A powerful typhoon is raging through southwestern Japan, prompting the country’s meteorological agency to issue the highest red-level weather alert. At least 6 people have been injured and half a million locals were urged to evacuate.
The Big Island of Hawai’i is bracing for a double whammy of hurricanes to make landfall between Thursday and Monday, according to the National Weather Service. The last time the archipelago took a direct hit from a hurricane was 1992.
Seven people have been injured and thousands of homes and facilities damaged after a heavy hailstorm hit the Russian region of Altay. The hailstones were the size of quail’s eggs, and some even as big as tennis balls.
A river in China deemed clean enough to drink has turned red overnight, mystifying the city’s residents and officials alike. Locals claim the phenomenon has never happened before and industrial contamination has been dismissed as a viable option.
As droughts have ravaged the western US for over a decade, much of the water loss has come from underground resources in the Colorado River Basin, a new study has found. The water loss may pose a greater threat to the West than previously thought.
A mysterious giant crater has been discovered in a remote part of Siberia, dubbed by locals ‘the end of the world’, and is now puzzling scientists. An urgent expedition was sent to the far-northern peninsula to try and solve the mystery.
Typhoon Rammasun, with wind gusts reaching 200 kilometers per hour (120 mph), has killed at least 10 people as it whipped across the Philippines, shutting down the capital of Manila, and forcing more than 370,000 people to leave their homes.
Hundreds of thousands have been forced to evacuate with over 1 million people in total affected in China as heavy rainstorms batter Hunan and Guizhou provinces, with reports of several deaths and mass destruction.
California is facing one of its most severe droughts on record, which is hurting farmers and recreation alike. But despite water restrictions, Nestle is bottling spring water from the state and selling it, creating controversy alongside profits.