Explained: Why tropical cyclones and storm surges are so deadly
A powerful Cyclone Mocha is expected to hit Myanmar and Bangladesh. Cyclones can unleash catastrophic storm surges — tsunami-like flooding — when they make landfall. They can be the deadliest part of a cyclone and are only partially affected by wind speeds
Flooding, landslides as atmospheric river departs California
Water pooled on roadways in the region, rocks and mud littered others, and there were reports of potholes that disabled numerous cars. Flooding closed several miles of Pacific Coast Highway through Huntington Beach, south of Los Angeles on the Orange County coast.
A Wet Mess: Cyclone Gabrielle wreaks havoc in New Zealand
A national state of emergency has been declared in New Zealand as Cyclone Gabrielle battered down on the nation. The country’s ‘most severe weather event’ has caused unprecedented flooding and left thousands without power
'Nobody knows where their village is': New inland sea swamps Pakistan
Across the country, about 33 million people have been affected by the flooding, nearly two million homes and businesses destroyed, 7,000 kilometres (1.3 miles) of roads washed away and 256 bridges knocked out
Seoul: Torrential rain leaves nine dead, several missing; landslide warnings issued in nearly 50 cities, towns
More than 17 inches of rain were measured in Seoul's hardest-hit Dongjak district from Monday to noon Tuesday. The per-hour precipitation in that area exceeded 5.5 inches at one point Monday night, which was the highest hourly downpour measured in Seoul since 1942
South Africa: Floods in Durban area kill at least 341; more rainfall expected
The damage to Durban and the surrounding eThekwini metropolitan area is estimated at $52 million, eThekwini Mayor Mxolosi Kaunda said
IMD issues yellow alert for Tamil Nadu till 24 Nov, predicts rainfall in other southern states, including Kerala
A cyclonic circulation lies over Southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood in lower tropospheric levels that is likely to move west-northwestwards towards Tamil Nadu coast during next 4-5 days, said IMD
Coastal states in Mumbai, Kolkata & four other Indian cities will be underwater by 2030 finds report
Maps show parts of Mumbai, almost the entirety of Navi Mumbai, the coastal areas of Sunderbans, and the surrounding areas of West Bengal’s capital, Kolkata, along with Cuttack in Odisha, may be below tide-level in 2030.
Cars submerged, people dead, Hurricane Ida makes New York hell
Authorities called for a state of emergency, a first ever, after record rainfall turned streets into rivers and water gushed into subways, leading to their shutdown
Thirteen dead as Hurricane Ida's remnants cause 'historic’ flooding in New York
Extreme weather prompted the first ever flash-flood emergency warning from the National Weather Service
Rising sea levels serious threat to Asian cities, may put 15 mn people at risk by 2030: Greenpeace report
The report focuses on seven cities which are - Bangkok, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Jakarta, Seoul, Taipei and Manila.
Hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, floods – Here’s how you can be more weather-ready
Apathy and complacency can also be dangerous when it comes to weather-driven disasters.
Humans are responsible for the rising sea levels, climate change; not the change in Earth’s orbit
The largest sea-level decline was witnessed during the last glacial period some 20,000 years ago, the water level dipped to about 121 metres.
In Ladakh, vulnerable migrant workers face increasingly uncertain future as coronavirus outbreak unfolds
'I first travelled to Ladakh in 2011 and have since been documenting the migrant workers and their living situation. Over the past decade, they may have acquired more construction tools but overall, their conditions haven’t changed much and their struggles remain the same,' writes Ritayan Mukherjee of his photo project documenting migrant workers in Ladakh.
47 dead, thousands put in emergency shelters as Indonesia's capital Jakarta, neighbouring districts reel under floods
Monsoon rains and rising rivers submerged a dozen districts in greater Jakarta and caused landslides in the Bogor and Depok districts on the city's outskirts as well as in neighboring Lebak, which buried a dozen people
India kicks off $43 mn project, in three states to boost climate resilience, funded by Green Climate Fund
The six-year project will build climate-resilient livelihoods for 1.7 million people in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Odisha
Typhoon Hagibis: Ten dead, three missing in Japan as torrential rains, mudslides hit eastern part of country
Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held an emergency task force meeting on Saturday morning and called for 'the utmost effort in rescue and relief operations.' He also urged quicks repairs of electricity, water and other essential services to help restore the lives of the disaster-hit residents.
Artist uses historical markers to shed light on the effects of climate change, spread awareness
The project, known as "Remembrance of Climate Futures, is written from the perspective of someone looking back.
Hyderabad rains: Protective wall of Hussain Sagar canal partially collapses, 200 houses inundated
About 200 houses in Hyderabad's MS Maktha area were inundated in the wee hours of Friday after a protective wall of a canal connected to Hussain Sagar lake partially collapsed due to heavy rains, official sources said
Nations must invest to protect themselves against climate change: ex-UN head Ban Ki-moon
He said, "climate change could push more than 100 million people in developing countries below the poverty line".