The Break-Up Of A Colossal Ice Shelf Exposed An Ancient And Mysterious Ecosystem

By: Robin Andrews/IFLScience  After months and months of almost but not quite breaking away from Antarctica, a trillion-tonne chunk of the Larsen C Ice Shelf finally detached itself and drifted off into the Southern Ocean. As it so happens, this chilly divorce may have been a good thing, as it’s exposed a brand-new, never before seen ecosystem hiding just beneath…

What Happens When Two Hurricanes Collide?

By: Robin Andrews/IFL Science   Eager to get in on all the hurricane action, the British tabloid press screamed of “DOUBLE HURRICANE HELL” as weather models showed the remnants of Hurricanes Maria and Lee merging to form a “Giant Atlantic SUPERSTORM.” Apart from the fact that, as you may suspect, this apocalyptic vision is somewhat oversold – it’ll just be a tad windy…

People Are Rushing To Save Thousands Of Animals Before This Volcano Erupts

By: Elizabeth Claire Alberts/The Dodo  The volcano could erupt at any moment — but animal lovers are going into the danger zone, risking their lives to help as many animals as they can. Last week, the Indonesian government issued a dire warning to the island of Bali — Mount Agung, an active volcano, could erupt for the first time…

Bali Volcano Expected To Erupt Soon, Causing 50,000 People To Flee

By: Josh Davis/IFLScience There is mounting concern about an imminent volcanic eruption on the Indonesian island of Bali. Shallow rumbles from below the crust surrounding Mount Agung are stoking fears that it will soon blow its top, leading to the evacuation of 50,000 people from the surrounding countryside. The mountain has been groaning and growling since August, but a…

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…

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