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Forecasters say conditions along the east coast of the United States will deteriorate Monday as one of the biggest storms ever to hit the mainland brings heavy rain and wind to a large section of the nation's most populated region.
WASHINGTON — Huge swaths of the U.S. East Coast are being pelted by one of the biggest storms ever to approach the mainland, just more than a week before Americans vote for president and pick a new Congress. Hurricane Sandy has forced the cancellation of campaign events and could leave millions of Americans without power as they prepare to cast ballots.
Climate change’s effects on the ocean and various climate systems could very likely lead to smaller ocean fish, according to new research by fisheries scientists at the University of British Columbia.
JAKARTA — Perched atop the notorious ‘Ring of Fire,’ an arc of fault lines and volcanoes in the Pacific Basin, earthquakes are an almost weekly occurrence in Indonesia. After close analysis of a mammoth earthquake that struck the island of Sumatra this April, scientists in the U.S. say the quake indicates the Indo-Australian tectonic plate is now splitting in two.
Speakers at a seminar here on Sunday voiced grave concern over the government’s plan to set up a 1,320 MW coal-fired power plant under joint-venture with India at a site adjacent to the world heritage Sundarbans.
Environment and Forests Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud on Friday said the entire Bangladesh will go under seawater if the ice layer of Antarctica melts fully due to global warming.
NEW ORLEANS — Isaac was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm on Wednesday. But the slow-moving storm is hovering over New Orleans, Louisiana on the Gulf of Mexico, generating tremendous rain and high winds. Isaac is testing the city's improved levees that were breached exactly seven years ago by Hurricane Katrina.
The National Hurricane Center said the powerful storm came ashore late Tuesday, bringing sustained winds of 130 kilometers per hour. Forecasters also warned of dangerous storm surges along the northern U.S. Gulf Coast.
Weather forecasters said Isaac, the storm churning toward the U.S. Gulf Coast, has increased to hurricane strength.
Iranian officials say two strong earthquakes in the northwestern part of the country have killed at least 250 people and left more than 2,000 injured.
Officials in Iran say 180 people have been killed in two strong earthquakes just 11 minutes apart in the country's northwest, near the city of Tabriz.
At least 13 people, including the Imam of a local mosque, were killed and 17 others injured as a streak of lightning struck them while saying Tarabi prayers in Dharmapasha upazila of Sunamganj district on Friday night.
A volcano on New Zealand's North Island has erupted for the first time in over 115 years, creating a thick cloud of ash that disrupted regional travel and prompted nearby residents to stay indoors Tuesday.
A massive grid failure has left more than 600 million people in India without power, the second large-scale outage to hit the country in as many days.
Syeda Rizwana Hasan, Chief Executive of Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA), has won the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award, 2012, Asia’s version of the Nobel Prize, with five other recipients, reports international media.
Dhaka on Tuesday urged Delhi to complete the necessary formalities for an early conclusion of the agreement for sharing Teesta water.
Flashflood, triggered by torrential rains for the last couple of days and onrush of hill waters, has inundated vast areas in Sylhet and Sunamganj districts.
Environmentalists in India are getting ready to approach the court as Maharatna major NTPC’s maiden overseas venture in Khulna has now run into an environment hurdle due to its proximity to the world’s largest mangrove forest Sundarbans, according to an Indian media report.
At least 50 people were injured and over 5,000 thatched houses damaged as a nor’wester swept through seven upazilas here on Thursday night.