Archive for: July, 2011

Hot July Over, Cooler August On Tap

The time has arrived where the talk about August being cooler than July. With the tropics being active and the sun beginning to wane, the heat will begin to back down in full force over this next month. While warm and humid days still greet the region in August, the persistent 90 degree temperature regime [...]

Tropics Heating Up Equals Area Cooling Down

The National Hurricane Center Ready to Classify System in Yucatan Channel; Courtesy of The National Hurricane Center After the much angst of the hot stretch across the Ohio Valley for the last half of July, a forecast that I was a couple degrees too cool on, is starting to take shape. A theory I have [...]

Small Volcano Eruptions Add to a Cooler Climate

Along with sulfur emitted by coal-burning power plants, volcanic particles spewed high in the atmosphere reduced the amount of global warming otherwise expected during the 2000s, a new study finds. Relatively small volcanic eruptions last decade sent sulfur high enough in the atmosphere to reflect sunlight and help stall a rising global temperature trend. The [...]

Raw Sewage Seeping into Hudson River, Swimmers Urged to Stay Out

State environmental officials have dispatched emergency crews to monitor raw sewage being dumped into the Hudson River from a New York City wastewater treatment plant that caught fire Wednesday and had to be shut down. The North River Wastewater Treatment Plant, situated across the river from Edgewater in Bergen County, was shuttered after a fire [...]

Mount Cleveland Volcano Under Alert in Alaska

The alert level for an Alaska volcano is being raised after officials say persistent thermal anomalies have been spotted in satellite data. The Alaska Volcano Observatory on Wednesday raised the level Cleveland Volcano to advisory from unassigned. There is no real-time seismic network at the volcano, located 939 miles southwest of Anchorage on an uninhabited [...]

Something in The Air is Causing Lung Damage to Our Troops in The Middle east

Some soldiers serving in the Middle East who develop difficulty breathing — but whose chest X-rays show nothing out of the ordinary — have constrictive bronchiolitis, a kind of lung damage virtually unknown in young adults, a study shows. Reporting in the July 21 New England Journal of Medicine, physician Robert Miller of Vanderbilt University [...]

Hot and Humid Now But is Relief In Sight?

We know it is hot. We know it is humid. We know it feels rough outside if venturing out. The question most are asking is relief in sight? Yes, but not for another five days. Temperatures all across the region are in the low to middle 90s but adding to the temperatures is the massive [...]

Massive Snowstorm Dumps 6 Feet of Snow on Chile

A massive snowstorm dumped some six feet of snow on Chile’s Araucancia region, leaving many without power and communities completely cut off from the rest of the country. Residents of the mountainous region of the Andes were forced to dig out from massive piles of snow and television footage showed homes almost completely burried in [...]

Morgellons: Terrifying New Disease Reaching Pandemic Status

It sounds like something from a bad sci-fi movie. People report the sensation of creatures crawling under their skin, mysterious moving fibers appear, and finally bugs and worms pop out. Unfortunately, these terrifying symptoms are all too true. The people having them are experiencing Morgellons, the latest and scariest in the series of bizarre diseases [...]

Tropical Storm Bret Forms Off Florida Coast

Tropical Storm Bret becomes the second named storm of the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Late Saturday night, elements came together to really enhance the conditions off the east coast of Florida to allow Bret to develop on Sunday afternoon first as a depression then quickly as a tropical storm. Infrared Image Early Monday Morning; Courtesy [...]

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