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  • Five Homeless People Rescued from Flooded San Jose Golf Course

    On Tuesday, fire crews rescued five homeless people from the Los Lagos Golf Course in San Jose after a swollen creek flooded the area. A series of storms in the South Bay, combined with runoff from nearby hills and water spilling from the Anderson Reservoir has overwhelmed Coyote Creek, triggering a swift-moving torrent of water to flow right through the golf course. Rescue crews waded through waist deep water to save those stranded at a homeless encampment along the Coyote Creek river, including two who were inside a tent on the third hole tee box. One rescued man said he...
  • Vietnam Vet Lost His Purple Heart as Thieves Swept Into the Oroville Dam Evacuation Zone

    02/21/2017 4:52:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | FEBRUARY 17, 2017 | Sam Stanton
    Authorities are investigating a series of looting incidents in neighborhoods evacuated this week during the Oroville Dam crisis, with residents reporting the thefts of cash and credit cards. One Vietnam veteran had nearly two dozen military medals stolen from his Yuba City home. At least six people have been detained so far in various incidents, and authorities say they still are investigating some reports. Among the victims was Mike Pomeroy, 69, a Vietnam veteran who left his Yuba City home Sunday with his wife, Gaylene, after the evacuation was ordered, then returned to find he had lost nearly two dozen...
  • Every 200 years California suffers a storm of biblical proportions — this year’s rains are just...

    02/21/2017 10:02:22 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 48 replies
    The Verge ^ | Feb 21, 2017, 11:15am EST | Rachel Becker
    California has seen worse: massive floods have swept through the state about every 200 years for at least the past 2,000 years, climate scientists Michael Dettinger and Lynn Ingram recount in a 2013 article. The most recent was a series of storms that lasted for a near-biblical 43 days between 1861 and 1862, creating a vast lake where California’s Central Valley had been. Floodwaters drowned thousands of people, hundreds of thousands of cattle, and forced the state’s government to move from Sacramento to San Francisco. More than 150 years have passed since California’s last, great flood — and a team...
  • 4 killed, 24 wounded in holiday weekend city shootings so far (Chicago)

    02/20/2017 6:37:55 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Despite unseasonably warm temperatures that can lead to more people being outside — and, thus, more violence — the number of people killed and wounded in shootings citywide is slightly down from last year. Four people have been killed and at least 24 more wounded, including two 13-year-old boys, in South and West side shootings since 6 p.m. Friday, according to Chicago Police.
  • 260 Drought Maps Show California's Deep Drought and Current Recovery

    02/17/2017 11:56:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 2/17 | Kyle Kim and Thomas Suh Lauder
    Persistent precipitation in recent months have significantly improved California's drought conditions, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Extreme to exceptional drought – the most severe levels – have been virtually lifted in the entire state since it first appeared on Jan. 24, 2014.
  • Glory, Be! Lake Berryessa's Glory Hole Is Spilling Over

    02/17/2017 5:27:44 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    San Fracisco Chronicle ^ | Friday, February 17, 2017 | Amy Graff
    Lake Berryessa's Glory Hole is spilling over for the first time in 10 years. The reservoir two hours north of San Francisco reached full capacity and an elevation level of 440 feet Friday at 6 a.m., and began spilling, according to U.S. Bureau of Reclamation spokesperson Janet Sierzputowski. The unique spillway operates similarly to a bathtub drain
  • Strongest storm in years taking aim at Southern California

    02/17/2017 7:44:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    LA Times ^ | February 17, 2017 | Hailey Branson-Potts
    The storm is expected to dump up to 6 inches of rain on Los Angeles County beaches and valleys and 5 to 10 inches on south-facing foothills and coastal mountain slopes, according to the National Weather Service . A flash flood watch has been issued for Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties from Friday morning through Saturday morning.
  • Flooding Concerns Heightened in South Bay as Full Anderson Reservoir Expected to Overflow

    02/16/2017 12:20:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Feb 15, 2017 | Bob Redell and Brendan Weber
    Rising water filling up Santa Clara County's Anderson Reservoir, which was 99.3 percent full as of Wednesday, is expected to flow over the dam's spillway as a result of this week's impending storms. Unlike the potentially catastrophic situation with Lake Oroville's emergency spillway, the Anderson Reservoir's operational spillway is not at risk of failure, according to Santa Clara Valley Water District officials. Despite that good news, officials in Santa Clara County are warning residents living along Coyote Creek and near Kelley Park to be on the lookout for potential flooding. Water officials for the past month have been releasing water...
  • Sierra Club pushing abortion as population control to ‘save the environment’

