- Tropical Storm Juliette blew through the Pacific Mexican tourist resorts of Los Cabos and La Paz early on Thursday (August 29), killing one man, knocking down trees and causing electricity blackouts, local emergency services reported.
- New research from the University of Arkansas finds that tornadoes cause greater damage when traveling uphill -- and that the twisters tend to climb toward higher elevations rather than going downhill.
- It is supposed to become the main source of energy in the future: offshore wind energy. German economy minister Philipp Roesler on Monday (August 26) opened the offshore wind farm 'Bard 1' in the North Sea off the coastline of the German town of Emden.
- Japan's first new rocket in 12 years failed to lift off on Tuesday (August 27), dealing a potential blow to Japan's hopes of a larger share of the growing, multi-billion dollar satellite launch industry.