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At least 700 killed in South Asia floods

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MASSIVE FLOODING. Indian villagers attempt to cross floodwaters with the help of rope and empty canisters next to a washed away portion of a bridge at Palsa village in Purnia district in Bihar state on August 18, 2017. Photo by Diptendu Dutta/AFP

Over a million people are forced to flee their homes due to the massive flooding

NEW DELHI, India (Aug. 21, 2017) — The confirmed death toll passed 700 and more than a million were driven from their homes as large swathes of South Asia reeled under monsoon floods Sunday, August 20, officials said. Continue reading At least 700 killed in South Asia floods

World weather – 2016’s early record heat gives way to heavy rains

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Indian villagers salvage logs of wood brought by floodwaters. The Brahmaputra river has burst its banks in many places and has been at danger levels for weeks. Photograph: Anupam Nath/AP

The record-breaking heat of the first six months has turned to severe seasonal flooding across Asia in one of the strongest monsoon seasons in many years

August 1, 2016 — The record-breaking worldwide heat of the first six months of 2016 has turned to abnormally severe seasonal flooding across Asia with hundreds of people dying in China, India, Nepal and Pakistan and millions forced from their homes.  Continue reading World weather – 2016’s early record heat gives way to heavy rains

Nepal, India floods leave more than 90 dead

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An Indian forest ranger sits on the front of a vessel as it approaches a ranger’s building through floodwaters in The Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Morigoan district, some 70kms from Guwahati, in India’s north-eastern state of Assam on July 27, 2016. Biju Boro/AFP

Nepal has been worst hit, with homes and bridges destroyed after days of torrential monsoon rains, although water levels were now slowing receding

KATHMANDU, Nepal (July 29, 2016) — Floods and landslides in Nepal and India have killed more than 90 people in recent days, with at least two million residents forced to flee their homes, officials said Thursday, July 28.  Continue reading Nepal, India floods leave more than 90 dead

Bodies of climbers emerge from Himalayan glacier after 16 years

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HIMALAYAS. The bodies of top mountaineer Alex Lowe and his cameraman have been found in a Himalayan glacier. File photo

Two climbers last week came across the men’s remains ‘still encased in blue ice but beginning to emerge from the glacier’

KATHMANDU, Nepal (May 3, 2016) — The bodies of top mountaineer Alex Lowe and his cameraman have been found in a Himalayan glacier, 16 years after they were buried by an avalanche on one of the world’s highest mountains. Continue reading Bodies of climbers emerge from Himalayan glacier after 16 years

Nepal begins process to deliver grants nearly a year after quake

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SLOW AID. An elderly Nepalese woman sits in front of her shelter in a camp for earthquake survivors in Ghola Village, Dhading, Nepal on January 23, 2016. File photo by Narendra Shrestha/EPA
Funds will begin trickling to tens of thousands who are still living in tents in earthquake-hit Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal (Mar. 14, 2016) — Nepal authorities opened banking channels Sunday, March 13, to start distributing reconstruction cash to earthquake victims, almost 11 months after the tremor killed nearly 9,000 people and destroyed more than half a million homes.

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Nepal’s ‘ice doctors’ return to Everest after avalanche

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PEAK. Mount Everest as seen from the aircraft of Drukair in Bhutan. The aircraft is south of the mountains, facing north. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia/Shrimpo1976
Nepal is hoping the April-May season will see climbers return to the world’s highest peak, providing much-needed revenue to the impoverished country

KATHMANDU, Nepal (Feb. 29, 2016) — Nepal’s experienced “ice doctors” were preparing on Sunday, February 28 to return to Everest to ready the mountain for the upcoming climbing season, Continue reading Nepal’s ‘ice doctors’ return to Everest after avalanche

How Earth Changed In 2015

From raging forest fires to dwindling snowmelt to the extraordinary birth of new ocean islands

January 13, 2016 — Sometimes the best way to witness planetary happenings — and to gain perspective on them — is from high above. Below are satellite images and aerial photos from the NASA Earth Observatory that capture some of the more dramatic changes that shaped the earth over the past year.

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