August 26, 2019

Earthquake hits US East Coast

A strong 5.9 magnitude earthquake has struck the East Coast of the United States of America and Canada, shaking buildings and forcing evacuation of office buildings. Buildings in Boston were evacuated, and the earthquake has been felt as far away as Toronto. Traffic lights were knocked out … [Read more...]

Japan finds massive rare earth deposits on ocean floor

Japanese researchers claim to have discovered massive deposits of rare earth minerals, on the Pacific Ocean floor. Rare earth minerals are used in the manufacture of many hi-tech appliances. Currently China produces 97 percent of the world's rare earth metals. The team of geologists led by … [Read more...]

Wikileaks reveals “carve up” of Arctic resources

Wikileaks has released Secret US embassy cables showing Arctic Council nations are racing to "carve up" Arctic resources like oil and gas, now accessible as the ice retreats. The Arctic Council member states are, Russia, the United States, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden and Iceland. … [Read more...]

Tsunami hits Indonesia after 7.5 Earthquake

A tsunami has hit the Indonesian Island of Sumatra following a 7.5 magnitude earthquake earlier today. The three metre wave has reportedly hit the Mentawai Islands, off Sumatra with charter boats destroyed and people swept several hundred metres inland by the surge. Remarkably there are no … [Read more...]