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US President Biden approved a disaster declaration for parts of New Mexico affected by wildfires

U.S. President Joe Biden approved a disaster declaration for wildfire in northeastern New Mexico. During an evening briefing by the U.S. Forest Service congresswoman Teresa Leger Fernandez said: It will help us do that rebuilding...
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Calf Canyon Fire grew to 160,104 acres — second largest wildfire in New Mexico history

New Mexico Fire Information posted an update on Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fires, reporting 15,000 acres increase in area overnight. Total affected area at 160,104 acres, making it second larges in New Mexico history,...
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2022 Hurricane Season Forecast — Up to 20 Tropical Storms and 4 Major Hurricanes

The University of Wisconsin announced an upgrade to the Advanced Dvorak Technique (ADT) — a tool that meteorologists use to forecast hurricanes — in time for the 2022 Atlantic hurricane season. Meanwhile, researchers already expecting...
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Solar Flares battering Earth — causing radio blackouts over the Atlantic Ocean

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory reported an M- and S-class solar flares released on May 3, 2022. During the peak of the flare, high frequency communication may have been prone to contact loss over the Atlantic...
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How to prepare for Hurricane Season — 7 things you should do

Hurricane season begins in a month and National Hurricane Center announced Hurricane Preparedness Week 2022. Every day NHC is posting helpful information that you get on Twitter. Full guide assembled below. Spanish version available here....
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Mass evacuation in Las Vegas seems inevitable as New Mexico wildfire grew to 145,000 acres

As wind speed increases, the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon fires already forced Las Vegas officials to begin evacuations at the western fringe of the city. Low humidity and approaching storm system will only increase...
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NASA's EMIT mission will measure dust particles to understand how they affect climate

In June NASA will launch the Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation (EMIT) mission to study how mineral dust or desert dust influence weather, hasten snowmelt, and fertilize plants on land and in the ocean....
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Firewatch: Calf Canyon and Hermits Peak Fires estimated at 120,000 acres

New Mexico Fire Information posted an update on Calf Canyon and Hermits Peak Fires, reporting that the total affected area now at 120,653 acres. More than a thousand firefighters involved in operations, and containment at...
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Megadrought in America: Most of the western U.S. is suffering effects of climate change

On Aprik 28, 2022 U.S. Drought Monitor posted an update with interactive maps, showing that most of the continental West experiencing drought. Wast expanses from Texas to Oregon are suffering from moderate to extreme droughts,...
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Heatwave to abate in parts of India — still very hot

This year summer came to India a month ahead. Over the last week in some parts of the country India Meteorological Department (IMD) recorded temperatures over 45 °C (113 °F). Though heatwaves are common in...
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Desert underwater — heavy rains cause flooding in northern Saudi Arabia

Unusually heavy rains hit several cities in Saudi Arabia. Streets of Arar city turned into muddy rivers. At the same time sandstorm reduced visibility. Local media and residents shared videos and pictures, showing water level...
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The Calf Canyon Fire and Hermit’s Peak Fires reached 61,470 acres in size — 20% contained

Santa Fe National Forest posted new data on the Calf Canyon Fire, reporting 61,470 acres in size, and 20% containment. Forest service estimates that Calf Canyon Fire will be completely contained at the end of...
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The U.S. Military is not ready for extreme weather — taxpayers will continue to burden the cost

Extreme weather in the United States affects life not only by causing direct damage to cities and towns. Such events also harm local businesses, break logistical chains, and destroy critical infrastructure. Overall cost of hurricanes,...
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Firewatch: Over 54,000 acres already burned in New Mexico Calf Canyon and Hermits Peak fires

New Mexico Fire Information posted an update regarding two wildfires that combined on April 19 and reached new areas over the last days. Separately known as Calf Canyon fire and Hermits Peak fire are located...
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Wildfire in Arizona: Mandatory evacuations for more than 2000 people

Wildfires broke out in Arizona last Sunday have surpassed 19,000 acres in recent days. As of today containment stays at 0%, and the so-called Tunnel Fire moving at a high speed, propelled by winds. On...
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Poll: Americans more likely to believe in climate change after facing extreme weather

Recently shared Gallup poll found that 1 in 3 Americans in the last two years experienced some kind of extreme weather event. One of the key points of this poll is that victims of extreme...
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Dubai Future Foundation is looking for Extreme Weather-Proof Batteries

Dubai Future Foundation launched a new initiative, calling innovators and tech companies to take part in the first challenge to build extreme weather-proof batteries. Battery life can be a limiting factor in the functionality of...
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New Earth Puzzler by NASA — now with a twist

Every month NASA publishes a new satellite image, and inviting everyone to guess the location of the image. Today Earth Matters presented challenge with a twist: besides telling about the image, we can unleash creativity...
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Guide on Heat Pumps from Technology Connections

Demand for heat pumps is growing year-on-year as countries around the world implement new climate change policies. As one of the most energy efficient solutions to heat homes without a need for natural gas, heat...
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Key Findings: Adapting to Climate Change in the Middle East and Central Asia

On March 30 IMF published a paper titled "Feeling the Heat: Adapting to Climate Change in the Middle East and Central Asia". Summary: Climate change is among humanity’s greatest challenges, and the Middle East and...