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Here Are the 5 Major Regions Literally on Fire Right Now

Geologists have debated whether to call this era the anthropocene, a geological period where humans are the dominant force reshaping the planet rather than natural processes.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Fire, Articles, Nature, Wildfires, Wildfire, Santa, Costa Brava, All, Emergency Management, Natural Resources Canada, Diablo, Hazards, Fire Prevention, Yellowstone Fires


Russian Module Unexpectedly Fires Thrusters After Docking to ISS

Serious drama unfolded in low Earth orbit today when the newly arrived Nauka module, for reasons unknown, began to fire its thrusters after docking to the ISS. Mission controllers are now working to control what appears to be an ongoing situation.Read more...
Tags: Science, International Space Station, Spaceflight, Boeing, Spacecraft, Zvezda, Drew Morgan, ISS Mission, Nauka, Disaster Accident, Science Diplomacy, Docking And Berthing Of Spacecraft, Orbital Piloted Assembly And Experiment Complex, Russian Orbital Segment, Flight Controller


Drivers at Elon Musk's Las Vegas Tunnel Told to Say Musk is 'Awesome!'

If you ride the Boring Company’s Las Vegas tunnel, known as the Convention Center Loop, you might be tempted to ask your driver about the company’s founder Elon Musk. But don’t expect a straight answer. The company has a script for its drivers and TechCrunch got its hands on what employees are supposed to say. It’s…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Corporate Governance, Las Vegas, Hyperloop, Hawthorne California, Tunnel, Businesspeople, Tesla Inc, Chief Executive Officers, Boring Company, The Boring Company, Spacex Mars Program, Disaster Accident, Las Vegas Tunnel Told


Tsunami Warnings Lifted After 8. 2 Earthquake 60 Miles Off Alaska

An 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska, roughly 60 miles (97 kilometers) southeast of the town of Chignik, triggering a tsunami warning for large parts of Alaska early Thursday morning, according to the U.S. Tsunami Warning System.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Earthquake, Alaska, Earthquakes, Geophysics, Tsunami, Earth Sciences, Mike Baker, National Tsunami Warning Center, Chignik, Disaster Accident, Warning Systems, Tohoku Earthquake And Tsunami, Indian Ocean Earthquake And Tsunami


8.2 Earthquake Just 60 Miles From Alaska Coast Triggers Tsunami Warning

An 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska, roughly 60 miles southeast of the town of Chignik, triggering a tsunami warning for large parts of Alaska early Thursday morning, according to the U.S. Tsunami Warning System.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Alaska, Earthquakes, Seismology, Tsunami, Natural Disasters, Mike Baker, National Tsunami Warning Center, Chignik, Alaska Earthquake, Disaster Accident, Warning Systems, Aleutian Islands Earthquake, Miles From Alaska Coast Triggers Tsunami Warning


Google Will Require All Apps on the Play Store to Have a Privacy Policy Starting in April 2022

Earlier this spring, Google announced the development of a new safety section coming to the Play Store next year, and today Google is now following up with more details on the kind of information apps will be required to provide including new mandatory privacy policies.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Technology, Human Rights, Privacy, Identity Management, Computing, App Store, Digital Rights, Terms Of Service, Internet Privacy, Privacy Law, Computer Architecture, Technology Internet, Disaster Accident




California’s Dixie Fire Has Now Burned an Area the Size of New York City

The Dixie Fire is raging out of control in Northern California’s Plumas and Butte counties. After merging with a smaller blaze known as the Fly Fire over the weekend, its flames continued to spread, devastating nearly 200,000 acres as of Monday morning. It’s now the largest fire in California and is among the more…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, New York City, Environment, Articles, Wildfires, Wildfire, Northern California, Plumas, California wildfires, Colorado Wildfires, Disaster Accident, Geography Of California, California Counties, Megafire, Tony Mchale


