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In photos: Before and after photos show Hurricane Florence's floods

The flooding from Hurricane Florence continues in the Carolinas, after the storm dumped an epic amount of rain. Rising waters have breached dams and …

North Carolina

We need to talk frankly about our rapid population growth in Africa if we want to beat poverty

I think about the future of my continent in terms of three questions: Are Africans healthy? Do they have access to a good education? And do they have opportunities to apply their skills?<p>Millions more Africans have been able to answer yes to these questions in recent years. But there’s an elephant …

Family Planning

Katla volcano LIVE: latest updates as scientists warn of massive eruption in Iceland

Volcanologists have reported that Katla is due to erupt as they discover between 12 and 24 kilotons of carbon dioxide is released from the volcano …

Geophysics

Inside ‘world’s most expensive and biggest home’ with three helipads, a 50-seat theatre and 600 staff

<b>WHO lives in a building like this? The planet’s richest man that’s who.</b><p>Mukesh Ambani’s 27-storey home is the world’s first apartment estimated to …

Royal Family

The ‘bride price’ in China keeps rising. Some villages want to put a cap on it.

DA’ANLIU, China — Th e new rule was taped onto doorways around town: Officials were limiting what a groom-to-be could pay for a bride.<p>The going rate was about $38,000, or five times the average annual salary in this village about four hours outside of Beijing. Now, families were told to keep it …

China

Flood frequency of the Amazon River has increased fivefold

New data suggest that flooding in the Amazon River has dramatically increased by as much as five times in both intensity and frequency in the last …

Global Warming

This ice-covered Icelandic volcano may emit more carbon dioxide than all of the country’s other volcanoes combined

Despite being mostly smothered by a glacier averaging 200 meters thick, one of Iceland’s largest and most active volcanoes still manages to belch …

Carbon Dioxide

Drone photos capture the staggering inequality in Mumbai

Mumbai’s startling inequality presents itself in a variety of ways. It is visible when driving down the busy roads and from the windows of its suburban trains—swanky high-rises often stand in proximity to a sprawling network of shanties. But the clearest view of the disparity comes from up in the …

Cape Town

Global poverty rate drops to record low 10 percent: World Bank

WASHINGTON — Global poverty has fallen to a record low.<p>The World Bank said Wednesday that 10 percent of the world’s population lived on less than …

Poverty Rate

Something Unexpected and Weird Is Happening Beneath California’s Deadliest Faults

The detection of strange, unpredicted behavior deep below the surface near the San Andreas and San Jacinto faults suggests scientists have an …

San Andreas

What Happens When A Hurricane Hits An Active Volcano?

<i>What happens when a hurricane hits an active volcano? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Kelly Martin, Geophysicist, on Quora:</b><p><b>What happens when a hurricane hits an active volcano?</b><p>It …

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Drain Lake Powell and tear down Glen Canyon Dam to promote conservation and water supply security

Two days ago a Denver Post front page story warned of water shortages and climate change facing the Colorado River which supplies water to much of …

Colorado River

Faces of Florence's Aftermath

EnvironmentPicture Stories<p>The remnants of Hurricane Florence are still being felt by residents who say the flooding is unlike anything they've seen before.<p>EnvironmentPicture Stories<p>First it was the storm surges that officials were warning North and South Carolina residents to be wary of when …

Photos

Hurricane Florence could dump 17 trillion gallons of rain. Yeah, you read that right.

Hurricane Florence is slowly but surely moving toward landfall along the East Coast.<p>While its winds have decreased, making the storm a Category 2, …

Extreme Weather

Hurricane Florence is taking aim at two nuclear power plants

At least two major nuclear power plants are at risk for severe flooding as Hurricane Florence barrels toward the East Coast.<p>There are 16 reactors in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, the states that are likely to be most affected by Florence, and most of them are well inland and won’t …

North Carolina

The Atlantic Ocean is packed with storms. What's going on?

The Atlantic Ocean is alive.<p>Including Hurricane Florence, there are currently four named storms — tempests with winds of at least 39 mph — churning …

Hurricanes

Hurricane Florence's Rains 50% Worse Thanks to Climate Change

Environment<p>That's according to a new predictive study by scientists looking at conditions driving the dangerous East Coast storm.<p>The catastrophic rains expected to accompany Hurricane Florence along the U.S. East Coast can be blamed squarely on climate change, new research shows. The rainfall is …

Floods

‘The threat becomes a reality’: Hurricane Florence begins lashing North Carolina with punishing rain, wind

Hurricane Florence, now downgraded to Category 1, continues barreling toward the southeastern United States. bringing with it lashing winds, powerful rains and the threat of “catastrophic” flooding. The large and dangerous storm is expected to crash into the coast of the Carolinas and could impact …

North Carolina

Hurricane Florence: Worst-case scenario to unfold for Carolina coast

Hurricane Florence is taking aim squarely at the Carolinas — with North Carolina in the crosshairs first on Thursday through early Saturday, followed …

North Carolina

Powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake hits southeast of Sapporo, Japan

A powerful magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck 112 km southeast of Sapporo, Japan, at a depth of 66 km, the U.S. Geological Survey reported on …

Natural Disasters

Typhoon leaves major airport closed and destruction in Japan

TOKYO (AP) — One of Japan's busiest airports remained closed indefinitely, a day after the strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years flooded a runway, toppled huge cranes, flipped cars on their side, damaged historic shrines and caused at least 11 deaths as it swept across part of Japan's main …

Airports

Could the 'Mangrove Effect' Save Coasts From Sea Level Rise?

When it comes to climate change and sea level rise, the news has been generally bad for communities on the U.S. Southeast coast.<p>Florida is set to …

Climate Change

Reykjavík, Iceland: The Best Places To Visit

After a few months of steady humidity, some of us are already fantasizing about escaping to a place filled with ice.<p>Luckily, there <i>is</i> a land of ice and snow, with the midnight sun, where the hot springs flow. And it has never been more attainable.<p>Non-stop, roundtrip flights from New York to …

Hot Springs

This Suspension Bridge Is Made From Grass

Travel<p>The 120-foot-long Incan bridge has been built and rebuilt continuously for five centuries.<p>On either side of a gorge high in the Peruvian Andes, an aging rope bridge sags precariously over the Apurímac River.<p>Every spring, communities gather to take part in a ceremony of renewal. Working …

South America

Greenhouse gases are bubbling up from Arctic lakes that were recently frozen

<b>FROM BAD TO WORSE.</b> The bad news: Global warming is thawing Arctic permafrost. And that’s releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.<p>The <i>really</i> bad …

Global Warming

This Tool Shows How Much Climate Change Has Already Affected Your Hometown

You’re not imagining it: there really are more sweltering-hot days in most cities than when you were growing up. A new tool from the New York Times …

Climate Change

Population Control Is the Climate Change Fix Nobody Wants to Talk About

But scientists insist it's not as bad as it sounds.<p>Think of the words “population control” and disturbing events in human history come to mind. Given …

Family Planning

38 Holy Places With Awe-Inspiring Architecture

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>Get inspired with a visit to these sacred spaces.<p>For millennia, humans across religions and belief systems have built architectural wonders to honor higher powers. Using the finest materials and painstaking details, these buildings serve as powerful locations for religious …

Catholicism

Earth is the warmest it's been in 120,000 years

The last three Julys on Earth have been the three warmest ever recorded. But, they may also be the warmest months to occur on our planet in about …

Climate Change

My Photos of Kyrgyzstan, The Hidden Gem of Central Asia

I just returned from 3 weeks in Kyrgyzstan. As a landscape photographer, I have traveled to lots of countries in the world so I guess I can say I am …

Central Asia