Tag Archives: Climate Change

Fisheries Will Collapse by 2035

Pacific island fisheries face collapse in the next 25 years as overfishing, population growth and climate change threaten one of the region’s main economic resources, a study warned Wednesday. The report, published by the Noumea-based Secretariat of the Pacific Community,

Rapid Rise in Infectious Disease rates rattle Chinese

BEIJING, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) — Infectious diseases claimed 1,530 lives on the Chinese mainland last month, and nearly one third of the deaths were caused by A/H1N1 influenza, according to the Ministry of Health (MOH). A total of 28,779 A/H1N1

Natural disasters displacing millions

Floods, storms, drought and other climate-related natural disasters drove 20 million people from their homes last year, nearly four times as many as were displaced by conflicts, a new U.N. report said on Tuesday. The study tried to quantify for

Climate Change Experts Warn Of UK Tsunamis

From tsunamis in Britain to huge avalanches in the Alps and volcanic eruptions in Germany, some of the world’s top geologists are warning these potential natural catastrophes could become reality, if global temperatures continue to rise. At a three-day conference

Kenya’s famous elephants die of drought, poaching

NAIROBI, Kenya — Poaching and drought-related hunger have killed more than 100 of Kenya’s famous elephants in the north of the country so far this year, conservationists say. Zoologist Iain Douglas-Hamilton, who founded Save the Elephants, said the drought is

Israel mourns the dying Dead Sea

The Middle East is famously a place of paradoxes, and perhaps the oddest paradox of all is this: the Dead Sea is dying. Edward Stourton, who has been to Israel to investigate, has found the Dead Sea is now shrinking

Future U.S. heat waves will be worse

The nation is headed for strong heat waves in coming decades that will hit cities and farmers and threaten wildlife with extinction, a new global warming report warns. The report, “More Extreme Heat Waves: Global Warming’s Wake Up Call,” sponsored

Melting ice will trigger wave of natural disasters

Scientists at a London conference next week will warn of earthquakes, avalanches and volcanic eruptions as the atmosphere heats up and geology is altered. Even Britain could face being struck by tsunamis . Scientists are to outline dramatic evidence that

Euphrates to dry up by Christmas 2025

In 2007, Redsky published an article based on an Environment Protection Agency (E.P.A.) report which had predicted the Euphrates could dry up by 2025. Here is an update: The Euphrates River is drying up. Strangled by water policies of Iraq’s

Global warming to increase Arizona temps by 8.5 degrees

Days like Thursday, the temperature could be 120 degrees in Phoenix instead of the current 111, according to a long-range global warming study by the Nature Conservancy. The environmental group says climate change and global warming scenarios could increase annual