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Russia Vulnerable to Climate Change, Causing Expensive Natural Disasters

Apr 14 2021 // The residents of Irkutsk, one of Russia’s coldest regions, are used to harsh winters. But when the temperature dropped to negative 60 degrees Celsius (-76 Fahrenheit) last January, even they had to submit to the...

Weak Tornado Confirmed in South Carolina from Weekend Storms

Apr 13 2021 // The National Weather Service confirmed Sunday that a weak tornado hit near Moore in upstate South Carolina on Saturday. Surveyors say the EF-O tornado had top winds of 80 mph (130 kph) and a path of 1.1 miles (1.75...

State of Emergency Declared in South Louisiana Parish After Tornado

Apr 12 2021 // A south Louisiana parish is declaring a state of emergency after a tornado killed one person and injured seven in Palmetto on April 10. St. Landry Parish President Jessie Bellard said on Facebook that two of the injured...

U.S. Raises Average Number of Named Storms for Atlantic Hurricane Season

Apr 12 2021 // The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has changed the number of storms that constitute an average Atlantic hurricane season, the agency said in a statement on Friday. NOAA’s Climate...

Researchers Predict Above-Average Hurricane Season This Year

Apr 8 2021 // Colorado State University hurricane researchers are predicting an above-average Atlantic hurricane season in 2021, citing the likely absence of El NiƱo as a primary factor. The CSU Tropical Meteorology Project team is...

California’s PG&E Sees Criminal Charges in 2019 Wildfire

Apr 8 2021 // A California prosecutor has filed 33 criminal charges accusing troubled Pacific Gas & Electric of inadvertently injuring six firefighters and endangering public health with smoke and ash in a 2019 fire blamed on its...

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