Russian Boat Sinks 102 Missing

MOSCOW (AP) — Emergency officials say that 102 people, including dozens of children, are missing and at least one is dead after a passenger boat with over 180 people onboard sank in the Volga River on Sunday. The double-decker vessel

Chinese Mine Workers Rescued

Two workers have been rescued after being trapped for more than a week deep underground following a southern China mine collapse in which eight people died, state media reported. Rescuers acknowledged the chances of finding more of the missing alive

It’s The End Of Taiwan. No It isn’t…

A self-styled Taiwanese “prophet” has been convicted of “spreading rumours” when he said a monster earthquake would destroy the island last month, a court said. Wang Chao-hung was fined $Tw40,000 ($1,313), a court said.

Is Japan Safe? Or Is It Just Gaga?

TOKYO (AFP) – An emotional Lady Gaga pledged to use her star power to “remind the world that Japan is safe” following the March 11 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disasters. The performer, ranked this year’s most powerful celebrity by Forbes

North Dakota Expands Evacuaton

MINOT, N.D. – The flood outlook for North Dakota’s fourth-largest city worsened Thursday, as accelerated releases from an upstream dam into the Souris River led officials to order more evacuations and close a major bridge. As many as 10,000 residents

Tropical Storm Hits The Philippines

MANILA (AFP) – Tropical Storm Meari caused chaos across the Philippines on Thursday, dumping heavy rains in the capital, leaving 11 people missing in other parts of the country and grounding dozens of flights. Head-high floods swept through parts of

6.7 Quake Hits Japan. Tsunami Alert

TOKYO (AFP) – Japan issued a tsunami warning Thursday after a magnitude-6.7 earthquake struck in the northeast of the country, rattling the areas hardest hit by the March 11 quake and tsunami disasters. But the meteorological agency lifted the warning

Levee Breach Forces Evacuations

KANSAS CITY, Mo (Reuters) – Some 300 residents of a northwest Missouri town were under orders to evacuate because of two breaches in Missouri River levees and expectations that water will top secondary barriers, officials said on Tuesday. Heavy rains

Hurricane Beatriz Hits Mexico

MANZANILLO, Mexico (Reuters) – Hurricane Beatriz bore down on Mexico’s Pacific coast on Tuesday, putting tourist areas and major ports on alert for heavy rainfall and flash floods, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The eye of the hurricane was

Tropical Storm Heads For China

BEIJING (AFP) – China, already hit by torrential downpours that have left more than 260 dead or missing, braced Tuesday for more rains and wind as a tropical storm neared its southern coast, weather authorities said. The state weather bureau

6.1 Quake Hits Solomons No Tsunami

A STRONG 6.1-magnitude earthquake has struck beneath the sea off the Solomon Islands today, US seismologists said, but the tremor did not prompt a tsunami warning. There were no immediate reports of damage from the quake, which the United States

Volcanic Ash Turns Moon To Blood

The moon turns red during total Lunar Eclipse of the moon seen in Nairobio, Kenya, June 15, 2011. Asian and African night owls were treated to a lunar eclipse, and ash in the atmosphere from a Chilean volcano turned it

Tropical Storm Heads For Mexico

MIAMI – Tropical Storm Beatriz is approaching the Pacific coast of southwest Mexico as it strengthens toward becoming a hurricane. A hurricane warning is in effect Monday for the coast from Zihuatanejo northwestward to La Fortuna, with a tropical storm

40 Miles Of Dikes Overflow In China

BEIJING – More than 40 miles (70 kilometers) of dikes are in danger of overflowing in an eastern Chinese province where floods have caused $1.2 billion in losses, authorities said Monday as the country neared a critical point in battling

6.3 Quake Hits Northern Chile

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck copper-rich northern Chile on Monday, but there were no reports of damage at major mines and authorities reported no injuries or risk of tsunami. State miner Codelco, the world’s top copper producer,

Climate To Destroy The Economy

Video Report: Former Greenpeace chief Paul Gilding and columnist Thomas Friedman say economic growth is dead in a post-climate change world.