Alabama tornado 2o11 Epic floods, massive wildfires, drought and the deadliest tornado season in 60 years are ravaging the United States. Scientists warn that climate change will bring even more extreme weather than we seen in the last century.
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If winds continue to pick up at the same rate, hurricanes could become far more damaging by the middle of the century. The world is getting breezier, according to a new study, which found a slow but steady increase in top wind speeds across the oceans over the last 23 years.
The Ark Speaking to the world’s rising sea levels, Russia-based architectural firm Remistudio proposes this arch-shaped floating hotel as a refuge from even extreme floods. Called (quite appropriately) the Ark, the futuristic structure has the ability to exist autonomously on the surface of the water. Designed to be a bioclimatic building, the Ark incorporates several […]
Army soldier rides through a wall of glass tubes during a ceremony at the Officers Training Academy in India Studying the way glass or other brittle objects shatter can help scientists hone their weather forecasts and predictions of future climate, a study released on Tuesday says.
Sports fishermen try their luck despite freezing temperatures at Slovakia’s dam Liptovska Mara on December 5. Counter-intuitive but true, say scientists: a string of freezing European winters scattered over the last decade has been driven in large part by global warming.
Can submarines be used to stop typhoons? We usually accept it as a given that we can’t change the weather. When it comes to extreme situations like hurricanes or earthquakes, such disasters are labeled “acts of god” because we generally feel helpless to in the face of nature’s wrath. But recently an ambitious Japanese manufacturing […]
Three Gorges Dam The Ministry of Land and Resources has called for increased efforts to prevent and control potential hazards, such as landslides, in the Three Gorges Dam area as the flood season approaches. The dam area is currently facing a “grim situation” in trying to prevent and control the potential dangers, Wang Min, vice-minister […]
Did HAARP cause the damage? Hugo says so. Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez Wednesday accused the United States of causing the destruction in Haiti by testing a ‘tectonic weapon’ to induce the catastrophic earthquake that hit the country last week. President Chavez said the US was “playing God” by testing devices capable of creating eco-type catastrophes, […]
The United Nations’ climate science panel is facing further embarrassment after claims it incorrectly linked global warming to a rise in natural disasters. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change claimed in 2007 that the world had “suffered rapidly rising costs due to extreme weather related events since the 1970s”, suggesting that part of the increase […]
When temperatures drop below about 60 F, tropical wildlife become less able to move around. Below about 40 F, they become completely immobile due to a lack of blood flow. Iguanas dropping from trees, manatees huddling around waters warmed by power plants and marine turtles being whisked away to shelters — Florida’s unusual cold snap is a […]
Snow, snow, go away… Pigs still can’t fly, but this winter, the mayor of Moscow promises to keep it from snowing. For just a few million dollars, the mayor’s office will hire the Russian Air Force to spray a fine chemical mist over the clouds before they reach the capital, forcing them to dump their […]
Windmills have opened many doors for William! William Kamkwamba, a teenage boy in Malawi, saw a photo of a windmill in a textbook at the library and decided that if he could build one it would be useful to his village. Mr Kamkwamba, who is now 22 years old, knocked together a turbine from spare […]