Michigan tornado causes ‘catastrophic’ damage

CNN – A tornado was moving rapidly through Gaylord on the northern lower peninsula of Michigan on Friday afternoon, according to Lieutenant Jim Gorno of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. First aiders assess the damage caused by the tornado, according to Gorno, who described the scene as being “catastrophic”, with cars overturning and structures … Read more

Casey White and Vicky White: Investigators reveal refugees have paid someone $ 100 to book their hotel room in Evansville, Indiana

CNN – Casey White and Vicky White paid a man to help them book a hotel room in Indiana during their time on the run after the inmate and detective escaped from an Alabama jail and launched an 11-day manhunt. The fugitives paid him $ 100 to use his ID card to reserve a room … Read more

China Eastern 737-800 Crash Probably a Pilot Nosedive. Boeing stock market.

Text size A passenger stands inside a terminal in front of a China Eastern plane at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport in Shanghai. Qilai Shen / Bloomberg Boeing shares rose on news that the tragic crash of a 737-800 driven by China Eastern Airlines probably was not caused by a flight error. The Wall Street Journal, … Read more

California is in a water crisis, but consumption is far up. Officials are focusing on the wrong things, proponents say

CNN – California is facing a crisis. Not only are its reservoirs already at critically low levels due to persistent drought, residents and businesses across the state are also using more water now than they have done for seven years, despite Governor Gavin Newsom’s efforts to encourage the exact opposite . Newsom has begged residents … Read more

Orange County Fire: Hundreds are still under evacuation orders as coastal fires engulf at least 20 homes

CNN – A brush fire driven by California’s prolonged drought threatens homes on the coast of Orange County for a third day Friday, as hundreds south of Los Angeles have been forced to evacuate and the fire remains only 15% under control. Concerns are mounting that embers may spread in the coming days, as California … Read more

California’s AI-driven efforts to prevent forest fires are struggling with the data challenge

California-based utilities are increasingly investing in artificial intelligence to mitigate wildfires, but say they are struggling to gather enough data to train AI. Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas & Electric Co. and PG&E Corp. says they see promise in AI algorithms that use images taken by drones and other means to detect irregularities in … Read more

Coastal Fire destroys at least 20 homes in Orange County, California, while hundreds are evacuated

CNN – A fast-moving brush fire destroyed at least 20 homes and forced the evacuation of nearly a thousand homes in Orange County, California, on Wednesday in a lasting sign of the new normal for the region. The coastal fire started on Wednesday afternoon around kl. 14.45 in Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park and … Read more

California’s AI-Powered Wildfire Prevention Efforts Contend With Data Challenge

California-based utility companies are increasingly investing in artificial intelligence for wildfire mitigation but say they are struggling to collect enough data to train the AI. Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas & Electric Co. and PG&E Corp. say they see promise in AI algorithms that use images captured by drones and other means to detect … Read more

California reservoirs: The state’s two largest are already at ‘critically low levels’ and the dry season is just starting

CNN – Against the backdrop of the water crisis in the Colorado River Basin, where the country’s largest reservoirs are plunging at an alarming rate, California’s two largest reservoirs – Shasta Lake and Lake Oroville – are facing a similar struggle. Years of low rainfall and snowpack and more intense heat waves have fed directly … Read more

CDC mask mandate for travelers no longer in effect following judge’s ruling, official says

CNN – A federal judge in Florida struck down on Monday the Biden administration’s mask mandate for airplanes and other public transport methods, and a Biden administration official says the order is no longer in effect while the ruling is reviewed. US District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle said the mandate was unlawful because it exceeded … Read more