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Inspector warned duck boat company of design flaws last year

“A private inspector said Saturday that he warned the company operating duck boats on a Missouri lake about design flaws putting the watercraft at greater risk of sinking, less than a year before the accident that killed 17 people during a sudden storm” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. Paul said the duck boats he inspected — which the company had just purchased or repaired — vented exhaust from the motor out front and below the water line. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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The Secret Desert Home Of A Tiny, Lonely Seabird

“From the beginning, the ringed storm petrel had been veiled in both mystery and misdirection” writes Sarah Gilman for theatlantic.com. A ringed storm petrel.Among these far-flying little birds, one can be particularly difficult to find: the ringed storm petrel, Oceanodroma hornbyi.And later, the ringed storm petrel fallout in Antofagasta and other desert communities also pointed searchers toward inland breeding grounds. Source: theatlantic.com Share This:

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The Storm Petrel Is the Master of Extremes

“From the beginning, the ringed storm petrel had been veiled in both mystery and misdirection” writes Sarah Gilman for theatlantic.com. A ringed storm petrel.Among these far-flying little birds, one can be particularly difficult to find: the ringed storm petrel, Oceanodroma hornbyi.And later, the ringed storm petrel fallout in Antofagasta and other desert communities also pointed searchers toward inland breeding grounds. Source: theatlantic.com Share This:

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NASA satellites to make honest men of weather forecasters

“According to Reuters, more than 1,000 people were killed by Hurricane Matthew, after it turned into a Category 5 storm” writes Chris Ciaccia for nypost.com. In a 2017 report, the US National Hurricane Center said it failed to adequately predict how intense the storm would get.Current tracking technology forecasts with a degree of accuracy the path a hurricane, but it’s still not able to accurately measure a storm’s intensity. Source: nypost.com Share This:

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Trump tries to calm political storm over Putin summit, says he misspoke

“Trump said on Tuesday he had complete faith in U.S. intelligence agencies and accepted their conclusions, although he insisted Russia’s actions had no impact on the outcome” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Other lawmakers have suggested passing resolutions voicing support for intelligence agencies, or spending more to enhance election security and prevent cyber attacks.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters that Russia was not a friend of the United States and warned against a repeat of the 2016 election meddling.WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump tried on Tuesday…

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There are ‘tremendous storm clouds on the horizon’ for markets: Guggenheim’s executive chairman

“Stocks still have plenty of room to run, but there is some risk ahead for investors, Guggenheim Partners Executive Chairman Alan Schwartz warned on Monday, “We’re in the eighth or ninth inning of the bull market” writes Berkeley Lovelace Jr for cnbc.com. “But there are tremendous storm clouds on the horizon.”. “The cyclical move in the economy is positive and is driving of the things that are good for risk assets,” Schwartz added in a “Squawk Box” interview. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Scientists peer into heart of hurricanes to improve intensity forecast

“Last year, in the Atlantic basin, forecasters correctly forecasted six of 39 instances of rapid intensification, Brennan said” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Due to warming sea and air temperatures, there is also more energy in storms, which might affect intensity predictions, some climate scientists have said.”The fact that we have a much better understanding of where these storms are going to go is a great first step. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Storm’s win streak ends at five with a 77-75 defeat to the Los Angeles Sparks

“In a back-and-forth duel between the Seattle Storm and Los Angeles Sparks until the final seconds, it was the Sparks who got the final word with a fourth-quarter comeback that sent the game into overtime, where they pulled ahead to win 77-75” writes Alexa Philippou for seattletimes.com. Facing a two-point deficit at half, Alysha Clark exploded in the third quarter with 12 points to pull the Storm ahead by as many as 12. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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U.S. Army Corps to remove generators from Puerto Rico in storm season

“The Army Corps said the two other generators will remain “until PREPA determines there is sufficient power generation and/or transmission.”” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, under direction from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, had contractors install three large generators in November to lend support to the island’s primary power plants.Puerto Rico has struggled to recover from Hurricane Maria, which devastated its power grid in September of last year.The U.S. Army Corps said in an email that the Yabucoa power plant in the southern…

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