New Quakes Shake New Zealand

There has been more earthquake activity in Canterbury this morning and overnight with eight strong aftershocks continuing to rattle the region. Aftershocks were felt today at around 3am and 7am and there were two in quick succession at around 10.20am.

Rising Tide Protestors Arrested

Police in Newcastle have arrested two environmental activists who had tied themselves to machinery in the city’s coal port to protest against the coal industry’s impact on climate change. More than 50 members of the group Rising Tide Newcastle broke

Quake jolts residents across Alaska

The Alaska Earthquake Information Center located a earthquake early Saturday morning at about 4 o’clock. The quake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 and was located at a depth of 53 miles. It was centered 40 miles southwest of Cantwell,

Greenpeace ends Oil Ship Protest

Greenpeace campaigners who attached themselves to an oil drilling ship in the North Sea ended their protest Saturday after the ship’s operator, Chevron, won a court injunction ordering them to leave. Activists for the environmental group had boarded the Stenna

Storm Matthew Hits Central America

TEGUCIGALPA (AFP) – Tropical Storm Matthew drenched Central America Saturday with torrential rain, forcing thousands to evacuate and bringing fresh misery to a region were hundreds have died in flooding and landslides this year. With communities in several countries on

Millions homeless after floodgate bungle

Local officials in northern Nigeria say two million people have been displaced after the authorities opened floodgates on two dams. Torrential waters have swept through plains and low-lying areas of Jigawa, a region bordering the Sahara.

New Dust Storm To Hit Sydney

An earth scientist says another major dust storm over south-eastern Australia is likely within weeks. The Australian National University’s Professor Patrick De Deckker is studying the last decade of storms, which have carried millions of tonnes of dust across the

Protests over trash in Naples

Police clashed with citizens opposing the use of a rubbish dump as hundreds of tons of waste piled up on Naples’s streets Friday, three years after a trash crisis hit the southern Italian city. A strike by refuse collectors fearing

New storm threatens C. America

SAN JOSE (AFP) – Strengthening Tropical Storm Matthew raced toward Central America Friday and threatened to strengthen into a hurricane as it headed west over warm water towards the already rain-soaked region. Central America is facing one of the most

Mine to dump waste into ocean

A mine can now proceed to dump millions of tonnes of waste into the sea in Papua New Guinea after a legal battle to stop it was abandoned. A temporary injunction had been preventing the Ramu nickel mine from building