Climate change has been blamed for the event
Record temperatures in Spain last year have hit production, while a bacteria outbreak has infected more than a million trees in Italy
Saudi Arabia has started taxing water for residents to try and address the soaring cost of debt as oil revenues decline
If global warming continues as projected, the risks will be even greater
Having found an underground lake the size of Windermere in Kenya, Alain Gachet tells John Lichfield how his radar scanning technique can reveal immense reservoirs of water under the most barren and impoverished territories on Earth
Fishermen are making use of the re-appearance of the ruins to ferry curious passengers around its walls
Tiger Woods endured one of the worst days of his distinguished career as he shot a 79 at the Farmers Insurance Open on Saturday to miss the third-round cut.
During an extreme event, countries in the western Pacific experienced devastating droughts and wild fires
Kevin Keen has been preparing the Baggies for the third round clash
A wildfire in central Idaho forced the evacuation of 2,250 homes near the upmarket tourist towns of Hailey and Ketchum over the weekend, as firefighters lost ground against the blaze that also threatens the Sun Valley ski resort.
While some purists remain reliably condescending, the Shergar Cup has earned a legitimate niche in the racing summer.
Senior minister from the collection of low-lying coral atolls in the north Pacific says the end of this century will spell 'the end of my country and many others like it'
A note uncovered by a BBC News Freedom of Information request showed the organisation made the concession after April 2012 became the wettest on record
Fiona Shaw leads her audience a surprisingly merry dance to Coleridge's bleak epic poem
John Higgins, the four-times world champion, is no stranger to success. But even Higgins, regarded as one of snooker's greatest ever players, has found silverware hard to come by in recent times. Since winning the World Championship at the beginning of May 2011, the 37-year-old has failed to win any of snooker's three major titles – the World, UK Championship or Masters.
Arsenal's inconsistency leaves manager unsure whether to strengthen