A woman in Hong Kong has been diagnosed with the Zika virus this week, in the global financial hub’s first case of the mosquito-borne disease that has spread rapidly across the Americas and parts of Africa over the past year.
Significant numbers of Australian plague locusts are expected to build up during spring in eastern and southern parts of Western Australia’s grain-belt. A survey from the Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA) showed moderate density hatchings could occur in
PM authorises preliminary €50m in emergency funding for stricken zone as Amatrice hit by 4.7-magnitude aftershock. A 4.7-magnitude aftershock has hit the Italian town of Amatrice as rescuers and emergency teams continue their search of three flattened hilltop towns and
Poverty often leads to a poor diet, and poor diets can lead to a host of health problems. Doctors in Springfield, Massachusetts, think they’ve identified a diet-related condition that many thought disappeared hundreds of years ago. The medical mystery began
A 6.8 magnitude earthquake has hit central Myanmar, damaging pagodas in the ancient city of Bagan and killing at least one person. The quake struck 25km (15.5 miles) west of Chauk, at a depth of 84km, the US Geological Survey
Here’s another way China’s notorious air pollution is making citizens’ lives uncomfortable—it’s making the country’s cities hotter. Researchers have found evidence that the pollution engulfing China’s cities enhances the warming effect of cityscapes, raising the temperature by one degree Celsius.
Lesotho is experiencing food insecurity as a result of drought despite being the site of the second largest dam in Africa, because water is being exported to its neighbour South Africa. An estimated 680,000 people — more than a quarter
Montana officials have indefinitely closed the Yellowstone River over concerns of a deadly parasite that has killed thousands of fish. A 183-mile-stretch (294km) of the river is closed to prevent infected fish from spreading to other waterways. Wildlife workers are
U.S. health experts estimate that as many as 270 babies in Puerto Rico may be born with the severe birth defect known as microcephaly caused by Zika infections in their mothers during pregnancy. The estimate is the first to project
A magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit the Flores Sea off Indonesia on Wednesday, but no tsunami alert was issued. National Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told Anadolu Agency that the temblor struck at around 2.39 a.m. while residents of