French PM Borne visits Mayotte amid growing water crisis
Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne on Friday visited the French overseas island of Mayotte, the poorest place in the European Union, amid a growing water crisis. Due to a drawn-out drought compounded by years of underinvestment and water mis...
Drenching storm could end with some snow in Northeast
Umbrellas and snow shovels may be needed in part of the Northeast this weekend and into the start of next week as a large storm delivers rain, wind and a bit of snow to the region.
Seychelles declares emergency after explosion
A blast at an explosives store wrecked buildings and caused massive damage to an industrial zone on the Seychelles' main island Mahe, officials said, prompting the president to declare a state of emergency on Thursday.
Floods fuel growing hunger in Pakistan
More than half a million flood-affected children in Pakistan are reportedly suffering from the deadliest form of malnutrition. Pakistan is one of the countries most affected by the direct impact of climate catastrophes.
Flash flooding kills at least 17 people in southern India
Residents in the Indian city of Chennai waded through knee-deep floodwater after cyclone Michaung barrelled into the southern coast. The tropical storm brought heavy rains and winds of up to a hundred kilometers an hour, uprooting trees ...
First survivor pulled out of Zambia mine after landslide
The first survivor has been pulled out alive after last Friday's landslide in Zambia that flooded a copper mine. It trapped at least 25 people who were working there. The rescue mission for the others continues.
Large weekend storm to sweep through eastern U.S
A widespread warmup will precede a major storm that will drench more than two dozen states from the Gulf of Mexico through the Great Lakes and into Canada. Some areas could even get a bit of snow.
Lake Titicaca on drought alert since end of July
Lake Titicaca, located between Peru and Bolivia, has been on drought alert since the end of July. The cause is high temperatures and lack of rain, with major consequences for the local population.
Indonesia volcano eruption claims 23 lives
The total number of hikers found dead after a volcano erupted in Indonesia has risen to 23 after two more bodies were found. There are hundreds of volcanoes across the Indonesian archipelago. Mount Marapi on the island of Sumatra is one ...
Death toll rises as Tanzania reels from flooding, landslides
More than sixty people have been killed in Tanzania in flooding and landslides. It's adding to hundreds of deaths across East Africa following weeks of torrential rains.
Tanzania's floods: 'we have nowhere to go'
Residents in northern Tanzania have been sifting through the mud to rebuild their lives and burying the dead. Floods and landslides have killed dozens here, adding to the hundreds of deaths caused by extreme weather across East Africa si...
Greek olive growers battle thieves as crop price rises
Greek olive grower Panagiotis Tsafaras has been forced to patrol his groves twice a day to fend off thieves trying to steal the crop as prices rise during a poor harvest. The yield will be the lowest in years, mainly due to erratic weath...
Indonesian rescuers race to find missing after volcano eruption
Hundreds of Indonesian rescuers were racing to find ten hikers who went missing after a volcano eruption that killed thirteen people. Eleven dead hikers were found Monday near the crater of Mount Marapi on the island of Sumatra, with res...
Dozens killed in Tanzania floods and landslides
Search and rescue operations are underway in northern Tanzania amid severe flooding, with the country's president saying 100 homes in one village were swallowed in a landslide.
Eleven climbers killed as Indonesian volcano erupts
Eleven climbers were found dead in Indonesia following the eruption of the Marapi volcano in West Sumatra, a rescue official said, as a search to find 12 more missing was temporarily halted over safety concerns.
Iran becoming engulfed by air pollution
Iran is among countries facing a growing threat from air pollution induced by the climate crisis. Heatwaves, dust storms and changing weather patterns have worsened the air quality in major Iranian cities.
Looking back at 2023 hurricane season
When it comes to the number of tropical systems in a season, 2023 was one of the most active ever recorded. But if you weren't paying attention, it could have been easy to miss. What caused the strange combo?
Australian firefighters use AI to fight bushfires
Large swathes of Eastern Australia is facing increased risk of fire this summer seasons says authorities. With El Nino weather pattern expected to generate hotter and drier conditions, this year, firefighters have a new weapon - AI named...
Death toll from Kenya floods surges
The death toll from floods that have devastated many parts of Kenya has almost doubled to 120, a government official said. More than 89,000 households have also been displaced and are being sheltered in over 112 camps, top interior minis...
Trapped Indian tunnel workers emerge to cheers from rescuers
All 41 construction workers trapped in a collapsed tunnel in India have been rescued safe and sound. They emerged to cheers and relief, after so-called 'rat miners' dug through the last bit of rock and metal by hand.
Explained: How banned 'rat-hole' mining saved India's trapped workers
Officials in India enlisted half a dozen miners adept in "rat-hole" mining to reach trapped workers after a tunnel collapsed, shining a light on a mining practice that has been banned for decades.
Thousands left homeless by torrential rains in Kenya
Ongoing heavy rains that started in October - linked to the El Niño weather phenomenon - have killed at least 120 people and displaced more than 150,000 in Kenya.
Trapped Indian workers freed after 17 days
Indian rescuers on Tuesday pulled out all 41 construction workers trapped inside a collapsed tunnel in the Himalayas for 17 days, hours after drilling through the debris of rock, concrete and earth to reach them, officials said.
Eleven workers killed at South African mine
Impala Platinum has halted operations at its Rustenberg complex in South Africa after eleven workers were killed and 75 others injured. The conveyance system, that carries workers up and down a 1,000-meter deep underground shaft, "unexpe...
Indian rescuers on verge of freeing 41 trapped in tunnel
Indian rescuers were on the verge Tuesday of bringing out 41 men trapped for 17 days behind tons of earth inside a Himalayan road tunnel after a marathon engineering operation to free them.
U.S East Coast cities facing record-breaking snow deficit
When could the I-95 corridor see snow? Several major cities in the Northeast are breaking records for lack of measurable snowfall, FOX Weather reports.
Ukrainians fear for soldiers as winter sets in
The extreme weather arrived in Ukraine as tens of thousands of troops man front-line positions in the 21-month-old war with Russia, amid fears Moscow could attack the power grid with air strikes this winter.
11-year-old girl identified as fourth victim of Alaska landslide
The body of a fourth person has been recovered following a massive landslide last week in a remote Alaskan fishing community. Authorities have identified 11-year-old Kara Heller as the fourth victim confirmed killed by last Monday's cata...
Climate change brings death, violence to Uganda’s Karamoja
In Karamoja, an arid region in northern Uganda where nomadic herding tribes struggle for access to water, climate change is causing increasingly frequent droughts and last year at least 900 people died of starvation due to meager harvests.