Hurricanes swept ashore in Nicaragua and Mexico within hours of each other Tuesday, the first time Atlantic and Pacific hurricanes have made landfall on the same day since the National Hurricane Center began keeping records in the 1940s.
Potentially catastrophic Hurricane Felix is blowing quickly westward across the Caribbean Sea towards Honduras and Nicaragua. The National Hurricane Center in Miami measures the storm's maximum sustained winds at 165 miles per hour with higher gusts.
A United Nations climate change conference, preparing the way for a major December summit in Bali, wrapped up in Vienna Friday, with countries reaching agreement that a global approach is crucial in tackling the issue.
Annual sales of organic products have hit a record £2 billion - but home-grown supplies are struggling to meet growing demand.
Climate change, and its economic impact was pushed onto the front burner at a seminar on Monday organized by the British Embassy in Argentina which the key speaker was Stephen Green, a senior economist at the UK's Ministry of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.
United Nations-backed climate change talks drawing 1,000 representatives from over 150 Governments, business and industry, environmental organizations and research institutions kicked off in Vienna Monday, preparing the way for a global summit set for later this year in Bali.
United Nations is bolstering its assistance through the release of almost 10 million US dollars from an emergency fund and an appeal for nearly 40 million to be launched next week to victims of the major earthquake which rocked Peru on 15 August, one of the world body's top humanitarian officials revealed Friday.
Bolivia's President Evo Morales arrived in Pisco today to distribute 19 tons of medicines, blankets and drinking water, the second visit by a Latin American leader to the disaster area. Colombia's Alvaro Uribe traveled to the area last weekend.
The protection zones around two farms at the centre of the foot-and-mouth outbreak will be lifted at noon.
As the United Nations (UN) system finalizes a Flash Appeal for the earthquake stricken parts of Peru, UN inter-agency teams are assessing the situation in the affected areas.