Powerful cyclone kills 50, affects 176,000 in Madagascar

Mar 12, 2017

Powerful cyclone kills 50, affects 176,000 in Madagascar

Cyclone Enawo killed at least 50 people and affected 176,000 after it hit Madagascar, the national disaster management agency said Saturday, with thousands forced into emergency shelters. The toll issued by the head of the BNGRC agency, Thierry Venty, was significantly higher than Thursday’s ...

Sunwolves crushed in Super Rugby opener

/ Feb 25, 2017

Sunwolves crushed in Super Rugby opener

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The Sunwolves were handed a rude welcome to their second Super Rugby season with an 83-17 thrashing by the defending champion Hurricanes on Saturday. The Sunwolves went into the game at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground looking for a positive start to their second ...

Data improve hurricane forecasts, but uncertainties remain

Oct 7, 2016

Data improve hurricane forecasts, but uncertainties remain

With modern technology, people can watch hurricanes churn in real time and forecasts are on-target up to seven days in advance — but experts say some puzzling storm traits are harder to solve. Using hurricane hunter aircraft, converted military drones, weather balloons and satellites ...

Tropical depression lashes holiday-crowded South Carolina shores

May 30, 2016

Tropical depression lashes holiday-crowded South Carolina shores

Tropical Depression Bonnie reached the South Carolina coast early Sunday, bringing heavy rain and rough tides to an area packed with tourists for the Memorial Day weekend. The National Hurricane Center said the center of the storm made landfall just east of Charleston, South ...

Highlanders capture first Super Rugby title

/ Jul 4, 2015

Highlanders capture first Super Rugby title

Flanker Elliott Dixon scored one try and provided the last pass in another by winger Waisake Naholo as the Highlanders shocked the Hurricanes 21-14 in Saturday’s final to win their first Super Rugby title. Dixon carried four defenders over the goalline for a 39th-minute ...

Mar 29, 2013

Climate change, harsh winters tied

Millions of people in northern Europe are still battling snow and ice, wondering why they are being punished with bitter cold when — officially — spring has arrived and Earth is in the grip of global warming. Yet some scientists, eyeing the fourth year ...