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05/31/2016 10:13 PM
Evacuations ordered as Texas' flooded Brazos River tops record

A mobile home park is flooded by the rain-swollen Brazos River in Richmond, TexasBy Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Record flooding along the swollen Brazos River in Texas on Tuesday prompted mandatory evacuations after at least six people died in the worst floods in more than 100 years. Forecasters predicted more rain as the Brazos rose to levels not seen since 1913 after heavy rainfall late last week. The National Weather Service reported the Brazos hitting 54.16 feet at Richmond, Texas, late on Tuesday, almost 4 feet above the flood record set in 1994.

05/31/2016 07:01 PM
This smart umbrella tells you when you need an umbrella

This smart umbrella tells you when you need an umbrellaBilled as the world's first super umbrella, the TARAbrella has its own built-in weather forecast system.

05/31/2016 05:24 PM
Map shows flooding area along the Brazos River in Texas; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm;
05/31/2016 04:54 PM
The Rise of Resilience Planning

The Rise of Resilience PlanningPreparing for disasters is something of a growth industry. Climate change promises rising sea levels, more intense storms, and searing desertification, even as rapid urbanization puts more pressure on cities to absorb ballooning populations.

05/31/2016 04:29 PM
What meteorologists have to say about retailers’ ‘bad weather’ excuse
Meteorologists suggest that retailers change their inventory approach to account for abnormal weather
05/31/2016 03:07 PM
On Ellie Goulding Telling a "Fan" Not to Come to Her Concert...

Even in a Wheelchair, Everyone Wants to Know What Sport I PlayInternational pop star Ellie Goulding has found herself in the middle of a controversy after a dust-up with Twitter user @PokePro101. Goulding recently tweeted the following about presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump:Donald Trump continues to say that climate change is a "hoax", and that he would scrap the Paris agreement....

05/31/2016 02:40 PM
Canada not adapting fast enough to extreme weather: parliament

Canada's environmental watchdog found that climate trends have not been incorporated into building codesCanada is not doing enough to track extreme weather and update infrastructure to mitigate the rising costs of storm damage, parliament's environmental watchdog said Tuesday. Decision makers lack the proper tools to measure the intensity, duration and frequency of storms, Commissioner of the Environment Julie Gelfand's audits found. Floodplain maps are 20 years old and "obsolete," she said in one report on extreme weather.

05/31/2016 02:40 PM
The Great Barrier Reef just sustained massive damage. Can it ever recover?

The Great Barrier Reef just sustained massive damage. Can it ever recover?For months, the northern half of Australia's famed coral reef has been ravaged by an unprecedented mass bleaching event. Record high temperatures in the Pacific Ocean, fueled by global warming and a powerful El Niño, have turned this once vibrant ecosystem into a ghastly pale white tableau. "We found on average, that 35 percent of the corals are now dead or dying on 84 reefs that we surveyed along the northern and central sections of the Great Barrier Reef, between Townsville and Papua New Guinea," said Terry Hughes, director of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, in a statement.

05/31/2016 01:21 PM
Chef Eli Dahlin OUT at Damn the Weather

Chef Eli Dahlin OUT at Damn the WeatherTwo years after leaving The Walrus and the Carpenter to help launch acclaimed Pioneer Square bar Damn the Weather, chef Eli Dahlin is moving on again. Stepping up to take his place as chef de cuisine is Brian Papenfuss, former sous chef at Stateside. Damn the Weather owner Bryn Lumsden says he's eager to see what Dahlin does next.

05/31/2016 12:02 PM
Canada must do more to mitigate climate disasters: watchdog
The Canadian government needs to do more to mitigate climate disasters such as floods and wildfires, a top green watchdog said on Tuesday as the Alberta town of Fort McMurray struggled to recover from a huge inferno. Environment Commissioner Julie Gelfand said Ottawa should share more data with provincial policy-makers about long-term severe weather effects such as increased rainfall and ensure climate change trends were incorporated into building codes. The Environmental Commissioner is an independent auditor who provides legislators with analysis and recommendations on the federal government’s efforts to protect the environment.

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