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Emergency plan activated in North Dakota amid fall snowstorm

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum on Friday activated the state’s emergency plan due to what he called a crippling snowstorm that closed major highways and had farmers and ranchers bracing for huge crop and livestock losses. “The extraordinary intensity of this early winter storm threatens to …

90% of the world’s population just experienced the hottest summer on record – UPI.com

The Northern Hemisphere, which holds 90 percent of the world’s population, just experienced its hottest meteorological summer on record, tied with 2016, scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday. For the year-to-date, 2019 is the third-warmest year on record after 2016 and 2017. According to NOAA, nine of the …