Dixie Fire Could Possibly Become the Largest Wildfire in California's History
Officials say the Dixie Fire in northern California could earn the position of the largest wildfire ever recorded in the state. It has consumed 917,579 acres and as of Tuesday, it was just 59% contained. August Complex is presently the largest fire by acreage for the state and has burned about 1,032,648 acres last year.
New Research Reveals Animals Are 'Shape Shifting' Due to Climate Crisis
A study discovered that many warm-blooded animals are developing larger ears, beaks, and legs so they will be able to regulate their body temperature better since the Earth is getting hotter. Scientists led from Australia's Deakin University assessed previous studies into different species that are changing shape and they discovered that climate change may be accountable.
Tri-State Area Brace for Flash Floods, Tornadoes as Hurricane Larry Brings Dangerous Swells
Ida's devastating toll keeps mounting across the tri-state region, which is looking at revived threats of possible severe weather like isolated tornadoes and flash floods Wednesday, as per Storm Team 4. One or two isolated tornadoes can't be out of the picture either, mostly in the western region of the city.
Fountain of Youth: Billionaires Investing in BioTech Company That Wants to Reverse Aging
The MIT Technology Review gave a report that Jeff Bezos the founder of Amazon and Yuri Milner, a Russian-Israeli billionaire has made an investment in a BioTech company, Altos Lab that is studying rejuvenation approaches at a cellular level. The company has not made any report so far but has succeeded in raising $270 million dollars.
7 Nursing Homes Licenses Revoked For 'Neglectful' Evacuation Amid Hurricane Ida
The state of Louisiana made an announcement on Tuesday that the licenses of seven nursing homes will be nullified after it was disclosed that they relocated residents to a warehouse with unpleasant conditions as Hurricane Ida get close to the coastline. Seven people died after over 800 individuals of several nursing homes were relocated.
Third of Shark and Ray Species on the Brink of Extinction Due to Overfishing
As per an eight-year scientific study, overfishing is making a third of shark and ray species susceptible to extinction. The number of sharks, chimaeras, and rays species which are all referred to as chondrichthyan fishes, experiencing "a global extinction crisis" in less than a decade has more than doubled, as per the paper released on the 6th of September in the journal Current Biology.
NY Officials to Visit Houses to Ensure Residents Sign Up for Federal Relief for Ida
After the heavy rain from the remnants of Hurricane Ida prompted dangerous flooding, city officials intend on going door to door to make sure New York residents receive the federal relief benefits that are needed, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio revealed on Monday. The town is still in the process of restoration and recovery.
Weather Experts Stunned After New York's Flash Floods Took Them by Surprise
Meteorologists were still shocked by the event in the Northeast last week. The flooding was predicted but seeing floodwaters engulf New York City wasn't something anybody thought would happen. The totals of the rainfalls were deeply shocking, but what was even more surprising was the fastness of the rain as it came down.
Pollution Made Worse by Extreme Heat Blamed for Fish Kill in Biscayne Bay
Over the holiday weekend, another summer fish kill happened in Biscayne Bay as waters starved of oxygen appeared to suffocate dozens of fish, the most recent sign of a pollution problem Miami-Dade County is required to fix. Due to the high temperatures of recent days and minimal wind speeds bay watchers have been alert for dead fish
Extreme Heatwave and Drought in Western US Cause Shrinkage of Prized Trout Streams
Lately, southern Wyoming's North Platte River has been so low to the extent that a toddler could effortlessly walk across and thick mats of algae - olive-green in color- are developing in the lazy current. Torrent coupled with trickle has disrupted celebrated trout streams in the American West in recent years during climate change's havoc.
Preserving 80% of Amazon Rainforest Can Save it for the Future Generations
The top conservation body in the world is poised to make a decision on whether its 1,400 members can make a formal indication of their choice on a contentious proposal which indigenous groups put forward. The measure demands a "global action plan" so as to put a stop to uncontrolled deforestation and the extraction of valuable minerals and oil which could be destructive.
Blue-Tongue Lizards Developed Resistance to Deadly Venom of Red-Bellied Snake
An Australian study has shown that blue-tongue lizards are resistant to the venom of the red-bellied black snake. Skink family's largest animals, blue-tongues seem to have developed a chemical resistance to the venom released by the snake, while carnivorous monitor lizards called goannas that usually consume Australia's venomous snakes have not.
As Caldor Fire Finally Weakens, Firefighters Are Battling 3 New Wildfires in California
California firefighters began to win their battle with the Caldor Fire over the weekend, and this made authorities downgrade some evacuation orders in the Lake Tahoe region. But as residents there started breathing a sigh of relief, three fresh fires erupted in the state Sunday, as per Cal Fire.
Researchers Discover Antibiotic Resistance in Bears in Remote Scandinavia
The rising problem of antibiotic resistance following industrial-scale production of antimicrobial products began in the 1940s and can be traced in the teeth of Swedish brown bears - Ursus arctos. Beginning from the 1950s, the mammal reveals an increase in antibiotic resistance. For decades, antibiotic resistance has been a developing problem.
Meteorologists: Bermuda and U.S Could Possibly Experience Larry's Powerful Impact
Despite the fact that Larry is predicted to stay well east of the United States, the strong hurricane is anticipated to pass near Bermuda and AccuWeather meteorologists warn there is a possibility of it making landfall in Atlantic Canada. But, Larry's impacts will have a wide effect although the storm could possibly stay about hundreds of miles off the Atlantic beaches from Florida to Maine