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It is likely to be the single biggest release of the potent greenhouse gas methane ever recorded. Ruptures of the Nord Stream natural gas pipeline system under the Baltic Sea may have been acts of sabotage, with Ukraine pointing the finger at Russia, and Russia blaming the U.S. and Ukraine.
After Hurricane Ian hit the U.S. last week, killing at least 65 people, there were forecasts that record river flooding could continue this week in parts of Florida. Ian was one of the most powerful hurricanes to hit the U.S. in the past decade. As of Saturday, nearly two million people from Florida to the Carolinas were without power because of the storm.
By now, you’ve probably seen the viral video of a shark swimming in a flooded backyard in Fort Myers, Florida, during Hurricane Ian, which drew comparisons to the sci-fi “Sharknado” movie series. (Shark memes have become a regular staple on social media following storms, but experts say this video was legit.) Generally speaking, sharks and other marine life evacuate long before storms arrive, according to Bradley Strickland, a postdoctoral researcher at William and Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science, who studies aquatic animal response to hurricanes and climate change.
If you have rooftop solar on your house, you might have installed the panels to produce clean, renewable energy. But did you know you were also conserving water?
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