A strong sandstorm swept Gansu Province in northwest China Wednesday afternoon. According to the provincial meteorological center, visibility has been reduced to less than 20 metres (65 feet) due to the storm. The sandstorm, strongest since 1996 according to reports, started around 13:40 in Dunhang County. The meteorological center issued red alert, the highest level alert, forecasting that visibility would be reduced to less than 50 meters throughout Jiuquan on Wednesday evening. The sandstorm, that had also suspended ten train services Wednesday, will die down Thursday, according to the meteorological center’s experts.
Earth and Space Weather News April 24, 2014: Rise in the earthquake condition index; Persistent Ice on Lake Superior; First-of-its-kind NASA space-weather project; Global weather; Space weather; Earthquake watch; Canada quake
Ben Swann: Senator Harry Reid calls Bundy protestors domestic terrorists. But what act of terrorism did they commit? Meanwhile, the President’s adviser on Homeland Security says that families and communities can recognize homegrown terrorism by looking out for a “confrontational child.” Is that the definition of domestic terrorism: confrontation? It turns out, if you look at what happened in Nevada, the answer may be, yes.
Earth and Space Weather News April 23, 2014: NOAA State of the Climate; Selected Significant Climate Anomalies and Events March 2014; Global weather; Earthquake watch; Space weather
In a workaholic culture like ours, your second chakra energy is your lifeline. Your second (aka sacral) chakra is the orange, water-element chakra in your hips. It’s the home of your sensuality, playfulness, and ease.
Earth and Space Weather News April 22, 2014: Appearance of Night-Shining (Noctilucent) Clouds Has Increased; Today’s Antarctic region once as hot as California, Florida; ‘Upside-down planet’ reveals new method for studying binary star systems; Volcanic uptic; Global weather; Space weather
Earth and Space Weather News April 21, 2014: Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight, Severe weather watch around the globe including Cyclone Jack; Gamma Ray Burst; CME impact yesterday
Three years after the Fukushima disaster are the after effects completely gone? Tokyo says yes, and is also claiming that the government is doing everything it can for those who suffered in the disaster. But, is that true? To shed a bit of light on the mystery of the Fukushima aftermath, Sophie Shevardnadze talks to the former mayor of the Fukushima Prefecture town of Futaba, Katsutaka Idogawa.
Inside a tunnel system carved out of the solid limestone bedrock in the desert of Egypt, more than 20 granite boxes made of precision shaped Aswan granite (the Stone Boxes of the Serapeum) are a true enigma. Said by some to have been the burial places of prized bulls, their real function is far more intriguing.
Earth and Space Weather News April 20, 2014: Planetary alignments; Papua New Guinea quake; India hail storm; Global weather; Space weather – high number of sunspots, but little flaring
If you’re like me, you enjoy residing in a vast realm and feeling like you’re part of the whole. Just gazing up at the twinkling stars at night or looking into the kaleidoscope-patterned wings of a butterfly, can send me into revery. I like that I’m part of all that is, but sometimes I can’t seem to get into that vibe. My mind knows it’s true, but I can’t feel it.
Earth and Space Weather News April 19, 2014: New Mexico radiation leak; M7 solar flare yesterday morning; Raw Footage 7.5 Quake Shakes Mexico City; Tropical Cyclone Jack formation; Global weather; Space weather
A powerful, magnitude-7.5 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday morning. The U.S. Geological Survey said it was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco, where many Mexicans are vacationing for the Easter holiday. The quake was felt strongly in the resort city, as well as in Mexico’s capital, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
A mother’s pardon for the young man who killed her 17-year-old son, at the very moment the hangman’s noose was around his neck, has sent a ripple through Iran. Her slap before pardoning him was her personal last-minute rebuke. Pressure has been building for some time in the Islamic Republic to end capital punishment ; Iran is in the world’s top five for executing people. This act of mercy was shown in a small conservative northern town, and it has the whole nation talking about the merits of taking human life as punishment. It may represent a turning point in Iran, which has a hybrid of sharia law and western-style institutions
Earth and Space Weather News April 18, 2014: Sun-diving comet; Global weather including storm watch; Space weather; Earthquake watch