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- Japan avalanche: eight high school students feared deadMore than 60 students were climbing near Nasu Onsen ski resort north of Tokyo when avalanche struckEight high school students are feared dead and more than 30 people have been injured after an avalanche at a ski field in Japan.More than 60 students were participating in a climbing session near the Nasu Onsen resort, 93 miles north of Tokyo, when the incident […]
- Cyclone Debbie: 25,000 told to evacuate as Queensland storm forecast to be category fourAustralian PM calls in defence force to assist in emergency response and urges residents to follow advice from authorities About 25,000 people living in north Queensland have been told to evacuate, with fears Cyclone Debbie will bring a devastating tidal surge to the region.#Mackay inundation forecast to be 0.8m to 2.5m above highest tide. Maps on @mackaycou […]
- Eight high school climbers feared dead after Japan avalanche – video reportRescue workers in Japan are searching for survivors after an avalanche hit a ski field. At least eight high school students are feared to have died while more than 30 people have been injured. More than 60 students were climbing near the Nasu Onsen ski resort when the avalanche struckJapan avalanche: eight high school climbers feared dead Continue reading...
- Storms lash America and Australia, and chill returns to SpainThunderstorms caused damage in Georgia and in Sidney, and Spanish farmers face another cold snapA line of severe thunderstorms ripped through parts of the US state of Georgia on Tuesday last week. There were powerful winds, gusting to around 60mph, which brought down trees across northern Georgia and the Atlanta area, with one man reported to have been kille […]
- Cyclone Debbie: Queensland braces for large scale disasterAuthorities have grounded flights, cancelled school and are evacuating low-lying areas as the worst tropical cyclone since Yasi approachesQueensland is bracing for a large scale natural disaster ahead of the arrival of Cyclone Debbie, with authorities ordering evacuations, the closure of schools, ports and airports and thousands of military and emergency ser […]
- Are volcanologists sure Mount Etna won’t erupt disastrously?The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific conceptsMount Etna has been grumbling again – should we be worried? Can volcanologists really be sure a massive eruption is not imminent? How potentially dangerous are other volcanoes around the world?Jane Hammond, […]
- World Water Day: one in four children will live with water scarcity by 2040Unicef report says climate change and conflict are intensifying risks to children of living without enough water, and that the poorest will suffer mostOne in four of the world’s children will be living in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040 as a result of climate change, the UN has warned.Within two decades, 600 million children will be in r […]
- Climate change is happening now – here’s eight things we can do to adapt to it | Missy StultsDonald Trump has rejected global leadership on the issue, so now it’s down to us as individuals to plan, and push through new policies change where we canA little girl sits outside on her front stoop, watching the cars go by and the people trot to work in the early hours of the morning. She wears a long-sleeved shirt, pants, and sneakers. Nothing is particul […]
- Twenty teenagers die in Ghana waterfall accidentHigh school students killed by falling trees while swimming at popular tourist spot during a storm, according to officialsUp to 20 students have died after a storm at a waterfall popular with picnickers in Ghana caused trees to fall on them while they were swimming.Wind and heavy rain appears to have caused the accident, in which large falling trees trapped […]
- NSW floods: SES responds to hundreds of calls for help after delugeThe NSW mid north coast is enduring another drenching but forecasters say conditions will ease after Saturday’s downpourThe SES received more than 550 calls for help on Saturday and responded to 2,748 requests after another drenching on the mid north coast of New South Wales.There were also more than 70 flood rescues, most on the mid north coast and in the H […]
- Japan avalanche: eight high school students feared dead