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A sharp decline in concentration of ozone destroying HCFC-133a gas reported

A new study lead by Martin Vollmer of the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology has found that after a rapid increase in anthropogenic compound named HCFC-133a (CF3CH2Cl), an ozone destroying gas, the atmospheric abundance and emissions have

October 06, 2015

Torrential rainfalls set new historic records across Carolinas, US, severe flooding ongoing

Severe rainfalls triggered deadly floods across the South and North Carolina over the weekend of October 3, 2015. At least 9 people have died in flood related incidents in South Carolina, and hundreds of people were left stranded by the raging waters all over the states

October 05, 2015

Raging floods sweep Cote d'Azur, France

Torrential rains swept the Cote d'Azur, southeast France on October 3, 2015, causing heavy flooding across the riviera. According to media reports, 16 people have been reported dead and at least 15 people went missing by the early afternoon of October 4. Strong rain

October 04, 2015

Typhoon "Mujigae" hits China: tens of thousands evacuated, 120 missing in the Philippines

Typhoon "Mujigae", known as Kabayan in the Philippines, was rapidly intensifying before it hit southern China early Sunday, October 4, 2015. Mujigae was bringing powerful winds and heavy rain as it approached China, prompting officials to issue red alerts.

October 04, 2015

Massive landslide in Guatemala leaves 600 people missing

A huge landslide, triggered by heavy downpours, collapsed onto Santa Catarina Pinula town, Guatemala on October 2, 2015. 30 people have been reported dead so far, and hundreds have gone missing. Rescue teams are actively sweeping the grounds in search of survivors.Heavy

October 03, 2015

Joaquin lashes the Bahamas, historic flooding expected across southeast US

Major Hurricane "Joaquin" has weakened slightly as its eye passed near San Salvador island, and is now a category 3 hurricane, National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported. Although newest modeling results suggest the system most likely won't make landfall

October 02, 2015

Category 1 medicane system brings landslides and violent floods to Italy and France

Heavy rainfall and winds affected the islands of Sardinia in Italy and Corsica, France as the intense low pressure system moved over the Mediterranean on October 1 and 2, 2015. Landslides and violent floods have been reported across the affected areas.An intense low pre

October 02, 2015

Dujuan's remnant low bringing typhoon strength wind gusts to northern Japan

Despite Typhoon Dujuan's decrease to a remnant tropical low, it continues to heavily affect the Western Pacific, as of October 1, 2015. Heavy rainfall and strong winds have been reported across the north east area of Japan, causing traffic disruptions and power outa

October 02, 2015

Joaquin now extremely dangerous category 4 hurricane: Bahamas ravaged, life-threatening floods expected across US East Coast

Tropical Storm "Joaquin" that was lurking close to Bahamas, as of September 29, 2015 has now evolved into a major category 4 hurricane, and is currently passing over the Bahamas. Deadly flash floods and extreme weather conditions are expected across the

October 01, 2015

Multiple Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) erupted from western limb, impacts expected

After four days of increased solar activity, multiple Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) were finally observed as a part of an overarching set of coronal disruptions from the vicinity of Region 2420 and stretching southward towards Region 2422, and towards the western limb

October 01, 2015

A giant sinkhole opens in North London, 58 homes affected

A massive sinkhole opened up on a street in St Albans, North London, UK, in the middle of the night of October 1, 2015, media reports.The huge crater, which started as a small hole on the road only a couple of days ago, is now 20 meters (66 feet) wide and 10 meters (33

October 01, 2015

Wildfires continue to burn across the West US

Kaniksu, the Grizzly Complex and the Little Joe wildfires continue to burn across several states across the West US. NASA's Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument, onboard Aqua satellite, captured the fires across across Washington, Idaho a

September 30, 2015

Typhoon "Dujuan" aftermath: Taiwan severely battered, hundreds of thousands evacuated in China

Typhoon "Dujuan" made its second landfall in eastern China, on September 29, 2015 after severely battering Taiwan the day before. Strong winds, heavy rainfall and landslides have ravaged affected areas, leaving behind two victims and 300 injured people so far.

September 29, 2015

Tropical Storm "Marty" threatens the west coast of Mexico

Tropical Storm "Marty" has been lurking off the coast of Mexico since September 27, 2015 and its track still carries an air of uncertainty. According to current forecasts it's not expected to make a landfall, prior to weakening to a remnant low, however on

September 29, 2015

Increased solar activity continues with multiple M-class flares on September 29

Solar activity started increasing on September 27 with M1.9 flare from geoeffective Region 2422 and continued on September 28 with several impulsive flares from Region 2422 (M7.6) and 2423 (M3.6).During the early morning hours of September 29th (by 06:43 UTC) those two

September 29, 2015

Impulsive M7.6 solar flare erupts from Region 2422

An impulsive solar flare measuring M7.6 erupted at 14:58 UTC on September 28, 2015 from geoeffective Active Region 2422. The event started at 14:53, and ended at 15:03 UTC. There were no radio signatures that would suggest a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) was produced duri

September 28, 2015

Violent Typhoon "Dujuan" slams into Taiwan, second landfall expected in China

Typhoon "Dujuan", known as Jenny in the Philippines, made landfall in Taiwan, on September 28, 2015, Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported. The system slammed into the island with wind speeds over 200 km/h (124 mph) thus falling into a violent typhoon cat

September 28, 2015

Impulsive M3.6 solar flare erupts from Region 2423

An impulsive solar flare measuring M3.6 at its peak time erupted at 03:55 UTC on September 28, 2015 from Active Region 2423 located near the west limb. The event started at 03:45 and ended at 03:59 UTC. Impulsive solar flares usually don't produce Coronal Mass Eject

