Filipinos fear God’s wrath in continuing wave of disasters

MANILA — Millions of people in the devoutly Catholic Philippines believe God is punishing humans for their evil deeds by inflicting environmental catastrophes on them, a survey published Monday showed. Twenty one percent of people believe God is unleashing his

Anthrax kills 83 hippos in national park

Anthrax has killed at least 83 hippopotamuses in a popular Ugandan game park that saw a similar outbreak six years ago, an official said. Tom Okello, area conservation manager at Queen Elizabeth National Park in south-west Uganda, says 83 hippos

New China Floods:36 dead, hundreds injured

BEIJING – At least 36 people have died and 23 others are missing in fresh flooding from torrential rains in China’s Gansu province, the latest in a string of natural disasters to strike China. The official Xinhua News Agency reported

Sceptics to challenge climate science in court

Climate change sceptics in New Zealand are taking the government’s climate agency to court over the validity of its evidence on global warming. The New Zealand Climate Science Coalition has accused the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research of

Lightning storm downs airliner

A woman has died and 114 passengers were injured when a plane crashed after being struck by lightning in the Caribbean. The Airline Aires plane broke into three on impact when it went down short of the runway on San

Louisiana shrimpers catch oil

Louisiana’s first shrimping season since the BP oil disaster spewed millions of gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico got underway Monday, but few boats took to the water and the ones that did found oil, a major shrimp

Pakistan hit by strong earthquake amidst floods

Islamabad, Pakistan – A 5 magnitude earthquake hit Pakistan. Pakistan is in the middle of the worst monsoon season they have ever experienced, one fifth of Pakistan is under water and there are now fears of food shortage amongst other

Combat Climate ‘misinformation’ report

Some of the nation’s top scientists have united in a new climate statement which issues fresh warnings about the dangers of global warming. The statement released by the Australian Academy of Science is a first for the organisation and details

6.3 Quake strikes near Mauritius

A strong earthquake measuring 6.3-magnitude has hit an area of the Indian Ocean east of Mauritius, the US Geological Survey said. The epicentre of the quake was located 320 kilometres north-east of Rodrigues Island and 901 kilometres east-north-east of Port

China battles disease threat after mudslides

Disease has become the main threat to the survivors of last week’s mudslides in Gansu province in China, as rescue workers continue to try to contain the disaster. There was a brief respite yesterday for rescue workers trawling through the