Scientists from the Center of Scientific Studies of Valdivia (CECS) said this week that Chile's glaciers are melting at twice the speed observed just ten years ago. The scientists, who recently participated in a specially called international forum on glaciers, also warned that this trend could have devastating ramifications due to current plans to construct hydroelectric dams around Chile.
A senior United Nations official called this week for action not only to tackle the causes of global warming by reducing greenhouse gas emissions but also to cope with its effects such as the increasing vulnerability of agriculture which places developing countries especially at risk.
Melting glaciers, vanishing forests and urban sprawl are transforming the world around us, photographs illustrating the impact of environmental changes such as global warming show.
Leaking drains, heavy rainfall and building work have been blamed for triggering the recent foot-and-mouth disease outbreak in Surrey, England according to reports made public Friday in London.
Asia-Pacific leaders agreed on Saturday to adopt a long-term aspirational goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Australian Prime Minister John Howard said.
Luciano Pavarotti's voice rang out a final time inside Modena's cathedral in northern Italy, as a recording of the great tenor singing with his father highlighted a funeral attended by family, dignitaries and close friends.
Google Inc. is best known for finding information online, but sometimes the Internet search leader also works behind the scenes to look for missing people like renowned aviator Steve Fossett.
Central America is still in shock from the death and destruction that slammed ashore with Hurricane Felix earlier this week.
An extensive search is underway for record-breaking US adventurer Steve Fossett, who went missing in his blue and white single engine Citabria plane in the Nevada desert. He was reportedly last seen taking off from the private airfield at the Flying M Ranch near Yerington, Nevada, on Monday evening.
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.