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Sea salt around the world is contaminated by plastic, studies show

News, Pollution
Sep
8

New studies find microplastics in salt from the US, Europe and China, adding to evidence that plastic pollution is pervasive in the environment.

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Hurricane Jose strengthens to a Category 4

News
Sep
8

As of Friday morning, a hurricane watch was in effect for Antigua, Barbuda and Anguilla; St. Martin; and St. Barthelemy — islands that were all just battered by Hurricane Irma.

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A Magnitude-8.1 quake registered off Mexico’s southern coast

News
Sep
8

The most powerful earthquake to hit Mexico in a century struck off the country’s southern coast. A tsunami was confirmed in Mexico, with one wave coming in at 3 feet (1 meter).

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There are 3 hurricanes in the Atlantic basin

News
Sep
7

It’s the first time since 2010 that three active hurricanes have been in the Atlantic.

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Hurricane Irma leaves ‘unprecedented’ destruction in the Caribbean

Irma, dubbed the most powerful Atlantic storm in a decade, had maximum sustained winds of 170 mph on Thursday afternoon as it moved further away from the northern coast of Puerto Rico and over the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

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Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world, study reveals

News, Pollution
Sep
6

Tests show billions of people globally are drinking water contaminated by plastic particles, with 83% of samples found to be polluted. The US had the highest contamination rate, at 94%, with plastic fibres found in tap water sampled.

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Hurricane Irma batters Caribbean as Florida braces for weekend landfall

News
Sep
6

Monster Hurricane Irma slammed across islands in the northern Caribbean on Wednesday, packing a potentially catastrophic mix of pounding winds, raging surf and rain.

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Potentially catastrophic Category 5 hurricane Irma heading toward the Leeward Islands

News
Sep
5

With maximum sustained winds of 175 mph, Irma is a category 5. Over the next 12 hours, it’s likely to get even stronger.

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Tropical Storm Jose Becomes the 10th Named Storm of the Hurricane Season

News
Sep
5

The National Hurricane Center named Jose late Tuesday morning, located about 1,400 miles east of the Lesser Antilles.

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