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More than 7000 escaped criminals on the rampage in Haiti streets

HAITI’S police chief says bandits are preying on vulnerable earthquake survivors, even raping women, in makeshift camps set up in the capital after the disaster. “With the blackout that’s befallen the Haitian capital, bandits are taking advantage to harass and

US recommits to climate goals

The United States Thursday officially told the United Nations it will cut carbon emissions, predicting Congress would move ahead on fighting climate change but pressing other countries to do likewise. President Barack Obama’s administration outlined US climate goals in a

Wild Storm leaves 8000 Australian homes without power

A WILD storm in southeast Queensland on Friday afternoon has left more than 8,000 homes without power. The hardest hit area was the Sunshine Coast and Caboolture/Redcliffe area where some 5000 homes were affected. More than 100 lighting strikes were

780,000 people dead in nearly 4,000 disasters

Center for Research on Epidemiology of Disasters says more than 780,000 people were killed in nearly 4,000 disasters. A United Nations report finds more people died from earthquakes in the past decade than from any other disaster. Data compiled by

Two Earthquakes hit Ireland

Two earthquakes have been recorded in Co Donegal within the past 36 hours. They come less than three weeks after an earthquake measuring 1.6 was recorded in the northeast of the county. The latest events on Tuesday night and yesterday

Egypt’s fertile Nile Delta falls prey to climate change

The Nile Delta, Egypt’s bread basket since antiquity, is being turned into a salty wasteland by rising seawaters, forcing some farmers off their lands and others to import sand in a desperate bid to turn back the tide. Experts warn

Scientists ‘losing climate fight’

A leading Australian climate change scientist says experts are losing the fight against sceptics, who are distorting the science of global warming. His comments come as a prominent British climate change sceptic tours the country. Lord Christopher Monckton has arrived

Sceptic opens fire on climate change

One of Britain’s most prominent climate change sceptics says Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s plan to introduce an emissions trading scheme will have no effect on the climate. Lord Christopher Monckton is in Australia on a week-long speaking tour. The controversial

Magnitude 6.1 aftershock strikes Haiti

A strong aftershock struck Haiti on Wednesday, sending people camping out in the capital’s streets after last week’s earthquake running away from crumbled buildings in panic. The U.S. Geological Survey said it had a magnitude of 6.1 and was centred

Earthquake Swarms Continue at Yellowstone

A swarm of earthquakes that began on Sunday at Yellowstone National Park continued this morning and the magnitude of the tremors is increasing. As of 9:20 a.m. today, 424 earthquakes had been recorded in the swarm with the highest tremor