A 100-acre wildfire in California's San Bernardino Mountains has triggered mandatory evacuations near Snow Summit Ski Resort at Big Bear Lake, a popular outdoor destination for tourists. The Summit Fire was about 30 percent contained as of early Monday.
San Bernardino County is moving to offer rewards of $25,000 each for information that would lead to the arrest and conviction of drone operators who flew UAVs during three wildfires in the area in recent weeks.
Wildfires in Alaska this summer that have burned almost 5 million acres total are now threatening to melt permafrost below the ground surface which contains carbon, a leading driver of global climate change.
Wildfires in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan have nearly doubled, following the merger of two separate blazes. The fires have been raging for almost two weeks, which has left tens of thousands of hectares of forest burning.
A video on YouTube has captured a terrific eruption of Mount Raung, Indonesia, which has already caused delays to hundreds of flights. The volcano has been spewing ash plumes into the air creating a wide lava river worthy of an apocalyptic movie.
Some 800 people have been evacuated from the area immediately surrounding the Colima volcano in Western Mexico due to increased volcanic activity and large amounts of ash being spewed from the crater, falling from the skies onto surrounding communities.
A heavy storm forced more than a million people to leave their homes on the Chinese east coast not far from Shanghai on Saturday. Typhoon Chan-hom might be the strongest to hit the region in over 60 years, the national weather service said.
A powerful tornado ripped through the Mira community in northeastern Italy, a couple of miles west of Venice, near the Adriatic Sea. Unaccustomed to the phenomenon, the Italians were shocked, disconcerted and alarmed by the event.