RedskyNews Category: Americas

California Drought Is Worst In 500 Years

After four years of drought California is now at its driest for 500 years, scientists have found. The heat has left the Golden State with almost no snowpack in the mountains, which is critical for replenishing the state’s water reservoirs.

23,000 Flee California Wildfires

The governor of California has declared a state of emergency after wildfires forced about 23,000 people to flee their homes in the north of the state. Governor Jerry Brown said the fires, which have left one person dead, destroyed and

4.7 Earthquake Hits North Nevada

Another 4.7 magnitude earthquake hit northwest Nevada, tying the largest in a yearlong swarm recorded at the Sheldon National Wildlife Refuge near the Oregon and California borders. The quake hit the area about 6:55 a.m. Monday, according to the University

6.6 Quake Hits Off Mexico No Tsunami

A strong earthquake shook communities along the Gulf of California on Sunday, but there were no immediate reports of damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.6 quake struck at 1:14 a.m. local time at a depth of 10

4.8 Earthquake Hits Trinidad

CARIBBEAN 360 – A 4.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Trinidad and Tobago early this morning, but there have been no reports of injuries or damage. The tremor occurred around 3:49 a.m. to the northwest of Trinidad, at a depth of 136

Americans Prepare For Disasters

Video: Jeremy Linder from KRCR News Channel 7 talks to Jake Ryan owner of The Patriot on how to form an action plan and prepare for a natural disaster.

3.7 Quake Shakes Gracefield Quebec

An earthquake registering at magnitude 3.7 shook an area in western Quebec on Wednesday afternoon. Natrual Resources Canada reported the quake about three kilometres south-southwest of Gracefield, Que., which is a popular spot for earthquakes. The federal agency said the

Blood Moon Has Some Expecting The End

There will be blood in September — literally, according to the Internet postings of end-times believers. The night of September 27-28 will bring a “blood moon.” To skywatchers, it simply refers to the copper color the moon takes on during

Hurricane Linda Churns Off California Coast

A tropical storm has strengthened into a major hurricane in just a few days. Hurricane Linda formed as a tropical depression on Sept. 5 in the Pacific Ocean. Just over 24 hours later it had strengthened into a tropical storm.

4.5 Quake Hits Near Hawthorne Nevada

HAWTHORNE, NV – The Nevada Seismological Laboratory is reporting a 4.5 magnitude earthquake hit near Hawthorne, Yerington and Schurz at 7:15PM on Monday, Sept. 7, 2015. The laboratory, located at the University of Nevada Reno, reported the earthquake’s epicenter was

Mercury Spike Linked To Moulting Seals

It’s a wilderness home to otters and sea lions, coyotes and cor­morants. But the water gets more contaminated than industrialised San Francisco Bay, 70km away. Now scientists have identified the cause: moulting elephant seals. Researchers from the University of California,

Dominica Asks For Aid After Storm

Dominica’s prime minister has pleaded for more international aid to help rebuild the tiny Caribbean country after tropical storm Erika tore across the island, devastating villages, wrecking bridges and leaving a reconstruction bill worth half the country’s annual GDP. About

3.1 Quake Rattles Mount St Helens

MOUNT ST. HELENS, Wash. — A magnitude 3.1 earthquake struck Thursday afternoon about 11 miles north-northwest of Mount St. Helens, Washington Emergency Management said. “No reports of being felt or damage,” emergency management tweeted. The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network said

Legionnaires’ Disease Kills 8 In Illinois

State officials are reporting another death and four new cases of Legionnaires’ disease among residents of a western Illinois town, bringing the number of deaths to eight from an outbreak first disclosed last week. The Illinois Department of Public Health

Storms Slam Phoenix, 70,000 Without Power

Tens of thousands of people in Phoenix remain without power after a severe thunderstorm tracked over the city on Monday night. At one point on Monday night, over 70,000 electric customers were without power between Arizona Public Service Co. and

Climate Change Intensified Texas Floods

We know that as humans emit greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, it causes the Earth to warm. But it also causes other climate changes that are less obvious. In some instances, it makes areas wetter (because there is more moisture