Hundreds attend environment-themed Metrocon Expo in Dallas

DALLAS — The annual Metrocon Expo and Conference kicked off today at Dallas Market Hall with over 200 exhibitors sharing innovative ideas and products from industries that cater to the built environment, such as interior design, architecture and real estate. “A big part of this is the educational sessions that we host to teach people how to better support those environments, and how to do it in environmentally friendly ways as well,” Metrocon Volunteer Carl Bergauer told NewsFix. The big star of […]

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Hurricane Hector eyes Hawaii volcano

Even as a months-long volcanic eruption goes on, Hawaii is now on alert for a dangerous hurricane forecast to pass south of the islands at midweek. As of 5 p.m. Sunday local time (11 p.m. ET) Hurricane Hector was about to cross into the Central Pacific Basin as a Category 4 storm, the National Hurricane Center said. Hector was about 1,130 miles (1,820 km) east-southeast of South Point Hawaii and traveling west at 14 mph (22 km/h), with maximum sustained winds […]

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Officials fear Virginia dam will collapse, flood city with up to 17 feet of water

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Heavy rains sent water spilling over a dam in Lynchburg, Virginia, spurring fears that it could collapse and prompting some home evacuations in the city of roughly 80,000 people. In a dire warning Thursday night, the National Weather Service reported the College Lake Dam could fail, and if it does, “the water depth at Lynchburg could exceed 17 feet in 7 minutes.” The dam was intact Friday morning, the weather service said in an update, but water has […]

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11-million-ton iceberg threatens village in Greenland

The people of Innaarsuit know how to handle themselves around ice. Their small island off western Greenland is surrounded by it through every long, dark winter. They take dogsleds out on Baffin Bay’s frozen surface to hunt seals and polar bears. They cut out holes and catch fish through it. Most importantly they know when to avoid it. But this summer an unpredictable 11-million-ton mountain of ice has parked itself right next to their isolated fishing community. The 170 people who live […]

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