched down in Wilkes-Barre Township around 22:00 near Mundy Street and Highland Park Boulevard by the Wyoming Valley Mall
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Severe storms continue raging across India this week, with more than 22 new lives lost in three states over the past 48 hours. Thirteen people were killed and at least 28 others injured due to powerful dust storms and thunderstorms in different parts of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, NDTV reports. Sitapur, Gonda, Shravasti,
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Neighborhoods near Colorado Springs have experienced what officials are calling the worst overnight storm since 1995. It was a historic event, considering the time of the day, NWS said. Thousands of homes and cars were damaged near Colorado Springs in El Paso County between 01:00 and 03:00 local time June 13, 2018, when hailstones up to 7.6 and 10.1
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New activity/unrest was reported for 8 volcanoes between June 6 and 12, 2018. During the same period. ongoing activity was reported for 15 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Fuego, Guatemala | Great Sitkin, Andreanof Islands (USA) | Ibu, Halmahera (Indonesia) | Kerinci, Indonesia | Manam, Papua New Guinea | Ruapehu, North Island (New Zealand) | Sierra Negra, Isla Isabela (Ecuador) | Ulawun, New
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The most complete analysis to date measuring ice sheet changes in Antarctica reveals Earth’s southernmost continent has lost some 3 trillion tonnes of ice over the past quarter-century.   A collective effort by over 80 scientists across the world used satellite data to determine estimates of ice-sheet mass balance between 1992 and 2017, ultimately calculating
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Just one year after landslides killed more than 150 people in the remote district of Rangamati, heavy monsoon rains are again causing deadly landslides across the region. According to official reports, at least 12 people were killed in Rangamati and Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday, June 12, alone. Two people are still missing. Bangladesh Meteorological Department
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Hurricane “Bud” reached Category 4 strength on June 12, 2018, thus becoming the second Category 4 hurricane in the Eastern Pacific within 4 days. This is only the third time on record the first two named Eastern Pacific storms of the season became major hurricanes. Bud is expected to be near southern Baja California Sur on Thursday, June 14
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Hurricane “Bud,” the second hurricane of the 2018 East Pacific hurricane season, is strengthening off the southwest coast of Mexico and is expected to become a major hurricane today. Life-threatening flash floods and mudslides are possible across much of southwestern Mexico. While this system is expected to remain offshore of the coast of Mexico during
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A huge plume of Saharan dust is currently being transported over the Atlantic Ocean. At the same time, several plumes are moving toward southeastern Europe as well as towards the Alps. What scientists working at CAMS (Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service, a part of EU’s Earth Observation Program), called ‘an enormous plume of Saharan dust’ is currently transporting