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Wildfires fanned by invasive grass species

Wildfires fanned by invasive grass species

New research indicates that a species of invasive grass is making wildfires in the western US larger...

Wales Audit Office concern at 'unclear' emergency plans

Wales Audit Office concern at 'unclear' emergency plans

Serious concerns have been raised about the system for responding to civil emergencies in Wales. Em...

Smartphones to be pocket seismometers

Smartphones to be pocket seismometers

The smartphones in our pockets are about to get even smarter. Scientists want these ubiquitous gadg...

Japan orders tunnel inspections after Sasago collapse

Japan orders tunnel inspections after Sasago collapse

The Japanese government has ordered emergency inspections of road tunnels across the country followi...

Japan Sasago tunnel: Collapse traps cars

Japan Sasago tunnel: Collapse traps cars

A major road tunnel has collapsed in Japan, trapping a number of vehicles and leaving at least seven...

Rain brings fresh flooding risk to England

Rain brings fresh flooding risk to England

Weather forecasters say north-east England is most at risk of flooding but rain is expected to ease ...

Flood warnings in Northamptonshire remain in place after heavy rain

Flood warnings in Northamptonshire remain in place after heavy rain

Flood warnings remain in place across Northamptonshire after a weekend of heavy rain, with some road...

Clean-up after Cornwall floods

Clean-up after Cornwall floods

Residents are cleaning-up after more than 100 properties were flooded in Cornwall after heavy rain. ...

Flood warnings remain in east Yorkshire after heavy rainfall

Flood warnings remain in east Yorkshire after heavy rainfall

Hundreds of householders are being urged to take flood precautions in the East Riding of Yorkshire a...

Second fire breaks out at Bangladesh clothes factory

Second fire breaks out at Bangladesh clothes factory

A fire has broken out in a multi-storey building housing clothes-making factories in Bangladesh's ca...

Dhaka Bangladesh clothes factory fire kills more than 100

Dhaka Bangladesh clothes factory fire kills more than 100

More than 100 people are now known to have died in a fire that swept through a clothes factory in Ba...

Egypt bus crash kills 47 children near Manfalut

Egypt bus crash kills 47 children near Manfalut

At least 47 children aged four to six years old have been killed after their school bus was hit by a...

South Australia bushfire destroys homes

South Australia bushfire destroys homes

More than 100 firefighters are working to contain a bushfire in Australia that has burned 2,000 hect...

Flood-hit West Sussex homeowners urged to tackle risk

Flood-hit West Sussex homeowners urged to tackle risk

Residents and businesses in a town hit by severe flooding this summer are being urged to take part i...

Sandy death toll hits 80 and keeps rising

Sandy death toll hits 80 and keeps rising

The death toll from Sandy keeps rising as swathes of the US East Coast battle to recover, three days...

Super-storm Sandy survival guide

Super-storm Sandy survival guide

Though the flood waters are receding, millions of US citizens will remain without electricity until ...

Storm Sandy: Transport chaos as floods recede

Storm Sandy: Transport chaos as floods recede

At least 40 people have been killed, millions have no power and transport has been crippled across t...

Hurricane Sandy: NY firefighter tells of Queens rescue

Hurricane Sandy: NY firefighter tells of Queens rescue

"Super-storm" Sandy has swept into the US East Coast with hurricane-force winds, bringing flooding, ...

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