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42 Years Montana Remembers The Deadly Eruption of Mount St Helens

It is a crazy time we are living in right now. This pandemic had us feeling like we were living through a historical event. The Russia/Ukraine war has us feeling like we are on the brink of World War III. Not to mention just the overall political chaos. It is enough to make a person feel really uneasy. But, I'm sure that is how just about everyone felt on this day 42 years ago. On May 18th, 1980, Mount St Helens erupted, spreading volcanic ash across much of the western United States.
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Severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m. includes Brainerd, Duluth areas

URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED. Severe Thunderstorm Watch Number 238 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK. * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of Central to northeast Minnesota Northwest Wisconsin Lake Superior. * Effective this Wednesday afternoon and evening from 220 PM until 800 PM CDT. * Primary threats include... Scattered...
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Sioux Falls Ready For a Temperature Plunge This Week?

As we're finally enjoying some sunshine and mild temperatures this week a cold front a set to roll in and give us a Oscar Awards type of slap in the face. South Dakota residents are urged to get ready for a 40 - 50 degree plunge later this week. Thursday afternoon's high temperatures will be in the high 80s. Then, Saturday night's low could be in the 30s for the Sioux Falls area.

Wasilla Man Sentenced For Killing Harbor Seal

A Wasilla man has been sentenced by a U.S. Magistrate Judge to two years of probation, 100 hours of community service, a hunting restriction, abandonment of his interest in a firearm and a fine of $1,500 after pleading guilty to violating the Marine Mammal Protection Act. 41-year-old Paul Gil shot...

Connecticut lobster industry collapsing, warming water to blame

STONINGTON, Conn. — As the months begin to warm up, the idea of heading out to a seaside restaurant to enjoy some freshly caught lobster can get the taste buds going. On Long Island Sound, lobstering is big business – or at least it was for decades. However, in the last 20 years, the population of lobsters – and lobstermen – has nearly vanished.

Forecasters Predict Record High Temperatures For the Hudson Valley This Weekend

Monday's severe storms have exited the area, leaving the Hudson Valley with cooler and much dryer air as we enter the middle of the week. Highs over the next few days should stay in the upper 60s to low 70s during the day, and cool to the upper 40s by night. It will be quite beautiful across the area, but it won't last long. As we draw closer to the beginning of June, the Hudson Valley can start to expect more summer-like temperatures to persist. Forecasters say the heat is coming.

Florida Commercial Fishing Captain Pays $22,300 Restitution

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today announced a settlement agreement with a commercial fishing captain. Darrell York of the commercial fishing vessel, Watch Out, agreed to pay $22,300 restitution for resource-related crimes dating back to 2015. “This case is...

New study highlights major step forward in monitoring ocean health

In a major step forward for monitoring the biodiversity of marine systems, a new study published today in Environmental DNA details how MBARI researchers are using autonomous underwater robots to sample environmental DNA (eDNA). eDNA allows scientists to detect the presence of aquatic species from the tiny bits of genetic material they leave behind. This DNA soup offers clues about biodiversity changes in sensitive areas, the presence of rare or endangered species, and the spread of invasive species—all critical to understanding, promoting, and maintaining a healthy ocean.