For doctors in Haiti, worst is yet to come as Disease Epidemics begin to bite.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An earthquake killing more than 200,000 people would have been bad enough anywhere, but in Haiti, where AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria are rampant, children are malnourished and hygiene is already a challenge, it may create one of

UN to probe doomsday glacier forecast

The United Nations’ panel of climate scientists says it will probe claims its doomsday prediction for the disappearance of Himalayan glaciers was wrong, as an expert said he had warned of the mistake. The Nobel-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Moderate quake rocks Guatemala, Salvador

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has hit Guatemala’s Pacific coast near the border with El Salvador, the US Geological Survey reported, but there were no immediate reports of victims or damage. The agency said the quake was centred 97 kilometres south-east

Australia: Perth wilts as mercury soars

There’s been a record drain on electricity as people in Perth tried to escape the heat today. The temperature in the city hit 42.7C about 12:40pm (AWST). Western Power says air conditioners and big-screen TVs are to blame for the

Atheist Richard Dawkins shows the heart of God by sponsoring Haiti relief effort

Richard Dawkins, noted atheist and author of The God Delusion and The Greatest Show On Earth, is sponsoring a new dedicated bank account and PayPal facility to collect donations for non-religious relief organizations. The new account, to which, Prof. Dawkins

Flooding rains bring rare waterfalls to Australia’s Uluru

Heavy rains which flooded parts of Australia’s vast desert centre have brought rare waterfalls spilling from the iconic monolith Uluru, or Ayers Rocks, officials said Saturday. The deluge, which swept across much of the continent’s east after a tropical cyclone

Haiti must prepare for more massive quakes say scientists

Haiti and its neighbours must prepare themselves for more massive quakes after the devastating tremors this week increased pressure along a lengthy fault line, scientists have warned. Paul Mann, a senior research scientist at the Institute for Geophysics at the

Gangs Armed With Machetes Loot Haiti


PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CBS) ? Gangs of men armed with machetes were seen looting parts of Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Jan. 14, 2010. The earthquake aftermath has brought out the best and worst of the people of Haiti. Much like the days

Arctic permafrost leaking methane at record levels, figures show


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