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Giant iceberg splits from Antarctic

<b>One of the biggest icebergs ever recorded has just broken away from Antarctica.</b><p>The giant block is estimated to cover an area of roughly 6,000 sq km; that's about a quarter the size of Wales.<p>A US satellite observed the berg on Wednesday while passing over a region known as the Larsen C Ice …

Global Warming

Antarctica loses three trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years

<b>Antarctica is shedding ice at an accelerating rate.</b><p>Satellites monitoring the state of the White Continent indicate some 200 billion tonnes a year are now being lost to the ocean as a result of melting.<p>This is pushing up global sea levels by 0.6mm annually - a three-fold increase since 2012 when the …

Tomorrow's Earth

Our planet is in a perilous state. The combined effects of climate change, pollution, and loss of biodiversity are putting our health and well-being …

Fire chiefs consider setting fire to Saddleworth Moor to stop out-of-control blaze

Firefighters are considering setting fire to Saddleworth Moor to create brakes to stop the out-of-control blaze which has left residents in Manchester living under a toxic cloud of smoke and ash.<p>As the the crisis entered a fifth day 100 soldiers from the 4th Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland …

Explosions at Hawaii's Kilauea summit keep producing magnitude 5.3 quakes

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the seventh time in eight days, an explosion at the Kilauea summit on Hawaii's Big Island erupted Thursday morning with a force equivalent to an earthquake of magnitude 5.3 or higher, according to the US Geological Survey.<p>The latest came at about 4:49 a.m. (10:49 a.m. ET), registering …

Antarctica’s ice melt, visualized with swimming pools - Vox

All the ice that melted at the South Pole in the past 25 years, visualized with swimming pools.<p>The frigid expanse of land at the Earth’s Southern pole is covered by 90 percent of the planet’s ice. If all the ice in Antarctica’s ice sheets were to melt, it would raise sea levels by 190 feet.<p>Much of …

Which Volcanoes Are Most Overdue for Eruption?

The recent volcanic eruptions in Hawaii and Guatemala are potent reminders that our planet is capable of unleashing its pent up fury at virtually any …

Guatemala volcano: Almost 200 missing and 75 dead

<b>At least 192 people are missing and 75 are dead as a result of the explosion of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala on Sunday, officials say.</b><p>Villages on the slopes were buried in volcanic ash and mud.<p>Rescue work on Tuesday was disrupted when a new eruption sent hot gas and molten rock streaming down the …

Lava Claims 'Hundreds' More Homes On Hawaii's Big Island, Officials Say

A wide, slow-moving river of lava from Kilauea volcano has claimed hundreds of additional homes in the southeastern corner of Hawaii's Big Island, officials say, marking what could be the most destructive day of the now monthlong volcanic eruption.<p>Officials are still working to get an accurate …

The Real Reason Why Guatemala's Volcano Is So Much Deadlier Than Hawaii's Volcano

Despite Hawaii’s volcano erupting continuously for a month, Guatemala’s recent volcano eruption was much more deadly, with death tolls reaching 69 and growing. What is it about the two volcanoes that make their eruptions so uniquely different?<p>You’ve likely seen in the news the rivers and fountains …

Guatemala City

Cartographically Inspired Fashion

I found this on pinterest (where else?) and decided to share the geographically inspired craftiness:<p>1. Paint your nails white/cream<br>2. Soak nails in …

Ring of Fire's volcanic and quake activity is normal, say scientists

<b>Tens of thousands of people have had their lives disrupted in the past week by seismic and volcanic activity along the Ring of Fire.</b><p>An earthquake off Alaska, an avalanche and volcanic eruption in central Japan and a volcano squirting lava in the Philippines all occurred within days of each other.<p>It …

Papua New Guinea

California's Thomas Fire scorches area larger than New York City

<b>The most destructive wildfire raging in southern California has expanded significantly, scorching an area larger than New York City.</b><p>The Thomas Fire in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties has consumed 230,000 acres (930 sq km) in the past week.<p>Fanned by strong winds, it has become the fifth largest …

Santa Barbara

California wildfires: Governor brands fires 'new normal'

<b>Devastating wildfires fuelled by climate change are "the new normal", California's governor has said.</b><p>Jerry Brown said vast fires, such as the ones that have ravaged southern California in recent days, "could happen every year or every few years".<p>"We're facing a new reality in this state," he said. …

California Wildfires

Sentinel satellites to monitor every volcano

<b>A UK-led team of scientists is rolling out a project to monitor every land volcano on Earth from space.</b><p>Two satellites will routinely map the planet's surface, looking for signs that might hint at a future eruption.<p>They will watch for changes in the shape of the ground below them, enabling …

