Posts Tagged Flooding

As High-Tide Flooding Worsens, More Pollution Is Washing to the Sea…

As sea levels rise, high-tide flooding is becoming a growing problem in many parts of the globe, including cities on the U.S. East Coast. Now, new research shows that as these waters recede, they carry toxic pollutants and excess nutrients into rivers, bays, and oceans… Read this article at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/as-high-tide-flooding-worsens-more-pollution-is-washing-to-the-sea Advertisements

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Rising temperatures and human activity are increasing storm runoff and flash floods…

Summary:  Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that runoff extremes have been dramatically increasing in response to climate and human-induced changes. Their findings show a large increase in both precipitation and runoff extremes driven by both human activity and climate change. They also found that storm runoff has a stronger response than precipitation to […]

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Trinidad & Tobago news updates…

Here are some reports on the flooding events here in Trinidad & Tobago. The rains have eased in the West of Trinidad, I’m not sure what’s happening in other areas. Most reports I’m hearing at the moment are about clean up operations and assistance for all affected. So far we’ve been told that there won’t […]

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Trinidad & Tobago news…

Hi folks, Our little islands are currently being challenged by the elements, things are pretty tough in some parts of Trinidad with lots of heavy rains and extreme floods. Much relief work is taking place, some persons have been evacuated from their homes, and some areas are inaccessible. Apparently eastern and central areas have been […]

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FMD blog history… “5 facts about climate change in the Caribbean”…

Originally posted on for much deliberation:
http://youtu.be/Fc3sV9ypEIk

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Trinidad & Tobago weather update…

“Tonight: Periods of light showers or rain will occur in few areas over Trinidad. Tobago will be mostly clear. Tomorrow: Sunny conditions are expected with showery spells occurring in few areas…” We still have occasional heavy showers but things are clearing up and the adverse weather alert has been cancelled. Here’s the full report from […]

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Inclement weather here in Trinidad & Tobago…

Since 10:15 last night we’ve been having lots of rain here in Trinidad & Tobago. There’s flooding in the capital city Port-of-Spain and also in the central parts in Trinidad, and I’ve heard that there’s also much rain over on our sister isle Tobago… Here’s a report from one of our meteorologists.: https://www.cnc3.co.tt/news/seigonie-mohammeds-update-inclement-weather And from the […]

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As Seas Rise, Americans Use Nature to Fight Worsening Erosion…

A report from climatecentral.org: http://www.climatecentral.org/news/americans-use-nature-to-fight-erosion-sea-level-rise-21884

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Drought & Deluge in 2018…

The following report is from climatecentral.org: http://www.climatecentral.org/gallery/maps/drought-deluge-in-2018

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After a Flood, How Do Insects and Other Invertebrates Recover?…

After a 100-year flood struck south central Oklahoma in 2015, a study of the insects, arthropods, and other invertebrates in the area revealed striking declines of most invertebrates in the local ecosystem, a result that researchers say illustrates the hidden impacts of natural disasters… Read the full article here at enn.com: https://www.enn.com/articles/54096-after-a-flood-how-do-insects-and-other-invertebrates-recover

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Warmer Air Means More Evaporation and Precipitation…

A climate change article from climatecentral.org: http://www.climatecentral.org/gallery/graphics/warmer-air-means-more-evaporation-and-precipitation

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Atlas of the Human Planet 2017: How exposed are we to natural hazards? — ScienceDaily… 

Summary:  One out of three people in the world is exposed to earthquakes, a number which almost doubled in the past 40 years. Around 1 billion in 155 countries are exposed to floods and 414 million live near one of the 220 most dangerous volcanoes. The 2017 edition of the  Atlas of the Human Planet […]

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40 Facts About Hurricanes…

Hurricanes facts: A hurricane is a form of tropical cyclone or severe tropical storm that occur in eastern Pacific Ocean, Caribbean Sea, southern Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Source conserve-energy-future.com: 40 Facts About Hurricanes – Conserve Energy Future

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France floods ease as Seine starts to recede…

Summary from Sciencedaily.com: The rain-swollen River Seine in Paris begins receding after reaching its highest level in three decades, easing fears after devastating floods sent the Louvre and other riverside museums scrambing to protect their treasures… Video provided by AFP Source: The rain-swollen River Seine in Paris begins receding after reaching its highest level in […]

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Greenland’s Melt Season Started Nearly Two Months Early…

Report by Brian Kahn on the Greenland melt season on climatecentral.org  “Warm, wet conditions rapidly kicked off the melt season this weekend, more than a month-and-a-half ahead of schedule. It has easily set a record for earliest melt season onset, and marks the first time it’s begun in April…” Read the rest of his report here: […]

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Global Warming Basics: What Has Changed?…

This is a re-post from tamino’s Open Mind blog which seeks to enlighten the reader on the responses to the following questions as stated in paragraph ‘2’, “Perhaps the most basic question for a lot of people is “What has changed?” Has climate changed already? In what way? What have we seen in the last few […]

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The Relentless Rise of Two Caribbean Lakes Baffles Scientists…

“Lake Azuéi, the largest lake in Haiti, lies about 18 miles east of Port-au-Prince, the capital, nestled along the border with the Dominican Republic. Also known as Étang Saumâtre, the lake rose so much between 2004 and 2009 that it engulfed dozens of square miles… Lake Enriquillo (in the Dominican Republic) and Lake Azuéi have always been […]

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What is La Niña?…

Source conserve-energy-future.com: What is La Niña? Summary: La Niña is a climate pattern that describes the cooling of surface ocean waters along the tropical west coast of South America. La Nina is considered to be the counterpart to El Nino, which is characterized by unusually warm ocean temperatures in the equatorial region of the Pacific Ocean.

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