Central States to Experience Flash Flood Risk After Days of Torrential Rainfall
This week, showers and thunderstorms will frequently target areas from the Gulf Coast to the central Plains. It could bring needed rain in some regions but flash flood risk in other areas will also increase. As per the National Weather Service (NWS), flash flooding takes place within six hours of torrential or intense rainfall.
Exposure to Polluted Air Contributed to Six Million Preterm Births Around the World in 2019
A huge new global study revealed that air pollution played a part in nearly six million premature births and close to three million underweight babies in just 2019. Mounting evidence shows that the exposure of pregnant women to PM2.5 has a strong link to a greater risk of them giving birth to their babies too small or untimely.
Hurricane Names Have Almost Been Exhausted, What's Next This Season?
Following the record-breaking season last year, the World Meteorological Organization chose to abolish the Greek alphabet as the list that would be used if the hurricane names become exhausted. Rather, they chose to go with a totally new set of names, if the main list was used up.
Researchers Identify Fossil of South Australian Eagle as One of World's Oldest Raptor Species
An eagle fossil of about 25m years found on a distant outback cattle station in South Australia has been recognized as one of world's oldest raptor species. Palaeontologists found the eagle fossil on the coast of a dry lake referred to as Lake Pinpa in 2016.
Scientists Discovered Further Threat to Floating Ice Shelves in Antarctica
Scientists studying snow and ice at the University of California, Irvine and NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab have looked into the dynamics underlying the calving of the iceberg A68 which is the size of Delaware from Larsen C ice shelf of Antarctica in July 2017, discovering possible causes.
Spotted Lanternfly: This Crop-killing Pest is Making its Way to the Midwest
A small pest with wings that some people think is attractive is getting so much attention online, with experts in natural resources and agriculture warning that it can cause a lot of damage to grapes and is very difficult to kill once established. This insect moved from Asia to the United States about a decade ago.
More Climate Disasters: Scientists Warn Earth Will Turn Into Hostile Planet by 2500 if Climate Crisis Isn't Averted
There are a lot of reports centered on scientific research that has to do with the prolonged impacts of climate change including increasing levels of greenhouse gases, sea levels, and temperatures by 2100. IPCC reports evaluate already existing research to reveal the place humans are and things that need to be done before 2100 to achieve our goals, and what could occur if our goals are not achieved.
Experts Want to Learn More About Elusive Fox Species, Could the DNA in This Animal's Poop be of Help?
An evasive fox is wandering the southern Sierra Nevada, and experts are making efforts to get more knowledge about the way this animal behaves and its breeding success. They intend to do this by carrying out an analysis on one of the scarce traces of its presence which is its poop.
PG&E: California's Largest Utility Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter in Zogg Fire That Killed 4
The Largest utility in California has been taken to court for involuntary manslaughter and other crimes due to the deaths of four people caused by the Northern California wildfire in 2021. On Friday, prosecutors publicized they had filed a 31-count complaint claiming Pacific Gas and Electric Co. are to be held accountable for 20 misdemeanors and 11 felonies linked to the Zogg Fire and other wildfires, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
Alaska Residents Face Threat From Agressive River Otters Attacking Kids and Dogs
People living in Anchorage, Alaska, that have gotten used to living near moose and bear are now dealing with the threat from a smaller creature which is the humble river otter.
As New Vent Emerges, Volcanic Ash Cloud in La Palma Caused Disruptions in Flights
On Sunday, an extensive cloud of ash halted flights coming in and going out of the Spanish island of La Palma as molten rock kept jumping high into the air from an active volcano. There were no flights arriving or departing, even though emergency workers were removing the ash from the airport runway.
Northern Territory's Crocodile Population Suddenly Increases After Pushed to the Verge of Extinction
Saltwater crocodile population in the Northern Territory has rapidly increased since the species was nearly shot to the extent of going extinct 50 years ago. Presently, crocodiles are becoming bigger and edging nearer to urban centres. The number of Saltwater crocodiles in the NT has increased from 3,000 to 100,000 in the past 50 years.
More Than 300 Acres of Ghosts Forests Are Creeping up in New Jersey
White cedar forests in New Jersey are turning into "ghost forests," a term that tells of sick trees that are about to die. NBC News reported the coastal forests along with South Jersey, which was lush green are changing to pale white as saltwater creeps into the biome, causing the forests to suffocate.
Mountain Goat Mauls Grizzly Bear to Death in Canadian National Park
Alpha predators succeeded in being the most well-organized hunters in their territory, but from time to time a weaker party appear to disturb the food chain. A relatable example happened on Burgess Pass - a mountain in Yoho National Park - where Parks Canada discovered the corpse of a female grizzly bear. This creature is usually the killer instead of the killed, and unexpectedly, a goat turned out to be the attacker.
Lone House Miraculously Stayed Intact Amid Lava Flow in La Palma Eruption
La Palma volcanic eruption has been active for almost a week, prompting the relocation of thousands. The volcano has damaged hundreds of properties because of its massive lava flow. However, at least a property is still standing as pictures showed and this is surprising. The property was believed to be possessed by a retired couple in Demark.