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Permanent winter: Russia turns back clocks for last time
On this last October weekend, Russia turned its clocks one hour back - a practice that had been abolished for three years. But the daylight savings time (DST) policy remains abandoned, with the government's decision to stick to winter time permanently.

26.10.2014 16:47

UK wind farms outshine nuclear power output
UK wind farms generated more energy than the nation’s nuclear power stations on Tuesday thanks to a huge surge in gale-force winds in the wake of Hurricane Gonzalo, the National Grid has said.

22.10.2014 14:58

TEPCO removing protective Fukushima canopy for most dangerous op yet
The protective dome over the defunct Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant’s Reactor 1 is being dismantled to prepare for the removal of nuclear fuel rods – one of the most difficult and dangerous tasks in the entire decommissioning process.

22.10.2014 10:59

US government: This year on pace to become hottest on record
​Earth’s temperature in 2014 is set to tie previous years or even reach a new high, meteorologists for the US government said after announcing that the globe just experienced the warmest September since record-keeping began.

21.10.2014 17:06

#HurricaneGonzalo: Winds up to 100mph lashing UK, woman killed
Wind speeds of up to 100mph are battering parts of the UK, as the tail end of Hurricane Gonzalo reaches British shores. Gusts and heavy rain have uprooted trees and caused flight cancellations, rail delays and road gridlocks.

21.10.2014 09:10

Winter surfing, Russian style: Daredevils conquer Russia’s Pacific coast (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
Freezing winter temperatures, snow-covered shores, and icy-cold waters have not stopped three surfers from conquering the waves of Russia’s Pacific coast. The documentary 'Surf in Siberia' proves that anything is possible with the right amount of passion.

18.10.2014 18:47

Hurricane Gonzalo hit Bermuda, leaves 29,000 without power (VIDEO)
Hurricane Gonzalo hit Bermuda as a Category 2 storm on Friday knocking out 80 percent of the island's power and leaving thousands of people in the dark.

18.10.2014 02:24

‘Invisible’ air umbrella project raises over $30k on Kickstarter
Regular umbrellas seem to work just fine, but a Kickstarter project has taken a stab at an innovative adaptation which replaces the traditional fabric with an air “force field.” The fundraising project has already surpassed its $10,000 goal threefold.

15.10.2014 11:07

Puerto Rico braces for hurricane as Gonzalo hits Antigua
​Tropical Storm Gonzalo is making its way through the eastern Caribbean, spinning through Antigua on its way toward Puerto Rico and the US and British Virgin Islands. Authorities say Gonzalo could potentially form into a Category 1 hurricane.

13.10.2014 16:37

Heavy air pollution blankets northern China, reaches 'hazardous' levels
Beijing raised its pollution alert from yellow to orange, the second highest, Friday as pollution levels reached 20 times recommended limits.

10.10.2014 14:32

Typhoon hits Japan: 50 injured, 4 swept out to sea, Tokyo drenched (VIDEO)
At least one person died and five remain missing after powerful Typhoon Phanfone struck Japan, bringing rough seas heavy rain and strong winds. About 50 people have been injured throughout the islands.

06.10.2014 10:17

Only 26-meter tsunami could now damage Fukushima – TEPCO
The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has raised the tsunami projectile height, saying it would take a 26-meter wave to damage the facility and cause radioactive leakage, local media reported. This comes as Japan faces a typhoon threat.

05.10.2014 17:54