CNN 10 – August 29, 2019

CNN 10 – August 29, 2019

CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: Hi, I`m Carl Azuz
for CNN 10. We`re happy to see you this Thursday. Two days away from the long Labor Day weekend. Parts of the U.S. southeast could be weathering
a hurricane over that weekend. Yesterday a storm named Dorian was spinning over the Atlantic headed towards the U.S. Virgin Islands and
eastern Puerto Rico. The silver lining is this system is not as strong as Hurricane
Maria. That was a Category 4 storm that smashed into Puerto
Rico in 2017. The bad news is Dorian could cause further damage on an island that`s still
recovering from Maria. There are still tarps on some of the
roofs that Maria damaged. There are still weak spots in the electrical system that Maria
knocked out. So Puerto Rico has declared a state of emergency
opening hundreds of shelters to residents and prepping 70 hospitals in case of injuries
from Dorian. Forecasters have had their hands full trying
to figure out where this storm`s going to go. Just two days ago they projected that
it would roll south of Puerto Rico and barrel over the Dominican
Republic. Last night, Dorian looked like it would miss that country all together because
it had turned northward though heavy rain and tropical
storm winds were still possible, what happens after this is anyone`s guess. Dorian was a
Category 1 hurricane as of last night and meteorologists
think it would strengthen further after it passes by the islands and gets back over the
Atlantic. Dorian already caused flooding in Martinique
when it was a tropical storm. If it becomes a Category 3 hurricane which
some scientists expect, Dorian could have wind speeds of up to 115 miles per hour and
be capable of serious damage and the National Hurricane
Center says it could then approach Florida or other parts of the American southeast over
the weekend. Though forecasters still don`t know if, where
or when that will happen. One thing they do know is what to name the storms. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: If you lived in Homestead,
Florida in 1992, Andrew is a name you will never forget. Just like in 2005 if you lived
in the New Orleans area Katrina. The military started
naming storms after their wives, their girlfriends but none of these names were made public.
So in 1950 everything changed. Several storms formed
out in the Atlantic about the same time, it created a lot of confusion. So the U.S. Weather
Bureau said, OK, let`s start naming storms and they
actually started by using the World War II alphabet, Able, Baker, Charlie, Dog, Easy
but this created confusion as well because every year the storm
names were the same. It wasn`t until 1979 that we started alternating male and female
names. We recycle that list every six years. In the Atlantic basin we use English, Spanish
and French names. Most storms are named after a particular person, in fact you can`t request
a storm to named after you. That entire process
is handled by the World Meteorological Organization. A storm name will be retired if it is too costly or deadly and it would be inappropriate
to use it in future years. In fact, since 1950 there have been nearly 80 storm names
retired and what happens if we go through all of the storm
names? Well it happened in 2005, we ended up going to the Greek alphabet. So that`s
what`s in a name. It took a long time to get here but just like
each individual name, each storm tends to have its own personality. (END VIDEO CLIP) (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) (END VIDEO CLIP) AZUZ: 10 Second Trivia. Which of these places
is known as the “Land of Fire and Ice”? Mauna Kea, Iceland, Indonesia, or the Peruvian Andes. Because its features include both volcanoes
and inland glaciers, Iceland is called the “Land of Fire and Ice”. It`s also one of the most popular countries
in the world for adventure tourism or adventure travel. A type of trip that might include
physical activity, interaction with other cultures
and spending time in nature. As an industry it`s growing but it`s not for everyone. Adventure
tourists often get outside their comfort zone, for
some that`s the goal. They may be taking part in dangerous hikes or activities and they
maybe traveling through hostile areas but adventure tourism
can allow people to see first hand something exotic that they couldn`t see back home. A
105 mile trail through Egypt is one example. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Daybreak over the Red Sea
mountains. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Guys this is one of my
favorite mountains its called Jebel Detai (ph) and it looks like flames rising up out
of fire. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Until recently off the
tourism path, these peaks are a familiar site for a British explorer Ben (inaudible) who
five years ago set out to create the first long distance trail
in mainland Egypt. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The Red Sea mountains have
always been a real key area for Egypt. Many civilizations came here and they made ways
through these mountains from the pharaohs to the (inaudible)
to the Romans. What we did with the Red Sea mountain trail was identify all of these (inaudible)
and put these together in a way creates a hiking
route for modern times. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The trail is one of two
routes Ben has set up in the country. Joining him on his trip are the fellow hikers who
back in 2015 worked him to develop a similar trail in the
Sinai Peninsula. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Developing trails for tourism
is something that is now a trend and it`s growing very, very fast, but having people
who have lived in this land for maybe hundreds of years adds
another completely different aspect to this experience. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Joining up an ancient network
of trade, travel and hunting (inaudible). The 170 kilometer long path crosses the land
of the Marsa (ph). As one of Egypt`s largest tribes
they were instrumental in the development of the trail. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The trails, they`re 100
percent owned by the Bedouin community but in the process of creation we walk together
for thousands of kilometers. If the paraments are a monument
to the Egyptians, a path, a trail would be the best monument to the Bedouin as a traveling
people. For me there`s no better way to show who are the
Bedouin are than to walk a path with them. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This is for allergy of
the chest. Everything here really serves a purpose. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: When fully operational,
the trail will take 10 days to complete and by offering an authentic cultural immersion
with the Marsa (ph), it will open up one of the least known
areas and cultures of Egypt to a new type of adventure tourism. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The beauty of it is that
when you create a trail, this creates a micro-economy around the – – the benefit`s the local people
of that particular region. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The path for me shows where
they`ve come from. It shows who they are, how they`ve lived and perhaps this path it
can be part of the story of where they`re going in the
future too. (END VIDEO CLIP) AZUZ: OK, what`s fascinating about today`s
10 out of 10 segment isn`t so much what you`re seeing but where you`re seeing it. These are
innumerable pieces of pumice rock as recorded from a boat,
what`s being called a raft of floating pumice is the size of the New York City borough of
Manhattan. And scientists believe it could be linked
to a recent eruption of an underwater volcano in the South Pacific. Australian sailors say
the rocks range from being the size of marbles to the
size of basketballs. If the raft reaches Australia`s Great Barrier
Reef in the months ahead, it could bring new species there. It`s the kind of scene to stun
us. Sailing stony seas of pumice. Like a pebbled dock
of floating rock that stretches out before us. Waves of stone, floating on sea foam all
because the glass is porous. It`s volcanic but don`t panic as
the blast beneath the surface that can help corral “reef generate” and serve a higher
purpose than just giving us a site to see. A sea that rolls
and shocks and makes waves for making waves showing that nature truly rocks. I`m Carl
Azuz and that`s CNN 10.

12 thoughts on “CNN 10 – August 29, 2019

  1. I like watching this before class. Cause then I'll already know the answers to 10 Second Trivia before my classmates ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  2. People are traveling to Iceland because it won't be the same in the future and won't be what we know today as iceland

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