All these unprecedented fires in recent years bring focus on how all that smoke actually harm our wildfire firefighter warriors

When Timothy Ingalsbee thinks back on his days in the 1980s and '90s fighting wildfires in the Pacific Northwest, he remembers the adventure of jumping out of a helicopter into the wilderness,...

Rare haboob engulfs Lubbock, Texas – Giant wall of sand and zero visibility

On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at approximately 6 p.m., Lubbock, Texas, was hit by a wall of dust, also known as a haboob, that had been generated by...

There are still 10 Chernobyl-style reactors operating in Russia – How do we know they are safe?

That reactor, a design called the RBMK-1000, was discovered to be fundamentally flawed after the Chernobyl accident. And yet there are still 10 of the same type of...

Radiation levels 6,000 times higher in giant clams than in open ocean near Runit Dome — a concrete-capped nuclear waste site known by locals as “The Tomb”

A few weeks ago, I was reporting that the Runit Dome had some cracks in the concrete from where the nuclear waste stored in it was most probably leaking into the open...

The wildfires in Alberta, Canada are so huge that their smoke has reached Europe

There are currently 21 wildfires burning in Alberta. Seven of them are burning "out of control." Smoke billowing from the destructive fires - Chuckegg Creek Wildfire (692,000 acres) and...

North Korea’s 2017 nuclear test that caused a M6.3 earthquake was 10 times larger than any of its previous tests

In September 2017, North Korea detonated a nuclear device beneath Mount Mantap. It was the country’s largest underground nuclear test and it literally lifted the mountain up about 3.5 meters (11.5...

This map tells you if you’ll survive an Atomic Bomb

The current food and politic instabilility around the world sounds like a cocktail even Dr Strangelove would find too strong... So, if you’ve got Cold War 2 anxiety...

Unseasonal and extreme hailstorm buries Puglia, southern Italy in 6 inches of ice

Snowploughs hit the streets of southern Puglia on Sunday in Italy's latest case of extreme weather. Parts of the province of Lecce were turned white by an unseasonal...

It’s the wettest planting season American farmers can remember – And the flood season isn’t coming close to an end with Colorado’s snowpack being 437% of normal

There has never been a spring planting season like this one. Rivers topped their banks. Levees were breached. Fields filled with water and mud. And it kept raining.

Megafire grows to 568,000 acres in Alberta, Canada, shrouding in smoke Calgary, Edmonton and turning sunsets RED in the US

One week ago, I wrote an article about the Chuckegg Creek Fire in Northern Alberta near the town of High Level going out of control. At that time it had already burned...

Massive baseball-sized hail pounds Lake Winola, Pennsylvania

One of the most frightening sights from Tuesday's storms was hail the size of baseballs splashing into Lake Winola in Wyoming County. It was hard for Ian Roberts...

US flooding crisis: Two new levee breaches along the swollen Arkansas and Mississippi rivers prompt evacuations in Dardanelle, Arkansas, and Quincy, Missouri

Two new levee breaches along the swollen Arkansas and Mississippi rivers have prompted evacuations in Dardanelle, Arkansas, and Quincy, Missouri. A levee along the swollen Arkansas River breached...

Mississippi River flooding is longest-lasting since ‘Great Flood’ of 1927

Flooding in at least 8 states along portions of the Mississippi River – due to relentless, record-breaking spring rainfall – is the longest-lasting since the "Great Flood" of 1927, the National Weather Service...

Extreme drought in a rainforest? Southeast Alaska experiences its first EXTREME DROUGHT ever recorded

The southernmost portion of Southeast Alaska, the state's wettest region, including Ketchikan, Prince of Wales Island, Wrangell and Metlakatla, has been in a drought for the last two years.

After 13 straight days of devastating tornadoes, 39 million are still under severe weather threat in the US

Parts of Kansas and Pennsylvania are recovering from another terrifying evening of tornadoes - the 13th consecutive day that twisters have struck the US - and millions of people still are at...

Chernobyl vs. Fukushima: Which nuclear meltdown was the bigger disaster?

The nuclear meltdowns that rocked the Ukraine in 1986 and Japan in 2011 released radiation. Their impacts were far-reaching and long-lasting. But how do the circumstances of Chernobyl and Fukushima compare to...

Out-of-control fires in Israel now contained – 3,500 people evacuated – Dozens of homes burnt – International help

Firefighters managed to contain by Saturday the wildfires that had raged throughout Israel the previous days. Some 3,500 people were evacuated from towns and dozens of homes were destroyed during the...

Monster EF3 tornado that ripped 20-mile trail of destruction through Jefferson City, Missouri was almost a mile wide

A clearer picture emerged Friday of the size and scope of the powerful tornadoes that tore across Missouri on Wednesday night, leaving trails of destruction in their paths. The state’s capital, Jefferson...

Active severe weather brings massive flooding and multiple destructive tornadoes across Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri

More than a dozen tornadoes were reported Monday in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and Missouri, as an evening of very active severe weather also brought large hail, high winds and flash flooding across...

US ‘nuclear coffin’ on Runit island in the Pacific could be ‘leaking’ radioactive sludge into the sea

Radioactive waste from Cold War nuclear weapons tests could be leaking into the Pacific Ocean. According to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, a concrete dome that was built on Runit Island in the...

