Wind / Hurricanes / Typhoons / Tornadoes

Tesla switches on giant battery to shore up Australia’s grid

Tesla switches on giant battery to shore up Australia’s grid

Published 01/12/2017

An old windmill stands in front of wind turbines in a paddock near the Hornsdale Power Reserve, featuring the world's largest lithium ion battery made [more…]

White House seeks $44 billion hurricane aid, far short of requests

White House seeks $44 billion hurricane aid, far short of requests

Published 18/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: A destroyed home is seen from a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey surveying the aftermath from Hurricane Maria in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands [more…]

Death toll from Vietnam storm nears 50

Death toll from Vietnam storm nears 50

Published 06/11/2017

The death toll from the typhoon that struck Vietnam at the weekend has risen to at least 49, the government said on Monday. [more…]

House panels seek documents on Puerto Rico utility deal

House panels seek documents on Puerto Rico utility deal

Published 27/10/2017

A U.S. congressional committee on Thursday set a Nov. 2 deadline for the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) to provide information related to its $300 million contract with a small Montana firm to repair damage to the utility's infrastructure caused by Hurricane Maria. [more…]

Global insurers look to raise rates after catastrophic quarter

Global insurers look to raise rates after catastrophic quarter

Published 26/10/2017

Insurers and reinsurers around the globe are looking to raise rates after what looks set to be their most costly quarter on record. [more…]

Fats Domino, rock `n` roll pioneer, dead at 89

Fats Domino, rock `n` roll pioneer, dead at 89

Published 25/10/2017

Fats Domino, who brought rolling New Orleans boogie-woogie piano to early rock 'n' roll in chart-topping hits such as "Blueberry Hill" and "Ain't That a Shame," has died at the age of 89, officials said on Wednesday. [more…]

Typhoon leaves flooding, four dead in Japan before moving out to sea

Typhoon leaves flooding, four dead in Japan before moving out to sea

Published 23/10/2017

A rapidly weakening typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan on Monday, setting off landslides and flooding that prompted evacuation orders for tens of thousands of people, but then headed out to sea after largely sparing the capital, Tokyo. [more…]

Schumer calls on Trump to appoint official to oversee Puerto Rico relief

Schumer calls on Trump to appoint official to oversee Puerto Rico relief

Published 22/10/2017

Charles Schumer, the top Democrat in the U.S. Senate, called on President Donald Trump on Sunday to name a single official to oversee and coordinate relief efforts in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. [more…]

Oil holds gains as Iraq, U.S.-Iran tension raises risks

Oil holds gains as Iraq, U.S.-Iran tension raises risks

Published 17/10/2017

Oil prices crept higher on Tuesday, holding on to gains made as fighting between Iraqi and Kurdish forces threatened supplies from northern Iraq while political tension rose between the United States and Iran. [more…]

Oil rallies on Chinese import boost and Mideast tensions

Oil rallies on Chinese import boost and Mideast tensions

Published 13/10/2017

Oil prices firmed on Friday as strong Chinese oil import data and turmoil in the Middle East boosted bulls in a market that has already shown signs of rebalancing after years of excess. [more…]