Geodynamics Ltd., an explorer seeking to produce power from hot underground rocks, is starting a search for new partners to develop its project in central Australia after Origin Energy Ltd. decided to pull out.
A magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands, generating a tsunami that destroyed at least 100 homes and killed several people in the South Pacific island chain, according to the aid organization World Vision.
The Solomon Islands, located about 2,000 kilometers (1,243 miles) northeast of Australia, are bracing for floods as Tropical Cyclone Freda brought strong winds in the second major storm to hit the South Pacific region this month.
Is the world falling apart? Surely it isn’t, though this year’s frequent earthquakes and the occasional volcano have left an exceptional path of ruin and misery, raising concerns that something very unusual is occurring.
Climate change envoys broke a deadlock at United Nations talks in Germany, with European, U.S. and island nations warning the slow pace of negotiations threatens the chance of reaching a deal at the end of the year.
Norton Rose Group, the 2,900-lawyer firm combining U.K., Australian, Canadian, South African and affiliated partnerships, is looking for mergers in the U.S. and China, Chief Executive Officer Peter Martyr said.