2023, Hottest Year On Record, Highlights Humanity’s Failures, Says Scientist

The year 2023 saw its fair share of disastrous events. In 2023, the world experienced a notable surge in both the occurrence and severity of natural disasters, ranging from the Turkey-Syria earthquake to flooding in South Africa and wildfires in Algeria. This year was characterized by a series of impactful events, including devastating earthquakes, floods, … Read more

Why Did Hurricane Otis Get So Deadly So Fast? America’s Top Expert Explains

Listen to article (2 minutes) This year’s Atlantic hurricane season has been above normal, with 20 named storms—three of which reached the U.S. In August, Tropical Storm Harold struck Texas with winds of around 45 mph, causing minor damage, and Hurricane Idalia battered northeast Florida’s Big Bend region with 125 mph winds, leaving four people … Read more

Nepal Earthquake: Miraculous Escape for People in a Municipality at Epicentre of Deadly Quake

Last Updated: November 05, 2023, 14:07 IST A woman airlifted from an earthquake-affected area is carried on a stretcher in Nepalgunj, Nepal, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023. (AP Photo) Despite widespread destruction from Nepal’s earthquake, a municipality at the epicenter miraculously reported no casualties. A municipality in the epicentre of Friday’s deadly earthquake in Nepal’s Jajarkot … Read more

Mexico Raises Hurricane Otis Death Toll to 39

MEXICO CITY—At least 39 people were killed and another 10 are reported missing after Hurricane Otis rammed into Mexico’s Pacific coast, bringing devastation to the popular beach resort of Acapulco, officials said on Saturday. Security Minister Rosa Icela Rodríguez said Saturday that 29 men and 10 women have been confirmed dead. The likely cause of … Read more

Hurricane Otis Churns Into Mexico’s Acapulco as Category 5 Storm

Updated Oct. 25, 2023 4:03 am ET MEXICO CITY—Hurricane Otis made landfall on Mexico’s Pacific Coast as a powerful Category 5 storm, as authorities warned of torrential rain, landslides and flash flooding. Authorities urged people living near rivers or ravines to evacuate. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador late Tuesday said he instructed the country’s … Read more

Hurricane Norma Makes Landfall Near Mexico’s Los Cabos, Tammy Hits Barbuda In The Caribbean

CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Norma came ashore near the resorts of Los Cabos at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula on Saturday afternoon, and hours later Hurricane Tammy made landfall on the Caribbean island of Barbuda. Both storms were Category 1 hurricanes when they hit. The U.S. National Hurricane Center … Read more

Rescue workers searched for survivors in western Afghanistan after powerful earthquakes killed at least 2,445 people and injured thousands more, in one of the deadliest seismic disasters to hit the country in recent decades.

Rescue workers searched for survivors in western Afghanistan after powerful earthquakes killed at least 2,445 people and injured thousands more, in one of the deadliest seismic disasters to hit the country in recent decades. Source link

Melting Glaciers Raise Risk of Deadly Himalayan Floods

Listen to article (2 minutes) NEW DELHI—Scientists studying lakes formed from melting glaciers in India’s Himalayan regions warned in 2021 that one in particular posed a danger to the nearby population. That warning proved prophetic last week as the lake sent water rushing down into the valley below. Copyright ©2023 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. … Read more

Lake Powell’s total capacity is shrinking, report shows

CNN  —  Lake Powell, the second-largest human-made reservoir in the US, has lost nearly 7% of its potential storage capacity since 1963, when Glen Canyon Dam was built, a new report shows. In addition to water loss due to an intense multiyear drought, the US Geological Survey and the Bureau of Reclamation report found, Lake … Read more