What is permafrost and why it could be the climate change time bomb

As North America freezes through a polar vortex, and Australia sweats out an extreme heatwave, there is growing consensus it could be game over for Planet Earth if we do not pay attention to the world’s permafrost

21 Feb 2019 - 11:37AM
Typhoon leaves damage in western Japan, heads for Hokkaido

Downpours cause power outages affecting about 138,000 households in central and western Japan and grounded 60 flights to and from Osaka and Aichi prefectures.

Downpours cause power outages affecting about 138,000 households in central and western Japan and grounded 60 flights to and from Osaka and Aichi prefectures.

29 Sep 2018 - 2:36PM
Typhoon leaves damage in western Japan, heads for Hokkaido
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
HNA yet to apply for tax-exempt status for NY charity
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Spanish expats condemn police brutality at Catalonia referendum
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
Loans stepped to small UK construction firms to plug gap
Sri Lanka clears US$1.12b Hambantota Port deal with China
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
No deal: Real estate slumps even in the hometown of Donald Trump
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
US housing starts jump; weekly jobless claims fall
Deadly tornado tears apart town in Mexico while storms hit the US

At least 10 people died when the twister struck, while 12 people were missing across the border in Texas after flooding ravaged the region.

At least 10 people died when the twister struck, while 12 people were missing across the border in Texas after flooding ravaged the region.

26 May 2015 - 10:04PM
Deadly tornado tears apart town in Mexico while storms hit the US
Aid teams find scenes of devastation in Vanuatu after catastrophic storm

The first aid teams to reach Vanuatu reported widespread devastation on Sunday as authorities declared a state of emergency after a "monster" cyclone tore through the vulnerable Pacific island nation.

The first aid teams to reach Vanuatu reported widespread devastation on Sunday as authorities declared a state of emergency after a "monster" cyclone tore through the vulnerable Pacific island nation.

16 Mar 2015 - 8:08AM
Aid teams find scenes of devastation in Vanuatu after catastrophic storm
Huge cyclone in Pacific devastates Vanuatu

A terrifying tropical cyclone which smashed into Vanuatu in the South Pacific wreaked widespread devastation, raising fears that dozens might have died in what could be one of the region's worst weather disasters.

A terrifying tropical cyclone which smashed into Vanuatu in the South Pacific wreaked widespread devastation, raising fears that dozens might have died in what could be one of the region's worst weather disasters.

16 Mar 2015 - 10:58AM
Huge cyclone in Pacific devastates Vanuatu
Transport networks jammed up by weather in northern China

Roads were closed, flights cancelled and trains delayed in northern China on Saturday as the region was hit by snow, ice, fog and smog.

Roads were closed, flights cancelled and trains delayed in northern China on Saturday as the region was hit by snow, ice, fog and smog.

23 Feb 2015 - 8:35PM
Transport networks jammed up by weather in northern China
Travel bans lifted after blizzards shut down New York, US northeast

A blizzard swept across the northeastern United States on Tuesday, dropping more than 30 cm of snow across Massachusetts and Connecticut even as its impact on New York fell short of dire predictions.

A blizzard swept across the northeastern United States on Tuesday, dropping more than 30 cm of snow across Massachusetts and Connecticut even as its impact on New York fell short of dire predictions.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Travel bans lifted after blizzards shut down New York, US northeast
Filipino activists call for urgency on climate change at Lima conference

While loved ones braced for the full impact of Typhoon Hagupit back home, Filipino activists in Lima urged climate negotiators to act with more urgency in drafting a global plan to limit such potentially life-threatening events.

While loved ones braced for the full impact of Typhoon Hagupit back home, Filipino activists in Lima urged climate negotiators to act with more urgency in drafting a global plan to limit such potentially life-threatening events.

8 Dec 2014 - 3:32AM
Filipino activists call for urgency on climate change at Lima conference
Three killed, 900,000 flee as Typhoon Hagupit lashes the Philippines

Typhoon Hagupit killed at least three people, knocked out power, mowed down trees and damaged thousands of homes as more than 900,000 people hid in shelters during a terrifying night.

Typhoon Hagupit killed at least three people, knocked out power, mowed down trees and damaged thousands of homes as more than 900,000 people hid in shelters during a terrifying night.

8 Dec 2014 - 12:28PM
Three killed, 900,000 flee as Typhoon Hagupit lashes the Philippines
600,000 Filipinos flee homes as super typhoon's erratic path keeps country on edge

Typhoon Hagupit slammed into the central Philippines' east coast late last night, knocking out power and toppling trees in a region where 650,000 people have fled to safety.

Typhoon Hagupit slammed into the central Philippines' east coast late last night, knocking out power and toppling trees in a region where 650,000 people have fled to safety.

7 Dec 2014 - 2:19AM
600,000 Filipinos flee homes as super typhoon's erratic path keeps country on edge
Concerns of El Nino weather pattern raised for Asia

Forecasters in Australia and New Zealand warned of the possible onset of an El Nino, reviving concern the weather pattern that can bring drought to parts of Asia may return for the first time since 2010.

Forecasters in Australia and New Zealand warned of the possible onset of an El Nino, reviving concern the weather pattern that can bring drought to parts of Asia may return for the first time since 2010.

3 Dec 2014 - 4:07AM
Concerns of El Nino weather pattern raised for Asia
Storm flips planes and pounds Australian city of Brisbane with hail

Planes were flipped and roofs ripped off when hail and powerful winds tore through Australia's east coast, leaving an A$100 million (HK$664 million) damage bill as the army helped clean up yesterday.

Planes were flipped and roofs ripped off when hail and powerful winds tore through Australia's east coast, leaving an A$100 million (HK$664 million) damage bill as the army helped clean up yesterday.

29 Nov 2014 - 6:34AM
Storm flips planes and pounds Australian city of Brisbane with hail
Heaviest storms in decades kill 32 in Morocco

At least 32 people have died in the heaviest storms to hit southern Morocco in decades with 25cm of rain falling in just a few hours.

At least 32 people have died in the heaviest storms to hit southern Morocco in decades with 25cm of rain falling in just a few hours.

25 Nov 2014 - 4:57AM
Heaviest storms in decades kill 32 in Morocco
Arctic blast in US brings early snow, freezing temperatures

A historic early-season snowstorm has killed five people in the United States, left large parts of New York state under 1.5 metres of snow and plunged the entire nation into a deep freeze.

A historic early-season snowstorm has killed five people in the United States, left large parts of New York state under 1.5 metres of snow and plunged the entire nation into a deep freeze.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:54PM
Arctic blast in US brings early snow, freezing temperatures