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Dramatic rescue during flash floods in Colombia

Video Report: An amateur cameraman has captured the rescue of two girls from a taxi stranded by fast flowing water in Colombia. Please follow and like us:

Canada: The Black Plague found in Saskatchewan gopher populations

VAL MARIE, SASK.—The plague has been found amongst the prairie dog populations in Saskatchewan’s Grasslands National Park, but staff say the risk the notorious disease poses to people is “very low.” The plague, which killed millions during the Middle Ages,

Giant Greenland iceberg a climate ‘warning sign’

A giant iceberg that snapped away from Greenland last week is a signal that global warming is causing the island’s continent-sized ice cap to melt faster than expected, scientists say. The 250-square-kilometre (100-square-mile) chunk, four times the size of Manhattan,

Fire in the Amazon rainforest

Video Report: Fires rage in parts of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest. Deborah Lutterbeck reports. Please follow and like us:

Rabid Vampire Bats Bite 500 People In Peru

Vampire bats infected with rabies have attacked more than 500 people in Peru – sparking an outbreak of the disease that has apparently killed four children. The flying mammals, which bite then lick the blood of their victims, swooped on

Greenpeace expected massive break-off from Greenland glacier

Environmental watchdog Greenpeace said Thursday it was expecting the disintegration of the Petermann glacier in north-western Greenland, from which a massive ice island four times the size of Manhattan broke off earlier this month. “We had been expecting since last

6.9 quake shakes Ecuador

A 6.9 magnitude quake has struck Ecuador in a region south-east of Quito, the US Geological Survey said. No tsunami was believed generated by the quake, whose epicentre was 96 miles from Quito, in the centre of the country. The

Iowa Floods: Hundreds evacuated, 1 dead

DES MOINES, Iowa – Three nights of heavy rainfall caused Iowa creeks and rivers to swell, forcing hundreds of residents from their homes and killing a 16-year-old girl when three cars were swept away by a torrent of water on

Greenpeace to launch expedition to probe BP oil spill impact

Environmental watchdog Greenpeace on Wednesday announced the launch of a three-month expedition on which researchers will analyze the impact of the massive BP oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico ecosystem. A Greenpeace ship sets sail Thursday from Saint Petersburg,

Oil will impact Gulf for years to come

As BP works to finally kill its runaway well and anxious coastal residents breathe a sigh of relief, experts warn it could take years — or even decades — for the Gulf of Mexico to recover. Three weeks after the