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Sunday, May 26, 2013
Kudankulam issue: `People, experts living in different worlds`
Noted agriculture scientist MS Swaminathan said there should be continuous interaction between exper...
`Over 1300 lives lost to natural disasters in China in 2012`
Over 1300 people were killed in natural disasters in China last year with such calamities also causi...
Nuclear industry plans rescue wagon for disasters
If disaster strikes a nuclear power plant in US, the utility industry wants the ability to fly in he...
Hot spots for world`s powerful earthquakes identified
Researchers have pinpointed the locations - like Indonesia`s Sumatra Island - where the world`s larg...
Major train disasters in Andhra
Tuesday`s train disaster in Andhra is one of the worst train tragedies in the state in the last two ...
World’s rich putting earth at risk of century of disasters
Global population must be stabilised quickly and high consumption in wealthy nations should be rapid...
Mumbai, Miami on list for big weather disasters
The 594-page report blames the scale of recent and future disasters on a combination of man-made cli...
Natural disasters make 2011 costliest year
Natural disasters cost the global economy 380 billion dollars last year, making it the costliest yea...
Wildlife under threat from natural disasters
Scientists from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) have come up with a method to identify wildli...
`KNPP designed to withstand all disasters`
power units in the controversial KNPP, were designed to withstand any natural disaster, including...
Goya’s tale of horror
Spanish artist Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes’ ‘Disasters of War’ series is currently on display...
`India, China most prone to natural disasters`
Emerging economies like India, China face the highest economic risk from natural disasters, says a r...
Central America launches its Google of weather
Oficials launched a database dubbed the `Google of Central American weather`, designed to predict na...
Climate behavior could predict disasters
Professor Tim Lenton of the University of Exeter shows that the “tipping points” that trigger these ...
Scientists develop tool to predict tsunamis, landslides
Landslide probabilities can be predicted by establishing rainstorm threshold totals for any area on ...
A week after quake, Japan`s leader vows to rebuild
Nuclear experts have been saying for days that Japan was underplaying the severity of the problems a...
`Facebook can help in disasters`
An Australian academic has praised the increasing use of social media during disasters.
Support for Australian govt tumbles after disasters
Australian PM fights for a new tax to pay for flood, cyclone reconstruction.
Disasters cause world losses of $ 222 bn in 2010
Man-made and natural disasters generated worldwide economic losses of $ 222 bn in 2010.
`Natural disasters to cost $185bn yearly`
Annual global losses from natural disasters could triple to a whopping USD 185 billion by the end of...
2010 `exceptional year` for weather disasters
Catastrophic floods, wildfires, hurricanes-2010 has been an `exceptional` year for weather disasters...
At least 236,000 killed in disasters in 2010: UN
More than 236,000 people have been killed worldwide in different natural disasters this year so far,...
Philippines launches online disaster hotspots map
Philippines has drawn up online maps of its disaster zones.
Castro says world needs to learn more about A-bomb victims
Former Cuban Prez Fidel Castro has said the world needs to learn about Japan nuclear disasters in 19...
Weather disasters mirror climate models: NOAA chief
Exceptional weather disasters is consistent with scenarios about aspect of climate change, says NOAA...
Indo-Pak precedent of help during natural disasters: Qureshi
Pakistan`s foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday said that New Delhi and Islamabad had ...
Natural disasters can linked to climate change: Hillary
The US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that the increase in natural disasters across t...
Filipinos fear God`s wrath in natural disasters
A survey shows 21% Filipinos attribute the natural disasters to God`s wrath.
Learn from Obama admin in handling disasters: CPM to govt
Telling the government to take a cue from the Obama administration in handling disasters, the CPI(...
WB loan to help India battle natural disasters
The World Bank approved a $255 mn assistance to India to help mitigate the risks by natural disaster...
Bhopal gas leak one of several man-made disasters
The Bhopal gas tragedy, which left nearly 15,000 dead, is one of the several such man-made disasters...
Moily for `standalone` law to deal with man-made disasters
Taking lessons from the verdict on the Bhopal gas tragedy the Law Ministry would work on drafting ...
Climate change could trigger `mega-disasters`: UN
Weather-related catastrophes brought about by climate change are increasing, the top UN humanitarian...
Nearly 6,000 killed in plane crashes in last 13 years
Nearly 6,000 people have lost their lives in around 380 plane crashes across the world in the past 1...
Experts suggest measures to prevent industrial disasters
Strict adherence to safety norms, regular review of safety standards and avoiding residential colo...
Why Haiti keeps getting hammered by disasters
When it comes to natural disasters, Haiti seems to have a bull`s-eye on it. That`s because of a kill...
Orissa lost 49,736 lives in disasters in 38 years
Altogether 49,736 people were killed and property worth Rs 8814 crore was lost due to natural disa...
Eye in sky can spot disasters in a jiffy
An omniscient eye in the sky can spot natural and man-made disasters, give advance warning about for...
Typhoon turns back, dumps rain on northern Philippines
A powerful typhoon that slammed into the northern Philippines over the weekend has made a U-turn and...
President declares `state of calamity` in Philippines
President Gloria Arroyo on Friday placed the entire Philippines under a "state of calamity”, as a po...
Disasters killed 750,000 people in Southeast Asia
Over 750,000 people have been killed in natural disasters in Southeast Asia between 1998 and 2009, h...
`100 villages in U`khand prone to natural disasters`
About 100 villages in Uttarakhand are prone to natural disasters, a recent official report stated....
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