How farmers are adapting to climate change
Farmers have always dealt with the whims of Mother Nature, but a warming planet could prove devastating to farms all over the world. Correspondent Ben Tracy reports on how climate change is already changing what crops can be grown where, and how some food companies are turning to artificial intelligence to help find solutions.news.yahoo.com
Get your sunny disposition on by planning your garden with ‘Heat It Up’ Blanket Flowers
Recently a post came across my Facebook that read today is January the 74th and by George, I agree and I want change. I need blanket flowers or gaillardias. Okay, I know February is too early, but let this serve notice: Start sourcing the award-winning ‘Heat It Up Blanket Flowers’ for spring planting.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Features San Marcos News, San Marcossanmarcosrecord.com
Erecting these shelters can help you avoid weather-related delays on exterior homebuilding projects
ASK THE BUILDER | I saw workmen building an ingenious triangle-shaped structure around the poured foundation of a giant new garage and service center for the town public works trucks. It was done to create a warm environment for laying concrete blocks.washingtonpost.com
Emaciated bear cub may have lost mom to California wildfire
Firefighters are keeping an eye on a lone, emaciated bear cub that may have lost its mother to the country's largest wildfire now burning in Northern California. “Generally when you see them with a sow or a mother bear, they’ll stay with the mother bear and run off,” said firefighter Johnnie Macy, who was deployed from Golden, Colorado, to battle the fire. Macy said on Sunday that they've been monitoring the cub for several days, to determine if it is an orphan.news.yahoo.com
Hundreds of bats found dead under San Antonio bridges following winter storm
SAN ANTONIO – As the state was crippled by subfreezing temperatures, millions of people were left with out power, water and food for days. Hundreds of Mexican Free-tailed Bats were discovered dead under San Antonio bridges and underpasses. Camara said the Loop 410 and San Pedro underpass is home to one of the city’s largest colony of bats. Some bats froze to death and others died from impact injuries sustained after falling from 40 to 50-foot high bridges. Head injuries, back injuries, internal injuries.
Here's how to survive those freezing temperatures in Texas
We’re writing to you from Upstate New York – aka Mother Nature’s freezer – and we truly feel your pain, Texas. Dress in layers: keep a base layer that’s wicking and moves moisture away from your body and then pile on clothes on top. Definitely grab those — and change them out if your feet are at all damp after being outside in the snow. Heat in, cold outHave access to hot water or able to boil water? Fill it with rice or old rags and place the filled sock at the base of a door to create a barrier and keep cold air out.mysanantonio.com
San Antonio’s JUICEssential juice bar debuts rich, mineral-packed hot cacao
click to enlarge Courtesy JUICEssentialLocal juicery JUICEssentials has taken a cue from Mother Nature and debuted a new winter-worthy drink: hot cacao.The spruced-up take on hot cocoa is purported to pack more of a chocolate punch since it features a higher concentration of the pure cacao bean from which cocoa is derived.JUICEssential balances the bitter notes of cacao with almond milk, honey, vanilla syrup and a pinch of Himalayan salt, adding depth of flavor and a hint of sweetness.Cacao has been a popular ingredient in JUICEssential smoothie bowls and other dishes for some time. It’s packed with minerals including magnesium, calcium, iron and zinc, according to the juice purveyor.The winter drink will be available for a limited time at the shop, located at 17803 La Cantera Terrace, #8119.sacurrent.com
Top 5 weather events of 2020 in South Texas
Here’s a look at the KSAT Weather Team’s list of the top 5 weather events of 2020:Number 5In June, a far away visitor that really seemed to capture the imagination of South Texans was the Saharan dust cloud. There was hope that hot weather might help keep COVID-19 at bay, but cases ramped up again in July. While weather may play a small role in how COVID-19 spreads, hot, dry weather did not seem to have much effect. A record number of named storms and a record number of landfalling storms were recorded in 2020. Three of the named storms brought impacts to Texas.
How to make your outdoor space warm and cozy this winter
Consumer Reports can help with ways to keep your loved ones warm and safe with fire pits, patio heaters, and more. And if you want even more flexibility, consider a patio heater. CR says if you have outdoor outlets, you may want to consider a few strategically placed space heaters. But never use a space heater outdoors with an extension cord, because that poses a fire risk, just as it would inside. The Comfort Zone CZ499R Space Heater for $55 performed well in Consumer Reports tests for spot-heating.
San Antonians ready for fall may have to deal with record heat this weekend
SAN ANTONIO – San Antonians who have visions of crisp fall days in mind will have to deal with the reality this weekend that summer is not done with us. Possible record high temperatures are in the forecast, with highs expected to reach well into the 90s both Saturday and Sunday. I think that’s what life in Texas is,” said Debbie Martin as she strolled around Woodlawn Lake on Friday morning. I don’t think I’ve ever seen it like this before since I’ve been here in San Antonio,” he said. Debbie Martin said even if the season doesn’t change soon, she will be marching right into fall anyway.
