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Record eruption at Japanese volcano, city covered in ash
Sakurajima, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, has covered the city of Kagoshima in southern Japan in ash and spewed a record-high cloud of smoke 5 kilometers into the sky.

19.08.2013 07:20

Russia’s Far East hit by biggest floods in 120 years
Up to 100,000 people may be evacuated from flood-hit regions in Russia’s Far East. Water levels at local reservoirs have already reached historic highs, and officials say the floods raging in the area are expected to continue rising even further.

18.08.2013 12:04

God of thunder: New Australian supercomputer to help predict weather
A cutting edge supercomputer was unveiled in Australia to help scientists predict extreme weather conditions in the country, officials revealed. The computer is able to calculate vast amounts of data for forecast development.

31.07.2013 12:00

Unearthly blue: Scientists reveal color of planet 63 light years away
For the first time, astronomers have been able to determine the color of a planet outside the solar system, and it turns out that this planet is blue. It circles a star 63 light years away from Earth, and it rains melting glass there.

12.07.2013 12:13

Severe thunderstorms leave Toronto underwater, 300K without power
Severe thunderstorms hammered Toronto Monday, leaving cars stranded throughout the city and over 300,000 residents without power.

09.07.2013 02:25

Canada floods: Troops deployed to help with evacuation of 100,000 people (PHOTOS)
Army troops have been deployed in Calgary and across Canada’s Alberta province as the government declares a state of emergency ordering 100,000 residents to evacuate. Authorities say 3 bodies have been found.

21.06.2013 22:48

Singapore smoke hits life-threatening levels, authorities attempting to ‘seed’ clouds (PHOTOS)
Singapore health officials have warned that air pollution is at hazardous, record-high levels due to peatland wildfires in neighboring Indonesia. In a bid to quell a diplomatic row, Jakarta has sent helicopters to ‘seed’ rainclouds over the blaze.

21.06.2013 07:28

Caught on dash cam: Lightning hits mother and her child on highway
A mother and her little daughter have been struck by a lightning bolt in south-western Russia as they we hiding under their umbrella, with the shocking scene captured by the dash cam of a passing car.

18.06.2013 19:38

Two killed, half-million left with no power by Mid-Atlantic storms
Almost 500,000 US homes and business were without power on Friday after a series of severe storms ripped through the Mid-Atlantic, downing trees and power lines. One woman was fatally struck by lightning and a 4-year-old was killed by an uprooted tree.

14.06.2013 15:33

Two dead, tens of thousands evacuated as worst fire in Colorado history spreads
An immediate, mandatory evacuation was ordered Thursday for Colorado Springs, Colorado as the Black Forest fire, the most destructive wildfire in state history, approaches Colorado’s second-largest city.

13.06.2013 23:39

Gigantic line of storms threatens 20 percent of Americans
A series of severe storms are forecast to rip through the US on Wednesday, bringing tornadoes, lightning, hail and power outages to 20 percent of all Americans.

12.06.2013 15:50

Tornadic waterspout rips through the South of France (VIDEO)
A natural phenomenon more common for America, a tornado, has hit the South of France shocking locals and holidaymakers on the Côte d'Azur, the Mediterranean coastline.

09.06.2013 18:42

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