Jul 29, 2016

Latest El Nino weather pattern is over: UN

The latest El Nino weather phenomenon, which was one of the most powerful on record, has ended but could be replaced by its stormy sister La Nina in the coming months, the U.N. meteorological agency said Thursday. “Atmospheric indicators that had shown strong El ...

Russian wildfires put key climate change resource at risk

Jul 22, 2016

Russian wildfires put key climate change resource at risk

Russia’s practice of leaving massive wildfires to burn out of control in sprawling stretches of Siberia puts at risk a key global resource for absorbing climate-warming emissions: its trees. The blazes are consuming millions of hectares of pristine Boreal forests in Russia, which are ...

Earth stays on track for the hottest year ever

Jul 22, 2016

Earth stays on track for the hottest year ever

The Earth is on track for its hottest year on record and warming at a faster rate than expected, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Thursday. Temperatures recorded mainly in the Northern Hemisphere in the first six months of the year, coupled with ...

Jul 5, 2016

Waterspouts hurt 38 on beach near Havana, level dwellings

A severe storm that created several waterspouts roared onshore at a popular beach south of the Cuban capital over the weekend, injuring 38 people and damaging dozens of buildings, the island’s official media reported Monday. The waterspouts happened with little warning Saturday evening at ...