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  • Monsoon IV (4K)

    11/04/2017 3:30:19 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 34 replies ^ | October 29, 2017 | Mike Olbinski
    Early on this summer when I found myself down by Santa Rosa, AZ watching a gorgeous hail core fall on the stunning desert landscape, and then later that day staring at a haboob with a stacked shelf cloud above it near the border of Mexico, I had a feeling it would be a unique monsoon. It's funny how every year is different. That's the beauty of chasing the summer storm season out here in the desert southwest. You never know what's going to happen or what you might see.
  • Water Wise: Don’t let that soil get away!

    09/25/2016 11:30:26 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Mark Apel, Area Agent
    Now that our monsoon is winding down, perhaps you are noticing areas on your property where heavy rainfalls have begun to wash away one of your most precious resources – your soil. Depending on the topography of your property, you may notice areas of bare ground, new small channels that are forming or older channels that are deepening with every rain event. Soil erosion is a natural and human-caused phenomenon worldwide and can even be seen from space through satellite imagery. For example, a quick peak on Google Maps of the delta south of New Orleans shows a very muddy,...
  • ‘Water Gandhi’ of India Turns Dust Bowls Into Lush Villages Using Ancient Ways

    04/25/2015 10:17:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Good News Network ^ | March 22, 2015 | Staff
    A $150,000 prize has been awarded to the “Water Gandhi of India” for his wildly successful work that turns abandoned, impoverished “dust bowls” into lush villages bustling with life again using an ancient method of rainwater harvesting. For teaching thousands of villagers in India’s most arid region how to build earthen dams to catch the monsoon rains and revitalize their land, Rajendra Singh was honored Friday with the 2015 Stockholm Water Prize. 30 years ago, Singh went to the poverty-stricken state of Rajasthan with the aim of setting up health clinics. He was told by villagers, however, that their greatest...
  • Indus cities dried up with monsoon

    05/02/2006 7:20:20 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies · 714+ views
    India Telegraph ^ | Sunday, April 30, 2006 | G.S. Mudur
    The earliest settlement in the subcontinent with evidence of agriculture and domestication at Mehrgarh — now in Pakistan — is about 9,000 years old. This coincides with the peak intensification of the monsoon, the study said... The Arabian Sea sediments and other geological studies show that the monsoon began to weaken about 5,000 years ago. The dry spell, lasting several hundred years, might have led people to abandon the Indus cities and move eastward into the Gangetic plain, which has been an area of higher rainfall than the northwestern part of the subcontinent... About 1,700 years ago, the monsoon began...
  • Residents, motorists trapped by raging AZ floodwaters

    08/19/2014 3:58:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    CBS5 ^ | Aug 19, 2014 | Steve Stout
    PHOENIX - Rescue crews were kept busy with several water rescues after a monsoon surge that brought extensive flooding to Arizona, trapped residents in their homes, closed a major freeway, and paralyzed traffic on several surface streets Tuesday morning. A flash flood warning for Maricopa County and surrounding areas was extended until 3 p.m. Tuesday. Structures were demolished, heavy equipment was carried away and ranches were covered by the raging waters in New River, where more than 4 inches of rain was reported.
  • Deluge!Downpour prompts weather warning, extensive flooding

    07/12/2014 6:34:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 46 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Fri, 07/11/2014 - 9:06pm | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — Friday night’s rain prompted a flash flood warning for Sierra Vista from the National Weather Service until 9:15 p.m., while police reported several flooded roads and intersections throughout the city’s west end. Sierra Vista Cpl. Bobby Essary was out among the storm when he reported that Wilcox Drive was “like a river,” and that both that road and 7th Street were nearly impassable to traffic. There were also reports of flooding along the Highway 90 Bypass up to Buffalo Soldier Trail, though beyond the flooding there had been no reports of people in danger, except for one...
  • India's Flood Of Woes

    06/21/2013 12:23:21 AM PDT · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | Friday, June 21, 2013 | Naazneen Karmali
    The north Indian state of Uttarakhand, blessed with nature’s bounty- it has the Himalayas and some of India’s mightiest rivers run through it- was the scene of nature’s fury this week as flash floods and landslides caused a devastation that is being dubbed as a ‘Himalayan tsunami’. Amid the torrential monsoon rain, rivers overflowed, destroying homes and trapping thousands of people in the debris. Television coverage saw entire buildings toppling over and being swept away in raging rivers. An overwhelmed state government was hard put to cope, forcing the federal government to press 10,000 troops from the army into servicing the...
  • Monsoon rains swamp Philippine capital, markets shut

