4.2 magnitude quake is among more than 800 in the state in 2015, and many are occurring in areas where wells pump byproducts of oil and gas production A 4.2 magnitude earthquake struck north Oklahoma City early on New Year’s Day, the latest in a series of temblors in the area in recent days that has prompted state regulators to … Read More
Widespread flood warnings as UK braces for Storm Frank
North of England, Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland told to prepare for floods, with Yorkshire expected to bear brunt People in the north of England, south and central Scotland, and Northern Ireland are being warned to brace themselves for more downpours and the possibility of increased flooding overnight, as Storm Frank hits. Severe flood warnings are already in place … Read More
Fires Put a Carbon Monoxide Cloud over Indonesia
In September 2015, fires in Indonesia produced prodigious amounts of carbon monoxide.
Deadly dam burst in Brazil prompts calls for stricter mining regulations
Six bodies have been found with 22 still missing in one of the country’s worst mining disasters as hundreds are displaced in Minas Gerais.
Hurricane Patricia set to hit Mexico tonight
Potentially catastrophic consequences are expected when record-breaking Patricia makes landfall later today
Typhoon Koppu weakened but still dangerous, says Philippines government
Storm leaves at least two people dead and causes massive disruption and power cuts in nine provinces before slowing down.
Oklahoma earthquake likely caused by wastewater injection, seismologist says
Magnitude-4.4 temblor Saturday was among nearly 700 earthquakes of magnitude 3 or greater in state this year, compared to 20 throughout 2009
Disasters, Both Natural and Weather-Related, Displaced 19 Million in 2014
A report by the Norwegian Refugee Council said China, India and the Philippines suffered the most displacement from typhoons, floods, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
Cyclone Noul Approaches The Philippines
The storm is intensifying, but there are hopes that it might just graze the island of Luzon. Heavy rainfall is expected.
Power Outages Plague Nepal
Darkness descended on much of Nepal after a powerful earthquake rattled the country’s already stressed electrical grid.