Tag Archives: Global Warming

The Big Dry: ‘Wicked’ warming dries Australian rivers to historic lows

Climate change is combining with Australia’s record-breaking drought to strangle the nation’s largest river system, threatening to devastate food supplies, a report said Wednesday. The government’s Murray Darling Basin Authority said water flow was near historic lows in the system,

Arctic storms to threaten oil, shipping industries

OSLO, Feb 4 — Arctic storms could worsen because of global warming in a threat to possible new businesses such as oil and gas exploration, fisheries or shipping, a study showed on Wednesday. “Large increases in the potential for extreme

Solomon Islands declares a national disaster as raging floods leave eight dead

THE Solomon Islands declared a national disaster after torrential rain and flooding in the South Pacific nation killed eight people and left another 13 missing, destroying homes and bridges. Minister of Home Affairs James Tora said 12 communities on the

Thousands stranded by intense Brunei floods

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, BRUNEI Feb 5, 2009 – Thousands of people in rural Brunei have been stranded by flood waters up to two metres deep, a newspaper reported on Thursday. Heavy rains on Tuesday night rendered roads in Tutong district

UN chief addresses climate change conference

NEW DELHI (AFP) – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned Thursday that failure to tackle climate change would lead to global economic upheaval, as he appealed to nations to reach agreement on carbon emission cuts. “Deserts are spreading. Water scarcity

1st deep sea observatory looks at climate change

A crane on a ship deck hoisted a 502-pound video camera and plopped it into the ocean for a 3,000-foot descent to the world of neon-glowing jellyfish, bug-eyed red rock cod and other still unknown slithery critters. The so-called Eye-in-the-Sea

Australian floods wash crocodiles into streets

Floods ravaging northern Australia have washed crocodiles onto the streets, where one was hit by a car, authorities said in a warning to residents Wednesday. More than 60 percent of the vast northeastern state of Queensland has been declared a

Quakes Build Stress Along Mega Fault Line

Feb. 4, 2009 — A bizarre form of earthquake, which happens over the course of two to three weeks but makes barely a rumble, are lending important clues to the Cascadia subduction zone in the Pacific northwest, one of the

Rabies Plague kills over 50 Angolan children in 3 months

LUANDA – Rabies has killed over 50 children in Angola’s capital Luanda in the past three months, raising alarm in a city with thousands of stray dogs whose infected bite can transmit the virus to humans, a health official said

EU envoy says China won’t skate on climate

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The European Union’s envoy to Washington told US lawmakers Wednesday that China will not escape making firm commitments to fight climate change at global talks set for December. Questioning by a leading US critic of China’s actions