Tag Archives: Floods

Natural disasters displacing millions

Floods, storms, drought and other climate-related natural disasters drove 20 million people from their homes last year, nearly four times as many as were displaced by conflicts, a new U.N. report said on Tuesday. The study tried to quantify for

Global warming ‘irreversible’ for next 1000 years

Climate change is “largely irreversible” for the next 1,000 years even if carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions could be abruptly halted, according to a new study led by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The study’s authors said there

Time is Running Out -Climate chaos is inevitable

Mark Lynas (Climate chaos is inevitable. We can only avert oblivion, June 12) is correct to highlight the dire lack of urgency on action to cut climate-changing emissions, but he is wrong to suggest that we ditch the UN’s Kyoto

Rain Leaves Korean Homes Destroyed

SEOUL (AFP) – Floods triggered by torrential rain that hit North Korea last week washed away homes, roads and farmland and caused unspecified casualties, according to state media. Heavy rain from July 12 to 15 left more than 20,000 hectares

Scientists Warn Of Water Woes

Demand for water in agriculture and energy production could spike in the coming decades while catastrophic floods and droughts strike more often, a water conference in Canada is to hear this week. “At unpredictable times, too much water will arrive

Climate raises NZ Beef prices

Prices for New Zealand beef farmers are being boosted by global events from droughts in Argentina to bans on exporting wheat from Russia. Beef shipments from Argentina for the first seven months of this year fell by about half to

Niger hit by ‘double disaster’ of drought, floods

LONDON (AFP) – Aid agency Oxfam warned Tuesday of a “double disaster” for millions of people in Niger where heavy rains and flooding are compounding food shortages caused by a prolonged drought. The United Nations says more than seven million

Southern China lashed by second typhoon

Southern China has born the brunt of a second typhoon in a week, with shipping and flights disrupted by heavy rain and strong winds. State media is reporting that the government is telling people to stay inside and shut doors

Thousands evacuated as storm batters Vietnam

Vietnamese troops evacuated thousands of people from their homes in the north of the country Sunday due to threats of flash flooding and landslides, as the death toll from Typhoon Conson rose to more than 70. Typhoon Conson was downgraded

Asia floods devastate the region

Video Report: Asia floods continue to cause devastation.