    02/15/2017 3:09:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Cornwall Alliance ^ | February 6, 2017 | Mary Kay Barton
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson interviewed the Sierra Club’s Executive Director, Michael Brune, on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Feb 2, 2017. Carlson, a former Sierra Club member himself, dove right into asking Brune the tough questions. Puzzled by some of the Sierra Club’s recent position statements on such varied topics as President Trump’s border wall, the women’s march, abortion, and transgender bathrooms, Carlson asked Mr. Brune why the Sierra Club was veering away from protecting the environment to taking positions on the unrelated issues. For those who still naively believe that the Sierra Club is focused on protecting the environment, Brune’s...
  • A massive lake of molten carbon the size of Mexico is discovered under the US, and it could cause…

    02/15/2017 6:25:52 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 97 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 08:07 EST, 15 February 2017 | Tim Collins
    A huge well of molten carbon that would spell disaster for the planet if released has been found under the US. Scientists using the world’s largest array of seismic sensors have mapped a deep-Earth area, covering 700,000 sq miles (1.8 million sq km). This is around the size of Mexico, and researchers say it has the potential to cause untold environmental damage. The discovery could change our understanding of how much carbon the Earth contains, suggesting it is much more than we previously believed. …
  • Erosion at the end of the Homer Spit is speeding up

    02/14/2017 8:13:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Walk out past the parking lot onto the end of the Homer Spit in front of Land's End Resort and you'll see some changes have occurred over the winter. While the sand all along the Spit shifts with each season, this year is nothing if not dramatic as substantial amounts of sand have been swept away. The area on the northeast side of the Spit near the ferry terminal has changed the most. What was, only two years ago, a berm followed by a gradual beach reaching the water now features a sharp drop down to the water and has...
  • Oroville Dam: Feds and state officials ignored warnings 12 years ago

    02/13/2017 5:48:06 AM PST · by Sons of Union Vets · 89 replies
    The Mercury News ^ | February 12, 2017 | Paul Rogers
    More than a decade ago, federal and state officials and some of California’s largest water agencies rejected concerns that the massive earthen spillway at Oroville Dam — at risk of collapse Sunday night and prompting the evacuation of 185,000 people — could erode during heavy winter rains and cause a catastrophe. Three environmental groups — the Friends of the River, the Sierra Club and the South Yuba Citizens League — filed a motion with the federal government on Oct. 17, 2005, as part of Oroville Dam’s relicensing process, urging federal officials to require that the dam’s emergency spillway be armored...
  • Winter Storm Warnings for all of CNY Sunday and Monday

    02/11/2017 4:37:47 PM PST · by metmom · 44 replies
    WSYR ^ | Feb 11, 2017
    The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning effective 7:00 A.M. Sunday morning until 1:00 P.M. Monday afternoon for Chenango, Cortland, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Northern Cayuga, Northern Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Seneca, Southern Cayuga, Southern Oneida, Tompkins and Wayne counties. A storm system is forecast to move eastward out of the Ohio Valley this weekend and rapidly strengthen off of the Northeast US coast Sunday into Monday. Initially, some rain/freezing rain is possible in central New York Sunday, but as the storm strengthens, colder air will be drawn southward into our area. This will change the rain to snow....
  • VIDEO: Highway 35 in Los Gatos Shut Down, Roadway Gone

    02/11/2017 2:00:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    KRON ^ | February 10, 2017, | Aaron Pero
    Highway 35 in Los Gatos is shut down, a portion of the roadway at Las Cumbres Road is gone. Highway 35 has been completely washed away near mile marker 10.47 in Santa Cruz County, according to the California Highway Patrol. The ground gave-way Friday. The CHP sent this tweet out Friday afternoon:
  • Water Flowing Over Emergency Spillway at Lake Oroville For First Time Since 1968

    02/11/2017 10:39:19 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Officials say water has begun flowing over the emergency spillway at Lake Oroville for the first time since it opened in 1968 in Northern California's Butte County. A spokesman for California's Department of Water Resources says water began flowing over the emergency spillway around 8 a.m. Saturday. Officials had been hoping to avoid using the emergency spillway because it could cause trees to fall
  • Orinda Homeowner On Mudslide: ‘I Thought It Was Thunder’

