NEPAL: Global warming swells glacial lakes, endangering thousands

Source: IRIN Reuters and AlertNet are not responsible for the content of this article or for any external internet sites. The views expressed are the author’s alone. BANGKOK, 16 September 2010 (IRIN) – As global warming shrinks glaciers along the world’s highest peaks, glacial lakes in Nepal are increasingly at risk of bursting the natural […]

A Changed Climate Skeptic?

It seemed too sensational to be true. On Aug. 30, the Guardian reported that one of the world’s most prominent “climate change skeptics,” Bjorn Lomborg, had made an apparent about face, now calling for $100 billion to be devoted to stopping global warming. This is a man who, for years, writing books with provocative titles […]

Landslide Buries Rescuers in Guatemala

A second landslide covered dozens of people on a highway in Guatemala Monday as they tried to dig out victims buried by a landslide the day before. “A wall of earth fell on a bus and around 100 local people organized themselves to dig out the victims. Then another landslide came along and buried them,” […]

No growth for Boulder fire overnight; 5 reportedly missing

BOULDER – Fire officials say new infrared mapping of the Fourmile Canyon Fire released on Wednesday reveals it is 6,168 acres. Five people remain missing. Twenty people were initially reported missing in the fire area and authorities say they have cleared 15 of those cases, but five people remain missing. “They’re open investigations,” Cmdr. Rick […]