New Zealand’s deadly flood crisis extends in country's north island

New Zealand's deadly flood emergency continued on Sunday after heavy rainfall hit the country's north island, causing landslides, flash floods and knocking out roads.

Strong quake in northwest Iran kills at least 3

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 struck northwest Iran near the border with Turkey on Saturday, killing at least three people and injuring more than 300, state media reported.

Human trafficking in Bangladesh increased after natural disasters: UN

Human trafficking cases in Bangladesh and the Philippines increased after devastating cyclones and typhoons displaced millions, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said today.

Malaysia campsite landslide search ends with 31 dead

Rescuers have called off the search for bodies after a massive, predawn landslide blanketed a campsite north of Malaysia's capital killing 31 people, officials said on Saturday.

Magnitude 6.4 quake leaves 2 dead in northern California

A powerful magnitude 6.4 earthquake jolted the extreme northern coast of California before dawn on Tuesday, damaging homes, roads and water systems and leaving tens of thousands of people without electricity.

Climate change to fuel humanitarian crises in 2023

Climate change will accelerate humanitarian crises around the world in 2023, adding to the issues created by armed conflict and economic downturns, according to a study by the NGO International Rescue Committee (IRC).

January 29, 2023
January 29, 2023

New Zealand’s deadly flood crisis extends in country's north island

New Zealand's deadly flood emergency continued on Sunday after heavy rainfall hit the country's north island, causing landslides, flash floods and knocking out roads.

January 29, 2023
January 29, 2023

Strong quake in northwest Iran kills at least 3

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 struck northwest Iran near the border with Turkey on Saturday, killing at least three people and injuring more than 300, state media reported.

January 24, 2023
January 24, 2023

Human trafficking in Bangladesh increased after natural disasters: UN

Human trafficking cases in Bangladesh and the Philippines increased after devastating cyclones and typhoons displaced millions, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) said today.

January 21, 2023
January 21, 2023

Can carbon removal help meet world's climate targets?

To prevent further global heating, humans need to stop burning fossil fuels. But that's not enough -- experts now say we also need to remove billions of tons of CO2 from the atmosphere. What are our options?

January 18, 2023
January 18, 2023

7.2-magnitude earthquake hits eastern Indonesia, tsunami warning triggered

An offshore 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit near eastern Indonesia's Maluku islands today, the US Geological Survey reported, triggering a tsunami warning.

January 18, 2023
January 18, 2023

Greta Thunberg released after brief detention at German mine protest

Climate campaigner Greta Thunberg had been detained alongside other activists during protests against the demolition of a village to make way for a coal mine expansion but was released after an identity check, according to police.

January 16, 2023
January 16, 2023

6.2-magnitude quake hits off Indonesia's Sumatra: USGS

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Indonesia's Sumatra island early today, the US Geological Survey reported.

January 11, 2023
January 11, 2023

Oceans were hottest ever in 2022

The world's oceans, which have absorbed most of the excess heat caused by humanity's carbon pollution, continued to see record-breaking temperatures last year, according to research published Wednesday.

January 10, 2023
January 10, 2023

Indonesia rattled by 7.6 magnitude quake

Indonesia was struck by a 7.6 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday off the Tanimbar islands, prompting panicked residents in the area to flee their homes, although a tsunami warning was lifted after three hours and initial reports indicated limited damage.

January 10, 2023
January 10, 2023

Ozone layer on track to recovery within 4 decades: UN report

The ozone layer that shields life on Earth from deadly solar radiation is on track to recover within decades, but controversial geoengineering schemes to blunt global warming could reverse that progress, a major scientific assessment warned Monday.