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10 Extreme Weather Events in 2015 That Sound the Alarm on Climate Chaos

A NASA rainfall analysis from Dec. 23 to Dec. 27 showed highest rainfall totals of almost 938 mm (36.8 inches) were measured by IMERG in the state of Alabama. Photo credit - NASA:JAXA:SSAI, Hal Pierce

The hottest year in recorded history is coming to a close with a wave of extreme weather and ecosystem shifts, from unprecedented flooding in the UK to dangerous deluges in South America. Looking back at 2015, it is clear that such extremes are not the exception, but have been the rule for the past 365 […]

Two Magnitude-7.6 Earthquakes Strike Eastern Peru

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Two powerful 7.6-magnitude earthquakes struck near the Peru-Brazil border region within five minutes Tuesday evening. The first temblor occurred shortly before 6 p.m. local time Tuesday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It was initially recorded as a 6.9 before being upgraded to 7.5 and eventually 7.6. The quake occurred 107 miles west-northwest of Iberia, […]

Cyclone Chapala, Gathering Strength, Heads Toward Oman and Yemen

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A cyclone gained strength rapidly on Friday as it spun westward through the Arabian Sea, becoming one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the region and threatening the coasts of Yemen and Oman with a potentially destructive landfall. The storm, called Chapala, intensified to the equivalent of a powerful Category 4 hurricane on […]

At Least 1 Dead as Typhoon Koppu Hits Philippines

Small fishing boats are placed by the seawall as strong winds and slight rain brought by Typhoon Koppu hit Manila, Philippines, Oct. 18, 2015. Image: VOA NEWS

Typhoon Koppu hit the northern Philippines early Sunday, downing power and communication lines with powerful winds, leaving at least one person dead and six others missing, while displacing 16,000 villagers, officials said. Army troops and police were deployed to rescue residents trapped in flooded villages in the hard-hit provinces of Aurora, where the typhoon, packing […]

The Sun creates ‘space weather’ that affects us all

A coronal mass ejection on 31 August 2012 (Credit- NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)

The Sun is constantly blasting the Earth with radiation, creating spectacular light displays at the poles, but sometimes this gets dangerous. It began as an ordinary summer’s evening. But by 8 o’clock on 29 August 1859, the residents of New Orleans knew something was up. The sky was glowing green and sparks were falling like rain. […]

Donald Trump Questions Pope Francis on Climate Change: ‘It’s Weather’

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GOP frontrunner Donald Trump disagrees with Pope Francis’ statements on climate change. Trump tells CNN he simply doesn’t believe in it. The Pope, in his speech at the White House, said climate change is “a problem which can no longer be left to a future generation.” Trump was asked during his interview if he agreed […]

Heavy Rains Cause Bad Flooding in Sierra Leone’s Capital

Torrential rains in Sierra Leone have caused heavy flooding and extensive damage to homes and property, Sept. 17, 2015.

Torrential rains in Sierra Leone have caused heavy flooding and extensive damage to homes and property in the capital, Freetown. Telephone communication has been disrupted. The government has asked all citizens to stay at home Thursday except for essential workers and students who are taking the West Africa examination. President Ernest Bai Koroma has held […]

Scientists say California hasn’t been this dry in 500 years

A snowboarder threads his way through patches of dirt in Olympic Valley, Calif. Many Tahoe-area ski resorts have closed due to low snowfall as California’s historic drought continues. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

RESEARCHERS KNEW CALIFORNIA’S DROUGHT WAS ALREADY A RECORD BREAKER WHEN THEY SET OUT TO FIND ITS EXACT PLACE IN HISTORY, BUT THEY WERE SURPRISED BY WHAT THEY DISCOVERED: IT HAS BEEN 500 YEARS SINCE WHAT IS NOW THE GOLDEN STATE HAS BEEN THIS DRY. California is in the fourth year of a severe drought with […]

California Valley and Butte Wildfires Destroy Structures; Evacuations Ordered; Firefighters Injured

A home and shop are burned by the Valley fire as it enters Middletown,Calif., in Lake County, Saturday Sept. 12, 2015. (Kent Porter:The Press Democrat via AP)

TENS OF THOUSANDS OF ACRES HAVE BEEN BURNED BY TWO WILDFIRES IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, FORCING EVACUATIONS, DESTROYING STRUCTURES AND INJURING FOUR FIREFIGHTERS.   The Valley Fire in Lake County, about 100 miles north of San Francisco, has exploded to 40,000 acres in less than 24 hours, according to Cal Fire. An unconfirmed number of structures […]

Japan floods: City of Joso hit by ‘unprecedented’ rain

The Kinugawa River in Joso burst its bank on Thursday, flooding homes : AP

WIDESPREAD FLOODING AND LANDSLIDES IN NORTH-EAST JAPAN HAVE FORCED MORE THAN 90,000 PEOPLE TO ABANDON THEIR HOMES. The city of Joso, north of the capital, Tokyo, was hit by a wall of water after the Kinugawa River burst its banks. Helicopter rescue teams have been plucking people from rooftops. At least eight people are still […]

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