Storms lash US Mid-Atlantic, disrupt travel, cut off power
Storms lash US Mid-Atlantic, disrupt travel, cut off power

 Powerful thunderstorms packing heavy rain and high winds lashed the US Middle Atlantic region late on Tuesday, killing one person, snarling travel and cutting off power to hundreds of thousands of customers.

More flooding in Texas after storms, two dozen dead

Rain caused flooding on roads in parts of Texas on Saturday, an official said, after severe weather killed at least 24 people during the week and prompted U.S. President Barack Obama to declare a disaster in the state.

US storms, floods kill 28 people, 24 of them in Texas

US authorities reclaimed four more bodies from Texas waters, adding to the growing death toll inflicted by record-setting storms are submerging highways and flooding homes.

Evacuations near swollen Texas rivers, severe weather kills 21

Rivers in Texas flooded their banks on Friday after historic storms had pounded the state for more than a week, with the severe weather leaving at least 21 people dead, damaging more than 4,000 structures and prompting widespread evacuations.

Homeowners clean up in Texas; death toll climbs to 21

Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 21 people dead and 11 others missing.

Scientists to decode the mystery of night-time thunderstorms

Armed with more than 100 scientific instruments, researchers from across North America are set to spend six weeks this summer probing night-time thunderstorms that mysteriously form without a prod from the sun's heat.

At least two dead after storms tear through southern US

Violent storms and a tornado battered parts of the southern United States over the weekend, leaving at least two dead, 10 missing and dozens more injured, officials said on Monday.

More storms headed for Great Plains after tornadoes kill one, injure 12 in Oklahoma

 Thunderstorm and flash flood warnings were issued for several Great Plains states on Thursday, a day after a series of tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma, causing one death, injuring 12 and flattening buildings.

Bihar storm: At least 42 dead, over 80 seriously injured
Bihar storm: At least 42 dead, over 80 seriously injured

At least 42 persons perished in the severe Nor'wester which ravaged 12 districts of Bihar last night, state Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said on his return after an aerial survey of the affected areas.

37 killed in Bangladesh storms

At least 37 people were killed when powerful storms swept Bangladesh at the weekend and left a trail of devastation in the northwest, officials said on Monday.

At least 35 killed in Bangladesh storms

Powerful storms swept Bangladesh at the weekend leaving a trail of devastation in the country`s northwest and killing at least 35 people, officials said Monday.

Lima accord essential to combat climate change: France
Lima accord essential to combat climate change: France

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius Sunday welcomed Lima accord on climate change which he said prepared the ground for Paris's next year gathering to forge concrete measures aimed at slowing increases in global temperature, droughts, floods, storms, and sea-level rise.

Heavy flooding brings chaos to Sao Paulo

Brazilian megalopolis Sao Paulo saw violent storms and heavy rains causing flooding and traffic chaos as authorities announced a state of alert in some parts of the city.

Philippines` 10 deadliest storms

Typhoon Hagupit was on Sunday churning across the Philippines, the latest in a never-ending series of often-deadly storms that plague the Southeast Asian archipelago.

Nations pledge USD 9.3 bn for Green Climate Fund

Thirty nations meeting in Berlin today pledged USD 9.3 billion for a fund to help developing countries cut emissions and prepare for global warming, just shy of a USD 10 bn target.

Cyclone Hudhud: 8 dead, Visakhapatnam worst affected

After Cyclone Hudhud pounded at the eastern seaboard of India, hitting Visakhapatnam the hardest, the storm - less intense now.

Storms to hit Britain Monday

Stormy conditions are set to hit parts of Britain Monday, with strong winds and heavy rain bringing the risk of travel disruption and flooding, the Guardian reported Sunday.

Missing Malaysia Airlines MH370: New debris sightings, storms ground missing plane`s air search

A Thai satellite has detected 300 floating objects in southern Indian Ocean that could possibly be the debris of the missing Malaysian plane, even as bad weather on Tuesday grounded multination air search for the aircraft`s wreckage.

2013 revealed as sixth warmest year on record

In its review of 2013, the world`s leading meteorological authority suggests that many of last year`s weather extremes are likely to have been heavily influenced by rising global temperatures.

Wind farms can tame hurricanes: Scientists

Huge offshore wind farms can protect vulnerable coastal cities against devastating cyclones like Katrina and Sandy by tempering winds and ocean surges before they reach land, a study said Wednesday.