    08/07/2012 7:56:16 AM PDT · by DFG
    Yahoo via Reuters ^ | 08/07/12 | Manuel Mogato
    Deadly torrential rains submerged much of the Philippine capital and surrounding areas on Tuesday, forcing nearly 270,000 people to flee their homes with more flooding expected in the north of the country as a tropical storm passes through the region, officials said. Steady rains for the past 10 days, killing more than 50 people, are set to continue until Wednesday, the Philippines weather bureau said, fuelled by tropical storm "Haikui" in the Philippine Sea northeast of Taiwan. The storm is headed for China's Zhejiang province where more than 250,000 people have been evacuated ahead of expected landfall late on Wednesday....

    08/14/2009 1:24:34 PM PDT · by sand lake bar · 4 replies · 283+ views
    China Post ^ | 8/15/09 | China Post
    Yang Chiu-hsing, magistrate of Kaohsiung, said yesterday he is considering turning the mudslide-destroyed village of Siaolin into a memorial park. “I think we should keep Siaolin as a park in memory of those we believe were buried alive,” said the magistrate of the southern Taiwan county, who opposes the rebuilding of the village. One reason for Yang's consideration to create the memorial park is that most of the residents do not want more excavation of tens of thousands of tons of mud to locate the approximately 200 people buried and presumed dead. They do not want heavy construction equipment crushing...
  • Govt huddles over rain muddle

    06/26/2009 5:27:36 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 5 replies · 284+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 6-26-2009 | staff
    NEW DELHI: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Thursday spent considerable time deliberating the impact of less than normal monsoon and its possible effects on the economy and the food situation in the country. Despite the IMD predicting that July and August would see a recovery in the monsoon, fears were expressed that a repeat of last year — a dip in July rains — coming on the back of very weak June monsoon could be dangerous for the economy.
  • Cultivation changed monsoon in Asia

    06/02/2009 10:57:21 PM PDT · by neverdem · 9 replies · 518+ views
    Science News ^ | June 1st, 2009 | Sid Perkins
    Loss of forests in India, China during the 1700s led to a decline in monsoon precipitation The dramatic expansion of agriculture in India and southeastern China during the 18th century — a sprawl that took place at the expense of forests — triggered a substantial drop in precipitation in those regions, a new study suggests. Winds that blow northeast from the Indian Ocean into southern Asia each summer bring abundant rain to an area that’s home to more than half the world’s population. But those seasonal winds, known as monsoons, brought about 20 percent less rainfall each year to India...
  • First U.S. GPL lawsuit heads for quick settlement

    09/25/2007 8:22:25 AM PDT · by N3WBI3 · 10 replies · 101+ views ^ | Sep. 24, 2007 | Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    The first U.S. GPL-related lawsuit appears to be headed for a quick out-of-court settlement. Monsoon Multimedia admitted today that it had violated the GPLv2 (GNU General Public License version 2), and said it will release its modified BusyBox code in full compliance with the license. Spread the word:digg this story Monsoon Multimedia has stated that it is currently in settlement negotiations with the BusyBox project to resolve the matter without going to court. The company also said in a statement that it intends to fully comply with all open-source software license requirements. The company plans to make its modified BusyBox...
  • Monsoon floods devastate South Asia (killing at least 166 people, washing away villages, farmland)

    08/02/2007 2:47:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 331+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/2/07 | Wasbir Hussain - ap
    GAUHATI, India - Teeming monsoon rains have inundated wide swaths of northern India and neighboring Bangladesh, killing at least 166 people and washing away villages and farmland that 19 million people depend on, officials said Thursday. With rain-swollen rivers bursting their banks along the fertile plains south of the Himalayas, India sent soldiers to help evacuate people from some of the worst-hit areas. "I have not seen such flooding in the last 24 years. It's a sheet of water everywhere," said Santosh Mishra, a resident of the Gonda district in Uttar Pradesh, one of the areas soldiers were sent. Authorities...
  • Ice Ages Dried Up African Monsoons

    06/10/2007 2:59:59 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies · 948+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 6-10-2007
    Ice ages dried up African monsoons 10:00 10 June 2007 news service When ice ages held Europe in their grip, Africa also felt the pinch - though in a different way. It has long been suspected that there is a connection between the west African monsoon and climate at higher latitudes - especially over geological timescales, says David Lea at the University of California, Santa Barbara. "But until now, there hasn't been enough supporting evidence." Now Lea, with team leader Syee Weldeab and colleagues, has reconstructed the most detailed history of the monsoon yet, spanning 155,000 years and two...
  • Collapse Of Civilisations Linked To MonsoonChanges

