Tag Archives: Climate

India’s devastating monsoon season is a sign of things to come as weather and poor planning combine

BENGALURU, India (AP) — Sanjay Chauhan has witnessed monsoon rains batter his home and farm in the Indian Himalayas this year with a magnitude and intensity he has never experienced before. “Buildings have collapsed, roads are broken, there have been so many landslides, including one that destroyed a large part of my orchard,” said the… Read More »

New York City is in its tropical climate era

The city is seeing rain patterns that look more like those in Miami or even Singapore, an official at The Atlantic Festival said. Gary Hershorn/Getty September 29, 2023, 3:24 pm ET New York City’s sewer system was built for the rains of yesteryear — when a notable storm could mean 1.75 inches of water per… Read More »

How did the Maui fire spread so quickly? Overgrown gully and stubborn embers could be key to investigating

Melted remains of an old car tire. Heavily burned trees. A charred stump of an abandoned utility pole. Investigators are examining this and other evidence as they try to solve the mystery of last month’s deadly wildfire on Maui: how a small fire, whipped by the wind, sparked by downed power lines and declared extinguished,… Read More »

The threat of wildfires is increasing. The same happens with new artificial intelligence solutions to combat them

LONDON (AP) — Wildfires fueled by climate change have Maui’s devastated communities for the Mediterranean this summer, killing many people, depleting firefighters and fueling the search for new solutions. Enter artificial intelligence. Firefighters and startups are using AI-enabled cameras to scan the horizon for signs of smoke. A German company is building a constellation of… Read More »

Why all signs point to an Australian summer of heat and fire

CNN – It’s still early spring in Australia and the country is already battling heat and fire, raising fears of a potentially devastating summer. Last weekend, more than 20 Sydney Marathon runners were hospitalized during a heatwave. Ski resorts, including Perisher, the country’s largest, closed early due to a lack of snow following Australia’s warmest… Read More »

Tropical Storm Ophelia is forecast to make landfall early Saturday off the North Carolina coast

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Tropical Storm Ophelia was expected to make landfall in North Carolina early Saturday morning, with the potential for damaging winds and dangerous water surges, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Life-threatening flooding caused by the weather system was forecast for parts of eastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia, the center said… Read More »

Leaders see hope in jointly combating deadly climate change and public health problems

NEW YORK (AP) — In trying to lessen the devastating impact of climate change, experts hope that attempts to improve the global public health system and sometimes-stalled efforts to contain global warming through collaboration they can combine – and create a better system for dealing with the problem along the way. Leaders of the World… Read More »

Atlantic Storm Lee brings strong winds and rain before forecasters cancel warnings in some areas

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Atlantic Storm Lee made landfall in near hurricane force on Saturday, bringing destructive winds, strong waves and torrential rain to New England and Maritime Canada. But authorities lifted some warnings for the region on Saturday night. The U.S. National Hurricane Center lifted a tropical storm warning for coastal Maine, while… Read More »

California lawsuit says oil giants misled public about climate, seeks funds for storm damage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The state of California has filed a lawsuit against some of the world’s largest oil and gas companies, alleging they misled the public about the risks of fossil fuels now blamed for climate change-related storms and wildfires that caused billions of dollars. in damage, officials said Saturday. The civil lawsuit filed… Read More »

Hurricane Lee’s path: Rain hits New England, Atlantic Canada as storm moves north

CNN – As rain reaches the coast of Massachusetts and Maine on Saturday, Hurricane Lee also threatens to bring damaging winds to parts of southeastern New England and Atlantic Canada. The most significant impacts in the US are the possibility of some coastal flooding and tropical storm-force winds off the New England coast, particularly in… Read More »