Aggressive fungus zygomycosis strikes Joplin tornado victims

Aggressive fungus zygomycosis strikes Joplin tornado victims

It would seem this city has already suffered enough – after 151 people were killed and 6,000 homes destroyed by a fatal twister. But now health officials say flying debris from last month’s deadly tornado is to blame for an outbreak of a potentially deadly fungal

This year’s 3rd tropical storm Sarika makes landfall in China

This year’s 3rd tropical storm Sarika makes landfall in China

At least 23 people are dead from flooding and landslides as Sarika, the year’s third tropical storm, lashed China. The storm slammed into south China’s Guangdong Province early Saturday, packing winds of about 50 mph, and moved northward after landfall. The storm is

Strong heat burst felt across Wichita Metro

Strong heat burst felt across Wichita Metro

The National Weather Service said a heat burst was observed at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport. The temperature jumped 17 degrees in 20 minutes, from 85 degrees at 12:22 a.m. to 102 degrees at 12:42 a.m. The heat burst was also accompanied by winds of 40 to 50…

Tropical depression formed near Philippines

Tropical depression formed near Philippines

Torrential rain triggered flooding in parts of the Philippines as a tropical depression spun up nearby. According to the Straits Times of Singapore, at least three people have been killed by floods following days of heavy rain as of Thursday. Nearly 200 000 people…

Frequent tornadoes a symptom of jet stream change

Frequent tornadoes a symptom of jet stream change

The unusually large number of severe tornadoes this year may be a sign of large-scale changes in the jet stream. When the events happen frequently such as the destruction of Joplin, Mo., the outbreak of multiple tornadoes in Alabama, and the northeast outbreak in…

Sandstorm over Iraq

Sandstorm over Iraq

A thick dust plume blew over Iraq on June 2, 2011, stopping just short of Iran and Kuwait. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image the same day.The dust forms a giant beige arc that

Tornadoes davastate western Massachusetts, Springfield hit hardest

Tornadoes davastate western Massachusetts, Springfield hit hardest

At least two confirmed tornadoes descended upon towns in western Massachusetts on Wednesday, leaving at least four dead and smashing homes and buildings across a 40-mile stretch, state officials and witnesses reported. The storms struck shortly after 4 p.m. in

Caribbean could turn active entering into 2011 Atlantic Hurricane season

Caribbean could turn active entering into 2011 Atlantic Hurricane season

The 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially starts on Wednesday and it is possible that the tropics will turn active immediately in the Caribbean. The latest computer models continue to indicate the formation of an area of low pressure in the southwestern or

SuperTyphoon Chedeng (Songda) gains strength, move towards Japan

SuperTyphoon Chedeng (Songda) gains strength, move towards Japan

Super Typhoon Songda swirled off the coast of Luzon, at the northern end of the Philippine Islands, on the afternoon of May 27, 2011. Peak winds were around 240 kilometers (150 miles) per hour at 06:00 Universal Time (2 p.m. local time), according to the Joint