Tropical Storm Fred Becomes Sixth Named Storm of 2021

Tropical Storm Fred Becomes Sixth Named Storm of 2021

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has formally named a low-pressure system that’s passing over the Caribbean: Tropical Storm Fred (downgraded to a tropical depression last night). This marks the sixth Atlantic storm of 2021, after Tropical Storm Elsa in July became the earliest fifth named storm on record. Why This Matters: This season is not […]

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Relief Efforts on St. Vincent Undermined By Ongoing Volcanic Activity

Relief Efforts on St. Vincent Undermined By Ongoing Volcanic Activity

The Caribbean island nation of St. Vincent has been experiencing a massive power outage after its largest volcano erupted last Friday, forcing widespread evacuations for the island’s 100,000 citizens. As NBC News reported, La Soufriere’s eruption — its first large one since 1979 — transformed the island’s lush towns and villages into gloomy, gray versions […]

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Ballast Water Could Be The Culprit Behind Lethal Coral Disease

Ballast Water Could Be The Culprit Behind Lethal Coral Disease

Scientists investigating the highly destructive stony coral disease, which has infected reefs in South Florida and the Caribbean, have zeroed in on a culprit behind the unpredictable spread of the disease: ballast water from big ships.

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