Scientists have succeeded in wiping out a population of caged mosquitoes in laboratory experiments using a type of genetic engineering known as a gene drive.
A powerful tornado ripped apart dozens of homes and threw cars into the air near the Canadian capital Ottawa, leaving two people critically injured.
Officials fear more deaths, including two who sent text messages seeking help, in the collapse that buried about 30 houses in two villages after daybreak in central Cebu province.
Researchers of the University of Reading believe they have proof for the first time that microplastics can enter our ecosystem by air via mosquitoes and other flying insects.
Officials say the death toll from Hurricane Florence, now a tropical depression, has jumped to at least 32.
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) warns that the hurricane continues to dump heavy rain on parts of North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina and that flash flooding will continue.
The death toll from the storm has risen to 17 while about 740,000 homes and businesses remained without power in the Carolinas, and utilities said some could be out for weeks.
North Carolina residents faced challenging driving conditions in Pender County and Wilmington as the hurricane-turned-tropical storm Florence flooded several roadways.
Kampala generates over 350,000 tonnes of solid waste every year but only half of it is collected. But now the city's unemployed are turning this environmental hazard into a job opportunity.
Massachusetts State Police said a total of 70 fires, explosions or investigations of gas odour had been reported.
Millions of people are at risk from a strong typhoon set to smash into the northern Philippines this weekend which could bring floods, landslides and huge waves to the disaster-prone nation.
The monsoon storms in South Asia have devastated the Indian southern Kerala state, with farmers worrying they might not get the government aid that would get them through the year.
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