This Dutch cargo ship’s engine failed in the middle of the ocean, but luckily, the Coast Guard was there to help
This Dutch cargo ship’s engine failed in the middle of the ocean, but luckily, the Coast Guard was there to help
A 47-year-old woman who went missing in November has been found alive in a tent in a national forest in Utah, having survived for five months by drinking river water and eating moss and grass. The woman, who has not been named, was described as “resourceful” by local police, who found her by chance after officers set out to retrieve a crashed drone they had been using during the search. A search and rescue mission was launched on Nov 25 last year after an abandoned car and camping equipment was found by US Forest Service Officials. They had been preparing for seasonal closures of parts of Spanish Fork Canyon, 50 miles south of Salt Lake City. Despite having the woman’s identity, officers were unable to make contact with her family, while former co-workers said they did not know where she could be. After a punishing winter, with temperatures plunging to as low as -10 degrees celsius at night, officers teamed up with a non-profit areal search organisation, who flew a drone over the area on Sunday.
Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan ends a visit to Kenya on a high, mending relations with her words.
“I’ve never seen cicadas like this before — ever.”
When you live in Antarctica, one of the coldest and most isolated places on earth, daily routines like taking out the trash take time and effort.
A big change in the weather will soon unfold across the Pacific Northwest thanks to the presence of an approaching storm system in the Pacific. Wednesday featured above-normal warmth across the Pacific Northwest. For example, Portland, Oregon, recorded a high temperature of 82 degrees; normally, the city only reaches 67 degrees on May 5. Farther south, Medford, Oregon, soared to 90 degrees, well above the typical value of 71 degrees. However, even where temperatures were close to normal farther inland, a big change is on the horizon. For most locations in the region, Thursday started off as another tranquil day. However, conditions began to change in the afternoon as rain moved into the coast. The cold front and storm creating this wet weather continued to sweep through the Northwest Thursday night and will progress into the northern Rockies on Friday. Ahead of the front, thunderstorms could break out in central Montana, northwestern Wyoming, southeastern Idaho and northwestern Nevada Friday. Some of those storms may contain hail and gusty winds, but widespread severe weather is not expected. Much colder air will advance eastward in the wake of the front. After temperatures in Boise, Idaho, soared to 90 degrees on Thursday, the mercury will struggle to reach the middle 60s Friday. Great Falls, Montana, had a high of 72 degrees on Thursday, but it will struggle to reach the lower 60s on Friday. "While the temperature drop from Thursday to Friday will be dramatic, lows are unlikely to threaten any records," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Mary Gilbert. CLICK HERE FOR THE FREE ACCUWEATHER APP In the higher elevations of Washington and Idaho, the air may be cold enough that rain showers could even mix with snow. It is not out of the question that the Cascades of Washington and the mountains of Idaho and western parts of Montana and Wyoming receive a light accumulation of snow Friday night. "With the influx of colder air on Thursday night, snow levels will also plummet, allowing flakes to fly as low as 2,500 feet," Gilbert said. Gilbert explained that any significant snow accumulation is unlikely because of the warmth preceding the storm. That said, it is not out of the question that the Cascades of Washington and the mountains of Idaho and western parts of Montana and Wyoming receive a light accumulation of snow Friday night. "Any wet roads could become slick, especially for the higher elevations," cautioned Gilbert. The below-normal temperatures, precipitation and wind are expected to stick around through the weekend. The coastal Northwest should begin to experience a warming and drying trend by Monday. However, over the interior, rain showers and higher-elevation snow showers will still be in the forecast. Much of the northern and central Rockies are expected to have rain and snow to deal with into Tuesday. Additional snow accumulations are also possible. By midweek, precipitation should come to an end across the entire area, and temperatures will trend upward. Keep checking back on AccuWeather.com and stay tuned to the AccuWeather Network on DirecTV, Frontier, Spectrum, FuboTV, Philo, and Verizon Fios.
No, it’s not a rope, snake or worms.
The largest was a magnitude 4.7 quake about 12 miles northwest of Truckee, California.
Stockton University's vivarium will care for the hundreds of diamondback terrapin hatchlings until they are strong enough to be released into the wild
Wildlife officials revealed the likely reason behind the bear’s behavior.
Giant California condors are rare — but not at Cinda Mickols’ home. About 15 to 20 of the giant endangered birds have recently taken a liking to the house in the city of Tehachapi and made quite a mess. Mickols’ daughter, Seana Quintero of San Francisco, began posting photos of the rowdy guests on Twitter.
World Animal Protection rescued the Asiatic black bear from an illegal bile farm in Vietnam, where he was found "in a narrow, steel cage," which made it hard for him to move around freely
Data: The Paris Climate Agreement and future sea-level rise from Antarctica; Table: Axios VisualsSea-level rise from glaciers and ice sheets is closely tied to the pace and extent of global warming during the next several decades, data from two major new ice melt studies show.Between the lines: Coastal communities might be able to adapt to the sea-level rise contribution from Antarctica alone through 2100 at lower warming scenarios. Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeHowever, there would be big increases in that sea-level rise contribution if warming reaches 3° C and an even bigger jump if the highest fossil fuel emissions scenario (RCP 8.5), which looks less likely, comes to fruition. Reminder: The world has already warmed by about 1.2° C, relative to preindustrial levels. Go deeper: World risks runaway Antarctic ice melt if Paris targets not metLike this article? Get more from Axios and subscribe to Axios Markets for free.
