Why you may start seeing alerts for ‘destructive’ thunderstorm warnings on your phone

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — “Destructive” severe thunderstorm warnings will now alert on your cellphone, similar to how tornado warnings have done since 2012, thanks to the National Weather Service decision to break severe thunderstorm warnings down into three categories. They’ve always had “base” with 58-70 mph winds and 1″ to 1.5″ hail. But now they’re … Read more

NWS rolling out new emergency alerts for severe thunderstorms

(WUTR) — Severe thunderstorms can strike at any time, anywhere. Whether it be a tornado, strong winds, or large hail, there is always a concern of damage and destruction. The National Weather Service (NWS) is taking steps to add more damage categories to severe thunderstorm warnings to more clearly show the severity and potential impacts … Read more

Construction underway at Beaver Creek Clean River Project

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — The city of Albany is working on the Beaver Creek Clean River Project, slated to significantly improve water quality in the Hudson. Officials are calling it the most environmentally impactful project from the city’s water department in decades. Study: NY shoreline communities to spend $101M to combat environmental damages “The environmental … Read more

Lift off: Blue Origin’s Bezos becomes latest billionaire in space

(NewsNation Now) — Billionaire businessman Jeff Bezos and three crewmates launched from a desert site in West Texas Tuesday morning on an 11-minute trip to the edge of space. The world’s richest man and crewmates traveled aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard, a 60-foot-tall and fully autonomous rocket-and-capsule combo.  “Best day ever,” Bezos said after the capsule touched … Read more

Watching the 2021 Perseid meteor shower

CHICAGO (NewsNation) – One of the year’s best meteor showers, the Perseid, has begun dazzling stargazers across the U.S. At its peak, the shower provides 50 to 100 meteors an hour for skywatchers to see, according to NASA. Vermont space camp blends art, science, imagination The light show is visible in some places as early … Read more

Saharan dust helping to keep tropics quiet

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — After a busy stretch of days with Hurricane Elsa last week, not much activity at all is expected in the tropics this week. The quiet conditions are thanks in part to a renewed batch of Saharan dust moving across the Atlantic. There’s only one area in the Atlantic Basin currently being … Read more

Where does ‘space’ begin? Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin disagree on definition amid Richard Branson’s flight

(NEXSTAR) – Richard Branson became the first billionaire businessman to fly to space, at least as far as the U.S. and its definition of “space” is concerned. Branson’s successfully rocketed to an altitude of approximately 282,000 feet, or over 53 miles, on a Virgin Galactic space plane following Sunday morning’s launch from Truth or Consequences, … Read more

Richard Branson to launch into space, Jeff Bezos to follow days later

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (NewsNation Now) — Virgin Galactic will become the first rocket company to launch the boss when Richard Branson straps into one of his sleek, shiny space planes this weekend. The self-described tie-loathing adventurer and troublemaker will join five company employees for Sunday’s test flight from New Mexico’s southern desert — the company’s fourth … Read more

Renaming destructive gypsy moths to remove ethnic slur

(AP) — Bug experts are dropping the common name of a destructive insect because it’s considered an ethnic slur: the gypsy moth. Gypsy moth virus can stop outbreaks with time The Entomological Society of America, which oversees the common names of bugs, is getting rid of the common name of that critter and the lesser-known gypsy ant. … Read more

Registration now open for million dollar Massachusetts vaccine giveaway

BOSTON (WWLP) — The registration is now open for fully vaccinated residents of Massachusetts to enter in the VaxMillions giveaway. New York announces 10 new COVID-19 vaccine scholarship winners To enter, you must be fully vaccinated and apply on VaxMillionsGiveaway. When you go to the website, there are two buttons that separate registration for kids … Read more