Britain freezes as temperatures plunge below -21

Temperatures in big-freeze Britain plummeted as the country suffered its coldest night of the winter so far. The mercury sank to minus 21.2C (minus 6.2F) in parts of the Scottish Highlands, considerably colder than some home freezers, with bitterly cold

Dead fish provoke alert around Gulf of Mexico

Mexican officials issued a vigilance alert Tuesday after thousands of dead fish washed up on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Veracruz state governor Fidel Herrera issued the alert after fishermen reported dead fish along several kilometers (miles) of

China freeze to continue as power use restricted and food prices rise

BEIJING (AFP) – More regions of China faced power shortages, food prices rose and the government warned of crop damage as a border=”20″ style=”margin: 10px;”cold front kept its icy grip on the country Thursday with more chilly weather forecast. A

Strong aftershocks continue to rattle Solomons after earthquake and tsunami

A series of powerful aftershocks rattled the Solomon Islands on Tuesday and Wednesday, after a 7.2-magnitude quake and tsunami left around 1,000 people homeless on the remote Pacific islands. The aftershocks, ranging from magnitude 5.3 to 6.9 struck just minutes

Namibia’s landmark trees dying from climate change

An old man gently touches the trunk of the huge quiver tree with a worried look on his wrinkled face, as he points at several dead branches lying on Namibia’s rugged terrain. “When I was a boy, my grandfather made

World Goes Into Eco-Debt As Resources Vanish

The world goes into “ecological debt” today with the planet’s resouces already used up for the year. And figures show that as early as January 4 this year every Briton had generated more carbon emissions than someone in Tanzania will

Droughts, melting ice signs of rapidly worsening climate change

WASHINGTON — Droughts from Australia to the U.S. Southwest, acidic ocean water and melting glaciers are signs that the pace of climate change is surpassing the worst-case scenarios scientists predicted in 2007, a U.N. report said Thursday. Mountain glaciers in

Canada Heatwave Pushes Mercury Past 30 C

EDMONTON – At a time when pools are typically being emptied and furnaces fired up for the fall, Prairie folks are swimming and running their air conditioners. People are desperately seeking shade as they watch the leaves drifting from the

Earthquakes hit Mexico and Kazakhstan

Earthquake rattles Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Almaty , Sept 24 (AFP) A 5.0 -magnitude earthquake shook Kazakhstan&aposs largest city Almaty today, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, seismologists said. The epicentre was in a remote region of neighbouring

At Least Four die in new Turkey flash floods

Video Report: At least four people are known to have died and many others are missing in freak flash floods in Turkey.

U.S. Southeast Pounded by Floods

Video Report: Many homes have been destroyed by lodding in the south easters United States.

Sydney Cleans Up After Dust Storm

Video Report: Sydney cleans up after being enveloped in a starnge red dust cloud for two days.

China launches climate project with Britain, Switzerland

China has launched with Britain and Switzerland a project aimed at finding ways for the Asian giant to tackle climate change and mitigate its effects, officials said Thursday. The Adapting to Climate Change in China project will run from this

EU calls for greener windows, taps

E.U. nations on Thursday agreed that manufacturers should make an array of building products, including windows and taps, more energy-efficient, broadening out a law on green design. “Many energy-related products have a significant potential for being improved in order to

Wild weather strikes New Zealand

Snow, flooding and gale force winds – the lower central North Island is getting it all. Police say they have reports of snow in the Manawatu Gorge, Pahiatua Track and Norsewood areas, as well as high winds in the Sanson,

Giant gas bomb under African lake could kill millions

Scientists fear that improper fuel extraction at Lake Kivu in Africa could trigger a massive release of carbon dioxide from its depths, potentially suffocating the two million people living on its shore. The lake lying on the border between Rwanda