The Dangers Of The Dust Bowl Included Electrocution By Hug

During the Dust Bowl, people living in northern Texas and Oklahoma had to contend with storms of flour-fine dust that could last for days. The dust blasted through the cracks in window frames and under doors, blinded people, and smothered cattle to death. But it also made people into walking tasers. » 1/12/15 6:20am 1/12/15 6:20am

Australia's Red Dust Storm Looks Like The Apocalypse, Even When Seen…

Earlier today, a giant dust storm swept over all of eastern Australia, the worst the area has seen in 70 years. The storm also brought hail and strong winds. And it's a menacing cloud even when seen from space. » 9/23/09 4:00pm 9/23/09 4:00pm

Iraqi Dust Storms Seem Straight Out Of "Dune"

Early this month, Iraq looked more like Frank Herbert's Arrakis. Giant dust storms choked the country, sending people to hospitals and interfering with travel for a week. NASA's Aqua satellite captured some impressive images showing the scale of the storms. » 7/07/09 3:00pm 7/07/09 3:00pm