In just a week, wildfires burn 1 million acres in California

By DAISY NGUYEN and ADAM BEAM today SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Weary firefighters in California raced Saturday to slow the spread of wildfires that burned nearly one million acres statewide in a week and destroyed hundreds of homes ahead an expected weather change that could bring more lightning strikes like the ones that sparked many … Continue reading In just a week, wildfires burn 1 million acres in California

Biblical Floods Kill at Least 21 in Egypt and Israel

By Strange Sounds - Mar 14, 2020 Storms and floods of biblical proportions have engulfed Egypt, Israel and the Middle East for the second day in a row on Friday. The rare and unusually powerful surface cyclone and frontal system hit the Middle East on Thursday afternoon, delivering torrential rain, destructive winds, and sandstorms and … Continue reading Biblical Floods Kill at Least 21 in Egypt and Israel

There is so Much Snow in Iran Right Now That Farmers Have to Free Their Sheep Buried in Meters of Snow

By Strange Sounds - Feb 16, 2020 Some parts of Iran have received up to six meters of snow in the last few days. The unprecedented amounts of snow buried people, houses, cars and even herds of sheep in the northern parts of the country.   As already introduced lately, the province of Gilan in Iran … Continue reading There is so Much Snow in Iran Right Now That Farmers Have to Free Their Sheep Buried in Meters of Snow

Extreme weather disasters could trigger the next recession

Feb 18, 2020 OPINION (ETH) – In case you haven’t noticed lately, we are witnessing unprecedented weather disasters around the world including the United States. Tornadoes, Historic flooding, Earthquakes, Fires, and the list goes on. When these disasters take place our first initial response is the safety of people and their well being. after all, material … Continue reading Extreme weather disasters could trigger the next recession

Japan gov’t proposes Fukushima water release to sea or air

The Associated Press, Tokyo - Monday, 23 December 2019   Japan's economy and industry ministry has proposed gradually releasing or allowing to evaporate massive amounts of treated but still radioactive water at the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant. The proposal made Monday to a body of experts is the first time the ministry has narrowed down … Continue reading Japan gov’t proposes Fukushima water release to sea or air

Plague of black beetles infest Anbar, Iraq and Saudi Arabia after severe flooding

Heavy storms continually recurred throughout Iraq during the period from 24-March to 2-April when severe weather finally eased, damaging buildings, homes, businesses and leaving thousands of people homeless. Similarly, tons of rain have flooded desertic Saudi Arabia over the two last weeks. While several villages and cities have been almost completely evacuated, some disgusting black … Continue reading Plague of black beetles infest Anbar, Iraq and Saudi Arabia after severe flooding

The Really Big One: The next rupture of the Cascadia subduction zone will spell the worst natural disaster in the history of the continent

An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. The question is when. And keep in mind: The next full-margin rupture of the Cascadia subduction zone will spell the worst natural disaster in the history of the continent. When the 2011 earthquake and tsunami struck Tohoku, Japan, Chris Goldfinger was two hundred miles away, … Continue reading The Really Big One: The next rupture of the Cascadia subduction zone will spell the worst natural disaster in the history of the continent

SAN ANDREAS FAULT: TECTONIC TREMOR DETECTED DEEP BENEATH EARTH’S SURFACE RAISES RISK OF MASSIVE EARTHQUAKE

America’s most famous fault line, the San Andreas, is known for its frequent earthquakes, but one part of the system, the San Jacinto Fault zone, in inland Southern California, has been surprisingly quiet for the last 200 years. Now new research has detected small tremors deep under the fault system, suggesting it’s not as calm … Continue reading SAN ANDREAS FAULT: TECTONIC TREMOR DETECTED DEEP BENEATH EARTH’S SURFACE RAISES RISK OF MASSIVE EARTHQUAKE

Brace For A Slushy Commute In The Twin Cities, Blizzard Conditions Far North

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minnesotans are bracing for the season’s first snow, which will fall during Friday morning’s commute in the Twin Cities and leave some communities up north with up to eight inches of snow. The wintry weather blasted into northwestern Minnesota around noontime Thursday on the back of strong winds. The storm system is expected to move south overnight … Continue reading Brace For A Slushy Commute In The Twin Cities, Blizzard Conditions Far North

Typhoon Lan leaves flooding, four dead in Japan before moving out to sea

A rapidly weakening typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan on Monday, setting off landslides and flooding that prompted evacuation orders for tens of thousands of people, but then headed out to sea after largely sparing the capital, Tokyo. A collapsed road is seen following torrential rain caused by typhoon Lan in Kishiwada, Japan in this … Continue reading Typhoon Lan leaves flooding, four dead in Japan before moving out to sea