April 12, 2021

US: House sends $15.3B Harvey Aid Bill to Trump

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AP From Newsmax The House has voted overwhelmingly to send a $15.3 billion disaster aid package to President Donald Trump. Lawmakers overcame objections from conservatives who didn’t want the emergency aid linked to a temporary increase in America’s borrowing authority. The measure keeps the government funded into December. The vote was 316-90. The measure would […]

Tracing the scars of Katrina

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By Jeyhoun Allebaugh & Marcus Gilmer From Mashable Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina made landfall along the Gulf Coast. While the storm’s wrath was felt throughout the Southeast, the iconic images associated with the hurricane show a great American city submerged: New Orleans. At least 1,100 people died as a result of the hurricane, though […]

Solar flare nearly destroyed Earth 2 years ago: NASA

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By James Billington From New York Post Two years ago, we were all going about our daily business, blissfully unaware that our planet almost plunged into global catastrophe. A recent revelation by NASA explains how on July 23, 2012, Earth had a near miss with a solar flare, or coronal mass ejection (CME), from the […]

Tropical Storm and Hurricane names for 2014

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From Tropical – Hurricane Weather forecasters have learned over the years that short, distinctive names in written and spoken communications is quicker and more effective than previous naming conventions based on latitude-longitude methods. Beginning in1953, Atlantic tropical storms have been named from lists originated by the National Hurricane Center. They are now maintained and updated […]