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Hyundai’s XCIENT Fuel Cell Hitting the Road in California

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Hyundai Motor to collaborate with public and private partners to deploy Class 8 fuel cell electric trucks for regional freight distribution in California NorCAL ZERO, where Hyundai supplies 30 XCIENT Fuel Cell by early 2023, to be the largest deployment of Class 8 hydrogen-powered vehicles in the U.S. Hyundai is committed to developing hydrogen mobility ecosystem through close cooperation with…

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4 safety tips for summer weather hazards

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It’s what we’ve waited for: Summer! Though the season brings longer, sunnier days, it also comes with life-threatening weather hazards such as extreme heat, rip currents, and thunderstorms and lightning. 1. Excessive heat. It’s a killer.  Heat is one of the most deadly weather hazards, so don’t underestimate it. Warm temperatures can quickly rise to dangerous levels — especially in parked…

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When to Expect the Warmest Day of the Year

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During the summer months, most areas in the United States approach their highest temperatures for the year. To give you a better idea of the warmest time of year for your area, NCEI has created “Warmest Day of the Year” maps with the help of Climate.gov for the contiguous United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. The maps are derived from the 1991–2020 U.S. Climate Normals, NCEI’s 30-year averages…

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What is a North American Monsoon? (video)

  The North American monsoon, variously known as the Southwest monsoon, the Mexican monsoon, the New Mexican monsoon, or the Arizona monsoon, is a pattern of pronounced increase in thunderstorms and rainfall over large areas of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, typically occurring between July and mid-September. During the monsoon, thunderstorms are fueled by daytime heating and build up during the late afternoon and early evening. Typically, these storms…

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What is a Haboob?

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  A haboob (Arabic: هَبوب‎, romanized: habūb, lit. ’blasting/drifting’) is a type of intense dust storm carried on an atmospheric gravity current, also known as a weather front. Haboobs occur regularly in dry land area regions throughout the world. Like haboobs that occur in the Middle East, haboob occurrences in North America are often created by the collapse of a thunderstorm. This is a local or mesoscale event, and at times of extreme drought they…

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What is a Dust Devil? (video)

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  A dust devil is a strong, well-formed, and relatively short-lived whirlwind, ranging from small (half a metre wide and a few metres tall) to large (more than 10 m wide and more than 1 km tall). The primary vertical motion is upward. Dust devils are usually harmless, but can on rare occasions grow large enough to pose a threat to both people and property….

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New “Destructive” Severe Thunderstorm Warning category to trigger Wireless Emergency Alerts on mobile phones

July 22, 2021 – Severe thunderstorms can be life-threatening, but not all severe storms are the same. Hazardous conditions range from tornadoes, large hail storms, and widespread straight-line winds called derechoes, to cloud-to-ground lightning and flash flooding. Starting August 2, the National Weather Service will better convey the severity and potential impacts from thunderstorm winds and hail by adding a “damage…

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Renewable Energy OK, but Not Too Close to Home

  When it comes to transitioning from carbon-based to renewable source energy systems, Americans are on board. They’re less keen, however, having these new energy infrastructures—wind turbines or solar farms—built close to their homes, which creates hurdles for policymakers. That’s according to a study from University of Georgia researcher Thomas Lawrence. Lawrence and an international team conducted surveys in the United…

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NASA Tracks Heat Wave Over US Southwest

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  While one science instrument mapped the dome of high pressure that settled over the southwestern U.S. in early July, another captured ground surface temperatures.   Just weeks after the Pacific Northwest endured record-shattering temperatures, another heat wave scorched the U.S. Southwest. This heat wave, which started around July 7, tied or broke several all-time records in California, Nevada, northern Arizona,…

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Pfister Energy Opens Regional Office In Colorado

HAWTHORNE, N.J. — After nearly 20 years of developing, engineering, and constructing solar projects throughout the Northeast, Pfister Energy, a leading turnkey commercial, industrial, and utility-scale solar energy firm, is announcing the opening of a regional office in Denver, Colorado. This expansion will allow Pfister to work directly with clients to design, install, and maintain solar energy solutions in the West. This is…

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