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​Virtual model of Arctic to monitor human impact and climate change
Russian scientists are working on a high-tech virtual map of the Arctic in order to keep track of climate change developments and monitor human impact on the area, in what may help pave the way for safer mining of the region’s oil and gas reserves.

19.12.2014 18:23

New York state bans fracking for natural gas
New York has become the first state to enact a ban against fracking despite sitting on rich natural gas deposits, a decision that goes against the energy orthodoxy of the rest of the United States.

17.12.2014 22:11

Evacuations as storm strikes Southern California, mudslides bury homes (VIDEO)
Authorities are still on the lookout for mudslides after a major storm hit draught-suffering Southern California on Friday, causing floods and burying homes. Tens of thousands were left without power and dozens of evacuations were ordered.

13.12.2014 02:06

Grand Canyon covered by sea of clouds in amazing weather event (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
The Grand Canyon, one of the seven wonders of the natural world, became even more wondrous on Thursday, thanks to a rare weather event. A sea of clouds filled the chasm from the bottom up, ebbing and flowing like a seaside tide.

12.12.2014 20:18

#WeatherBomb: Extreme wind & waves batter northern Britain (VIDEO)
As an area of low pressure, dubbed the ‘weather bomb’, makes landfall in Scotland and northern England, Brits have taken to social media to share their experiences of battling high winds and traversing snow. Others, predictably, are more flippant.

10.12.2014 10:25

4 killed, 1 mn evacuated as Typhoon Hagupit engulfs Philippines (PHOTOS)
In one of the world’s largest peacetime evacuations, 1 million people in the Philippines have flocked to shelters to take cover against Typhoon Hagupit, which has brought heavy rains and strong winds. At least four people are feared dead.

06.12.2014 20:25

Climate change could damage NASA’s space program
The effects of climate change are already showing up along American coastlines from Miami to Alaska, but Florida geologists are particularly concerned about sea level rise at Cape Canaveral – home to the Kennedy Space Center.

06.12.2014 01:17

Ice danger! Huge rogue icicle targets Serbia’s energy minister (VIDEO)
Winter ice can be completely ungovernable, as Serbian Energy Minister Aleksandar Antic found out when he came to check repair work at snowstorm-hit power grid lines. Lying in wait was a huge, menacing icicle with his name on it.

05.12.2014 14:37

Freak Russian blizzard: Mad snow storm swallows cars, streets, buildings in Far East
Winter has come with a vengeance: Russia’s snow-and-ice-bound Far East regions have declared states of emergency. Traffic chaos is rife, with cars stuck or sliding uncontrollably. Residents are trying to push cars, and also stop them with their bodies.

03.12.2014 13:37

Flood leaves Gaza in ruins, UN declares state of emergency
An estimated 100,000 homes have been destroyed or damaged as the streets of Gaza City. They were flooded with water and sewage after a week of torrential downpours, prompting the UN Palestinian refugee agency to declare a state of emergency in the area.

28.11.2014 04:29

Wet waltz: Rare twin waterspouts elegantly dance off Italian coast (VIDEO)
Two enormous waterspouts have been captured twisting together in a miraculous show, connecting sea and sky. The dual waterspouts, or ‘le dragoni’ in Italian, are extremely rare to observe.

27.11.2014 08:42

Thanksgiving mess: Airlines cancel hundreds of flights as storm rips through Northeast
Airlines in the United States have cancelled nearly 300 flights thus far Wednesday given rain and snow along the East Coast and Appalachians. The heaviest snow through the day is expected just west of the I-95 corridor between Philadelphia and Boston.

26.11.2014 15:13