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Rain and hail slowed down Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires — just 500 acres shy of 300,000

Yesterday due to humidity recovery and winds speed decrease the largest fire in New Mexico history slowed down, adding to its tally 1,557 acres, to the total of 299, 565 acres. Today partial clouds with...
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Calf Canyon and Hermits Peak Fire is the largest fire in New Mexico history — almost 300,000 acres burned

As the Calf Canyon and Hermits Peak Fire continue to burn through thousands of acres each day, and even 2,000 personnel are not enough to contain the blaze, it became the largest in New Mexico...
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This Map shows where are the tallest trees on Earth

Maps aren't just a navigational tool. They can provide us all kinds of information to take meaningful actions. And sometimes maps can change our perception of the world. Recently NASA posted a map showing the...
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Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires grew to 279,868 acres — almost 2,000 personnel involved

Since yesterday firewatch report Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires burned through another 10,000 acres, approaching 280,000 acres of total affected area, maintaining approximately the same rate of expansion over the last two days. At...
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Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires spread slowed down — 270,000 acres affected

Over the last 24 hours, spread of Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires slowed down to a relatively moderate 10,000 acres, but the speed still is too high to effectively manage and contain this record-breaking...
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Almost 260,000 acres burned by Calf Canyon Fire — no end in sight

Prediction that the combined Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fire will be the largest in New Mexico history might come true by the end of this week. Since yesterday wildfire grew in the northern and...
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High tide: House worth almost $400,000 in North Carolina devoured by the ocean

On Tuesday, two beachfront homes in the Rodanthe, North Carolina collapsed into the Atlantic Ocean. The first home was devoured by the tides early in the morning. Second collapsed in the afternoon. This one was...
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Danger zone: Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires grew to 236,939 acres overnight

Just yesterday Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires surpassed 200,000 acres of affected area, but due to strong winds, high temperatures and low humidity caused extreme fire behavior and rapid growth. Overnight wildfire added more...
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Historic low levels at the two largest water reservoirs in California

Usually in early May, as snow melts, water reservoirs in California reaching the highest levels of the year. This time prolonged droughts and low precipitation caused critically low capacity, promising serious issues during the upcoming...
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Cerro Pelado Fire spread is slow but steady — 42,491 acres burned

Second largest wildfire in New Mexico today is Cerro Pelado. The latest update indicates that the total affected area at 42,491 acres as of 9 AM on May 10. High winds over the weekend increased...
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Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires on track to become the largest in NM — over 203,000 acres burned

It looks like New Mexico largest fire in recorded history have a serious contender. In 2012 Whitewater-Baldy Fire burned over 300,000 acres. Just a week ago Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires were at 160,000...
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Climate change introduced wild fluctuations in California snow water supply

NASA's image of the day for May 9, 2022 presents a grim picture of California's water supply future. Over the 2021-2022 winter season ground and satellite observations of Sierra Nevada presented have shown extreme fluctuations...
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Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires burned 189,767 acres — containment at 43%

Second largest wildfire in New Mexico continuing to spread with accelerated speed due to high winds in the area. At 09:00 AM fires burned over 189,767 acres over the period of 3 weeks. Despite the...
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Active fire behavior at Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires due to high winds — 176,273 acres burned

Santa Fe National Forest posted an update for May 8, 2022 on two major New Mexico Fires — Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon. Overnight due to high winds resulted in active fire behavior and total...
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High winds could accelerate spread of Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires — area at 170,665 acres

Overnight spread of the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires added just a few thousand acres, the overall affected area stands at 170,665 acres. Officials issued a Red Flag Warning due to multi-day high winds...
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U.S. plastic waste recycling drops to 5% — generation is increasing

This week environmental nonprofit Last Beach Cleanup released a new report, stating that the rate of plastic waste recycling in the United States was just 5%-6% in 2021. Problem caused by changes in global recycling...
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Calf Canyon Fire area at 168,008 acres, Cerro Pelado grew to 32,121 acres — critical weather expected

Overnight two major wildfires in New Mexico area increased area by about 6,000 acres. Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fire grew to 168,008 acres (165,276 acres on May 5), and Cerro Pelado Fire at 32,121...
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A week of tornado in Texas and Oklahoma — Photos and Videos by Tornado Chasers

This week parts of Texas and Oklahoma were hit by several tornadoes, causing injuries, but fortunately no reports of deaths. Significant damage to public and private structures was reported in several areas, thousands of residents...
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Dust storms in Iraq causing thousands to look for treatment — and it is only the beginning

Severe dust storms in central and southern Iraq have forced thousands to seek medical attention and hospitalizations over the past month. One person died due to the negative impact of dust storms. The latest storm...
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Firefighters' efforts and light winds slowed the spread of Calf Canyon Fire — combined area at 165,276 acres

Yesterday joint efforts by ground and air crews, as well as favorable weather, significantly reduced the spread of Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires. Overnight affected area is currently at 165,276 acres or an increase...