China's natural disaster death toll at six-year high
The death toll from natural disasters in China this year is the highest in at least six years, the Chinese government said on Monday, as the number of confirmed fatalities climbed past 1,900.
Lebanon to start mopping up oil spill this week
Lebanon will start mopping up on Tuesday the 10,000 to 15,000 tonnes of oil that spilled into the Mediterranean Sea and covered the coast with sludge after Israel bombed a power plant over a month ago.
Black Sea residents want to aid marine recovery
People living around the Black Sea seem willing to pay more to help the sea recover from near-collapse after decades of pollution and overfishing, a UN-sponsored survey showed on Monday.
在一星期里，三次台风频搅亚洲; 一席热浪袭击北半球; 一场旱灾影响了澳洲谷物预期收成。科学家们最担忧的全球变暖的迹象目前已经展现出来了, 但现在是否谈这些还为时过早?
Uncertainty over typhoons' link to climate change
Three typhoons churn through Asia in a week, a heatwave bakes the northern hemisphere and a drought slashes grain crop estimates in Australia. Signs that scientists' worst fears about global warming are unfolding before our eyes, or is it just too early to tell?
Lebanese oil spill could rival Alaskan disaster
An oil spill caused by Israeli raids on a Lebanese power plant could rival the 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster that despoiled the Alaskan coast if not urgently addressed, the United Nations said Tuesday.