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Better weather gives leg up to crews on California wildfires

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Dozens dead, thousands evacuated from California wildfires

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Hurricane Nate Landfall New Orleans Louisiana Mississippi Alabama - Storm Mobile Flood Flooded 10/7

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Storms Swamp Chicago; Flood Riverwalk

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The Latest: Rain in forecast could ease California fires

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Chicago Weather: Record rain floods streets across area

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California crews hope rain will further help tamp wildfires
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say cooler temperatures and light rainfall expected Thursday will be a "welcome sight." California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Daniel Berlant also says fire crews should fully contain by Friday the wildfire that devastated Sonoma County and Santa Rosa. Other large fires will take longer. The wind-whipped fires that started Oct. 8 swept through parts of seven counties, becoming the deadliest and most destructive series of blazes in California history   Read More ...
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California crews hope rain will further help tamp wildfires
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say cooler temperatures and light rainfall expected Thursday will be a "welcome sight." California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokesman Daniel Berlant also says fire crews should fully contain by Friday the wildfire that devastated Sonoma County and Santa Rosa. Other large fires will take longer. The wind-whipped fires that started Oct. 8 swept through parts of seven counties, becoming the deadliest and most destructive series of blazes in California history   Read More ...
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Small earthquake reported Tuesday evening in Sanbornton
By DAVID BROOKS Monitor staff A very small earthquake was recorded Tuesday afternoon in Sanbornton, according to the U.S. Geological Society. No damage was reported in the temblor, which occurred about 4:41 p.m. The earthquake measured a 1.9 magnitude on the Richter scale, a size that often goes undetected, according to experts. The quake’s epicenter was measured to be about 3 miles west of the town proper   Read More ...
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Natural disasters compound housing's labor market
CNBC's Diana Olick reports on the housing labor market tightening after natural disasters ravage certain regions.   Read More ...
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Flash flood watch issued for Chetco Bar fire burn area
The Chetco Bar fire burn area is under a flash flood watch Thursday in anticipation of approaching rain storms, the National Weather Service said. The watch is in effect from Thursday morning to Thursday evening, when heavy rain is expected to fall in Curry County, western Siskiyou County and eastern Josephine County, the weather service said. The watch does not include the cities of Brookings, Harbor, Pistol River or Happy Camp   Read More ...
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The Latest: Light rain, moist winds could aid firefighters
PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): Light rain forecast in Northern California is expected to help firefighters battling the remains of wildfires that have burned for more than a week in wine country. National Weather Service meteorologist Ryan Walbrun said about a tenth of an inch of rain is expected Thursday night. He said it won't be enough to drench fires, but the precipitation combined with moist winds should help   Read More ...
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The Latest: Light rain, moist winds could aid firefighters
PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): Light rain forecast in Northern California is expected to help firefighters battling the remains of wildfires that have burned for more than a week in wine country. National Weather Service meteorologist Ryan Walbrun said about a tenth of an inch of rain is expected Thursday night. He said it won't be enough to drench fires, but the precipitation combined with moist winds should help   Read More ...
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The Latest: Light rain, moist winds could aid firefighters
PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): Light rain forecast in Northern California is expected to help firefighters battling the remains of wildfires that have burned for more than a week in wine country. National Weather Service meteorologist Ryan Walbrun said about a tenth of an inch of rain is expected Thursday night. He said it won't be enough to drench fires, but the precipitation combined with moist winds should help   Read More ...
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5.2-magnitude earthquake jolts southern Iran
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency says a 5.2-magnitude earthquake has jolted the southern Kerman province. The Wednesday report says the quake rocked Anar village, some 700 kilometers (400 miles) south of Tehran. It says the epicenter of the earthquake was 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) deep. There were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage. Iran is prone to earthquakes as it sits on many major fault lines   Read More ...
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The Latest: Weather helps crews gain on California fires
PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): Authorities say fire crews made overnight progress battling blazes in Northern California's wine country, helped by moderate weather and lack of wind. Daniel Berlant, spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, says crews did controlled burns to wipe out fuel needed by wildfires to spread. Tens of thousands of evacuees are returning to their homes, although more than 30,000 were evacuated as of Tuesday morning   Read More ...
