Tropics face massive rise in heatwave deaths

Unless tropical countries adapt to warmer temperatures caused by climate change, they are bound to see more heatwave-related deaths, with Brazil, Colombia and the Philippines predicted to have close to 2,000 per cent increase in excess mortality by mid-century, says

4.6 Quake Hits Tokyo…. No it doesn’t

A MAJOR earthquake alert sent over the mobile phone system in Tokyo sparked panic in the Japan capital as local woke to the notification, but people are reporting they never felt the quake. According to SNA Japan the tremor was

New York City’s rising seas

The sea level is rising, but it’s not rising evenly. Over the 20th century, the water lapping New York City climbed 1.5 times faster than the global average, according to a report published last year. That doesn’t make a whole

Drought could cut New South Wales winter crop by almost half report warns

Crippling drought conditions in eastern Australia are expected to wipe millions of tonnes off winter crop production this year and rainfall forecasts suggest “limited” prospects for summer crops, a new report has warned. On Tuesday a report from the federal

Pakistani rivers turning toxic

Three of Pakistan’s major rivers are seriously contaminated with potentially toxic elements (PTE) from raw sewage and untreated industrial effluents, posing a risk to communities as well as to flora and fauna, says a new study. The joint Pakistan-China study,

Sulawesi Indonesia Tsunami 2018: Volcano erupts on tsunami island

volcano has erupted on the same central Indonesian island hit by a devastating earthquake and tsunami five days ago. Mount Soputan, in North Sulawesi province, began spewing ash 6,000 metres (19,600 feet) into the sky on Wednesday morning. Authorities warned

India: Worst water crisis in its history

Population growth, rapid development, widespread pollution and bureaucratic mismanagement are putting tremendous pressure on the country’s depleting water resources. The programme Insight looks at whether Day Zero is inevitable. INDIA: It was once known as the city of a thousand

Sulawesi Indonesia Tsunami 2018: Death toll rises to nearly 1,350

The number of people known to have died in Friday’s earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia has risen to 1,347, disaster response officials say. The death toll jumped on Tuesday from a previously confirmed figure of 844. The 7.5-magnitude quake struck

Car makers and green groups see flaws in German diesel plan

The German government presented plans to cut pollution from diesel vehicles by asking carmakers to offer owners trade-in incentives and hardware fixes, prompting objections from environmental groups and grudging concessions from the industry. After marathon talks, Chancellor Angela Merkel and

Volcano spews ash on Mexico City

Ash spewing from the Popocatepetl volcano has reached the southern neighborhoods of Mexico’s capital. The National Center for Disaster Prevention warned Mexicans on Saturday to stay away from the volcano after activity picked up in the crater and it registered