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Violent tornado touches down in north China, ravaging villages

Posted on: August 14th, 2018 | No Comments
  A rare tornado touched down in Jinghai District of north China’s Tianjin Municipality Monday afternoon, snapping utility poles in half and causing damage to local residences. The tornado was...

Meteor shower attracts thousands to Israel’s desert dark spots

Posted on: August 14th, 2018 | No Comments
  Thousands of star-gazers held a vigil in the early hours of Monday (August 13) at one of the darkest spots in Israel, hoping to catch sight of a “shooting...

Fire tornado develops from blaze in English village

Posted on: August 10th, 2018 | No Comments
English firefighters were met with a fire tornado on Tuesday (August 7) as they tackled a large blaze in the village of Woodville. Video uploaded by the Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service...

Seahorse population in northern Greece thrills experts

Posted on: August 8th, 2018 | No Comments
Experts in the marine community are in fact fascinated by the accumulation of a large population of seahorses in a remote gulf in the Chalkidiki peninsula in north-eastern Greece, an unusual...

Australian farmers say drought eating away at land like ‘cancer’

Posted on: August 1st, 2018 | No Comments
  From ground level, Australia’s drought looks like a featureless, brown dustbowl, but from the air, it transforms into an artistry of color and texture as the land cracks open...

Environmentalists say salmon escape is worse than a plague of rats

Posted on: July 25th, 2018 | No Comments
  A Chilean environmental court ordered the Norwegian-based Marine Harvest to cease operations for 30 days at their Punta Redonda Center in Chile after more than half a million salmon...

‘Habagat’ affects Western Luzon and Visayas

Posted on: July 4th, 2018 | No Comments
The provinces of Palawan, Mindoro, and Visayas will experience heavy rains due to ‘habagat’ or southwest monsoon. PAGASA said it can possibly trigger flooding and landslides in low-lying areas. Metro...

PAGASA sees 60% probability of El Niño this year

Posted on: June 18th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — PAGASA monitors a 60-percent probability of developing El Niño phenomenon from October to December this year. El Niño is a climate pattern that refers to the cycle of warm...

Plastic waste in Antarctica reveals scale of global pollution – Greenpeace

Posted on: June 7th, 2018 | No Comments
  Plastic waste and toxic chemicals found in remote parts of the Antarctic this year add to evidence that pollution is spreading to the ends of the Earth, environmental group...

Advocates want declaration of critical habitat for ‘flying foxes’ in Boracay

Posted on: May 28th, 2018 | No Comments
BORACAY ISLAND, Philippines – Environmental advocates seek the protection of “flying foxes” in Boracay Island. “Flying foxes,” a type of fruit bat native to the Philippines, are responsible for 90...