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The Latest: Weather helps crews gain on California fires
PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): Authorities say fire crews made overnight progress battling blazes in Northern California's wine country, helped by moderate weather and lack of wind. Daniel Berlant, spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, says crews did controlled burns to wipe out fuel needed by wildfires to spread. Tens of thousands of evacuees are returning to their homes, although more than 30,000 were evacuated as of Tuesday morning   Read More ...
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Magnitude 3.6 earthquake rattles nerves near Julian
SANTA YSABEL (CNS) - A magnitude-3.6 earthquake rattled the rural towns of Santa Ysabel and Julian in eastern San Diego County Wednesday morning, striking the same location where a slightly smaller tremor was reported the day before. The temblor hit at 3:06 a.m. at a depth of 1.2 miles, its epicenter 1.9 miles north-northeast of Santa Ysabel and 5.1 miles northwest of Julian,, according to a computer-generated USGS report   Read More ...
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Small earthquake shakes parts of New Hampshire
SANBORNTON, N.H. (AP) — A small earthquake shook parts of New Hampshire which had residents describing it as a large rumble. The Weston Observatory recorded an earthquake hitting Sanbornton Tuesday evening. The magnitude 1.9 quake’s epicenter was measured to be around 3 miles west of the town proper. Small earthquakes are not uncommon in New England. In the past month, four earthquakes under magnitude 2 have been recorded across New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine   Read More ...
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Want to slow climate change and prevent wildfires? Then pass a carbon tax now.
To the editor: I read Jacques Leslie’s op-ed article, “Santa Rosa's charred now, but we're all facing fire (or flood or heat wave) soon,” while taking a break from disaster preparations. You know: stockpiling water and food, gathering first-aid supplies, purchasing a generator. Recent and ongoing disaster response is teaching us we have to be prepared to take care of ourselves for several days until help arrives, whether we are threatened by wildfire, floods or an earthquake   Read More ...
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Small Earthquake Shakes Parts Of New Hampshire
SANBORNTON, N.H. (AP) — A small earthquake shook parts of New Hampshire which had residents describing it as a large rumble. The Weston Observatory recorded an earthquake hitting Sanbornton Tuesday evening. The magnitude 1.9 quake’s epicenter was measured to be around 3 miles west of the town proper. Small earthquakes are not uncommon in New England. In the past month, four earthquakes under magnitude 2 have been recorded across New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Maine   Read More ...
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How Washington's formula for fighting wildfires makes them worse
The monstrous flames ripping through Northern California in recent days have burned communities to the ground, killed dozens of people caught in their path and wreaked havoc on a regional economy. By almost any metric, that would be defined as a natural disaster — except the one used by Congress to draw up the federal budget. The absurd way in which Washington pays to put out wildfires throughout the West is making a dangerous situation even more so   Read More ...
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New spray could help buildings withstand powerful earthquake
PORTLAND, Ore. -- It's a possible game-changer for earthquake safety: A new spray that could help buildings stand up to a powerful quake. It's in the testing phase, but Portland emergency managers are watching closely because of how earthquake-prone we are. According to Portland's Bureau of Emergency Management, our city has more un-reinforced masonry buildings than any city on the West Coast   Read More ...
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Ancient Egypt’s rulers mishandled climate disasters. Then the people revolted.
The leaders of ancient Egypt knew a thing or two about natural disasters. Handle a famine or drought badly as pharaoh, and you could have empire-wide revolt on your hands. A new study shows how big a role climate change and natural disasters likely played in sparking such political uprisings. And it suggests that despite frequent famines, the Egyptian rulers failed to grasp just how vulnerable they were to environmental devastation right up until the day their empire collapsed   Read More ...
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Projects Aims To Relieve Flooding At Loyola University Medical Center
CHICAGO (CBS) — Ground has been broken on a new project to relieve flooding at Loyola University Medical Center. Back in 2013, Loyola University Health System President Larry Goldberg says heavy rains brought serious flooding to the medical center. “All of our basements and lower concourses were flooded. That didn’t allow us to provide care to this community — what we do best   Read More ...
