Hurricane Fiona to hit Nova Scotia Friday as region prepares for widespread power outages

Hurricane Fiona to hit Nova Scotia Friday as region prepares for widespread power outages

A satellite image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Fiona in the Atlantic Ocean near Bermuda, moving north towards Nova Scotia on Sept. 22.The Associated Press A massive tropical storm bringing hurricane-strength winds, heavy rain and waves that could top 12 meters is bearing down on Atlantic Canada, as residents brace for what some meteorologists say … Read more

‘Forever chemicals’ have made rainwater ‘unsafe to drink’ globally, says study – National

‘Forever chemicals’ have made rainwater ‘unsafe to drink’ globally, says study – National

A team of European researchers released a study last week claiming rainwater in every area of ​​the world is unsafe to drink due to the presence of PFAS (commonly called “forever chemicals”). The study, completed by a team of researchers at Stockholm University and ETH Zurich, was published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Science and … Read more

Southwest rains flood deserts, cascade into Vegas casinos

Southwest rains flood deserts, cascade into Vegas casinos

Intense summer thunderstorms that drenched parts of Las Vegas – causing water to cascade from casino ceilings and pool on the carpet of a stadium-sized sports betting area – were part of a broad regional monsoon pattern that may repeat through the weekend, a National Weather Service official said Friday. “We’re getting right into the … Read more

Thousands told to evacuate as Australian city of Sydney faces its fourth round of flooding

Thousands told to evacuate as Australian city of Sydney faces its fourth round of flooding

A flooded area from the overflowing Hawkesbury river due to torrential rain in the Windsor suburb of Sydney, Australia, on July 4.SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images More than 30,000 residents of Sydney and its surrounds were told to evacuate or prepare to abandon their homes Monday as Australia’s largest city faces its fourth, and possibly worst, round … Read more

Heavy rains prompt state of emergency in Calgary, flooding fears in BC

Heavy rains prompt state of emergency in Calgary, flooding fears in BC

A home on Peguis First Nation with a Tiger Dam around it for Fisher River flooding north of Winnipeg on May 15.JOHN WOODS/The Canadian Press Calgary declared a state of emergency Monday as torrential rains were predicted to pelt Southern Alberta with more than a month’s worth of rain in just three days, but the … Read more

Calgary declares state of emergency ahead of heavy rainfall

Calgary declares state of emergency ahead of heavy rainfall

With 150 millimeters of rain expected to fall in the area by Wednesday, higher than average snowpacks in the mountains and already high river levels, the City of Calgary declared a state of local emergency (SOLE) on Monday afternoon. “I realize that may cause some fear, some anxiety for Calgarians, especially those who went through … Read more

You Need to Clean Your Outdoor Umbrella

You Need to Clean Your Outdoor Umbrella

Photo: Tung Cheung (Shutterstock) Spending time outdoors during the summer can be a challenge. On the one hand, it’s finally warm enough to be outside. But on the other hand, we know that longer periods of sun exposure isn’t great for our skin. And while we may remember to take all proper precautions—sunscreen, a hat, … Read more

Dozens issued evacuation notices in Morden as overland flooding overtakes town – Winnipeg

Dozens issued evacuation notices in Morden as overland flooding overtakes town – Winnipeg

Streets in Morden were looking more like rivers Saturday morning and around fifty homes have been issued evacuation notices after severe outland flooding overtook the town overnight. “We’ve received a substantial amount of rainfall over the last 24 hours, which, coupled with the remnant of the Colorado low we had last weekend, is causing a … Read more

Ultra-Fast ‘Electron Showers’ Hit Earth Far More Often Than We Thought, Says New Study

Ultra-Fast ‘Electron Showers’ Hit Earth Far More Often Than We Thought, Says New Study

Tomorrow’s weather may be cloudy with a chance of electrons, thanks to a newly detected phenomenon in Earth’s magnetic shield. Described as unexpected, ultra-fast “electron precipitation,” the phenomenon occurs when waves of electromagnetic energy pulse through Earth’s magnetosphere – the magnetic field generated by the churning of Earth’s core, which surrounds our planet and shields … Read more