Year in wild weather: Vicious heat waves, wildfires, hurricanes and superstorms.
Sunset Beach, Calif., residents are attempting to protect themselves from the effects of an alignment of the Earth, moon and sun called a “King Tide.” KCAL-TV’s Juan Fernandez reports.
A magnitude 7.3 earthquake in the Banda Sea off Indonesia has been felt more than 600 kilometres away in Darwin. Geoscience Australia says there could be more aftershocks from the quake that shook the Top End of the Northern Territory overnight. Tremors were felt in Darwin and Katherine at about 2.30am local time. Overnight staff at the Darwin weather bureau… Read more →
(Reuters) – A strong quake centered off northeasternJapan shook buildings as far away as Tokyo on Friday and triggered a one-meter tsunami in an area devastated by last year’s Fukushima disaster, but there were no reports of deaths or serious damage. The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.3, the U.S. Geological Survey said, and thousands of coastal residents were ordered… Read more →
(Reuters) – Blocked roads and severed communications in the southern Philippines frustrated rescuers on Wednesday as teams searched for hundreds of people missing after the strongest typhoon this year killed at least 283 people. Typhoon Bopha, with central winds of 120 kph (75 mph) and gusts of up to 150 kph (93 mph), battered beach resorts and dive spots on… Read more →
(TheWeatherSpace.com) - An upswing in California earthquakes has some people questioning the health of the faultlines. Long Valley Caldera to Mammoth Mountain are swarming at the same time. Earthquakes are the normal in California, however within the last week an upswing in activity has been noted. The Long Valley Caldera is showing signs that magma is indeed moving down there. The Long… Read more →
Freezing temperatures and wintry showers are set to hit Britain today as hundreds of people are forced to stay in temporary shelter after days of flooding. Northerly winds coupled with below-zero temperatures tonight will cause misery in flood-hit towns and villages across the country. In Yorkshire, where floods have caused widespread destruction and travel chaos, wiintry showers could develop in… Read more →
Scientists have unlocked key parts of the complex genetic code of wheat, one of the world’s most important crops, which could help improve food security. The team hopes the data will accelerate the development of varieties more resilient to stresses, such as disease and drought, that cause crops to fail. The 2012 wheat harvest was hit by extreme weather events… Read more →
Torrential rain has caused disruption to road and rail networks across the country, with floods continuing to leave a trail of destruction as they spread north. Across the country, the bad weather has caused transport chaos. Closures and delays were affecting many A-roads as well as rail services and even ferries. By 1pm today, the AA had attended more than 7,000 breakdowns,… Read more →
President Barack Obama’s administration rejected a request from the governors of eight U.S. states to waive requirements for blending corn-based ethanol into gasoline, said a person familiar with the decision. Market conditions don’t justify such a move, said the person, who declined to be identified because he isn’t authorized to speak for the Environmental Protection Agency. Gasoline refiners will be required… Read more →