A haboob swept through California’s Coachella Valley on Thursday, August 21, blanketing Palm Springs in dust. The dust storm made for dangerous driving conditions while the 40mph winds that fuelled the haboob downed trees in Palm Springs. This video shows the storm rolling across Indio. Credit: Facebook/Jessika Atkins
By Shivam Srivastava BANGALORE (Reuters) - India's wettest state is planning to dry out, drop by drop. The tropical southern state of Kerala, which has the country's highest alcohol consumption per capita, is moving to become alcohol-free within 10 years. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, quoted in local media, said the state government was in favour of "total prohibition". An resident of Kerala typically drinks about 8.3 liters of alcohol per year, more than double the national average.