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Siberia Has Been Burning All Summer 

As enormous wildfires in Canada and the United States make headlines on the daily, Siberia has been burning ferociously all summer, and nobody seems to be noticing.


North Korea Asks For Help In The Wake Of Its Devastating Flood

In a rare admission that life isn’t paradise within its borders, North Korea is asking for international aid in wake of devastating floods that state media claims to have impacted tens of thousands. Information released Sunday by the United Nations’ Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs confirms that North Korea is dealing with a big natural disaster.


Full Moons Can Trigger Enormous Earthquakes

Attention, moon-fearing humans: Your long-held suspicion that the full moon can interfere with life on Earth seems to have a scientific basis after all. No, the moon still doesn’t make you crazy, horny or murderous. But it can trigger large earthquakes.


Americans Told To Expect More Extreme Flood Events In The Future

Extreme, catastrophic flood events like the one that swamped Louisiana last month are becoming more likely because of climate change, according to a hot-off-the-press analysis by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).


Deadly Earthquakes Turned Central Italy Into A Terrifying Pile Of Rubble

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit Norcia in central Italy early this morning, followed by some 40 more aftershocks over the course of three hours. The quakes affected towns throughout the Umbria, Lazio and Marche regions. Italian wire service ANSA is currently reporting 73 dead.


An Enormous California Bushfire Could Quadruple In Size

An out-of-control bushfire ripping through California’s central coast is expected to get worse before it gets better. On Saturday, California’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire) announced that the so-called Soberanes fire, which has already burned an area larger than San Francisco, could quadruple in size and rage for another month.


Thousands Forced To Evacuate As California's Sand Fire Continues To Spread

Shifting winds and blazingly hot temperatures are fuelling a wildfire in southern California that has now spread to 132 square kilometres and is now threatening several neighbourhoods.


A Monster Typhoon Is About To Slam Into Taiwan

Taiwan is bracing as a category 5 super typhoon bears down on its coastline. Typhoon Nepartak is expected to bring torrential rainfall and enormous waves in its wake, meaning Taiwan, and subsequently mainland China, could be in for some serious flooding. This comes just days after central China experienced one of the deadliest flood-related disasters in its history.


Dramatic Photos Show Some Of The Worst Flooding Texas Has Ever Seen

Just last month, southeastern Texas saw some of the worst flooding in its history, described as “biblical” by many news outlets. Now, thanks to yet another spate of torrential rainfall, Texans are experiencing déjà vu all too soon.


Volcanic Eruptions Are Even More Insane In Infrared

Volcanic eruptions don’t really need our help looking impressive. But with a pair of infrared goggles, one of nature’s most fearsome outbursts becomes downright psychedelic.


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