Barack Obama said denying climate change 'undermines the readiness of our forces'

Obama says climate change threatens US security

21 May Rising seas and thawing permafrost caused by warmer global temperatures threaten US military bases and will change the way the US armed services defend the country, President Barack Obama said last night.

A handout photo provided by UNICEF Pacific of a man walking by severly damaged boats and yachts washed ashore on Vanuatu island

Aid begins to arrive in Vanuatu following cyclone

15 Mar The first shipments of aid have landed in Vanuatu as authorities declared a state of emergency and global relief agencies geared up after a "monster" cyclone tore through the Pacific island nation.

A family carries their belongings on the outskirts of Port Vila

Utter destruction as at least 24 dead in Vanuatu

16 Mar Reports from the outer islands of Vanuatu paint a picture of utter destruction after a cyclone tore through the South Pacific island nation, flattening buildings and killing at least 24 people.

The southwest, west and northwest of the country were worst affected

Thousands without power after bad weather

24 Feb Thousands of homes and businesses were without electricity this morning due to bad weather conditions, with the southwest, west and northwest of the country worst affected.