Alex Young is interviewed about the current solar cycle and what a magnetic flip means for the earth and NASA’s study of magnetic fields.
Sardinia deadly floods: Italy declares state of emergency
Italian authorities have declared a state of emergency in Sardinia after a cyclone struck the…
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Italian authorities have declared a state of emergency in Sardinia after a cyclone struck the Mediterranean island.
At least 16 people are known to have died and hundreds have been moved from their homes after winds of up to 125 kilometres an hour and sheets of rain brought devastation.
Several people are reported missing.
In the northeastern town of Olbia, the mayor said sudden flooding had burst “like a bomb”. The skies dumped as much rain in an hour as falls on Milan in six months, Gianni Giovanelli added.
Volcano eruption brings Japan new island
TOKYO – A volcanic eruption has raised an island in the seas to the far south of Tokyo, the Japanese coast guard and earthquake experts said.
Advisories from the coast guard and the Japan Meteorological Agency said the islet is about 660 feet in diameter. It is just off the coast of Nishinoshima, a small, uninhabited island in the Ogasawara chain, which is also known as the Bonin Islands.
The approximately 30 islands are 620 miles south of Tokyo, and along with the rest of Japan are part of the seismically active Pacific “Ring of Fire.”
The coast guard issued an advisory Wednesday warning of heavy black smoke from the eruption. Television footage seen Thursday showed heavy smoke, ash and rocks exploding from the crater, as steam billowed into the sky.
A volcanologist with the coast guard, Hiroshi Ito, told the FNN news network that it was possible the new island might be eroded away.
“But it also could remain permanently,” he said.
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Video captures Midwest tornado fury
Video shows tornadoes moving across the Midwest and devastation left in the wake of the storms.
Drone shows shocking typhoon devastation
Karl Penhaul reports from the middle of the Tacloban devastation using a drone camera to get a bird’s eye view.
Sun expected to ‘flip upside down’ as magnetic field reverses its polarity
The sun’s magnetic field is about to flip upside down as it reverses its polarity.
In August Nasa said the reversal would happen in three to four months time, although that it would be impossible to pinpoint a more specific date.
Solar physicist Todd Hoeksema from Stanford University said that the reversal would have “ripple effects” across the whole of the solar system.
The Telegraph has the full article
November 18, 2013 (WASHINGTON, Ill.) (WLS) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn was set to tour the state Monday to visit some of the towns hardest hit by tornadoes over the weekend. At least six people in Illinois were killed.
Driven to despair, survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines turned to looting in search for food, water and medicine amid reports of warehouses and shops attacked in the aftermath of one of the strongest storms ever recorded. As essential supplies dwindled, tensions rose. Since the storm hit the islands five days ago, residents have broken into homes, shops and… Read more →
The strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year caused widespread damage across the country on Friday, uprooting trees and sending locals running for cover.
By 5pm local time (0900 GMT) on Friday,Typhoon Haiyan – one of the strongest storms ever – was centred to the west of Aklan province on Panay Island, 320 kilometres (200 miles) south of Manila, after blasting the island resort of Boracay.
The huge, fast-paced typhoon raced across a string of islands from east to west – Samar, Leyte, Cebu and Panay – and lashed beach communities with over 200 kilometre (125 mile) per hour winds.
Typhoon Haiyan one of the biggest storms ever
CNN Chief Meteorologist Chad Myers says Typhoon Haiyan could be one of the biggest storms that the planet has ever seen.