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Enormous, Mysterious Ice Avalanches Strike Tibet

When the first deadly avalanche struck the Aru Range in Tibet on July 17th, scientists were puzzled. But when a second enormous ice slide occurred just a few kilometers south and two months later, they were shocked.

NASA Already Says 2016 Will Be The Hottest Year On Record

It’s only October, but that doesn’t seem to matter: NASA is basically sure 2016 will go down as the hottest year in recorded history. Unless a rogue planet suddenly appears to fling the Earth off its present orbit and into the Kuiper Belt, we’re locked in. Welcome to life in a rapidly warming world.

An Extremely Dangerous Hurricane Is Clobbering Bermuda

Just as Hurricane Matthew was bearing down on the United States last week, tropical storm Nicole was getting organised to the east. After a bout of rapid intensification yesterday, the storm is now a major hurricane, and it’s closed in on Bermuda, which saw a direct hit early this morning.

How The World Could Actually Cure Its Fossil Fuel Addiction

Last week, the Paris climate agreement cleared its final hurdle, when the European Union formally signed on. With the support of 73 nations accounting for 57 per cent of global carbon emissions, the deal enters legal force on November 4. So what does that mean, and how soon do we kick our addiction to fossil fuels?

Have Fun Paddling To Work, Future New Yorkers

If you’re planning to live in the Big Apple for the foreseeable future, it’s time to invest in flood insurance and a gondola. A new study finds that 2.7m floods, like those produced by Hurricane Sandy, will be three to 17 times more frequent by the end of the century, thanks to sea level rise and shifting storm conditions.

Deadly Hurricane Matthew Is A Terrifying Warning About Our Future

There is no doubt that Hurricane Matthew is an exceptionally nightmarish storm. Unfortunately, it’s exactly the sort of nightmare that’s expected to become more familiar in a warmer world.

Florida's Coastline Is Underwater As Matthew Continues North

Category 3 Hurricane Matthew swept up eastern Florida today, delivering heavy rainfall, 160km/h gusts, and powerful waves all along the coast. The storm continues to march northward toward Georgia and South Carolina, with deadly 2m to 3m surges possible over the weekend

What The Largest Evacuation In Florida's History Looks Like

More than two million people in coastal Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina are being told to flee their homes in advance of Hurricane Matthew, the Category 4 monster now bearing down on the United States after wreaking havoc across the Caribbean. It’s easily the largest mass evacuation on US soil since Hurricane Sandy, and it’s likely to be Florida’s biggest evacuation ever.

Hurricane Matthew Is A Nightmare Scenario For Kennedy Space Center

All signs are pointing toward deadly hurricane Matthew slamming directly into Space Coast — home to Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station — on Friday. If that unfortunate prediction comes true, it will be the worst storm to hit the iconic Florida spaceport since it was built in 1962.

Half A Million Residents Ordered To Flee Georgia's Coast As Hurricane Matthew Approaches

With deadly Hurricane Matthew bearing down on the US southeast, Governor Nathan Deal has just ordered a mandatory evacuation of the entire Georgia coast — six counties that are collectively home to more than half a million people.

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