Overheated Arctic sign of climate change 'vicious circle'

Nov 25, 2016

Overheated Arctic sign of climate change 'vicious circle'

Freakishly high temperatures in the Arctic have been reinforced by a “vicious circle” of climate change, scientists said Thursday. Air above the polar ice cap has been 9 to 12 degrees Celsius above average during the last four weeks, according to the Danish Meteorological ...

U.S. sends most advanced weather satellite ever built into space

Nov 20, 2016

U.S. sends most advanced weather satellite ever built into space

The most advanced weather satellite ever built rocketed into space Saturday night, part of an $11 billion effort to revolutionize forecasting and save lives. This new GOES-R spacecraft will track U.S. weather as never before: hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, volcanic ash clouds, wildfires, lightning storms, ...

Earth on pace to see hottest year on record

Nov 18, 2016

Earth on pace to see hottest year on record

While last month merely tied for the world’s third warmest October in history, 2016 is still on track to be the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists said Thursday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that the globe averaged 58.4 degrees (14.7 Celsius), ...

Storm lashes New Zealand quake zone; more buildings evacuated

Nov 17, 2016

Storm lashes New Zealand quake zone; more buildings evacuated

Rain and strong winds battered central New Zealand on Thursday, threatening further damage just days after a powerful earthquake killed two people and devastated parts of the country’s South Island with huge landslides. More than 1,000 tourists and residents have been evacuated from the ...

Oct 28, 2016

Taiwanese man detained over huge carrot hoard

A Taiwanese man has been detained for hoarding 300 tons of carrots in what authorities say was a bid to manipulate prices. Investigators in the southern city of Kaohsiung have been probing fruit and vegetable prices, which have remained high since back-to-back typhoons battered ...

Oct 22, 2016

Over 50,000 in Typhoon Haima's path evacuated in southern China

Typhoon Haima forced the evacuations of more than 50,000 people in southern China after hammering the northern Philippines with ferocious wind and rain, triggering flooding, landslides and power outages and killing at least 13 people. No deaths were immediately reported Saturday in China from ...

Typhoon kills at least four in Philippines

Oct 20, 2016

Typhoon kills at least four in Philippines

One of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit the Philippines killed at least four people as it destroyed houses, tore roofs off schools and uprooted giant trees on Thursday. Typhoon Haima struck late on Wednesday with winds similar to those of the catastrophic ...

Oct 15, 2016

Philippines faces years 'most damaging typhoon'

The Philippines faces what could be “the most damaging” storm this year as Typhoon Sarika headed for the archipelago’s heavily-populated main island, officials said Saturday. Sarika, packing maximum winds of 180 ph (112 mph) , has already knocked out all power and telephone lines ...

Hurricane Matthew's blow was less than feared in U.S.

Oct 9, 2016

Hurricane Matthew's blow was less than feared in U.S.

A weakening Hurricane Matthew lashed Georgia and the Carolinas on Saturday in what appeared to be the last leg of its march up the East Coast, leaving in its wake millions of Americans relieved that one of the most fearsome storms on record in ...

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 ...