Thursday, January 19, 2017

Firefighters caught up in Tehran building collapse

Dozens of firefighters were feared trapped under the rubble after Iran's oldest high-rise, the 15-storey Plasco building in downtown Tehran, collapsed live on TV this morning following a fire.

At least 1 dead, one missing after powerful quakes hit central Italy

Four major quakes hit central Italy on Wednesday, causing havoc in areas already struck by a series of seismic events last year, and by a wave of freezing weather in the last few days.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Jusqu'à -15 degrés en Espagne, un fait rarissime!

L’Espagne, épargnée jusque-là par la vague de froid qui paralyse l’Europe depuis plusieurs jours, place à son tour ses 43 départements en alerte orange et rouge pour la neige et le verglas.

Three earthquakes, 5.3, 5.7 and 5.6 magnitude, shake central Italy

Three earthquakes measuring above 5 on the Richter scale hit the central Italian region at around 10:25, 11:14 and 11:25 on Wednesday morning.

Suspended search for MH370 can restart with new evidence: Australian gov't

The Australian government has not ruled out a future underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 so long as "credible new evidence" arises, Australia's Transport Minister Darren Chester said on Wednesday.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Madagascar Lemur’s Populations Crash by 95 Percent

Madagascar's beloved ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) were never considered a species in danger until recently. Their populations have rapidly decreased 20 fold since 2000, according to two different groups of scientists that conducted simultaneous but independent research, published in Primate Conservation and Folia Primatologica.

France braces for coldest temperatures in five years

Temperatures in France on Tuesday are expected to drop to their lowest level in five years as officials and charities announced extraordinary measures in response to the winter cold.

Australia : shark nets killing protected species

Over 90 animals on protected species lists have been killed in Australia's New South Wales shark nets, according to a government report released Monday.

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