Tag Archives: Global Warming

Krakatoa getting ready to blow

One of the most terrifying volcanoes the world has ever known has begun to stir once more. Last time, it killed thousands and changed the weather for five years, now it could be even deadlier… Bright orange lava spews up

Hundreds sickened by China chemical plant

More than 500 people have been sickened by pollution from a chemical plant in central China that has also been blamed for two deaths, state media reported Monday. Health checks on nearly 3,000 people living near the plant in Liuyang

At risk from rising seas, Tuvalu seeks clean power

Pacific island state of Tuvalu set a goal Sunday of a 100 percent shift to renewable energy by 2020, hoping to set an example to industrialized nations to cut greenhouse gases it blames for rising sea levels. Tuvalu, a string

Massive explosion of fierce forest fires ravage western Canada

Firefighters in British Columbia struggled Sunday morning to contain some 500 forest fires that have forced the evacuation of 2,700 people and left 2,300 more ready to leave at a moment’s notice. Wild Winds and a lack of humidity helped

Coal fires up India farmers against power plants

Rajni Ramakan Patil has a message for the energy companies that want to build coal-based power stations on the land that she and two generations of her family have farmed for more than 50 years. “Even if you give us

Man dies from black plague in China, 11 others infected

BEIJING — Thousands of people have been placed under quarantine in a town in northwest China after a man died of pneumonic plague and 11 others were confirmed infected with the deadly lung infection, health authorities said. The 32-year-old herdsman

Australia’s deadly wildfires will be worse next year

Australian officials have warned the country could be hit by even worse wildfires next summer than the deadly blazes which killed a record 173 people in February. Victoria state premier John Brumby said the fire season could be the toughest

Climate change: ‘Feedback’ triggers could amplify peril

PARIS (AFP) – New studies have warned of triggers in the natural environment, including a greenhouse-gas timebomb in Siberia and Canada, that could viciously amplify global warming. Thawing subarctic tundra could unleash billions of tonnes of gases that have been

Global warming seen worse than predicted

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The climate is heating up far faster than scientists had predicted, spurred by sharp increases in greenhouse gas emissions from developing countries like China and India, a top climate scientist said on Saturday. “The consequence of that

8,000 evacuated as Galeras erupts

PASTO, Colombia (AFP) – – Galeras volcano in southern Colombia, near the border with Ecuador, began erupting and some 8,000 residents were ordered to evacuate, the Colombian Institute of Geology and Mines said. A forceful eruption began at 7:10 pm