    02/09/2017 10:33:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | February 9, 2017 | Don Ford
    A homeowner in Orinda on Thursday described the terrifying experience of having a massive mudslide come crashing through his house, leaving it damaged to the point where county officials red-tagged it. When it happened last Tuesday morning, Orinda resident Paul Vittimberga thought he was hearing a different storm-related sound outside his house on Van Tassel Lane. “I thought it was thunder at first,” Vittimberga. He remained remarkably calm when the slide initially hit. He said while it was small at first, the slide quickly became far bigger. “Then there was a much larger slide that came through the office. I...
  • California may be long overdue for a mega flood

    02/09/2017 9:25:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | February 7, 2017 | Paul Deanno
    It appears California has come out of the drought, with a fury. Atmospheric rivers, more commonly known as Pineapple Express storms, fueled by Hawaiian tropical waters, have pounded the Bay Area, and the state, with rain. But this is not new. Over 100 years ago California was in the same boat, literally. The rain started to fall just before Christmas, and it didn’t let up for over 40 days. The Central Valley became a lake. It was 1862. Leland Stanford was sworn in as California’s 8th governor. But he wouldn’t start his term in Sacramento because California’s capitol city, along...
  • Hit back at Global Warmers with these CO2 facts (Vanity)

    02/09/2017 5:57:55 PM PST · by Trteamer · 38 replies
    Trteamer | 2-9-17 | Trteamer
    I am sick and tired of the Eco-profiteers using CO2 as the climate boogeyman to fleece our pockets and brainwash our youth. Carbon footprint this and offset credits that, what a bunch of hogwash. Get your facts straight folks and hit back with these figures....
  • 'Everything's Being Destroyed':Woman Pleads on Facebook Live After Mudslide Destroys Property

    02/08/2017 1:22:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Feb. 8, 2017 | Lisa Fernandez
    'Everything's Being Destroyed': Los Gatos Woman Pleads for Help on Facebook Live After Mudslide Destroys PropertyThree homes owned by one family on an off-the-grid Los Gatos, California property were devastated in a “massive mudslide” during heavy storms on Tuesday, and a daughter who lives there used Facebook Live to plead for help. “Everything’s being destroyed,” Jennifer Ray, 32, a stay-at-home mom, is heard saying on the 7:47 a.m. post, her voice teary and frantic. “The dogs are trapped in the car. Oh my God.” In an interview on Wednesday with NBC Bay Area, Ray said she didn’t know what else...
  • Heroic Good Samaritan Rescues Driver After Livermore Creek Plunge

    02/08/2017 1:05:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | February 8, 2017
    The California Highway Patrol on Wednesday praised the heroism of a Livermore man who helped save the life of a driver whose car ended up underwater in creek off Highland Road Tuesday. At 2:45 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, CHP officers were dispatched from the Dublin office to a call of an accident on Highland Road near Collier Canyon Road in Livermore. The arrived to find a 1996 Toyota Corolla upside down in a creek that runs alongside Highland Road. The driver, a 20-year-old male, had been traveling east on Highland Road and lost control while negotiating a curve in the roadway....
  • New Orleans Tornado Aftermath 2-7-17

    02/07/2017 1:10:01 PM PST · by Trumpnation · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/7/17 | JR
    Footage from a devastated neighborhood where at least three tornadoes touched down in and around Eastern New Orleans on Tuesday as severe thunderstorms destroyed homes and dropped ping pong ball-size hail, the National Weather Service said.
  • North Atlantic Storm With Hurricane-Force Winds Produces Extraordinary Satellite Images

    02/06/2017 11:01:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Weather.com ^ | Feb 6 2017 | Chris Dolce
    A powerful low-pressure system with hurricane-force winds intensified over the north Atlantic Ocean Sunday and Monday, resulting in extraordinary imagery from satellites in space. Winds in the intense non-tropical cyclone were estimated to be at least 90 mph late Sunday, said NOAA's Ocean Prediction Center, which also analyzed the storm with a central pressure as low as 932 millibars Monday morning. In general, a lower atmospheric pressure correlates with a more intense storm. For reference, the lowest central pressure of last October's Hurricane Matthew was 934 millibars. Despite the similar pressure at its peak, wind speeds in non-tropical cyclones such...
  • Ras Al Khaimah Sees Snow; Naturally a Snowman Gets Built

