extreme weather

NASA: September Temps Warmest in 136 Years

NASA: September Temps Warmest in 136 Years

Last month was the hottest September ever recorded, beating 2014’s previous record by 0.004°C. According to new NASA data, temperatures were 1.6°F (0.91°C) above the 1951-1980 average. Monthly temperatures (departure from 1980–2015), superimposed on the 1980–2015 mean seasonal cycle.NASA / GISS / Schmidt According to an official statement from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, […]

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    Duke Energy Cooling Pond Dam Collapses in Wake of Hurricane Matthew Flooding

    Duke Energy Cooling Pond Dam Collapses in Wake of Hurricane Matthew Flooding

    [This breaking news is an update to a post earlier today on EcoWatch: Millions of Chickens Feared Dead at Factory Farms in Wake of Hurricane Matthew] Waterkeeper Alliance and Upper Neuse Riverkeeper are responding to and documenting the breach of a 1.2-billion-gallon cooling pond dam at Duke Energy’s H.F. Lee plant. The breach occurred today […]

    Millions of Chickens Feared Dead at Factory Farms in Wake of Hurricane Matthew

    Millions of Chickens Feared Dead at Factory Farms in Wake of Hurricane Matthew

    Flooding across North Carolina continues in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew and Gov. McCrory said some rivers are still rising. McCrory also warned that conditions in central and eastern parts of the state remain “extremely dangerous.” [facebook https://www.facebook.com/EcoWatch/videos/1313823198630614/ expand=1] After surveying the damage, environmentalists are expressing concerns after they found flooding at factory farms and […]

    After 12-Day Rampage, Hurricane Matthew Leaves More Than 1,000 Dead

    After 12-Day Rampage, Hurricane Matthew Leaves More Than 1,000 Dead

    By Jeff Masters and Bob Henson After a devastating 12-day rampage from the Caribbean to the U.S. Mid-Atlantic, Hurricane Matthew was reclassified as a post-tropical cyclone at 5 a.m. EDT Sunday by the National Hurricane Center (NHC). Matthew wasn’t exactly slacking off—its top sustained winds remained 75 mph as of NHC’s 2 p.m. Sunday advisory—but […]

    Hurricane Matthew Poses Extreme Threat to East Coast

    Hurricane Matthew Poses Extreme Threat to East Coast

    By Bob Henson After barreling across the Caribbean and through the Bahamas, Hurricane Matthew backed off from an immediate U.S. landfall on Thursday night, and odds were rising that the system might not come fully ashore before looping out to sea over the weekend. In its 11 p.m. EDT advisory, the National Hurricane Center kept […]