Wed, 03 Oct 2007 22:38 CDT
Typhoon Lekima slammed into Vietnam's central coast Wednesday night, killing two people, destroying hundreds of houses and unleashing floods in one of the country's poorest regions.The storm made landfall in Quang Binh and Ha Tinh provinces around 7 p.m., packing winds of more than 80 mph, disaster officials said.
Tue, 02 Oct 2007 02:35 CDT
Australia, the driest inhabited continent in the world, will get even hotter and drier due to climate change triggered mainly by greenhouse gases, authorities said on Tuesday in new projections.
Temperatures had already increased, sea levels had risen and the oceans surrounding the country had warmed, said Scott Power, principal research scientist at the Bureau of Meteorology.
The Press Association
Tue, 02 Oct 2007 01:35 CDT
Authorities issued a tsunami alert as a powerful earthquake hit the western coast of Indonesia's Sumatra island.
The quake, with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4, struck nearly 100 miles off the coast of the town of Bengkulu, the Meteorological and Geophysics Agency said.
Tue, 02 Oct 2007 01:11 CDT
A volcano erupted on a Red Sea island, burning to death six Yemeni soldiers and sparking a major rescue operation for their comrades on the garrison island, the military said Monday.
Survivors evacuated to the Yemeni port city of Hodeida said four of the soldiers were killed outright when the volcano erupted on the island of Jabal al-Tair, some 150 kilometres (90 miles) away.
Wed, 26 Sep 2007 18:31 CDT
Unprecedented warm temperatures in the High Arctic this past summer were so extreme that researchers with a Queen's University-led climate change project have begun revising their forecasts.
"Everything has changed dramatically in the watershed we observed," reports Geography professor Scott Lamoureux, the leader of an International Polar Year project announced yesterday in Nunavut by Indian and Northern Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl. "It's something we'd envisioned for the future - but to see it happening now is quite remarkable."
Mon, 01 Oct 2007 11:21 CDT
Sana'a, Yemen - At least two men were rescued in dramatic fashion from the Red Sea, but three more were reported dead on Monday as a volcano blasted a small Yemeni island under the sea.
Oddly, the supposed 3.7 earthquake that preceded the eruption never registered on the seismic maps
Associated Free Press
Mon, 01 Oct 2007 02:47 CDT
Mon, 01 Oct 2007 01:50 CDT
A volcano has erupted on a tiny island off the coast of Yemen, spewing lava and ash hundreds of feet into the air, a Canadian naval vessel near the island in the Red Sea reported. There were no immediate reports of deaths, but at least eight people were missing.
|The entire 3-km-long island was aglow with lava and magma as it poured into the sea.
Mon, 01 Oct 2007 00:06 CDT
|Fishmongers drag frozen giant tuna in the early morning at the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo in this April 25, 2002, file photo.
Sun, 30 Sep 2007 10:11 CDT
Eight people were buried alive in stones and mud Saturday night when their houses were washed away in a landslide in a village in Ifugao, northern Philippines, said local radio DZMM.
Earlier reports by local civil defense officials put the number of dead at five, while one boy was injured and four were reported missing.