    02/06/2017 11:44:13 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The National ^ | February 5, 2017 | Evelyn Lau
    Well here’s something you don’t see every day in the Emirates. This past weekend, we were dealt with some unusual weather with high winds, cold temperatures, and drops of rain appearing. However, up in Jebal Jais in Ras Al Khaimah, something else happened. Temperatures became so low that the emirate actually saw snow. With temperatures dipping to -1.1 degrees Celsius, could we blame those in the area for not wanting to have a little fun? In a series of tweets posted on February 3, we are perhaps introduced to the UAE’s most adorable snowman, waving a UAE flag with a...
  • Video: Man Starts Fire in Car to Stay Warm in Saudi Arabia

    02/05/2017 3:00:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    Al Arabiya News ^ | Sunday, 5 February 2017 | Staff writeR
    Twitter users circulated a video of a young man driving while burning fire in a container inside the car to stay warm in Saudi Arabia. Many users criticized the man's recklessness and called on relevant authorities to arrest him and punish him. The Saudi kingdom has witnessed a decrease in temperatures in recent days. The General Authority of Meteorology & Environmental Protection expected the cold wave to recede on Sunday. Social media users have circulated photos of lakes, valleys and corals freezing as a result of the cold.
  • WATCH: In Hawaii, A 'Firehose' Of Lava Pours Into The Ocean

    02/02/2017 3:10:54 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    NPR ^ | February 2, 2017 | Merrit Kennedy
    Researchers in Hawaii have captured dramatic footage of a "firehose" of red-hot lava plummeting down a cliff into the Pacific Ocean, sending fragments of lava and clouds of gray smoke into the sky. It's coming from the big island's Kilauea volcano, which has been erupting since January 1983. On New Year's Day, about 21 acres of rock from the Komokuna lava delta collapsed. After that, "the exposed lava tube continued to feed a cascade of molten rock down the steep sea cliff," according to the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. That's what we're looking at now. Follow USGS Volcanoes @USGSVolcanoes #Kilauea...
  • Georgia groundhog predicts early spring

    02/02/2017 5:34:11 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 8 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | February 2, 2017 | Lauren Foreman
    If the state’s most famous rodent, Gen. Beauregard Lee, is to be trusted, spring will come early and the Atlanta Falcons will win the Super Bowl. Gen. Lee wiggled awake at Gwinnett County’s Yellow River Game Ranch early Thursday to find no shadow, meaning an early spring.
  • Monster winter storm expected to churn up 50-foot waves in the open Atlantic

    01/31/2017 3:15:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 30, 2017 | Angela Fritz
    A monster winter storm is taking shape along the East Coast this week, and the National Weather Service is calling for 50-foot waves in the Atlantic by Tuesday. That’s not just a shot-in-the-dark — if you add up all of the forecast data, there’s over a 90 percent chance that wave heights will exceed 30 feet. This storm is the same trough of low pressure that dipped into the Mid-Atlantic on Sunday and dropped a few inches of snow in the D.C. area. On Monday morning, the storm was just 1005 millibars — barely a low pressure system at all. But...
  • It's Spring time in East Tennessee

    01/30/2017 5:42:01 AM PST · by bert · 27 replies
    01-30-17 | bert
    As I sit here looking out over the back yard, I see at least 40 robins that are migrating north en masse. I suppose they are telling us something. It seems that the winter of 2017 will never happen. The robins are moving north in January to get an early start on spring. Down the street on severely sloping ground, a neighbor years ago planted some crocus bulbs. The plant found it's desired habitat and has spread all over. There are hundreds and hundreds of the pale lavender flowers now. They began to bloom early last week and are now...
  • In pictures: Incredible UFO cloud spotted in Sweden

    01/27/2017 1:46:29 PM PST · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 1-27-17 | Staff
    A mysterious UFO-shaped cloud baffled skiers when it appeared in the sky over Sweden. The bizarre cloud floated in the sky over ski resorts Åre and Duved on Thursday, prompting some to speculate that Martians had arrived for a day on the slopes. Many rushed to take pictures of the unusual phenomenon and posted them on social media. "I thought it was pretty cool," one of them, Elvira Kuper, told broadcaster SVT. Experts explained it was a so-called lenticular cloud, which forms over mountain peaks when the air is forced to rise as it hits the hillside. As it cools...
  • Activists Announce People’s Climate March

