When Living in California Means Fearing the Outdoors

When air quality gets bad from wildfires, people are left clinging to their air purifiers.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #drought, #forests-and-forestry, #goats, #los-angeles-calif, #paradise-calif, #population, #rain, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #weather, #wildfires

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A Million Years of Data Confirms: Monsoons Are Likely to Get Worse

The annual summer monsoon in South Asia begins this month. A new study points to more destructive storms.

#bay-of-bengal, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #india, #indian-ocean, #monsoons, #rain, #research, #science-advances-journal, #south-asia

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Severe Flooding in Guyana Prompts Extensive Relief Effort

More than 6,900 households have been severely affected by flooding across the small South American country in the past several weeks, according to official estimates.

#agriculture-and-farming, #floods, #guyana, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #rain

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Severe Flooding Prompts Extensive Relief Effort in Guyana

More than 6,900 households have been severely affected by flooding across the small South American country in the past several weeks, according to official estimates.

#agriculture-and-farming, #floods, #guyana, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #rain

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The Do-It-Yourself Rain Garden

So you spent the holiday weekend indoors, watching rainwater pool in your yard — or worse still, in the basement? Here’s how to fix that.

#content-type-service, #gardens-and-gardening, #rain, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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Taiwan Drought: Residents Pray for Rain and Scramble to Save Water

Some of the island’s lakes and reservoirs have nearly run dry. And water restrictions have forced many residents to modify how they shower, wash dishes and flush.

#bathrooms-and-toilets, #drought, #rain, #reservoirs, #shortages, #sun-moon-lake-taiwan, #taichung, #taiwan, #typhoons, #water, #weather

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Severe Drought, Worsened by Climate Change, Ravages the American West

Heat and shifting weather patterns have intensified wildfires and sharply reduced water supplies across the Southwest, the Pacific Coast and North Dakota.

#agriculture-and-farming, #albuquerque-nm, #california, #drought, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lake-mead, #north-dakota, #rain, #water, #wildfires

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Floods and Mudslides in Eastern Indonesia Leave at Least 41 Dead

Entire neighborhoods were submerged, with some of the worst effects hitting a remote island accessible only by sea, officials said.

#deaths-fatalities, #floods, #indonesia, #landslides-and-mudslides, #rain, #weather

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Flooding in Nashville Kills at Least 4 as Water Keeps Rising

Dozens of people were rescued as cars were swept away and neighborhoods were swamped. “We’re not out of the woods yet,” officials said, as water levels climbed on the Cumberland River.

#floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #nashville-tenn, #rain, #weather

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Dam Overflows in Hawaii, Forcing Evacuation

An evacuation order affected people near the Kaupakalua Reservoir and Dam in the Haiku area of Maui. At least half a dozen homes were damaged or destroyed, officials said.

#evacuations-and-evacuees, #floods, #hawaii, #levees-and-dams, #maui-hawaii, #rain, #reservoirs

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On the West Coast, Avalanche Warnings and an ‘Atmospheric River’

The danger of avalanche is high in parts of the Cascade Mountains and areas farther south, the Northwest Avalanche Center said.

#avalanches, #cascade-mountains, #idaho, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #national-weather-service, #oregon, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #portland-ore, #rain, #washington-state, #western-states-us

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The Soothing, Digital Rooms of YouTube

Ambience videos pair relaxing soundscapes with animated scenery to make viewers feel immersed in specific spaces, like a cozy library. They’re big with “Harry Potter” fans.

#art, #harry-potter-fictional-character, #meditation, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rain, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #your-feed-selfcare

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Section of Highway 1 in California Collapses After Heavy Rains

A section of the scenic road near Big Sur collapsed after heavy rains.

#big-sur-calif, #cabrillo-highway, #highway-1-calif, #landslides-and-mudslides, #rain, #roads-and-traffic

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Rain and Snow Headed for Wildfire-Damaged Areas of California

The precipitation in drought-stricken Central and Northern California is welcome. But forecasters warned that flash flooding is possible in areas that burned last year.

#california, #floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #national-weather-service, #rain, #sierra-nevada-region-us, #weather, #wildfires

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The Cold Case of What’s Heating Up Yellowstone’s Steamboat Geyser

Scientists ruled out earthquakes and excessive snowfall as culprits in the series of outbursts from the world’s tallest active geyser.

