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Haiti and Animal Welfare

Before Tropical Storm Isaac and Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc in the United States, they did the same to Haiti, setting back the hapless nation in dramatic ways after the devastation delivered by the earthquake of January 2010. Kathy Milani/HSUS A...

There's A Small Chance Tropical Storm Sandy Could Become The Great Halloween Storm

last yearVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

It's been a busy hurricane season so far, but I wouldn't blame you for not being aware of that fact because most of the stronger storms have avoided landfall in the United States (with the exception of Isaac). Alas, another system lurks in the Caribbean ready to attack the East Coast with the fury of an angry God. Or not. It's way far out there. More »

Salvors Refloat the Hansa Berlin off Cuba

Following a lost of power during tropical storm Isaac off Cuba on 26 August, the Liberian-flagged container ship Hansa Berlin found herself bricked up off the northern coast of Cuba. [...]

Mark Hanlon: The Quality of Compassion

Haiti and excellence. Those are two words we seldom associate with each other, yet as Tropical Storm Isaac gained momentum on its track over Haiti, I stood in a building that proved how excellence is taking root in this earthquake-ravaged, poverty-raked country.

Rainbow Runner & 20 Hatchlings Released!

Rainbow Runner was more than ready for release on September 6 last week.  With Tropical Storm Isaac out of the way and a boat back in the water for the turtle’s transportation out to sea, Rehabber Matt Brochhausen and Founder … Continue reading ?

New Orleans Mayor on the Lessons Learned from Hurricanes Isaac, Katrina

Less than two weeks ago New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu was nervously eyeing the Gulf of Mexico, worried that Tropical Storm Isaac might balloon into a Category 3 hurricane and barrel straight for New Orleans on the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, a storm whose effects will forever be felt in the city. But Isaac, [...]

Hurricane Isaac remnant less likely to spawn tropical storm

2 years agoNews : Field Notes

Updated at 10:50 a.m. ET -- The chance that a remnant of Hurricane Isaac will give birth to a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico was greatly reduced overnight by the National Hurricane Center. It's now at 20 percent, down from 40 percent Thursday afternoon. "Conditions are expe …

Assessing Disaster Preparedness [infographic] – Friday Distraction

A couple weeks ago Mr. Bartender and I were in full hurricane readiness mode with Tropical Storm Isaac. It ended up being a non-issue for us, thankfully. Other areas of the country weren’t so lucky and they are faced with flooding, building damage and extended periods with no electricity. No matter where you live, you’re [...]Show More Summary

It's a girl? Hurricane Isaac may spawn Tropical Storm Nadine

2 years agoNews : Field Notes

Is a remnant of Hurricane Isaac about to give birth to a tropical storm? The National Hurricane Center says there's a 40 percent chance of that, and it plans to send a monitoring aircraft into the system Friday to get a better idea.

Rare turtle found after hurricane flown to Florida for treatment

A rare turtle that washed ashore on the U.S. Virgin Islands during Tropical Storm Isaac and was flown to Florida for treatment at Turtle Hospital is making improvement.

Rare Turtle Flown to Florida for Treatment

A rare turtle that washed ashore on the U.S. Virgin Islands during Tropical Storm Isaac and was flown to Florida for treatment at Turtle Hospital is making improvement. The turtle’s condition is still guarded, but caregivers at the hospital are optimistic about her chances for...

“GOOD HOPE” IS IN GOOD HANDS

On August 29th we received a call from William Coles, PhD from St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands with a very sick 123lb female hawksbill sea turtle laden with eggs. She was washed ashore with Tropical Storm Isaac apparently trying to get close … Continue reading ?

Will Hurricane Isaac Make a Comeback?

Hurricane Isaac was supposed to move, as a tropical storm then as an extratropical low, up the Mississippi, then east across the middle of the US. However, the low pressure system that was once Isaac has instead started to move back south again, and it is now a low pressure system of interest. When I…

Newborn Tropical Storm Michael struggling like Leslie and Isaac

Tiny Tropical Storm Michael formed today, Sept. 4, from the thirteenth tropical depression in the Atlantic Ocean, but it seems that wind shear will make Michael struggle to intensify over the next couple of days like his "sister" Tropical Storm Leslie. Isaac's remnants blanket the U.S. east coast. read more

Tim Profeta: The Climate Post: Hurricane Isaac Disrupts Energy Production, Stirs Old Wounds

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Kirk became the Atlantic's 11th named storm of 2012, a feat typically not reached until closer to the end of hurricane season in November.

How Does the D.C. Circuit Cope with Hurricane Season?

As Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac threatened the Republican National Convention in Tampa and battered New Orleans this week, we were reminded that it is once again hurricane season. For the good folks on the Gulf Coast, hurricane preparations are a way of life. Growing up in Louisiana, we expected schools and......

The Effects of Hurricane Isaac Persist

Even as the nation was reflecting on the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, another tropical storm hit the same Southern area. Hurricane Isaac's destruction was tempered by functioning levees, but according to Time, many residents...Show More Summary

Scientists test new marine robot hurricane-hunters

(Reuters) - As Tropical Storm Isaac was on its path through the Caribbean before becoming a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico this week, U.S. scientists were testing an experimental new weather spy tool - an unmanned, marine robot about the size of a sur...

Romney will detour to Louisiana Friday

Mitt Romney will take a detour Friday and head for Louisiana, which has been battered all week by Tropical Storm Isaac. The Republican presidential candidate is due in Lakeland, Florida, shortly for a farewell rally, following the GOP convention. He...

Tropical Storm Isaac: How to help

2 years agoNews : The Lookout

Tropical Storm Isaac continues to weaken as it heads north toward Arkansas, but storm surges and heavy rainfall has flooded areas in Mississippi and Louisiana. The Coast Guard and Louisiana National Guard are working to rescue people stranded by high waters in low-lying areas.

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