DISASTERS. Typhoon Yolanda devastated Eastern Visayas in November 2013. It is the strongest recorded typhoon in Philippine history. Rappler file photo
MANILA, Philippines (Oct. 28, 2015) — The Asia-Pacific must talk about disaster risks to better achieve sustainable development, the United Nations said on Tuesday, October 27.
Continue reading Talk about disasters to better achieve dev’t – UN The 9th Senior Disaster Management Officials Forum will focus on the need for member-economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) to work together to ensure resilient economies that will benefit all sectors. Louis Bacani/Philstar.com
ILOILO CITY, Philippines (Sept. 22, 2015) — Disaster management officials from 21 countries will start today a two-day conference that will discuss how the region can better prepare for and respond to the effects of calamities.
Continue reading APEC meeting on disaster risk opens IN DANGER. An undated handout image released by the Australian Institute for Marine Science (AIMS) on October 2, 2012, shows corals at North Keppel Island on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia. AIMS/Handout/EPA
PARIS, France (June 2, 2015) — The oceans will undergo a dramatic turnover in biodiversity even if the UN meets its goal of limiting of global warming to 2ºC (3.6ºF), scientists said Monday, June 1.
Continue reading Seas face biodiversity shakeup even under 2ºC warming
TOKYO, Japan (May 29, 2015) — Japan ordered evacuations Friday, May 29, after an island volcano erupted, shooting a huge column of ash high into the air.
Continue reading Japan issues evacuation order after volcano erupts In this file photo taken on July 2014, Indian residents sit outside their home as they wave hand fans to keep cool in Amritsar. Residents are enduring high temperatures and frequent power cuts in the area. AFP PHOTO/NARINDER NANU
HYDERABAD, India (May 25, 2015) — More than 430 people have died in two Indian states during a heatwave that has seen temperatures nudge 50 degrees Celsius and force Kolkata’s iconic yellow taxis off the road, officials said Monday, May 25.
Continue reading More than 430 dead in India heatwave