Jakarta Mussels Have Toxic Metals

Authorities in Jakarta are no longer issuing permits to farmers to harvest green mussels because water pollution levels are so high. At the same time, they are trying to encourage farmers to switch to catfish farming or move their operations

Quake Teen Found Alive After 4 Days

A teenager has been pulled alive from the rubble of a collapsed building more than 100 hours after an earthquake struck eastern Turkey. The 18-year-old named Imdat was found by rescuers searching for survivors in the town of Ercis, which

Nasa To Launch Climate Satelite

After a five-year delay, an Earth-observing satellite will be launched to test new technologies aimed at improving weather forecasts and monitoring climate change. The $1.5 billion NASA mission comes in a year of weather extremes from the Midwest tornado outbreak

Climate Catastophe: No City Is Safe

A third of humanity, mostly in Africa and South Asia, face the biggest risks from climate change but rich nations in northern Europe will be least exposed, according to a report released Wednesday. Bangladesh, India and the Democratic Republic of

Flash Floods Hit italian Riviera

At least nine people have been killed and five others are missing after flash floods hit the Italian Riviera turning roads into rivers and washing cars out to sea. The huge downpour also triggered off landslides along some of Italy’s

Turkish Inmates Revolt After Quake

Prisoners have set fire to a jail in Turkey’s earthquake-hit city of Van and gunshots have been heard as inmates fought their guards following a big aftershock. A soldier said prisoners had attacked the guards with scissors and knives, two

Residents Flee Bangkok City

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Floodwater swamped a new area of Thailand’s capital on Wednesday as some shops started rationing food and the prime minister warned that parts of Bangkok could be flooded for up to a month. Residents of Bang Phlad,

Quake Woman Found After 66 Hours

Emergency workers have rescued a 27-year-old woman alive from a collapsed building, three days after an earthquake killed more than 400 people in eastern Turkey. Gozde Bahar, an English teacher, was pulled out alive Wednesday in the town of Ercis,

Flash Floods Hit Ireland

Search teams have recovered the bodies of a missing police officer and a woman after flash floods in Ireland. Ciaran Jones, 25, had been directing traffic to safety at Ballysmutton Bridge near Blessington in County Wicklow when he was swept

Bangkok Floods Reach Airport

Floodwaters have breached barriers protecting Bangkok’s second airport as the city’s flood crisis deepens. The worst floods to hit the country for 60 years have crippled the capital’s infrastructure and rendered Don Muang airport unusable.

China’s Glaciers In Meltdown

Sharp increases in temperature driven by global warming are melting China’s Himalayan glaciers, an impact that threatens habitats, tourism and economic development, says a study released Tuesday. Of 111 weather stations scattered across southwestern China, 77 percent showed significant upticks

Hope Fades For Quake Survivors

Rescuers are losing hope of finding more survivors after the earthquake that devastated towns in Turkey’s south-east on Sunday. The official death toll has reached nearly 300 but authorities believe the final toll will be much higher once the rubble

Etna Eruption Closes Airport

Lava and ash spewing out of a crater of the giant Etna volcano in southern Italy forced the closure of nearby Catania airport, ANSA news agency said late Sunday. With a high risk of volcanic ash being blown onto the

27 Missing In Hurricane Rina

Rina strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane off the coast of Central America on Monday, as officials in Nicaragua searched for more than two dozen missing storm evacuees. A navy boat ferrying people between the Miskito Cays and Puerto Cabezas,

Earthquake Hits Turkey: 100’s Dead

..An earthquake has hit eastern Turkey killing at least 75 people with hundreds more feared dead and causing the collapse of at least 45 buildings. The 7.2 magnitude quake shook the town of Ercis, in the mountainous eastern province of

Elderly British Couple Die In Flood

An elderly British couple have been swept to their deaths in a flash flood while holidaying in Spain. The pair, understood to be in their 70s, were hit by a wall of water as they sat outside a market-place cafe