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About Earth Networks

Earth Networks gathers and analyzes environmental observations from around the world to help promote a better understanding of the planet and its atmosphere.

WMO Report Confirms Need for Early Warning Systems

According to the WMO, early warning systems save millions of lives. A recent WMO fact sheet provides supporting evidence as to why these systems help communities, regions and nations avoid disaster.

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Severe Weather Strikes Sydney

Hail, heavy rain and thunderstorms pushed through Sydney, Australia on Saturday, April 25.   There were confirmed reports of 1-2 cm sized hail and accumulating rainfall that flooded some areas of the region.  Australia’s Total Lightning Network detected significant amounts of … Continue reading

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Severe Storms & Tornado Leave Thousands Homeless in Brazil

Several strong storms drove through the western Santa Catarina, Brazil region on Monday, April 20, 2015. There were countless reports of damaged property, downed power lines and trees. The National Institute of Meteorology (Inmet) confirmed that the storms produced at … Continue reading

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Partnering for Power in Communities

Electricity fuels our active lives. Helping to keep the power on in communities is why we’ve teamed with National Grid. As part of a major initiative, we are completing the installation of 55 WeatherBug Weather Stations throughout New York, Massachusetts … Continue reading

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Protecting Lives & Livelihoods in Australia

Weatherzone, Australia’s leading commercial weather information provider, today announces an agreement with Earth Networks, the operator of the world’s largest and most advanced total lightning detection network. With the agreement, companies in Australia gain improved access to the best lightning … Continue reading

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Lightning Strikes and Kills Ugandan Father and Son

A family of four in Bukamboli village, Uganda, were tragically struck by lightning in their home on Wednesday, February 18. Bukamboli, an Iwemba sub-county in Uganda, was hit with strong storms that released heavy rain and produced severe lightning across … Continue reading

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Lightning Kills 2 in Brazil

On January 6, 2015, two men were struck by lightning in Embu, Brazil, a rural area just outside of São Paolo. The two men were attempting to take shelter from a violent storm when they were struck and killed. Two … Continue reading

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New Partnership with Baron Services for Lightning Data

At the American Meteorological Society’s (AMS) Meeting and Conference in Phoenix this week, we are announcing our partnership with Baron Services to deliver the most complete and precise lightning strike information to motorists, pilots, boaters and broadcasters across the U.S. … Continue reading

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Lightning Kills 4 in Brazil

A violent storm suddenly rolled above the beach at Praia Grande, Brazil, on December 28, catching beachgoers unaware. Tragically, a lightning strike from this storm killed four people on the beach as they huddled to escape the rain under a … Continue reading

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National Grid and WeatherBug Team Up

National Grid committed to installing weather stations throughout New York, Rhode Island and Massachusetts to keep communities safer by providing real-time alerts and forecasts to local officials, first responders and others who require real-time local weather. Several of the new WeatherBug … Continue reading

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