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Archives for August 2014
The last weekend of summer is extra-long in the US. But wherever you are, there’s plenty to do. Find out if the weather will cooperate.
The Napa Valley earthquake brought devastation to California and Iceland has attracted seismologists’ attention – but the week’s biggest earthquake was in Peru.
Activity continues beneath Iceland’s Bárðarbunga volcano, although alert levels have been reduced. What’s going on – and what might happen next?
While a heat wave engulfs much of the United States, Europe has had a cold snap — which won’t last. Tropical activity continues and there’s an important tennis tournament. Here’s the what and why of this week’s weather.
There’s been an outpouring of grief over the late Robin Williams – why do we care so much about the death of a celebrity we may never have even met?
According to the LA Times, two 12-year-old girls, from Wisconsin were recently charged as adults for attempting premeditated murder against another classmate as an attempt to gain the attention of ‘Slender Man.’ NBC News has also reported on an Ohio woman, who suffered minor injuries to her face, neck, and back. She blames the same […]
Hurricane Marie is a Category Five storm in the Eastern Pacific – the first since Celia in 2010. How dangerous is this weather pattern?
An earthquake of M6.1 struck Napa Valley, north of San Francisco, California on 24 August 2014. What’s the tectonic history of this area, and what can residents expect in the future?
The July temperature distribution worldwide was similar to that of all the months this year. Cold persisted in the eastern US, but overall the combined temperature of the ocean and atmosphere was close to a record.