Fukushima’s nuclear disaster has caused genetic damage, a decline in the population and other changes to non-human organisms from plants to butterflies to birds in the area, US and Japanese scientists say.
A 5.1 earthquake has struck around 22.5 km northeast of Ecuador's capital, Quito, followed by a 4.3 magnitude aftershock. At least two people have been killed as the tremors caused several landslides and trapped at least three people in a collapsed mine.
The death toll keeps rising after an earthquake measuring from 6.1 to 6.5, according to different estimates, hit China’s southwestern Yunnan province. The latest number of dead is nearing 600 while the number of injured is over 2,400 people.
Over 380 people were killed and around 1,800 injured after an earthquake measuring from 6.1 to 6.5, according to different estimates, toppled thousands of buildings in China’s southwestern Yunnan province.
Eleven minor earthquakes shook central Oklahoma over the weekend, renewing speculation that the area’s oil and gas drilling boom - fueled by controversial hydraulic fracturing, or fracking - is to blame for an increase in seismic activity.
Just four wastewater wells in Oklahoma – where energy companies dump water after completing the hydraulic fracturing process – have caused scores of earthquakes this year, some 30 km from the site, according to a new study by top US universities.