Powerful typhoon approaches Okinawa; heavy rains expected

May 11, 2015

Powerful typhoon approaches Okinawa; heavy rains expected

A powerful typhoon was expected to approach the islands of Okinawa and the Amami region of Kagoshima Prefecture through Tuesday, the Meteorological Agency said, warning of heavy rains in those areas as well as in Kyushu and eastern Japan. Typhoon Noul was packing winds ...

May 10, 2015

Huge typhoon sends thousands fleeing in Philippines

More than 2,000 people were fleeing their homes as Typhoon Noul approached the northern Philippines on Sunday, triggering warnings of possible flash floods, landslides and tsunami-like storm surges. The storm’s movement has slowed slightly but it has also strengthened to pack gusts of 220 ...

May 7, 2015

Amount of carbon dioxide in air keeps rising, hits milestone

Global levels of carbon dioxide, the most prevalent heat-trapping gas, have passed a daunting milestone, U.S. government scientists say. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says in March, the global monthly average for carbon dioxide hit 400.83 parts per million. That is the first ...

Cleanup in Australia after destructive storms

Apr 23, 2015

Cleanup in Australia after destructive storms

Crews began the “immense task” of clearing up Thursday after three days of wild weather left four people dead and millions of dollars in damage across Sydney and surrounding areas. While the low pressure system that caused relentless gale force winds and torrential rain ...

Apr 18, 2015

'Isis' dropped from U.N. hurricane name list

The U.N. weather agency announced Friday it was dropping “Isis” — the name of an ancient Egyptian goddess that also happens to be the acronym for the Islamic State jihadi group — from its stock list of Pacific hurricane names. “Isis” was replaced with ...

Apr 18, 2015

Panel to consider ways to handle heat during Tokyo Olympics

A government panel at its first meeting Friday confirmed that measures will be taken to provide a comfortable environment for the athletes and audience during extreme summer heat at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. With the games to be held between late July ...