30 May - Today's News: Typhoon Songda Approaches Japan

There are concerns that Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan 'unready for typhoon' Songda which is expected to hit the south of the country today, before bring wind and rain up the east coast, though current indications are that weather conditions around the stricken plant should not be too bad. The main risk if of further radioactive materials being washed into the sea by heavy rain.

A week after the Joplin tornado, city falls silent to remember victims. Latest death toll is 142.

In Australia there's been storm damage in south-west after heavy rain

Record snow makes Yosemite waterfalls spectacular

Melting of Arctic 'will accelerate climate change within 20 years'. Allegedly. Meanwhile, record gas emissions 'puts drive to halt temperature rise at risk' Carbon emissions reached a record leve in 2010 - so much for drives to cut them!

And, er, Britain is 'running out of wind' - it's getting calmer....

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