At least three kilometres of Peru’s beaches have been dirtied by the oil spill when a ship loading oil into the La Pampilla refinery on the Pacific coast was rocked owing to the strong waves
There has been an "unprecedented surge" in climate-related disasters, including flooding, heatwaves, wildfires and cyclones all over the world.
More than 30 trillion yen (US$ 280 billion) has been spent on reconstruction so far in Japan. But while the government has charged ahead with new buildings, it has invested less in helping people to rebuild their lives, for instance, by offering mental health services for trauma.
Earth's average surface temperature has gone up at least 1.1 degrees C on average compared to late 19th-century, with much of that warming occurring in the last half-century.
Major 7.3-magnitude earthquake in Indonesia’s Maluku islands causes panic; no tsunami warning issued
A major 7.3-magnitude earthquake hit the remote Maluku islands in eastern Indonesia Sunday, sending panicked residents running into the streets, but no tsunami warning was issued
Building collapse in Cambodia leaves 18 dead, 24 injured; rescuers struggle to reach workers trapped in debris of Chinese project
Eighteen people were killed when an under-construction building in Cambodia collapsed early on Saturday
Puri district was found to be the most affected by Cyclone Fani. The days that followed the storm were a story of desperation and community, of serpentine lines outside government offices and the endless wait for relief supplies
Indonesia's 'volcanic tsunami': Toll rises to 222, 843 people injured, 28 still missing, says disaster agency spokesman
A tsunami following a volcanic eruption slammed without warning into popular beaches around Indonesia's Sunda Strait on Saturday night.
Indonesia 'volcanic tsunami': Officials advice caution as 3-metre tidal wave sweeps houses away in Palu and Donggala
A powerful earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, triggering a 3-metre-tall tsunami that an official said swept away houses in at least two cities.
Toll in Indonesia tsunami rises to 62; undersea landslide after volcanic eruption, full moon triggered wave
Some 600 people have been reported injured when the tsunami in Indonesia hit 9.27 pm Saturday, the Disaster Management Agency said. At least 20 others are unaccounted for.
Indonesia tsunami: 43 killed, nearly 600 injured; wave triggered by volcanic eruption hit coasts without warning
Authorities say the tsunami in Indonesia may have been triggered by an abnormal tidal surge due to a new moon and an underwater landslide following the eruption of Anak Krakatoa, which forms a small island in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra.
Indonesia earthquake-tsunami: Antonio Guterres visits disaster-ravaged Palu, says UN will support rescue and relief efforts
Antonio Guterres on Friday visited the disaster-ravaged Indonesian city of Palu, where an earthquake and tsunami killed 2,000 people and left thousands more missing.
Earthquake, tsunami hit Indonesia's Sulawesi island killing 48 in Palu; city airport closed after damage to runway
Indonesia sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire and is regularly hit by earthquakes.
Donation to Kerala floods: Mobile wallet firms have their heart at the right place but taxpayers inconvenienced
A few other mobile wallet companies have swung into action to mobilise funds for the beleaguered people of Kerala devastated by heavy rains, but how convenient is it for making donations
Mullaperiyar dam: SC asks Centre, TN, Kerala to set up panels to deal with any 'unpredictable' disaster occurring on-site
SC directed the governments to set up committees to deal with any "unpredictable" disaster that may occur at the site of the Mullaperiyar dam.
Cyclone Ockhi: Navy sends four tonnes of disaster relief material to people affected by storm in Lakshadweep
The Indian Navy has provided humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to people affected by cyclone Ockhi in Lakshadweep.
A multi-agency exercise, involving the armed forces, the National Disaster Response Force, (NDRF) and others, was conducted on Saturday as part of efforts to synergise relief operations in an urban flooding scenario
Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas coast on late Friday, unleashing torrents of rain and packing powerful winds, the first major storm to hit the US mainland in 12 years.
Union home minister Rajnath Singh will attend a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on disaster prevention and relief in Kyrgyz Republic.
Assam floods: Seven-member central team assessing situation says damage 'very profound, large-scale'
An inter-ministerial central team assessing the damages caused by floods in Assam Friday termed the destruction as "very profound and large-scale"