Jun 6, 2016

Storm-water surge kills four hikers in Taiwan

Surging waters triggered by torrential rain left four people dead and one missing in Taiwan after they were swept away while hiking down a river canyon, officials said Monday. Dramatic footage from local media showed a huge wave rushing down the Beishi River in ...

Jun 5, 2016

Paris museum reopens as French floods slowly ease

The riverside Grand Palais exhibition hall in Paris is reopening as floodwaters slowly recede from the French capital, though risks remain for other regions. The Louvre Museum, some train stations and other sites remain closed Sunday after the worst floods in three decades caused ...

Jun 5, 2016

East Australian coast lashed by freak storm

The east coast of Australia, including Sydney, was battered by a freak storm on Sunday, with trees uprooted and thousands left without power. The wild storm struck New South Wales after wreaking havoc in Queensland state on Saturday, with an intense low-pressure system bringing ...

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 ...