A second deadly storm has returned to the Philippines this week as the country was pummeled by Typhoon Haima with torrential rains and wind, leaving at least four dead. Earlier, Typhoon Sarika caused heavy flooding in parts of the country. The typhoon raised fears that Haima could be on par with the devastating Typhoon Haiyan that battered the Philippines in 2013.
Oct 20, 2016
Science & Health
Chinkara poaching cases: Rajasthan govt approaches Supreme Court over acquittal of Salman Khan, wants him to surrender
Nine sea lion cubs have been released into the wild in Peru. The cubs had lost their mothers after local fishermen killed more than 70 adult South American female sea lions.They subsequently left 50 orphaned sea lion babies to fend for themselves. Peruvian NGO ORCA managed to rescue 30 of them.The number of sea lions have dwindled due to overfishing, the use of nets and dynamite.
Oct 15, 2016
Nearly 200 countries have agreed to limit the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC).This type of greenhouse gas is used in refrigerators and air conditioners.Countries are divided into three groups with different deadlines to reduce the use of HFC.These gasses are 10,000 times more powerful than carbon dioxide.Europe and the US committed to a reduction of 10% by 2019 and 85% by 2036.
Oct 15, 2016
Hurricane Matthew: Fox criticised for forecasting 'storm will kill you;' hurricane grades down to Category 3
Drone footage shows dramatic pictures of Lastarria, a stratovolcano along the border of Argentina and Chile. It is noted for its molten sulphur lava flows and a debris avalanche. The footage shows its fumarole openings emitting gas and the surrounding rugged landscape.The volcano, also known as Azufre, is part of the Lazufre volcanic system.
Oct 6, 2016
Photos of unbelievable rock formations and landforms on Earth that will make you reach for textbooks
India pledges to cut greenhouse gas emission by ratifying Paris climate treaty; US, UN laud decision
- Volcanic thunder recorded for the first time ever and it sounds epic
- Man with fused jaw couldn't eat solid food for 38 years
- Watch: Gorilla walks like a human to keep hands clean
- NASA's Dawn mission finds Ceres geologically active, more than previously thought
- NASA releases new image of Crab Nebula by Chandra, Spitzer and Hubble