Posts Tagged Natural Disasters

Eighth earthquake strikes near T&T in under two weeks…

These events are becoming a bit too regular I think: http://www.looptt.com/content/eighth-earthquake-strikes-near-tt-under-two-weeks Advertisements

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Mother Nature Can Help us Deal With Her Water Disasters…

(Intro from ipsnews.net) Almost every day we hear news about catastrophic flooding or drought somewhere in the world. And many nations and regions are on track for even more extreme water problems within a generation, the latest IPCC report warns… Read the full article here: http://www.ipsnews.net/2018/10/mother-nature-can-help-us-deal-water-disasters/

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Earthquake rocks Trinidad & surrounding countries…

Earthquake measuring around 5.3, occurring just before 10 pm last night, felt in the capital Port of Spain. Located off the North of Venezuela… https://caribbeannewsservice.com/now/trinidad-magnitude-5-3-earthquake-jolts-trinidad-and-neighbouring-countries/ Read another report here: http://www.looptt.com/content/53-earthquake-rocks-tt  

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Does a Fire-Ravaged Forest Need Human Help to Recover?…

Rising temperatures and more frequent forest fires have reignited a longstanding debate among foresters, ecologists, and conservationists: Is logging and other human intervention needed to regenerate severely burned woodlands, or should these charred lands be left to revive on their own?… Read this full article here at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/does-a-fire-ravaged-forest-need-human-help-to-recover

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Hawaii volcano: Lava flow evaporates Hawaii’s largest freshwater lake within hours…

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Jet stream changes since 1960s linked to more extreme weather…

Summary:  Increased fluctuations in the path of the North Atlantic jet stream since the 1960s coincide with more extreme weather events in Europe such as heat waves, wildfires and flooding. The new research is the first reconstruction of historical changes in the North Atlantic jet stream prior to the 20th century. By using tree rings, […]

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Interesting facts #25…

(from livescience.com) Mount Vesuvius, on the west coast of Italy, is the only active volcano on mainland Europe. It is best known because of the eruption in A.D. 79 that destroyed the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum… Read about Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii here: https://www.livescience.com/27871-mount-vesuvius-pompeii.html

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Beyond wind speed: A new measure for predicting hurricane impacts…

What if there was a better way to forecast and communicate hurricanes’ damaging economic impacts, before they happen? Colorado State University civil engineers have developed an innovative new approach to assessing the resiliency of coastal communities to hurricanes. They’ve created a ‘multi-hazard hurricane impact level model,’ which estimates economic damages to be caused by storms, […]

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Geologic evidence is the forerunner of ominous prospects for a warming Earth…

Summary:  While strong seasonal hurricanes have devastated many of the Caribbean and Bahamian islands this year, geologic studies on several of these islands illustrate that more extreme conditions existed in the past. A new analysis shows that the limestone islands of the Bahamas and Bermuda experienced climate changes that were even more extreme than historical […]

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One of planet’s largest volcanic eruptions…

Summary:  Researchers have determined that the Pacific Northwest was home to one of the Earth’s largest known volcanic eruptions, a millennia-long spewing of sulfuric gas that blocked out the sun and cooled the planet. Only two other eruptions — the basalt floods of the Siberian Traps and the Deccan Traps — were larger, and they […]

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Taking the Long View: The ‘Forever Legacy’ of Climate Change…

Intro (Yale Environment 360): Climate change projections often focus on 2100. But the geological record shows that unless we rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, we will be locking in drastic increases in temperatures and sea levels that will alter the earth not just for centuries, but for millennia… Read the article at Yale Environment 360:  http://e360.yale.edu/features/taking-the-long-view-the-forever-legacy-of-climate-change

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Storm conditions expected to last six more hours | The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper… 

Stormy conditions continue in Trinidad and Tobago – http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2017-06-20/storm-conditions-expected-last-six-more-hours

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The weather outside is frightful!!!…

Storm update here – http://miami.cbslocal.com/2017/06/19/tropical-storm-bret-trinidad/

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Roofs torn off, trees crash as Bret flexes muscle | The Trinidad Guardian Newspaper… 

Weather update from the Trinidad Guardian Newspaper – http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2017-06-19/roofs-torn-trees-crash-bret-flexes-muscle

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T & T storm warning… 

The rains have started…  All schools, workplaces, businesses, etc closed until tomorrow, Tuesday / or upon advise from the Meteorological office. Caribbean Airlines flights have also been cancelled.  I hoped everyone’s stocked up…  Time to get cozy and sit close to the television or radio…. 

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Trinidad Express Newspapers: | Closing in on T&T – Storm warning No. 4… 

Another storm warning for Trinidad and Tobago – http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20170619/news/closing-in-on-tt-storm-warning-no-4

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Trinidad Express Newspapers: | Storm warning No. 3… 

Storm warning report – http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20170619/frontpage-slider/storm-warning-no-3

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Stormy conditions in Trinidad and Tobago… 

Some serious weather heading our way in the southern Caribbean lots of strong winds with occasional rain, I hope everyone’s all prepared… 

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