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World Risk Report 2016: Inadequate infrastructure pushes up the risk of disaster

World Risk Report 2016: Inadequate infrastructure pushes up the risk of disaster

Inadequate infrastructure and weak logistic chains substantially increase the risk that an extreme n...

Hong Kong University chemists synthesise 'game changing' antibiotic

Hong Kong University chemists synthesise 'game changing' antibiotic

Dr Xuechen Li of HKU Department of Chemistry and his research team, together with collaborators in U...

Earthquake in central Italy leaves dozens dead

Earthquake in central Italy leaves dozens dead

At least 73 people have been killed in an earthquake that hit a mountainous area of central Italy, a...

India floods: Several dead and thousands rescued

India floods: Several dead and thousands rescued

Floods across India have killed more than 30 people and displaced thousands. Central Madhya Pradesh...

Germans told to stockpile food and water for civil defence

Germans told to stockpile food and water for civil defence

For the first time since the Cold War the German government is advising citizens to stockpile food a...

Louisiana floods: One of the worst recent US disasters

Louisiana floods: One of the worst recent US disasters

Days of heavy rain have caused historic flooding in the US state of Louisiana, bringing as much...

California wildfires: Ferocious fires evict thousands

California wildfires: Ferocious fires evict thousands

Firefighters are continuing to tackle a huge blaze in southern California, with several of them desc...

Climate disasters increase risk of armed conflict in multi-ethnic countries

Climate disasters increase risk of armed conflict in multi-ethnic countries

Climate disasters like heat-waves or droughts enhance the risk of armed conflicts in countries with ...

Has a new temperature record been broken?

Has a new temperature record been broken?

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has set up a committee to examine whether Mitrabah,...

Researchers find antibiotic resistant bacteria after sewage spills

Researchers find antibiotic resistant bacteria after sewage spills

University of South Florida researchers investigating the aftermath of a September 2014 sewer line b...

Flood damage in Germany could multiply owing to climate change, study finds

Flood damage in Germany could multiply owing to climate change, study finds

Flood-related losses can be expected to increase considerably in Germany as a result of climate chan...

The first six months of 2016 were the warmest since NASA's modern temperature records began

The first six months of 2016 were the warmest since NASA's modern temperature records began

The first six months of 2016 were the warmest six-month period in NASA's modern temperature record, ...

At least 84 killed after lorry crashes through crowd at Bastille Day fireworks display in Nice, France

At least 84 killed after lorry crashes through crowd at Bastille Day fireworks display in Nice, France

At least 84 people have died, including children, after a lorry slammed through a crowd celebrating ...

A giant quake may lurk under Bangladesh and beyond

A giant quake may lurk under Bangladesh and beyond

A huge earthquake may be building beneath Bangladesh, the most densely populated nation on earth. Sc...

UK and climate change: Urgent action required

UK and climate change: Urgent action required

Climate change is happening now, says a new UK government report. Globally, 14 of the 15 hottest yea...

Gulf Stream slowdown to spare Europe from worst of climate change

Gulf Stream slowdown to spare Europe from worst of climate change

Scientists have long suggested that global warming could lead to a slowdown – or even shutdown...

Hundreds of heatwave deaths in two cities attributable to climate change

Hundreds of heatwave deaths in two cities attributable to climate change

Scientists have specified how many deaths can be attributed to man-made climate change during an ext...

How coconut shells could make more earthquake-resistant buildings

How coconut shells could make more earthquake-resistant buildings

The structure of coconut walls could help to design buildings that can withstand earthquakes and oth...

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