EU Sets New Van CO2 Limit

The European parliament signed off Tuesday on new carbon dioxide restrictions for commercial vans to cut fuel costs and limit emissions blamed for global warming. The parliament voted for new rules that will require automakers to limit CO2 emissions from

Strong Quake Hits Mount St. Helens

A 4.3 magnitude earthquake hit Mount St. Helens at 10:35 a.m. yesterday on the east side of Spirit Lake. “This one here was a very short one,” said Mike Moss, director of Hoffstadt Bluffs Visitor Center in Toutle, located approximately

Rising Temperatures Hit Alaska

Thawing permafrost triggers mudslides on a road traveled by busloads of sightseers. Tall bushes on the tundra block panoramic views and the rapid melting of glaciers poses new flood risks. These are just a few of the ways a rapidly

Another Big Earthquake Off Chile

SANTIAGO, Feb. 14 (Xinhua) — An earthquake measuring 6.6 magnitude on the Richter scale hit off the coast of central-southern Chile Monday, causing no casualties or material damage. According to the information published by the U.S. Geology Survey (USGS) on

Obama Ramps Up Clean Energy

US President Barack Obama proposed Monday to ramp up research in clean energy and develop small new nuclear reactors, signaling that climate remains a priority for him despite tough budget times. Obama’s 2012 budget, while paring spending on the whole

6.1 Quake Off Tonga No Tsunami

WELLINGTON — A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck under the sea some 55 kilometers (34 miles) from the capital of Tonga Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, but no tsunami warning was issued. The quake hit northwest of the South

Greek Landfill Collapses Into Sea

Waters off the Greek island of Andros were choked with garbage on Monday after a landfill was flushed into the sea in an environmental disaster indicative of Greece’s chronic waste management woes. The island’s deputy mayor Lefteris Ballas said strong

$500m To Rebuild Flooded Victoria

VICTORIA is to get $500 million to start rebuilding after the floods. The Herald Sun can reveal the money will be paid within days after a deal was struck between Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Family First Senator Steve Fielding.

Two Big Quakes Hit Chile Coast

Two earthquakes measuring 6.0 and 5.8 hit an area off the Pacific coast of Chile early Sunday (local time), the US government said. There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Livestock Diseases Ravage Africa

New assessments from International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) have spelt out how livestock diseases present ‘double trouble’ in developing countries where increasing numbers of domestic livestock and more resource-intensive production methods are encouraging animal epidemics.