Grass begins to grown on the cracked bottom at Morse Reservoir in Noblesville, Ind., Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. The reservoir is six feet below normal levels. More than half of U.S. counties now are classified by the federal government as natural disaster areas mostly because of the drought. The U.S. Agriculture Department on Wednesday added 218 counties in a dozen states as disaster areas. That brings this year's total to 1,584 in 32 states, more than 90 percent of them because of the drought. (AP Photo)

U.S. Drought 2012: Half Of Nation’s Counties Now Considered Disaster Areas ST. LOUIS — Nearly 220 counties in a dozen drought-stricken states were added Wednesday to the U.S. government’s list of natural disaster areas as the nation’s agriculture chief unveiled new help for frustrated, cash-strapped farmers and ranchers grappling with extreme dryness and heat. The […]

Typhoon Floods Philippines, Kills 7 (Raw Video)

Typhoon Floods Philippines, Kills 7

  A typhoon dumped torrents of rain as it swept past the Philippines, killing at least seven people and displacing more than 20,000 others by Tuesday. (July 31) By AssociatedPress Source: Youtube Related posts: More Lady Gaga Protests, Now in Philippines (VIDEO) Nevada Tunnel Collapse Kills One (Raw Video) People, Animals Flee Floods in Minnesota (VIDEO) […]

WATCH: ‘Iceberg Tsunami’! (VIDEO)

Greenland Glacier's Falling Ice Creates Enormous Wave

Greenland Glacier’s Falling Ice Creates Enormous Wave While glacier watching along Greenland’s coast, this enormous wave might have been the last thing the group in the video above expected. Video uploader Jens Møller writes, “The beautiful scenery was amazing.” He notes, “nature doesn’t care about anyone. That day almost became our last.” Despite the sudden […]

Highlights Behind the Scenes Volcano LIVE (VIDEO)

Highlights Behind the Scenes Volcano LIVE

  NOA Production and BBC Highlight Reel and a look Behind the scene of the 4 day LIVE broadcast on the Big Island of Hawaii for BBC’s “Volcano LIVE” By NOAproHawaii Source: Youtube Related posts: Live Worm Removed From India Man’s Eye (VIDEO) Mexico Volcano Spews Ash and Smoke (Raw Video) Nautilus Live Summer 2012 (VIDEO) […]


FILE - In this July 30, 2010 file photo, crews clean up oil, from a ruptured pipeline, owned by Enbridge Inc, near booms and absorbent materials where Talmadge Creek meets the Kalamazoo River as in Marshall Township, Mich.

Wisconsin Oil Spill: Enbridge Energy Reports Incident * Some 1,200 barrels spill from pipeline in Wisconsin * Spill is two years after another major Enbridge spill * Canadian company already battling safety concerns on its line WASHINGTON, July 28 (Reuters) – The U.S. pipeline safety agency launched an investigation on Saturday into an oil spill […]

Unprecedented Melt Stuns Scientists

NASA CAPTION: Extent of surface melt over Greenland’s ice sheet on July 8 (left) and July 12 (right)

Greenland Ice Melt, Measured By NASA Satellites, Reaches Unprecedented Level Unprecedented melting of Greenland’s ice sheet this month has stunned NASA scientists and has highlighted broader concerns that the region is losing a remarkable amount of ice overall. According to a NASA press release, about half of Greenland’s surface ice sheet naturally melts during an average […]

Forest Fires Madeira Islands and Mainland Portugal (VIDEO)

Forest Fires Madeira Islands and Mainland Portugal

  ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Fires raged in Santa Cruz on Madeira Island and Sao Bras de Alportel in the Southern’ Algarve region of Portugal Sunday. In Madeira, wildfires forced the evacuation of dozens of villagers from their homes. Dozens of people retreated to Assomada, the county of Santa Cruz, after the flames […]

WATCH: Dramatic Landslide Caught On Video

Dramatic Landslide Caught On Video

  Johnsons Landing Landslide: News Crew Captures Footage Of Second Landslide In British Columbia Town UPDATE: Authorities say crews have found the body of one of four people missing in a massive landslide in southeastern British Columbia. The B.C. Coroners Service also announced it will take over the recovery operation, as “there was no longer […]

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