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Hurricane Matthew Completing An Eyewall Replacement Cycle. What Is That?

Hurricane Matthew Completing An Eyewall Replacement Cycle. What Is That?

Hurricane Matthew is poised to affect parts of Florida that have never experienced a landfalling Category 4 or 5 storm. Disney World is closing on Friday and as are many Waffle Houses in Florida (both unusual). According to the BBC, 264 lives have been lost in Haiti, and this number is likely to rise. I am watching Matthew approach the East Coast of Florida tonight. The storm is well within radar range and something happened Thursday evening that many tropical meteorologists…

 

A massive collection of garbage in the Pacific Ocean keeps growing

A massive collection of garbage in the Pacific Ocean

A massive collection of garbage in the Pacific Ocean

When researchers flew over the swirling mass of trash known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch for a closer look, they weren’t expecting it to be pretty.  But what they found suggests the massive collection of discarded nets, garbage, and plastics floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean might be even worse than they previously thought.  The patch has been steadily growing in size and density over the last few decades.  Despite the scale of the problem, however, there had not been any aerial survey of the heart of the patch until now.  The mission was partially funded by the Dutch Government, and led by The Ocean Cleanup, a foundation dedicated to developing methods to rid the oceans of plastic…

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