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Natural disasters

Mexican Volcano of Fire spews 5km-high pillar of ash (VIDEOS)
Mexican Volcano of Fire has erupted shooting an ash column 5 kilometers into the air and covering towns as far as 25 kilometers from the peak.

22.11.2014 01:45

Giant sinkhole swallows up old mine in Russia's Urals (PHOTOS)
A sinkhole 20 by 30 meters (65 by 98 feet) in size has been found near a Uralkali mine in Russia's Perm region. While the company says the development is of no further threat, locals fear the whole nearby town could go underground.

20.11.2014 16:01

556 asteroids size of washing machine hit Earth over past 20 years - NASA report
Asteroids of about a meter and larger in size invade our planet's atmosphere every other week, a study released by NASA shows. According to data gathered over the past 20 years, at least 556 such asteroids collided with Earth over this period.

17.11.2014 18:09

Quake Alert! California company readies earthquake warning app
It may only provide a tiny heads up, but even a few seconds could be crucial when it comes to earthquakes. The new QuakeAlert app can give users a warning about impending tremors which could save lives, avoid injury, and cut losses to businesses.

14.11.2014 00:04

Underwater rail tunnel linking Ireland & UK: Just the ticket at £15bn
An underwater train service, similar to the Channel Tunnel, should be built to link the Republic of Ireland to the UK, a think tank has suggested. Such a project would resemble the scale of High Speed Rail 2 (HS2), planned to link London to Birmingham.

12.11.2014 15:53

Lava from Hawaii volcano destroys first house on Big Island (VIDEO)
The massive, slow-moving lava flow from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano claimed its first major “victim” on Monday, when it consumed a house on Big Island and completely burned it to the ground.

11.11.2014 23:16

Cockroaches to the rescue: 'Cyborg' insects can help save people trapped in earthquakes
There may be a time when the sight of a cockroach crawling toward you brings joy and relief, rather than disgust. US university researchers have developed 'cyborg cockroaches' to help save human lives in search-and-rescue missions.

10.11.2014 13:28

Fukushima dismantling crew removes 400 tons of spent fuel from crippled reactor
The first of four sets of spent nuclear fuel rods has been removed from a damaged reactor building at Japan’s Fukushima power plant, scoring a major success in an effort to dismantle the quake and tsunami-wrecked facility.

05.11.2014 08:18

Obama declares Kilauea volcano lava flow 'major disaster' on Hawaii’s Big Island
President Barack Obama declared a slow-moving lava flow from the Pu'u O'o vent of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii to be a major disaster, and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts, the White House said in a Monday statement.

04.11.2014 17:56

October '14 in pictures: Major news stories through the camera lens
From Spider Man protesting in Hong Kong to Darth Vader running for parliament in Ukraine's elections; a world search for North Korea's 'missing' leader and Sweden's hunt for a mysterious 'Russian submarine' – RT offers you October headlines, made visual.

01.11.2014 18:20

National Guard deployed in Hawaii as Kilauea lava flows through town
The Hawaii National Guard is sending troops to Pahoa, a rural town currently dealing with encroaching lava from the Kilauea volcano. The lava is threatening to destroy a major road in the already-isolated town.

31.10.2014 17:23

Japan to reopen 1st nuclear plant after Fukushima disaster - despite volcano risks
A local council has voted to re-open the Sendai Nuclear Power Plant on the outermost western coast of Japan, despite local opposition and meteorologists’ warnings, following tremors in a nearby volcano.

28.10.2014 15:32