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Russia To Lose 33% Of Permafrost

..Russia’s vast permafrost areas may shrink by a third by the middle of the century due to global warming, endangering infrastructure in the Arctic zone, an emergencies ministry official said Friday. “In the next 25 to 30 years, the area

Pakistan Flood Defences Inadequate

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Pakistan has failed to invest in prevention measures since last year’s floods that killed 1,750 people and is vulnerable to another disaster this monsoon season, Oxfam said Tuesday. The relief agency marked one year since the beginning of the 2010

6.2 Quake Strikes Central Luzon

An earthquake struck parts of Metro Manila and Central Luzon on Tuesday at 1:15 a.m., magnitude 6.2, according to the Philippine Volcanology and Seismology Institute (Phivolcs); but the US Geological Service (USGS) recorded it at magnitude 5.9. It was recorded

Tata Launches $700 Flat-Pack House

The Indian company that launched the world’s cheapest car has unveiled its latest product for the fast-growing nation: a flat-pack house that costs just $700 and can be built in a week. The Tata group, maker of the $2,500 Nano

India’s Food Security Crisis

The proposed introduction of the Food Security Act by the UPA Government is a welcome and much needed step towards securing the right to food for all of India’s citizens. The right to food is the basis of the right

Top Brands Poison Chinese Rivers

.Environmental campaigners on Wednesday accused suppliers to major clothing brands including Adidas and Nike of poisoning China’s major rivers with hazardous chemicals linked to hormonal problems. Greenpeace said eight samples of wastewater discharge from two factories in the Yangtze and

It’s The End Of Taiwan. No It isn’t…

A self-styled Taiwanese “prophet” has been convicted of “spreading rumours” when he said a monster earthquake would destroy the island last month, a court said. Wang Chao-hung was fined $Tw40,000 ($1,313), a court said. Please follow and like us:

Vietnam Tests Tsunami Alert System

HANOI (AFP) – Vietnam has tested its first tsunami warning system, the builder said on Monday, in an effort to prevent a massive loss of life if giant waves strike the coast. Vietnam began preparing the alert system following the

Logging Costs Indonesia $36Bn

Land clearance by hundreds of mine and plantation companies operating illegally on Indonesia’s Borneo island has cost the country $36 billion, an official said Thursday. “Encroachment of forest areas for illegal mining and plantation activities including logging in Kalimantan has

Nuclear Protest By Japan’s Farmers

Hundreds of angry Japanese farmers protested Tuesday outside the Tokyo head office of nuclear plant operator TEPCO, taking with them vegetables, milk and and even two cows affected by the atomic crisis. Some 350 people, mainly farmers from the region