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  • 37 Children Die In Hot Cars Each Year, According To A New Report

    08/18/2018 4:27:17 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 55 replies
    CNN via simplemost ^ | 6/12/2018 | unknown
    The official start of summer comes later this month, but already children have died after being left unattended in hot cars, according to the nonprofit National Safety Council, drawing attention to an issue that kills an average of 37 children a year. The council released a report this month that says 742 US children died of heatstroke in vehicles between 1998 and 2017. Forty-two children died in these conditions in 2017, up from 39 the previous year. Just 21 states have laws regarding this issue, the report says; eight include the possibility of felony charges for individuals who deliberately leave...
  • 19 dead elk found in Oregon were likely killed by avalanche, biologist says

    Some hikers in Oregon recently found 19 dead elk, which state Fish and Wildlife officials say were likely the victims of an avalanche. The hikers made the discovery last week near No Name Lake and Broken Top mountain peak, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said. Melting snow revealed the elk carcasses, which included bulls, cows and calves, wildlife biologist Jamie Bowles said, according to the Bulletin of Bend, Ore.
  • Lots of Solar Panels in Massachusetts

    08/16/2018 4:49:07 PM PDT · by conservativehusker · 20 replies
    While visiting the Rehoboth area of Massachusetts I noticed a lot of home with Solar Panels. I find it difficult to believe that the payback would be worth it in an area that seems to be clouded over alot. Anybody out there that has some inside knowledge of the Solar market? Good tax benefits????
  • Carbon Dioxide ‘Leak’ in Southern Ocean May Have Warmed Earth for 11,000 Years

    08/13/2018 3:01:24 PM PDT · by ETL · 42 replies
    Sci-News ^ | Aug 1, 2018 | News Staff / Source
    “We think we may have found the answer. Increased circulation in the Southern Ocean allowed carbon dioxide to leak into the atmosphere, working to warm the planet,” said Princeton University’s Professor Daniel Sigman, co-author of the study. For years, researchers have known that growth and sinking of phytoplankton pumps carbon dioxide deep into the ocean, a process often referred to as the ‘biological pump.’ “The biological pump is driven mostly by the low latitude ocean but is undone closer to the poles, where carbon dioxide is vented back to the atmosphere by the rapid exposure of deep waters to the...
  • Hail hurts 14 people, kills 2 birds at Colorado zoo

    08/07/2018 4:35:55 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 17 replies
    AP ^ | 8/7/2018 | Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A powerful storm that pummeled a busy Colorado zoo with large hail on Monday injured 14 people and killed at least two animals, authorities said. Five people were taken to the hospital with traumatic injuries after the short but intense afternoon storm passed over Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, according to the Colorado Springs Fire Department. Another nine were treated at the scene, but additional details about the victims and their injuries have not been released.
  • Intense humidity is turning NYC into a swampy hellscape

    08/06/2018 5:50:40 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 5, 2018 | Tamar Lapin
    ow’s the time to get that hand-held fan. Intense humidity will make the next couple of days in New York feel even hotter than the soaring number on the thermometer — turning the city into a swampy hellscape. There’ll be highs in the 90s on Monday and Tuesday but it’ll actually feel like a muggy 100 degrees or more, warned Accuweather meteorologist Dan Pydynowski.
  • Hurricane Hector closing in on Hawaii and volcano

    08/05/2018 5:05:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 5, 2018 | staff
    Hurricane Hector became a Category 4 storm for a few hours early Sunday but then dipped back to Category 3, still a dangerous force, as it headed across the Pacific, threatening to hit Hawaii's Big Island and possibly its active volcano, officials said early Sunday. Hector's winds dropped to 125 mph from 130 mph, the diving line between Categories 3 and 4, early Sunday as it moved westward at 12 mph Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory.
  • Anyone using an air quality detector?

    08/04/2018 11:20:56 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 33 replies
    Self ^ | August 4, 2018 | Self
    Have you ever wanted to confirm and measure your environment directly, rather than rely on the government or others? I added an air quality detector to my own instruments this week—now can monitor in real-time my air quality, radiation, and weather. I've even got a surveyor's plumb hanging on a string over a target to visually observe earthquakes, it works, but is uncalibrated and gives satisfaction that yes, there is an earthquake underway. Minutes later I may get the email from USGS and UNR's seismological laboratory. But I distract from what I'd like to discuss and ask about today, air...
  • 'Below average' activity expected as height of 2018 Atlantic hurricane season nears

    08/02/2018 3:57:33 PM PDT · by BBell · 13 replies
    https://www.nola.com/ ^ | 8/2/18 | Jennifer Larino
    Experts at Colorado State University predict storm activity for the remainder of the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season will be "below average." Their latest report predicts the Atlantic could produce nine named storms and three hurricanes from now to the end of hurricane season, which ends Nov. 30. Of those three hurricanes, experts predict one will be a major hurricane, which means a Category 3, 4 or 5 storm on the Saffir-Simpson Scale. A Category 3 storm has wind speeds between 111 and 129 miles per hour, while the strongest Category 5 storm hits 157 mph or higher. The report, produced...
  • Climate Hysteria Aside, 2018 On Pace for Record Low Spending on Weather Disasters

    08/02/2018 10:08:39 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    Because climate alarmists tell us that, with climate change, instances of extreme weather will definitely increase, the amount of GDP spent on such weather disasters is one good way to tell if the alarmists are correct. Since 1990, the amount of GDP spent on weather disasters is trending downwards. That’s bad news for the climate alarmists. Climate alarmists face a serious challenge. Their predictions and models show disastrous times decades ahead but in order to keep the public both engaged in and afraid of climate change, they are forced to sensationalize current weather events to a, sometimes, ridiculous extent. Every...
  • California's Gov. Brown: Wildfires Are Evidence Of Changing Climate 'In Real Time'

