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Germany opens first renewable energy storage facility
Germany has launched what it claims is Europe’s first and largest commercial battery plant, which will help to store renewable power sources. Such sources can prove erratic, as they are dependent on the elements, such as wind and the sun.

17.09.2014 06:28

'Crater like Empire State Bldg': US daredevil recalls hanging over scorching lake of lava
One of the two Americans who stepped inside the lava filled volcano crater in Vanuatu described his experience to RT as “exhilarating” despite the skin-burning acid rain and a splash of lava, which burned a hole in his jacket.

08.09.2014 18:08

Yellowstone supervolcano eruption would be disastrous for entire US – study
If the massive supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park erupted again, scientists believe it would blanket much of the United States in ash and potentially sever communication as well as travel between the country’s coasts.

02.09.2014 19:13

53 ton fish-kill: Dead 'popocha' fish removed from Cajititlan Lagoon, Mexico
Mexican authorities are investigating over 53 tons of dead fish washed up on the shores of a lake in the west of the country. A natural cause of death has been ruled out, as lab testing is ongoing. This is the fourth such mass death at the site.

02.09.2014 05:42

Red-level weather alert as typhoon Halong lashes southern Japan
A powerful typhoon is raging through southwestern Japan, prompting the country’s meteorological agency to issue the highest red-level weather alert. At least 6 people have been injured and half a million locals were urged to evacuate.

09.08.2014 14:55

Hawaii prepares for first direct hit from hurricane in 22 years as second storm looms
The Big Island of Hawai’i is bracing for a double whammy of hurricanes to make landfall between Thursday and Monday, according to the National Weather Service. The last time the archipelago took a direct hit from a hurricane was 1992.

07.08.2014 17:05

Severe drought in California spreading at unprecedented rate
The drought in California is getting worse as more than half the state now suffers from the most severe drought conditions possible, according to a new report.

01.08.2014 03:43

Plane sinks in melting asphalt at Moscow airport
A passenger aircraft got stuck at Domodedovo airport for over 4 hours after its landing gear sank in melting asphalt of one of the taxiways due to a strong heat wave that hit Moscow.

30.07.2014 03:03

Hit by Hailstones: Heavy storm causes injuries, damage in Russian’s Altay Region
Seven people have been injured and thousands of homes and facilities damaged after a heavy hailstorm hit the Russian region of Altay. The hailstones were the size of quail’s eggs, and some even as big as tennis balls.

29.07.2014 08:30

River in China mysteriously turns red overnight
A river in China deemed clean enough to drink has turned red overnight, mystifying the city’s residents and officials alike. Locals claim the phenomenon has never happened before and industrial contamination has been dismissed as a viable option.

26.07.2014 19:04

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

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