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Why Were the Floods in India's Kerala State so Deadly?

Inside a modest, concrete house in a low-lying suburban area in India’s southwestern Kerala state, Rosanna Abrachan thought her family would be safe …

Kerala

Jakarta, the fastest-sinking city in the world

<b>The Indonesian capital of Jakarta is home to 10 million people</b> <b>but it</b> <b>is also one of the fastest-sinking cities in the world. If this goes unchecked, parts of the megacity could be entirely submerged by 20</b><b>5</b><b>0, say researchers. Is it too late?</b><p>It sits on swampy land, the Java Sea lapping against it, and …

Asia

The fastest shrinking countries on earth are in Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe is projected to shrink dramatically over the next few decades. What’s worse, most countries are refusing to consider one solution to slow down the incoming demographic disaster.<p>The top 10 countries with the fastest shrinking populations are all in Eastern Europe (with a few in …

The hottest rain on record

Extreme heat continues to smash records in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.<p>As the world waits to see if a new European temperature record will be set in Spain or Portugal on Saturday, another was broken in the US state of California.<p>Imperial, in the south of the westerm state, recorded the …

Is volcanic activity on the rise – and if so, where's next?

In November Mount Agung on Bali erupted, sending plumes of smoke and ash 30,000 feet into the air and shutting the popular holiday island’s only airport. More than 400 flights a day were cancelled until Denpasar reopened.<p>Last month eyes turned to Hawaii, where Kilauea, said to be continuously …

Del Mar takes another look at rising sea level and unpopular 'planned retreat'

Herb Montgomery and his wife, Janet, have lived in Del Mar’s low-lying Beach Colony just east of Camino Del Mar for 20 years.<p>He knows the ocean is …

What is Britain doing to tackle flooding in the face of extreme weather?

The UK is set to be hit by a vicious combination of extreme storms, intense downpours and rising sea levels as it faces the next century.<p>Seven of our 10 wettest years have occurred since 1998. 2013 had the UK’s wettest winter in history, and it was followed just two years later by the next …

Why is the world at war?

Syria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Yemen, Afghanistan, Ukraine – the globe is scarred by violence<p>We live in a world of trouble. Conflicts today may be much less lethal than those that scarred the last century, but this brings little comfort. We remain deeply anxious. We can blame terrorism …

Democratic Republic of the Congo

A major South African city is about to run out of water, and officials say it will be the worst disaster since 9/11

Cape Town, a coastal South African city of about 4 million people, is about to run out of fresh water.<p>After three years of persistent drought, the government is warning that "Day Zero" — when it will be forced to turn off most faucets — will be May 11. That's when reservoirs and water sources are …

Scientists have beaten down the best climate denial argument | Dana Nuccitelli

Clouds don’t act as a climate thermostat, and they’re not going to save us from global warming<p>Climate deniers have come up with a lot of arguments about why we shouldn’t worry about global warming – about 200 of them – but most are quite poor, contradictory, and easily debunked by consulting the …

Mexico got early warning before deadly earthquake struck. When will California get that system?

Mexico’s massive earthquake Thursday night offered another example of how an earthquake early warning system can provide crucial warnings for preparation.<p>Mexico, Japan and other countries have early warning systems. California is developing one, but the effort has been threatened by budget cuts …

California

The city that won't stop growing

How can Lagos cope with its spiralling population?<p>By Alastair Leithead<br>21 August 2017<p>The lagoon metropolis<p>A thick layer of acrid, blue smoke hovers just above the waterfront slums that skirt Lagos lagoon, filtering out sunrise and sunset.<p>This man-made mist that clings to the rusted shack rooftops …

World population to near 10 billion by 2050, says UN

India's population is expected to surpass China's in about seven years and Nigeria is projected to overtake the United States and become the third most populous country in the world shortly before 2050, a U.N. report said Wednesday.<p>The report by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs' …

The Larsen C Ice Shelf Collapse Is Just the Beginning—Antarctica Is Melting

MagazineFeature<p>The massive iceberg that broke off the Larsen C Ice Shelf may be a harbinger of a continent-wide collapse that would swamp coastal cities around the world.<p>Seen from above, the Pine Island Ice Shelf is a slow-motion train wreck. Its buckled surface is scarred by thousands of large …

Antarctica

Earth has now seen an unprecedented 12 straight months of record-shattering warmth

Each of the past 12 months has set a record for being the warmest such month in 137 years of record-keeping, according to the National Oceanic and …

Global Warming

Global warming won’t just change the weather—it could trigger massive earthquakes and volcanoes

Bill McGuire is not optimistic about humanity’s future. In his book, <i>Waking the Giant: How a changing climate triggers earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes</i>, he explains why.<p>By his estimation, carbon dioxide emissions from human activity since industrialization began have changed the trajectory of …

Coal made its best case against climate change, and lost | Dana Nuccitelli

A Minnesota judge found the preponderance of evidence did not favor coal industry climate science denial<p>Peabody Energy, the world’s largest private sector coal company (now bankrupt), recently faced off against environmental groups in a Minnesota court case. The case was to determine whether the …

Pew study: More Mexican immigrants return home than come to U.S.

In a reversal of a long-standing historical trend, more Mexican immigrants have returned to their home country than have come to the United States in the past five years. That's according to the latest Pew Research Center report out Thursday analyzing data from 2009 to 2014.<p>According to data …

Climate change could erase years of global anti-poverty efforts, study finds

Climate change could mean a lot more than rising temperatures, rising sea levels and increased risks of natural disasters — it might also erase years …

Climate Change

Tired of the Tube? There's now an official London Underground walking map

LONDON — The Tube: It’s the bane of many commuters' lives and even minor disruptions can send the city into a complete meltdown.<p>If you’ve ever dreamt …

England

Deaths in Austria, Mediterranean raise migration's grim toll in Europe

<b>(CNN) —</b> The discovery of dead migrants in the back of a truck in Austria, just a day after the Italian coast guard said 54 people lost their lives trying to cross the Mediterranean, has highlighted once again the scale of the migration crisis gripping Europe.<p>An Austrian Interior Ministry statement …

Taking Notes: Is The Pen Still Mightier Than the Keyboard?

Educators are eager to know how the computers popping up in their classrooms actually affect student learning. Much of the research has focused on …