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News and information about extreme weather, animal mass die-offs and devastating geological phenomena around the world.

When flowers hear buzzing bees their nectar becomes sweeter

Even on the quietest days, the world is full of sounds: birds chirping, wind rustling through trees, and insects humming about their business. The ears of both predator...

Ice too thick to break through forces icebreaker to turn back on a mission to North Pole!

Can you imagine that? Yes, we are in the middle of July. The Norwegian icebreaker "Kronprins Haakon" (Crown Prince Haakon) was forced to turn back north of Svalbard...

M5.4 earthquake hits the Cascadia Subduction Zone off Oregon coast

A shallow M5.4 earthquake hit off Oregon coast on July 17, 2019 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles), 227km W of Bandon, Oregon. That is right...

All Mississippi beaches remain closed because of dangerous and expanding blue-green algae bloom

All beaches on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi are closed for swimming due to toxic blue-green algae. The harmful cyanobacteria have been detected at all 21 Mississippi beaches....

Millions of jellyfish invade Israel’s coast, almost blocking power plant operations (videos)

A power station in southern Israel has been dealing with a wave of thousands of jellyfish that could affect its output. The jellyfish have been piling up at...

Destructive lahars damage villages at Sinabung volcano, Indonesia (videos)

Although not erupting, volcanoes are still dangerous. Cold lahars at Sinabung volcano damaged some villages in the district of Karo during two consecutive nights (July 11 and July...

Deadly floods kill hundreds and affect millions in China, India, Nepal, Bengladesh and Pakistan

A total of 22 people have been killed and over 7 million affected by the heavy rainfall and flooding, which started in June in China. Meanwhile, the death...

Lake pops up out of nowhere at 3,000 meters (9,800 feet) altitude in Mont Blanc massif

Mont Blanc in France is the highest mountain in the Alps and the highest in Western Europe. A perfect location for a hike during a heatwave. If you...

Paradise, California almost a ghost town now

The Camp Fire destroyed the town of Paradise, California, last year. Since then, the community has struggled to rebuild. In fact, more than 90 percent of Paradise residents never returned.

Another earthquake rattles Seattle – 3 major earthquake threats for Seattle

The western half of Washington state is considered earthquake country, with the potential for very large quakes. Scientists have their top three: The Cascadia Subduction Zone, the Seattle...

Weather Alert in Nunavut: Unprecedented temperature of 21°C (69.8°F) measured in Alert, Canada (Arctic, lat 82.5°N)

This is the latest anomaly in what's been a long, hot summer across the Arctic. A new absolute temperature record has been set in Alert, Nunavut, on July...

Water crisis in Zimbabwe: 2 millions without water for weeks in capital city Harare – First cases of typhoids reported

Water shortages are happening faster than expected. Harare has joined the Indian city of Chennai, India and Manila, Philippines, that have endured water scarcity due to extended drought, polluted...

New York needs its rat catcher as huge hordes of giant rats invade Big Apple

New York is overrun by nice big rats... Yet we know almost nothing about their underground kingdom... New York is overrun by big...

Tropical Rainstorm Barry will deluge parts of the Midwest and Ohio Valley this week

While the lower Mississippi Valley is bearing the brunt of Barry... Heavy downpours will spread across the mid-Mississippi and Ohio valleys into Wednesday with localized flood dangers.

Bird blows smoke rings

Sometimes nature is simply surprising. Look at this bird blowing smoke rings as it cried out to defend its territory at the wetlands of Huntley Meadows Park in...

Pacific Northwest destruction after massive Cascadia earthquake and tsunami

We know the “really big one” is coming. But what exactly is going to happen in cities along the Pacific Northwest coast? As the largest earthquake since...

Some crazy phenomena that occurred during the New Madrid earthquakes in 1811-1812

The New Madrid earthquakes were the biggest earthquakes in American history. They occurred in the central Mississippi Valley, but were felt as far away as New York City,...

Seattle earthquakes: Surviving Cascadia M9.0

This video describes Seattle's true earthquake dangers... And what you can do to stay safe. The Cascadia subduction zone is an almost 700 mile-long...

Terrifying clone tick swarms are killing US cattle by draining their blood, now chasing after humans

Worried about a Cascadia earthquake, a nuclear war or about climate change? Phffft! Asian longhorned ticks - sometimes called “clone ticks” because they can reproduce without mating...

The exact moment the Stromboli volcano erupts violently in Italy… From a sailboat

On July 3, 2019, the Stromboli volcano erupted violently, killing one tourist and burying villages and hamlets in ash. The following video catches the exact moment of the...

