Helicopter footage shows inferno of Santa Rosa wildfire

Helicopter footage shows inferno of Santa Rosa wildfire

A Sonoma County Sheriffs Office helicopter captured this footage of a deadly wildfire burning near Santa Rosa, California, on October 9. At least 17 people died and tens of thousands had been evacuated after wildfires erupted in Sonoma, Napa and Yuba counties. Oct 11, 2017
Wildfires blaze through Californias Napa Valley wine country and force evacuations

Wildfires blaze through Californias Napa Valley wine country and force evacuations

Wildfires ripped through the Napa Valley, forcing officials to order residents to evacuate. One of the largest fires in Santa Rosa has torched 20,000 acres and forced the closure of all public schools in Santa Rosa and Calistoga. The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for the Bay area and most of Southern California. Oct 9, 2017
Hurricane Nate makes landfall at US Gulf Coast

Hurricane Nate makes landfall at US Gulf Coast

The fast-moving hurricane made landfall at the mouth of the Mississippi River around 8:00 pm ET on Saturday. The storm was expected to continue its path north, moving towards the Mississippi and Alabama coasts. Oct 8, 2017
Elon Musk wants to save Puerto Rico with solar power

Elon Musk wants to save Puerto Rico with solar power

Much of Puerto Rico is still without power after The island was devastated by Hurricane Maria in September. But Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he can rebuild Puerto Ricos power grid with solar power. Oct 7, 2017
Puerto Ricos Struggle By The Numbers

Puerto Ricos Struggle By The Numbers

Since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico as a category 4 storm, the U.S. island has strugged severely. Around 1.5 million people are still without drinking water, 97% of the island is without including 58 out of 69 hospitals, and the damages from the storm are estimated to total from $40-85 billion.  Sep 29, 2017
How breeding rare giant sea snails could save the Great Barrier Reef

How breeding rare giant sea snails could save the Great Barrier Reef

Predatory crown-of-thorns starfish, which munch coral, are naturally-occurring but have proliferated due to pollution and agricultural run-off at the struggling World Heritage-listed ecosystem. Now Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) research has shown they avoid areas where the Pacific triton sea snail - also known as the giant triton - is present. Sep 18, 2017
Floridians head to shelters to brace for Hurricane Irma

Floridians head to shelters to brace for Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma is expected to make landfall on Florida as a Category 4 storm on Sept. 10. There are 260 shelters open throughout the state to accommodate the evacuees, as 70 more are expected to be open on Sept. 9. Sep 10, 2017
Residents evacuated from Caribbean islands following Hurricane Irma

Residents evacuated from Caribbean islands following Hurricane Irma

A tour company on Antigua assisted with the evacuation of over 200 residents from Barbuda. The elderly, pregnant woman and mothers with young children were evacuated first.The neighboring island was devastated by Hurricane Irma. Food, water and medicine were also transported to Barbuda from Antigua. The islands now have to prepare for the imminent arrival of Hurricane Jose. Sep 9, 2017
Cubas coast battered by Irma

Cubas coast battered by Irma

Hurricane Irma continues to move along the northern coast of Cuba. Cuba was drenched with rain and wind from the edge of the storm. Dangerous storm surges of up to 10 feet are expected. Irma may move closer to the country throughout the day. Tourists and even dolphins were evacuated from the predicted path of the storm. Cubans prepared rigorously for the storm, securing homes and belongings. Sep 9, 2017