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Natural disasters

California’s water conservation efforts hurt as tiered pricing ruled unconstitutional
California’s tiered water pricing has to be based on delivery costs rather than conservation incentives, a state appeals court ruled. The verdict will have major implications on California’s efforts to conserve water amidst its unprecedented drought.

21.04.2015 00:50

Freak April blizzard takes Moscow by surprise (PHOTOS)
Polar bears at the Moscow Zoo were in heaven, but millions of residents in the Russian capital certainly were not as a snow storm – yes a snow storm in the middle of April brought gasps and groans from city dwellers.

20.04.2015 21:00

Building roof blown away in single blast of wind caught on dashcam (VIDEO)
The entire roof of a two-storey building was lifted into the sky with a single gust of wind in Siberia’s, Zabaykalsky Kray. Stormy winds have been raging over the past week, causing massive devastation and deadly fires.

20.04.2015 16:03

Sinkhole scare: Mysterious giant crater emerges in Siberian village
A fresh giant crater has appeared in Siberia's Novokuznetsk region. Measuring 20 meters in diameter and up to 30 meters in depth, the hole is unnerving the local population, who fear the next one might swallow their homes.

20.04.2015 14:24

Violent ‘highway wildfire’ prompts evacuation of 300 homes in California (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Firefighters have managed to contain and reverse the rapid spread of a wildfire ravishing about 300 acres of land some 35 miles (56 km) east of Los Angeles. Evacuation orders for 300 homes were lifted after the threat was partially averted.

19.04.2015 12:11

‘Isis’ excluded from UN hurricane name list over terror group associations
The Islamic State (ISIS) jihadist group will not have a tropical storm named after it any time soon as ‘Isis’ has now been taken off the UN’s list of hurricane names.

17.04.2015 20:40

‘Fukushima lessons: Any notion that nuclear power is clean is obsolete’
The world must phase out nuclear power because it is absolutely not clean from the mining processing of uranium to the generation of high-level radioactive waste, Kevin Kamps for the radioactive waste watchdog Beyond Nuclear, told RT.

17.04.2015 08:37

‘Sand-ageddon’: Chinese capital hit by worst sand storm in decade
Traffic came to a standstill during rush hour in Beijing on Wednesday as a massive sandstorm covered the Chinese capital in thick blanket of red dust, making internet users speak about the end of the world.

16.04.2015 14:16

Epic storm turns day into night in Belarusian city (VIDEO)
An “apocalyptical” storm swept through several regions in Belarus, including the capital. But it was in the city of Soligorsk where clouds as black as ink obscured the sun light, while strong winds ushered in a sand storm.

16.04.2015 08:17

Terrifying footage of cars battling through hellish Russian wildfire (VIDEO)
A scary video emerged online of the wildfire in eastern Siberia now trapping residents, as they try to flee in their cars. The blaze surrounds the vehicles and what looks like volcanic ash rains down on them.

16.04.2015 07:18

​Radioactive Fukushima food could be hitting UK shops through safety loopholes
Food produced near the site of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan could be heading to British supermarkets due to loopholes in safety laws, an investigation has revealed.

14.04.2015 08:48

Robot sent to Fukushima reactor core records fatal radiation levels (VIDEO)
Delivering on its promise to release all new Fukushima radiation data, TEPCO has announced that spending an hour in the epicenter will kill you. Robot readings from inside the contaminated area of the No. 1 reactor showed a deadly 9.7 sieverts per hour.

14.04.2015 03:49