December 8, 2023

Screening, discussion of ‘Rise of the Superstorms’

From Newbury Port News NEWBURYPORT – The Storm Surge group is hosting a screening on Monday of the Nova film “Rise of the Superstorms,” which documents the three monster hurricanes of 2017 – Harvey, Irma and Maria. One after another, they swept in from the Atlantic, shattering storm records and killing hundreds of people in […]

This one picture sums up climate change’s growing role in coastal flooding

BY ANDREW FREEDMAN Boston is bearing the brunt of its second major nor’easter in two months, and it’s a beast of a storm. The city experienced its third-highest storm tide on record on Friday morning at 14.67 feet. On Friday night, it’s likely to come close to, tie, or more likely, eclipse it’s all-time highest […]

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

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 […]

Major Nor’easter could get an assist from 93L

By Bob Henson from Weather Underground Showers and thunderstorms continue to bubble around a large area of disturbed weather in the Western Caribbean. Designated as Invest 93L, the system had a broad center located on Tuesday morning just off the east coast of Nicaragua, near 13°N, 82°W. Data from the ASCAT scatterometer shows that winds […]

Cape Cod Shipbuilding boat design finalist for British award [1 sailing in Cayman]

By Andrea Ray From Wareham Village Soup Cape Cod Shipbuilding President Mary Goodwin is tickled pink by the company’s latest honor – one of its boats is a finalist for an English award that recognizes traditional craftsmanship. “The award is concentrating on the real craft, not the cookie cutter production boats, just like we do […]

The Editor speaks: Thanksgiving

On Thursday Americans celebrate their Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is actually universal. In fact, Thanksgiving falls under a category of festivals that spans cultures, continents and millennia. In ancient times, the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans feasted and paid tribute to their gods after the fall harvest. Note: they “paid tribute to their gods”. In many American households, […]

Zika fears are leading some to book away from the Caribbean and Florida

By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ – AP Business Writer From PCH Front Page NEW YORK (AP) — With government officials now warning pregnant women to avoid Miami Beach in addition to Puerto Rico, some sun seekers are desperately scrambling for a Zika-free vacation. And that has left other tourist destinations to capitalize — quietly. Travel experts say families […]

Mt. Gay, the world’s oldest rum distillery leads a rum renaissance

By Joseph V. Micallef From The Huffington Post The Mt. Gay rum distillery is the oldest active rum distillery in the world Rum is inexorably bound up in the history of the Caribbean and North America. From the mid-17th century through the early 19th century it was at the center of a complex web of […]

Travel Tales: The salt pyramids of Bonaire

By Joseph V. Micallef Best Selling Military History and World Affairs Author and Keynote Speaker From Huffington Travel Bonaire is a tiny 112 square mile island in the Leeward Antilles of the central Caribbean. It lies about 60 miles off the coast of Venezuela. Along with its neighbors Curaçao and Aruba, it forms the “ABC” islands. Formerly […]

Seahawks lost because of the worst call in Super Bowl history

The Seahawks blew a chance to make Super Bowl history with another improbable comeback because of an inexplicable decision to pass instead of handing the ball to Marshawn Lynch. By Jerry Brewer Seattle Times staff columnist Disappointed Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, center, and Seahawks safety Earl Thomas (29) walk off the field at University of Phoenix […]