Monday, March 27, 2017

Tropical Cyclone Dineo hits Mozambique with high winds, torrential rain and dangerous storm surge

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Tropical Cyclone Dineo hit the Inhambane province of Mozambique on Wednesday 15 February, with high winds, torrential rain and dangerous storm surge. It is the, first cyclone to hit the...

Water flows over emergency spillway at US tallest dam, on Lake Oroville, for the first time ever

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Water started flowing over an emergency spillway at the nation's tallest dam, on Lake Oroville, for the first time Saturday after erosion damaged the Northern California dam's main spillway. Officials...

Broken dam floods homes, farms and railroads in northeast Nevada (pictures and videos)

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A broken dam in Elko County, Nevada, flooded farmland and homes in the community of Montello, stopped Union Pacific trains nearby and prompted a warning to people in extreme...

‘Dante’s Inferno’ razes entire town in Chile (videos)

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An entire town has been consumed by flames in Chile as unusually hot, dry weather undermined efforts to combat the worst forest fires in the country's recent history. More than...

State of disaster in Argentina and Chile as worst fires in decades devastate the countries

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Chile and neighbouring Argentina have declared 'states of catastrophe' due to worst forest fires in decades. Over 175,000 square miles of raging inferno in the area south of Santiago in...

California storms: Iconic Pioneer Cabin Tree collapse, insane water levels, huge avalanches, giant sinkholes and record snow

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Snow and rain storms are currently hitting drought-sicken northern California. Upon other dramatic events, the iconic Pioneer Cabin Tree was toppled, floods created insane water levels in rivers, huge avalanches...

Apocalyptical hailstorm kills animals, injures residents and destroys their homes in northern Argentina

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Giant hailstones destroyed, injured people and killed animals in several towns of Entre Ríos, Argentina on January 2, 2016. Hailstones measuring more than 10 cm (4 inches) in diameter caused...

Powerful typhoon Nock-Ten hits Philippines – 220,000 people evacuated

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The powerful typhoon Nock-Ten engulfed the eastern Philippines with gusts of wind up to 255km/h (158mph) on December 25, 2016. Nock-Ten hit the coast near Catanduanes island at 18:30 local...

Giant fire ravages 40,000 square meters and over 150 houses in Itoigawa, Japan (video)

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A giant fire broke out at a Chinese Restaurant in the city of Itoigawa on December 22, 2016. Due to strong winds, the fire ravaged an area of 40,000 sq.m., destroying...

How mangroves protect us from tsunami (video)

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This is a short but very explicit video showing how mangroves protect us from tsunamis. My question is: Why are we destroying them? There is growing evidence that mangroves’ dense root...

Tsunami risk for Florida and Cuba with worst case scenarios of 4.5 to 9.5 meter high waves

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Submarine slope failures are a likely cause for tsunami generation along the East Coast of the United States. Numerical models of past events reveal possible tsunami impact on Bimini, the...

Strange rotating ice disc discovered in Michigan’s frozen river

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A Michigan woman on a snowmobiling trip captured video of a bizarre phenomenon: a disc of ice slowly rotating on the surface of a river on December 17, 2016. The...