Environment

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake shakes Southern California

Magnitude 4.4 earthquake shakes Southern California

29 August 2018 – A magnitude 4.4 earthquake rattled a wide area of Southern California last night. But there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The temblor struck...

8 dead in Calabria flash floods in Southern Italy

8 dead in Calabria flash floods in Southern Italy

21 August 2018 – Heavy rain flooded a gorge filled with hikers yesterday in the southern region of Calabria, killing at least eight, Italy’s civil protection agency said. At least...

Indonesian earthquake death toll reaches 130

Indonesia Earthquake Death Toll Hits 130

08 August 2018 – Aid began reaching isolated areas of the Indonesian island struggling after an earthquake killed at least 131 people as rescuers intensified efforts today to find those...

Largest wildfire in Californian history not stopping

Largest Wildfire In California History Still Growing

07 August 2018 – Wildfires tearing through trees and brush, rampaging up hillsides and incinerating neighborhoods: The place-names change but the devastation is showing signs of becoming the new normal...

Japanese monsoon death toll reaches over 140

Death Toll From Japan Monsoons Hits 131

10 July 2018 – Rescuers battled today to find dozens of people still missing after torrential rains devastated parts of western Japan, with flooding and landslides leaving 146 dead so...

Record-breaking heat wave kills 33 in Quebec

Record-breaking heat wave kills 33 in Quebec

06 July 2018 – Health authorities in the Canadian province of Quebec said last night that 33 people have died from heat-related complications in the last few days. Eighteen of those...

5.4 magnitude earthquake shakes southern Iran

5.4 magnitude earthquake shakes southern Iran

24 July 2017 – Iranian state TV is reporting a strong 5.4 magnitude earthquake has led to a power outage in a remote area in the country’s south. The quake...

6.1 magnitude earthquake near Iran’s holy city

6.1 magnitude earthquake near Iran's holy city

05 April 2017 – A powerful magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck northeastern Iran near the holy city of Mashhad earlier today, killing at least one person as residents fled onto the...

Bali suffers minor earthquake

Earthquake Shakes Bali But No Casualties

22 March 2017 – An earthquake has hit Indonesia’s resort island of Bali, causing some panic among residents, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The United...

Australia sues Audi and Volkswagen over emissions cheating

Australia sues Audi and Volkswagen over emissions cheating

08 March 2017 – Australia’s consumer watchdog today launched court action against Volkswagen and its subsidiary Audi over an emissions cheating scandal, claiming they engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct. The...