The decade’s first meteor shower is happening this weekend
The new decade has arrived, and Mother Nature’s first gift to us all is an amazing meteor shower that will take place this weekend. The Quadrantid meteor shower will be easiest to see during the predawn hours Saturday, but is expected to begin late Friday. The Quadrantid meteor shower, which is known to produce 50-100 meteors, was named for a constellation that exists no more: the Quadrans Muralis. An astronomer by the name of Peter Jenniskens identified the parent body of the shower in 2003 as the asteroid 2003 EHI. EarthSky reported that if the asteroid is indeed the Quadrantid shower’s parent, the meteors come from a rocky body — not an icy comet.
KSAT Kids Home Science: How you can make your own snow
Meteorologist Kaiti Blake shows you how you can make your own snow at home - no matter what the temperature is outside! You’ll need:1 cup of baking soda1 cup of shaving creamsome watera bowla spoon or fork to mix withFollow these steps:1. Add the baking soda and shaving cream to the bowl2. Begin mixing the baking soda and shaving cream together with a fork or spoon3. Add a few drops of water as you’re mixing, keeping in mind that more water will make your snow more ‘clumpy’When your snow is at the desired texture, you’re all set!
Polar vortex, Midwest floods, California fires: The U.S.'s wild 2019 weather
CHICAGO (Reuters) - From a brutal polar vortex that froze much of the Midwest and East Coast in January to Hurricane Dorian that killed dozens in the Bahamas in September, Mother Nature dealt Americans a wild and deadly weather year in 2019. FILE PHOTO: A destroyed house is seen in the wake of Hurricane Dorian in Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco, Bahamas, September 8, 2019. The record-breaking cold snap shut schools and businesses, grounded hundreds of flights and filled emergency rooms with frostbite victims. In downtown Madison, Wisconsin, thousands of homes and businesses lost power after fires erupted at two substations near the state capitol during the hot weather. In all, just three fatalities were recorded in 2019, compared to nearly 150 lives lost during the previous two years.feeds.reuters.com
Britney Spears Talks About Healing While Sharing Snapshots From Maui Vacation
Britney Spears is sharing her love for the healing power of Mother Nature. Spears took to Instagram on Monday to share a scenic snapshot from her trip to the Hawaiian island, and opened up about the transformative and powerful effect of embracing the beauty of the natural world. "Nothing heals more than the ocean," Spears captioned the pic, which shows her sitting in a tree growing out of the sandy shore next to the crystal clear ocean. The idyllic photos from Spears' recent vacation to Maui highlight how the singer has been taking time to focus on herself, and her mental, physical and emotional health. Sam Asghari 'Absolutely' Sees Marriage With Britney Spears (Exclusive) Embed Code RestartRELATED CONTENT:Natalie Portman Shares How She Became Friends With Britney SpearsSam Asghari Reveals His Holiday Plans With Britney Spears (Exclusive)Britney Spears Says She's Taking Time to 'Focus on What I Really Want' as She Sends a Special Message to FansBritney Spears Feels 'Beautiful' as She and Boyfriend Sam Asghari Make Red Carpet Appearance
Fall began with 3 bizarre weather events
Michael Maier/CNN iReport(CNN) - Fall officially began on September 23, but clearly Mother Nature had other plans. The first few days of the season haven't felt much like fall at all for many across the United States. Here's a look at three wild weather events that marked the start of season. The city got 9.7 inches of snow on September 28 the highest one-day September snow amount in Great Falls history. History was made in Missoula, where the city broke its September snowfall record of 1.5 inches set in 1934.
Climate change brings short-term boost to winegrowers, but long-term fears
Climate change brings short-term boost to winegrowers, but long-term fears Wine lovers might soon be able to enjoy a more tasty pour thanks to Mother Nature. Unusually warm temperatures could result in more flavorful wine being produced in California's Napa Valley. Unfortunately, the spike in temperatures could also have a detrimental impact on the wine industry long term. CBS News' Bigad Shaban reports.cbsnews.com
The dark side of nature: A lively tour through the natural world
The dark side of nature: A lively tour through the natural world In his new book "Mother Nature is Trying to Kill You: A Lively Tour Through the Dark Side of the Natural World," biologist Dan Riskin is investigating the disgusting, immoral and violent side of nature. The book is published by Simon & Schuster, a division of CBS.cbsnews.com
Monument Valley: Mother Nature’s scene-stealing movie star
Monument Valley: Mother Nature’s scene-stealing movie star Few movie locations can match the history and grandeur of Monument Valley, a natural treasure that has served as the backdrop for classic films like John Ford’s “Stagecoach" and “The Searchers.” Martha Teichner goes on location to one of the greatest movie sets of all time, built by Mother Nature herself!cbsnews.com