Brooke Ellen

206 Flips | 8 Magazines | 14 Likes | 3 Following | 3 Followers | @brookesearcy | Senior in college. Blogger of inaworldofbees.com. Lover of style, fashion, and beauty. I have a little too many lipsticks and so many shoes.

Powerful storm hits northern Rockies and Plains with winds, heavy snow

A severe early season storm continued to bring heavy snow and strong winds to parts of the northern Rockies to the northern Plains on Saturday, with experts predicting it could be one of the worst storms on record for certain areas.<p>“This is about as destructive a storm as you can get,” said …

Kenya's Giant Aquifer Highlights Groundwater's Critical Role

Aquifers water an increasingly thirsty world, but are they sustainable?<p><b>The Turkana region in Kenya is not the type of place that would come to mind when picturing a wellspring bursting with water.</b><p>The area is dry and desolate. It is one of the most arid regions on this planet, with soaring …

Inside a Scientific SWAT Team: On the Front Lines of Biodiversity Discovery & Conservation

<i>Andrew Short is a National Geographic Grantee and assistant professor of
 Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Kansas. An entomologist by training, Short is currently in Suriname, South America searching for aquatic insects to study patterns of freshwater biodiversity that will</i> …

Tropical Storm Karen Recap

<b>Tropical Storm Karen</b> developed over the Yucatan Channel and the southern Gulf of Mexico Thursday morning, Oct. 3, flaring some impressive convection …

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Global Warming to Spawn More Severe U.S. Thunderstorms: Study

Climate change could help create atmospheric conditions ripe for storms.<p>Continued global warming could help create atmospheric conditions that are fertile breeding grounds for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes in the United States, a new study suggests.<p>The findings, detailed in this week's issue …

Hurricane Ingrid Recap

Tropical Depression Ten formed in the southwest Gulf of Mexico on Sept. 12, 2013 and strengthened into Tropical Storm Ingrid less than 24 hours later …

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Tropical Storms Manuel and Ingrid Hit Mexico: Death Toll Rising, Rain Continues

VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) -- The remnants of Hurricane Ingrid and Tropical Storm Manuel drenched Mexico's Gulf and Pacific coasts with more torrential …

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Bahamas Tornado Sweeps Nassau Airport (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

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Hurricane Isabel Started It: 15 U.S. Hurricanes in 10 Years That Cost at Least $1 Billion Each

Sep 18 2013 08:36 PM EDT<p>weather.com<p>The Weather Channel<p>article<p>Hurricane Isabel's landfall on Sept. 18, 2003, was the first salvo in a 10-year barrage …

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5,000 Gallons of Oil Spill Into Flooded South Platte River

Environment<p>5,000 Gallons of Oil Spill Into Flooded South Platte River<p>September 20 2013 02:52 PM EDT<p>Associated Press<p>MILLIKEN, Colo. — Crews are trying …

Oil & Gas Industry

Manuel: 97 Dead as Victims Recount Horror

ACAPULCO, Mexico -- With a low, rumbling roar, an arc of dirt, rock and mud swept down the hillside in the remote mountain village of La Pintada, …

Natural Disasters

'It Could Happen Tomorrow' Episode Came True in Colorado Flood

Severe Weather<p>'It Could Happen Tomorrow' Episode Came True in Colorado Flood<p>By Sean Breslin<p>September 20 2013 08:31 PM EDT<p>weather.com<p>Last week's …

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Usagi Inland Over China; Hong Kong Avoids Worst Case Scenario

<b>Usagi</b> made landfall as a typhoon in China's Guangdong Province in the city of Shanwei, about 90 miles east-northeast of Kowloon, Hong Kong. Winds …

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Hawaii Molasses Spill: Better or Worse Than Oil?

It takes time and a little organic chemistry to scrub molasses from seawater.<p><b>A dark, viscous liquid seeps through the ocean.</b><p><b>An oil spill? No, it's molasses—and it has created an environmental catastrophe that so far has killed thousands of fish that dwelled in Honolulu Harbor.</b><p>Last week, a pipeline …

Colorado Flooding Imperils Oil and Gas Sites, Causes Spill

Cleanup under way at South Platte River after tanks leak crude.<p><b>In the wake of unprecedented massive flooding over thousands of square miles in Colorado, government officials and private companies are rushing to secure the region's heavy concentration of oil and natural gas wells, and prevent</b> …

Pictures: Mexico Hurricanes Pack a Rare Double Whammy

Rare back-to-back hurricanes, Ingrid and Manuel, have caused widespread flooding and landslides, killing over a dozen people.

Pictures: Typhoon Lashes Japan

A powerful typhoon struck central Japan, bringing strong winds and heavy rains to prefectures in the Kyoto region.

Colorado Droughts, Wildfires, and Floods, Oh My!

Wildlife<p>Clouds over Boulder. Photo: Jennifer Pitt<p>September 16–The view from my window this morning in Boulder, Colorado, is gloomy. Clouds hover over the mountains, reminding me of the storm we have weathered, and the dismal conditions here on the ground.<p>Torrential rains swept through Colorado’s …

It's early, but has SEC lost a few steps?

By the time the sun sets Saturday on the East Coast, another one of the preseason heavyweights in the SEC will be sporting a loss.<p>And in unison, the …

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Hurricane Humberto Recap

<b>Humberto</b> became the first hurricane of the 2013 Atlantic season at 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11. This was just three hours short of being the latest …

Tropical Storm Gabrielle Recap

Gabrielle's First Chapter<p>Gabrielle was first designated as Tropical Depression Seven late in the afternoon of Sep. 4, 2013, finding a "sweet spot" of …