Weather the one event no G-7 official can control

May 24, 2016

Weather the one event no G-7 official can control

Officials planning the Group of Seven leaders’ summit in Mie Prefecture this week are likely mulling a thousand scenarios for the two-day event. But there is one thing no amount of planning can control — the weather. During the summit, which kicks off Thursday, ...

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, ...

El Nino dries up Asia as its sister La Nina looms

May 7, 2016

El Nino dries up Asia as its sister La Nina looms

Withering drought and sizzling temperatures from El Nino have caused food and water shortages and ravaged farming across Asia, and experts warn of a double-whammy of possible flooding from its sibling, La Nina. The current El Nino which began last year has been one ...

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 ...