6.3 Quake hits Papua New Guinea

A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck the Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Sunday, seismologists said, but there was no immediate tsunami warning or reports of damage. The quake hit around three kilometres (two miles) off the west coast of

Methane and Crude Oil Seeping from BP Oil Spill Site

Video Report: In the short video below, methane gas and crude oil can be seen seeping from the sea bed at the BP Oil Spill site in the Gulf of Mexico. Redskynews have managed to hook into the live BP

Obama declares Gulf beaches open for business

US president Barack Obama has gone swimming off the coast of Florida and declared the Gulf area’s beaches “open for business”, trying to show by example that a region hit by the BP oil spill was safe for tourists to

20 million affected by Pakistan floods

Pakistan says 20 million people have been affected by devastating floods, six million more than previously thought, as the United Nations confirmed the first case of cholera in the country. The number of people affected had generally been counted at

3 Quakes hit Mariana Islands, 14 aftershocks

Hagatna – In a 24-hour period, the region of the Mariana Islands, near Guam, experienced three powerful earthquakes ranging from 6.3-magnitude to 6.9-magnitude. The region also has witnessed 14 aftershocks. Earthquakes have been the dominant natural disaster for the year

Thousands march for climate change action

Marches are taking place in capital cities around Australia to protest a lack of political action on climate change. The annual Walk Against Warming has been held for the past five years, with organisers calling for a price on pollution

2 earthquakes rock Philippines

At least two quakes — one measuring magnitude 4.9 — rocked Mindanao Sunday, but state seismologists said no damage or aftershock was expected. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the first quake with magnitude 3.1 was tectonic

NOAA: This year warmest on record so far

So far, this has been the hottest year in recorded history. On Friday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released new data showing that, from January to July, the average global temperature was 58.1 degrees. That was 1.22 degrees over

Dramatic rescue during flash floods in Colombia

Video Report: An amateur cameraman has captured the rescue of two girls from a taxi stranded by fast flowing water in Colombia.

Wildfires close to Russian nuclear site

A fire raging dangerously close to Russia’s main nuclear research centre has grown in size, officials said Friday, as firefighters battled to cut back hundreds of blazes across the country. The emergencies ministry said that more than 500 fires covering