#earthquakes, #geology, #geysers, #proceedings-of-the-national-academy-of-sciences, #rain, #research, #volcanoes, #water, #yellowstone-national-park, #your-feed-science

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#DealMonitor – ultimate.ai bekommt 20 Millionen – Dizzbo sammelt Millionensumme ein


Im aktuellen #DealMonitor für den 3. Dezember werfen wir wieder einen Blick auf die wichtigsten, spannendsten und interessantesten Investments und Exits des Tages. Alle Deals der Vortage gibt es im großen und übersichtlichen #DealMonitor-Archiv.

INVESTMENTS

ultimate.ai 
+++ Omers Ventures, Felicis Ventures, HV Capital und Maki.vc. investieren 20 Millionen US-Dollar in ultimate.ai, das in Helsinki und Berlin residiert. Das von Markus Rautio, Sarah Al-Hussaini, Reetu Kainlulainen und Jaakko Pasanen gegründete Unternehmen bietet mehrsprachige KI-Lösungen für die Automatisierung von Kundendiensten an. Ziel sei es laut Unternehmen sich als Marktführer für die Automatisierung des Kundenservice zu etablieren. HV Capital und  Maki.vc investierten zuletzt rund 6,5 Millionen US-Dollar in ultimate.ai.

Dizzbo
+++ Der Berliner Company-Builder Rain sowie die Business Angels Christian Fürstaller und Rodolphe Schoettel investieren 1,5 Millionen Euro in das Berliner Logistik-Startup Dizzbo – siehe Gründerszene. Der Marktplatz für LKW-Teilladungen wurde 2018 von Robert Köbrunner und Peter Baumgartlinger gegründet. Die Gründer waren vor Dizzbo 20 Jahre in der Logistik-Branche tätig.

Neocom
+++ Investoren aus dem Investorennetzwerk von BayStartUP – darunter Ralf Fischer, die Caesar Business Angels und Rolf Adam – investieren 650.000 Euro in Neocom. Das Münchner Startup, das von Sebastian Slomski und Dana Nedamaldeen gegründet wurde, positioniert sich als “KI-gestützter Produktberater für Online-Shops”. Neocom nimmt Onliner beim Einkaufen in Online-Shops quasi an die Hand und hilft ihnen, die passenden Produkte zu finden.

Synthara
+++ Der High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) und Co. investieren in Synthara, ein Spin-off aus dem Institut für Neuroinformatik (INI) der UZH-ETH in Zürich. Hinter Synthara verbirgt sich ein Halbleiter-KI-Unternehmen, “das an einer neuen Generation von KI-Chips arbeitet, die den Kompromiss zwischen Leistung und Energieeffizienz aufheben”.

FUSINEN

fundsaccess / WeAdvise
+++ Die beiden Finconomy-Firmen fundsaccess und WeAdvise schließen sich zusammen. “Durch die Kombination wollen die Management-Teams beider Unternehmen den führenden Anbieter für die digitale und hybride Investmentberatung formen”, teilt Finconomy mit. fundsaccess kümmert sich als SaaS-Provider im Bereich Vermögensberatung bislang um die Beratung am Point-of-Sale. WeAdvise entwickelt eine Plattform für die digitale Vermögensverwaltung.

Achtung! Wir freuen uns über Tipps, Infos und Hinweise, was wir in unserem #DealMonitor alles so aufgreifen sollten. Schreibt uns eure Vorschläge entweder ganz klassisch per E-Mail oder nutzt unsere “Stille Post“, unseren Briefkasten für Insider-Infos.

Startup-Jobs: Auf der Suche nach einer neuen Herausforderung? In der unserer Jobbörse findet Ihr Stellenanzeigen von Startups und Unternehmen.

Foto (oben): azrael74

#aktuell, #berlin, #dizzbo, #finconomy, #fundsaccess, #high-tech-grunderfonds, #logistik, #munchen, #neocom, #rain, #synthara, #venture-capital, #weadvise, #zurich

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Six People Missing After Heavy Rains Cause Mudslides in Alaska

The landslides crushed at least four houses in Haines, Alaska, which is home to about 2,500 people about 90 miles north of Juneau, according to the Alaska Department of Public Safety.

