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Japan PM Shinzo Abe visits landslide site amid rising anger

Aug 25, 2014

Japan PM Shinzo Abe visits landslide site amid rising anger

Rain showers were raising risks of more slides and hampering the search effort, and also triggering slides in other parts of Japan. #Japan #NewsTracker #Hiroshima #Landslide #Shinzo Abe #Natural disasters #tragedy
Japan 39 dead in Hiroshima landslides, toll likely to double

Aug 22, 2014

Japan 39 dead in Hiroshima landslides, toll likely to double

Dozens of homes were destroyed when mountainsides collapsed on the outskirts of Hiroshima on Wednesday, sending tonnes of mud, rocks and debris crashing into suburban communities. #Japan #NewsTracker #Hiroshima #Landslide #Natural disasters #tragedy
Strong earthquake hits southwest Iran, several injured

Aug 18, 2014

Strong earthquake hits southwest Iran, several injured

There were no reports of fatalities but a local official said there were injuries and that the earthquake had caused damage. #NewsTracker #Iran #earthquake #Iraq #Disaster #Natural disasters
Bihar Over 4 lakh people affected in nine districts due to floods

Aug 18, 2014

Bihar Over 4 lakh people affected in nine districts due to floods

Around 38,000 people have been evacuated so far and 75 relief camps have been set up in the affected districts. #India #NewsTracker #bIhar #Floods #Natural Disaster #Patna #Nalanda #Sitamarhi #Nawada #Darbhanga #Supaul #JItan Ram Manjhi #West Champaran #Saharasa #Sheikhpura
Nepal flood toll hits 101, fears of disease rise

Aug 18, 2014

Nepal flood toll hits 101, fears of disease rise

Authorities in Nepal are attempting to reach thousands of people stranded by flooding fear an outbreak of diseases from the disaster that has already killed 101 people. #NewsTracker #Nepal #Floods #Natural Disaster #Disaster #Nepal floods #Nepal disaster

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Mangroves have many uses, just not tsunami protection

Oct 02, 2011

Mangroves have many uses, just not tsunami protection

There are many views on the best way to protect coastlands against Tsunamis. Sand dunes might be the best answer. #ToTheContrary #Environment #Natural Disaster #Kudankulam #Coastal management #Tsunamis

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Mangroves have many uses, just not tsunami protection

Aug 16, 2014

Curfews, like Ferguson's, enacted more often across U.S. in recent years

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's announcement of a curfew from midnight to 5 a.m. is a tactic that has been used more frequently in recent years as American cities have grappled with civil unrest or natural disasters...
Mangroves have many uses, just not tsunami protection

Aug 25, 2014

Editorial: Use discretion in arming our police

Police departments shouldn't be equipped like armies. But the Ferguson, Missouri, police department looked like one recently when officers in full body armor and military-style vehicles fired tear gas and trained assault weapons on people protesting ... #Iraq #Afghanistan #Barack Obama #Missouri #US Department of Defense #U.S. Congress #Suffolk County Police #Michael Brown (politician) #Nassau County Police #Suffolk County, NY
Mangroves have many uses, just not tsunami protection

Aug 27, 2014

Do dams destroy rivers?

A new study has found links between dams and the declining health of river systems. With your help, Karl Mathiesen investigates whether dams are killing the worlds great rivers. Post your thoughts in the comments below, email karl.mathiesen.freelance... #Africa #Assam