Daylight fireball over the Northeastern U.S.

Daylight fireball over the Northeastern U.S.

A daylight fireball was seen just off the coast of New Jersey, U.S. at 21:30 UTC (16:30 EST) on November 13, 2021. The object was seen for more than 4 seconds. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received more than 230 reports, mainly from the New Jersey area but…

Hour-long hailstorm kills hundreds of ostriches in Aberdeen, South Africa

Hour-long hailstorm kills hundreds of ostriches in Aberdeen, South Africa

An intense, hour-long hailstorm hit parts of the Eastern Cape on October 28, 2021, leaving at least 450 ostriches and other livestock dead on a farm in the district of Aberdeen. "I’m 54 years old and I have never experienced a storm quite as severe as…

Impressive hail accumulation after severe storm hits Taija, Bolivia

Impressive hail accumulation after severe storm hits Taija, Bolivia

A severe hailstorm hit the Bolivian town of Taija on October 31, 2021, leaving impressive amounts of hail on the streets. Parts of the city were covered in up to 60 cm (2 feet) of hail. Featured image credit: La Vanguardia…

China’s energy crisis – Why is the country on the edge of the abyss

China’s energy crisis – Why is the country on the edge of the abyss

China, which in recent years has been among the world's leading powers, is faced with a problem that is more characteristic of third world countries. Power shortages have recently become so severe that factories across China are closing, and the problem is…

Shugo mud volcano erupts, area closed for safety reasons, Russia

Shugo mud volcano erupts, area closed for safety reasons, Russia

Shugo mud volcano near the village of Varenikovskaya in Russia's Krasnodar Krai began erupting this week, forcing authorities to close it for tourists for safety reasons. According to local residents, active volcanic activity began a couple of days ago, with…

Winter storm highway shutdowns worsen supply chain issues, U.S.

Winter storm highway shutdowns worsen supply chain issues, U.S.

Truck drivers say highway closures and restrictions in parts of the Intermountain West and Rockies during a winter storm are complicating supply chain issues. Featured image and video courtesy: AccuWeather…

Sudden drop in temperatures leads to early snow in parts of China

Sudden drop in temperatures leads to early snow in parts of China

A sudden drop in temperatures recently have led to early snowfalls in some parts of China, surprising many people. Yijun County in Shaanxi ushered in the first snowfall of this autumn on Sunday morning, October 10, 2021. Other parts of Shaanxi, including Binzhou…