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September 8, 2017 Monarchs in western U.S. risk extinction, scientists saySource: Reuters
Monarch butterflies west of the Rocky Mountains are teetering on the edge of extinction, with the number wintering in California down more than 90 percent from the 1980s, researchers said in a study published on Thursday
September 8, 2017 Countries rush to aid islands devastated by Hurricane IrmaSource: CBS News
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- French, British and Dutch rescuers rushed aid to a heavily damaged string of Caribbean islands Thursday after Hurricane Irma, a powerful Category 5 storm, left a path of destruction.
September 7, 2017 Future Hurricanes Will Be Worse Than HarveySource: loomberg
A single Hurricane Harvey has been more than anyone can bear. But to better prepare cities for future storms, researchers are preparing to re-watch Harvey thousands of times. They’ve already been studying earlier storms, and...
September 7, 2017 Cruise lines change routes, cancel trips to keep 70,000 travelers out of Irma’s pathSource: Miami Herald
California resident Adrianne Davis is scheduled to sail on a Carnival Cruise Line voyage to Cuba Thursday afternoon. But she could get stuck in Florida if the cruise line cancels her voyage last minute due to Hurricane Irma.
September 7, 2017 Climate, Power, Money And Sorrow: Lessons Of Hurricane HarveySource: NPR
But in the wake of Hurricane Harvey we can now see what climate change is really about. It was never about clever arguments but, instead, something much more elemental: power, money and human suffering.
September 7, 2017 Hurricane Irma causes devastation in the CaribbeanSource: BBC
Hurricane Irma has caused widespread destruction across the Caribbean, reducing buildings to rubble and leaving at least nine people dead.
September 6, 2017 Irma Tops Storm Scale, Florida Preps for Catastrophic StrikeSource: Bloomberg
Hurricane Irma became the most powerful storm to form in the open Atlantic Ocean, as it churns toward Florida with the prospect of property losses that could surpass Hurricane Katrina.
September 6, 2017 The Post-Harvey Mosquito Invasion Seems Like HellSource: Gizmodo
Thanks to untold quantities of filthy standing water, millions of mosquitos are starting to hatch. And yes, they do bite. They love to bite.
September 6, 2017 Houston, We've Got A Problem. It's Called Global Warming.Source: Forbes
Hurricane Harvey poured more rain on Texas and Louisiana last week than this country has ever seen from a single storm. The city of Houston is now suffering from historic flooding, with many calling this a "1000-year flood."
Virtually all the world's tap water is contaminated by microscopic plastic fibers, a new study claims, raising fresh concerns about the implications of rampant plastic pollution on human and planetary health.
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