RedskyNews Category: As – Environment

Indian children killed in school collapse

At least 17 children were killed when a school collapsed in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand, following a heavy monsoon downpour, a disaster-relief official said. “So far we have brought out the bodies of 17 children and a search

Pakistan devastation unimaginable

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, 17 August 2010 — UNICEF Regional Director for South Asia Daniel Toole visited Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province this week to survey the devastation caused by the country’s severe flooding. Mr. Toole also reviewed the organization’s support for hundreds of

Latest China landslide leaves at least 67 missing

BEIJING – Fresh landslides rocked another area of China on Wednesday, sweeping through a mountain town in the southwest of the country after days of heavy rains and leaving at least 67 people missing and cutting off access to the

Thousands of Muscovites dead from heat in July

MOSCOW, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Over five thousand Muscovites have died in July alone from this year’s unprecedented heatwave and August could add more fatalities, a Russian scientist said on Tuesday. Moscow, a metropolis of over 10 million people, has

Indonesia’s coral reefs dying at alarming rate

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Coral that survived the 2004 tsunami is now dying at one of the fastest rates ever recorded because of a dramatic rise in water temperatures off northwestern Indonesia, conservationists said, warning Wednesday that the threat extends to

New China Floods:36 dead, hundreds injured

BEIJING – At least 36 people have died and 23 others are missing in fresh flooding from torrential rains in China’s Gansu province, the latest in a string of natural disasters to strike China. The official Xinhua News Agency reported

Pakistan hit by strong earthquake amidst floods

Islamabad, Pakistan – A 5 magnitude earthquake hit Pakistan. Pakistan is in the middle of the worst monsoon season they have ever experienced, one fifth of Pakistan is under water and there are now fears of food shortage amongst other

6.3 Quake strikes near Mauritius

A strong earthquake measuring 6.3-magnitude has hit an area of the Indian Ocean east of Mauritius, the US Geological Survey said. The epicentre of the quake was located 320 kilometres north-east of Rodrigues Island and 901 kilometres east-north-east of Port

China battles disease threat after mudslides

Disease has become the main threat to the survivors of last week’s mudslides in Gansu province in China, as rescue workers continue to try to contain the disaster. There was a brief respite yesterday for rescue workers trawling through the

6.3 Quake hits Papua New Guinea

A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck the Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Sunday, seismologists said, but there was no immediate tsunami warning or reports of damage. The quake hit around three kilometres (two miles) off the west coast of

20 million affected by Pakistan floods

Pakistan says 20 million people have been affected by devastating floods, six million more than previously thought, as the United Nations confirmed the first case of cholera in the country. The number of people affected had generally been counted at

3 Quakes hit Mariana Islands, 14 aftershocks

Hagatna – In a 24-hour period, the region of the Mariana Islands, near Guam, experienced three powerful earthquakes ranging from 6.3-magnitude to 6.9-magnitude. The region also has witnessed 14 aftershocks. Earthquakes have been the dominant natural disaster for the year