Tubewells in seven wards of Chittagong City Corporation are pumping water with arsenic contamination 10 times higher than the safe level. The wards’ low-income group people are especially exposed to arsenic related diseases as they drink and use water from
People in flood-ravaged Fiji have begun returning home after spending several days in evacuation centres. The death toll from the floods has risen to five after some of the worst flooding the country has seen in decades.
A family of four has died under a landslide in Fiji, as forecasters predict lingering torrential rain in the flood-battered region. Police told FBC News a 35-year-old father, 30-year-old mother and their two daughters, aged three and one, were buried
Climate change is amplifying risks from drought, floods, storms and rising seas, threatening all countries but small island states, poor nations and arid regions in particular, UN experts warned on Tuesday. In its first-ever report on the question, the Nobel-winning
Lloyd’s of London insurance market on Wednesday posted its second-largest annual loss owing to record claims for catastrophes including Japan’s earthquake disaster and floods in Thailand. The company suffered a pre-tax loss of £516 million ($822 million, 615 million euros)
The Kazakhstan government and environmentalists Tuesday sounded the alarm over the declining numbers of endangered Caspian seals after 35 animals were found dead over the weekend. “During the inspection on March 25… 35 dead seals were found on the sea
An exclusion zone has been put in place around a North Sea oil and gas well, where a plume of gas was seen rising above the water after a “serious” leak. The potentially explosive natural gas is escaping from Total’s