ST. JOHN ANTIGUA (SEPTEMBER 5, 2017) (ANTIGUA OBSERVER) – The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Irma, which it upgraded to a “potentially catastrophic” Category 5 storm, was about 130 miles (210 km) east of Antigua on Tuesday (September 5) afternoon. Continue reading
Hurricanes are classified into five categories using the Saffir-Simpson scale, with the highest number representing the most powerful storm. Continue reading
Grizzly bears on Kodiak Island changed their diets and started eating berries instead of salmon because of climate change, according to a new study. Continue reading
PRINEVILLE, OREGON, UNITED STATES (AUGUST 18, 2017) (NBC) – People across the United States are making final preparations ahead of next week’s total solar eclipse. Continue reading
REGENT VILLAGE, OUTSIDE FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE (AUGUST 14, 2017) (REUTERS) – A mudslide killed more than 200 people on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown on Monday (August 14), sweeping away homes and leaving residents desperate for news of missing family members. Continue reading
High temperatures force Italy’s summer ski resort at Stelvio Pass to close until further notice due to worsening snow conditions. Continue reading
BELGRADE, SERBIA (AUGUST 4, 2017) (REUTERS) – Swathes of southern and eastern Europe sweltered in temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius (104°F) on Friday (August 4) in a heat wave nicknamed “Lucifer” that has fanned forest fires, triggered weather warning alerts and damaged crops.
Britain will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel-powered cars from 2040 as part of a plan to get them off the roads altogether 10 years later, according to the UK government, in a move that follows a similar announcement by the French government. David Doyle reports. Continue reading
France may close as many as 17 reactors by 2025 as it seeks to reduce the share of nuclear power in its electricity mix. Julian Satterthwaite reports Continue reading
Plastic waste we’ve been throwing in the ocean is now coming back to us via the food we eat.