Severe Heat Will Soon Make Africa And Middle East Uninhabitable

Climate change could cause Middle East and North Africa to become uninhabitable by 2050, a new study has suggested. Despite the agreement of international leaders in the recently concluded UN climate summit in Paris, researchers from the Cyprus Institute and

Rising Seas Create First American Refugees

Climate change, particularly unprecedented sea level rise, is already creating refugees in the United States. Back in January, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced that it will allocate $1 billion in grants to 13 states to help them

Arsenic Contamination In Canada Permanent

YELLOWKNIFE – A study of lakes near one of Canada’s most contaminated industrial sites suggests that the water immediately around Yellowknife’s Giant Mine won’t return to its natural state for generations – if ever. The assessment comes despite a billion-dollar,

India Floods Displace Thousands

Central Madhya Pradesh state has suffered the highest death toll with at least 17 people killed in flood-related incidents, officials said. And in eastern Bihar state, at least 15,000 people have been evacuated from their homes after a “flood-like situation”

Rising Seas Forces Alaskan Village To Move

A coastal village in Alaska has voted to relocate amid the threat of rising sea levels in their area, city council officials have announced. The native community of Shishmaref — which consists of 600 people, almost all of whom are

Venezuelans Forage Trash For Food

People all over Venezuela head to city dumps in hopes of finding food or scraps that can be exchanged or sold for food. This situation has become increasingly common in Los Puertos de Altagracia, the capital of the municipality of

6.0 Quake Hits Japan No Tsunami

TOKYO: Japan was hit by a strong earthquake for the second straight day today, though there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, officials said. A shallow magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck off the coast of northern Japan today, 167

Sea Shepherd Ramps Up Pressure on BP

Letting energy giant BP drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight is simply “not an option”, Sea Shepherd says, as it docks its conservation boat at Port Adelaide. Former Greens leader Bob Brown was among those on the Steve

Water Crisis No Hoax For Floridians

Water is life. Clean water sustains our health, our families, our agriculture and our businesses. Clean water is a basic right of all Americans, and Floridians deserve for their water to be safe to drink, their beaches to be safe

7.3 Quake Hits British Islands No Tsunami

A HUGE earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale has hit British territory. A 7.3 magnitude earthquake is described as “very strong” by seismologists. The quake struck the South Georgia island region at a depth of about 10 kilometres, according

Environmentalists Are An Endangered Species

At least 185 environmental activists were murdered worldwide in 2015, nearly two-thirds of them in Latin America, according to a June report from the U.K.-based NGO Global Witness. The reasons for the killings vary, but many are related to a

Record Temperatures Scorch Middle East

Record-shattering temperatures this summer have scorched countries from Morocco to Saudi Arabia and beyond, as climate experts warn that the severe weather could be a harbinger of worse to come. UN officials and climate scientists predict that, in coming decades,

Africa To Adopt Drought Declaration

Namibia will this afternoon add another entry to its list of firsts for African achievements when local and world-renowned experts adopt the Windhoek Declaration on Drought Resilience in Africa. Officially opening the high-level African Drought Conference in Windhoek yesterday morning,

Louisiana: 13 Dead 40,000 Homes Damaged

Days of heavy rain have caused historic flooding in the US state of Louisiana, bringing as much as 31in (79cm) across a third of the state. The downpour continued for more than 72 hours, leading to widespread and dramatic flooding

CO2 Indicates Yellowstone Is About To Blow

RAISED levels of carbon dioxide at America’s famous Yellowstone Park has prompted fears that the deadly volcano beneath is on the verge of a catastrophic explosion. Volcanoes are more likely to emit larger levels of CO2 in the lead up

Hundreds Dead in Sudan Floods

The United Nations says it is facing a shortfall of hundreds of millions of dollars for Sudan’s 2016 aid needs as the country battles flooding that has killed more than 100 people since July. Entire villages have been submerged in