India’s Economic Stability Threatened Due To Floodings

India’s Economic Stability Threatened Due To Floodings

Climate change and bad policies have pushed India into a recurring cycle of floods and droughts which is threatening the country’s economic stability and environmental wellbeing. The current floods have so far killed around 250 people and displaced at least a million across four states in southern and western India. About half of the deaths […]

Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas Face Flood of Historic Magnitude After Storms

Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas Face Flood of Historic Magnitude After Storms

Thousands of Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma residents braced for more flooding Wednesday and some evacuated their homes, as forecasts of more rain drove fears that decades-old levees girding the Arkansas River may not hold. More than a week of violent weather, including downpours and deadly tornadoes, has devastated the central United States, bringing record-breaking floods […]

Deadly Floods Devastate the US Midwest

Deadly Floods Devastate the US Midwest

Monday, it was reported that least 1 person is missing after devastating floods across the US Midwest that killed 3 others and inflicted hundreds of millions of dollars in damage in what Nebraska’s Governor called a disaster of historic proportions. As floodwaters began to recede in much of the area inundated by the aftermath of […]

January, Officially Australia’s Hottest Month Ever

January, Officially Australia’s Hottest Month Ever

In January, Australia sweltered through its hottest month on record, and the Summer of extremes continues with wildfires razing the drought-parched south while expanses of the tropical north are flooded. Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology Friday confirmed the record heat during January as parts of the northern hemisphere have recently experienced record cold. Australia’s scorching start […]

Tropical Storm Florence, The Aftermath and Beyond

Tropical Storm Florence, The Aftermath and Beyond

Tropical Storm Florence, The Aftermath and Beyond Sunday, the flooding from Tropical Storm Florence spread across the Carolinas, with roads to Wilmington cut off by the epic deluge and muddy river water swamping entire neighborhoods miles inland. “The risk to life is rising with the angry waters,” Governor Roy Cooper declared as the storm’s death […]

Western US Ravaged by Wildfires, Carib and East Coast Lashed by Storms

Western US Ravaged by Wildfires, Carib and East Coast Lashed by Storms

Western US Ravaged by Wildfires, Carib and East Coast Lashed by Storms The smoke, the flames, the aching lungs, the evacuations, they are Summertime facts of life in the US West, where every wildfire season competes with memories of previous destruction. This year was supposed to be mild after an extremely wet Winter and Spring […]

Insurer’s Catastrophic Losses Exceeded $175-B in 2016

Insurer’s Catastrophic Losses Exceeded $175-B in 2016

Insurer’s Catastrophic Losses Exceeded $175-B in 2016 A leading insurer reports that last year saw the highest costs from natural disasters since Y 2012, with 2 earthquakes in Japan in April accounting for the heaviest losses. Munich Re (FWB:MUV2) said in an annual survey Wednesday that losses from natural disasters totaled $175 billion last year, some […]

Wildfires Have Created “Widow Maker” Gaps along the Pacific Crest Trail

Wildfires Have Created “Widow Maker” Gaps along the Pacific Crest Trail

Wildfires Have Created “Widow Maker” Gaps along the Pacific Crest Trail Wildfires have created lengthy gaps in Southern California sections of the Pacific Crest Trail, which hikers must bypass via shuttles or alternate routes to avoid dangerous conditions like unstable trees and loose rocks. Long-distance backpackers are taking alternate routes around the closures for fear […]

Building Homes In SoCal Canyons With Extreme Fire Risk

Building Homes In SoCal Canyons With Extreme Fire Risk

Building Homes In SoCal Canyons With Extreme Fire Risk Hundreds of houses have sprouted in Orange County’ California’s Canyon Country in recent decades, many of them directly in the path of historic wildfire corridors. And more houses may be coming, depending on a local court case to be decided in the coming weeks. Complicating things […]