How do you cool a city in a warming world?

LOS ANGELES — Globally, 2016 was the warmest year on record. In Los Angeles, temperature records were shattered last summer during scorching heat waves that saw highs of 100 degrees for five days straight. If you think the city is too hot, you’ve got company at City Hall. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti agrees, and he… BRAND NOT SPECIFIED Mil-Tec […]

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Thousands evacuated as flooding hits San Jose

SAN JOSE, Calif. — San Jose city officials said Wednesday they did not anticipate the level of flooding that submerged a neighborhood near Kelley Park because water in Coyote Creek was flowing below the capacity of the channel where the breach occurred. At a news conference Wednesday morning, Assistant City Manager Dave Sykes said the breach… BRAND NOT SPECIFIED Mil-Tec […]

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Pattern Development Completes Largest Wind Power Project in British Columbia

184.6 MW Meikle Wind now fully operational, increasing BC’s installed wind power capacity by more than one third SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Pattern Energy Group LP (Pattern Development) today announced the completion of its 184.6 megawatt (MW) Meikle Wind power project located in British Columbia, approximately 33 km north of Tumbler Ridge. “Meikle… BRAND NOT SPECIFIED Mil-Tec […]

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Avalanche and rain disasters

This week turned out to be worst in extreme weather days in the northern areas particularly Chitral as an avalanche came tumbling down on a small village, burying several houses. At least nine people, including a soldier at the Chitral Scouts post in Arandu tehsil, were killed. According to those carrying out rescue operations, the number… BRAND NOT SPECIFIED Mil-Tec […]

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Major flooding, mudslides and deadly winds rip LA area as part of huge storm

LOS ANGELES — A storm that forecasters warned could be the most powerful in years barreled into Southern California on Friday, flooding freeways, causing landslides and downing trees and power lines. One man was killed in the San Fernando Valley Friday afternoon when power lines fell on him. Nearly 100,000 people across the region were without… BRAND NOT SPECIFIED Mil-Tec […]

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Avalanches strike Chitral, 15 killed

The torrential rains coupled with heavy snowfall in parts of Chitral have played havoc in the region as at least 15 people were killed and around a dozen others sustained wounds when avalanche rolled over a remote village Sunday wee hours. Those killed include six women and equal number of children. Besides a man in uniform… BRAND NOT SPECIFIED Mil-Tec […]

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Drip-irrigation helps farmers in Burma’s Dry Zone

Aung Win points to the parched lands around Shwebonthar Village and explains why most of land here is of little value to him and other farmers during the dry season. ‘Water cannot be supplied for traditional farming and there is not enough water for large-scale irrigation,’ he said. ‘Although two tube-wells were dug here with government… BRAND NOT SPECIFIED Mil-Tec […]

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Droughts actually make West Nile virus worse

An itch we can’t scratch Andy Murray Culex mosquito Mosquitos in the Culex genus are known to transmit West Nile virus. Droughts bring a whole host of problems to humanity; limited water supplies, more wildfires, and the perfect conditions for a West Nile virus epidemic. In a paper published Tuesday in the Proceedings of the Royal… BRAND NOT SPECIFIED Mil-Tec […]

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France – Weather – Zeus kills 2, leaves 600,000 homes without power

Winds gusting up to hurricane force battered west and central France on Monday, leaving two people dead and 600,000 homes without electricity, authorities said. Storm Zeus — named after the paramount god in Greek mythology — hit the Atlantic coast before sweeping across to the centre and southeast of the country. Weather experts said they measured… BRAND NOT SPECIFIED Mil-Tec […]

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New Weather Satellite Sends First Lightning Images

Since its launch in November and going online a few weeks later, the GOES-16 weather satellite has already sent back a trove of invaluable data to its operator, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). And the country’s most advanced weather satellite began Monday transmitting to Earth images and data related to lightning over the Western… BRAND NOT SPECIFIED Mil-Tec […]

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