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California's Wildfires Have Become Bigger, Deadlier, and More Costly. Here's Why
The 14 large-scale fires still raging throughout California have claimed at least 41 lives, and scorched over 5,700 structures. Whipped by 70 mph gusts, the multiple blazes have spilled into residential neighborhoods and sprinted through about 220,000 acres—an area larger than New York City. These are among the deadliest, most destructive two weeks in California wildfire history, and the windswept flames are still going   Read More ...
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3.6-magnitude earthquake rattles part of Arkansas
A 3.6-magnitude earthquake rattled northeast Arkansas early Sunday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake, which had an epicenter about 4 miles southeast of Manila, began at about 5:15 a.m. Sunday and was felt across much of Mississippi County. No damage or injuries had been reported Sunday afternoon, according to a Mississippi County sheriff's office spokesman. More than 770 people reported feeling the earthquake, which had a depth of more than 10 miles, according to the U   Read More ...
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Better weather gives leg up to crews on California wildfires
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - The winds eased, some of the smoke began to clear and the forecast Monday offered a tantalizing chance of rain to thousands of firefighters trying to corral the wildfires that have laid waste to the nation's most celebrated wine-making region. The progress was tempered by word of the first death from the weeklong firefighting effort - a driver who was killed Monday when his truck overturned on a winding mountain road   Read More ...
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Better weather gives leg up to crews on California wildfires
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The winds eased, some of the smoke began to clear and the forecast Monday offered a tantalizing chance of rain to thousands of firefighters trying to corral the wildfires that have laid waste to the nation's most celebrated wine-making region. The progress was tempered by word of the first death from the weeklong firefighting effort — a driver who was killed Monday when his truck overturned on a winding mountain road   Read More ...
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Dozens dead, thousands evacuated from California wildfires
The wildfires in California have killed 35 people, making them the deadliest in state history. The flames have forced nearly 100,000 people to evacuate. CBS News correspondent Carter Evans joined CBSN from Santa Rosa, California, where dry and windy conditions are expected to continue. Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: Watch "CBSN" live HERE: Follow "CBSN" on Instagram HERE: Like "CBSN" on Facebook HERE: Follow "CBSN" on Twitter HERE: Get the latest news and best in original reporting from CBS News delivered to your inbox. Subscribe to newsletters HERE: Get your news on the go! Download CBS News mobile apps HERE: Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access   Read More ...
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AFTERMATH: Hurricane Maria Landfall Puerto Rico San Juan FLOODED Flood 9/20/2017
RAW VIDEO -- Hurricane Maria Hit Landfall Puerto Rico And British Virgin Islands Dominica San Juan Flooding Dominican Republic Huracan republica dominicana punta cana santiago Turks and Caicos Islands Bermuda St. Lucia San Thomas Puerto Rico St. Croix winds 160 170 175 mph San Juan two hurricanes colliding Collide Martin Dominica Montserrat British Virgin Islands Roosevelt Skerrit House Home Roof Gone Flooding Dominican Republic Huracan Roseau Flood Flooded Category 5 Norma Lee Jose Max Irma Harvey Turks And Caicos Islands Guadeloupe Antigua And Barbuda Anguilla Grenada Categoria 1 2 3 4 5 Caribbean Tropical Storm Maria 9/19/2017!!! PART9 -- WOW -- VIDEO -- MUST WATCH -- Hurricane Maria Landfall Puerto Rico British Virgin Islands Guadeloupe Dominican 9/19/2017 MUST SEE   Read More ...
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Hurricane Maria Hits Puerto Rico British Virgin Islands FLOODED - St. Croix Flood 9/20/2017
RAW VIDEO -- Hurricane Maria Hit Landfall Puerto Rico And British Virgin Islands Dominica San Juan Flooding St. Lucia San Thomas Puerto Rico Huracan republica dominicana punta cana santiago Turks and Caicos Islands Bermuda St. Croix winds 160 170 175 mph San Juan two hurricanes colliding Collide Martin Dominica Montserrat British Virgin Islands Roosevelt Skerrit House Home Roof Gone Flooding Dominican Republic Huracan Roseau Flood Flooded Category 5 Norma Lee Jose Max Irma Harvey Turks And Caicos Islands Guadeloupe Antigua And Barbuda Anguilla Grenada Categoria 1 2 3 4 5 Caribbean Tropical Storm Maria 9/19/2017!!! PART9 -- WOW -- VIDEO -- MUST WATCH -- Hurricane Maria Landfall Puerto Rico British Virgin Islands Guadeloupe Dominican 9/19/2017 MUST SEE   Read More ...
