100’s Detained In German Protest

German police Wednesday said they detained hundreds of anti-nuclear protestors who tried to block the departure of a cross-country shipment of nuclear waste. The activists tried to get in the way of an 80-metre (260-foot), five-carriage train carrying some 60

Arkansas: 18 Quakes In 2 Days

Mildred Coonrod of Greenbrier was shaken out of bed Wednesday morning, and by the afternoon, she was getting a little nervous. One after another, sonic boom-like thundering earthquakes rattled the windows of her house on Snowden Road.

Cyclone Carlos Lashes Darwin

DARWIN was under siege last night as Tropical Cyclone Carlos delivered a second night of powerful winds and heavy showers, with a 435mm deluge in one suburb. All schools and Darwin’s airport have been closed while Carlos hovers near the

Food Prices At Dangerous Levels

Global food prices have hit “dangerous levels” that could contribute to further political instability by pushing millions more people into poverty, the World Bank warned in a report released on Tuesday. It found that global food prices had jumped 29

Greenhouse Gasses Linked to Floods

Man-made greenhouse gas emissions are linked to more frequent heavy rainfall, two studies published found on Wednesday, portraying a clearer human fingerprint after a spate of floods around the world. Scientists agree that greenhouse gas emissions are warming the world

Japan Suspends Antarctic Whaling

Japanese whalers have suspended their Antarctic hunt, citing harassment by environmentalists, and are considering ending their annual mission early, a fisheries agency official says. Activists from the US-based environmental group Sea Shepherd have pursued and harassed the Japanese fleet for

6.1 Quake Strikes Indonesia

Indonesia’s Central Sulawesi province was rocked by a 6.1 on the Richter scale earthquake on Tuesday. At this time there are no reports of injury or damage. The quake struck at 9:33 pm local time (1333 GMT) and had an

Yellowstone Volcano Rising Rapidly


The huge volcano under Yellowstone National Park has been rising at an unprecedented rate during the past several years, according to a new study. In the ancient past, the Yellowstone volcano produced some of the biggest-known continental eruptions, but the

South Korea Hit By “Snow Bomb”

Video Report: South Korea mobilized thousands of government workers and troops Monday. This time, the enemy was record snowfall in the country’s northeastern province of Gangwon.

4.5 Earthquake Shakes Germany

BERLIN — The German Research Center for Geosciences says western Germany has been hit with an earthquake. The Potsdam-based center said the magnitude 4.5 temblor hit at about 1:45 p.m. local time, with an epicenter just east of the city