Children starving amid alarming Somalia drought: UN

Children starving amid alarming Somalia drought: UN

Over 58,000 children will starve to death in Somalia without urgent support, the United Nations warned Monday, amid severe drought in the impoverished and war-torn Horn of Africa country.

2015 a 'tipping point' for climate change

2015 a 'tipping point' for climate change

When future generations write the history of humanity's faltering quest to repair Earth's climate system, 2015 will have its own chapter. Nature, along with the usually fractious family of nations, conspired to make it a landmark year: almost certainly the hottest on record for the planet as a whole, and a rare moment of unity when 195 states pledged to curb the carbon pollution that drives global warming.

Colombia drought to last through June: President

Colombian forecasters predict that a severe drought caused by the El Nino weather phenomenon will get worse before it gets better, which probably won't be until June, President Juan Manuel Santos has said.

Not a chilly affair! Delhi witnesses 'hot winter' this season

Not a chilly affair! Delhi witnesses 'hot winter' this season

By this time of the year, Delhiites are usually seen shivering relentlessly and cursing the cold weather. But this time, thick woolen coats are still in the wardrobes and people are wondering why!

25 degrees in December! Where's the Delhi winter?

25 degrees in December! Where's the Delhi winter?

Get set for the hottest New Year eve in more than 15 years. 

Colombia declares red alert due to excessive heat

Colombia has declared a red alert in 20 provinces after high temperatures caused wildfires in different regions, the media reported on Monday.

Bolivia's second largest lake drying up

The western Bolivian province of Oruro has issued a declaration of natural disaster after Lake Poopo, the second largest in the country after Titicaca and which once covered more than 4,600 square km, has almost dried up.

How El Niño 2015 will effect weather phenomenon – Watch video

How El Niño 2015 will effect weather phenomenon – Watch video

Researchers at NASA feel that the effects of El Niño is the strongest since 1997-98.

2015 set to be hottest year on record: UN

2015 set to be hottest year on record: UN

Based on data for the first 10 months of the year, 2015 will be the warmest year on record, says the World Meteorological Organization.

US oil price drops amid ample supplies

US oil price retreated on Thursday as US stockpiles added last week.

 2015 on track to become the hottest year ever recorded!

2015 on track to become the hottest year ever recorded!

According to a report released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration , September 2015 was the hottest September, by a large margin, since records first began in 1880.

Malaysia again shuts schools due to Indonesia smoke haze

Malaysia closed schools in several states and the capital Kuala Lumpur today due to choking smoke from Indonesian slash-and-burn farming that has smothered much of Southeast Asia in smog for weeks.

Indonesia considers rice import amid El Nino

El Nino has triggered drought and prolonged harvest as well as disturbed cultivation in paddy rice fields in Indonesia.

Third global bleaching event to impact coral reefs

Third global bleaching event to impact coral reefs

Coral reefs will be subjected to stressful environment conditions due to the third global bleaching event driven by the change in climatic conditions.

Dengue epidemic likely to be more severe next year

 A major increase in cases of dengue will likely occur throughout Southeast Asian countries early next year, researchers have warned.

Buenos Aires departure for 2016 Dakar Rally

Buenos Aires departure for 2016 Dakar Rally

The Argentine capital Buenos Aires will host the start of the 2016 Dakar Rally following Peru`s decision to withdraw from the event last month, race organisers announced Thursday.

Bolivia taps up $50 mn to fend off El Nino

Bolivia has made $50 million available for a program in rural areas that will suffer due to El Nino, that is estimated to be strong from November to March, an official said.

'2015, 2016 to become hottest on record'

'2015, 2016 to become hottest on record'

Possible big changes in key global climate system suggest that global temperatures in 2015 and 2016 are set to reach record high levels, according to new research published on Monday by the Met Office, Britain's official weather agency.

Peru call off Dakar Rally after El Nino fear

Peru call off Dakar Rally after El Nino fear

Peru will not host the 2016 Dakar Rally because of the effects of El Nino, the South American country`s Ministry of Foreign Trade announced on Monday.

2016 Dakar Rally: Peru withdraws as host

Peru said that it is withdrawing as host of the 2016 Dakar Rally due to concerns about the El Nino weather phenomenon, a media report said.