User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: Extreme Weather
Last updated: Feb 16 2019 06:27 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Frost depth increasing; light snow Sunday 16.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Another snowy dusting Sunday.
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More snow in California than Boston? ‘Bonkers’ winter continues with approaching storm 16.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California is known as a land of sunshine. But, for the extreme weather that has accompanied the West’s colder months, California might as well be called the snowy state.

A series of winter storms has brought record-breaking rainfall and dropped snow levels dramatically across the state, causing...

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Measuring the costs of climate change 15.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Plus, a climate-change arts event.
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Climate Change Set to Bring More Extreme Weather 7.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
There is some good news, however—sea level rise won't be quite as bad as expected.
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Along the Coasts, Communities Gird for Rising Seas 3.2.2019 Wall St. Journal: US Business
State officials along the East and Gulf Coasts are pushing for projects worth billions of dollars to protect populous coastal regions from rising oceans and extreme weather.
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Winter weather may be factor in Chaska woman's death 2.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A woman who was found dead outside a vehicle after a crash in Carver County may have been a victim of the weather.
Why did Xcel ask its customers to keep things chilly in the deep freeze? 1.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Why did Xcel need to ask its customers across the state to lower their thermostats at a time when air temperatures across the state dropped into the minus 20s and wind chills were significantly lower? It comes down to distribution -- and pressure.
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Are school districts going 'soft'? Cold spell stirs debate 1.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Some parents said schools should be closed entirely due to temperatures near or below zero degrees. With little snow on the ground, others questioned why schools should be affected at all.
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Why climate change cost the U.S. $160 billion last year 31.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The world's biggest insurers say climate change is costing us billions.
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Senate Democrats Seek Better Oversight of Financial Sector's Climate Risks 29.1.2019 Wall St. Journal: Policy
A group of 20 senators issued a letter urging U.S. regulators to assess banks’ and other financial institutions’ preparedness for disruptions caused by extreme weather brought on by climate change.
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If You Thought the Polar Vortex Was Bad, What’s Happening Now Is Genuinely Shocking 28.1.2019 Mother Jones
A deadly cold snap is hitting the Midwest, plunging roughly 200 million people into one of the most frigid weeks on record. Parts of Iowa, Minnesota, and Illinois will see temperatures plunge up to 50 degrees below normal, raising fears of frostbite and hypothermia for any residents venturing outdoors. The drastic cooling event, which forecasters have dubbed “Barney” because […]
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A Carbon Tax in Washington State Seemed Like a Sure Thing. What Went Wrong? 23.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Early on election night, as a drizzly dusk settled over Seattle, I made my way to the Arctic Club, a hotel decorated with explorers’ maps and a fake polar bear—a fitting place to await the results on Washington’s carbon tax […]
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Black Arrow: UK space rocket returns home from Australia 21.1.2019 BBC News - Science & Environment
The Black Arrow projectile had lain at its crash landing site in the outback for more than 48 years.
Mountain High and Mt. Baldy close, as do roads in Yosemite 18.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Earlier storms had brought snow to Southern California’s ski resorts, but on Thursday a wet storm moved in, bringing both rain and high winds. Mountain High in Wrightwood and Mt. Baldy ski resorts temporarily closed Thursday, citing the wet weather and winds.

The picture was very different for...

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We’ll Be Less Prepared to Deal With Extreme Weather This Year Thanks to the Shutdown 17.1.2019 Mother Jones
On Monday, dozens of regional and state emergency managers were scheduled to convene in Miami for a weeklong course preparing them for the upcoming extreme weather season. The annual “Emergency Management Institute,” as it is formally called, is the main way federal authorities train their state and local counterparts on the basics of navigating deadly […]
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2018 was a milestone year for climate science (if not politics) 28.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
2018 saw a string of more precise — and dire — assessments that a warming climate is affecting the weather. That didn't keep President Trump and others from questioning those scientific conclusions.
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Afghan presidential election delayed by three months 26.12.2018 BBC: Front Page
A new date in mid-July or early August is to be announced on Thursday, sources tell the BBC.
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This Year’s Extreme Weather Showed That the Pentagon Is Not Ready for Climate Change 21.12.2018 Mother Jones
One year after President Donald Trump took office, his Defense Department released a survey cataloging the ways climate change has affected thousands of military installations across the globe. Even though Congress had asked the Pentagon to conduct the survey, it was still politically sensitive given the commander-in-chief’s well-publicized views on the subject, which include refusing to acknowledge its existence and expressing contempt for anyone who expects […]
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Here’s how California can use fire to solve its wildfire problem 20.12.2018 LA Times: Science

If California wants to get out in front of its wildfire problem, scientists have some clear but counterintuitive advice: Start more forest fires.

Decades of research shows that lighting fires under safe conditions not only clears out the dead plants and thick underbrush that fuel many severe wildfires,...

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'Major incident' as lorries topple on Larne to Cairnryan ferry 18.12.2018 BBC: Front Page
A number of vehicles tip over on the service between Larne and Cairnryan in "extreme weather conditions".
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