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Active Volcano Mt. Rainer Shaken By ‘Swarm’ Of 23 Earthquakes

Don’t panic – it's only an active volcano. What’s the worst that could happen? Some two dozen earthquakes have shaken Washington State’s Mt. Rainer over the past two weeks – but seismologists say people who live nearby shouldn’t panic. “In the past, these swarms last a couple of days to a week or so and […]

Scientists Say Italian Supervolcano Is “Becoming More Dangerous” As Magma Builds Beneath It

After the long-dormant supervolcano Campi Flegrei awakened late last year, a team of scientists that has pinpointed the now-active volcano's magma source says a potentially devastating eruption could be just around the corner. Campi Flegrei is a volcanic caldera to the west of Naples that last erupted in the sixteenth century. It has been mostly […]

Arkema Texas Plant Explodes, “Black Smoke Fills The Air”

You can’t say they didn’t warn us: this afternoon, the VP of US manufacturing Daryl Roberts at French chemicals giant Arkema, said the company was on “high alert” as more fires could start at the doomed facility at any moment. Well, that moment took place around 6pm ET, when ABC Houston reported that the doomed […]

Scientist Confirms: Harvey Caused A “1-In-1,000-Year Flood”

Scientists have confirmed what one renowned weather forecaster has suspected for days: Hurricane Harvey was a “1-in-1,000-year flood.” That’s according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin’s Space Science and Engineering Center, who claim there is nothing in the historical record that rivals the devastation resulting from the flooding in southwest Texas, which has forced […]

As Harvey Moves Inland, A New Storm Is Brewing Over The Atlantic

Via StockBoardAsset.com, The National Hurricane Center (NHC) will be initiating advisories at 11 AM AST, as the new area of low pressure in the eastern Atlantic Ocean will develop into Tropical Storm Irma. Tropical Storm Irma will become the 9th storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season as it moves towards the Gulf of Mexico […]

Russia, China Join Together In Space Exploration Effort

Authored by Peter Korzun via The Strategic Culture Foundation, China and Russia are set to sign a milestone agreement in October on joint space exploration from 2018 to 2022, sending manned missions to the Moon for the first time. The bilateral agreement will cover five areas including lunar and deep space exploration, developing special materials, collaboration in the area […]

Shocking Drone Footage Shows Harvey’s “Unprecedented” Devastation, “No Parallel To Any Rainstorm In US History”

Based on the number of people affected, amount of water involved, and other factors, meteorologists have warned, there may be no parallel available to any other rainstorm in U.S. history as Mashable's Andrew Freeman reports Tropical Storm Harvey has dropped more than 11 trillion gallons of water on Texas, triggering catastrophic, unprecedented flooding in the […]

China Is Weaponizing Water

Authored by Eugene Chow via The National Interest, Hidden in plain sight is an intimidating Chinese weapon that allows it to hold a quarter of the world’s population hostage without firing a single shot. While much attention has been given to the nation’s fearsome new military hardware, a formidable component in its arsenal has largely […]

“Devastating And Life-Threatening” Harvey Expected To Bring 120MPH Winds And Up To 12-Foot Storm Surge

Hurricane Harvey, the first hurricane to make landfall in Texas since 2008, is strengthening and expected to strike the Texas coast later tonight as a Cat-3 storm with maximum sustained winds near 120 mph according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).  But perhaps worse than wind speeds, Harvey encapsulates the ‘perfect storm’ as it’s moving […]

So You Wanted To Be “Long Electricity” Into The Eclipse?

Energy traders who had hoped to make an easy profit by betting that spot electricity prices would climb around midday on Monday – an idea they may have found on this website – were bitterly disappointed when, instead of spiking, prices tumbled because of an unexpectedly large drop in demand. Utilities and grid operators had […]