The Seemingly Cursed Tokyo Olympics Are Now in the Path of a Tropical Storm

Against all odds, and a one-year delay, the Tokyo Olympics are currently taking place, squaring off against a global pandemic and sweltering heat. It’s probably safe to say that these Olympics are cursed, especially considering that after all that, organizers now have to worry about a tropical storm.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Environment, Olympics, Tokyo, Typhoons, Tropical Cyclones, Disaster Accident, Takaya Masa, In Taiwan, Typhoon Nepartak, Pacific Typhoon Seasons


More Than 130 People Dead in India After Monsoon Rains Lead to Flooding and Landslides

At least 136 people have died and more than 90,000 have been evacuated in the Indian state of Maharashtra after monsoon rains buffeted the area this week, resulting in devastating landslides and flooding, authorities told CNN on Saturday.Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, India, Environment, Narendra Modi, Cnn, Maharashtra, People Dead, Devinder Sharma, Mahabaleshwar, Disaster Accident, States And Union Territories Of India, Floods In India, In Bangladesh, South Asian Floods, Tourism In Maharashtra


Drone Captures Historic Floods in Central China's 'iPhone City'

The BBC has aired drone footage of the devastation in Zhengzhou, a city in central China that has experienced deadly floods this week. At least 33 people have died in Henan province, with 376,000 more displaced by the historic flooding over the past seven days.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Weather, Science, China, Environment, Bbc, Nature, Flood, Earth Sciences, Central China, Zhengzhou, Hydrology, Henan, Physical Geography, Disaster Accident


Notorious Wildfire-Causing Power Company PG&E to Finally Bury Some of Its Power Lines

Aside from climate change and drought, the most famous culprit of California’s wildfires is likely Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), which admitted this week that its equipment at least partly sparked the still-raging Dixie Fire, which has now burned over 103,900 acres. Finally, the company has decided to bury 10,000…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Environment, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Wall Street Journal, Financial District San Francisco, Adam Wright, Pge, Pacific Gas and Electric, Camp Fire, Electric PG, Economy Of The United States, Disaster Accident, Patricia Poppe, Energy In California, Causing Power Company


Couple Charged With Manslaughter After Gender Reveal Pyrotechnics Sparked a Deadly Wildfire

Authorities have charged a California couple whose gender reveal party ignited the nearly 22,700 acre El Dorado Fire last year with the involuntary manslaughter of the leader of a firefighting team.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Environment, Articles, Events, Pyrotechnics, El Dorado, Jason Anderson, Effects Of Climate Change, Gender Reveal Party, California wildfires, El Dorado Fire, Charles Morton, Disaster Accident, California Counties, Refugio Manuel Jimenez Jr


Record Floods Unleash Deadly Destruction Across Central China

At least 25 people are dead and seven are missing in central China after a deluge of rain hit the province of Henan on Tuesday, forcing hundreds of thousands to evacuate, trapping passengers in subways, and turning city streets into rivers. Officials said that more than a dozen cities in Henan have been hit by the…Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, China, Environment, Nature, Xi Jinping, Meteorology, Flood, Central China, Zhengzhou, Henan, City University of Hong Kong, Johnny Chan, Physical Geography, Global Storm Activity, Disaster Accident


6 Photos Show Siberia’s Raging Wildfire Season

Wildfires raging across usually-frozen land, temperatures topping 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.8 degrees Celsius), smoke blanketing cities—it’s close to apocalyptic right now in Siberia as one of the world’s most northern regions struggles through another intense fire season. Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, Siberia, Wildfire, Regions, Earth Sciences, Russian Far East, Yakutsk, Tundra, Permafrost, Physical Geography, Disaster Accident, Sakha, Grigory Mochkin, Vasiliy Krivoshapkin


Siberia’s Wildfire Season Is Raging Out of Control. Again.

