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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

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

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