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...

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...

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...

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...

Barbara explodes to major category 4 hurricane in 24 hours

Barbara has become the Eastern Pacific's first major hurricane (Category 3 or higher) of the season. In less than 24 hours, the storm has exploded from a tropical...

US farming crisis worsens: Hailstorm destroys thousands of acres of corn and soybeans in Minnesota

As if US farmers had not enough with this unprecedently late planting this season. Nope! Now, it seems that in Minnesota, farmers also had to face critical weather...

Apocalyptic hailstorm buries Guadalajara, Mexico in more than one meter of hail

A heavy rain and hail storm affected the municipalities of the metropolitan area of ​​Guadalajara and Tlaquepaque, around 1am on June 30, 3019.  The streets of Tlaquepaque were...

Cattle swept away by flooded river in Minnesota (video)

This terrifying video shows poor cattle being swept away in Zumbro River, southeast Minnesota, after 8 inches of fell rain overnight. The torrential overnight rain led to flash...

Nuclear Operations document deleted from Pentagon website, but you can read the archive here

The Pentagon published a document on nuclear warfare entitled "Nuclear Operations" earlier this month. It was most probably a mistake because it was swiftly removed from the website...

Tsunami of meteorological origin hits Malta, smashing boats onshore

An ‘atmospheric tsunami’ struck Malta’s east coast early on Monday morning, June, 18, 2019, stranding boats onto the rocks in Xemxija. The strange phenomenon started at about 6am,...

Massive derecho sweeps across Midwest over 1,000 miles – 49,000 without power in Nashville, Tennessee – 80mph winds – 3 people die in Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky

At least three people are dead after a derecho tore through the Midwest Friday night, downing trees and causing damage for more than 1,000 miles. A derecho, a...

Sahara dust storm engulfs Florida and Texas

Dust from the Sahara Desert has surged into the Caribbean and may funnel its way toward the Gulf Coast of the United States this weekend. And that's...

Alberta wildfires continue burning out of control: Another 9,000 people forced to leave home as wildfires spread in northern Alberta

As of June 18, more than 9,000 people were out of their homes due to wildfires in Alberta, including about 700 from the Paddle Prairie Métis Settlement, who were forced to leave...

Drought in Namibia is so bad, National Parks are auctioning their wild animals

Namibia looks to sell 1,000 wild animals to game farms as national parks run out of water. Six hundred buffaloes, 28 elephants and 60 giraffes set to be auctioned.

Blood red sandstorm hits UN camp in Mali (video)

A rare red sandstorm on June 9, 2019 hit the Super Camp in northern Malian city of Gao. The sandstorm swept across the camp at around 13:30, turning...

The US just witnessed its 12 wettest months in 125 years, and the floods keep coming

Flooding swamped parts of the Southeast over the weekend, with as much as a foot of rain falling in western North Carolina. At the same time, the...

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.

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...

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...