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UN chief addresses climate change conference

NEW DELHI (AFP) – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned Thursday that failure to tackle climate change would lead to global economic upheaval, as he appealed to nations to reach agreement on carbon emission cuts. “Deserts are spreading. Water scarcity

1st deep sea observatory looks at climate change

A crane on a ship deck hoisted a 502-pound video camera and plopped it into the ocean for a 3,000-foot descent to the world of neon-glowing jellyfish, bug-eyed red rock cod and other still unknown slithery critters. The so-called Eye-in-the-Sea

Australian floods wash crocodiles into streets

Floods ravaging northern Australia have washed crocodiles onto the streets, where one was hit by a car, authorities said in a warning to residents Wednesday. More than 60 percent of the vast northeastern state of Queensland has been declared a

Quakes Build Stress Along Mega Fault Line

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Feb. 4, 2009 — A bizarre form of earthquake, which happens over the course of two to three weeks but makes barely a rumble, are lending important clues to the Cascadia subduction zone in the Pacific northwest, one of the

Rabies Plague kills over 50 Angolan children in 3 months

LUANDA – Rabies has killed over 50 children in Angola’s capital Luanda in the past three months, raising alarm in a city with thousands of stray dogs whose infected bite can transmit the virus to humans, a health official said

EU envoy says China won’t skate on climate

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The European Union’s envoy to Washington told US lawmakers Wednesday that China will not escape making firm commitments to fight climate change at global talks set for December. Questioning by a leading US critic of China’s actions

Climate bill seen possible “in weeks”

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate’s top environmental lawmaker offered a preview on Wednesday of major component of climate change legislation she said could be introduced “in weeks, not months.” “We are not sitting back and waiting for some magic moment,”

Australia heatwave claims 37 lives

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As the Arctic freeze sweeps Britain, a record-breaking heatwave in Australia has claimed the lives of 37 people and sparked bushfiresthat have destroyed 29 homes. South Australia and Victoria have been the worst affected, enduring six consecutive days of temperatures

Over 200,000 still without power in the Midwest

More than 200,000 homes and businesses remained without power Tuesday after snow and ice storms January 27-28 left almost 1.7 million customers in the dark from Oklahoma to Pennsylvania, local utilities reported. More than 100,000 customers were powerless in both

Dengue Fever Epidemic hits Australian tourist destinations

A dengue fever epidemic has taken hold in the popular tourist destination of Cairns in northern Queensland and authorities fear the deadly disease could spread south, further threatening the country’s already ailing tourism industry. Cases of the mosquito-borne disease, normally

Japan’s Mount Asama Volcano erupts near Tokyo

Japan’s Mount Asama has erupted, throwing hot rocks out of the crater and depositing a fine layer of ash on parts of Tokyo, some 90 miles to the southeast. Television footage showed white smoke rising from the 2,568-meter peak and

The population boom

A member of Britain’s government says couples should be limited to two children to save the Earth from global warming. It’s discouraging that such muddle-headed people are in positions of power. Jonathon Porritt, chairman of the government’s Sustainable Development Commission,