Disasters

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  • 28 Jun 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DEHRADUN, India Torrential rains last week that caused the Ganges River to flood and create landslides in northern India’s Uttarakhand state washed away thousands of homes, with a death toll that could go well beyond the previously reported 1,000 people
  • 24 Jun 2013- 09:58 by Local Press Report LONDON The Independent Hurricanes, referred to as “acts of God” by insurers and seen by others as harbingers of the effects of climate change, are becoming more common as an unexpected side-effect of efforts to reduce pollution, research indicates. A study
  • 10 Jun 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TOKYO, Japan By the end of this century, climate change could increase the risk of flooding on 42 percent of the Earth’s land surface along many of the world’s 29 major river systems, according to a new University of Tokyo study published on June 9 in
  • 6 Jun 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto this week presented a National Climate Change Strategy aimed at developing “green growth” in the country. He said that the plan was based on eight axes of action, as well as the basic goals of
  • 5 Jun 2013- 09:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand While East Asian and Pacific cities are rapidly growing and becoming wealthier, they are also become more vulnerable to huge economic losses as a result of disasters because of poor planning, the World Bank said this week. “East Asia
  • 4 Jun 2013- 10:12 by Local Press Report MOSCOW Russia & India Report Russia’s Emergencies Ministry is ready to assist Europe in cleaning up after severe floods forced thousands to flee their homes across central Europe. The offer was voiced during a video link with the Brussels-based EU
  • 3 Jun 2013- 10:01 by Local Press Report BERLIN The Record Authorities in parts of central Europe issued disaster warnings and scrambled to reinforce flood defences Sunday as rivers swelled by days of heavy rain threatened to burst their banks. Several people have died or are missing in the floods