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  • Can You Spot Mt. Everest in Stunning Photo Taken From Space by ISS Astronauts?

    01/11/2022 9:47:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 11, 2022 | Jamie Harris
    Astronauts aboard the ISS have been showing off breathtaking views from space — and set everyone back on Earth a challenge. NASA’s Mark Vande Hei posted a stunning shot over the Himalayas on Twitter, leaving aerial photographers green with envy. Hidden among it is Mount Everest, which the astronaut has asked people to try to spot.
  • How do you measure the cold on Mount Washington? 30º below zero, or cold enough to freeze spaghetti in mid-air

    01/11/2022 10:02:04 AM PST · by Daffynition · 100 replies ^ | Jan. 11, 2022 | Will Katcher
    Temperatures across New England dipped below zero Tuesday, but on Mount Washington in New Hampshire, a different, more anecdotal metric described the treacherous weather: the air was cold enough to freeze a dish of spaghetti, fork included, in mid-air. Like a futuristic sculpture memorializing morning-after leftovers, the plate of pasta stood suspended in its place, its fork defying gravity as it hovered several inches off the snowy ground.
  • Pakistan: Many dead as heavy snow traps drivers in their vehicles

    01/08/2022 8:37:19 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    As many as 1,000 vehicles became stranded as would-be tourists reportedly rushed to view the winter snowfall in the hilltop town of Murree. A policeman, his wife and their six children, as well as another family-of-five, are among the dead, according to local emergency services Rescue 1122. The military is attempting to clear roads and rescue those still trapped. Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid said the crisis had been caused by the number of people travelling to the area, north of the capital Islamabad. More than 100,000 cars had arrived in the colonial-era town in recent days, with social media in...
  • Kapuche lake 2021 (avalanche) video.

    01/07/2022 3:16:12 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan 10, 2021 | KSTravelFit
    Kapuche lake is the world’s lowest glacier lake located at kaski district (NEPAL). Near From POKHARA.Impressive video of a high mountain avalanche. Skip to 1:00. Video Here.
  • Ice-covered ship draws crowd as it unloads cars encased in frozen seawater

    01/07/2022 12:09:54 PM PST · by rockinqsranch · 25 replies
    Accuweather ^ | January 4, 2021 | Monica Danielle
    Like something out of a scene from a famous movie, a ship sailing into a Russian port after an ordeal at sea caught the attention of onlookers -- and its valuable frozen freight was unrecognizable thanks to all the ice.
  • Snowstorm could develop into first bomb cyclone of 2022

    01/07/2022 5:20:59 AM PST · by WeaslesRippedMyFlesh · 72 replies
    msn ^ | 1/7/2022 | Colin Martin
    The second major snowstorm in five days hit the East Coast on Thursday, and AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Joe Lundberg said it could develop into the first bomb cyclone of 2022. A bomb cyclone is said to occur when a storm's central pressure plummets 24 millibars within 24 hours. The mid-latitude cyclone rapidly intensifies, causing the atmospheric pressure to quickly drop and strengthening the storm. The lower the pressure, the more powerful the storm. Lake-effect snow has already hit Buffalo, NY, accumulating almost 10 inches as of 10 a.m., according to AccuWeather. "Heavy snow at the Buffalo airport this morning has...
  • Boss describes daring rescue of employees trapped on icy tram cars (NM, 63-yr old owner leads rescue effort)

    01/05/2022 2:12:15 PM PST · by CedarDave · 30 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 4, 2022 | Ollie Reed Jr.
    Even in the best conditions, Benny Abruzzo admits that striding from one of the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway towers onto the top of a tram car is a “gulp” step. But what if you have just climbed up that tower’s 80-foot ladder in slippery, frigid conditions in an effort to rescue 20 people who have been trapped in that car, dangling at an elevation of 8,750 feet, for hours. “That tower was covered in six inches of ice,” said Abruzzo, 63, owner of the tramway, the Sandia Peak Ski Area and Sandia Peak’s TEN 3 restaurant. “I had to break...
  • The Myth of the Climate Change '97%

