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Freak April blizzard takes Moscow by surprise (PHOTOS)
Polar bears at the Moscow Zoo were in heaven, but millions of residents in the Russian capital certainly were not as a snowstorm – yes a snowstorm in the middle of April - brought gasps and groans from city dwellers.

20.04.2015 21:00

Building roof blown away in single blast of wind caught on dashcam (VIDEO)
The entire roof of a two-story building was lifted into the sky with a single gust of wind in Siberia’s, Zabaykalsky Region. Stormy winds have been raging over the past week, causing massive devastation and deadly fires.

20.04.2015 16:03

6.8 quake off Taiwan coast prompts tsunami alert in southwestern Japan
Japan’s Miyakojima and Yaeyama areas have been placed on high alert with tsunami advisories being issued following a shallow 6.8-magnitude underwater earthquake off Taiwan’s coast. Warnings were lifted after no significant wave activity was registered.

20.04.2015 02:05

Violent ‘highway wildfire’ prompts evacuation of 300 homes in California (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Firefighters have managed to contain and reverse the rapid spread of a wildfire ravishing about 300 acres of land some 35 miles (56 km) east of Los Angeles. Evacuation orders for 300 homes were lifted after the threat was partially averted.

19.04.2015 12:11

Epic storm turns day into night in Belarusian city (VIDEO)
An “apocalyptical” storm swept through several regions in Belarus, including the capital. But it was in the city of Soligorsk where clouds as black as ink obscured the sun light, while strong winds ushered in a sand storm.

16.04.2015 08:17

Terrifying footage of cars battling through hellish Russian wildfire (VIDEO)
A scary video emerged online of the wildfire in eastern Siberia now trapping residents, as they try to flee in their cars. The blaze surrounds the vehicles and what looks like volcanic ash rains down on them.

16.04.2015 07:18

NASA’s Curiosity finds liquid water below Mars’ surface
New measurements of Martian weather and soil conditions suggest the soil is damp with liquid brine, which can remain liquid when temperatures drop below freezing. The finding contradicts theories that it’s too arid and cold for water on the Red Planet.

13.04.2015 22:53

​23 dead, more than 900 injured in Siberian grassland fire
The massive fires that swept through nearly 60 villages and towns in the Siberian republic of Khakassia have left 23 people dead, and more than 900 injured, according to an official committee investigating the tragedy.

13.04.2015 19:58

15 dead as grassland fires destroy about 1,000 houses in Siberia
Massive fires in the Siberian region of Khakassia have destroyed almost 1,000 homes in over 20 towns and villages. Fifteen people have been killed, and over 480 injured. A total of 77 people are hospitalized, 11 in serious condition.

12.04.2015 18:06

Water rapidly vanishing in California’s biggest delta
Fresh water is mysteriously disappearing from the Sacramento-San Jose Joaquin River Delta, amid California’s worst recorded drought. The blame is being pointed at farmers, who have used the water resources for irrigation for generations.

11.04.2015 20:52

'The blob' in Pacific Ocean might be to blame for California drought, erratic US weather - studies
Coined "the blob,” a massive patch of warm water off the US West Coast is contributing to warmer-than-average drought conditions in states like California, in addition to lower temperatures on the US East Coast, according to two new reports.

10.04.2015 19:09

Saharan dust blows into UK, triggering heart & lung health warnings
Parts of the UK face high-to-very high levels of air pollution on Friday, prompting health warnings for vulnerable people.

10.04.2015 08:43