Southern California is a tinderbox right now after the annual wet season has begun with almost no rain

The Southern California region is a tinderbox right now! The annual wet season has begun in Southern California almost without rainfall and this drought weather pattern isn't going to stop at least until mid-December....

Another Dust Bowl will engulf the American West and last 35 years

The 1930s the United States was suffering from the most severe drought in its history, the "Dust Bowl." And be prepared to bite the dust once again, because scientists think the Dust Bowl is...

Catastrophic droughts in Spain and Portugal are becoming critical for living

Suddenly what was once thought to be a problem confined to the third world has arrived in southern Europe. The Douro River is 60 percent dry in Spain and clean drinkable water is now having to...

Lost spanish town emerges from the deep after 60 years submerged in water

And suddenly a lost Spanish town has emerged from the deep. Old ruins of Mansilla de la Sierra normally hidden beneath waters of a massive reservoir have been revealed following prolonged drought in Spain. In 1959,...

Weather anomalies in the US: Floods in Flint, Michigan and Boston, Massachusetts vs Once-in-a-century drought in Montana

The weird weather continues battling the US. While flash floods engulfed Flint, Michigan and over 3 inches of rain flooded Boston, Massachusetts, 12% of Montana is being currently hit by an exceptional once-in-a-century drought. About 3-4...

Vast quantity of groundwater discovered under drought-stricken Central Valley, California

Scientists have discovered a vast quantity of groundwater under California’s drought-stricken Central Valley. This incredible discovery is tempered by the need to protect the water from contamination, especially by oil and gas extraction. Stanford University scientists...

Thousands of fish and crocodiles die in drying Pilcomayo River in Paraguay

Dozens of crocodiles and fish die every day due to the disappearing water in Rio Pilcomayo, Paraguay. And the drought situation will only reverse in November and December, when a new flood occurs. There is an...

New mystery island forms in Pinto Lake, California after brutal storm

There is a new 200-foot long mystery island in the middle of Pinto Lake, California since March 10, 2016. This mysterious piece of wetland broke off during extreme storms and then floated across the lake, amusing neighbors and...

Meanwhile Lake Poopo, the second largest lake of Bolivia, has almost completely disappeared

Considered as the second largest lake of Bolivia, after Lake Titicaca, Poopó has virtually disappeared. This lake, formely home of multitude of endemic species, is now dry and full of dead fish and animals. This video...

Zombie church? Ancient Mexican church re-emerges from a reservoir due to drought

A 16th century ancient Mexican church has re-emerged from a reservoir in Mexico due to lack of rain. The ruins of the colonial church re-appeared from underwater the Nezahualcoyotl reservoir in Chiapas. The southern Mexican state...

Mystery as California lake runs dry overnight killing thousands of fish – California drought?

Today, thousands of fish lay dead in what used to be Mountain Meadows Reservoir, also known as Walker Lake. And how this popular fish pond near Susanville ran dry overnight mystifies residents and officials. Thousands of fish...

Rare firenado photographed during West Point Blaze in Utah

Have you ever sighted a firenado? Yes, you know, a tornado of fire? A so-called “firenado”, with the appearance of a tornado on fire, was spotted during the West Point Fire just 20 miles north...

Lake Mead drought reveals ghost town of St. Thomas and other underwater treasures

The water level of Lake mead is shrinking fast. But reveals some underwater treasures. The drought in the West is hurting Nevada's Lake Mead in the most obvious sense—it's shrinking fast. But that problem comes with...

Biblical rains wreak havoc Chile triggering landslides, floods and road collapses

They prayed for rain! But didn't ask for a deluge! After two days of torrential rain, the south-central part of Chile is being wreaked havoc by floods, landslides and collapsing roads... And the biblical rain will last...

The California drought kills millions of trees in national forests

Four years of California drought have had a severe effect on the national forests. At least 12 million trees have died and will continue to die in California due to drought and bark beetle invasion!   The LA...

Shocking warmth for Alaska: Record high temperatures even in towns north of the Arctic Circle

Temperature oddity in Alaska!  Alaska set numerous record high temperatures in the past couple of weeks, even in towns north of the Arctic Circle. In extreme northern Alaska, shocking warmth soared as high as 47...

Lake Mead drops to its lowest level in history (38% capacity)

The water level at Lake Mead hit its lowest point of elevation at 1,079 feet on May 1 2015. It is dropping one foot a week and supplies Arizona, Nevada, Southern California and a few...

The Costanera Center is melting down in Santiago!

It is so hot in Santiago de Chile that the Costanera Center - the tallest building in Latin America - is literally melting down! A pretty cool visual illusion isn't it? If you like such visual mirages look at...

