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‘Like Wizard of Oz!’ Tornadoes sweep through Illinois, leaving 1 dead, many homeless
Destructive tornadoes and thunderstorms ripped through northern Illinois Thursday night, killing one person and injuring eight others in one tiny DeKalb County community where some people became homeless following the disaster.

10.04.2015 05:37

Icebound: 10-15 ships stranded in frozen Lake Superior
Harsh spring weather has caused up to 15 American and Canadian ships to become stranded in ice-covered Lake Superior, with coastguards working on a rescue operation. One of the freighters has been damaged by the crushing grip of the ice.

08.04.2015 22:31

Golf-ball-sized hail, flash flooding tear through Missouri (VIDEO)
A massive cluster of slow-moving storms rumbled across the Midwest on Tuesday, dumping large amounts of hail in a relatively short period of time. The National Weather Service issued a severe weather watch for much of Missouri.

07.04.2015 21:10

Food prices to rise as California water restrictions cause farmer cutbacks
As California’s multi-year drought rages on, consumers in the rest of the United States may soon be feeling the pinch at the grocery store as farmers around California reduce water and plant fewer crops.

06.04.2015 23:06

Lost at sea for 2 months, South Carolina man found on capsized boat
A man who survived more than two months lost at sea in the Atlantic Ocean has been rescued and safely returned home.

04.04.2015 00:15

Lightning never strikes twice? 2 planes hit by lightning within seconds (VIDEO)
An American student managed to film two planes being struck by lightning within a matter of seconds over Seattle. The bolts went straight through the aircrafts’ fuselages and both were able to land safely.

03.04.2015 12:09

‘This historic drought demands unprecedented action’: California issues 1st mandatory water restrictions
California’s governor issued the state’s first mandatory water restrictions amid a devastating four-year drought. California may only have a year’s worth of water left, and snowpack measurements for the year are set to hit record lows.

01.04.2015 22:15

Red alert: Beijing partially bans traffic on heavy pollution days
Beijing has introduced new traffic rules to combat the massive smog that has cloaked the Chinese capital for years. When city authorities issue a ‘red alert’, a number of cars will be banned on the roads and heavy vehicles completely banished.

31.03.2015 05:33

Use of antibiotics in cattle feed leads to airborne antibiotic-resistant bacteria – study
DNA from antibiotic-resistant bacteria is spreading from cattle feedlots across the US through the air, a new study has found. The report indicates that so-called superbugs threatening humans could be traced to the use of antibiotics in cattle feed.

30.03.2015 20:30

Almost a hurricane: Gusts of wind topple trees, sweeps away rooftops in Moscow (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
A strong chilling wind has struck the Russian capital over the weekend, upturning trees, damaging rooftops and toppling billboards across the city. The hurricane-like winds will swirl over Russia for a few more days, forecasters say.

30.03.2015 10:36

UK experts fear climate change could usher in disease-carrying mosquitoes
Rising temperatures caused by climate change could see mosquitoes carrying diseases like malaria and dengue fever arrive in Britain within the next few decades, according to a report by Public Health England.

23.03.2015 13:42

‘Tide of century’: Thousands flock to ancient French abbey for rare supertide
Thousands of people, both locals and tourists, have gathered on the French island of Mont Saint-Michel off the coast of Normandy, to witness what is being called the “tide of the century” or the “supertide.”

21.03.2015 17:59