    01/26/2017 2:16:57 PM PST · by PROCON · 61 replies
    HUFFPO ^ | Jan. 25, 2017 | Ryan Grenoble
    Mark your calendars for April 29.A coalition of multiple organizations is seeking to mobilize crowds in major cities to demonstrate against President Donald Trump’s environmental policies. It’s the latest action following the Women’s March on Saturday, which, if the Metro’s trip count is any measure, had a bigger showing than Trump’s Inauguration in Washington D.C. a day earlier. On Wednesday, The Sierra Club, one of the organizations that’s involved, announced it will sponsor a “People’s Climate March” on April 29, 2017, in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere around the country.
  • Donald Trump tells Detroit auto CEOs that environmental regulations are ‘out of control’

    01/24/2017 5:32:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 24 2017 at 6:36 PM | Steven Overly
    President Trump told leaders of the country’s largest automakers Tuesday that he will curtail “unnecessary” environmental regulations and make it easier to build plants in the United States, changes that he expects will shore up the manufacturing jobs he repeatedly promised to voters on the campaign trail. After weeks of taunting the automotive industry over Twitter, Trump made a point to meet with the chief executives of General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler just days into his term. He has pressured the companies to build more vehicles in the United States and hire more Americans into manufacturing jobs. …
  • Danish Think Tank: $9B Cloud Project Could Prevent All 21st Century Global Warming

    01/24/2017 5:04:14 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 24, 2017 | 2:28 PM EST | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Instead of collectively spending $100 billion annually under the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement to combat global warming, developed nations should consider investing just $9 billion in a marine cloud whitening project that could prevent global warming for the rest of the 21st century, according to Bjorn Lomborg, director of a Danish think tank. Marine cloud whitening mimics the effects of a volcanic eruption by inserting salt particles into the atmosphere to make clouds denser so they reflect more sunlight back into space. “Spending just $9 billion on 1,900 seawater-spraying boats could prevent all the global warming set to occur this...
  • New website gives you the real deal on sea level rise and rates

    01/22/2017 9:41:14 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 27 replies
    https://wattsupwiththat.com/ ^ | January 21, 2017 | Anthony Watts
    New analysis and graphing tools for sea-level data at SeaLevel.infoGuest essay by David Burtonhttp://www.SeaLevel.info now has interactive regression analysis (line/curve fitting) and visualization (graphing) tools available for mean sea level (MSL) measurements from over 1200 tide gauges, plus spreadsheets which combine various subsets of that data. This article is intended as a primer, for how to use these new tools.But first, a few notes:Note #1: This is a work in progress. I already have a large “to-do list,” but suggestions & corrections are nevertheless very welcome.Note #2: These tools are my free contribution to the community. There’s no charge...
  • Trump's victory creates uncertainty for wind and solar power

    01/22/2017 3:27:09 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 77 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 22, 2017 12:27 PM EST | Cathy Bussewitz and Geoff Mulvihill
    President Donald Trump has disputed climate change, pledged a revival of coal and disparaged wind power, and his nominee to head the Energy Department was once highly skeptical of the agency’s value. What this means for states’ efforts to promote renewable energy is an open question. States that are pushing for greater reliance on wind and solar power are not quite sure what to expect as Trump takes over. Many of them depend heavily on federal renewable-energy tax credits, grants and research, much of which comes from the Energy Department. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Trump’s pick to lead the...
  • Evacuations ordered as biggest storm in years moves into Southern California (drought over)

    01/22/2017 11:06:26 AM PST · by PilotDave · 37 replies
    LA times ^ | Elmahrk and Serna
    The National Weather Service is warning that the storm hitting Southern California on Sunday could be the strongest since 2010, prompting at least two cities in burn-scarred areas to issue evacuation notices in advance of heavy rain, flooding and possible mudslides. Light rain was falling across the region Sunday morning, with more intense rain expected as the day progresses. The heaviest rain was expected Sunday afternoon and evening.
  • In case you missed it...

