U.S. midwest braces for twisters, grapefruit-size hail

Apr 27, 2016

U.S. midwest braces for twisters, grapefruit-size hail

Strong thunderstorms capable of dropping grapefruit-sized hail and producing a few intense tornadoes popped up across the Central U.S. on Tuesday after forecasters warned that millions of people faced a significant danger. Businesses set out to protect their goods ahead of storms while school ...

Climate change: Is the 1.5 C target a mirage?

Apr 21, 2016

Climate change: Is the 1.5 C target a mirage?

The Paris Agreement to try to cap global warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius was a stunning political victory for poor countries threatened by climate change. But scientists tasked with explaining how to get there are less than thrilled. The U.N.’s climate science panel announced ...

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 ...