August 14, 2018

Cayman Islands: Hollywood Star and UN Environment Programme Goodwill Ambassador announced as keynote speaker at Energy Conference

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Hollywood Star and UN Environment Programme Goodwill Ambassador announced as keynote speaker at Caribbean Transitional Energy Conference this September Former Entourage star and UN environmental activist, Adrian Grenier, has been announced as keynote speaker for the Caribbean Transitional Energy Conference (CTEC) at the Kimpton Seafire Resort on 13-14 September. The Cayman Islands will host the […]

Unmanned ocean gliders head to Caribbean and Atlantic to help improve hurricane forecasts

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From Caribbean360 FLORIDA, United States, Sunday July 15, 2018 –The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will soon launch a fleet of 15 unmanned gliders in the Caribbean Sea and tropical Atlantic Ocean this hurricane season to collect important oceanic data that could prove useful to forecasters. “If you want to improve prediction of how […]

The Editor Speaks: Forecasters predictions for hurricane seasons

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Last year the forecasters predictions for 2017 hurricane season were wrong. The below normal forecast turned out to be well over the normal. This year the crystal ball is showing them near- or above-normal hurricanes. Forecasters predict a 35 percent chance of an above-normal season, a 40 percent chance of a near-normal season, and a […]

Forecasters predict a near- or above-normal 2018 Atlantic hurricane season

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From NOAA New satellite data and model upgrades to give forecasts a boost May 24, 2018NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a 75-percent chance that the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season will be near- or above-normal. Forecasters predict a 35 percent chance of an above-normal season, a 40 percent chance of a near-normal season, and a […]

Gadgets of the week

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The best radios for indoors and outdoors By Don Melanson From Popular Mechanics This “old fashioned” technology now comes with lots of modern conveniences. TIVOLI We may now have devices that can do seemingly everything, but there’s something about that remains special about a dedicated radio. Once ubiquitous device in every home has quickly been […]

Hurricane names Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate now ‘officially retired’

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By Travis Fedschun From Fox News The names of four deadly hurricanes that caused significant amounts of damage to the United States and Caribbean last year are being retired, officials announced Thursday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the hurricane names Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate are being taken off the list by the […]

U.S. hurricane forecasters embark on preparedness mission to Mexico and Caribbean

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From NOAA Public invited to tour U.S. Air Force Reserve ‘Hurricane Hunter’ aircraft April 10, 2018 With the 2018 hurricane season fast approaching, NOAA and the U.S. Air Force Reserve will host a series of events, including tours aboard a hurricane hunter aircraft, to help communities in Mexico and the Caribbean prepare for the season […]

2017 was costliest year ever for U.S. weather disasters

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BY CNN WIRE From WTVR The year 2017 was the costliest year ever for weather and climate disasters in the United States, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday, totaling $306 billion. The previous record year, 2005, saw $215 billion in disasters. Highlighted by a string of hurricanes that pounded the southeastern US coast […]

Why the bomb cyclone hitting the [US] East Coast is so unusual

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By DAVID GOLDMAN/AP From Wired NOW, THE FIRST thing you should know about a bomb cyclone is it’s just a name—and unlike a sharknado, it’s not a literal one. The very real scientific term describes a storm that suddenly intensifies following a rapid drop in atmospheric pressure. Bombing out, or “bombogenesis,” is when a cyclone’s […]

US government climate report: Climate change is real and our fault

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By SCOTT K. JOHNSON From arsTECHNICA Report appears to have cleared federal review despite censorship fears. Information about the science and consequences of climate change has been removed from a number of federal agency websites since the Trump administration took over. But some agencies like NASA seem to have continued their work unhindered. And today […]