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Water reserves in western US being drained underground – NASA study
As droughts have ravaged the western US for over a decade, much of the water loss has come from underground resources in the Colorado River Basin, a new study has found. The water loss may pose a greater threat to the West than previously thought.

24.07.2014 20:52

Giant 80m Siberian crater at 'world’s end' (VIDEO)
A mysterious giant crater has been discovered in a remote part of Siberia, dubbed by locals ‘the end of the world’, and is now puzzling scientists. An urgent expedition was sent to the far-northern peninsula to try and solve the mystery.

16.07.2014 07:27

Drought-damaged California hoses water wasters, sidewalk sprayers with $500 fine
California water regulators have instituted statewide water restrictions for the first time ever as authorities struggle to get a handle on the worst drought in decades.

16.07.2014 08:47

At least 10 killed, more than 370,000 evacuated as powerful typhoon hits Philippines (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Typhoon Rammasun, with wind gusts reaching 200 kilometers per hour (120 mph), has killed at least 10 people as it whipped across the Philippines, shutting down the capital of Manila, and forcing more than 370,000 people to leave their homes.

16.07.2014 05:22

Heavy rainfall, flooding distress over 1mn in China (PHOTOS)
Hundreds of thousands have been forced to evacuate with over 1 million people in total affected in China as heavy rainstorms batter Hunan and Guizhou provinces, with reports of several deaths and mass destruction.

15.07.2014 20:53

Nestle continues to sell bottled water sourced from California despite record drought
California is facing one of its most severe droughts on record, which is hurting farmers and recreation alike. But despite water restrictions, Nestle is bottling spring water from the state and selling it, creating controversy alongside profits.

15.07.2014 01:49

Swimsuits for snow boots: Freak summer snow & hail hit Siberia, Urals (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Snowdrifts piled up on the roads of Russia's Ural region on Saturday as an abnormal summer snowstorm hit the region, bringing the area into the spotlight once again after last year's meteorite fall. Siberia also witnessed a downpour of giant hailstones.

13.07.2014 19:10

World's first climate-controlled domed city to be built in Dubai (PHOTOS)
Dubai has announced plans to build the first climate-controlled city on the planet. The area, constructed under a huge glass dome, will accommodate the world's largest shopping center, over 100 hotels, and a wellness district for medical tourists.

12.07.2014 15:51

Ex-Greenpeace member scared of imminent ‘global cooling’
​A former prominent member of Greenpeace told an audience at a Las Vegas, Nevada event this week that concerns regarding global warming are overblown, and that the opposite may actually soon be occurring.

09.07.2014 20:11

Half-million people evacuated in Japan amid 'worst-in-15-years' typhoon
A super typhoon with destructive winds, towering waves and storm surges is heading to the Japanese island of Okinawa. Authorities have canceled flights and urged over 500,000 people to evacuate as meteorologists issued the highest storm warning.

08.07.2014 08:47

Red alert: Climate change could obliterate the ginger gene
A gene that cultivates red hair faces extinction as climate change alters Northern European weather patterns, according to a group of Scottish scientists.

08.07.2014 09:49

Underwater City? Cars submerged and floating in Russian town after downpour (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Heavy rains in the town of Izhevsk in central Russia flooded its streets, plunging hundreds of cars under water. The rain not only washed off the traffic, but also tarnished the city administration’s reputation as residents complained on social networks.

05.07.2014 15:15

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