Arto Lauri, former employee at the Finnish nuclear facility of Olkiluoto, provides a very clear explanation of how the Fukushima disaster happened and what caused the various explosions. He explains how HAARP was used to try and minimize the radiation in the atmosphere and Arto provides various other very insightful more »
Just 12 hours after a nuclear power plant northwest of Chicago lost power down and vented radioactive steam into the air, a 2.4 magnitude earthquake struck northwest Chicago. Chicago residents also reported hearing a sonic boom during the night.
A cold front that killed 30 people in the Ukraine over the past five days spread Tuesday to eastern and central Europe with record lows. Heavy snow was reported in Bulgaria and Switzerland and parts of Italy. Emergency services in Ukraine reported most of those who died were homeless more »
A nuclear reactor at a northern Illinois plant shut down today after mysteriously losing power. Officials from Exelon Nuclear and federal regulators confirmed Unit 2 at Byron Generating Station shut down around 10:18am, after losing power from an off-site source. Officials at the power plant believe a failed piece more »
It has just been learned that heavy snow has left 53 dead and hundreds injured in western and northern Japan. The deaths were primarily along the Sea of Japan in the Tohoku region. Reported injuries have already surpassed 574 as a strong cold air mass sweeped across the region. more »
Snow showers and freezing temperatures could cause icy conditions on roads in parts of Britain, forecasters have warned. The Met Office upgraded its cold weather alert to Level 3, stating that there was a 100 per cent probability of ''severe'' conditions across most of England this week. The warning more »
Sequences of explosive volcanic eruptions in the tropics were the likely trigger for the Little Ice Age, according to a new study. The research attempts to answer two longstanding questions swirling around the roughly 400-year span of slightly cooler-than normal temperatures: Exactly when did it begin? And what was more »
Freezing weather has killed dozens of people in central and eastern Europe over the past few days and temperatures are set to drop even further, authorities warned Monday.
The USGS is monitoring solar activity which can trigger magnetic storms on Earth . These storms are can interrupt radio communication, interfere with global-positioning systems, disrupt oil and gas well drilling, damage satellites and affect their operations, and even cause electrical blackouts by inducing voltage surges in electric power grids. Storms can also affects airline activity causing airlines to rerouted flights.
Where did 2011 stand in comparison to global temperatures from past years? NASA recently released a visualization that depicts global temperature changes since 1880. Although nine of the 10 warmest years on record have occurred since 2000, 2011 was only the ninth warmest year on record, according to more »
Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) — Fourteen people were killed and another 60 were injured in Indonesia over a four-day period as a result of Cyclone Iggy, according to the country's National Disaster Management Agency. Most of those who died were struck by falling trees or debris from strong winds, said more »
Australia is hit with mosoonal storm cell which brought flooding, torrential rain, hail and heavy winds. Emergency Responders carried out more than 250 rescues of motorists trapped in flooded vehicles and people clinging to fences prompting emergency officials to express frustration about people not suing common sense.
At the beginning of January, PowerfulStorms reported on a rare solar eclipe to occur in November. Now, Queensland’s tourism department is promoting holidays and tours around this rare event. Read below to find out how you can get involved and witness this spectacular event.
Heavy rain and powerful winds spawned by tornadoes have swept across Texas, forcing drivers to abandon cars on flooded roads, knocking out power to thousands and prompting water rescue efforts. The rainfall, despite causing chaos and damaging homes and businesses, did not drop enough water to make up for the state’s historic drought. Tornado warnings and watches were in effect for parts of Texas and Louisiana as the line of storms moved east.