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Tropical storm Nate kills dozens in Central America, heads for US

Tropical storm Nate kills dozens in Central America, heads for US

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Tropical Storm Nate has killed at least 22 people in Central America as it pummeled the region with heavy rain while heading toward Mexico's Caribbean resorts and the US Gulf Coast, where it could strike as a hurricane this weekend. In Nicaragua, at least 11 people died on Thursday, seven others were reported missing and thousands had to evacuate homes because of flooding, said the country's vice president Rosario Murillo.   Emergency officials in Costa Rica reported that at least eight people were killed due to the lashing rain, including two children. Another 17 people were missing, while more than 7000 had to take refuge from Nate in shelters, authorities said. Two youths also drowned in Honduras due to the sudden swell in a river, while a man was killed in a mud slide
The Indian River drains out for the first time revealing incredible ancient secrets

The Indian River drains out for the first time revealing incredible ancient secrets

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For the first time in history, a combination of drought and overconsumption of water have pushed the river in India, the Shamala river in Karnataka to its limits, revealing under its bank secrets that have shocked the archaeological community. The receding river has revealed the presence of thousands of Shiva Lingas which were carved in the distant past along the river bed. For more incredible HD photo's, follow link .. http://ewao.com/2015/12/16/the-indian-river-drains-out-for-the-first-time-revealing-incredible-ancient-secrets/
NASCAR Tracks Open Camp Grounds To Irma Refugees

NASCAR Tracks Open Camp Grounds To Irma Refugees

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Wednesday both Atlanta Motor Speedway, and Talladega Super Speedway announced that they are opening their camp grounds to those seeking refuge from Hurricane Irma. At both locations they are offering hot showers, restrooms, and camp grounds suitable for RVs and tents.  Grass areas, and gravel areas are noted. Press Release from Talladega Super Speedway Press Release from Atlanta Motor Speedway https://youtu.be/mt6WlOMhwLA
Fatal Plane Crash In Murray County, Georgia

Fatal Plane Crash In Murray County, Georgia

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Late Saturday evening, reports of a crash involving a small, twin-engine plane out of Tennessee crashed in Chatsworth, Georgia. Chatsworth is located in Murray County. Authorities have confirmed that there four on the aircraft and none of them survived. The Sheriff of Murray County says that there was heavy rain in the area prior to the crash, and he has contacted the Federal Aviation Administration. There is still a Flash Flood Watch in affect in the area until 10:00pm EST. Initial reports to authorities noted the plane was on fire before it came down.   Captured scanner feed below.   https://youtu.be/3DigMAnvWXc    
Atmospheric scientists wrap up winter cloud-seeding project in southwestern Idaho

Atmospheric scientists wrap up winter cloud-seeding project in southwestern Idaho

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Results to offer insights into snowfall and water resource availability in the U.S. West. Can cloud seeding -- dispersing particles into the air with the aim of increasing precipitation -- increase snowfall? This winter, a team of researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) conducted a cloud-seeding project in southwestern Idaho to try to answer that question. Cloud seeding is a process by which silver iodide is released into the clouds from a plane or by ground-based generators. The silver iodide particles provide surfaces on which ice nuclei can form, leading to snow. "I was surprised at the characteristics of the clouds in Idaho," says Jeff French, a University of Wyoming (UW) atmospheric scientist and principal investigator of the project, called SNOWIE (Seede...
Melting Snow Contains A Toxic Cocktail Of Pollutants

Melting Snow Contains A Toxic Cocktail Of Pollutants

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With spring finally here and warmer temperatures just around the corner, snow will slowly melt away, releasing us from the clutches of winter. However, that's not the only thing that the melting snow will release. Researchers from McGill University and École de technologie supérieure in Montreal have found that urban snow accumulates a toxic cocktail from car emissions -- pollutants that are in turn unleashed into the environment as the weather warms up. "We found that snow absorbs certain polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons which are organic pollutants known to be toxic and carcinogenic," says Yevgen Nazarenko, a postdoctoral researcher working with Parisa A. Ariya, professor at McGill's Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and Department of Chemistry, and collaborating with Prof
Summary: H.R.353 – 115th Congress (2017-2018)

Summary: H.R.353 – 115th Congress (2017-2018)

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This bill authorizes a number of programs to enhance weather forecasting and alerts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA's Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research must conduct a program to improve forecasting of weather events and their effects, with a special focus on highimpact weather events. The National Weather Service must collect and utilize information to make reliable and timely foundational forecasts of subseasonal and seasonal temperature andprecipitation. Subseasonal forecasting is forecasting weather between two weeks and three months and seasonal forecasting is between three months and two years. The bill provides for technology transfers between the National Weather Service and private sector weather companies and universities to im...
Chile floods: Millions Without Access to Drinking Water

Chile floods: Millions Without Access to Drinking Water

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At least 3 people have died and 19 others are missing after heavy rains struck in central and northern Chile over the weekend. The heavy rains, unusual for this time of year in Chile, caused flooding and mudslides, blocking roads and leaving communities isolated. The heavy rains also caused problems for the urban water systems in the Metropolitan region including the country’s capital, Santiago. Increased turbidity in the Maipo River prompted water company Aguas Andinas to cut water supply from early 26 February, affecting around 1,440,000 people in 33 communes of the Metropolitan region. Businesses and schools have been closed as a result of lack of water supply. Authorities declared a Red Alert for the Province of Santiago and the communes of San Bernardo and Puente Alto for the in