Authorities have confirmed a wildfire near Lake Isabel in Erskine since Thursday, which has reached about 30,000 acres, destroying about 100 structures including homes with two people killed and three injured.
The wildfire prompting Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency in the area. At present, the cause of the fire has yet to be found out and is under investigation.
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It's been a year since the release of the American blockbuster hit "San Andreas," and incidentally, the catastrophic event portrayed in the film is bound to happen in the next 30 years, experts say.
GPS Data Detects Fault Movement
The San Andreas Fault System in Southern California has detected large-scale motion in the area. Samuel Howell and his colleagues from the University of Hawaii has found a 125 kilometers of stretch of land experiencing an uplift and subsidence for a few millimeters every year. more >>
Four people have died in Arizona due to the heat wave which has recently hit the United States. More than 30 million people in the country have been warned about extreme heat especially in New Mexico, Arizona and California. There are also wildfires in large areas which have started plaguing the region.
Temperature Continues to Climb
The temperatures on Monday are even higher than previous days. This could be alarming since Sunday recorded 118 degrees Fahrenheit in Phoenix, which forced an airplane to fly back to Texas because of too much heat. more >>
This recent human-caused climate change is cursing the Earth, because today, the only endemic mammal species in the Great Barrier Reef has succumbed into extinction. The species called Bramble Cay melomys are rodents that live on an island in the eastern Torres Strait. They are said to have been completely wipe out from their habitat.
This is the first recorded extinction of a mammal due to man-made climate change. Despite environmentalists' concern, the melomys will not be the last to die off if humans keep on with their destructive ways.
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Moving towards Florida in the next couple of hours, Tropical Storm Colin is threatening parts of the country with strong winds and heavy rains as it is projected to be first hurricane in the US for this year.
Data from the National Hurricane Center (NHC) showed that the weather disturbance will batter Florida Monday night until early Tuesday morning. It is expected to bring maximum sustained winds of 50mph.
On Monday morning, NJ.com said the tropical storm was seen cruising through the Gulf of Mexico. It could still gain strength as it approaches land. Florida is now anticipating strong winds, heavy rains and even the possibility of destructive tornadoes. more >>
The upcoming hurricane season will be stronger than last year. Several sources declared that the upcoming season will be the most active since 2012.
Dr. Phil Klotzbatch, lead forecaster at the CSU, released a forecast for the Atlantic hurricane season this year, saying that there will be 14 storms, six hurricanes and two major hurricanes.
On the other hand, a forecast by The Weather Company predicted the same number of storms for this season. However, it was said that there will be eight hurricanes and three major hurricanes. more >>