#alaska, #haines-alaska, #landslides-and-mudslides, #rain, #united-states-coast-guard

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Major Winter Storm Brings Snow, Heavy Rain and Wind to East Coast

Forecasters are watching “a strong storm system” that will cover a long swath of the East Coast, from Georgia to New England.

#appalachian-region, #east-coast-us, #florida, #rain, #snow-and-snowstorms, #wind

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Cyclone Nivar Threatens India’s Puducherry

The severe storm was poised to make landfall near Puducherry, leading officials to evacuate parts of the region.

#chennai-india, #cyclones, #floods, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #india, #rain

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Eta Makes Landfall in Florida, Again

The storm had already flooded streets and forced several universities to cancel classes on Thursday.

#federal-emergency-management-agency, #floods, #florida, #hurricane-eta, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #rain, #tropical-storm-eta, #weather, #wind

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Eta Targets Florida, Again

The storm, which had battered South Florida as well as parts of Cuba and Central America, briefly strengthened to a Category One Hurricane on Wednesday as it approached the Gulf Coast.

#floods, #florida, #gulf-coast-us, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-hurricane-center, #rain, #weather, #wind

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Tropical Storm Eta Heads Toward South Florida After Strengthening

Eta, the 28th named storm of the Atlantic season, is primed to hit the Florida Keys, possibly as a hurricane, by late Sunday, the National Hurricane Center said.

#deaths-fatalities, #floods, #florida, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #landslides-and-mudslides, #rain, #tropical-storm-eta, #weather, #wind

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Avoid the Coronavirus, Forget Winter Weather: Socialize Outside

My British upbringing taught me that socializing outdoors shouldn’t stop when rain falls and temperatures drop.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mental-health-and-disorders, #rain, #weather, #winter-season

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Eta Heads for South Florida

Eta, the 28th named storm of the active 2020 hurricane season, was expected to strengthen as it approached the Florida Keys after bringing catastrophic rainfall to Honduras and Nicaragua.

#atlantic-ocean, #caribbean-area, #central-america, #floods, #florida, #florida-keys, #gulf-coast-us, #honduras, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #nicaragua, #rain, #weather

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Zeta Is Forecast to Bring Life-Threatening Storm Surge to Louisiana

The storm, which was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane, is expected to make landfall on Wednesday afternoon. Preparations across the state have already begun.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #gulf-coast-us, #hurricane-zeta, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #new-orleans-la, #rain, #weather, #wind

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Zeta Turns Into Hurricane and Threatens to Dump Torrential Rains

Zeta could dump up to a foot of rain on some parts of the Yucatán by Tuesday before its projected landfall in the Gulf States.

#floods, #global-warming, #gulf-of-mexico, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #rain, #yucatan-peninsula-mexico

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She Was in Labor. Floodwaters Were Rising. Then the Boat Tipped Over.

A pregnant woman who drowned in Vietnam was one of at least 114 people killed in record-breaking floods that have pummeled the country’s central coast.

#deaths-fatalities, #floods, #rain, #vietnam

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Landslide in Vietnam Kills at Least 20 Military Personnel

Search-and-rescue efforts were underway after a landslide in the central province of Quang Tri, resulting in what may be the country’s greatest military loss in peacetime.

#deaths-fatalities, #disasters-and-emergencies, #floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #rain, #vietnam

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Landslides Threaten Oregon After Fires Sweep Hillsides

Heavy downpours can bring destructive mudslides now, or in years to come.

#california, #global-warming, #landslides-and-mudslides, #national-weather-service, #oregon, #rain, #wildfires

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Hurricane Sally’s Fierce Rain Shows How Climate Change Raises Storm Risks

Staggering rain totals, fueled by a warming atmosphere that can hold more moisture, are being recorded from the storm.

#environment, #global-warming, #hurricane-sally-2020, #rain

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Live Hurricane Sally Updates

Sally made landfall near Gulf Shores, Ala., as a Category 2 hurricane, with sustained winds over 105 m.p.h. The slow-moving storm is expected to bring “catastrophic” flooding.

