Vanuatu, a sprawling cluster of more than 80 islands and 260,000 people, is on the geologically active Pacific Ring of Fire and its Tana island active volcano is a major tourist attraction.
Democratic leaders in Congress and some residents in Puerto Rico have accused the Republican administration of being more sluggish in its response than it would to a disaster on the US mainland.
If the world manages to keep warming by the century’s end below 1.5º C – an extremely ambitious target – over a third of the ice volume in Asia’s high mountains will still be lost.
“Puerto Rico, which was already suffering from broken infrastructure & massive debt, is in deep trouble,” Trump wrote in a series of posts on Twitter.
Makeshift places of worship have popped up next to the crumbling cement and mangled steel of collapsed buildings in the deeply religious country.
While hundreds of volunteers stand ready to help in the wealthy neighbourhoods of central Mexico City, the same cannot be said for the outskirts and surrounding villages.
Although widespread evacuations prevented a higher death toll, the impact on the region’s most vulnerable people will be extensive and lasting.
India has a lot to lose if it doesn’t make better sense of its weather, especially for its farmers and for better disaster management.
The strong aftershock following Tuesday’s devastating earthquake, raised fears of further collapses, paralysing rescue operations and terrifying residents.
Apart from the unfavourable economic and financing aspects for generating energy from coal, the plant may be Kenya’s single largest pollution source.
With tourism to Parvati Valley on the rise, local communities struggle to cope with the pressures of the new consumerist society.
Climate change is making berries ripen early in Kodiak, Alaska, luring bears away from eating salmon. This shift may not hurt the bears, but could have far-reaching impacts on surrounding forests.
The court has set aside an NGT order on the matter saying the tribunal doesn’t have jurisdiction, but made it clear that future legal challenges are welcome.
There isn’t enough evidence to say if certified tropical forests are better than, the same as, or worse than conventionally managed tropical forests when it comes to people.
The second major hurricane to rage through the Caribbean this month, Maria has killed at least 32 people and devastated several small islands.
Homes were reduced to rubble and debris littered the streets of San Juan as powerless Puerto Rico plunged into darkness.
The moles, Topos in Spanish, formed as a volunteer search and rescue group in the aftermath of the devastating quake that struck Mexico City in 1985.
Although basic public services have been restored, economic, commercial and educational activities have come to a halt.
The data on which rivers are running low and which are carrying surpluses is not publicly available. There is also no conceptual clarity of the indicators needed for defining ‘deficit’ and ‘surplus’.
In 12 hours, 100 wax moth caterpillars had reduced a mass of plastic by 92 milligrams, the fastest plastic degradation process known so far.
Maria, a rare Category 5 storm at the top end of the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, churned in the eastern Caribbean about 30 miles (45 km) southeast of St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands with maximum sustained winds of 175 mph (280 kph)
Flights were diverted with the main runway out of use and inter-city trains cancelled, stalling transport services in the commercial capital
Affected people who owned property are still awaiting proper rehabilitation, while others are not even being recognised as affected.
Nitin Gadkari needs more than a silver bullet to meet the deadline of cleaning up the Ganga which remains one of Modi’s showpiece schemes.
The sad truth is it’s almost impossible to convert plantations to montane grasslands unless the successive waves of invasive weeds and saplings are held back.
Water is still not reaching those who need it, while people are being forced to give up their homes and livelihoods linked to the Narmada.
Maria’s strength was building as it approached the Lesser Antilles, the US National Hurricane Center said, estimating its winds at near 85 miles per hour.
A majority of the waterbird population occurs in wetlands not conserved under law. New research makes a case for the prevention of illegal hunting in such areas.
All embankments along the India-Nepal border are controlled by India, which means that during a cross-border flood, one side will drain itself by drowning the other.
For people living by the Narmada in Madhya Pradesh’s Nimar, Modi’s birthday is being seen as a death day for their homes and livelihoods.
“There has been no change in the US’s position on the Paris agreement,” said White House spokeswoman Lindsay Walters.
In addition to deaths and injuries, the storm has caused widespread damage to road and electrical infrastructure, housing stock, ports and telecommunications.
A back-of-the-envelope calculation suggests that it will cost Rs 12.5 crore per city per year for 10 years to report air pollution and its severity in real time.
The most striking aspect of Wilderness Tales from Similipal is a vivid picture of the forests that Satyesh Naik weaves through his words, so charming that you’re left wanting to visit a forest right away.
Government aid for flood reconstruction is going to landowners rather than tenant farmers, who often enter verbal contracts and cannot prove their status.
A new study has found that India’s tigers aren’t all the same. Instead, their genes suggest they form three distinct clusters.
The ministry of external affairs confirmed the government has evacuated over a 100 Indians from Irma-hit Sint Marteen to Curacao Island.
With the water bodies shrinking in size due to encroachment and in depth due to siltation, Kashmiri livelihoods are at stake.
Comments critical of “dangerous” project are not shown amidst ambiguity over Jaggi Vasudev’s stand, and real reason for rivers rally.
An INTACH project at the Assi river in Varanasi, using bioremediation to remove pollutants from the water, has yielded considerable results in a short period of time.