Geology

Weakened dam looms as latest threat to Puerto Rico after hurricane

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - A dam in Puerto Rico weakened by heavy rains from Hurricane Maria was in danger of failing on Sunday, posing a flood threat to thousands of homes downstream as the storm-battered U.S. island territory struggled through a fifth day with virtually no electricity.<p>Some …

Hurricane Irma: Caribbean braces for 'extremely dangerous' storm

<b>Hurricane Irma has been upgraded to a category five - the highest category - making it "extremely dangerous" as it crosses the Caribbean.</b><p>Irma now has sustained winds of 290km/h (180mph), making it the most powerful the Atlantic has seen in over a decade.<p>It is projected to bring storm surges, …

Rainfall

Typhoons, cyclones and hurricanes: how these weather systems form

Hurricane Irma is already blasting its way into the record books, but what causes destructive storms like it to build?<p>As recovery begins on the islands of the Caribbean and Florida braces itself for an onslaught, Irma has stormed into the record books as the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in …

Christchurch fires: Homes destroyed and residents evacuated

<b>Hundreds of homes have been evacuated in the New Zealand city of Christchurch as a huge wildfire rages on its outskirts.</b><p>One pilot died in a helicopter crash and least 11 homes have burned down.<p>A state of emergency has been declared in the city and neighbouring Selwyn District and the military has …

New Zealand

Nearly 100 bushfires raging in Australia's New South Wales state

<b>Rural areas of Australia's New South Wales (NSW) state have been evacuated as wildfires rage across the state, threatening homes and closing roads.</b><p>Some 97 fires were burning across the state, with 37 uncontained, the Rural Fire Service said.<p>One person had been flown to hospital in Sydney after …

Wales

Australia bushfires: 'Most buildings' in tiny town damaged

<b>Bushfires ravaging the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) have largely destroyed a very small town, residents have said.</b><p>More than 80 fires - including 20 uncontained - were still burning on Monday following record temperatures.<p>The Rural Fire Service (RFS) said it was remarkable no lives were …

Wales

Extreme weather 'could kill up to 152,000 a year' in Europe by 2100

<b>Extreme weather could kill up to 152,000 people yearly in Europe by 2100 if nothing is done to curb the effects of climate change, scientists say.</b><p>The number is 50 times more deaths than reported now, the study in The Lancet Planetary Health journal said.<p>Heat waves would cause 99% of all …

Climate Change

Europe heatwave sparks health warnings as temperatures soar

<b>Parts of Europe are experiencing their most extreme heat in more than a decade as temperatures hit 44C (111F).</b><p>Several countries have issued health warnings as this week's record-breaking weather conditions continue to affect swathes of the continent.<p>Sweltering temperatures in Italy have sparked …

Wildfires

Global Landslide Susceptibility Map Highlights Overlooked Regions of the World

<i>Ad:</i><p><i>Share:</i><p>Thousands of landslides occur every year around the world, and yet many of them that are highly fatal never make the news. More often than …

Geography

Satellite images of Peru floods show devastation

<b>A series of devastating floods in Peru have left 100 dead and tens of thousands homeless since the start of the year.</b><p>Entire roads and bridges have been swept away, towns have been engulfed and farmland has been turned to muddy swamp.<p>It has led to more than 800 towns and cities declaring states of …

Floods

Indonesia: Volcano nation

<b>As Indonesia faces yet another volcanic eruption, the BBC looks at some of the most recent volcanic blasts and at why Indonesia's islands are so volatile.</b><p>Volcanic ash spewing from Lombok's Mount Rinjani has locked down airports on the holiday island of Bali. Earlier this year, East Java's Mount …

Asia

Iran-Iraq earthquake: Hundreds killed as border region hit

<b>A 7.3-magnitude earthquake has shaken the northern border region between Iran and Iraq, killing at least 396 people and injuring thousands more.</b><p>More than 7,000 people are also said to have been injured in the quake, the world's deadliest this year.<p>Most of those who died were in Iran's western …

Natural Disasters

Antarctica's warm underbelly revealed

<b>This is the best map yet produced of the warmth coming up from the rocks underneath the Antarctic ice sheet.</b><p>This "geothermal heat flux" is key data required by scientists in order to model how the White Continent is going to react to climate change.<p>If the rock bed's temperature is raised, it makes …

Global Warming

California wildfires: Death toll climbs to 31

<b>The number of people confirmed dead in wildfires sweeping northern California has climbed to 31, as officials warned that conditions would worsen.</b><p>Hundreds of people remain missing as at least 22 fires rampaged across the state's famous wine country.<p>More than 8,000 firefighters are now battling the …

California Wildfires

Penguins die in 'catastrophic' Antarctic breeding season

<b>All but two Adelie penguin chicks have starved to death in their east Antarctic colony, in a breeding season described as "catastrophic" by experts.</b><p>It was caused by unusually high amounts of ice late in the season, meaning adults had to travel further for food.<p>It is the second bad season in five …

Antarctica