    01/05/2022 10:39:47 AM PST · by Hot Tabasco · 25 replies
    WSJ - Opinion ^ | May 26, 2014 | Joseph Bast And Roy Spencer
    Last week Secretary of State John Kerry warned graduating students at Boston College of the "crippling consequences" of climate change. "Ninety-seven percent of the world's scientists," he added, "tell us this is urgent."Where did Mr. Kerry get the 97% figure? Perhaps from his boss, President Obama, who tweeted on May 16 that "Ninety-seven percent of scientists agree: #climate change is real, man-made and dangerous." Or maybe from NASA, which posted (in more measured language) on its website, "Ninety-seven percent of climate scientists agree that climate-warming trends over the past century are very likely due to human activities."Snip
  • Drivers trapped overnight on I-95 [Virginia] after major snowstorm [ed]

    01/04/2022 7:09:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 90 replies
    Washington Exmainer ^ | January 4, 2022 | Christopher Hutton
    Drivers were stuck on an interstate near Washington, D.C., after a major snowstorm struck the East Coast. Hundreds of drivers were stuck on Interstate 95 in Virginia for hours, with some claiming to have been there for over 19 hours after one of the state's largest snowfalls in years. The jam was so bad that "some people were seen abandoning their vehicles in snow-covered travel lanes, walking down I-95 to parts unknown," according to WTOP traffic reporter Dave Dildine, describing the incident as a "worst-case scenario."
  • 'There would be no life if the bees die’: Beekeepers protest with beehives in front of Chile's presidential palace.

    01/04/2022 1:00:27 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 27 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/1/22
    There would be no life if the bees die’: Beekeepers protesting with beehives in front of Chile's presidential palace said their demonstration was to highlight the drought in the Colina commune that was killing the local bee population.
  • SLO County Loses a Beloved Local Landmark With Collapse of Rock Arch at Spooner’s Cove Read more at:

    01/03/2022 5:09:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    San Luis Obispo Tribune ^ | DECEMBER 31, 2021 | SARA KASSABIAN AND KATHE TANNER
    For generations, the arch on the right side of Spooner’s Cove in Montaña de Oro State Park has been a source of second glances from passersby and inspiration for landscape photographers, family photos and no doubt even a few seaside marriage proposals. It also was written into area history for centuries. But, as Kerry Keltz of El Moro wrote on NextDoor, “Nature giveth, nature taketh away!” On Christmas Eve, locals started reporting that the arch, which added an artistic flair to an already stunning landscape, had collapsed. “What?!,” wrote Sophie Fauchier of Ferrell on NextDoor, “I have been admiring that...
  • Germany shuts down half of its 6 remaining nuclear plants

    01/01/2022 10:59:46 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 1, 2022 | Frank Jordans
    Germany on Friday shut down half of the six nuclear plants it still has in operation, a year before the country draws the final curtain on its decades-long use of atomic power. The decision to phase out nuclear power and shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy was first taken by the center-left government of Gerhard Schroeder in 2002. His successor, Angela Merkel, reversed her decision to extend the lifetime of Germany’s nuclear plants in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan and set 2022 as the final deadline for shutting them down. The three reactors now being...
  • Looming mass extinction could be biggest 'since the dinosaurs,' says WWF

    12/30/2021 5:52:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 12.29.2021 | rs/msh (epd, AFP)
    Ever-growing environmental threats are pushing many animals and plants to the brink of extinction — the scale of which hasn’t been seen since dinosaurs died out, the German branch of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) said on Wednesday. The stark warnings came as WWF Germany released its “Winners and Losers of 2021,” an annual list of animals whose existence is now acutely under threat — as well as conservation victories. There are currently 142,500 animal and plant species on the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) — 40,000 of which are “threatened with extinction.” It...
  • See dramatic change in California’s drought in just 1 week

    12/30/2021 12:17:27 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 76 replies
    ktla ^ | Alix Martichoux
    As rain continued to dump rain on much of Southern California and snow covered mountain peaks Thursday, we could see an even better map this time next week. The Sierra Nevada range has seen more snow than in over a decade, and that’s good news for California’s snowpack. One spot near Lake Tahoe has recorded a whopping 17 feet of snow so far, a record for the month of December. Snow in the mountains has meant rain, rain and more rain along the coast, especially in the Bay Area. San Francisco has seen one of its rainiest early winters since...
  • BAD NEW YEAR Nostradamus’ SEVEN chilling 2022 predictions: From death of Kim Jong-un to war in Europe and collapse of EU

