October 15, 2018

Majorca flash flood kills at least 10 on Spanish island

From BBC A flash flood on the Spanish island of Majorca has killed at least 10 people, including at least three foreigners. A wave of muddy water engulfed the town of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, in the east of the island, after heavy rain caused a river to burst its banks. Vehicles were swept away […]

10 Oct Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report, 2 H/canes, 1 TS, 1 Dist

  10 Oct Wed 2018 Tropical Report Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Wed Oct 10 2018 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Michael, located over the eastern Gulf of Mexico, on Hurricane Leslie, located over […]

OECS Commission Statement on Haiti Earthquake

By Bernadette Auguste International Relations Officer OECS Commission Tuesday, October 9, 2018 — The OECS Commission has called on the international community to launch a swift, coordinated and aggressive relief effort to assist the people and Government of Haiti following the recent 5.9 magnitude earthquake which to date has left more than eleven dead and […]

These scientists were so interested in a tiny fish they totally missed a 10-foot shark

By Mike Wehner From BGR Scientists are usually pretty smart folks, but that doesn’t stop them from suffering from tunnel vision every once in a while just like the rest of us. A great example of this comes in the form of a new video by the California Academy of Sciences in which a team […]

NHTSA study forecasts dangerous rise in world temperatures by 2100

By Jon Fingas From engadget But it’s being used to justify relaxing environmental standards. The Trump administration has accepted the scientific consensus of human-made global warming. However, it’s not being used to push for tougher environmental regulations — just the opposite, in fact. In a draft NHTSA environmental impact statement for Trump’s proposed fuel standards […]

Humans didn’t speed up the drying of the Sahara, and in fact they may have delayed it

By Mike Wehner From BGR Today the Sahara desert is a dry, dusty, sandy land that stretches for millions of miles, but it wasn’t always this way. Go back at little as 8,000 years and you’ll find it was actually quite wet, supporting countless organisms and hosting our human ancestors. The relationship between early cattle […]

9 Oct Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report, 1 H/cane, 1 TS, 1 TD

  9 Oct Tue 2018 Tropical Report Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Tue Oct 9 2018 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Michael, located over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico, on Tropical Storm Leslie, located […]

The Editor Speaks: Plastic bags. Should we practice TCI’s example?

We have published a story today titled “Goodbye to single use plastic bags Ban to take effect from January 2019”. It tells us that the Turks and Caicos Islands Government are cracking down on the single use of plastic bags which will be soon removed from all the country’s supermarkets and shops. From the TCI […]

Tropical Storm* [*HURRICANE] Michael headed into the Gulf of Mexico

*NOTE: Since this story was written Michael is now a HURRICANE! By Dr. Jeff Masters ·From Weather Underground Tropical Storm* Michael is headed northward over the warm waters of the Western Caribbean, and is expected to make landfall along the U.S. Gulf Coast between Alabama and the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday, most likely as a […]

Marseille puts American cruise ship captain on trial over pollution

From The Local Fr. In a first for France the American captain of a giant cruise ship goes on trial in Marseille on Monday on pollution charges as the Mediterranean port city grapples with the rise in smog caused by its drive to increase boat tourism. The American captain of a massive cruise ship faces […]