Tag: Environment and nature

Storms Hammer Mexico With ‘Historic’ Floods; 41 Dead

Two powerful storms pummeled Mexico as they converged from the Pacific and the Gulf, killing an estimated 41 people and forcing the evacuation of thousands. Tropical Depression Ingrid soaked Mexico’s northern Gulf coast, while the remnants of Tropical Storm Manuel lashed the Pacific coast, inundating the popular beach resort of Acapulco. The storms, though weakened,…

Volcano The Size Of New Mexico Discovered Off Japan

The largest volcano in the world, and possibly one of the largest in the Solar System, has been discovered off the coast of Japan by scientists. The volcano has been named Tamu Massif by the scientist who discovered it, after Texas A&M University where he taught for decades. Tamu Massif dwarfs its nearest rival, Hawaii’s…

BP Gulf Of Mexico Fund Running Out Of Cash

BP’s compensation fund that it set up to pay claims related to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is running out of cash. The oil giant announced that the fund, which originally had $20bn, has just $300m left. The deadline for business to claim loss of earnings due to the spill is not until April…

US Navy Offers Assistance After Great Barrier Reef Bomb Drop

The US Navy offered Australia any help it wanted to retrieve 4 bombs mistakenly dropped inside the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef marine park last week. US Navy Harrier fighter jets were forced to drop the bombs, 2 inert and 2 carrying explosives but not armed, after civilian boats were spotted near their original target.…

NASA Aborts Spacewalk Over Dangerous Water Leak

NASA has aborted a spacewalk at the International Space Station because of a dangerous water leak in an astronaut’s helmet. Italy’s first spacewalker, Luca Parmitano, reported that he felt a lot of water on the back of his head barely an hour into Tuesday’s spacewalk. The leak was so bad that he needed help from…

California Wildfire Threatens 1,000 Homes

California’s Powerhouse wildfire grew overnight to 19,500 acres and now threatens around 1,000 homes. The fire has already destroyed six homes and damaged nine other buildings. The fire is currently at 20% containment and officials hope to have it fully contained by Wednesday. 2,000 firefighters are fighting to stop the fire’s spread. NBCLA