Locusts Invade Homes In Trinidad


Red-winged locusts, which are synonymous with a biblical plague, continue to breed and multiply in the Point Fortin district even as residents await the Insect Vector Control Division of the Agriculture Ministry to do more to kill the hungry pests.

Mega Tsunami Due At Any Moment


The massive killer tidal wave would be created by a huge slab of rock – twice the size of the Isle of Man – smashing into the Atlantic Ocean after breaking away from the island of La Palma. The monster

Volcano Forces Costa Rica’s Main Airport To Close


SAN JOSE: The Costa Rican authorities suspended operations at the country’s main airport on Monday (Sep 19) after the nearby Turrialba volcano erupted, sending a thick ash cloud into the sky. The San Jose international airport was temporarily closed for

Climate Change Sends Hail Storm To Samoa


Samoa has been hit by a hail storm so rare that it was believed to be a hoax by many of the island’s inhabitants. The tropical nation of Samoa lies in the Pacific Ocean, where the average temperature at this

Thousands Evacuated As Typhoon Hits Taiwan


Typhoon Malakas caused widespread disruption across Taiwan as it gave a glancing blow to the island. But the worst of the weather remained offshore as the eye of the storm passed about 130km to the east of Taipei. As Malakas

56,000 Californians Exposed To Arsenic In Drinking Water


As California continues to grapple with drought, almost 56,000 Californians are exposed to drinking water that exceeds the federal safety standards for arsenic, according to a recent study. “More than three years after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found California

Eight Dead As Typhoon Hits Taiwan


BEIJING (AP) — At least eight people have been reported dead after a powerful typhoon lashed much of southeastern China and Taiwan. China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs on Friday updated the number of deaths to seven as a result of

South Australia And Victoria Hit By Floods


DAZED and confused, this soggy koala had just been rescued from the middle of the road. While the worst seems to be over for flood-hit South Australia, yesterday saw the state battered by heavy rain and wild weather — and

400 People Flee 6.0 Earthquake In Colombia


More than 400 people had to flee their homes in Citadel Sevilla, Medellin – the home city of infamous cocaine drud lord Pablo Escobar. People at the scene were “terrified” by the sizeable 6.0 magnitude quake, which is believed to

4.8 Earthquake Hits Japan – No Tsunami


A moderate earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8 has struck Saitama Prefecture in the Kant? region, which includes the Greater Tokyo Area, seismologists and witnesses say. No tsunami warning was issued and only a few details are available. The

Texas: Red Tide Confirmed Along North Padre Island


HARLINGEN — Like an uninvited and unwanted relative, red tide is knocking at the door again. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department announced Wednesday a red tide event has been confirmed in the Gulf of Mexico south of Corpus Christi. “On

5.7 Earthquake Hits Tanzania: 16 Dead, Over 250 Injured


DAR ES SALAAM, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) — At least 11 people were killed and over 200 others were injured on Saturday as an earthquake measuring 5.7 hit northwestern Tanzania, said police. The earthquake jolted Tanzania’s northwest regions of Kagera and