Pfizer booster shot is now approved for children 5 to 11, here’s what a doctor advises

Estimated read time: 3-4 minutes SALT LAKE CITY — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots for children ages 5 to 11. That third shot is available for elementary age children five months after their initial two doses. Utah parents are already weighing that decision. COVID-19 cases are rising … Read more

Extreme fire threats prompt US suspension of planned burns

A firefighting crew arrives at the scene of a field fire adjacent to the Amazon Distribution Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., on May 12. More than 5,000 firefighters are battling multiple wildland blazes in dry, windy weather across the Southwest. Evacuation orders remained in place Thursday for residents near fires in Texas, Colorado and New … Read more

Michigan tornado: Governor declares state of emergency after powerful tornado rips through northern city

The twister — with maximum winds of 150 mph — also injured 44 people as it tore through the town of Gaylord, which sits about 60 miles east of Traverse City in the state’s Lower Peninsula, causing what officials describe the “catastrophic” damages. “It took out an insane amount of buildings and just jeopardized so … Read more

2 dead; northern Michigan town cleans up from rare tornado

Two people are dead and dozens more injured after a rare tornado hit a small northern Michigan community by ED WHITE Associated Press May 21, 2022, 10:51 PM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article GAYLORD, Mich. — Roofs and walls on a busy business stretch were turned to tangled rubble. … Read more

Northeast heat wave to break dozens of records this weekend

“If highs reach the mid to upper 90s, this will be record highs for the day and the month!” the National Weather Service (NWS) office in Boston said friday. The NWS is forecasting Boston to have high temperatures of 96 degrees Sunday. The daily record high for that day is 93 degrees, while the monthly … Read more

What Is La Niña? It Could Mean Bigger Hurricanes This Year

View of the Pedro de Tela beach during heavy winds caused by Eta Hurricane in 2020. photo: ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP (Getty Images) Hurricane season is just on the horizon, and this year rising temperatures are headed toward a “La Niña” effect that could cause bigger and stronger tropical storms in the Atlantic. The annual hurricane season … Read more

California reservoirs: The state’s two largest are already at ‘critically low levels’ and the dry season is just starting

CNN — Against the backdrop of the water crisis in the Colorado River Basin, where the country’s largest reservoirs are plunging at an alarming rate, California’s two largest reservoirs — Shasta Lake and Lake Oroville — are facing a similar struggle. Years of low rainfall and snowpack and more intense heat waves have fed directly … Read more