#alabama, #floods, #florida, #hurricane-sally-2020, #mississippi, #rain, #wind

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Live Hurricane Sally Updates: Gulf Coast Prepares for Deluge

Officials urged people to prepare for “life-threatening” flash floods, torrential rains and strong winds. “This is the real deal,” Mississippi’s governor said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gulf-coast-us, #gulf-of-mexico, #hurricane-sally-2020, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #mississippi, #rain

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Tropical Storm Sally Barrels Toward the Gulf Coast

The storm is expected to bring dangerous flooding to areas of Louisiana and Mississippi, according to the National Hurricane Center.

#alabama, #floods, #florida, #gulf-coast-us, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #mississippi, #new-orleans-la, #ocean-springs-miss, #rain, #wind

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Dry Thunderstorms Could Accelerate the California Wildfires

Lightning, erratic winds and no rain would make it even tougher for firefighters to battle some of the largest blazes in state history.

#california, #lightning, #rain, #wildfires

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Tropical Storm Marco Expected to Become a Hurricane

Marco is expected to become a hurricane on Saturday and Laura is forecast to produce heavy rain over several Caribbean islands.

#caribbean-area, #gulf-of-mexico, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #rain, #tropical-storm-laura, #tropical-storm-marco, #weather, #wind

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Tropical Storm Fay in N.Y.: Heavy Rain, High Winds and Flash Floods Expected

The weather threatening New York is a harbinger of a hurricane season that is expected to be unusually busy this year.

#floods, #new-york-city, #rain, #weather

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NJ Flood Dragged Her Into a Tunnel. Miraculously, She Survived.

“I’m going to die here, I don’t want to keep trying,” recalled Nathalia Bruno, a food deliverer in New Jersey. “But then I saw a flash of light.”

#automobiles, #bruno-nathalia, #clifton-nj, #delivery-services, #doordash-mobile-app, #floods, #passaic-nj, #passaic-river-nj, #rain

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Japan Flooding Deaths Rise to 58, With More Rain on Horizon

Tens of thousands of troops, police officers and other rescue workers have worked their way through mud and debris in the hardest-hit riverside towns to evacuate residents.

#deaths-fatalities, #floods, #japan, #rain, #rescues, #rivers

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Severe Flooding in Southern Japan Swamps Nursing Home

Officials said that at least 15 people were feared dead as a result of the deluge and mudslides that struck the island of Kyushu overnight.

#deaths-fatalities, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #floods, #kyushu-japan, #landslides-and-mudslides, #nursing-homes, #rain, #weather

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‘I Thought I Would Die’: Inside Myanmar’s Risky Pursuit of Jade

A survivor was swept away by a wave of mud and water after the wall of a mine collapsed on Thursday, killing at least 200 people.

#accidents-and-safety, #deaths-fatalities, #global-witness, #hpakant-myanmar, #kachin-independence-army, #kachin-state-myanmar, #landslides-and-mudslides, #mines-and-mining, #myanmar, #rain

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Tropical Storm Bertha Could Cause Dangerous Flooding in the South

Bertha was named a tropical storm less than two hours before it made landfall near Charleston, S.C., on Wednesday.

#floods, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #national-weather-service, #north-carolina, #rain, #south-carolina, #virginia, #weather

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The Michigan Dam Failures Are a Warning

Many need repairs. Let’s fix them before climate-related flooding gets worse.

#california, #disasters-and-emergencies, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #floods, #global-warming, #great-lakes, #infrastructure-public-works, #levees-and-dams, #michigan, #rain, #trump-donald-j, #whitmer-gretchen

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Did Heavy Rain Make Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Erupt?

Two earth scientists offered a new model to explain destructive activity in 2018, but a number of their colleagues aren’t buying it.

#amelung-falk, #farquharson-jamie, #geology, #hawaii, #kilauea-volcano-hawaii, #nature-journal, #rain, #research, #volcanoes, #your-feed-science

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Tornadoes and Severe Weather Across the South Leave at Least 18 Dead

Storms tore a destructive path across parts of the South, where a series of tornadoes damaged houses and commercial buildings.

#louisiana, #national-weather-service, #rain, #southwestern-states-us, #texas, #tornadoes, #weather

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