By Adel Aldaghbashy A new outbreak of cholera can be expected in Yemen as a result of the rainy season that began in mid-April, a study suggests. According to the study, which was published in The Lancet Global Health earlier this month, if the predictions are correct, millions of people...
Dave McGarvie, The Open University and Ian Skilling, The University of South Wales There is something special and awe-inspiring about watching new land form. This is what is now happening in Hawai’i as its Kīlauea volcano erupts. Lava is reaching the ocean and building land while producing spectacular plumes of...
Following two weeks of volcanic activity, Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted again on early Thursday, shooting an ash cloud to over 9,100 meters into the sky. Officials have distributed about 18,000 masks to help residents deal with the fallout and have asked people to stay indoors and to use the masks, the...
By Soila Apparicio, Climate Home News Despite nearly 200 people killed in heatwaves this month, India’s disaster agency has said efforts to cut heat deaths to zero are having an impact.  On 2 May several parts of the country suffered from severe dust and thunderstorms, resulting in the deaths of at least 124 people. On Sunday, more...
The US coast on the Atlantic side would witness an above-average hurricane season in this year, even as it is still recovering from a devastating season last year. Separate forecasts from North Carolina State University and Colorado State University predicted chances of 18 named storms and said that up to...
Hundreds have been dead and hundreds of thousands have been affected by heavy rain and flash floods in Eastern Africa. WHO said that at least 695,000 people have been affected by flash floods and river floods, due to ongoing heavy rainfall in Somalia. A report in The Guardian on Tuesday...
About 1.3 billion people and assets worth $158 trillion will be at risks by 2050 due to river and coastal floods, the World Banks said in a report. Released today by the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), Aftershocks: Remodeling the Past for a Resilient Future, said that...
By Diana Crow The bitterly cold, dry air of the Central Asian steppe is a boon to researchers who study the region. The frigid climate “freeze-dries” everything, including centuries-old trees that once grew on lava flows in Mongolia’s Orkhon Valley. A recent study of the tree-ring record, published in March,...
Severe food insecurity has hit Africa’s western Sahel, leaving about five million people in northern Senegal, southern Mauritania and parts of Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso and Chad, in need of food and livelihood assistance. While the region reel under the effects of conflict and now threatened by drought and rising...
An experimental geothermal power plant injecting water a few kilometres underground was probably the reason behind a magnitude-5.4 earthquake that struck the South Korean city of Pohang on 15 November 2017, says new research. The quake was the second-strongest, and the most destructive the country experienced since observations began in...

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