Sea of Galilee drying up

A dwindling water supply in the Sea of Galilee is pushing Israel to increase its use of desalination plants, with plans to expand two facilities and build two more by 2010. The biblical body of water is 16.2 feet below

Arctic ‘methane chimneys’ raise fears of runaway climate change

Researchers say evidence suggests that the frozen seabed is perforated and is starting to leak methane, but other scientists urge caution. Scientists claim to have discovered evidence for large releases of methane into the atmosphere from frozen seabed stores off

Time is Running Out -Climate chaos is inevitable

Mark Lynas (Climate chaos is inevitable. We can only avert oblivion, June 12) is correct to highlight the dire lack of urgency on action to cut climate-changing emissions, but he is wrong to suggest that we ditch the UN’s Kyoto

Revelation Chapter 6 V 6 On The Horizon

The World Food Crisis is highlighted in The Book of Revelation in the following scripture: Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, “A quart of wheat for a day’s wages, and three quarts

The World War Threat of Climate Change

Climate change could cause global conflicts as large as the two world wars but lasting for centuries unless the problem is controlled, a leading defence think tank has warned. The Royal United Services Institute said a tenfold increase in energy

Forecast for big sea level rise

People in low-lying poor nations, such as Bangladesh, are at most risk. Sea levels could rise by up to one-and-a-half metres by the end of this century, according to a new scientific analysis. This is substantially more than the Intergovernmental

Euphrates Could Dry Up By 2025

A report released earlier this year by the United Nations Environment Protection agency (UNEP) predicts that the river Euphrates could dry up by 2025. The report indicated that due to global warming, lower rainfall and increased temperatures could cause the

Pollution causes birth defects to soar in China

Birth defects in Chinese infants have soared nearly 40 per cent since 2001, a government report said, and officials linked the rise to China’s worsening environmental degradation. The rate of defects had risen from 104.9 per 10,000 births in 2001,

Blood rain falls on India

Red rain in India was a phenomenon observed sporadically from 25 July to 23 September 2001 in the southern state of Kerala. Heavy downpours occurred in which the rain was primarily red, staining clothes and appearing like blood. The colouration

Flooded Fiji Like A War Zone

People in flood-ravaged Fiji have begun returning home after spending several days in evacuation centres. The death toll from the floods has risen to five after some of the worst flooding the country has seen in decades. Officials in Fiji