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AFTERMATH: Hurricane Maria Landfall Puerto Rico FLOODED - San Juan Flood 9/21/2017
RAW VIDEO -- Live Hurricane Maria Hits Landfall Puerto Rico San Juan And British Virgin Islands Bermuda Dominica San Juan Flooding Huracan Dominican Republic republica dominicana punta cana santiago Turks and Caicos Islands Bermuda St. Lucia San Thomas Puerto Rico St. Croix winds Airport Aeropuerto Luis Muñoz Marin 160 170 175 mph San Juan two hurricanes colliding Collide Martin Dominica Montserrat British Virgin Islands Roosevelt Skerrit House Home Roof Gone Flooding Dominican Republic Huracan Roseau Flood Flooded Category 5 Norma Lee Jose Max Irma Harvey Turks And Caicos Islands Guadeloupe Antigua And Barbuda Anguilla Grenada Categoria 1 2 3 4 5 Caribbean Tropical Storm Maria 9/19/2017!!! PART9 -- WOW -- VIDEO -- MUST WATCH -- Hurricane Maria Landfall Puerto Rico British Virgin Islands Guadeloupe Dominican 9/19/2017 MUST SEE   Read More ...
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Hurricane Nate Landfall New Orleans Louisiana Mississippi Alabama - Storm Mobile Flood Flooded 10/7
RAW VIDEO -- Hurricane Nate Landfall & Hits Hurricane Nate Hits Mobile New Orleans Louisiana Mississippi Alabama - Storm Flood Flooded Category 1 2 10/7/2017 Belize biloxi Tupelo SE Washington DC New York Mobile havana Birmingham Hattiesburg Memphis Asheville Quintana Roo Atlanta Charlotte Puerto Lempira Cancun Trujillo Nicaragua Honduras Costa Rica Flooding muertos mueren body 22 dead, Tropical Storm Nate heads to Mexican Yucatan; hits US Gulf Coast on Sunday Tropical depression 16 City in Louisiana Mexico Bluefields Newly formed tropical depression could strike U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane this weekend 10/5/2017!!! Hurricane Nate threatening to slam into the Gulf Coast this weekend, states of emergency have been declared in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, as government agencies mobilize its resources and declare mandatory and voluntary evacuation orders in advance of the Category 1 storm's arrival   Read More ...
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Hurricane Nate Hits New Orleans Louisiana Mississippi Alabama - Storm Mobile Flood Flooded 10/7/2017
RAW VIDEO -- Hurricane Nate Landfall & Hits Hurricane Nate Hits Mobile New Orleans Louisiana Mississippi Alabama - Storm Flood Flooded Category 1 2 10/7/2017 Belize biloxi Tupelo SE Washington DC New York Mobile havana Birmingham Hattiesburg Memphis Asheville Quintana Roo Atlanta Charlotte Puerto Lempira Cancun Trujillo Nicaragua Honduras Costa Rica Flooding muertos mueren body 22 dead, Tropical Storm Nate heads to Mexican Yucatan; hits US Gulf Coast on Sunday Tropical depression 16 City in Louisiana Mexico Bluefields Newly formed tropical depression could strike U.S. Gulf Coast as a hurricane this weekend 10/5/2017!!! Hurricane Nate threatening to slam into the Gulf Coast this weekend, states of emergency have been declared in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, as government agencies mobilize its resources and declare mandatory and voluntary evacuation orders in advance of the Category 1 storm's arrival   Read More ...
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AFTERMATH: Hurricane Maria Landfall Puerto Rico FLOODED - San Juan Flood 9/20/2017
RAW VIDEO -- Hurricane Maria Hits Landfall Puerto Rico San Juan And British Virgin Islands Dominica San Juan Flooding Dominican Huracan Republic republica dominicana punta cana santiago Turks and Caicos Islands Bermuda St. Lucia San Thomas Puerto Rico St. Croix winds 160 170 175 mph San Juan two hurricanes colliding Collide Martin Dominica Montserrat British Virgin Islands Roosevelt Skerrit House Home Roof Gone Flooding Dominican Republic Huracan Roseau Flood Flooded Category 5 Norma Lee Jose Max Irma Harvey Turks And Caicos Islands Guadeloupe Antigua And Barbuda Anguilla Grenada Categoria 1 2 3 4 5 Caribbean Tropical Storm Maria 9/19/2017!!! PART9 -- WOW -- VIDEO -- MUST WATCH -- Hurricane Maria Landfall Puerto Rico British Virgin Islands Guadeloupe Dominican 9/19/2017 MUST SEE   Read More ...
