Weather-related disasters have grown more frequent over the last 20 years, claiming more than 600,000 lives, the UN said today, issuing a further call for nations to strike a landmark deal on climate change.
Rain caused flooding on roads in parts of Texas on Saturday, an official said, after severe weather killed at least 24 people during the week and prompted U.S. President Barack Obama to declare a disaster in the state.
Crisis-stricken Malaysia Airlines said on Friday that its third-quarter loss widened 54 percent in the wake of two devastating air disasters that have sent its business into a tailspin and prompted a government rescue.
Disasters last year displaced three times more people than violent conflicts, showing the urgent need to improve resilience for vulnerable people when fighting climate change, according to a study issued today.
Forget military helicopters or life boats when a natural calamity strikes. A Japanese firm is on the job to build an all-electric, floating car that can reach low-lying, flood-prone regions in a jiffy.
With earthquakes and other natural calamities posing as major threats to the world, a city-based non-profit organisation Hyderabad Science Society (HSS) has developed prototype of a robot that can help in finding victims trapped under debris after disasters.
Natural and weather disasters are costing nearly USD 200 billion (150 billion euros) a year, four times more than in the 1980s, the World Bank said Monday, warning climate change would drive the bill even higher.
Global population must be stabilised quickly and high consumption in wealthy nations should be rapidly reduced to save our planet from “a downward spiral of economic and environmental ills”, researchers have warned.