Jose Is Now A Category 1 Hurricane

By: Rosie McCall/IFL Science  With Texas reeling from Harvey, Irma devastating several Caribbean islands, and now Jose being upgraded from a tropical storm to a Category 1 hurricane, it’s been a rough season for North America. The announcement was made Wednesday afternoon when Jose’s maximum winds hit 125 kilometers per hour (75 miles per hour). As of 5 am ET on Wednesday, maximum…

Heavy Monsoon Causing Extreme Flooding In South Asia Has Killed 1,200 People So Far

By: Josh Davis/IFL Science  With much of the world’s media focusing on the historic floods currently washing through Texas and the American South, little attention has been given to the even more deadly monsoon rains that have been washing over South Asia at exactly the same time. Currently, India, Nepal, and Bangladesh are being hit by the…

“Unprecedented” Hurricane Harvey Is “One Of The Worst Disasters In US History”

By: Robin Andrews/IFL Science  Harvey may have been downgraded to a storm from a Category 4 hurricane, but it will sit over Texas until the middle of the week – and its legacy will be felt for years to come. It’s being described by the National Weather Service (NWS) as an “unprecedented event”, whose “impacts are unknown…

An Unbelievably Massive Volcanic Engine Has Just Been Found Hiding Under Washington

By: Robin Andrews/IFL Science  Something fiery lives beneath Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park – a huge upwelling of superheated mantle material, in fact, which is melting the crust and generating a huge supply of magma. It’s an unstoppable torrid force that will outlive our own species. This is well-established, but a dramatic new study reveals that it has a friend….

A Garbage Patch The Size Of Mexico Was Just Discovered In The Pacific Ocean

By: Tom Hale/IFL Science  Scientists have found another patch of plastics, human trash, and chemical sludge deep within in a remote pocket of the Pacific Ocean. Much like the more northerly “Great Pacific garbage patch” found between Hawaii and mainland US, it’s definitely not good news. The new patch was recently confirmed by a project led…

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