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New Orleans leads South in producing extra thunderstorms from urban heat, smog |  Environment

New Orleans leads South in producing extra thunderstorms from urban heat, smog | Environment

Many cities are generating enough heat and smog to change the weather around them, but New Orleans appears to be altering its climate more than most, producing a greater number of human-caused thunderstorms than any other large city in the Southeast, a new study has found. New Orleans is creating about 15% more thunderstorms than …

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What to know before hitting the trails for camping, backpacking in West Virginia |  WV News

What to know before hitting the trails for camping, backpacking in West Virginia | WV News

CLARKSBURG — With summer well on the way, it’s time to break out the camping gear and hit some trails. For folks wanting to pitch a tent or take out an RV, many of West Virginia’s state parks offer plenty of easy camping options with different amenities available. In North Central West Virginia, Coopers Rock …

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Weather: Why NZ just saw two-thirds of its annual lightning strikes

Weather: Why NZ just saw two-thirds of its annual lightning strikes

Watch: Lightning strike over Wellington. Video / Nick James / Supplied If you think the spectacular lightshow that’s been playing out in our stormy skies over the past week is a bit unusual, you’re not wrong. In just a few days, meteorologists have recorded nearly 112,000 strikes over New Zealand – a country that, on …

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Weather: Four days of electrical storms, gales, snow to sea level, huge seas

Weather: Four days of electrical storms, gales, snow to sea level, huge seas

Snow blankets the Crown Range road as a wintry blast moves through the country. Video / George Heard Electrical storms laced with powerful winds are starting to barrel up New Zealand this afternoon as the country braces for another four days of unstable weather. A raft of weather watches and warnings are in force across …

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Can this technology be an answer to farmland water use in the West?

Can this technology be an answer to farmland water use in the West?

This article is published through the Great Salt Lake Collaborative, a solutions journalism initiative that partners news, education and media organizations to help inform people about the plight of the Great Salt Lake — and what can be done to make a difference before it is too late . Read all of our stories at …

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