7th June - Today's News: Record Danube Floods Expected
Flooding continues to spread in Europe with Hungary Danube set for record high. Meanwhile, German floods: counting the cost and laying the blame, with video footage as Dresden braces for flood as German rivers burst banks. And experts warn mosquito plague to follow floods. Elsewhere in Europe, Austrian flood handling successful but exhausting, more storms hammer Poland but neighbours bear brunt
In the wake of Tim Samaras's death, are storm chasing 'crossing the line'?
And it's confirmed that Oklahoma tornado was widest on record
In Australia there's no snow for opening weekend: what the ski resorts don't want you to know but better news in NZ where dump gives ski areas solid ground base
Ancient Irish texts show volcanic link to cold weather whilst in Borneo, stalagmites provide new view of abrupt climate events over 100,000 years
Pollution in Northern Hemisphere helped cause 1980s African drought and perhaps linked to this, research also shows that US clean air act increased Atlanta rainfall. In other words: atmospheric pollution reduces rainfall.
And warnings that, in theory, and assuming an unlikely worst case scenario, solar storm could leave Britain without power for months.