An acute shortage of water treatment chemicals, burst water pipes and recurrent power shortages have been blamed for water shortages across Harare. Harare Water director Engineer Christopher Zvobgo confirmed the problems yesterday, but said "adequate measures have been put in place" to allow the city to return to its "normal water supply" ... read more >>
housands of people are still unable to return home after last week's floods caused extensive damage to Jakarta's infrastructure. The WSJ's Eric Bellman describes why Indonesia's capital is struggling to return to normal. ... read more >>
Months before Hurricane Sandy hurled the Atlantic Ocean into houses and cities along the East Coast, another record-breaking cyclone battered North America, helping push this year's Arctic sea ice to a record low, a new study finds.
Arctic sea ice has been declining for decades, reaching a record low in September 2007 and hitting that record again in 2012.
"The Great Arctic Cyclone of Augu ... read more >>
The mountains on Oahu in the Hawaiian Islands are dissolving from within under the slow but inexorable onslaught of groundwater, researchers say.
Sometime in the distant future the mountainous tropical island will be reduced to a flat, low-lying island similar to Midway, scientists at Brigham Young University reported Friday. ... read more >>
Arctic sea ice could vanish within 10 years as it is melting much faster than previously believed, thanks to global warming, warn scientists, claiming that the process is 50 percent faster than the current estimates.
New satellites being operated by the European Space Agency paint a grim picture of 900 cubic km of ice already having melted over the last year.
This is 50 percent higher than ... read more >>
Much ado has been made about the loss of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean by the Gang Green, those global warming hysterics who want us to fundamentally reorganize human civilization based on a statistically marginal temperature rise planetwide in the 20th century. But the Antarctic proved a tougher nut to crack, as Antarctica is a continent surrounded by sea and that continent has been gaining ice. W ... read more >>
An underground network of pipes lies around the area where Turkish state energy company TPAO was drilling, leading to villagers’ fears that chemicals from the drilling process or construction may have leached into their watersupply.
Two dignitaries from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) visited the area several days ago and took water samples for testing at a laboratory in Turkey ... read more >>
The historic weather season has helped Citizens Energy Group -- the utilities company that regulates the reservoirs and supplies much of Central Indiana with water -- solidify its water emergency plans and develop safeguards should a drought return. ... read more >>
Scientists using NASA satellite data and climate models have projected drier conditions likely will cause increased fire activity across the United States in coming decades. Other findings about U.S. wildfires, including their amount of carbon emissions and how the length and strength of fire seasons are expected to change under future climate conditions, were also presented Tuesday at the annual ... read more >>
The 2012 Atlantic Hurricane season officially came to a close on Friday, after four land-falling storms left coastal communities in tatters from Louisiana to New York. For the third straight season there were 19 named storms in the Atlantic, which is the third-highest level of storm activity observed since 1851. Ten of those storms went on to become hurricanes, only one of which, Hurricane Isaac, ... read more >>