TVA is increasing releases at dams to prepare for rain

Some 7.5 million Americans in the Great Lakes are under threat of gale force winds and flooding.Don't go in the water. Don't even go near the water. That's the message that authorities are telling lakeshore residents of Lake Michigan, Lake Huron and Lake Erie....


Central Texas tornado damages nearly 200 homes

Officials said a tornado touched down near Copperas Cove in Central Texas on Sunday and damaged nearly 200 homes in the area. No injuries were reported. The confirmed tornado touched down at 5:28 p.m. local time Sunday, June 9 on the west side of town near Big Divide Road. Officials said 196 homes are damaged. Of those, officials said three are uninhabitable....


Wildfire burning in Arizona national forest now more than 7,000 acres City

More than 200 firefighters are working to contain the Mountain Fire in Arizona, which ignited on Tonto National Forest land northeast of the Valley Friday and quickly covered thousands of acres.According to the forest service, the fire has grown to an estimated 7,225 acres. Officials said the fire was zero percent contained as of 6 a.m. Saturday, but said no structures were threatened....


Tenn. Wildlife Federation says litter is such a problem we don't notice it anymore, asks for photos

Litter is a big problem in Tennessee. So big, the Wildlife Federation says most of us don't even notice it anymore. Now, there's a new campaign that wants us to send snapshots.

"It’s rather remarkable how much paper and plastic and garbage you'll find in a very short amount of time," said Mike Butler, CEO of the Tennessee Wildlife Federation....



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    Climate Change Today

    From diminishing snow and ice to increasing temperatures to rising sea level to more frequent and destructive extreme weather events, 97% of scientists agree climate change is happening and it is man-made....