World Running Out Of Resources

A major United Nations report has called for a sustainable “evergreen revolution”, warning that time is running out to ensure there is enough food, water and fuel to meet the needs of the world’s rapidly growing population. In a grim

200,000 Homes Fear Flood Insurance

Around 200,000 homes at a high risk of flooding could be priced out of insurance when a Government guarantee runs out in 2013, it has been warned. MPs from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) have raised concerns over whether there

Japan Studies Near Fukushima Plant

Japanese scientists are studying how radiation has affected plants and animals living near the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, according to an official. Researchers are examining field mice, red pine trees, a certain type of shellfish and other wild flora and

Emissions Rise After Atomic Crisis

Japanese manufacturer’s greenhouse gas emissions are rising after the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster, hurting the country’s carbon reduction goals, a report said Sunday. The trend will deal a blow to Japan’s target of reducing emissions by six percent from

China Water Polution Fears Widen

China said on Tuesday that it had detained seven company executives after tonnes of industrial waste including a toxic metal polluted a river, threatening water supplies for millions of people. A 300-kilometre (190-mile) stretch of the Longjiang River in the

Bali Hit By Hoax Storm

The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNBP) dismissed circulating rumors that a cyclone struck Bali and caused hundreds of fatalities ­— rumors circulated through the blogosphere on Friday and Saturday. “We have checked our Bali office and there is no such

Floods Isolate Thousands In NSW

Video Report:Thousands of residents remain isolated by floodwaters along the New South Wales north coast as the threat moves inland.About 2,000 residents are already isolated by floodwaters on the mid and far north coast and a flood watch has now

Overgrazed Fields Promote Locusts

Swarming locusts may be drawn to overgrazed fields because the insects prefer to feed on low-nitrogen plants in areas where the soil is depleted, US and Chinese researchers said Thursday. In bad years, locust swarms can inhabit as much as

5.3 Quake Strikes Near Guam

SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands — An earthquake has struck in the western Pacific region near the U.S. territories of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 5.3 quake struck at 2:42 p.m. Thursday local

Escape The Drought – Join The Flood

LONDON, Jan 26 (AlertNet) – Picture this: a terrible drought forces you to abandon your meagre plot of farmland, so you migrate to a city where the jobs are, only to end up living in a slum regularly submerged by

Brits Warned Of Flash Floods

Flooding will be Britain’s biggest climate risk with almost five million people to be affected over the next 100 years, a report has revealed. Heavier rainfall predicted in a warmer atmosphere will cause more floods, worsening damage and disruption to

UN Pushed For Climate Deal

..The world has no chance of sealing an emissions cut deal unless companies lobby their governments for an accord, the UN climate chief told the global business elite in Davos on Thursday. “Even though governments have said in Durban ‘yes

Flesh- Eating Bug Kills In Hours

Flesh-eating disease is the medical equivalent of being struck by lightning: it’s extremely rare and very tragic. And the fact that it moves at breakneck speed, capable of killing a healthy person in as little as 12 hours, makes it

Govt. Kept Japan Exodus Secret

The Japanese government’s worst-case scenario at the height of the nuclear crisis last year warned that tens of millions of people, including Tokyo residents, might need to leave their homes, according to a report obtained by The Associated Press. But

Drought Victims Recieve $2.6 Billion

Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Tuesday announced a 2.6-billion-dollar program to help victims of a record drought, including food and water handouts, as rural victims protested in the capital. The “unprecedented sum would attend to a catastrophic situation in Mexico,”

Davos Grapples With Food Prices

Petrol is already beyond the price range of many Africans while surging population levels should force governments in Asia to limit car use, political and business leaders said Wednesday. While economic gloom in the eurozone is the most immediate concern