Weather-related disasters are exponentially increasing

Weather-related disasters are exponentially increasing. In fact, two-thirds of Europe could be affected by an extreme weather event by 2100, according to a study published in the  Lancet Planetary Health journal on 4 August. In the 72 hours since, this years worlds strongest storm , Typhoon Noru pounded Central Japan, causing more than 400 flights to get cancelled.Landslides crippled Northern Italy and Southwest China following extended heatwaves Meanwhile, wildfires raged in  Western Greenland, an occurrence so rare that The European Union Earth Observation Programme has no data on  similar activity in this region. At this time, this appears to be unprecedented. 12 days ago

At least two dead after 6.7 magnitude earthquake hits tourist hotspots in Greece and Turkey

The US Geological Survey said at around 1.30am local time on Friday morning (21 July) a magnitude 6.7 quake struck 10km south of the Turkish city of Bodrum and 16km north-east of Kos, Greece, areas popular with British tourists. The European quake agency EMSC reported the prospect of a small tsunami. However, this was downplayed by Turkish officials who said large waves, rather than a tsunami, were expected. Jul 21, 2017

Two airlifted to safety as cascading floods hit Coverack in Cornwall after thunderstorm

Flash flooding sent water rushing through the streets after severe thunderstorms hit the Cornish village of Coverack on Tuesday, July 18.An elderly couple was rescued from the roof of a house. According to the Mullion Fire Station, firefighters from Mullion and Cornwall Fire and Rescue worked together with the coastguard to airlift the couple from the roof of their home, after they had become trapped by the floods. Jul 19, 2017

Humans to blame for biological annihilation of wildlife and sixth mass extinction in Earths history

A study published in the peer-reviewed journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has concluded that 30% of the 27,600 terrestrial vertebrate species evaluated are losing populations. According to Gerardo Ceballos, study co-author and Ecology professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, if this trend continues, at the end of the century 70% of these species would be lost. Jul 19, 2017