In The Disaster Tourist, Yun Ko-eun critiques capitalism's ability to monetise everything — even calamity and trauma
The Disaster Tourist challenges the reader to evaluate our curiosity about traumatised communities and landscapes that appear exciting for their unpredictability and history of ruin.
India recorded highest internal displacement of people in 2019; natural disasters overwhelmingly to blame, says UN study
One in four of all internally displaced persons due to conflict and violence in 2019 – 6.5 million people – were living in the Syrian Arab Republic alone.
Maxar Tech, satellite imagery company, released images of some of the biggest events of the decade.
Over half of India's population was gripped by intense heatwaves in June and July this year, killing more than 200 people.
Extreme rainfall, droughts and heatwaves have hit Karnataka, Telangana, Chattisgarh, Odisha and the Northeast with increasing intensity and frequency.
There is a need for mental health support for people who live in long-term war zones as their numbers are significantly higher.
The first of Blue Origin's tech in Bezos's multi-generational plan to ease humanity into space could be tested this year.
Cyclone Idai hits Mozambique: Relief teams scramble to get relief supplies to victims; 400 people killed in storm
A week after Tropical Cyclone Idai lashed Mozambique with winds of nearly 200 kilometres per hour, the rescue effort rose up a gear but the situation was often chaotic.
When climate change is a general & personal problem for someone, they seemed to show more ownership.
2018 sixth warmest year since 1901 in India, says IMD: 1,428 die due to harsh weather, including floods and thunderstorms
A total of 1,428 people died due to extreme weather events in 2018, which was also the sixth warmest year since 1901, Of the 1,428 deaths recorded last year, heavy rains and subsequent flooding, dust storms, thunderstorms and lightning claimed half the lives.
Four dead in landslide caused by storm in central Philippines; 12,000 people evacuated from Bicol region
Three members of a family were buried in a landslide in Legazpi City southeast of Manila while a woman was crushed by another landslide in Bulan town as heavy rains brought by the storm loosened the earth.
The earthquake struck southeast of Davao City at a depth of 59 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said, while the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said "hazardous tsunami waves from this earthquake are possible" along the coasts of Indonesia and the Philippines.
Indonesia Tsunami: Public health crisis looms large as clean water, medical supplies run low; experts warn of more deadly waves
Indonesia's disaster agency said it has dispatched helicopters to drop supplies into a handful of hard-to-reach communities along the shattered coastlines of western Java and south Sumatra.
Indonesia's 'volcanic tsunami': Toll climbs to 373; rescue teams continue hunt for survivors, haul debris around Sunda Strait
Indonesia's disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho gave an updated toll late Monday. He said, "Some 1,459 people were injured with another 128 missing."
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.
Paris climate treaty: Over 190 states agree on milestone rulebook; COP24 chief says 'its been a long road'
Despite the agreement, states already dealing with devastating floods, droughts and extreme weather made worse by climate change said the package agreed in the mining city of Katowice lacked the bold ambition to cut emissions the world needed.
Cyclone Gaja: MK Stalin deems aid work in storm-hit areas 'not satisfactory', says E Palaniswami should step up relief activities
The leader of the Opposition in Tamil Nadu demanded that Chief Minister E Palaniswami convene a meeting of stakeholders from the region to take forward the relief activities in an effective manner.
Narendra Modi announces national award in Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's name for exceptional disaster relief workers
A national award in the name of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose will be given every year to police personnel who do excellent work in rescue and relief operations during any kind of disaster, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Sunday.
Cyclone Titli: Odisha govt asks Centre for Rs 1,000 cr as interim assistance, claims flood caused losses worth Rs 2,765 cr
The Odisha government asked the Centre on Thursday to release an interim assistance of Rs 1,000 crore for relief-and-restoration work in 17 districts as last week's Cyclone Titli and the subsequent flood caused a loss of about Rs 2,765 crore and affected 60.11 lakh people.