Quake Hits The English Channel

.An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9 has struck in the middle of the English Channel, the British Geological Survey (BGS) has said.Residents in parts of West Sussex reported buildings shaking for a few seconds but no injuries or damage

Pirates Disrupt Climate Research

Piracy in the Indian Ocean is hampering the efforts of climate change researchers to the point where they have had to call in the Australian Navy. Pirate activity off the coast of Somalia has increased dramatically over recent years, so

GreenPeace Destroys GM Wheat

Greenpeace protesters have broken into a CSIRO experimental farm in Canberra to destroy a crop of genetically modified wheat. In the early hours of this morning a group of Greenpeace protesters scaled the fence of the CSIRO experimental station at

India’s Food Security Crisis

The proposed introduction of the Food Security Act by the UPA Government is a welcome and much needed step towards securing the right to food for all of India’s citizens. The right to food is the basis of the right

1000’s Flee Indonesian Volcano

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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Thousands of residents have fled villages near an Indonesian volcano that has been erupting this week and has a history of violent explosions. Mount Lokon spews volcanic smoke in Tomohon, North Sulawesi, Indonesia, on Tuesday. Disaster

Darwin Shaken By 6.0 Earthquake

RESIDENTS from Darwin to Katherine were shaken from their sleep just after 6.30am by an strong earthquake in the Banda Sea. The NT News reports the magnitude six earthquake was located 700km north of Darwin at the eastern end of

Rudd Pledges Aid For Africans

Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd has announced Australia will contribute more than $11 million to help African drought victims. The UN says 12 million people are being affected by the worst drought to hit the Horn of Africa in nearly 60

Top Brands Poison Chinese Rivers

.Environmental campaigners on Wednesday accused suppliers to major clothing brands including Adidas and Nike of poisoning China’s major rivers with hazardous chemicals linked to hormonal problems. Greenpeace said eight samples of wastewater discharge from two factories in the Yangtze and

Poland Says No To Nuclear

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..Poland should turn to offshore wind farms for safer, cheaper energy and more jobs instead of pushing ahead with plans to build its first nuclear power facility by 2020, a study said on Wednesday. “Either we’ll choose the dangerous atom

Somalia Drought “Worst Disaster”

Doha, Qatar — The head of the United Nations refugee agency has described the situation in drought-hit Somalia as the “worst humanitarian disaster” in the world, after meeting with those affected at the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya. The camp,