Category: Weather & Enviorment

Report: Climate Change Could Shrink the Economy and Kill Thousands

The federal report says climate change could shrink the economy and kill thousands. These findings run counter to Trump’s message that climate change is a hoax. A new US government report delivers a dire warning about climate change and its devastating impacts, saying the economy could lose hundreds of billions of dollars — or, in…

140mph Hurricane Bears Down on USA – 1 million Told to Evacuate [MAP]

TO WATCH THE WEATHER LIVE CLICK HERE Hurricane Florence is churning towards the US east coast, prompting authorities to order more than one million people to evacuate the path of the extremely dangerous storm forecasters said could soon intensify. Residents scrambled to flee as the Category 4 storm, with winds of 140 miles per hour,…

Volcano Continues to Threaten Homes on the Island of Hawai’i

More than two dozen homes have been destroyed by lava erupting from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island of Oahu. Reports from scientists indicate lava and toxic gas spewing more than 200 feet in the air from cracks in the ground. More than 1,700 people have fled their homes.  Here is what we know: Kilauea,…

Montecito Mudslide Death Toll Rises To 20 With 4 Others Missing

The death toll from last week’s Montecito mudslides in Southern California rose to at least 20 people on Sunday. The body of the latest victim, 30-year-old Pinit Sutthithepa, was found on Saturday afternoon. Police are still searching for at least four people in the area. One is Sutthithepa’s 2-year-old daughter, Lydia. Authorities said Sunday that…

L.A. Declares Emergency As 200K Evacuate SoCal Wildfires

Intense Santa Ana winds fueling powerful Southern California wildfires have forced the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people across the region, with some 50,000 acres affected by the blazes. California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in Ventura County, where more than 1,000 firefighters and others are trying to contain the fires that have…

Devastating Fires Rage On In Northern California, Killing 31

Northern California is still battling a cluster of wind-fueled wildfires that have spread across wine country north of San Francisco. Authorities said Thursday that at least 31 people have died in the fires, and hundreds are still missing. At least 3,500 structures are believed to have been destroyed, and several wineries have burned to the…

At Least 11 Dead, Dozens Missing In Devastating Fires North Of SF

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) issued an emergency proclamation for three counties north of San Francisco on Monday as firefighters struggled to contain some 25 wind-fueled blazes raging through wine country. Authorities said Tuesday that at least 11 people have died in the fires, more than 100 missing-person reports have been called in from Sonoma…

Hurricane Maria Leaves Puerto Rico Completely Without Power

Puerto Rico is completely without power after Hurricane Maria made landfall early Wednesday as a dangerous Category 4 storm, the first to strike the island since 1932. Early Thursday, Maria was a Category 3 hurricane nearing the Dominican Republic. In Puerto Rico, the hurricane ripped trees from the ground and caused widespread flooding, and more…

Mexico Hit By 7.1 Earthquake Leaving 216+ Dead

Rescuers searched for survivors through the night after Tuesday’s powerful earthquake shook Mexico City and surrounding states, killing scores and leaving many trapped under collapsed buildings. At least 216 people died in Mexico City — the country’s capital — and in the states of Puebla, Mexico and Morelos, officials said. Previously, authorities had said that…

Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall in Puerto Rico as a CAT4

UPDATE: Hurricane Maria made landfall Wednesday morning as a strong Category 4 storm in southeast Puerto Rico, near the city of Yabucoa, the National Hurricane Center said. At landfall, Maria had sustained winds of 155 mph, just 2 mph short of Category 5 status. It was the first Category 4 hurricane to make landfall in…

Irma Weakens To Tropical Storm Leaves Nearly 6 Million W/O Power

Nearly 6 million Florida residents were without electricity Monday morning—one of the biggest outages in U.S. history—as Hurricane Irma continued its record-breaking roar northward. As of 5 a.m., the National Hurricane Center said that even though Irma had dropped to Category 1 strength, there is still a danger of “life-threatening” wind, rain, and storm surge…

At Least 15 Dead After 8.1-Magnitude Quake Hits Mexico City

At least 15 people are reported dead after Mexico was rocked by an 8.1-magnitude earthquake—the strongest in 100 years—that struck off the country’s southern Pacific coast just before midnight Friday. Officials issued tsunami warnings for the Chiapas coast, fearing waves as high as 9 feet, but a series of pre-dawn tweets from President Enrique Peña…

Florida Braces For Hurricane Irma As It Barrels Through Caribbean

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) on Thursday warned residents of South Florida to be prepared for evacuation as Hurricane Irma, now a Category 4 storm, makes its way north. Irma pummeled the Turks and Caicos Islands Thursday night and early Friday with sustained winds of up to 155 miles per hour after raking the Dominican…

