Biden Trying to Sell Domestic Agenda During West Coast Trip

SEATTLE — On a trip to the Pacific Northwest this week, President Biden observed the construction of an earthquake-proof airport runway, paid for with funds from the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure law. He unveiled a plan to restore national forests devastated by wildfires. It supported a largely unfulfilled climate agenda. He also spoke out loud […]

On the Cajun Coast, a Chef Deals with Seafood Threats

NEW ORLEANS — Days ago hurricane Ida Last August, Maxine and Lanny Martin purchased 150 pounds of shrimp in the Louisiana beach town of Chauvin, where they live. The shrimp came from fishermen in Bayou Petit Caillou, a few blocks from the home where Martins raised six children in New Orleans, including chef and cookbook […]

The Spooky, Lunar Void of Namibia’s Skeleton Coast

We had been on the road for four hours and had yet to see another soul. Unmanned. No car. The eerie, lunar nothingness stretching from the south to the horizon. Left, desert; right, ocean. A stuffed salt road had a tight seam between the two. Under a cloudy sky, the three surfaces merged into one […]

Dozens of Earthquakes Hit Oregon Coast, but Experts Say Not to Do

Just after midnight on Tuesday, a 4.2 magnitude earthquake struck the Oregon coast. It wasn’t groundbreaking because earthquakes always happen on the high seas. An hour and a half later, another tremor rippled across the seafloor. And then another earthquake struck. And another. And another. Until now, seismologists were really paying attention. About 30 earthquakes […]

Yosemite Falls Ripples After West Coast Storms Bring Required Rainfall

The remnants of two storm systems merging this week in drought-stricken California have helped pump new life into one of Yosemite National Park’s most popular attractions: Yosemite Falls. “We’ve had quite a storm,” Park said. said in an Instagram post On Tuesday, it fell in a 36-hour period after more than six inches of rain. […]

Tropical Storm Odette Forms Off Mid-Atlantic Coast

Forecasters said Tropical Storm Odette, which formed off the coast of the Mid-Atlantic Friday afternoon, is expected to bring dangerous surf conditions as it heads towards Newfoundland. At around 5pm ET, the storm was about 225 miles southeast of Cape May, NJ. northeastward movement with maximum sustained winds of about 40 miles per hour National […]

The Long, Slow Drowning of the New Jersey Coast

No town is more vulnerable than Atlantic City, the largest and poorest municipality on the Jersey Shore. According to the Corps study, starting in 2030, the city will begin to suffer more than $300 million a year in damages from flooding over the same half-century; NOAA estimates that by 2050, Atlantic City will experience between […]

Tropical Storm Elsa Brings Torrential Rain as It Moves Up East Coast

Elsa is the fifth named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. The first, Ana, established on May 23, marks the seventh consecutive year of a named storm that developed in the Atlantic before the official start of the season on June 1 this year. Last month, Tropical Storm Claudette brought heavy rains, high winds […]