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 ...

Weather forecloses on SpaceX rocket launch, landing test

Apr 14, 2015

Weather forecloses on SpaceX rocket launch, landing test

The launch of an unmanned SpaceX rocket — and an innovative attempt to land it on an ocean barge — were postponed on Monday due to poor weather at the Florida launch site, officials said. The rocket, carrying a Dragon cargo ship bound for ...

Eruptions, quakes, cyclones: Vanuatu man survives them all

Mar 23, 2015

Eruptions, quakes, cyclones: Vanuatu man survives them all

Volcanic eruptions, landslides, earthquakes and cyclones: 76-year-old Lik Simelum from Vanuatu has survived them all. He lives in a country that’s ranked by the United Nations University as the world’s most at-risk for natural disasters. But his story is remarkable even in an archipelago ...