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QUICK LOOK PREPARATION MYTHBUSTERS
Earthquakes are not the only disaster that affect California. Our state is subject to wildfires, floods, landslides and even an occasional tornado. Cal OES recognizes the importance of being prepared and with all the different disasters that threaten our state, one might wonder why anyone would not want to get prepared. Maybe you're too busy or think your homeowner’s insurance will cover the cost of any damages from a disaster. This video debunks some of the myths associated with not getting prepared. Learn what it takes to start a basic emergency kit so that you’re not caught off-guard.   Read More ...
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Storms Swamp Chicago; Flood Riverwalk
Heavy rains soaked the Chicago area on Saturday, flooding streets in the city and suburbs, and even the popular Riverwalk downtown. CBS 2's Audrina Bigos reports.   Read More ...
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Chicago Area Cleans Up From Weekend Flooding
People throughout the Chicago area spent Sunday cleaning up from heavy rains that caused flash flooding on Saturday.   Read More ...
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Amount of ozone declines in state
Arkansas has posted yet another ozone season below the federal limit for ozone pollution. After years of higher ozone readings and issuing occasional Ozone Action Days, even the parts of Arkansas traditionally most susceptible to ozone pollution are experiencing levels below the strictest federal standards. That's because of high fuel standards, lower emissions from vehicles, reduced usage of coal-fired power plants and changes in the trucking industry, officials said   Read More ...
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The Latest: Rain in forecast could ease California fires
SANTA ROSA, Calif. — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): Rain forecast for Northern California and lighter winds could help firefighters battling wildfires that have burned for more than a week. National Weather Service meteorologist Charles Bell tells the San Francisco Chronicle that temperatures in hard hit areas will remain hot and dry for now but rain is on the way to the region where more than 40 people have died   Read More ...
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The Latest: Rain in forecast could ease California fires
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): Rain forecast for Northern California and lighter winds could help firefighters battling wildfires that have burned for more than a week. National Weather Service meteorologist Charles Bell tells the San Francisco Chronicle that temperatures in hard hit areas will remain hot and dry for now but rain is on the way to the region where more than 40 people have died   Read More ...
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The Latest: Rain in forecast could ease California fires
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on California wildfires (all times local): Rain forecast for Northern California and lighter winds could help firefighters battling wildfires that have burned for more than a week. National Weather Service meteorologist Charles Bell tells the San Francisco Chronicle that temperatures in hard hit areas will remain hot and dry for now but rain is on the way to the region where more than 40 people have died   Read More ...
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BRIEF-Brookdale ‍says about 20 of co's California communities being affected by wildfires​
Oct 16 (Reuters) - Brookdale Senior Living Inc: * Brookdale provides update on the impact of natural disasters; announces leadership change * Brookdale Senior Living Inc - provided an update on impact of hurricanes Harvey and Irma and Northern California wildfires * Brookdale Senior Living Inc - approximately 20 of company’s California communities are being affected by wildfires * Brookdale   Read More ...
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Ask the Weather Guys: Is there a net loss of water from the upper atmosphere?
Q: Is there a net loss of water from the upper atmosphere? A: Yes, but very little loss occurs. Our planet, along with all planets that have an atmosphere, lose gases to outer space. The escape velocity is the minimum speed needed for an object to escape from the gravitational influence of Earth. The escape velocity is a function of how close the object is to Earth’s surface and the molecule’s mass   Read More ...
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Death toll continues to rise as California wildfires burn on
Santa Rosa, Calif. • The deadly wildfires that have ravaged Northern California over the past week — killing dozens and forcing thousands to flee their homes — continued to burn Sunday, as officials hoped lighter winds would help fire suppression efforts. The National Weather Service said wind gusts north of San Francisco would gradually decrease Sunday, though "warm and very dry conditions" would persist   Read More ...
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