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Flash Flood Kills More In Storm-Hit Pakistan
A flash flood swept through six villages in Pakistan's storm-hit Baluchistan province killing 30 people and forcing more than 10,000 from their homes as a huge effort to help up to 1.5 million people geared up.
WHO Urges Asia To Prepare For Climate Change Crises
Asian nations must prepare to tackle disasters unleashed by global warming with the same urgency they now focus on fighting disease epidemics, the World Health Organization said on Monday.
China's Development Is Costing The Himalayas
China's "irresponsible and reckless" development activities in Tibet have had a devastating impact on the Himalayas -- threatening glaciers, rivers and the lives of millions of people, an activist said on Friday.
Forest Fire Nears Athens
The worst forest fire in more than a decade threatened Athens on Friday, as fire crews, troops and volunteers fought hundreds of blazes raging throughout Greece.
2007 Seen As Second Warmest Year As Climate Shifts
This year is on track to be the second warmest since records began in the 1860s and floods in Pakistan or a heatwave in Greece may herald worse disruptions in store from global warming, experts said on Friday.
Light Earthquake Shakes Tokyo Area
A light earthquake rattled the Tokyo area on Thursday, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
Fires Burn Across Sizzling Greece
Two men were killed on Thursday in a forest fire in Greece, which is battling dozens of blazes on the sixth day of a heatwave.
Desertification A Threat to Global Stability
Desertification could drive tens of millions of people from their homes, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa and central Asia, a U.N. study warned on Thursday.
Is America Headed for a Food Shortage?
Ethanol is a renewable, homegrown fuel that can help lower U.S. dependence on foreign oil. But as more and more ethanol is made from corn, less and less corn is available for food production, and thatís causing some unforeseen problems.
How The Arctic Ocean Was Born
Some 20 million years ago, the Arctic Ocean was best described as a very large lake, whose fresh water leaked southwards through a narrow strait into the Atlantic.
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