Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Settings | Sign in

Natural disasters

See realtime coverage

Natural disasters kill 1074 in China this year

The Indian Express - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
china, china natural disasters, Beijing, Yang Xiaodong, Natural disasters, death toll An aerial view of a flooded area in Xiaogan, Hubei province, China, July 24, 2016.

Many So-Called 'Natural' Disasters Are Actually Caused by Humans—And They're Only Getting Worse

AlterNet - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Once treated exclusively as acts of angry or capricious deities (usually assumed to have been provoked by humans' sinful acts), disasters came to be viewed during the Enlightenment as the inevitable consequences of natural processes; with the ...
See realtime coverage

Climate disasters could increase armed conflict in multi-ethnic countries

Deutsche Welle - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
“Devastating climate-related natural disasters have a disruptive potential that seems to play out in ethnically fractionalized societies in a particularly tragic way,” says lead author Carl Schleussner from the Berlin think-tank Climate Analytics and ...

Natural disasters in China kill more than 800 since June - World ...

The Star Online - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
BEIJING (Reuters) - More than 800 people have died and about 200 are missing in a series of natural disasters that have struck China since June, the worst ...

Human Trafficking and Natural Disasters: Exploiting Misery

International Affairs Review - ‎21 hours ago‎
It is generally believed that the aftermath of war and major economic transitions (e.g. the collapse of the Soviet Union), are situations where traffickers can easily exploit the hopeless state of victims.

Bilingual guidebook to help LGBT community in natural disasters

The Japan Times - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
KOCHI - A bilingual guideline designed for sexual minorities during times of natural disasters has been published in a bid to raise public awareness about problems they may face at emergency shelters.
See realtime coverage

Using Watson IoT to predict natural disasters - News - IoT Hub

IoT Hub - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
The Weather Company to use cognitive computing with its Personal Weather Station Network in 195 countries.
See realtime coverage

Google brings natural disaster alert tool to Brazil

Business News Americas (subscription) - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
In partnership with local weather agencies, Google has activated its Public Alerts tool in Brazil to provide alerts for natural disasters. The ... Subscriber-Only Content. BNamericas develops thousands of news articles, analyses and features every ...

Texans continue rebuilding from last year's natural disasters

Baptist News Global - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Texas Baptists Disaster Recovery learned about the Schaffers' situation through contact with Pastor Houmphanh Vongsurith of the First Laotian Baptist Church in Dallas.

Bedrosian Center launches initiative to boost natural disaster preparedness

USC News - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The report is just the beginning of an initiative that will bring together civic and community leaders to develop a thorough understanding of what everyone should be doing before the next natural disaster. “With this initiative, we want to help build a ...

urvey to map Nainital's natural disaster vulnerability from August 1

Times of India - ‎22 hours ago‎
NAINITAL: In a preemptive measure to minimise damage due to earthquake and landslides, various agencies from Uttarakhand and the Centre, including Geological Survey of India (GSI), will come together to conduct a survey in Nainital town from August 1.

62 people killed in natural disasters in U'khand this yr

Times of India - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
DEHRADUN: The year 2016 is proving to be a terrible year for Uttarakhand in terms of human lives lost in natural disaster incidents.

Riverland flooding: Community remembers one of SA's worst natural disasters

ABC Online - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
Six decades after one of South Australia's worst natural disasters, people in the Riverland are reflecting on when they almost lost their towns to flooding.

Ukraine in total natural disaster

Ukraine Today - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Numerous regions report of accidents and power cuts caused by heavy rains and winds. Local residents also suffer from the consequences of natural disasters. A 20-year-old man died in Kharkiv region amidst the field, his mother later found his body.

Will The Next Natural Disaster Doom The Nation's Energy Grid?

Huffington Post - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
While all natural disasters can lead to blackouts and power complications, earthquakes make an exceptional impact. In a 2011 article in IEEE Power and Energy Magazine, Hugh Rudnick points out that countries such as China, Japan and the U.S.

Madison County designated 'natural disaster area'; Limestone farmers eligible for assistance

News Courier - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Farmers in Limestone and Morgan Counties may qualify for natural disaster assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture after the agency designated Madison County as a primary natural disaster area because of the ongoing drought. Two other ...

Hopedale: Officials start process to adopt natural disaster mitigation plan

Milford Daily News - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
The Board of Selectmen heard a presentation Monday night from the Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC) discussing an overview of a proposed plan that would work to lessen the impact of natural disasters in Hopedale. The plan ...
See realtime coverage

$30bn insured, $98bn economic, natural disaster losses in H1: Aon Benfield

Artemis.bm (blog) - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The first-half of 2016 has seen both insured and economic natural disasters come in above the long-term average, with the insurance and reinsurance industry on the hook for $30 billion of a total $98 billion economic impact, according to Aon Benfield.

Global Survey Finds Mid-Sized Firms See Natural Disaster Exposures Increasing

Global Trade Magazine (blog) - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Even as middle market businesses in all parts of the world view their exposures to natural catastrophes as increasing, many fall short of managing these risks effectively.

Stakeholder engagement crucial to respond to natural disasters

Barbados Advocate - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
Bradshaw said that regional associate organizations keeping in regular contact with each other, especially in the period leading up to and following a natural disaster in any one or more of the islands helps them to know the specific areas that they ...
 -