Magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes off Philippines

An earthquake of magnitude 7.6 has struck off Mindanao in the southern Philippines, seismologists say, triggering tsunami warnings in the country and in Japan, although a US agency said the risk of large waves had passed. The US Tsunami Warning System, which initially warned of waves of up to three metres above the usual high … Read more

Eleven climbers killed as Marapi volcano erupts in Indonesia

Eleven climbers have been found dead in Indonesia following the eruption of the Marapi volcano in West Sumatra, a rescue official says, as a search to find 12 more missing was temporarily halted over safety concerns. Three survivors were found on Monday along with the bodies of the 11 climbers, who were among 75 people … Read more

Lovers of sweet treats could be hit by rising sugar prices

Sugar for sale at a supermarket in Yichang City, in China’s Hubei province, on April 6, 2023. Future Publishing | Future Publishing | Getty Images A mammoth rally in 2023 for El Niño-exposed raw materials will likely hit consumers’ pockets over the coming months, according to one specialist food and agribusiness bank. Soft commodities have … Read more

Magnitude 7 earthquake strikes Vanuatu region

A powerful magnitude 7 earthquake has struck the Vanuatu region. Following the quake, hazardous tsunami waves were possible within 300km of the epicentre along the coasts of Vanuatu and New Caledonia. However, a tsunami warning for the coasts has now passed, the US Tsunami Warning System says. The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) said … Read more

Busiest holiday travel season in years is off to a smooth start with few airport delays

NEW YORK — The holiday travel rush hit its peak Friday as mild weather and lower flight cancelation rates raised hopes for merrier drivers and airline passengers than last year. U.S. airlines are predicting a blockbuster holiday season and have projected confidence they can handle the crowds after hiring thousands of pilots, flight attendants and … Read more

Taylor Swift’s new romance, debt-erasing gifts and the eclipse are among most joyous moments of 2023

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A romance that united sports and music fans, a celestial wonder that drew millions of eyes skyward and a spiritual homecoming for some Native American tribes were just some of the moments that inspired us and brought joy in 2023. In a year that saw multiple wars, deadly mass shootings, earthquakes, … Read more

Strong winds from Storm Pia disrupt holiday travel in the UK

High winds from Storm Pia have disrupted holiday travel in northern areas of the U.K. Flights were grounded, train service was suspended and ferries stopped running to islands off Scotland’s west coast on Thursday LONDON — High winds from Storm Pia disrupted holiday travel Thursday in northern areas of the U.K. as flights were grounded, … Read more

Here are 8 easy ways to save money by going green

    d3sign | Moment | Getty Images The Earth is heating up and the effects — droughts, hurricanes, wildfires, to name a few — are getting more common and severe. Yet consumers can do something about climate change — in simple ways that also save money. “It’s a bunch of little things that add … Read more