Researchers find alarming global levels of drug-resistant TB. A large, eight-nation study has found worrisome levels of tuberculosis resistant to first- and second-line drugs, along with higher-than-expected levels of extensively drug-resistant TB among the groups tested.


A swarm of earthquakes has shaken the Little Sitkin volcano in the western Aleutian Islands off Alaska. No eruption has been observed, but may be imminent.


7.6 Earthquake hits the Philippine Islands. Residents flee the coastal areas fearing a tsunami, but the tsunami warning was cancelled.

5.5, 5.4, 5.4, 5.1, 5.0, 4.9, 4.9 Aftershocks hit the Philippine Islands.

4.9 Earthquake hits South Island, New Zealand.

4.9 Earthquake hits the central mid-Atlantic ridge.


Wildfires burn along the Costa del Sol, Spain. 5 000 people, mainly tourists have been evacuated from Marbella.

Wildfires around Chadron, Nebraska burn 25 000 acres. Residents in the path of the fire instructed to evacuate.

Storms and Floods

Widespread flooding along the Mississippi Gulf coast due to Hurricane Isaac. The storm has weakened to a tropical depression, but is still dumping rain along the coast. Isaac spawned several tornados along the coast.

Tropical storm Leslie forms in the Atlantic.