National authorities said the quake was at a magnitude of 5.9 — lower than the 6.1 given by the US Geological Survey — and its epicentre was in Duzce province's Golyaka district, though it also shook other nearby cities.
According to official reports, 443 people have died in the torrential rains that lashed Kwazulu-Natal province and its capital, Durban. Schools, churches, office buildings got uprooted. And amidst the rains and floods, people had no water to
A magnitude 5.6 earthquake that rocked Turkey once again, killing one person and injuring more than 100 people is indeed sad news (“1 killed, over 100 injured as new quake hits Turkey,” Feb.28, Gulf Today website). Although science has achieved numerous successes in many fields of life, it’s still unable to predict the exact time
Countries like America used Earth Day to extend olive branches, form new partnerships, and announce ambitious climate goals. But not everyone is in the reconciling spirit. Instead, the EU is doubling down on a carbon tax, a cumbersome levy which penalises
A new report from the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific about over 140 disasters that the world has faced last year because of climate change, demands collective measures to tackle the global warming (“Over 140 disasters hit 64m people, loss stands at $57b in Asia-Pacific region last year: Report,”
According to a new report from the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in 2022 alone, over 140 disasters struck the region, leading to over 7,500 deaths.
There’s a slow-motion disaster happening this week as houses collapse into a canyon in Rolling Hills Estates, a city in LA County. But to scientists who study the geology and climate changes behind this landslide, things seem to be happening all too quickly. The environment is changing faster now than it has in decades. We are seeing
With hope of finding survivors fading, stretched rescue teams in Turkey and Syria searched Wednesday for signs of life in the rubble of thousands of buildings toppled by the world’s deadliest earthquake in more than a decade. The confirmed death toll approached 12,000.
The 7.8 Richter scale earthquake that hit southeastern Turkey and northwestern Syria on Monday, with the rising death toll having gone beyond 11, 000 has unleashed staggering devastation in the town with crowded buildings and the residents many of whom are refugees from Syria in Turkey and other Syrian refugees in their own