Food Crisis For Flood-Hit Sri Lanka

A major food shortage is looming on Sri Lanka’s east coast after heavy flooding. Thousands of hectares of farmland, 75,000 cattle and several thousand more chickens have been lost to this year’s flooding.

Wild Oysters Functionally Extinct

Wild oysters are now “functionally extinct” in many places where they were once plentiful. More than 85 per cent of their reefs have been lost through overfishing, a study says.

Whalers And Activists Clash At Sea

Video Report: Japanese whalers release video of what they say is Sea Shepherd Conservation Society attacking a ship. Maryam Ishani reports.

More Extreme Weather For Australia

Flood and storm-battered northern Australia is likely to suffer more frequent weather extremes, according to a study of coral cores that reveal a centuries-old climate record for the region. Like pages in a book, corals can help scientists go back

Record Lows Temps In Oklahoma

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Oklahoma recorded its coldest temperature in state history on Thursday morning and records fell in cities in Missouri and Texas as a deep freeze gripped most of the nation. Nowata, Oklahoma in the northeast part of the

Earthquake Hits Japan No Tsunami

TOKYO (AFP) – A 5.4 magnitude quake struck close to the Japanese coast on Thursday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, but no tsunami warning was immediately issued. The quake hit at 10:03 pm (1303 GMT) 34 kilometres (21 miles)

Drought Ravages North Kenya

Video Report: Millions of people in northern Kenya are facing hunger and an uncertain future, as a drought continues to destroy their crops and livestock. And forecasters expect the dry spell to last at least two more months.

Arctic Ice At Lowest level Ever

Polar bear mothers will have a harder time carrying cubs to term as Arctic sea ice dwindles, a new study said, and the U.S. government recognized that Pacific walruses need protection in their melting icy habitat. Arctic ice reached the

Snow In Oklahoma, North Freezes

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) – The mid-south is starting to look like the far north this winter, with Oklahoma digging out from up to 20 inches of snow that fell overnight, and Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama getting hit on Wednesday.

Charles Decries Climate Skeptics

Britain’s Prince Charles hit out Wednesday at climate change doubters for playing a “reckless game of roulette” with Earth’s future and urged Europe to take ambitious action against global warming. The eco-friendly prince delivered his message at a “low-carbon” summit