Hawaii wildfire: Thousands forced to evacuate Maui towns

A brush fire of 1,200 hectares burns out of control through island’s central valley. Thousands of people on Maui have been ordered to evacuate two towns in the...

Alaska Volcano Observatory raises the Aviation Color Code to YELLOW and the Alert Level to ADVISORY at Shishaldin Volcano

On July 12, 2019, the Alaska Volcano Observatory raised the Aviation Color Code to YELLOW and the Alert Level to ADVISORY at Shishaldin Volcano. This change is based on increased...

Climate chaos: Surprise snowfalls in Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Turkey

The weather is going crazy again with snowfalls reported across Eastern Europe and up to Turkey between July 8 and 11. Insane, isn't it?

These 5 fault lines are directly below Los Angeles and have the potential to inflict more devastation than a San Andreas quake

The San Andreas Fault in the Southern California desert gets most of the local earthquake press and the starring roles in summer blockbusters. But scientists are getting better at mapping the fault lines...

Sunken USSR submarine leaks radiation into the sea

A large nuclear-powered attack submarine of the Soviet Navy during the final years of the Cold War sank in the Norwegian Sea on April 7, 1989 with its nuclear reactor and two...

The New Madrid Fault may take out 150 miles of the Midwest and will be worst than the San Andreas Big One, also overdue!

Way back in 1811 and 1812, a series of over 1,000 earthquakes rocked the Mississippi River between St. Louis and Memphis. One was so powerful that it caused the river to run...

The rattle won’t stop: More than 10,000 quakes have rattled California and Nevada during last week

More than 10,000 earthquakes have hit California and Nevada in the last 7 days. Picture via USGS The ground is constantly shaking in southern California right now, and...

Jim Beam fire: Bourbon and thousands of dead fish enter Ohio River

Dead fish and bourbon began to enter the Ohio River on Monday due to the runoff from last week's Jim Beam warehouse fire. The “alcohol plume” from the...

Deadly M5.7 earthquake strikes Iran oil area

Iran has been rocked by a massive 5.7-magnitude earthquake on July 8, 2019. The shallow quake - also felt in Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait - killed at...

Giant cracks in the ground appear in Mojave Desert near the epicenters of California latest two major earthquakes

There were multiple fissures that broke the ground in the Mojave Desert in southern California on Thursday and Friday after two major M6.4 and M7.1 earthquakes struck the area.

Massive sinkhole swallows one car in Woodbridge, Virginia, closing road indefinitely

A massive sinkhole swallowed one vehicle in Woodbridge, Virginia, Thursday evening, when a protion of Princedale Drive literally collapsed underground. Since the sinkhole is still growing, it...

Lightning strike kills 1 and injures 12 in South Carolina on 4th of July

One person is dead and as many as a dozen people were hurt when lightning struck a popular river gathering spot in South Carolina on Independence Day. Lightning...

M6.9 earthquake hits off Indonesia – Tsunami warning issued

Indonesia’s geophysics agency has issued a tsunami warning, after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck in the Moloccan Sea to the country’s east. The figure was later downgraded to...

Just a mother bird feeding her chick a cigarette butt

This should be a wake up call for everybody! look at this mother bird feeding her chick a cigarette butt. It's just too shocking!

M7.1 earthquake hits Southern California – What you need to know

Good morning, everyone: as I’m sure you’ve spotted by now, there was a magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Southern California at 2019 hours local time on Friday. Although there...

Watch the waves from the M6.4 southern California earthquake roll across the USArray seismic network

This amazing animation shows the waves from the California M6.4 earthquake traveling through the earth and across earth's surface on July 4, 2019. The shaking was felt from...

Millions of bats killed by mysterious fungus in the USA

Millions of animals dead, a disease devastating entire populations in multiple states, and no cure or treatment in sight. That’s the reality of white nose syndrome, a disease...

175,000 acres of farmland newly flooded in Tennessee – Cotton and soybean crops ruined

Wearing wading boots and a wide-brimmed hat, Derrick Currie casts his green fishing line into a pool of brown water along a rural Tennessee road. In a couple...

Earthquake island that appeared after deadly M7.7 earthquake off Pakistan has now disappeared underwater

Six years ago, an island was created by a deadly M7.7 earthquake which killed more than 800 people off Pakistan. The tiny earthquake island, also known as Zalzala...

Extremely rare lava lake discovered on sub-Antarctic island

An incredibly rare lake of lava has been discovered on Saunders Island in the South Sandwich Islands, one of the world’s most remote and volcanically active island ranges.