Category Four storm Hurricane Matthew has already taken lives and threatened thousands on the western tip of Haiti early Tuesday morning, bringing heavy rains and winds, and increasing its threat of affecting the Southeastern coast of the United States.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center has warned that the "catastrophic" and "life-threatening" conditions are already bearing down on Haiti, bringing up to 40 inches of rain and winds of 145 mph, which carry with them the potential of mudslides and flash floods.
Interim Haitian President Jocelerme Privert said that a number of people have already been killed by Matthew, though he did not reveal a specific number. more >>
Hurricane Matthew is threatening lives with flash floods and violent winds as it heads for Haiti, Jamaica and parts of Cuba, weather reports have said, though how it will affect the U.S. East Coast remains uncertain.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said that the Category 4 hurricane, with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph, is expected to cross over the southwestern tip of Haiti late Monday or early Tuesday, while the eastern tip of Cuba is bracing for impact on Tuesday afternoon.
Serge Barionette in the southern town of Gressier in Haiti said that the 40 inches of rain that could hit Haiti and cause massive mudslides might very well lead to a loss of life. more >>
One environmentalist says if we want to actually help the planet, we humans need to get over ourselves.
Imagine a team of paleontologists eons from now, excavating the remains of ancient life.
"Aha!," says one, holding up a finger stained with petroleum grease. more >>
Tropical Storm Julia, bringing the threat of flash flooding and anywhere between three to six inches of rain to the northeast coast of Florida and southeast Georgia, became the first tropical storm to form over land in Florida since records have been kept, reports on Wednesday said.
CBS Miami reported that the National Weather Service has no previous records of such an occurrence over land in Florida, while the National Hurricane Center warned that an isolate tornado could hit coastal Georgia and southern South Carolina.
Hurricane Hermine made landfall in Florida's Gulf Coast in the early hours of Friday, bringing sustained winds of 80 mph and torrential rain along the coast, but has since been downgraded to a tropical storm.
The Weather Channel reported that heavy rain from Hermine will impact a swath from Florida to Georgia and the Carolinas, bringing tropical storm-force winds, isolated tornadoes, and storm surge.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott warned that the storm will bring downed trees and power outages, and urged people to stay indoors and make sure they have enough food, water and medicine for the next several days. more >>
Russell Moore is blasting the notion that children are a burden in response to a recent National Public Radio feature arguing that the way to protect kids from environmental disaster is to not have them in the first place.
Writing on his website Tuesday, Moore noted that he once muttered "we use organic birth control" in response to a scowling woman at Whole Foods who, by the look on her face, disapproved of his five kids.
The belief that children are a tax on the earth's resources and, therefore, something to be avoided is not new, particularly as dire predictions of impending catastrophes happen with notable frequency on the political landscape. more >>