Tag Archives: Global Warming

Sumatra Shaken By Magnitude-5 Earthquake

JAKARTA, Aug 26 (Bernama) — An earthquake measuring 5 on the Richter scale jolted Aceh Province, northern Sumatra, in the wee hours of Wednesday, Antara news agency reported. The temblor’s epicenter was located at 5.28 degrees northern latitude and 94.77

Adapting to new climate dearer than U.N. says – report

Adapting to the effects of climate change such as floods and droughts is likely to cost two to three times more than the United Nations estimates, a report said on Thursday ahead of a major U.N. summit in December. The

Norway whale catches fall to lowest in a decade

Norway’s whale catches are set to fall to the lowest in more than a decade in 2009, a decline blamed by the industry on financial problems and by environmentalists on dwindling demand for the meat. “The total number of whales

Water Shortage Threatens 2 Million In Iraq

Electricity supply to Nasiriyah drops by 50% as Euphrates river dries up Two million people face life without water A water shortage described as the most critical since the earliest days of Iraq’s civilisation is threatening to leave up to

Massive Wave of Giant Jellyfish attack Japan

Japanese marine experts have given warning that the country’s northern coastline is under threat from a plague of Giant jellyfish. The first wave of GIANT jellyfish have been reported off the coasts of Shimane, Kyoto and Niigata. Fishermen in northern

Banana diseases threaten African crop

Two banana diseases spreading in Africa could hurt food supply for 30 million people on the continent who largely rely on the crop, an international agricultural research body said on Wednesday. The Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) said

Switzerland commits to 20 pct emissions cut by 2020

The Swiss government on Wednesday committed to cut its carbon emissions by at least 20 percent from its 1990 levels by 2020, but green groups said the target was too modest. The government’s commitment also fell short of targets sought

Lights out for old 100-watt bulbs in EU next week

Old-style 100-watt light bulbs will be banned in Europe’s shops from next week in favour of new energy-saving models, but consumers groups on Wednesday gave the move a guarded welcome. From September 1, 100-watt versions of the old incandescent bulbs

Climate Protesters Head For ‘Secret’ Campsite

Climate Change demonstrators are making their way to Blackheath in southeast London after the ‘secret’ location of their protest camp was revealed. Up to 3,000 protesters had gathered at different meeting points across the capital before their final destination was

Swine flu could cause up to 90,000 U.S. deaths

WASHINGTON (CNN) — The H1N1 flu virus could cause up to 90,000 U.S. deaths, mainly among children and young adults, if it resurges this fall as expected, according to a report released Monday by a presidential advisory panel. The report