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6 Weather Predictions for 2017

6 Weather Predictions for 2017

By Bob Henson Between a record-strong El Niño and catastrophic floods, fires and drought, 2016 was a memorable year for weather and climate in North America as well as globally. What can we expect as we roll into 2017? A precise weather forecast is asking too much, but there is already a lot we can […]

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    Dangerous Metals Found in Latest Duke Energy Coal Ash Spill

    Dangerous Metals Found in Latest Duke Energy Coal Ash Spill

    The record-breaking flood of the Neuse River inundated three inactive coal ash ponds for five days last week from the Duke Energy H.F. Lee facility, 10 miles upstream of Goldsboro, North Carolina. The flooded ponds are unlined and uncovered, containing more than 1 million tons of coal ash spread over more than 170 acres in […]

    Climate Denial Collides With Extreme Weather

    Climate Denial Collides With Extreme Weather

    By John Hocevar In 1992, Hurricane Andrew ripped through southeast Florida, doing more than $26 billion in damage and killing at least 65 people. At the time, I was working on a masters degree in marine biology in southeast Florida; several of my close friends lost their homes during the storm. Our marine lab was […]

    Bill McKibben: The Question I Get Asked the Most

    Bill McKibben: The Question I Get Asked the Most

    The questions come after talks, on twitter, in the days’ incoming tide of email—sometimes even in old-fashioned letters that arrive in envelopes. The most common one by far is also the simplest: What can I do? I bet I’ve been asked it 10,000 times by now and—like a climate scientist predicting the temperature—I’m pretty sure […]

    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 […]