A case study for a volcanic eruption, looking at impacts and responses.
Mexico’s Colima Volcano, also known as the Fire Volcano, erupted again on Sunday. It was the latest in a string of eruptions at the most active volcano in the Colima Volcanic Complex.
Residents of Mozambique’s Zambezia province are accustomed to picking up their belongs and heading for higher ground during the wet season. But even by local standards, the onslaught in January 2015 has been unusual. Check out these fascinating images.
(2011) The UN is set to announce that the population of the planet has now reached seven billion people.
But will this number continue to rise in future years – and if so, what could this mean?
Australia’s Great Barrier Reef needs an investment of at least A$785m ($643m, £426m) over five years to protect it from pollution, a report says. The reef, a major tourist destination and a rich marine habitat, faces many threats to its eco-system.
Oil prices have sunk by almost 60% since June to below $50 a barrel because of a large supply glut.
“The new island is more than one kilometer (0.6 mile) wide, two kilometers (1.2 miles) long and about 100 meters (328 feet) high”
Geo-engineering: This is the so far unproven science of intervening in the climate to bring down temperatures.
The cost of protecting these properties is considered to be too high.
The Environment Agency estimates that more than £1bn worth of properties will disappear as a result.
Last month, the World Meteorological Organization released provisional figures that predicted the past 12 months were set to be record breakers.
The long-term global average temperature is calculated from data collected between 1951 and 1980.
Thousands of homes are still without power and more disruption was expected as the second of two storms is due to hit.
Hundreds of residents lose their homes as the eruption of Pico do Fogo destroys two villages. A brilliant case study of the disadvantages of living near a volcano.
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