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200,000 killed in Haiti quake, says premier

More than 200,000 people were killed in the January 12 earthquake that hit Haiti, Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive said yesterday. Mr Bellerive said 300,000 people were injured in the disaster, including 4,000 amputees. Previous estimates from the Haitian government had

Cyber fraudsters attack EU’s carbon trading system

Online fraudsters have carried out a “widepread” cyber attack on the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), the EU commission said Thursday, promising a security review. The scam involved fake emails asking users of the carbon trading registries to log

Earthquakes continue to rumble at Yellowstone

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GOLDEN – For three weeks, 9NEWS has been telling you about earthquakes under Yellowstone National Park. It is one of the most intense quake swarms ever recorded in the park’s history and it still shows no sign of slowing down.

Australia: Monckton blasts unconstitutional ETS

Visiting British climate change commentator Christopher Monckton has attacked the Federal Government’s emissions trading scheme (ETS), arguing part of it is unconstitutional. Lord Monckton is using a speaking tour of Australia to question the need for countries to cut carbon

Britain Faces Food Crisis As Soil Vanishes

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British farming soil could run out within 60 years, leading to a catastrophic food crisis and drastically higher prices for consumers, scientists warn. Fertile soil is being lost faster than it can be replenished and will eventually lead to the

Philippines hit with high food prices due to India drought

The Philippines, the world’s largest rice importer, said Thursday it feared global food prices would spike this year as India suffers its worst drought in nearly four decades. “There’s been a big drought in India which affected half of her

More than 7000 escaped criminals on the rampage in Haiti streets

HAITI’S police chief says bandits are preying on vulnerable earthquake survivors, even raping women, in makeshift camps set up in the capital after the disaster. “With the blackout that’s befallen the Haitian capital, bandits are taking advantage to harass and

US recommits to climate goals

The United States Thursday officially told the United Nations it will cut carbon emissions, predicting Congress would move ahead on fighting climate change but pressing other countries to do likewise. President Barack Obama’s administration outlined US climate goals in a

Wild Storm leaves 8000 Australian homes without power

A WILD storm in southeast Queensland on Friday afternoon has left more than 8,000 homes without power. The hardest hit area was the Sunshine Coast and Caboolture/Redcliffe area where some 5000 homes were affected. More than 100 lighting strikes were

780,000 people dead in nearly 4,000 disasters

Center for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters says more than 780,000 people were killed in nearly 4,000 disasters. A United Nations report finds more people died from earthquakes in the past decade than from any other disaster. Data compiled by