Daily Archives: August 10, 2012

This Weekend: Perseids Meteor Shower One of the Best

With up to 60 meteors per hour, the Perseids Meteor Shower is one of the best of the year. And because it happens in the middle of summer without broad-scale, cloud-heavy weather patterns, most of us ought to have a nearly unrestricted view.

Typhoon Haikui Flooding Eastern China; Dam Bursts Killing 10

It’s been raining in eastern China for a week and it’s been raining heavily since this past Tuesday. Early Friday morning a reservoir dam near southeast of Shanghai gave way, killing 10 and injuring 27; there are still people missing. All this rain is the result of Typhoon Haikui which moved onshore Wednesday. Overall, 53 fatalities have been attributed to the tropical cyclone.