4th January - Today's News: Storm Burglind (nee Eleanor) Hits Europe
After crossing Britain, deadly Storm Eleanor batters Europe; renamed by the Germans, Storm Burglind causes havoc in Switzerland, derails train
In the US winter storm rakes East Coast, bringing snow to Florida, Georgia, Carolinas while researchers reveal how America's weather is 'in the wrong place'. But in the west, Sierra Nevada has just 3% of the expected snow as fears rise of drought's return to California
Whilst it sometimes seems that wildfires are getting bigger and more frequent, in fact the opposite is the case (they just get reported more due to the internet) and these fire reductions 'make methane numbers add up'
And new analysis of Tabby's Star: Alien megastructure not the cause of dimming of the 'most mysterious star in the universe' - although it could be debris left over from the destruction of an alien megastructure (or even a planet) .....