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Nepal quake: Why are some tremors so deadly?

<b>On 1 April, 2014, a Magnitude 8.2 earthquake rocked northern Chile. Six people died, 2,500 homes were damaged and 80,000 people were displaced. Just over one year later, a M7.8 earthquake strikes Nepal. Over 6,200 people (and counting) have been killed, entire towns and villages flattened and</b> …

Geology

Men 'catching up' on life expectancy

<b>Men are narrowing the gap on women when it comes to life expectancy in England and Wales, research in the Lancet indicates.</b><p>It predicts by 2030 men will be living 85.7 years on average - just two fewer than women.<p>In 1981 men lagged behind women by six years.<p>Though life expectancy is improving for …

Radiation Therapy

Volcanoes: we still can't predict eruptions – video

In 2010, an ash cloud from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland shut down airspace over Europe for six days. Professor David Pyle, a volcanologist at Oxford University, explains that despite dramatic improvements in our ability to monitor active volcanoes with high-resolution satellite imagery …

The Pangaea Pop-up - Michael Molina

Volcanic blast 'as great a threat to UK security as nuclear terrorism'

They argue that certain types of eruptions of Icelandic volcanoes, known as effusive gas-rich eruptions, should be considered an immediate risk to …

Tsunami-proof 'Great Wall of Japan' divides villagers

Government wants to build 440 walls along coastline, but some residents believe a concrete fortress is not the answer<p>When Masahito Abe looks out at the sea that killed 40 of his neighbours just over three years ago, he is certain of one thing: at some point, perhaps long after he is gone, the ocean …

Anatomy of an earthquake - Professor Iain Stewart

Hawaii Prepares for Evacuations as Lava Flow Moves Within Yards of Homes

<b>UPDATE, Oct. 27, 12:30 p.m.</b><p>As of Tuesday morning, the lava flow was just 70 yards away from a home lying directly in it's path.<p><i>Original post</i><p>Residents …

World Disasters Report 2014: Culture and Risk

Revealed: thousands of Britons on benefits across EU

• At least 30,000 Britons on unemployment benefit in EU, Guardian research shows • Unemployed Britons in richer EU states outnumber claimants from those countries in UK<p>• Helen Pidd searches for the only Briton in Poland claiming benefits<p>Unemployed Britons in Europe are drawing much more in benefits …

Europe

Tacloban: one year after devastating Typhoon Haiyan

The Telegraph's Tom Phillips revisits Tacloban to discover that many of those who lives were ripped apart by Typhoon Haiyan are struggling to move on<p>On November 8, last year T<b>yphoon Haiyan swept through the central Philippines</b><b>.</b> Up to 8,000 people are believed to have died as a result of one of the …

Typhoon Haiyan: millions of lives still blighted one year on

Filipinos still living in temporary shelters and evacuation centres after storm that killed more than 6,000 and displaced 4 million<p>A year after typhoon Haiyan devastated central areas of the Philippines, aid workers and officials are warning that millions of people are still living in temporary …

Typhoon Haiyan: Still mourning and trying to survive in Tacloban

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1122000/1122210_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524753207_44ac1b08660528089e5a086cce940940<p><b>In the middle of Tacloban the McDonalds fast food joint is back in business, and it is jammed.</b><p>The last time I was here it was boarded up, everything …

Living Rooms

Typhoon Haiyan: Images of then and now

<b>Typhoon Haiyan, with its brutal winds and resulting storm surge, tore across central Philippines 12 months ago, killing or leaving missing more than 7,000 people.</b><p>The storm, the most powerful to ever make landfall, destroyed many of the country's low-lying coastal farming and fishing communities - …

Weather

Pope Francis cuts short visit to typhoon-hit Tacloban

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1138000/1138626_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524753208_86ecf2e43ca8830388cab73c543a2974<p><b>A storm has forced Pope Francis to cut short his visit to the Philippine city of Tacloban, which was devastated by Typhoon Haiyan just over a year ago.</b><p>…

Weather

Ebola In The Air: What Science Says About How The Virus Spreads

Here's an Ebola puzzle for you: If the virus isn't airborne, why do doctors and nurses need to wear full protective suits, with face masks, while treating patients?<p>After we dug through studies and talked to scientists, the answer slowly emerged.<p>Ebola <i>does</i> spread through the <i>air</i>. But not through the</i> …

Ebola Watch: CDC uses big data analytics, free mobile phones to monitor West African expats

The Ebola virus has forced us to take a hard look at how we contend with diagnosing dangerous viruses and treating them, quarantines, citizens and …

How an ageing population will change the world

The number of people across the world over 65 years old will triple by 2050, drastically altering some countries' demographic make-up, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center.<p>Perceptions of this shift vary widely across the globe, the report says.<p>While 87% of Japanese believe the …

Pew Research Center

Cooler box-equipped motorbikes donated to UN will speed up Ebola testing process in West Africa

At UN Headquarters, meanwhile, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told reporters that the immediate priorities of the United Nations are to stop the …

Disease

Ebola in Africa: the end of a tragedy?

<i>UPDATE: Just one day on from the publication of this article, the World Health Organisation has confirmed a new case of Ebola as the cause of a death</i> …

Oceans may have 10 times more plastic than we thought

The world's oceans may contain about 10 times more plastic than the most recent studies suggest.<p>The new figure estimates that the oceans hold more …

ICELAND GLACIER OBSERVATORY: 2 Year Icefall timelapse by Dr Jez Everest

What Is Groundwater?

Why Some Countries Are Poor and Others Rich

World's beaches being washed away due to coastal development

From Florida to the Costa del Sol, costly sea defences are accelerating beach erosion and will ultimately fail to protect coastal towns and cities from rising tides, say experts<p>The world’s beaches are being washed away as coastal developments increase in size and engineers build ever higher sea …

Arctic sea ice volume holds up in 2014

<b>Arctic sea ice may be more resilient than many observers recognise.</b><p>While global warming seems to have set the polar north on a path to floe-free summers, the latest data from Europe's Cryosat mission suggests it may take a while yet to reach those conditions.<p>The spacecraft observed 7,500 cu km of …

Global Warming

9 now-and-then images of melting glaciers

Even as we witness rising sea levels, record high temperatures and increasingly violent storm systems, it's still easy for us to ignore the …

Carbon dioxide satellite mission returns first global maps

<b>Nasa's Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2) has returned its first global maps of the greenhouse gas CO2.</b><p>The satellite was sent up in July to help pinpoint the key locations on the Earth's surface where carbon dioxide is being emitted and absorbed.<p>This should help scientists better understand how …

Climate Change

Where tectonic plates meet in Iceland

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The Top Global Healthcare Story For 2014: Ebola

There was no shortage of big global healthcare stories in 2014 ‒ but none escalated so quickly and dominated as clearly as Ebola. In my view, however, that didn’t really translate to the U.S. ‒ so I added that distinction this year with a uniquely national version of The Top U.S. Healthcare Story …