ARGELES-SUR-MER, France (Reuters) - A young grey whale lost in the Mediterranean, thousands of miles away from its natural habitat in the Pacific ocean, is desperately seeking its way home, but biologists are worried it may not survive. Grey whales normally migrate along the U.S. west coast, but biologists think that with global warming opening northern routes, the whale became lost and swam into the Atlantic ocean via the Arctic. Named Wally by biologists, the whale is around two years old and eight metres (26.25 ft) long, but his rapid weight loss is causing concern as he cannot find the invertebrates that are his normal food source in the depths of the Pacific.
Concerns have been raised about an experimental floating farm in Rotterdam harbour after two cows fell into the water. The dairy and stable on a floating platform opened in 2019 and gained international attention as the world’s first ‘floating farm’. Now, the project has been labelled as "madness" when a second animal had to be rescued from the water after it apparently fell in while crossing to a small patch of grass on the dockside. The local Party for the Animals (PvdD), which has long opposed the project, also called it "a sorry sight". Ruud van der Velden, a councillor and head of the local branch of the PvdD, told The Telegraph he was concerned about animal welfare. “It is dangerous when cows leave the pontoon for the gangway to go to the waterside and this is the second time that a cow has ended up in the water,” he said. “A cow doesn’t belong on the water and intensive dairy farming isn’t right either. It’s a sorry sight to see.” Last week the party put forward (and lost) a motion to Rotterdam City Council to withdraw the farm’s permit. But Mr Van der Velden told The Telegraph that he has been assured that there will be an official inspection if another animal falls in. Peter van Wingerden, chief executive of the Floating Farm, said that animal welfare was top of the agenda at the site, which aims to demonstrate “sustainable” inner city farming techniques where animal waste is recycled and delivery chains are shorter. “We are one of the best stables [and] animal friendliest farms in The Netherlands,” he told The Telegraph. “We supply fresh food in a circular, sustainable and very animal friendly way, straight to consumers. “Last Tuesday a cow fell in the water because a young volunteer left the fence open. The same happened last year with a little calf when some visitor left another fence open. Cows can (like all animals with four legs) swim perfectly but another volunteer who did not have a clue about that immediately called 112.” He said that on normal Dutch farms cows regularly fall into meadow water and have to be rescued by farmers, adding: “The fireman told me that this [cow rescue technique] is good to learn because this is the new way of sustainable farming in times of climate change. Until now they only rescued cats from trees.”
Some households in Taiwan are going without running water two days a week after a months-long drought dried up the island's reservoirs and a popular tourist lake. Rainfall in the seven months through February was less than half the historic average after no typhoons hit Taiwan in 2020 for the first time in 56 years, according to the government. Households in areas under top-level restrictions go without running water two days per week.
Frequented by the likes of Bill Gates and Justin Timberlake, the resort says it can safely turn wastewater into powder.
California condors are among the rarest birds in America. Just not at the home of Cinda Mickols. While there are only 500 in the US, and just 160 in the Golden State, more than a dozen have descended on Ms Mickols’s front porch high up in the Tehachapi Mountains of southern California and “declared war.” The giant, endangered birds, which have a 10-foot wingspan, have defecated all over the roof and decking, scratched the railings and destroyed garden ornaments. “I’ve never seen this number at one time. That’s what was so startling,” Ms Mickols, 68, told The Washington Post. “It wows me. And it smells.”
Four people were rescued just south of the Bay Bridge after their boat capsized Wednesday evening, Maryland Natural Resources Police said.
Wally the whale is lost in the Mediterraneanand it's desperately seeking its way homeLocation: Argeles-sur-Mer, FranceGrey whales normally migrate along the California coastsbut biologists think global warming has opened up northern routesand Wally swam into the Atlantic ocean via the Arctic(SOUNDBITE) (French) HEAD OF THE STATE BIODIVERSITY AGENCY IN SOUTHERN FRANCE, ERIC HANSEN, SAYING:"This current has been completely disrupted with the melting of the ice and we will see changes in the habits of animal species, and therefore, we will see animal species arriving that have nothing to do with our region."As Wally continues to find its way home in the Pacific oceanit is set to encounter many obstaclesincluding heavy shipping traffic and fishing nets(SOUNDBITE) (French) GOLFE DU LION NATURAL PARK CHIEF OF UNIT, ROMAIN HUBERT, SAYING:"Hopefully, it leaves the Mediterranean by the Gibraltar Straits within a few days, and we will see if other organizations like ours, or other scientists, observe it in other areas, if it continues on with its journey, and find out if it returns to more familiar waters."
The executive instrumental in making Alphabet's Google the largest global corporate buyer of renewable energy is now looking to propel the nation's fleet vehicles --- from buses to long-haul trucks to delivery vans --- onto an electrical grid that will need a major update.