    12/29/2021 7:14:09 AM PST · by Red Badger · 37 replies ^ | 23:33 ET, Dec 27 2021 - Updated: 4:21 ET, Dec 28 2021 | Patrick Knox | Laura Gesualdi-Gilmore
    FROM the death of a dictator to cataclysmic quakes, Nostradamus is believed to have predicted dire events for 2022. The French philosopher wrote 6,338 prophecies, suggesting when, where and how our world will dramatically end. Many of Nostradamus' predictions, such as the rise to power of Adolf Hitler, World War II, the September 11 terrorist attack, the French Revolution and the development of the atomic bomb have been interpreted as being accurate. Nostradamus also appeared to have predicted the start of the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, according to believers. According to Yearly-Horoscope, more than 70 per cent of his prophecies...
  • Saved by the Wind? The Mongol Invasions of Japan

    12/27/2021 5:29:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Nippon ^ | Dec 23, 2021 | Kawai Atsushi
    In the late thirteenth century, the Mongol Empire under Kublai Khan made two unsuccessful attempts to invade Japan. Historian Kawai Atsushi gives the background to the invasion, examines different theories about reasons for its failure, and looks at the aftermath for both sides. In November 1274, a fleet carrying some 30,000 Mongol Empire troops approached Hakata Bay off the Japanese island of Kyūshū. Genghis Khan had established the empire in the early thirteenth century by unifying the nomadic peoples of the Mongolian Plateau. Successive leaders expanded the empire through central Asia, and made Goryeo (Korea) a vassal state in 1259....
  • Detailed Footage Finally Reveals What Triggers Lightning

    12/27/2021 10:46:14 AM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies ^ | December 20, 2021 | Thomas Lewton
    Scientists have never been able to adequately explain where lightning comes from. Now the first detailed observations of its emergence inside a cloud have exposed how electric fields grow strong enough to let bolts fly. VIDEO AT LINK.......................... In this animation of a lightning flash recorded by the LOFAR radio telescope network, each dot is the location of a radio source. The flash, which is 5 kilometers wide, grew out of a small region of the cloud measuring tens of meters across. During a summer storm in 2018, a momentous lightning bolt flashed above a network of radio telescopes in...
  • How did this guy survive a ‘direct lightning strike’…

    12/27/2021 5:57:34 AM PST · by Red Badger · 47 replies ^ | Posted by Kane on December 26, 2021 8:48 pm
    ecurity officer in Jakarta was struck by lightning while on duty, avoid using radio and cellular telephones when it is raining, the condition of the victim survived after 4 days of treatment. not everyone has the same chance to live. 当選確率 #Bitcoin #NFTs $BTC $ETH #ALERT — Lexus RZ (@Heritzal) December 26, 2021 The man survived, having suffered burns to his hands, according to Detik News. VIDEO:
  • Inches of snow fall in Seattle on Sunday, with more expected as temperatures dip

    12/26/2021 3:48:02 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 12/26/2021
    A winter storm warning remains in effect for southwest Washington, where a cold front pushing in from Canada could meet up with precipitation off the Pacific Ocean for up to 4 more inches of snow through Sunday night. Temperatures in the Seattle area are still expected to drop into the teens Sunday night, with wind chill that feels as cold as 11 degrees. A little more snow in Seattle is still possible — forecasts predict less than half an inch.
  • Baltimore’s National Aquarium rescues 30 cold-stunned sea turtles

    12/21/2021 11:07:55 AM PST · by Joe 6-pack · 19 replies
    WTOP ^ | December 21, 2021 | Jessica Kronzer
    The National Aquarium, in Baltimore, Maryland, rescued 30 cold-stunned sea turtles from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in November. The turtles were stabilized at the New England Aquarium’s Animal Care Center and were then transferred to Baltimore, according to a news release. Twenty-six Kemp’s ridely and four green sea turtles were examined in Baltimore after suffering symptoms from cold stunning: pneumonia, dehydration, emaciation, shell and skin lesions, eye lesions and blood infections, the news release said. The aquarium’s Animal Health and Rescue teams said they will monitor the turtles, with the end goal being to return the animals to the wild. Every...