Hurricane Irma Nears Category 5, Florida and Puerto Rico Prepare

The National Hurricane Center warned of an “increasing chance” Hurricane Irma will affect the U.S. East Coast, as the intensifying Category 4 storm prompted emergency preparations in Florida and Puerto Rico. As of Tuesday morning, Irma was 320 miles east of the Leeward Islands with winds clocking 150 mph—just 7 mph away from reaching Category…

Report: Trump To Request $6 Billion In Emergency Harvey Funding

President Trump reportedly plans to request about $6 billion in emergency funding on Friday to deal with the fallout in flood-ravaged Texas. Two administration officials cited by Bloomberg late Thursday said the president is also considering tying the funding request to a measure increasing the U.S. debt limit in a bid to prevent a default.…

At Least 20 Dead, 13,000 Rescued In Texas As Harvey Lands In Louisiana

Tropical Storm Harvey made landfall again Wednesday morning, this time near Cameron, Louisiana, the National Hurricane Center said, bringing more rainfall to Louisiana after causing unprecedented flooding in Texas. Two new deaths were confirmed in Houston on Wednesday morning, raising the official storm death toll to 20, Texas officials said. In Houston, the main shelter…

FEMA Predicts 30,000 Texans Will Need Shelter In Harvey Aftermath

At a news conference Monday morning, FEMA Administrator Brock Long said that Tropical Storm Harvey will likely drive at least 30,000 people to temporary shelters as record floodwaters inundate Houston and a widening area of Texas. “This disaster’s going to be a landmark event,” Long said. More than 30 inches of rain have fallen in…

Potentially ‘Catastrophic’ Harvey Now Category 4 Hurricane

UPDATE: Potentially ‘Catastrophic’ Harvey Now Major Category 4 Hurricane A South Texas children’s hospital has begun airlifting its sickest infants out of the path of Hurricane Harvey and several counties have ordered mandatory evacuations amid fears the “life-threatening” storm due to hit Friday as a Category 3 will wreak devastation. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE…

Tropical Storm Harvey Strengthens As It Approaches Texas

BREAKING: UPDATE… Harvey is expected to make landfall as a Category 3 hurricane. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE LIVESTREAM Tropical Depression Harvey in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico strengthened into a tropical storm on Wednesday, with top sustained winds of 40 miles per hour. Now-Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to continue growing more powerful as…

Where & When to See the Solar Eclipse on Monday Aug 21st, 2017

On Monday August 21, a solar eclipse will cut across the entire United States. Even though the “totality”, the area where the sun is completely blocked out by the moon is only 70 miles wide, the whole country (even Alaska and Hawaii) will experience a partial eclipse. This will be the first total eclipse in…

Tropical Storm Emily Forms In The Gulf Of Mexico Off Coast Of Florida

Tropical Storm Emily formed Monday morning just west of Tampa, and is expected to move inland across the state, the National Hurricane Center said. Emily’s maximum sustained winds increased to near 45 mph as of 8 a.m. ET. Little change in strength is forecast until landfall occurs later Monday. Tropical-storm force winds extend up to…

Congress Uncovered Another Possible Sessions-Kislyak Meeting

Congressional investigators are looking into whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions had yet another undisclosed meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the 2016 presidential campaign, Democratic and Republican aides and intelligence officials told CNN Wednesday. They are specifically trying to determine if a private meeting took place between Sessions and Kislyak on April 26, 2016,…

Trump Has Decided To Withdraw U.S. From Paris Climate Deal

President Trump has decided to withdraw from the landmark Paris Climate Agreement signed by President Obama in 2015, two people familiar with the decision told Axios. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is reportedly hammering out the details. “They’re deciding on whether to initiate a full, formal withdrawal — which could take three years — or exit…

March For Science Protests Assemble In Washington, Worldwide

Thousands of people are expected to protest Saturday in Washington, D.C., and in cities around the world in March for Science events timed for Earth Day. The rallies are intended to promote popular interest in science, recognize scientific achievements, and protest the Trump administration’s proposed cuts to research funding as well as policy-making around issues…

Trump Issues Permit For Keystone XL Pipeline

The Trump administration on Friday issued a permit for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline to be built, effectively reversing the previous White House’s decision to reject the plans two years ago. According to the Associated Press, the U.S. State Department, in reviewing the project plans, decided the pipeline would be in “the national interest,” despite…

Flights, School Canceled As Winter Storm Hits Northeast

Airlines canceled thousands of flights on Monday as the Northeast braced for a fast-moving winter storm expected to hit parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut with up to two feet of snow by early Wednesday. The storm, Stella, began hitting the East Coast from Washington, D.C., to New York with ice and…