Showing posts with label nature. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nature. Show all posts

State of emergency declared in New York City over flash flooding (Videos)

A state of emergency has been declared in New York City as strong storms have brought flash flooding. Torrential rain caused flooding that closed roads and disrupted subway service as “dangerous and life-threatening” rainfall surged across New York City.

See the hilarious hack a woman performed to bring 'back her dying plants to life’

A British woman has gone viral after sharing a hilarious solution to restoring several dying plants in her garden.

Turkish-Syrian Earthquakes: Death Toll Surpasses 15,000 Amid Humanitarian Crisis

AFAD, Türkiye’s disaster management agency, put the number of fatalities in the county at 12,391 in an update on Thursday, while the Syrian Health Ministry recorded 1,262 deaths, as of Wednesday.

Africa’s highest mountain Kilimanjaro is on fire

Firefighters and hundreds of volunteers in Tanzania are battling to contain a reported fire outbreak on Africa’s tallest mountain, Kilimanjaro, the country’s National Parks Service (TANAPA) confirmed in a statement on Monday.

Thousands Swarm to Catch Glimpse of California’s Rare Super Bloom

Flowers bloom at the Carrizo Plain National Monument in California in 2017. (Bob Wick/Bureau of Land Management)
Thousands of visitors are making their way to the hills of Lake Elsinore to catch a glimpse of the rare California super bloom, as the Southern region sees its second bloom of wildflowers in two years.

Climate Change Activist Greta Thunberg Is Nominated For The Nobel Peace Prize Aged 16

Teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. The Swedish schoolgirl, 16, has been put forward for the prestigious prize in light of the impact of her Fridays For The Future movement, which has inspired pupils around the world to walk out of their classrooms on Fridays to protest governments' collective lack of action on climate change.

Glacier calves into lagoon forcing tourists to flee as wall of ice falls into water creating giant waves.

Tourists walk out on the rocks towards the edge of the Jokulsarlon lagoon in Iceland with a tour guide
Tourists had to flee from the edge of a lagoon after a section of a glacier broke off creating large pulsating waves near the shore. The dramatic moment was captured on the edge of the Jokulsarlon lagoon in Iceland yesterday. Visitors can be seen walking out on the rocks towards the peaceful lagoon. All of a sudden, the Breidamerkurjokull glacier calves into the water creating a massive wave.

Ireland set to be warmer than Barcelona, Lanzarote, and Athens this weekend.

Ireland set to be warmer than Barcelona, Lanzarote, and Athens this weekend
Met Éireann isn't explicitly saying we should break out the shorts, but they might as well be with their prediction for how the weekend is looking! On Good Friday, we should expect parts of the country to get as high as 20 degrees, while Easter Saturday will go one better (literally), as parts of Ireland are expected to reach 21 degrees.

Parts of Ireland to reach 23 degrees this Easter bank holiday weekend.

Parts of Ireland to reach 23 degrees this Easter bank holiday weekend
Nothing like a long weekend with decent weather to get you in the mood for, er, a long weekend. We previously reported that the country is set to be warmer than Barcelona, Lanzarote and Athens over the next few days, and now you can add a couple of degrees to that initial reading.

Did you know no life can exist on this land in Ethiopia?

One of the near-universal agreements in the traditional worldviews of African peoples and even those from without is that all of the earth is predetermined to support plant and animal life, from the simplest to the most complex.
But contrary to what is clearly a pre-scientific belief, researchers have found that certain places are quite literally dead. A new study has found that Dallol in the Afar region of northern Ethiopia is the one place where no life can exist. According to scientists, Dallol’s inability to support life is because the place is extremely hot, acidic and salty. The area was already known as one of the aridest portions of the planet yet the new findings indicate that Dallol’s pools do not even have micro-organismic life. 
A member of the team and author of the study, Purificacion Lopez Garcia of the French National Centre for Scientific Research was quoted as saying: “After analysing many more samples than in previous works, with adequate controls so as not to contaminate them and a well-calibrated methodology, we have verified that there’s no microbial life in these salty, hot and hyperacid pools or in the adjacent magnesium-rich brine lakes.”Dallol lies in the way of a volcanic crater, along with the Danakil depression, the lowest point in Ethiopia and one of the lowest in Africa. 
As far back as the 1960s, Dallol was recording a temperature of 41 degrees Celsius (106 degrees Fahrenheit) daily. This was on record as the hottest inhabited place on earth. But the new report puts Dallol’s temperature beyond 45 degrees Celsius (118 degrees Fahrenheit), even in winter. “What does exist is a great diversity of halophilic archaea (a type of primitive salt-loving microorganisms) in the desert and the saline canyons around the hydrothermal site, but neither in the hyperacid and hypersaline pools themselves nor in the so-called Black and Yellow lakes of Dallol, where magnesium abounds,” added Garcia. One practical result of this research is the understanding that the presence of water may not be an adequate determinant of the possibility of human habitation. Billions of dollars have been invested in the last few decades to discover the water outside of the Earth. 
The essentiality of water is discussed in space explorations of Mars and other planets where it is hoped humans may colonise. But Garcia pushes back on this belief that water is all we need: “Our study presents evidence that there are places on the Earth’s surface, such as the Dallol pools, which are sterile even though they contain liquid water.”Recording negative pH values in pools of acid and salt, the waters of Dallol actually prevent the promotion of life by breaking down hydrogen. This makes the existence of even minute life conceivably impossible. The researchers will, however, continue their study into the coming years. What is certain for now is that our perspective of Earth and living has been challenged with what looks like insurmountable evidence.

Storm Brendan moving off – 32,000 without power but wind and flooding hazard remains

Some homes will be without power overnight as the ESB continues to restore power in the aftermath of Storm Brendan.

Aussie Firefighters Break Into Smiles And Dance As Rain Falls On Bushfire Area

After weeks of battling intense bushfires, firefighters in Australia have finally been given a reason to smile as rain begins to fall over the scorched woodland areas.

3 stunning locations in Africa named among world’s most beautiful places

Africa is blessed with some of the most impressive and spectacular places in the world.

Ethiopia planted 350 million trees in 24 hours.

Over 350 million trees were planted in Ethiopia over the course of 24 hours in a bid to crack down on deforestation. The move, encouraged by the country's prime minister Abiy Ahmed, is a reaction to Ethiopia's problematic history of mass deforestation and unsustainable farming.

Met Eireann believes Thursday will be a 'danger period' as it tracks Hurricane Lorenzo.

Met Eireann has said it is monitoring the progress of Hurricane Lorenzo. The forecaster said Thursday looks like it will be a "danger period" as the storm moves along the North Atlantic, but added it will have a better idea in the next 24 hours. It is expected to recede to a tropical storm by the time it reaches the vicinity of Ireland.

Dublin Fire Brigade issue 'safety tips' ahead of Storm Lorenzo.

The country is gearing up for a storm as Lorenzo is on the way.

Irishman hospitalised after lightning strike on US golf course.

NBC cameras captured the dramatic moment when a bolt of lightning struck a 60-foot pine tree on the East Lake golf course in Atlanta, Georgia. The incident occurred during the TOUR Championship.

Kelvin-Helmholtz waves spotted above Virginia mountain .

A Virginia woman captured a stunning cloud formation above Smith Mountain, resembling a famous painting by Van Gogh.

Peru earthquake: Huge magnitude 8 tremor strikes near major city.

A huge magnitude 8 earthquake has struck in northern Peru the biggest in the world so far this year.
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