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Oroville Dam flood danger recedes; state criticized for spending on rail, illegals

Monday, February 13th, 2017 8:13am MDT

The flood danger from the Oroville Dam receded Monday, but California was hit by a wave of criticism for failing to heed warnings about risks to the spillway at a time when the state spent generously on illegal immigrants and high-speed rail. California Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, came under fire amid reports that federal […]

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Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Firehose Lava Flow Finally Cut Off

Monday, February 6th, 2017 8:22am MDT

The firehose lava flow that had been spilling out of a seaside cliff on Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano since New Year’s Eve finally stopped Thursday after a portion of the cliff collapsed, according to reports. Hawaii Volcano Observatory geologists were at the site observing a large crack in a section of the cliff and were able […]

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NOAA releases first images from new GOES satellite

Monday, January 23rd, 2017 9:46am MDT

NOAA released the first images from their new GOES-16 satellite and to say they are stunning would be an understatement.  The new satellite, built in Colorado by Lockheed Martin, contains some of the highest resolution cameras and most advanced sensors in the world. From NOAA: Since the GOES-16 satellite lifted off from Cape Canaveral on November […]

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Strong Aftershocks Hit New Zealand Following Strong Quake

Sunday, November 13th, 2016 2:13pm MDT

A powerful aftershock shook New Zealand’s South Island Monday, just hours after being hit by a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake. “It looks as though it’s the infrastructure that’s the biggest problem,” said Civil Defense Minister Gerry Brownlee after flying over the affected area with Prime Minister John Key. A slip dam caused by earthquakes had blocked […]

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Hillary Clinton taking advantage of Hurricane Matthew

Thursday, October 13th, 2016 4:49am MDT

In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, Hillary Clinton has called on Al Gore to help boost her candidacy among voters concerned about climate change. If Tuesday’s Clinton-Gore climate change rally in Miami is any indication, we are in for a wild ride in the coming weeks. Their speeches were riddled with science misrepresentations and outright […]

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Hurricane Nicole bears down on Bermuda

Thursday, October 13th, 2016 3:55am MDT

Mexico City (dpa) – Hurricane Nicole is expected to arrive in the British overseas territory of Bermuda on Thursday, with officials telling locals to be wary of the category 4 storm. Late on Wednesday evening the centre of the hurricane was situated around 290 kilometres south-south west of Bermuda with wind speeds of up to […]

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NC hurricane death toll now 19, with 3,800 in shelters, 143,000 without power

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 8:52am MDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — North Carolina’s Hurricane Matthew death toll has risen yet again in the ninth day of recovery to 19 people, most of them drownings that occurred when people were trapped in vehicles and swept away. The toll could rise even more, as rivers in five more counties are expected to surpass record levels […]

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An overblown link between hurricanes and global warming

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 5:16am MDT

Hurricane Matthew proved to be a dangerous storm that killed hundreds, and caused floods and property damage from Haiti to the Carolinas. Thanks a lot, global warming. That, at least, is what some alarmists would have us believe. “Hurricane Matthew, a record-shattering storm that is unusual for October, is a reminder of climate change’s potential […]

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Deadly Hurricane Matthew downgraded, but still dangerous

Sunday, October 9th, 2016 12:24pm MDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Hurricane Matthew was downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone Sunday morning but still had some dangerous fight left in it, dumping more than a foot of rain on North Carolina in a deluge that flooded homes and businesses as far as 100 miles inland. What will go down as one of the most […]

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Hurricane Matthew tracker

Thursday, October 6th, 2016 8:09am MDT

After devastating parts of Haiti and Cuba, Hurricane Matthew now has its sights set on the southeastern United States. Florida Governor Rick Scott has warned that the storm could be catastrophic and ordered the evacuation of nearly 2 million residents. Follow the massive storm’s progress using the live tracker below. For more information, get the […]

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