New Jersey Experiences Rare Wildfire Reaching 12,000 Acres; Road Closures Reported

A wildfire is ongoing in southern New Jersey and has grown in size as of Monday evening, June 20. The so-called Wharton State Forest fire has reached at least 12,000 acres, affecting several townships in the state, such as Hammonton, Mullica, Shamong, and Washington. Local authorities are reportedly gaining momentum in containing the New Jersey … Read more

Uzbekistan: Massive Floods and Landslides due to Heavy Rain Kill Multiple People

Uzbekistan is ravaged again by deadly floods and mudflows following heavy rain, causing several casualties and widespread damage. Latest reports suggested that the amount of rainfall that occurred in just two hours was equivalent to a month’s worth of downpour. The country is still recovering following related natural hazards over the past two years, which … Read more

6-Year-Old Girl Found Dangling on Tree After Getting Picked Up by Tornado in Texas

After being picked up by a tornado and found dangling from a tree, a 6-year-old girl is in critical condition. Miriam Rios was severely injured when an EF-3 tornado with winds of 165 mph ripped through her family’s house in Texas. After an EF-3 tornado swept apart her family’s mobile home in Central Texas on … Read more

Blazing Wildfire in Turkey That Almost Wiped Out Forest Finally Under Control

According to local officials in a Turkish town in the south, forest fires that erupted in two areas early Monday have been brought under control. When flames flared in two portions of a forest in Dörtyol, a town in the southern Turkish province of Hatay, around one hour after midnight, villagers called the firefighters. Immediate … Read more

Techniques on Dealing With Wildfires May Help Mosquito Problem

For decades, George Wuerthner was surrounded by mosquitoes, sometimes in almost unimaginable numbers. Though he has observed swarms of mosquitoes in the lower 48 states — the Everglades, for example — nothing compares to the Wuerthner insect storm experienced in the Far North. (Photo: MANJUNATH KIRAN / AFP via Getty Images) Backpack Adventures Wuerthner remembers … Read more

Storm Megi Update: Death Toll Rises to 43 as Tropical Storm Batters the Philippines with Floods and Landslides

Tropical Storm Megi has continued to batter the Philippines for consecutive days until Wednesday morning, April 13, resulting in the increase of the death toll to dozens, resulting in thousands of displacements, and leading to widespread disruption to infrastructure and travel. The Philippines’ first storm in 2022, Megi, formed in the Western Pacific Ocean as … Read more