September 28, 2015

Major sinkhole opens up at Inskip Point, Queensland, Australia

A major sinkhole has opened up at Inskip Point in Queensland, Australia around 13:00 UTC on Saturday, September 26, 2015 (23:00 local time).Police and SES crews were quickly on site, helping those in the immediate vicinity to leave, ABC reported. "A car, caravan an

September 26, 2015

Strong flash floods and landslides expected as Tropical Storm "Niala" approaches Hawai'i

Another named tropical storm has sailed the waters of central Pacific in 2015 hurricane season. Tropical Storm "Niala" formed on September 25, 2015 southeast of Hilo, Hawai'i and is now on the course toward the Big Island. Although the system is expected t

September 26, 2015

Significant decline of oceanic phytoplankton detected across the Northern Hemisphere

NASA's scientists have conducted a first study to observe the global, long-term phytoplankton community trend based on a model driven by the satellite data. A significant decline in certain types of phytoplankton has been discovered and the results of this 15 year l

September 25, 2015

Over a million liters (264 000 gallons) of toxic cyanide leaked into Potrerillos River, Argentina

Over a million liters (264 172 gallons) of toxic cyanide solution has leaked from Barrick Gold's Veladero mine in western San Juan province, Argentina, newest estimation shows. Despite this being about five times higher amount than previously thought, federal judge

September 25, 2015

Total lunar eclipse of September 28, 2015 - online broadcasts schedule

After more than 30 years a supermoon in combination with a lunar eclipse will be visible again across the skies of North and South America, Europe, Africa and parts of west Asia and the eastern Pacific. This rare celestial event is set for September 28 (UTC), 2015, and

September 24, 2015

Nicaraguan Telica volcano erupts, blankets surrounding communities with ash

Nicaraguan Telica volcano started erupting at 14:00 UTC on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. INETER reports copious ash and volcanic gas emissions initially rose about 400 meters (1 300 feet) from the summit. Civil Defense reports abundant ashfall in Chinandega. According

September 23, 2015

Disastrous flash flood ravages the streets of Bodrum, Turkey

A disastrous flash flood hit the Bodrum town in Turkey on the evening of September 22, 2015. An unprecedented event inundated the streets as strong flood waters came rushing down the adjacent mountains. 8 people were injured and at least 40 were rescued from their homes

September 23, 2015

Tropical Storm "Dujuan" (Jenny) to become a typhoon as it approaches Philippines and Japan

A new tropical storm named "Dujuan" (known as Jenny in the Philippines) formed in the western Pacific on September 22, 2015. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) expects the storm to intensify to a typhoon category over the next 48 hours, and although no

September 23, 2015

Torrential downpours and heavy thunderstorms expected across Arizona, California and New Mexico

An upper level low, currently located a few thousand kilometers southwest of southern California is set to bring torrential downpours and heavy thunderstorms across parts of Arizona, California and New Mexico. The weather system is expected to combine with moisture-rich

September 22, 2015

California wildfires leave 6 people dead, nearly 1600 homes destroyed in two of the biggest

Nearly 1 600 homes have been destroyed in two of the biggest wildfires in California - Butte and Valley fires - making them among the worst ever in state's history, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said Sunday, September 20. At the same day,

September 21, 2015

Long duration M2.1 solar flare erupts from Region 2415, CME produced

A long duration solar flare measuring M2.1 at its peak time erupted from Region 2415 at 18:03 UTC on September 20, 2015. The event started at 17:32 and ended at 18:29 UTC.A Type II Radio Emission with estimated velocity of 1358 km/s was produced by this event. Type II

September 20, 2015

CME impact: Geomagnetic storm reaching G3 Strong levels in progress

Geomagnetic storm reaching G3 Strong levels is currently in progress as a result of Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) impact on top of Coronal Hole High Speed Stream (CH HSS) influence.The CME, produced by September 18th C-class solar flare, reached our planet at 06:05 UTC on

September 20, 2015

Aftermath of devastating M8.3 Chile earthquake: 12 dead, 1 million evacuated, more aftershocks expected

A powerful M8.3 earthquake hit near the coast of central Chile at 22:54 UTC on Wednesday, September 16 and produced a tsunami which affected the entire Pacific basin. Tsunami warnings have been issued along the coasts of Chile, State of California, Hawai'i Island, N

September 18, 2015

Alert level increased for Mauna Loa volcano, Hawai'i

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) announced on September 17 they are elevating the Mauna Loa volcano alert level to Advisory and the aviation color code to Yellow due to elevated seismic activity under the volcano. This increase in alert level does not mean that

September 18, 2015

86 new meteor showers discovered

86 new meteor showers have joined the already well known crowd of Perseids, Leonids and Geminids. Astronomers observed the events using a network of security video cameras redesigned to monitor space debris passing through the Earth's atmosphere.The meteor showers c

September 18, 2015

Massive M8.3 earthquake hits near the coast of Chile, tsunami observed, strong aftershocks reported

A massive earthquake registered as M8.3 by USGS hit near the coast of Chile at 22:54 UTC on September 16, 2015. The ageny is reporting a depth of 25.0 km (15.5 miles). CSN Chile is reporting M7.8 at a depth of 11.1 km (6.9 miles). Tsunami waves have been observed. Stron

September 16, 2015

A devastating tornado wreaks havoc across Charente-Maritime, France

An intense tornado formed in the south of Charente-Maritime in Poitou-Charentes region, France in the afternoon hours on September 16, 2015, causing extensive damage across the affected areas.The remnants of the former Tropical Storm "Henri" have been passing

September 16, 2015