Super Volcano Toba Comes To Life


Indonesia’s Toba super volcano – the site of the world’s largest volcanic lake in Sumatra –came alive late last month, producing hot steam and foul smelling gas. The recent activity has raised fears of a major eruption. Toba Volcano, according

Giant Locusts Decimate Russian Crops


A horrifying swarm made up of millions of locusts the size of ‘small sparrows’ have decimated crops across southern Russia as farmers look on helplessly. The swarm – the worst invasion in years – has already eaten its way through

Water In Peru Contains Arsenic


DESAGUADERO, Peru — In the middle of September in 2007, a meteorite saved the people of Carancas, Peru. When a chunk of space rock bested the atmosphere and tumbled earthward, it terrified Peruvian locals with its violent entrance of flame

Volcano about to erupt by Japan Nuclear Plant


Just under a week after the first nuclear power plant re-opened in Japan, critics are voicing concerns about safety. Oh, and there’s a volcano. After the Fukushima nuclear disaster of 2011, all of Japan’s nuclear reactors were shut down. To

4.4 Quake Shakes British Colombia


FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — A magnitude 4.4 earthquake has shaken north eastern British Columbia, but no damage has been reported. Honn Kao of the Geological Survey of Canada says the earthquake was 114 kilometres from the city of Fort

Water in Hanoi Contains Arsenic


The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment in 2011 released a report about the underground water monitoring results in the north, south and Central Highlands, warning that underground water level and water quality was declining. In the northern delta,

Three Earthquakes Jolt Nepal


KATHMANU: Three earthquakes of moderate intensity have jolted Nepal but no damage was reported. A 4.8 magnitude earthquake struck Dolakha district, 110 kilometres east of capital Kathmandu, early Sunday. Two more quakes were recorded on Saturday. A 4.5 magnitude earthquake

4.7 Quake Near Japan Nuclear Plant


The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 4.7-magnitude earthquake Sunday morning near the site of the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster in Japan. The earthquake’s epicentre was 33 miles offshore, almost directly east of the power plant damaged in the devastating 2011

Biblical Wormwood Arrives In India


Tubewells in seven wards of Chittagong City Corporation are pumping water with arsenic contamination 10 times higher than the safe level. The wards’ low-income group people are especially exposed to arsenic related diseases as they drink and use water from

34 Meter Tsunami Could Hit Japan


TOKYO (AP)—Much of Japan’s Pacific coast could be inundated by a tsunami more than 34 meters (112 feet) high if a powerful earthquake hits offshore, according to revised estimates by a government panel. The panel of experts says any tsunami