“With hibernation fast approaching, a grizzly bear family is spotted searching for fish near the shores of Canada’s Knight Inlet. They’re emaciated.
“The heartbreaking images, captured by a Canadian photographer, have sparked concern from wildlife observers. They worry whether the bear and two cubs will even make it through hibernation.
“It also shines light on another victim of the climate crisis and the depletion of wild salmon population.”
“The first two days of the month featured record warmth from New Orleans to New York City as millions sweltered in conditions more typical of July. Temperatures in the 90s F were widespread across the region…
“The extreme temperatures on Wednesday forced some school districts across the region to dismiss classes early or to cancel classes entirely.
“On Tuesday alone, over 30 cities set new all-time high temperatures for the month of October.”
“…scorching temperatures in the D.C. area Wednesday broke the all-time heat record for October. Thermometers in the city hit 97 degrees a little after 1 p.m., breaking a record that had stood since Oct. 5, 1941.”
“Rainfall totals in the Southeast have been less than 40% of their normal average in the past 60 days, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, jointly produced by NOAA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.”
“This is the first time in 50 years that Gruber won’t make any money on his corn crop.
“”I’m starting to pay attention to some of this climate change they are talking about,” he said. “Now if you don’t have irrigation, you can’t grow anything,” he said.”
“…the weather service also noted Tuesday was the second-wettest October day ever, trailing one 19th century day by a few hundredths of an inch. Des Moines has already exceeded its normal annual rainfall total by nearly seven inches with three months to spare, and more rainfall is expected Wednesday afternoon and evening.”
“Lorenzo is a special storm. It shattered all types of records in its journey across the Atlantic Ocean and was the strongest hurricane we’ve seen this far east and north.
“It is also just really weird to be talking about the second tropical cyclone in the past two years to head to Ireland.”
“France’s ongoing battle with drought means that 79 out of metropolitan France’s 95 departments will continue to have some form of water restriction in place during the month of October…
“…large swathes of central, southern and eastern France that were badly hit by suffocating temperatures and a lack of rain this summer – are all still undergoing a “water crisis”.”
“At least nine people were killed and several others missing after Typhoon Mitag lashed South Korea with heavy rain and strong winds, authorities said Thursday.
“The storm hit southern parts of the country on Wednesday night, prompting flood warnings and triggering landslides in affected areas.”
“Australians will bake in temperatures of up to 40 degrees heading into the weekend, as heatwave conditions raise the risk of bushfires but could also send crowds flocking to the beach for the first time since last summer.
“Sydney was expected to reach a scorching 34C tomorrow…”
“A cascade of impacts including rising sea levels, heatwaves and back-to-back tropical cyclones has created 400km of dead and badly damaged mangroves in the Gulf of Carpentaria, a scientific monitoring trip has discovered.
“Prof Norman Duke, of James Cook University, spent 10 days monitoring 2,000km of coastline from a helicopter, as well as conducting land-based checks at 32 estuaries along the coastline between Weipa, Queensland, and Cape Barrow in the Northern Territory.”
“While the rest of the world wakes up to the climate emergency, people in Oceania have been living it “for decades”, a new report says. In low-lying nations such as Tonga, Samoa, Papua New Guinea and Fiji, many have already died from climate-related extremes.”