    01/21/2017 9:39:21 PM PST · by jonno · 21 replies
    In case you were wondering, Donald J. Trump was in fact inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. Video at the link...
  • The forecast won’t budge — rain seems inevitable for Trump’s inauguration

    01/18/2017 10:31:41 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 61 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 18, 2017 | Angela Fritz
    The forecast has become more certain that Friday is going to be cloudy, damp and cool for President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony and the subsequent parade. Given the crowds and tight security at the event, we’re recommending raincoats and ponchos instead of umbrellas — even for the nonticketed areas. If you’re heading downtown Friday, expect temperatures to be in the 40s. The high looks like it will be in the upper 40s — maybe 50 degrees on the nose — but that’s not going to feel warm with showers and gray, cloudy skies. Dress warmly with a waterproof outer layer,...
  • Study: Climate Change Could Steal Picture-Perfect Days

    01/18/2017 6:52:18 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 33 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 1/18/17 | AP
    Global warming is going to steal away some of those postcard-perfect weather days in the future, according to a first-of-its-kind projection of nice weather. On average, Earth will have 10 fewer days of mild and mostly dry weather by the end of the century, the researchers estimate. Some places will get more days perfect for picnics or outdoor weddings, while other places will lose a lot. Rio de Janeiro, Miami and much of Africa are big losers, while Europe and Seattle will gain nicer weather. “It’s the type of weather where you can go outside and do something fun,” said...
  • Oslo to temporarily ban diesel vehicles

    01/16/2017 10:36:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 16 January 2017 10:13 CET+01:00 | NTB/The Local
    Beginning on Tuesday, diesel vehicles will be banned from driving on Oslo streets because of acute levels of dangerous air pollution. On both Monday and Tuesday, weather forecasts call for cold weather and very little wind, conditions likely to cause high levels of exhaust pollution over large areas of the city. Therefore the City of Oslo will for the first time ever implement a ban on diesel vehicles on municipal roads. On Tuesday, the ban will be in effect from 6am to 10pm. It will remain in effect during those same hours for as long as air pollution levels are...
  • “Pizza Business Has Always Been Called a Disaster Business,” OK Pizza RestS. Prepare for Weather

    01/15/2017 5:31:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    KFOR ^ | JANUARY 13, 2017 | KRISTEN SHANAHAN
    “Pizza business has always been called a disaster business,” Oklahoma pizza restaurants prepare for winter weatherResidents across the metro aren't the only ones preparing for the upcoming winter weather. Pizza delivery restaurants are also gearing up for the icy forecast this weekend. As temperatures grow colder, business at local pizza joints heats up. When inclement weather strikes local pizzerias are likely to see double the calls. Friday, a metro Papa Murphy’s had to close its doors for about an hour. A sign posted on the door said the store was temporarily closed until new dough could be made due to...
  • Could treated sewage be a tool against sea-level rise? [AGW doomage]

    01/14/2017 7:15:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 14, 2017 9:31 AM EST | Ben Finley
    Scientists say treated wastewater could help Virginia’s coast respond to rising seas. A local sanitation department for the Hampton Roads region wants to start injecting the water deep underground instead of dumping it in rivers that flow into the Chesapeake Bay. The U.S. Geological Survey says the water could likely expand the sandy aquifer underground, causing the ground to rise. …
  • END OF THE WORLD: Christians predict apocalypse THIS WEEK as Venus lines up with Wolf Moon

    01/12/2017 4:57:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Thu, Jan 12, 2017 | Sean Martin
    CHRISTIANS around the globe are linking recent astronomical phenomenon to the end of the world - which they believe could happen this week.The evening of January 12 will see the first full moon of the year, known as the Wolf Moon, and Venus will be at its brightest for the first time in eight year. This, combined with the fact that they fall on the eve of the first Friday the 13th of the year, has led some to believe that the end is nigh. While separately the three incidents are nothing new, with a full moon every month, Venus...
  • Spectacular cloud formation spotted over Australia from passenger plane

    01/12/2017 2:09:05 PM PST · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 12 January 2017 • 11:19am | Helena Horton
    A spectacular and beautiful cloud formation was spotted in the skies above Australia by a passenger on an aeroplane. Ilya Katsman, 22, saw the phenomenon on a Virgin Australia flight from Perth to Adelaide. A spokesperson from the Met office explained to The Telegraph that the cloud is of a type commonly seen in Australian skies, but they are rarely as beautifully distinctive as this example.
  • Celebrity Irish property firm leaves poverty stricken Detroit tenants with no heat

