Articles tagged "united states"

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Fast-moving Delta Fire traps drivers on highway, destroys homes and forces evacuations, California

Delta Fire began 3.2 km (2 miles) north of Lakehead in Shasta County, California on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. Forest Service classified the cause as 'human.' The fire has since rapidly grown to 8 900 hectares (22 000 acres) and is 0% contained as of...

September 07, 2018

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Powerful nor'easter leaves 16 dead across the US Northeast

A major cleanup is underway after a powerful, late-season winter storm dumped heavy snow to much of the Northeast this week. Although anticipated snowfall in several major cities fell short of estimates, much of the region was left paralyzed. As of Wednesday, March...

March 16, 2017

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A joint occurrence of storm surges and heavy rainfall increases the risk of flooding along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts

A new research on the increasing risk of 'compound flooding' for major US cities was conducted by the scientists at the University of South Florida's College of Marine Science. Analysis of numerous datasets shows that US cities situated along the Atlantic an

July 28, 2015

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California sea lion stranding crisis escalates to 'epic proportions'

The mass stranding of sea lions at Californian shores doesn't seem stopping anytime soon and condition has deteriorated even more. The stranding(s) spiked in January and have intensified in recent weeks, the numbers have already surpassed total number of an average

April 07, 2013

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Just how cold is Mars?

Temperature on mars is cooler than what it might appear in those high-resolution pictures sent by curiosity. Weather station data aboard Mars Science Laboratory reveals that desert-like terrain of Gale crater which resembles barren lands of American southwest, is

September 19, 2012

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Supermassive blackholes and "Hot Dogs" captured by WISE telescope

Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) telescope, launched in 2009 and shut down early 2011, was an Earth-orbiting observatory designed by NASA to scan the sky. Whole sky was scanned twice by the telescope in infrared light, captured millions of images and

August 30, 2012

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Elevated levels of radioactive elements found at Louisiana sinkhole site

Louisiana massive sinkhole gets bigger every day and gas bubbles have been located now in thirteen sites on the bayous around Ground Bayou. After a section of pipeline in the slurry area became bent, officials asked natural gas companies operating near the sinkhole to

August 25, 2012

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Elwha River - The largest dam removal in US history

For nearly 100 years, the Elwha and Glines Canyon Dams have disrupted natural processes, trapping sediment in the reservoirs and blocking fish migrations, which changed the ecology of the river downstream of the dams.Several decades after building tha Elwha and

August 25, 2012

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Nuclear reactor in Connecticut shut down due to excessive seawater temperatures

37-year old nuclear reactor, Unit 2 of The Milestone Nuclear Power Station in Connecticut, was shut down on Sunday, August 12, 2012 as seawater used in cooling the reactor soared to 76.7 degrees Fahrenheit (24.83 degrees Celsius). 880-megawatt reactor was shut down by

August 14, 2012

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Another deadly derecho in United States

A huge outbreak of severe thunderstorms hit United States on Thursday, July 26, 2012 causing damage in fifteen states and knocking out power to over 250,000 customers. Severe thunderstorm warnings were in effect for 132 counties in 15 states along but it was not as

July 27, 2012