Thursday's energy & environment stories


Sri Ravipati
Updated Sep 22, 2022 - Energy & Environment

Most of 230 whales stranded on beach in Tasmania die

whales washed up on shore
An aerial view of the mass whale stranding on Tasmania's west coast on Sept. 21. Photo: NRE Tas/Getty Images

"Complete mystery": Experts baffled after back-to-back strandings killed hundreds of whales

rescuers save beached whales
Rescuers release a stranded pilot whale back into the ocean at Macquarie Heads on the west coast of Tasmania on Sept. 22. Photo: Glenn Nicholls/AFP via Getty Images

Rescue crews in Puerto Rico struggle to reach residents cut off by Fiona

Firefighters from the DOE Barceloneta carried rescue a 91-year-old woman who was trapped in her home after a flood.
Barceloneta, Puerto Rico, firefighters rescue a 91-year-old woman on Tuesday after flooding from Hurricane Fiona. Photo: Puerto Rico Firefighters Corps/Twitter

The unequal toll of climate disasters

Photo illustration of various people, abstract shapes, plywood texture, and torn paper that resembles a wave.
Photo illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios. Photos: Hector Retamal/AFP, Lionel Chamoiseau/AFP via Getty Images

Ferocious Hurricane Fiona now a Category 4 storm

A satellite image of Hurricane Fiona over the Turks and Caicos islands.
Photo: NOAA

Climate change drives record North Atlantic marine heat wave

 Sea surface temperature anomalies on Sept. 20, in degrees Celsius.
A heat map of sea surface temperature anomalies on Tuesday. Photo: Weatherbell.com