Environment

2 Drown in Peru After Tonga Tsunami Reaches Latin America

A volcanic eruption and tsunami in the South Pacific island kingdom of Tonga on Saturday caused massive waves which radiated throughout the greater Pacific Ocean in subsequent hours, reaching the coasts of Peru — where two people died after a tsunami engulfed a beach in the country’s north — and Chile.

In this satellite image taken by Himawari-8, a Japanese weather satellite, and released by the agency, shows an undersea volcano eruption at the Pacific nation of Tonga Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. An undersea volcano erupted in spectacular fashion near the Pacific nation of Tonga on Saturday, sending large waves crashing …

Study: World’s Richest 1% Derailing Paris Agreement Climate Goals

The richest one percent of humanity is on track to release 70 metric tons of CO2 per person per year in the near future, or an amount of carbon dioxide “30 times greater” than what is compatible with maintaining global warming below an international consensus threshold of 1.5 Celsius, the Guardian reported Friday citing a new study by Oxfam.

SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 18: Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos presents the company's first smartphone, the Fire Phone, on June 18, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. The much-anticipated device is available for pre-order today and is available exclusively with AT&T service. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

President of Chile Faces Impeachment Bid over Pandora Papers

Opposition lawmakers in Chile launched impeachment proceedings against the country’s president, Sebastián Piñera, on Wednesday, claiming he was involved with alleged irregularities in the 2010 sale of a mining company according to details recently divulged in the Pandora Papers leak.

Demonstrators march with posters depicting Chilean President Sebastian Pinera during a teachers' protest against the government, outside La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago, on October 13, 2021. - Chile's opposition on Wednesday moved to impeach the country's president, Sebastian Pinera, for the controversial sale of a mining company through a …