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Here's What Four Nor'easters in Three Weeks Looks Like From Space

<b>Story Highlights</b><p>The East Coast has endured four nor'easters in three weeks.<p>All four of the winter storms had a similar appearance on satellite …

Weather

President Erdogan meets Pope Francis in Vatican City

VATICAN<p>Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met Pope Francis as part of his two-day visit to the Vatican City on Feb. 5, which saw him being …

Possible deal between Vatican and China alarms many Catholics

BEIJING — Reports that the Vatican and China have reached an agreement on appointing bishops have been greeted with consternation by many Catholics in China and Taiwan, who worry that the pope is appeasing a government that routinely persecutes people for their faith.<p>On Thursday, a senior Vatican …

China

Super Blue Blood Moon 2018: Don’t Miss the First Blue Supermoon Lunar Eclipse for 152 Years

In the early hours of January 31, the moon will do something it hasn’t since 1866. A supermoon, blue moon and lunar eclipse will coincide for a rare …

Four natural disasters wreak havoc on Earth at nearly the same time

Four planet-jolting natural disasters struck within hours of each other on Monday and Tuesday, unleashing destruction across the globe.<p>The events …

The 11 Top Threats To The World In 2018 Are All Pretty Terrifying

If you thought that 2017 involved a lot of disasters and near-misses, you'd better brace yourself for 2018. The World Economic Forum has released a …

Let’s wrench power back from the billionaires

If we stand together against powerful special interests we can eliminate poverty, increase life expectancy and tackle climate change<p>Here is where we are as a planet in 2018: after all of the wars, revolutions and international summits of the past 100 years, we live in a world where a tiny handful …

Income Inequality

Eight earthquakes strike along Iran-Iraq border, rattle Baghdad

A series of eight earthquakes hit the Iran-Iraq border area and rattled Baghdad on Thursday, apparent aftershocks of a temblor that struck the …

Geology

Pope on New Year’s Day: Devotion to Mary is a must

Vatican City, Jan 1, 2018 / 03:55 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At the start of the new year, Pope Francis said that having a devotion to the Blessed Virgin …

Catholicism

Megadisasters devastated America in 2017. And they’re only going to get worse.

Storms, fires, floods, and heat caused at least $306 billion in destruction last year.<p>It’s official: 2017 was the costliest year on record for natural disasters in the United States, with a price tag of <i>at least</i> $306 billion.<p>The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which tracks …

Climate Change

Archbishop's Christmas sermon reflects on deceitfulness of 'populist leaders'

• <b>Video report by ITV News reporter Martha Fairlie</b><p>The Archbishop of Canterbury has used his Christmas Day sermon to reflect on the terrorist atrocities …

Christianity

The pope used his Christmas address to call for Middle East peace after Trump’s Jerusalem decis

On Christmas Day, Pope Francis delivered his annual address celebrating the Christian holiday and used the opportunity to take direct aim at Donald …

Christianity

Record-setting hurricane season will leave trail of disaster for years

This past year represented one of the deadliest and most destructive North Atlantic hurricane seasons in more than a decade, as a total of 10 …

Philippines Storm Kills at Least 133

At least 133 people were reported dead Saturday after a tropical storm battered the southern Philippines. Rescue workers have recovered dozens of …

Weather

Pope Francis Welcomes Evangelical Leaders in Vatican to Discuss Religious Freedom

Leaders of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) met with Pope Francis in the Vatican on Thursday to discuss closer cooperation with the Catholic …

Did The Pope Just Smack Down Trump? Pontiff Throws Subtle Shade On Twitter

Pope Francis may have thrown some subtle shade at Donald Trump, in a tweet that encouraged political leaders to think about the common good.<p>The …

Germany Denounces The United States Under Trump’s Leadership, Releases Historic Statement

Small tsunami waves reach Vanuatu after 7.0 magnitude earthquake

Pacific tsunami warning centre said waves were possible after the strong quake hit off New Caledonia<p>Vanuatu and New Caledonia were hit by small tsunami waves after an undersea earthquake of magnitude 7.0 struck 82 kms (51 miles) east of the Loyalty Islands in the South Pacific.<p>The quake, initially …

Natural Disasters

Scientists warn big rise in severe earthquakes is coming next year as Earth’s rotation slows

Earth’s rotation is going to slow down next year – and it could unleash dozens of devastating earthquakes in heavily populated areas, scientists have …

Climate change pushing Earth toward risky 'tipping points': report

“Climate change is here. It is dangerous. And it is about to get much worse,” said Johan Rockstrom, executive director of the Stockholm Resilience …

Geophysics

Over 15,000 scientists issue a terrifying ‘second notice’ to the human race

25 years ago, 1,700 of the world’s leading scientists issued a grim “warning to humanity.” Within, they explained that human activities were doing …

Earthquake swarm hits Monterey County; biggest felt in SF

A 4.6-magnitude earthquake rattled Monterey County on Monday and was felt more than 90 miles away in San Francisco, officials said.<p><b>AFTERSHOCKS CONTINUE:</b> The shaking isn't over as aftershocks continue (UPDATE)<p>The quake hit at 11:31 a.m. about 13 miles northeast of Gonzales, near Salinas, and was …

San Francisco

Pope seeks to defuse Korea tension, push nuclear disarmament - New Delhi Times - India's Only International Newspaper

Pope Francis is seeking to defuse rising nuclear tensions on the Korean peninsula and to boost support for disarmament with a Vatican conference that …

This volcano has been erupting boiling-hot mud for 11 straight years — now scientists know why

Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Scientists recently published a paper in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth about the historic Lusi mud volcano. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>This volcano is spewing boiling-hot mud.<p>It's called Lusi and it lives on Java island. Lusi has …

Geology

New Zealand hit by ‘big’ 5.4 magnitude earthquake, causing landslides

New Zealand’s South Island has been struck by a “big” 5.4 magnitude earthquake, causing landslides.<p>The quake struck near the town of Kaikoura on …

Earthquake of Magnitude 6.1 Strikes off Southern Japan: USGS

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck off southern Japan on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said.<p>The quake struck …

The climate-change fire alarm from Northern California

Big deadly fires are nothing new to California, particularly during fire season when the Santa Ana or Diablo winds blow hot and dry, making tinder out of trees and bushes that have been baking all summer long.<p>But the firestorm now raging through Northern California isn't the typical wildfire. For …

How California's firestorm spread so mind-bogglingly fast: From 'Diablo' winds to climate trends

The firestorm that engulfed large parts of Napa and Sonoma Counties in California on Monday will go down in history as one of the worst such events …

Climate Change