December 11, 2019

SpaceX launches re-flown fairing for the first time and breaks a Falcon 9 booster re-use record

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By Darrell Etherington From TechCrunch SpaceX  successfully launched its first batch of production Starlink satellites today, sending 60 of the small satellites to their target orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. These 60 satellites follow 60 launched in May, but whereas those, and two launched last year, were for testing purposes, this new batch is the […]

Saying goodbye to the Caribbean after the summer ends

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Saying goodbye to the Caribbean after the summer ends is not an easy thing to do. Who can just leave that beautiful place? With their fresh seafood and fruit, the Caribbean seems to be a heaven on earth. The most beautiful beaches in the world are located on these islands. And so are amazing exclusive […]

The algae epidemic suffocating the Caribbean has hit a scary milestone — the world’s largest seaweed bloom now stretches from Africa to Mexico

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By Morgan McFall-Johnsen From Business Insider Sargassum seaweed has been washing up in unprecedented quantities on beaches in the Caribbean, Florida, and the Gulf of Mexico since 2011. It smells awful, hampers tourism, and harms wildlife. NASA satellites recently observed the largest seaweed bloom in the world, stretching from West Africa to the Gulf of Mexico. A study found that […]

Atlantic Ocean ‘running out of breath’

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By Ken Macdonald From BBC A huge international research programme has been launched to assess the health of the Atlantic Ocean. The iAtlantic project is the biggest ever mounted in the planet’s second largest ocean. It involves more than 30 partners, funded by the EU, and is being co-ordinated by Edinburgh University. The scientists will […]

This 72-year-old Frenchman just crossed the Atlantic Ocean in a giant orange barrel

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By David Grossman From Popular Mechanics When presented with the idea of traveling across the Atlantic in a giant orange barrel, most people might have a few questions. Like, for example, “Why?” But for Jean-Jacques Savin, a 72-year-old former military parachutist and pilot who just completed the voyage from the Canary Islands (off the coast […]

Weather systems affecting the Cayman Islands area during 2018

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This is released on behalf of the Cayman Islands National Weather Service. Annual rainfall totals are discussed at the end of the annual summary. ANNUAL SUMMARY OF WEATHER SYSTEMS AFFECTING THE CAYMAN ISLANDS 2018 January Weather charts indicate that a cold front moved across the Cayman area on January 9th2018. The system supported cloudiness and […]

A rare hurricane-free August? That’s what it’s looking like

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By Chad Gillis, Fort Myers News-Press The 2018 Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and runs through Nov. 30. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting 10 to 16 named storms this year. Megan Kearney – Wochit El Niño is likely to thank for the second most active month of the hurricane season not producing any major […]

Caribbean faces ‘Catastrophic’ invasion of seaweed

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From teleSUR Satellite imagery detected a large amount of Sargassum seaweed floating across a huge section of the Caribbean and the Atlantic Ocean. Satellite observations indicate that 2018 may bring a record-setting deluge of seaweed in the Caribbean. The brown-colored genus, known as Sargassum, first came settling on beaches in the region in 2011, presenting lethal obstacles for […]

Florida Governor vows aggressive probe of Irma nursing home deaths

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By Andrew Innerarity and Ricardo Ortiz From OAN HOLLYWOOD, Fla./SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) – Florida Governor Rick Scott vowed on Wednesday that the state would aggressively investigate how six people died at a nursing home that lost power when Hurricane Irma rampaged through the region, as millions coped with another day without electricity. The […]

Invest 93L likely to become a Tropical Depression or Tropical Storm in the Eastern Atlantic Ocean this week

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From The Weather Channel Story Highlights A tropical depression or tropical storm is likely to form in the eastern Atlantic this week. Heavy rain is expected in the Cabo Verde Islands through Wednesday. Impacts to other land areas down the road, if any, are far from certain. As we continue to track Harvey’s devastating flooding, […]