At least 54 killed as worst floods in years batter Vietnam

At least 54 killed as worst floods in years batter Vietnam

At least 54 people died and 39 went missing after destructive floods battered northern and central Vietnam this week, the countrys disaster prevention agency said on Friday (13 October). More than 300 homes have collapsed in floods and landslides, while more than 34,000 other houses have been submerged or damaged. 10 days ago
Drone footage shows fire decimated Santa Rosa

Drone footage shows fire decimated Santa Rosa

Firefighters, facing resurgent winds and bone-dry conditions on 11 October, battled to halt the advance of wildfires that have killed at least 21 people, destroyed 3,500 homes and businesses and blanketed Northern California and amp;#39;s famed wine country in smoke. 11 days ago
Helicopter footage shows inferno of Santa Rosa wildfire

Helicopter footage shows inferno of Santa Rosa wildfire

A Sonoma County Sheriffs Office helicopter captured this footage of a deadly wildfire burning near Santa Rosa, California, on October 9. At least 17 people died and tens of thousands had been evacuated after wildfires erupted in Sonoma, Napa and Yuba counties. 12 days ago
Wildfires blaze through Californias Napa Valley wine country and force evacuations

Wildfires blaze through Californias Napa Valley wine country and force evacuations

Wildfires ripped through the Napa Valley, forcing officials to order residents to evacuate. One of the largest fires in Santa Rosa has torched 20,000 acres and forced the closure of all public schools in Santa Rosa and Calistoga. The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for the Bay area and most of Southern California. 14 days ago
Hurricane Nate makes landfall at US Gulf Coast

Hurricane Nate makes landfall at US Gulf Coast

The fast-moving hurricane made landfall at the mouth of the Mississippi River around 8:00 pm ET on Saturday. The storm was expected to continue its path north, moving towards the Mississippi and Alabama coasts. 15 days ago
Elon Musk wants to save Puerto Rico with solar power

Elon Musk wants to save Puerto Rico with solar power

Much of Puerto Rico is still without power after The island was devastated by Hurricane Maria in September. But Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he can rebuild Puerto Ricos power grid with solar power. 17 days ago
Puerto Ricos Struggle By The Numbers

Puerto Ricos Struggle By The Numbers

Since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico as a category 4 storm, the U.S. island has strugged severely. Around 1.5 million people are still without drinking water, 97% of the island is without including 58 out of 69 hospitals, and the damages from the storm are estimated to total from $40-85 billion.  24 days ago
How breeding rare giant sea snails could save the Great Barrier Reef

How breeding rare giant sea snails could save the Great Barrier Reef

Predatory crown-of-thorns starfish, which munch coral, are naturally-occurring but have proliferated due to pollution and agricultural run-off at the struggling World Heritage-listed ecosystem. Now Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) research has shown they avoid areas where the Pacific triton sea snail - also known as the giant triton - is present. Sep 18, 2017