The worst-hit village is Ursoon, located in the district of Chitral, where nearly all of the fatalities came from
URSOON, Pakistan (July 3, 2016) — Overnight flash floods killed at least 43 people in northern Pakistan, the majority in a remote village that did not receive an evacuation warning before the waters hit washing away most of the settlement, officials said Sunday, July 3. Continue reading Flash floods kill 43 in northern Pakistan→
The research challenges long-standing assumptions that virgin tropical forests untouched by logging or industry do a better job of sopping up carbon dioxide
PARIS, France (Feb. 4, 2016) — Tropical forests reclaiming land cleared for agriculture or livestock not only grow quickly, but absorb far more CO2 from the atmosphere than old-growth trees, according to a study released Wednesday, February 3.
The Ipo Watershed – part of a watershed system which provides 97% of Metro Manila’s water needs – is now vulnerable again to illegal logging and burning – no thanks to MWSS’ ‘oversight’
MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 1, 2016) — A mountain forest that is one of Metro Manila’s main sources of water is now at the mercy of illegal logging and burning after around 20 of its forest guards left their posts in January.
Villagers from a farming community say they had to build taller houses to keep them safe from the wild elephants
TAIK KYI, Myanmar (Jan. 16, 2016) — Pushed from their forest home by encroaching farm land, wild elephants are driving fearful villagers in a Myanmar township to seek refuge in tree houses while the animals storm their rice paddies looking for food.