One of the most powerful storms Hurricane Patricia slams into Mexico

Hurricane Patricia, one of the most powerful storms on record, struck Mexicos Pacific coast on Friday (23 October), threatening to inflict catastrophic damage as emergency teams scrambled to evacuate thousands of people from homes and popular beach resorts. Oct 24, 2015

New species of Galapagos giant tortoise identified

Scientists have identified a new species of giant tortoise on the Galapagos Islands, using genetic data to determine that a group of 250 of the slow-moving grazing reptiles was distinct from other tortoise species residing in the Pacific archipelago. Oct 22, 2015