Tag Archives: Global Warming

Australian Dust storm hampers fire fighters in Queensland

A MASSIVE dust storm engulfing southern Queensland has led to health concerns, traffic and airport delays, cancelled horse racing and delivered a blow to firefighting efforts. Water-bombing helicopters were temporarily suspended this afternoon as the skies turned dusty orange. Drivers

Estonia, Poland win back pollution permits in EU court

A top European court annulled Wednesday an EU attempt to limit the amount of greenhouse gases that Estonia and Poland can let heavy industry emit. The court ruled that the EU’s executive arm, the European Commission, had overstepped its authority

Sydney Dust Storm – Special Report

Video Report: A strange red dust cloud has blown in to Sydney Australia leaving the city looking like a Martian landscape.

US pushes G20 to cut fuel subsidies

The United States is pushing key developing and developed nations to agree on a plan to phase out subsidies for fossil fuel industries blamed for global warming, the White House said. The plan is part of efforts to combat climate

Storing CO2 in soil should be on U.N. agenda: Al Gore

Developing emissions markets to encourage farmers in poor countries to store more carbon dioxide in soil should be a key topic on the U.N. climate talks agenda, global warming activist Al Gore said. “I think that soil carbon conservation and

Dust Storms, Earthquakes & Bushfires Hit Australia

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is shrouded in an eerie blanket of dust on September 23, 2009. Sydney’s cars and buildings turned orange as strong winds blew desert dust across the city, snarling commuter and air transport and prompting a warning

Two earthquakes hit Melbourne Australia

TWO earthquakes have hit Melbourne’s south, but there are no reports of damage. The earthquakes were about 14 seconds apart and hit the Mornington Peninsula region at about 6.20pm (AEST), Geoscience Australia seismologist David Jepson said. They recorded magnitudes of

Kenya drought leaves 4 million needing food aid

Three failed rainy seasons have left up to four million Kenyans needing food handouts and trucked-in water as the latest in a series of droughts sweeps through the Horn of Africa. As many as 19 million people are currently affected

Somalia faces worst food crisis in 18 years

ROME — Drought, conflict and displacement are causing the worst humanitarian crisis in war-torn Somalia in 18 years, the UN food agency has warned. Some 3.6 million people, about half the Somali population, need emergency aid including 1.3 million people

USDA calls most of California a drought disaster area

FRESNO, Calif.—The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared that 50 of California’s 58 counties are natural disaster areas because of crop losses due to the ongoing drought. The declaration by the department will make loans available to farmers who have