Tag Archives: Global Warming And The Bible

Biblical Wormwood Arrives In India

Tubewells in seven wards of Chittagong City Corporation are pumping water with arsenic contamination 10 times higher than the safe level. The wards’ low-income group people are especially exposed to arsenic related diseases as they drink and use water from

34 Meter Tsunami Could Hit Japan

TOKYO (AP)—Much of Japan’s Pacific coast could be inundated by a tsunami more than 34 meters (112 feet) high if a powerful earthquake hits offshore, according to revised estimates by a government panel. The panel of experts says any tsunami

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

6.3 Earthquake Hits Mexico City

Mexico was shaken Monday afternoon by a strong apparent aftershock from a powerful earthquake late last month. Officials said there were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries from the quake, which had an initial magnitude of 6.3. Office

At Least Six Dead In Fiji Floods

A family of four has died under a landslide in Fiji, as forecasters predict lingering torrential rain in the flood-battered region. Police told FBC News a 35-year-old father, 30-year-old mother and their two daughters, aged three and one, were buried

Scientists Warn – Global Emergency

Leading scientists on Thursday called on the upcoming Rio Summit to grapple with environmental ills that they said pointed to “a humanitarian emergency on a global scale.” In a “State of the Planet” declaration issued after a four-day conference, the

Climate Change To Drive Disasters

Climate change is amplifying risks from drought, floods, storms and rising seas, threatening all countries but small island states, poor nations and arid regions in particular, UN experts warned on Tuesday. In its first-ever report on the question, the Nobel-winning

Lloyds Suffer Heavy Disaster Losses

Lloyd’s of London insurance market on Wednesday posted its second-largest annual loss owing to record claims for catastrophes including Japan’s earthquake disaster and floods in Thailand. The company suffered a pre-tax loss of £516 million ($822 million, 615 million euros)

35 Caspian Sea Seals Found Dead

The Kazakhstan government and environmentalists Tuesday sounded the alarm over the declining numbers of endangered Caspian seals after 35 animals were found dead over the weekend. “During the inspection on March 25th 35 dead seals were found on the sea

6.4 Quake Hits Japan No Tsunami

An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale has struck northeast Japan – the same region devastated by last year’s quake and tsunami. There have been no reports of any casualties or damage and no tsunami warning was issued. High-speed

Gas Cloud Leak In North Sea

An exclusion zone has been put in place around a North Sea oil and gas well, where a plume of gas was seen rising above the water after a “serious” leak. The potentially explosive natural gas is escaping from Total’s

7.1 Earthquake Hits Central Chile

A magnitude-7.1 quake has hit central Chile, rattling buildings in the capital and triggering evacuations along the coast. Residents in the capital Santiago fled their homes as the tremor rattled television sets, kitchen cabinets and tables. A mayor in the

Tsunami Ghost Ship Off Canada

A fishing boat lost during the Japanese tsunami disaster a year ago has turned up off Canada’s west coast. The 65-metre vessel was first spotted on Tuesday last week by a Canadian Forces aircraft on a routine surveillance patrol, but

2001-2010 Warmest Decade On Record

Climate change has accelerated in the past decade, the UN weather agency said Friday, releasing data showing that 2001 to 2010 was the warmest decade on record. The 10-year period was also marked by extreme levels of rain or snowfall,

Beijing Pollution To Last Years

Authorities in Beijing say it will be at least two decades before they can get air pollution under control, after the Chinese capital almost topped a recent list of the world’s most polluted cities. The city authorities in Beijing have

Mexico Earthquake Flattens Houses

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A strong 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit central and southern Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing at least 60 homes near the epicenter and a pedestrian bridge in the capital where people fled shaking office buildings in fear. One of