Extreme Weather and Disasters

Global Warming Causes Wildfires and Vice Versa – Scientists Warn of Changes in Climate Vegetation and Possible Extinctions

Global Warming Causes Wildfires and Vice Versa – Scientists Warn of Changes in Climate Vegetation and Possible Extinctions

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Researchers at the Third International Fire Ecology and Management Congress in San Diego said that global warming could fuel ferocious wild-land fires in parts of the world. This could disrupt ecosystems and possibly cause extinctions of native plants and animals.

The scientists say that “now is the time for us to develop and adopt fire management strategies that will enable us to respond to a changing global climate and thereby reduce potential disruptions to plant communities, fire regimes and, ultimately, the ecosystem processes and services tied to fire.”

Strong Earthquake Hits Big Island of Hawaii Causing Power Outages – Hawaiian Islands Without Power In Places Still – Evacuations

Strong Earthquake Hits Big Island of Hawaii Causing Power Outages – Hawaiian Islands Without Power In Places Still – Evacuations and Landslides

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The US Geological Survey reports that a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit the Hawaiian Islands on Sunday Morning at 7:07 AM. The USGS considers this a “strong” earthquake that hit at a depth of 38.9 km (24.2 miles) under the Island of Hawaii.

Although the earthquake was centered 10 miles (15 km) north-northwest of Kailua Kona or 65 miles (100 km) west of Hilo, the earthquake affected was felt throughout the chain. Scientists believe the earthquake was caused by volcanic growth, not an eruption. The vast majority of Hawaiian earthquakes are caused by this growth. The Island of Hawaii is the youngest island in a chain of volcanoes that stretches about 3500 miles across the North Pacific Ocean.

Modern Agricultural Technologies Key to Africa’s Food Security

Modern Agricultural Technologies Key to Africa’s Food Security

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Two major U.S.-based foundations have announced a grand scheme to rejuvenate Africa’s agriculture. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation will spend $150 million towards green revolutionizing Africa’s agriculture.

The program, according to a joint press release from the two foundations, “intends to improve agricultural development in Africa by addressing both farming and relevant economic issues, including soil fertility and irrigation, farmer management practices, and farmer access to markets and financing.”

There is no doubt that this initiative has come at an opportune time. Africa’s agriculture is near total collapse and requires urgent reengineering. Africa has been slow in embracing cutting edge agricultural technologies such as biotechnology that have transformed the economies of many developing countries such as India, South Africa, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and China.

Storm Panels: Various Types of Hurricane Shutters Storm Panels Reviewed

Storm Panels: Various Types of Hurricane Shutters Storm Panels Reviewed

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Removable storm panels are probably the most cost-effective form of hurricane protection you can purchase for your home. They are extremely effective at repelling hurricane and tropical storm force winds, rain, and flying debris. There are basically 3 types of removable storm panels: Aluminum panels, Clear storm panels, and galvanize steel storm panels. Storm panels are known for their rock solid sturdiness and relatively easy set-up. Storm panels engineered in Florida are designed to meet the most stringent wind codes accepted in South Florida by Miami-Dade County.

Storm panels are designed to slide in to an upper H-track (Header) and fasten to a bottom track with washer based wind nuts. Tracks can be painted any color but generally come in white or bronze finish. For storage, the panels can be stacked away in your garage or shed. Certain types of panels can be attached right to the wall around the window with out tracks by using concrete anchors and stainless steel screws. Of all the various types of hurricane protection, storm panels are the most labor intensive to put up involving some with relative strength. Steel panels are the heaviest and have been known to cause injury by falling on people’s feet, so you have to be careful when putting them up. Aluminum panels are the next heaviest and clear panels are the lighted to put up. All types stack away in a relatively small space in your garage.

Hurricane Ernesto Expected To Enter Gulf Winds Up To 110 MPH – Florida Keys Evacuated Projected Path

Hurricane Ernesto Expected To Enter Gulf Winds Up To 110 MPH – Florida Keys Evacuated Projected Path

The first Atlantic season hurricane, Ernesto, hit Haiti while being downgraded to a tropical storm, but could reemerge as a hurricane as it heads towards the Florida Keys and possibly the Gulf Coast. There was flooding in Haiti, and the storm is expected to hit Cuba on Monday morning.

The government of the Bahamas has issued a tropical storm warning for Ragged Island and the Great Exuma in the Central Bahamas. The warning means a tropical storm is expected within the next 24 hours. The government of the Bahamas has issued a hurricane watch for the northwestern Bahamas. The watch means the conditions are likely within the next 36 hours.

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