"The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has been off to a rapid pace with a record-setting nine named storms so far and has the potential to be one of the busiest on record," the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in its revised seasonal outlook. … [Read more...] about New Anne Arundel County Hurricane Preparedness Week Aug. 16-22
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Case in point: a tropical disturbance that is currently kicking around in the western Atlantic Ocean. The area of showers and thunderstorms is near the Bahamas and "is associated with the interaction of an upper-level trough and a weakening cold front," the National Hurricane Center wrote on Tuesday. … [Read more...] about Tropical Disturbance Forms Ahead Of Hurricane Season’s Start
Since the beginning of the year, billions of locusts produced by climate disruptions to local weather patterns have descended in clouds of as many as 80 million insects on some of the world’s most food-insecure regions, chewing up the croplands of the Horn of Africa, the Sahel, India, and Pakistan, pushing perhaps 5 million people to the brink of starvation and threatening the livelihood of as much as 10 percent of the world’s population. Just months after a historic cyclone “pummeled” the country, about a third of Bangladesh was underwater from torrential rains and flooding, while temperatures across the Middle East soared above 120 degrees Fahrenheit. In Iraq, where it reached 125, the heat wave was compounded by power outages depriving Iraqis of air-conditioning that was, in these circumstances, almost literally a lifeline. Last month, as many as 38 million were evacuated to avoid hundreds of simultaneous river floods in China, where some regions received … [Read more...] about What Climate Alarm Has Already Achieved
While the loss of football will make the fall Saturday’s a little less exciting for players, students and fans, the loss of spending associated with the events will be substantial and small college towns are likely to feel the worst of it. While there are no official estimates for how much money is spent outside of college football stadiums during the course of a season, Patrick Rishe, an economist at Washington University in St. Louis, in an analysis earlier this year for ESPN, estimated that the attendees to the programs in the so-called Power 5 conferences (the Atlantic Coast, the Big Ten, the Big 12, the Pac 12, and the Southeastern) stood to lose $303 million in non-ticket spending or $4.7 million per school. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 shuts down football conferences — what about small towns?
Julia Kane, a rising senior at the University of Maryland College Park, was worried about the lease she had signed in February, before she knew that the COVID-19 pandemic would upend her last semester of college. It was June, and she still had not received a definitive answer as to whether she could cancel her lease and stay at home for the fall semester. … [Read more...] about Hundreds Of U. Of Maryland Students Struggling To Get Out Of Leases