    01/12/2017 8:18:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Irish Central ^ | January 12, 2017 05:22 AM | James Wilson
    A US property firm linked to Irish TV celebrity and political activist Eddie Hobbs has been accused of leaving poor African American tenants in its West Detroit properties with no heat in the freezing Midwestern winter. Thirty-five percent of Detroit residents live in poverty while 57 percent of the city’s children do, among the highest rates in the country. The company, Artesian Equities, is a subsidiary of Brendan Investment Pan European Property (BIPAP) of which Hobbs was a co-founder and served as a non-executive director before resigning in 2015 to co-found the right-of-center political Renua Party. He retained a 4.5%...
  • Snow alert: Weather warning in effect with risk of blizzards [Ireland]

    01/11/2017 8:33:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 01/11/2017 | Rachel Flaherty, Elaine Edwards
    Met Éireann has issued two new snow and ice warnings as the national forecaster also warns of some thunderstorms and “blizzard conditions”. An orange alert, the second highest warning, is in effect until 6pm on Friday. Heavy showers of hail, sleet and snow are expected to hit Ulster and Connacht. The alert warned there is a “risk of drifting and blizzard conditions” and scattered thunderstorms during the two days. There is a yellow weather warning for snow and ice in Leinster, Munster and counties Galway and Roscommon from Thursday at 5am until 6pm on Friday. …
  • Deep freeze grips Europe, threatens homeless, migrants

    01/08/2017 7:45:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 8, 2017 10:23 AM EST | Jovana Gec
    Blizzards and dangerously low temperatures persisted in parts of Europe on Sunday, prompting Pope Francis to draw attention to the homeless suffering in freezing weather. In Serbia, aid workers scrambled to help hundreds of migrants sleeping rough in parks and makeshift shelters. The extreme winter weather that has gripped Europe in the past days has caused more than a dozen deaths, left villages cut off, caused power and water outages, frozen rivers and lakes, grounded flights and led to road accidents. Serbia’s authorities on Sunday banned river traffic on its stretch of the Danube — one of Europe’s main rivers...
  • Germany shivers in coldest winter night so far

    01/07/2017 4:59:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 6 January 2017 14:26 CET+01:00 | DPA/The Local
    The country experienced its coldest winter night on Thursday as the mercury dropped to –26°C in some places — the coldest it has been in the 2016-17 season. Thursday night was the coldest so far this winter, with temperatures in parts of Thuringia and atop Germany’s highest mountain dropping to below –26°C. The German Weather Service (DWD) reported that southern Germany between Franconian Switzerland and Upper Palatinate in Bavaria were particularly affected by below-freezing temperatures. In Schorndorf-Knöbling, the thermometers were still reading around –22.6°C by 9am on Friday morning. …
  • ATLANTA SNOWMAGEDDON, 2017!

    01/07/2017 7:43:30 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 172 replies
    1/7/2107 | By Laz A. Mataz
    In the last few days, leading up to Snowmageddon 2017, I was warned many times that a devastating snowstorm was headed to Atlana, GA. The weatherdroids were all very upset (and yet somehow excited), and Governor Deal declared a State Emergency over it. From the photos I will share, below, you will see why. When I woke up and went outside, I was greeted by towering snow drifts like this. There is absolutely no way I would be able to step over these monsterous drifts and get out my front door. Time to try getting out the back patio. The...
  • What sank the Titanic? New documentary claims fire weakened hull

    01/05/2017 1:48:18 PM PST · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    abc7chicago.com ^ | Thursday, January 05, 2017 12:41PM | Staff
    Did an intense fire on board R.M.S. Titanic lead to one of the worst disaster's in maritime history? A new documentary by author and journalist Senan Molony suggests the emergence of pictures hidden in a forgotten album for a century prove that the supposedly unsinkable passenger ship was weakened by a smoldering coal fire even before it left on its catastrophic maiden voyage. Titanic, which at the time of its sinking in 1912 was the biggest ship afloat, hit an iceberg in the north Atlantic on the night of April 14 and went down with the loss of about 1,500...
  • Here comes the cold: Eastern France tipped to reach –15°C [5°F]

    01/05/2017 7:43:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 5 January 2017 13:54 CET+01:00 | Oliver Gee
    Temperatures are tipped to reach as low as −15°C on Friday as a cold front descends on France. A cold front from Scandinavia is expected to send the mercury plummeting in France this week, reported national agency Météo France. Things will start to get chilly on Thursday, the agency said, with temperatures in the east dropping to around −10°C. …