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Global warming blamed for recent storms in UK

Last Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014, 11:10

Met Office`s chief scientist suggests that climate change is likely to be a factor in the extreme weather that has hit much of the UK in recent months.

Super typhoon victims flee again as rains flood southern Philippines

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 15:21

Emergency workers evacuated thousands of people across the southern Philippines on Tuesday, including many already made homeless by a typhoon in November, after three days of rain flooded towns and farmland.

One dead, hundreds evacuated in flood-hit France

Last Updated: Monday, January 20, 2014, 02:09

One man died today and more than 150 people had to be airlifted to safety after floods struck southeastern France, local authorities said.

Tornadoes, floods, drought cost US billions in 2013

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 04:38

Seven weather disasters, including tornadoes, droughts and floods, cost the United States more than a billion dollars each in damages last year, according to a government report issued on Wednesday.

Flood kills 12, destroys town in Brazil

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 07:16

The death toll from flooding that destroyed a small town in southeastern Brazil reached 12, as four more bodies were found, authorities said Tuesday.

Flood displaces 18,000 in Indonesia

Last Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013, 19:46

Around 18,000 people in western Indonesia have had to leave their homes after two rivers burst their banks and flooded thousands of houses, an official said on Monday.

Brazil vows better flood alert systems

Last Updated: Saturday, December 28, 2013, 03:37

President Dilma Rousseff on Friday vowed to improve warning systems after touring flood-hit areas of southeast Brazil where 40 people have died following torrential rains.

India gives Nepal Rs 374 million to control floods

Last Updated: Monday, December 09, 2013, 19:31

India on Monday handed over Rs 374.68 million to Nepal to build embankments on three border rivers to control floods affecting both neighbours.

Report highlights lacunae in sanctioning of dam projects

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 12:58

The provisions for statutory clearance for building dams and hydroelectric projects on rivers, especially in the Northeast, are often circumvented and compulsory environmental safeguards not adopted, a report has said.

European storm turns deadly, threatens huge tidal surge

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 10:33

A fierce storm battered northern Europe with hurricane force winds, leaving four people dead or missing, disrupting travel and forcing thousands to flee their homes over fears of the worst tidal surge in decades.

Odisha to strengthen flood forecasting, set up more shelters

Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 17:21

With the cyclone Phailin resultant rains and subsequent heavy downpour owing to low pressure causing two spells of flood in the state, Odisha government decided to strengthen the flood forecasting and monitoring system.

Afghan election season off to a messy start

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 12:06

With Afghanistan`s next presidential election just five months away, authorities say they are facing a possible repeat of the abuses that have discredited the country`s efforts to build a democracy.