May 21, 2016

73 dead, scores missing in weeklong Sri Lanka storms

Sri Lanka’s government has raised the death toll from landslides and heavy flooding around the island nation to 73, as soldiers continue searching for scores of people missing since deadly landslides struck hill country several days ago. In the capital, Colombo, and its suburbs, ...

May 19, 2016

Earth breaks 12th straight monthly heat record

Earth’s heat is stuck on high. Thanks to a combination of global warming and El Nino, the planet shattered monthly heat records for an unprecedented 12th straight month as April smashed the old record by 0.3 degree Celsius, according to U.S. scientists. The National ...

May 16, 2016

Sri Lanka floods kill eight, leave thousands homeless

Floods and landslides in Sri Lanka have killed at least eight people, including a 10-month-old baby, and forced tens of thousands more to flee their homes, officials said Monday. The government has deployed troops to evacuate people living on slopes or in flood-hit areas ...

Climate forecasts may be flawed, says study

Apr 7, 2016

Climate forecasts may be flawed, says study

Predictions of unprecedented rainfall extremes in the 20th century driven by global warming turned out wrong, a study said Wednesday, casting doubt on methods used to project future trends. A massive trawl of Northern Hemisphere rainfall data for the last 1,200 years revealed there ...

Mar 11, 2016

Record leap in carbon dioxide seen in 2015

The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increased at a record pace last year, U.S. government scientists reported, raising new concern about one of the top greenhouse gases and the effects of global warming. The measurement came from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...

Feb 24, 2016

Fiji cyclone death toll rises to 42: official

The death toll from the Fiji super-cyclone hit 42 on Wednesday, officials said, with fears it will rise further as relief teams reach isolated communities. “42 Fijians now confirmed dead — disaster officials continue to deploy team to help those affected across Fiji,” government ...

Fiji cyclone toll hits 20, is expected to grow as tourists flee

Feb 22, 2016

Fiji cyclone toll hits 20, is expected to grow as tourists flee

Tourists began fleeing cyclone-ravaged Fiji on Monday and aid efforts intensified as the death toll climbed to 20, with officials warning it could rise further as reports trickle in from devastated remote communities. Aerial photographs revealed entire villages were flattened when severe tropical cyclone ...