NWS issues exceptionally rare HIGH RISK outlook for destructive tornadoes and severe flooding in Oklahoma and Texas through Monday night – Two million Americans in volatile zone

An outbreak of violent thunderstorms, including large, destructive tornadoes, is predicted in the Southern Plains through Monday night. “Particularly dangerous situation” tornado watches have been issued for western and central Oklahoma, including...

Chuckegg Creek wildfire burns out of control in Alberta, Canada – already 69,000 hectares burnt (170,503 acres) – Evacuations – Power outage -Local state of emergency

The Chuckegg Creek wildfire is burning out of control in the High Level Forest Area, to the southwest and west of the town of High Level, in Alberta, Canada. The fire has...

Extreme hailstorm stops traffic in Shifa, Saudi Arabia while intense flooding inundates other parts of the country and Oman

Let's talk about weather chaos! What is currently sweeping across Saudi Arabia and Oman is more than that. Heavy hailstorms, extreme flooding... In desertic countries? What the heck is going on...

Hail records: What was the biggest, heaviest, and deadliest hail around the world?

Can you imagine a melon-sized chunk of ice falling out of the sky? Your car windshield or even your roof being destroyed? And what about your head? Hail is one of the...

Crazy hailstorms slam cars and houses in Louisiana (USA), Leningrad (Russia), Monterrey (Mexico), Poland and even close the airport in Milan (Italy)

The weather is going completely crazy! Rain, floods and now severe hailstorms around the world. Be ready for the next round of extreme weather! Crazy hailstorm pounds Monterrey...

Problematic monster forest fires burn more than 58,000 hectares (145,000 acres) in Russia… And it’s not even summer!

Wildfires are blazing on about 58,000 hectares (145,000 acres) throughout the eastern reaches of Russia, threatening small villages and forcing the evacuation of children and senior citizens. Huge...

Insurance claims from deadly California wildfires in November top $12 billion – Most costly fires in state history

Insurance claims have topped $12 billion for the November wildfires in California, making them the most expensive in state history. The figure released Wednesday by Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara covers the fire...

Freak hailstorm turns beaches white in Victoria, Australia (videos and pictures)

The sandy beaches of Victoria’s Cape Paterson turned white on Friday after the coastal hamlet was blanketed by a freak hailstorm. ‘I’ve grown up here and it’s not something I’ve ever seen...

Severe weather kills at least one as it slams the southern half of the U.S., spawning tornadoes and leaving hundreds of homes underwater in Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma

Severe weather killed at least one person and injured several as it trekked across the southern half of the U.S. Wednesday, spawning tornadoes and damaging storms along with flash flooding.

Apocalytic sandstorm changes day into night in Mildura, Australia (videos and pictures)

On May 7, 2019, a severe sandstorm engulfed the city of Mildura situated in the state of Victoria in northwestern Australia. The very high wall of sand and dust was accompanied by...

Rare early May ARCTIC COLD BLAST engulfs Europe, bringing severe hail storms, heavy snowfall and gale-force winds

Almost the whole of Europe has seen a brief return to a few days of winter-like weather because an Arctic wind blew south as the month of May came in. Temperatures dropped typically...

Flooding from Michigan to the South damages homes, sends Mississippi River to 157-year-high in Davenport, Iowa

Scatter severe thunderstorms stretching from Texas to Ohio Valley brought tornadoes and flooding across several states. The storms overturned trucks, damaged homes and forced many to seek high ground. At least seven...

Lightnings kill at least 14 people as Cyclone Fani hits India and Bengladesh

Several people were killed by lightning strikes in Bengladesh and India as a result of destructive Cyclone Fani. Do you know how to be safe in an electrical...

How many volcanoes have the potential to trigger devastating tsunamis like lately Anak Krakatau?

An international team of researchers from the United States, the UK, and Indonesia has developed the first detailed computer model to represent the eruption of the Anak Krakatau volcano in an effort...

Severe storms slam Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas heavy rain, hail, flooding and more than 30 tornadoes – 4 killed in Oklahoma, Missouri

Over 30 tornadoes were reported on May 1, 2019, after a severe weather system crashed through Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri, killing at least 4 in Oklahoma and Missouri. Nearly three dozen...

More than 100 million in the path of life-threatening Cyclone Fani as storm forecasts predict a direct hit on the eastern coast of India

Cyclone Fani continues to strengthen as it tracks over the Bay of Bengal and may make a direct hit on the eastern India coastline later this week. More than 100 million people...

Portion of downtown Davenport, Iowa, inundated with flood waters up to six feet deep after temporary levee failed

A portion of downtown Davenport, Iowa, was inundated with flood waters up to six feet deep after a temporary levee meant to hold back the rising Mississippi River failed Tuesday.

Missile factory heavily damaged by raging fire in Siberia (videos and pictures)

A raging fire ripped through a leading Russian missile-making plant in Siberia on April 26, 2019. Massive Fire Rages Out Of Control At Russian Missile Plant. Picture via...

Kenneth: The strongest cyclone ever to hit Mozambique has made landfall in the country’s north with 140mph winds, five weeks after Cyclone Idai devastated its centre

The strongest cyclone ever to hit Mozambique has made landfall in the country's north, five weeks after Cyclone Idai devastated its centre, according to meteorologists. Surpassing both Idai and the 2000 cyclone that...

Northern Europe is BURNING: Wildfires going out of control trigger massive evacuation emergencies in Norway, Sweden – Germany, and Scotland also in flames

Hundreds of people have had to leave their homes in Norway as emergency services try to extinguish forest fires raging in the south of the country. Some 148 homes were evacuated around...