hurricanes

Florida’s Three Major Utilities Propose 10% to 20% Rate Hikes, Citing Hurricane Damage, Natural Gas Prices

Florida’s Three Major Utilities Propose 10% to 20% Rate Hikes, Citing Hurricane Damage, Natural Gas Prices

A combination of climate-fueled extreme weather events and a reliance on fossil fuels could raise the electricity bills of many Floridians this spring. Three of the state’s largest utilities — Florida Power & Light (FPL), Duke Energy and Tampa Electric Company (TECO) — have asked the state’s Public Service Commission (PSC) to approve rate hikes […]

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    Biden Pledges $60 Million to Help Protect Puerto Rico From Hurricanes

    Biden Pledges $60 Million to Help Protect Puerto Rico From Hurricanes

    In a visit to Puerto Rico Monday, President Joe Biden pledged an initial $60 million to help the U.S. territory prepare for hurricanes and other storms that have been made more extreme by the climate crisis.  His visit comes five years after Hurricane Maria devastated the island’s infrastructure and killed nearly 3,000 people and around […]

    11 Fact-Checked Tweets That Show Hurricane Ian’s Catastrophic Damage

    11 Fact-Checked Tweets That Show Hurricane Ian’s Catastrophic Damage

    The storm was downgraded to a tropical storm Thursday morning as winds weakened to 65 mph. Ian continues to batter Florida as it marches north. More than 2.6 million Florida energy customers are still without power Thursday, according to the tracker PowerOutage.us. The storm is poised to become one of the costliest storms in U.S. history, according to the National Hurricane Center.

    Hurricane Kay Could Be Rare Tropical Storm to Impact California

    Hurricane Kay Could Be Rare Tropical Storm to Impact California

    Hurricane Kay, which is currently churning off the coast of Baja California, could be the rare Northeast Pacific hurricane to impact the northern Mexican peninsula as well as drought-ravaged Southern California. The storm could bring relief to a state baking under a record-breaking September heat wave, but heavy rainfall poses risks as well.  “[I]t’s never […]

    Atlantic Hurricane Season (Unofficially) Starting Earlier, Study Finds

    Atlantic Hurricane Season (Unofficially) Starting Earlier, Study Finds

    Tropical storms are increasingly forming and making landfall before the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season as ocean temperatures warm, a new study published in Nature Communications finds. The study’s publication comes as NOAA considers moving the official June 1 start date up to May 15. As reported by The Washington Post: The start date is […]

    Scientists Develop Wind Turbines Resistant to Hurricanes

    Scientists Develop Wind Turbines Resistant to Hurricanes

    Scientists are constantly working on ways to innovate wind turbines to make them more efficient and resilient. From designing wood turbine towers with a smaller carbon footprint to investigating ways to reuse old wind turbine blades, there are a lot of impressive wind energy feats underway around the world. Now, researchers have found a way […]