Wildfires raging across usually-frozen land, temperatures topping 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.8 degrees Celsius), smoke blanketing cities—it’s close to apocalyptic right now in Siberia as one of the world’s most northern regions struggles through another intense fire season. Read more...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Environment, Siberia, Wildfire, Regions, Earth Sciences, Russian Far East, Yakutsk, Tundra, Permafrost, Physical Geography, Disaster Accident, Sakha, Grigory Mochkin, Vasiliy Krivoshapkin


Northeast Skies Turn Smoky Due to Western Wildfires

Millions of people across the U.S. and Canada woke up to smoke-choked air on Tuesday. The source: intense wildfires burning thousands of miles away in western North America. Yes, the western wildfires are now everyone’s problem, proving for the millionth time that nobody will be spared from climate change and that the…
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Nature, Canada, Wildfire, North America, Smoke, Emergency Management, Hazards, Fire Prevention, Bushfires In Australia, Disaster Accident, Western United States Wildfire Season, Ecological Succession


Study Finds Lung Damage in Firefighters Years After a Major Wildfire

Recent research from Canada seems to show that wildfires can continue to hurt the lungs of firefighters for years after they’ve burnt out. The study found that first responders who combated the Fort McMurray wildfire in 2016 were more likely to experience chronic lung ailments like asthma in the years after than the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Safety, Environment, Articles, Canada, Wildfire, Emergency Management, Occupational Safety and Health, Firefighter, Hazards, Fire Prevention, Natural Hazards, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Disaster Accident, Health Medical Pharma, Fort Mcmurray Wildfire


The Bootleg Fire Grows to the Size of Los Angeles as Government Warns of 'National Wildfire Crisis'

The West’s nightmare summer continues to grow worse. The Bootleg Fire in southern Oregon is the largest in the U.S. and has now overrun more than 300,000 acres. Yet as the fire rages out of control, more dire news is on the horizon: The Forest Service’s budget and firefighting resources are expected to be tapped out…Read more...
Tags: Science, Safety, Oregon, Environment, Articles, Los Angeles, Joe Biden, Wildfire, Mcdonalds, Forest Service, Emergency Management, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Randy Moore, Occupational Safety and Health, Firefighter, Firefighting


The Worst European Floods in 100 Years Have Left 120 Dead, 1,300 Missing

At least 120 people have died and around 1,300 people are still missing across western Europe in the wake of extreme rainfall, bursting rivers, and heavy flooding that devastated parts of Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.Read more...
Tags: Europe, Weather, Science, Angela Merkel, Environment, Water, Nature, Flood, Hydrology, Malu Dreyer, Alexander De Croo, Armin Laschet, Annalena Baerbock, Carlo Buontempo, Physical Geography, Global Storm Activity


Satellite Images Reveal the Shocking Toll the Heat Wave Had on Pacific Northwest Snow and Ice

The impacts of the record-breaking Pacific Northwest heat wave are still playing out across the region. Medical offices are still getting a handle on the loss of life, and firefighters are battling a number of massive wildfires across the region.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Avalanche, Volcanoes, Pacific Northwest, Glacier, North Cascades National Park, Earth Sciences, Lake Chelan, Mount Hood, North Cascades, Mauri Pelto, Robert Hahn, Glaciology, Physical Geography, Montane Ecology


Smoke Plume From Western Wildfires Stretches 2,600 Miles to Greenland

Satellite images show that smoke has traveled thousands of miles from fires burning in the Pacific Northwest and California to reach the skies of Greenland. It’s expected to keep moving east, and impacts from the West’s raging wildfire season may soon be felt across the pond. Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Environment, Articles, Nature, Wildfire, Greenland, Pacific Northwest, Smoke, Emergency Management, Hazards, Fire Prevention, Mark Parrington, Disaster Accident, Western United States Wildfire Season, Ecological Succession


Massive Tsunami From Dino-Killing Asteroid Carved ‘Megaripples’ Into the Ocean Floor

The asteroid that killed off all non-avian dinosaurs made quite the splash when it hit the Yucatan Peninsula some 66 million years ago, generating a tsunami of epic proportions. Seafloor scars from this gigantic wave have been spotted in seismic data taken in Louisiana, offering new insights into this catastrophic…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Dinosaur, Louisiana, Devon Energy, Tsunami, Extinction Events, Yucatan Peninsula, Earth Sciences, Ocean Floor, Applied Sciences, Merida Yucatan, Chicxulub Crater, Ted Moore, Natural Hazards, Impact Event