    01/04/2007 10:32:54 AM PST · by blam · 12 replies · 628+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 1-4-2007 | Catherine Brahic
    Collapse of civilisations linked to monsoon changes 11:13 04 January 2007 news service Catherine Brahic The downfall of the one of the greatest Chinese dynasties may have been catalysed by severe changes in climate. The same climate changes may have simultaneously led to the end of the Maya civilisation depicted in Mel Gibson's new film Apocalypto. So says Gerald Haug of the GeoForschungsZentrum in Germany and colleagues, who studied geological records of monsoons over the past 16,000 years. They have found a startling correlation between climate extremes and the fall of two great civilisations: the Tang dynasty in China...
  • 3,000 dead and missing after N Korea floods(roads railways detroyed)

    07/29/2006 2:52:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies · 1,162+ views
    AFP ^ | 07/26/06
    3,000 dead and missing after N Korea floods Published: Thursday, 27 July, 2006, 01:16 PM Doha Time SEOUL: Nearly 3,000 North Koreans were believed dead or missing in floods and landslides after torrential rains hit the impoverished country, a respected South Korean human rights group said yesterday. Monsoon downpours caused much more damage than the secretive North’s state media have claimed, said Good Friends, an independent rights group that in the past has provided accurate information about the isolated communist country. “North Korea has suffered really severe damage from recent rains, with nearly 3,000 people known to have been recorded...
  • North Queensland residents urged to evacuate (Australia)

    03/19/2006 1:04:48 AM PST · by Dundee · 35 replies · 1,321+ views
    The Age ^ | March 19, 2006
    Far north Queensland residents in cyclone Larry's path have been urged to evacuate as authorities compare the violent storm to Hurricane Katrina which devastated United States gulf states last year. Larry could intensify to a category five - the most intense rating for a cyclone - by the time it hits south of Cairns between Innisfail and Cardwell early tomorrow, the Bureau of Meteorology said today. Counter Disaster and Rescue Services (CDRS) executive director Frank Pagano said residents in low-lying beach communities along the stretch of coast in the cyclone's path should be "really considering" evacuating. Mr Pagano said mandatory...
  • Rescue officials condemn radio stunt that sent intern into wash [Tucson]

    08/24/2005 4:13:42 PM PDT · by IonImplantGuru · 1 replies · 303+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 8/24/05 | not attributed
    A radio show stunt that sent an intern rafting in the flooded Santa Cruz River on Wednesday morning was "irresponsible" and "mocks" the safety message firefighters have been sending this summer, a Tucson Fire Department official said. While on the air with JohnJay and Rich on KRQQ, intern Randy Stein launched near El Camino del Cerro and managed to get out of the river before a police officer asked him to go home, DJ Rich Berra said. "It sends the wrong message," said Fire Capt. Paul McDonough. "We"ve had several drownings in wash-related accidents this year and this kind of...
  • Over 1,000 Die In Bombay Floods

    08/05/2005 6:36:33 AM PDT · by Our_Man_In_Gough_Island · 9 replies · 619+ views
    BBC ^ | 5 August 2005 | Staff
    The death toll from last week's floods in India's western state of Maharashtra has risen to 1,023 people. Many people remain missing after 10 days of record rainfall, making it likely that the death toll will rise. Relief work has been stepped up across the state. Air and road services have been restored. But millions of people, particularly in rural areas, still lack basic amenities and an overflowing dam poses a new flood threat in Mumbai (Bombay). In Mumbai the rains have eased and city officials claim that life in the city is returning to normal. "It [Mumbai] has got...
  • Bombay Residents Protest to Demand Cleanup After Monsoon, Death Toll Could Reach 1,000

    07/30/2005 3:10:05 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 205+ views
    AP ^ | Jul 30, 2005
    Jul 30, 2005 Bombay Residents Protest to Demand Cleanup After Monsoon, Death Toll Could Reach 1,000 By Ramola Talwar Badam/ Associated Press Writer BOMBAY, India (AP) - Hundreds of angry demonstrators blocked traffic for hours Saturday to demand restoration of drinking water and electricity and clearing of rotting animal carcasses after this week's monsoon rains in western India. Officials said the death toll could reach 1,000. Rescuers found more than 100 bodies in the debris of collapsed homes Saturday, bringing the official death toll from the devastating floods in Bombay and the surrounding Maharashtra state to 853. They fear more...