lunedì 15 settembre 2014

Category 4 Hurricane Odile headed straight toward tourist area

SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico -A powerful Hurricane Odile bore down on the resort area of Los Cabos on Sunday, prompting Mexican authorities to evacuate vulnerable coastal areas and prepare shelters for up to 30,000 people.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Odile's core was on a track to pass close to or directly over the south end of Baja California late Sunday and into Monday and move by the southern portion of the peninsula on Tuesday.

domenica 14 settembre 2014

Ebola in the air? A nightmare that could happen – ‘would be one of the most devastating things to ever hit the world’

September 2014 – AFRICA – Today, the Ebola virus spreads only through direct contact with bodily fluids, such as blood and vomit. But some of the nation’s top infectious disease experts worry that this deadly virus could mutate and be transmitted just by a cough or a sneeze. “It’s the single greatest concern I’ve ever had in my 40-year public health career,” said Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota.

Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano sulfur fumes now bothering people 800 miles away

September 2014 – ICELAND – People on Norway’s coast have reported a strong smell of sulfur in the air this week, and experts say it’s coming from a surprising source: Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano, 800 miles away. Bardarbunga sits about seven miles under the Dyngjujökull glacier, which is more than 800 miles west, and across the Atlantic, from Norway. But as Vibeke Thyness at the Norwegian Medical Institute told Norway’s public broadcasting radio station,

Two Indonesian volcanoes undergo multiple eruptions – evacuations ordered

Sseismicity Watch Zone September 12, 2014
September 2014 – JAKARTA, Indonesia — Mount Slamet volcano in Central Java province erupted again on Friday, spewing a column of ash by up to one km high, prompting more than 20,000 villagers living on the slope of the volcano to prepare for evacuation, officials said. Indonesian authorities have put the Mount Slamet volcano on the second-highest alert level after

Rome: two sonic booms shakes Italian capital

(AGI) Rome, Sept 14 - A Middle East Airlines plane that was escorted to Fiumicino airport by two Italian Air Force jets on Sunday took off once again after bomb disposal experts found nothing on board. The ME214 flight from Geneva to Beirut had requested assistance for "problems on board", most likely suspicious luggage. The two Eurofighter jets from the Italian Air Force base in Grosseto broke the sound barrier at a relatively low altitude while on the way, causing sonic booms to echo north of Rome. . .

sabato 13 settembre 2014

Two solar eruptions to strike Earth, degrading GPS and radio transmissions on Saturday

Global positioning system and radio transmissions may be degraded through Saturday as two solar eruptions strike Earth and affect its magnetic field. The U.S. Space Weather Prediction Centre is tracking two two coronal mass ejections, “huge expulsions of magnetic field and plasma” that shot out of an area near the centre of the sun’s disc. “Essentially the sun just shot out a magnet and it is about to interact with another magnet, Earth’s magnet,” William Murtagh,

sabato 6 settembre 2014

Yellowstone, erupts largest gayser of the world (great video)

September 2014 Steamboat Geyser in Yellowstone National Park erupted