17 Million Gallons of Raw Sewage Spills in Los Angeles

Stretches of beaches in Los Angeles are closed after 17 million gallons of untreated sewage spilled into the ocean following a mechanical failure at a water treatment plant Sunday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Los Angeles, Public Health, Sanitation, Sewage, Water Pollution, Water Supply, Environmental Engineering, Sewage Treatment, Reclaimed Water, Academic Disciplines, Disaster Accident, Sewerage, Hyperion Sewage Treatment Plant


Moon’s Wobble Will Intensify Flooding Along U.S. Coasts by the Mid-2030s, Research Suggests

Recurrent high-tide floods are expected to worsen as sea levels continue to rise on account of climate change, but, as a new study warns, a regularly occurring 18.6-year cycle involving the Moon could trigger unprecedented flooding along U.S. coasts in the 2030s. Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Environment, Moon, Sea Level Rise, Tidal Flooding, Sea Level, Flood, Earth Sciences, Geodesy, Tides, Coastal Flooding, Bill Nelson, Phil Thompson, Tide, Bodies of Water


The Climate-Safe Houses of the Future

When Brandon Jorgensen picked up the phone, he was in the middle of staging his latest house in Napa, California. “We are getting very very close to, I wouldn’t say fireproofing, but fire-resisting a house,” Jorgensen, an architect, said, speaking from the home’s driveway. He described the eight-inch (20-centimeter)…Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Articles, Nature, Climate Change Mitigation, Flood, Environmental Justice, Jorgensen, Napa California, Katrina, Elizabeth English, Brandon Jorgensen, Jesse Keenan, Climate Resilience, Atlas Fire, Physical Geography


California Wildfires Are So Intense, They’re Sparking Firenadoes

As brutal heat continues to scorch the West, it is sparking wildfires that are burning through hundreds of thousands of acres of land. In California, this year’s wildfires are outpacing the damage caused by last year’s record-setting fire season. Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Environment, West, Wildfire, Gavin Newsom, Emergency Management, PacifiCorp, Pge, Fire Prevention, California wildfires, Colorado Wildfires, Disaster Accident, Geography Of California, Western United States Wildfire Season, Ecological Succession


Tesla Releases Full Self-Driving Update, Tells Users ‘It May Do the Wrong Thing at the Worst Time’

Years after its announced debut, Tesla has finally released beta version 9 of its Full Self-Driving system, albeit warning drivers that the software “may do the wrong thing at the worst time” and urging them not to become complacent at the wheel.Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Cars, Tesla, Nikola Tesla, Tesla Model S, Tesla Model 3, Tesla Roadster, Roadsters, Self Driving Car, Motor Vehicles, Hatchbacks, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Car Classifications, Technology Internet, Disaster Accident


Raging Oregon Wildfire Threatens California's Already Beleaguered Power Grid

A raging wildfire in Oregon has doubled in size to 120 squares miles (roughly 311 square kilometers) within 24 hours and now threatens vital transmission lines that carry power to California’s already beleaguered energy grid, the Associated Press reports. It’s one of dozens of blazes scorching the West Coast amid a…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Oregon, Environment, Articles, Nature, Wildfire, Associated Press, West Coast, Public Safety, Gavin Newsom, Emergency Management, Lisa Cox, Elliot Mainzer, Fire Prevention, California ISO


Oil From the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Disaster Continues to Spread in Disturbing Ways

An estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil gushed into the Gulf of Mexico during the Deepwater Horizon spill of 2010. New research chronicles the fate of the oil that wasn’t cleaned up.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Nature, Oil Spills, Bp, Deepwater Horizon, Gulf of Mexico, Natural Environment, Ocean Pollution, Petroleum, National Science Foundation, Transocean, Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Hazards, Disaster Accident, The Bp