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What happens when humans meddle with nature?
Seven ways in which our destruction of the natural world has led to deadly outcomes

Phoebe Weston

22, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Terrawatch: Asteroid that wiped out dinosaurs triggered global mega-tsunami
Jumble of rocks in far-flung locations help researchers work out how big and how far-reaching impact would have been

Kate Ravilious

26, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Marseille, Alexandria and Istanbul prepare for Mediterranean tsunami
Risk of significant tsunami within next 30 years is nearly 100%, Unesco says, as it urges coastal cities to become ‘tsunami-ready’

Karen McVeigh

23, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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A mega-tsunami in the Pacific north-west? It could be worse than predicted, study says
Scientists uncover worrying news about faults including Cascadia, which runs from Vancouver Island to northern California

Hallie Golden in Seattle

07, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Tonga volcano: 84% of population affected by ashfall and tsunami
Some residents relocated after homes destroyed as communication remains ‘an acute challenge’ and more international relief on its way

Kate Lyons

24, Jan, 2022 @12:58 AM

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‘Absolutely amazing’: Tongan man swept away by tsunami stayed afloat for 24 hours
Lisala Folau climbed a tree on his home island before being washed away and eventually managing to reach the capital

Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson

20, Jan, 2022 @6:12 AM

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Tonga says volcanic eruption and tsunami an ‘unprecedented disaster’
Government issues first official update since huge blast on Saturday, saying death toll could rise

Oliver Holmes

18, Jan, 2022 @5:36 PM

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Australia records 77 deaths on deadliest day of pandemic; national medical stockpile activated – as it happened
Follow all the day’s news

Stephanie Convery (now) and Matilda Boseley (earlier)

18, Jan, 2022 @7:02 AM

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Tonga volcano eruption: New Zealand and Australia send planes to assess tsunami damage
Blanket of ash hinders communications from towns believed to have been inundated by waves as first surveillance flights departs

Kate Lyons and Joshua Mcdonald

17, Jan, 2022 @2:53 AM

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World No 1 issues statement saying he ‘respects’ court ruling – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Nino Bucci (now) and Christopher Knaus (earlier)

16, Jan, 2022 @8:45 AM

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Australia offers assistance to tsunami-hit Tonga after undersea volcano eruption
Minister for the Pacific says a surveillance aircraft would help gather information about the extent of the damage

Australian Associated Press

16, Jan, 2022 @7:29 AM

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Tsunami from Tonga volcano eruption leaves trail of flood damage
Waves rush over island country while tidal surges are felt by small Pacific neighbours plus New Zealand, Australia, US and Japan

Joshua Mcdonald and agencies

16, Jan, 2022 @7:29 AM

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