Wild Dust Storm Engulfs Bedourie in Queensland, Australia And Turns Day Into Night!

An enormous and wild dust storm has engulfed Bedourie, a small town in Queensland, Australia. The sand storm was so intense that it turned the town dark for about 90 minutes. Bedourie actually means "dust storm"...

Extreme Drought In Brazil Is The Worst In Decades

This is the worst drought hitting Brazil in decades! It is even threatening water supplies to the country's biggest city, Sao Paolo. It is the worst water crisis to hit Sao Paulo in nearly 100 years....

Natural Disasters: Timelapse Video of Meadow Fire in Yosemite National Park

Besides the extreme drought, The Meadow fire is one of the most tragic natural disasters sweeping across California these days. And this timelapse video of Meadow Fire in Yosemite National Park introduces a new dimension....

Meadow Fire: The Yosemite National Park Wildfire Photos Are Beautiful

The Meadow Fire! It's terrible to say but these Yosemite National Park wildfire photos are beautiful! Watch the flames burning overnight near Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. Epic and eerie! The Yosemite wildfire, which has...

Napa Quake Fissures and Cracks Release Groundwater – End of Northern California Drought?

This is pretty unexpected! The Napa Quake released torrents of groundwater and thus may help ease the region's drought. Indeed, the massive tremor forced groundwater to the surface, filling dry creek beds and parched streams...

California Drought Exposes Ghost Gold Rush Town Mormon Island in Folsom Lake

Extreme drought in California have baffling consequences. Ghost gold rush town Mormon Island emerges from dried Folsom Lake! WOW! Record Driest Year in California! Since 1955, a town known as Mormon Island is submerged under the...

California Drought: This GIF shows How Bad California’s Drought Really Is! And It will Blow Your Mind!

California needs rain, and they need it bad. How bad? Just have a look at the GIF below. OMG! The ongoing California drought has almost emptied the Folsom Lake! The first image shows Folsom Lake...

Giant Sinkholes Appear Around Drying Dead Sea – Will The Dead Sea Be Eaten By Sinkholes?

Giant sinkholes appear around drying Dead Sea. Will it be eaten by these massive cavities? There are now over 3,000 sinkholes around the Dead Sea on the Israeli side. This compares to 40 in 1990,...

UCLA Geyser And Floodings In Los Angeles (PHOTOS and VIDEO)

UCLA geyser and floodings in Los Angeles. Ironic! As a historic and extreme drought dries up California, a water main breaks and floods parts of Westwood, LA. At 3:30p.m. local time, a water main break triggered...

Drought: Rattlesnakes Invade California Homes

Rattlesnakes invade California homes. Rattlesnakes love heat and arid places. Due to the extreme drought rattlesnakes move closer to Northern California neighborhoods. Scary! Rattlesnakes are moving closer to homes in Northern California, and one expert thinks...

US Haboob: Massive Dust Storm Engulfs Phoenix Valley

Massive dust storm engulfs Phoenix Valley on July 25, 2014. Yesterday, a MASSIVE dust storm, or haboob, has swept across Phoenix, Arizona. This giant wall of sand was photographed and recorded on video while hitting the...

Environmental Mystery: Why Is Oregon’s Only Salt Water Lake (Lake Abert) Drying Out?

Oregon’s only saltwater lake is disappearing, and scientists don't know why An environmental mystery is taking place at Lake Abert. Scientists are baffled as they cannot find why the only salt water lake of Oregon...

Consequence Of Water Irrigation: Unexpected Plague Of Deadly Snakes Triggered By Drought In Iraq

Back in 2009, an unprecedented water level decrease of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers has left the rural population at the mercy of heat, drought – and deadly snakes! Yes, people and cattle were attacked...

Weather Oddity in Death Valley: First 120 Degree High of 2014 in World’s Record Hottest Place

If you think it is too hot where you live, then don't travel to Death Valley! On Sunday, June 8, 2014 an amazing 120°F was measured. It was the first time but probably not...

California Drought Consequences: Swimming banned at Castaic Lake

Castaic Lake, the largest water project reservoir in California, is popular with local residents for boating, kayaking and other aquatic activities, but it also serves as a reservoir for much of the region's drinking...

Re-Birth of River Zin in the Negev Desert in Israel (Video)

This is really an amazing moment. Imagine a dry river bed in the remote desert of Negev, Israel, suddenly filling up with water after years of drought. Joy, joy, joy! Look at this video! The re-birth...

End of Drought? Mexican engineer Sergio J. R. Velasco Creates Powder Which Stores Water in Soil for a YEAR

Every year, people die following famine caused by draughts. Is this the end? A new polymer called "Solid Rain" may help diminishing these natural disasters. Farmers in arid countries could soon have a cure for...