    08/02/2018 7:13:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    NPR ^ | 08/02/2018 | Scott Neuman
    California Gov. Jerry Brown says his state is in "uncharted territory" with the current slew of intense wildfires and he warns that climate change has made the situation "part of our ordinary experience." "[The] predictions that I see, the more serious predictions of warming and fires to occur later in the century, 2040 or 2050, they're now occurring in real time," Brown said at a news conference on Wednesday in Sacramento. "You can expect that — unfortunately — to continue intensifying in California and throughout the Southwest. We are part of that process," he said. Brown said that only a...
  • Wednesday, we will have exhausted the resources of the Earth for 2018

    07/30/2018 12:50:24 PM PDT · by PROCON · 60 replies
    leparisien.fr ^ | July 30, 2018 | The Parisian with AFP
    **Translated from French by Google Translator**Humanity will have consumed on 1 August all the resources that nature can renew in one year, according to the NGO Global Footprint Network. Wednesday 1 st August will be the day "exceeded". The one where humanity has exhausted the resources that nature is able to renew in a year, according to the NGO Global Footprint Network. It is "the date when we will have used more trees, water, fertile soils, and fish than what the Earth can provide us in a year to feed, house, move, and emit more than carbon that oceans and...
  • Skip Talbot, The Tornado Chaser

    07/27/2018 4:09:55 PM PDT · by jcpryor · 10 replies
    The Chris Pryor Show ^ | 07/27/18 | Chris Pryor
    Tonight we are joined by Skip Talbot a tornado chaser. In addition to being a first class tornado chaser, Skip supports Storm Assist that comes to the aid of those harmed by severe storms. The site can be found at http://stormassist.org/. Skip’s personal website is also a gem and is found at www.skip.cc.
  • ‘Mass casualty incident’ reported at Table Rock Lake

    07/19/2018 7:32:11 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 35 replies
    Fox 2 St. Louis ^ | July 19 | Staff
    BRANSON, Mo. - First responders across southwest Missouri were called to the scene of a reported "mass casualty incident" at Table Rock Lake on Thursday after several people were thrown into the water.
  • Weird Doppler Radar out of Dallas TX

    07/19/2018 2:41:16 PM PDT · by Patriot777 · 80 replies
    Weather.gov ^ | 7/19/2018 4:36pm CDT | Patriot777
    Weird Doppler sounding over Dallas, maybe from temps above 110? Anyone?
  • Study: Climate change could kill your internet in 15 years

    07/17/2018 5:50:36 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 86 replies
    Fast Company ^ | July 17, 2018 | Melissa Locker
    Want to get a whole bunch of people to really, really care about climate change and rising sea levels? Tell them their internet is at risk. In a new study, researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of Oregon found that thousands of miles of buried fiber optic cable are at risk of drowning under the rising seas. This isn’t something that will happen in the distant future, but could be a reality in just 15 years, the study suggests. Better backup your Tumblr. The peer-reviewed study combined data from the Internet Atlas, the map that keeps track...
  • This Week in Weather Hurricane Season 2018

    07/17/2018 5:34:56 AM PDT · by Qiviut · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/17/2018 | Wxrisk
    The Wxrisk.com site is run by a local meteorologist in Virginia, Dave Tolleris, aka "DT". He does commercial forecasting for clients, with his 'products' being European Grain and Energy weather... Overseas (China Ukraine Russia India) Daily weather... Overseas weekly and 30 day reviews... US Grain forecasts... HDD and CDD forecasts...30 day forecasts... South America daily weather... 6-10 day and 11-15 energy forecasts... The Winter storm newsletter. DT contributes to the community with non-commercial forecasting for our local weather with his famous (because they're accurate!) snow forecasts and pointing out when it would be wise to pay attention to the weather...
  • Brain Study Finds People Actually Get Dumber During A Heat Wave

    07/12/2018 1:49:07 PM PDT · by BBell · 45 replies
    https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/ ^ | 7/12/18 | Brain, Chris Melore
    BOSTON, Mass. (CBS Local) – With many states dealing with record-high temperatures and massive heat waves, many people are probably sick of summer already. A new study says that your brain may hate the heat more than you do. Researchers at Harvard University have discovered that a person’s brain works 13 percent slower when it has to operate in extreme heat. According to their report in PLOS Medicine, scientists studied 44 college students living in Boston during a 2016 heat wave. That July heat wave was reportedly one of the hottest in the city’s history. 22 of the students lived...
  • Thailand cave rescue: ninth boy rescued as mission to free others continues – live

    07/10/2018 2:45:43 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 53 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 10 | Matthew Weaver
    Reuters has a little more detail: A tenth person was rescued on Tuesday from a flooded Thai cave complex where 12 boys and their soccer coach were trapped for more than two weeks, raising hopes all 13 would be out by the end of the day.
  • U.N. official calls for 'ark' to save world from global warming

    07/07/2018 5:34:47 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 43 replies
    WND ^ | July 7, 2018 | Bob Unruh
    A United Nations official is calling for an “ark” to save the world from global warming. Climate-change skeptic Marc Morano of the Climate Depot site noted Espinosa urged the world “to make the fundamental, transformative changes necessary” to fight “global warming.” The Vatican’s International Conference was titled “Saving our Common Home and the Future of Life on Earth.” “If we truly want to make the fundamental, transformative changes necessary to combat climate change, perhaps what we need then is not a physical ark, but an ark of ambition for #climateaction,” she said on social media. Espinosa echoed former U.N. climate...