Satellite imagery reveals how gold mining is destroying tropical forests

The picture above is terrible. It shows the catastrophic effects of the deforestation caused by the current gold rush in the tropical forests of South America. The consumption of gold worldwide is increasing in the last years due to the global economic crisis and the instability in the financial markets. » 3/24/15 9:15am 3/24/15 9:15am

Is this week the worst week in American history?

History buffs might not know this already but it seems as if this week—April 14th to April 20th—might be the worst week in American history. Things like President Lincoln being assassinated, the Bay of Pigs invasion, the Columbine shooting, the Virginia Tech school shooting, the Oklahoma City bombing, the Boston… » 4/15/14 11:53pm 4/15/14 11:53pm

Lightning kills three people on a beach, injures 22

Argentina's beaches are getting quite dangerous during the southern hemisphere's summer. 70 people were injured by a swarm of piranhas about two weeks ago and now lightning has killed three teens and injured 22 people in a seaside spa of Villa Gesell, a coastal town in the province of Buenos Aires. Earth can be quite… » 1/09/14 9:40pm 1/09/14 9:40pm

Super typhoon Haiyan just broke all scientific intensity scales

Writing for Quartz, meteorologist Eric Holthaus says that the super typhoon Haiyan about to hit the Philippines is the worst storm he has ever seen. With sustained winds of 190mph (305km/h) and staggering gusts of 230mph (370km/h), its "intensity has actually ticked slightly above the maximum to 8.1 on an 8.0 scale." … » 11/08/13 12:25am 11/08/13 12:25am