Scientists in Switzerland have used lasers to change the path of a lightning strike. The experiment suggests that in the future, lasers might be useful for protecting large buildings from lightning.
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Extreme weather is causing serious problems in countries around the world. Today, NewsForKids.net looks at Typhoon Hinnamnor's effects on South Korea, extreme heat in the western United States, and Pakistan's efforts to keep its largest lake from overflowing.
In today's news roundup, South Africa is hit by deadly flooding, the Philippines struggles to recover after Tropical Storm Megi, and Alyssa Nakken becomes the first woman to coach on the field during an MLB baseball game.
On Tuesday, the United Nations' weather agency reported on the longest lightning flash ever recorded. The lightning bolt shot through the sky over the US in 2020, crossing three states. It covered a total distance of 477 miles (768 kilometers).
If you feel like the weather near you has been pretty bad recently, you're not alone. Worldwide, many areas have been hit by bad weather like blizzards, flooding, and serious storms. Today NFK takes a look at recent weather challenges around the world.
Northern California was hit on Sunday by an extremely strong storm that knocked down trees and left highways covered with water from record rains. The storm also caused mudslides in areas that were burned in recent wildfires.
Hurricane Ida pounded Louisiana yesterday with extremely strong winds and heavy rains. Ida is the second strongest hurricane to hit Louisiana, and it's still moving slowly, leaving a path of destruction behind it.
In today's news roundup, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala becomes the first woman and the first African to lead the WTO, Greece gets hit by cold weather and heavy snow, and Coca-Cola will test selling drinks in paper bottles this summer.
Much of the United States is locked in the grip of an unusually large and extremely cold winter storm. The storm has brought bad weather, super-cold temperatures, power cuts, and transportation problems. About half of all Americans are affected.
Today NFK looks at several strong storms around the world. Yesterday, Fiji was hit by Cyclone Yasa, a strong snowstorm in the US Northeast dumped heavy snow across a wide area, and massive snows in Japan left over 1,000 cars stuck on a highway.
Hurricane Laura hit Louisiana on Thursday with strong winds and heavy rains. It's the strongest hurricane to hit Louisiana in over 150 years, and has left behind widespread damage. Laura is now weaker, but is still causing damage as it moves on.