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Warm current in the Gulf of Mexico could cause Katrina-level hurricane in 2022 season

On June 1 the Atlantic hurricane season has begun. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration previously forecasted active season due to warmer waters in the Gulf of Mexico, expecting up to 20 storms and 4-6 major...
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Beautiful hues of Florida Keys — view from space

NASA's earth observatory posted a new image of the day, presenting a view from space at Florida Keys — a chain of hundreds of low-lying islands, that extend from the southern tip of the peninsula....
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Over 100 people dead in Brazil floods, thousands displaced

Authorities in the Brazil state of Pernambuco confirmed 91 deaths, at least 26 missing and thousands displaced people after northeastern cities of Recife and Jaboatao dos Guararapes have been hit by massive floods. This is...
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NOAA predicts 65% chance 2022 hurricane season will be more active than normal

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued a forecast for the 2022 hurricane season, and it is projecting another record breaking year. On key points the new report is in line with other forecasts. Previously Dr....
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The map of Delaware-sized antarctic iceberg journey to its death

It takes years for an iceberg to "die", but as soon as it is born, an iceberg begin its great adventure to the final end. Waves chip away at its edges, air thaws it from...
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Utah lawmakers consider filling the Great Salt Lake with water from the Pacific Ocean

Last week Utah's Legislative Water Development Commission held a session, during which lawmakers approved a list of initiatives to replenish water in the Great Salt Lake. And one of the projects proposed building a pipeline...
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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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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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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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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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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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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...