New Zealand Oil Spill Worst Ever

New Zealand says an oil spill from a container ship stranded off the North Island coast has become the country’s worst maritime pollution disaster. The amount of oil spewing from the stricken vessel Rena, which hit a reef last Wednesday,

Residents Flee Canary’s Volcano

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Video Report: Residents living near a volcano on Spain’s Canary Islands have been moved from their homes because of fears it is about to erupt. The Pico de Malpaso on El Hierro island has been rumbling and spitting rocks since

Killer Sharks Invade Golf Course

Video Report: Members of a golf club in Australia have something more to worry about than just their swing – playing on what’s thought to be the world’s first shark-infested course.

Debt Ridden Farmers Commit Suicide

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Floods Drown Asia’s Rice Bowl

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Massive floods have ravaged vast swathes of Asia’s rice bowl, threatening to further drive up food prices and adding to the burden of farmers who are among the region’s poorest, experts say. About 1.5 million hectares (3.7 million acres) of

Floods Sweep Across Thailand

Record flooding in Thailand is set to worsen as massive volumes of water move from the country’s north towards the sea. More than 2.5 million people have now been affected and almost 250 killed by the flooding which is said

Queen To Visit Aussie Flood Victims

Buckingham Palace has released the full details of the Queen’s tour of Australia this month, which will include meetings with Queensland flood victims and a visit to the Floriade Flower Festival. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip arrive in Canberra

Climate Talks On Global Aid

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Climate negotiators said they made progress on laying out ways to help poor countries but deep differences remained on core issues ahead of a make-or-break talks in South Africa. With scientists warning that the planet is far behind on meeting

Barbie Goes From Pink To Green

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US toy giant Mattel, maker of the world-famous Barbie doll, has decided to use more environmentally friendly materials in its packaging after months of criticism from Greenpeace. The California-based company said Wednesday it hopes to source 70 percent of its

Radiation High Outside No Go Zone

High levels of radioactive contamination have been found in soil in the capital of Japan’s Fukushima prefecture, a study showed Wednesday, prompting calls to make the area a voluntary evacuation zone. Some 307,000 becquerels of caesium per kilogramme (2.2 pounds)