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Arctic permafrost leaking methane at record levels, figures show

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Experts say methane emissions from the Arctic have risen by almost one-third in just five years, and that sharply rising temperatures are to blame. Scientists have recorded a massive spike in the amount of a powerful greenhouse gas seeping from

Magnitude 5.6 quake shakes Venezuela

A 5.6 magnitude earthquake has hit Venezuela near the small Caribbean coastal town of Carupano, the United States Geological Survey says. The quake, at a relatively shallow depth of 12 kilometres, was centred about 39 km south-west of Carupano and

Riot fears as Haiti relief efforts lag

As the security situation in Haiti deteriorates, United States authorities are preparing for the possibility of rioting. The Haitian government is now saying that 40,000 people have already been buried in the wake of a massive earthquake which has wreaked

Evangelist Pat Robertson claims Haiti earthquake was due to a pact with the devil. We show why he is wrong and doesn’t know God.

The U.S. televangelist says Haiti’s calamities derive from a purported pact rebellious slaves made in the 18th century to overthrow the French. Robertson’s TV show later issues a statement. (Please read Redsky’s rebuttal at the bottom of this article.) Reporting

Scientists push “Doomsday Clock” back a minute

Scientists pushed back the hands on the symbolic Doomsday Clock by one minute citing hopeful developments in nuclear weapons and climate change. The symbolic clock that shows how close mankind is to self-annihilation was moved back to six minutes before

Bottleneck paralyses Haiti relief efforts

International relief to quake-devastated Haiti was reduced to a trickle this morning after the capital’s airport was overwhelmed by a sudden influx of aid planes, as the country’s President said 7,000 victims had already been buried in a mass grave.

UK won’t use recession to meet emission cut goals

Britain will not rely on the carbon dioxide emissions reductions made due to a weaker economy to meet its climate targets, Britain’s Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband said on Thursday. Britain is set to over-achieve on its so-called

Malawi grapples with aftermath of worst quakes in 50 years

NAIROBI (AlertNet) – Thousands of Malawians in the north of the country have been told to stay away from their homes after a string of rare earthquakes hit the remote region. At least 30 earthquakes, the largest measuring 6.2 on

Earthquake-stunned Haitians pile bodies by fallen homes

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti Haitians piled bodies along the devastated streets of their capital Wednesday after a powerful earthquake crushed at least fifty thousand structures, from schools and shacks to the National Palace and the U.N. peacekeeping headquarters. Untold numbers were still

The Haitian quake explained

The earthquake that devastated Haiti Tuesday was the strongest temblor to hit the island nation in more than 200 years. The magnitude 7.0 quake caused tremendous damage that officials have yet to fully characterize, and the death toll may run

Thousands feared dead in Haiti earthquake

The tremor sparked widespread panic as it brought down buildings including the presidential palace, hotels, a hospital and the UN headquarters in the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince. Large numbers of UN staff were reported to be missing, as well as

Strong earthquake rocks Haiti. Tsunami alert issued

A quake measuring 7.0 on the moment magnitude scale rocked the impoverished Caribbean nation of Haiti causing panic as it struck, officials and witnesses say. A tsunami alert was immediately issued for the Caribbean region after the earthquake struck at