Protection needed for emerging mining hotspots

Growing demand for metals necessary for the transition to a low carbon future will lead to more mining in high-risk areas, according to University of Queensland research.

Australia must stop building homes in such fire-prone areas

Yesterday, the New South Wales government accepted all 76 recommendations from an independent inquiry into last summer's devastating bushfire season. Several recommendations called for increased hazard reduction, such as ...

Volcano erupts near Manila; villagers flee, airports shut

A small volcano near the Philippine capital that draws tourists for its picturesque setting in a lake erupted with a massive plume of ash and steam Sunday, prompting the evacuation of tens of thousands of people and forcing ...

What is a Category 5 storm?

Hurricane Dorian has slammed into the northern Bahamas, one of the strongest storms to make landfall in history. It's also the fifth Category 5 storm to form in the Atlantic in the past four years. Here are some facts about ...