Helen O'Rourke

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Past could be key to forecasting future quakes

When it comes to forecasting major quakes in New Zealand's future, the answers might lie hidden in our past.Or more precisely, in our caves.A team of …

New Zealand

Huge space rocks could have helped start Earth’s plate tectonics

Plate tectonics – the process that shapes Earth’s surface and causes earthquakes – may have begun at least half a billion years earlier than thought. …

Bali volcano: Here's why the Earth will get a little cooler after Mount Agung erupts

Something very interesting will happen when Bali's Mount Agung finally erupts: the Earth will become a little bit <b>cooler</b>.<p>Yep. It's not exactly what …

Scientists closing in on the dawn of plate tectonics

Geologists think early Earth may have looked much like Iceland—where jet-black lava fields extend as far as the eye can see, inky mountainsides rise …

Plate Tectonics

China Paves a Bigger Road to Global Power

There is a certain sense of inevitability that China will not just be an Asian superpower, but a global one too. As the US increasingly withdraws …

Plate Tectonics May Have Begun a Billion Years After Earth's Birth

The grinding of giant chunks of Earth's outer layer — responsible for burping volcanoes, crushing temblors and burgeoning mountains, among other …

Landslides triggered by Storm Desmond in the UK last weekend

Landslides triggered by Storm Desmond in the UK last weekendLast weekend the UK suffered an extreme rainfall event as the fourth named storm of the …

Weather

Village in China hit by landslide

See the moment a landslide in China crashed towards a village of wooden houses.<p>It was caused by heavy and continuous rain in Guzhang County.<p>No casualties were reported, as all residents had been evacuated before the incident.

China

Colombia landslide kills at least 17 in Manizales

<b>Landslides caused by heavy rain have killed at least 17 people in the city of Manizales, in central Colombia, officials say.</b><p>The search continues for at least seven others who are missing, they add. Mud and rocks have destroyed several precarious houses built on steep hills.<p>Running water, …

Natural Disasters

"Wie Pitbulls auf Speed"

Seit dem G20-Gipfel tauchen vermehrt Berichte von polizeilichen Übergriffen auf. Olaf Scholz beharrt dennoch darauf, dass es keine Polizeigewalt …

China and US reach agreement on beef, poultry, natural gas

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beijing will open its borders to U.S. beef, while cooked Chinese poultry is closer to landing on American supermarket shelves under …

China