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Quake triggers dam debate

Oct 3rd, 2011 | By
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Times of India: The earthquake that ravaged Sikkim on September 18 has had a welcome side-effect. It has sparked a serious debate among people on the issue of dams. Most Sikkimese today have turned against mega dams being built to harness the Teesta river for generating 20,000 MW of power through as many as 28

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Pakistan’s Flood Redux: Need for Institutional Disaster Preparedness

Oct 3rd, 2011 | By
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IDSA: Institutions are often assessed on the basis of their response to crises. The unfolding flood crisis in Sindh draws attention to the state of institutional response to disasters in Pakistan. Ms. Maurvi Memon, a former PML-Q legislator, has alleged that the flood crisis in Sindh was manmade and that the Meteorological Department and Climate

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Consultation mulls on impacts of dam construction on people

Oct 1st, 2011 | By
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Kanglaonline: A one day consultation on dams and development in Manipur was organized by the Citizen Concern for Dams and Development (CCDD) at Manipur Press Club to review the trend of introducing of policies and mega development projects in Manipur. The first session of the consultation was marked by the sharing of views among representatives

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Bad governance has accentuated the environment crisis

Oct 1st, 2011 | By
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Friday Times: What role has climate change played in this year’s flooding? Climate change is the multiplier only – it is bad for everyone, especially the poor but it is even worse for the poor under bad governance. The present flooding in Sindh has affected all 23 districts, almost the entire province. The damage is

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Fatal flaws in climate change policy

Oct 1st, 2011 | By
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Friday Times: With several inherent flaws, the draft National Climate Change Policy is likely to suffer the same fate as its predecessors A man asked a neighbourhood grocer for 25 kilogrammes of grain and said he would pay later. The grocer agreed and started weighing five portions of five kilos each. Each time he weighed,

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Earthquakes: Valley Faces Shaky Future

Sep 30th, 2011 | By
Figure above shows locations of major events along the Himalayan arc. The pink areas are the rupture zones of damaging earthquakes (magnitudes 7.3-8.6) in the past two centuries, and the grey areas are the inferred enormous rupture zones of Medieval megaquakes.




Kashmir Observer: Estimates of the magnitudes of past seismic events foretell a very shaky future for this pastoral Valley writes Dr Afroz Ahmad Shah. The earthquake studies in the state of Jammu of Kashmir, and primarily in the valley is still quite juvenile. Any kind of conclusion or opinion at this point of time will

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Al Gore: clear proof that climate change causes extreme weather

Sep 30th, 2011 | By
Al Gore's online program called Climate Reality reached millions of viewers last week. Photo Credit: Time




Guardian: Former US vice president tells Scottish green conference that evidence from floods in Pakistan and China is compelling. Al Gore, has warned that there is now clear proof that climate changeis directly responsible for the extreme and devastating floods, storms and droughts that displaced millions of people this year. Speaking to an audience of

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Pakistan: Another Victim of Climate Change

Sep 29th, 2011 | By
Women from Sultan-Abad Mughal village fetch drinking water from a pump surrounded by flood waters in Dadu district, Sindh province. (Photo by Asad Zaidi © UNICEF Pakistan)




Environment News Services: Environmentalists are blaming climate change for the unprecedented massive monsoon rains in Pakistan, which so far this year have affected eight million people, claiming 350 lives and damaging 1.3 million homes. Over the past month, the country’s southern region has received the highest monsoon rains ever recorded, local metrological experts confirm. In

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India needs more public-private participation

Sep 28th, 2011 | By
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Times of India: India is at the forefront in using wireless technology, but lack of government participation is preventing the country from achieving the true growth it deserves, said Dr Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay, editor in chief of International Journal on Smart Sensing and intelligent Systems. An expert in the field of sensors and sensing technology,

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Health and Climate Change: 7 Ways You Are Being Harmed

Sep 28th, 2011 | By
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The Atlantic: From the increase in frequency of heatwaves to the spread of infectious diseases, changing weather patterns are already affecting us all. The consequences of climate change sometimes appear far off. But warming and changing weather patterns are already driving changes in public health. The following are seven ways in which climate change affects

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A Dangerous Flood is Coming

Sep 28th, 2011 | By
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KashmirLife: Week the rains stopped just before the water could spill over the banks of  river Jhelum and flood Kashmir. But we are facing the danger of a devastating flood. Can Kashmir save itself? A Kashmir Life report. Given the behavior of the Jhelum river, hydrologists and engineers at the Irrigation and Flood Control would

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Climate change to affect hills in bigger way

Sep 27th, 2011 | By
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Express India: Noted environmentalist Sunita Narain said on Sunday that climate change and pollution will affect the hills in a bigger way and for this, Himalayan states like Himachal Pradesh should invent a new model of sustainable development. Hailing the state’s initiatives like rainwater harvesting for every household and complete ban on polythene carry bags,

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The Pioneers of our Climate, Water and Food Security

Sep 26th, 2011 | By
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International Rivers: When the World Commission on Dams reviewed the development effectiveness of dams, multipurpose projects with large dams, power plants and irrigation schemes had the worst social, environmental and economic track record. As the world is grappling for appropriate answers to climate change, influential actors such as the World Bank want to give these

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Need for preparedness stressed Floods termed a wake-up call

Sep 26th, 2011 | By
Aid officials say more than two million people in Pakistan's Sindh and Balochistan provinces are affected by flood-related diseases. (Faisal Mahmood/Reuters)




Dawn: Speakers at a seminar on flood relief measures have said that in the wake of climate change reports, it has become crucial for Pakistan to make special efforts to meet the challenges posed by natural disasters whose frequency has increased over the past few years. They added that this could be done by identifying

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Once bitten: Amid harsher climate realities, govt senses need for permanent fix

Sep 23rd, 2011 | By
Navy soldiers drop bags of relief goods in rain affected areas. This method of distribution is particularly effective in inaccessible areas marooned in flood water. PHOTO: PPI




Tribune Pakistan: The government is waking up to the need for permanent solutions to tackle malaria, dengue and flooding given that the country “may have to learn to live with heavy rains and floods due to global climate change”. According to President Asif Ali Zardari’s spokesperson Farhatullah Babar, this was the outcome after a slew

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Damage to peaks worries Everesters

Sep 23rd, 2011 | By
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Times of India: The Everest climbers of Himachal are concerned about the impact of global warming and blurring charm of Himalayas. Having no obvious purpose, the frequent, unplanned and “commercial” expeditions to the Himalayan peaks are ruining their beauty, they said. With over 19 successful Everest climbers, Himachal being the prime producer of mountaineers, more

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A Sherpa’s View of the Melting of the Himalayan Glaciers

Sep 23rd, 2011 | By
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The NewYork Times: At 79, he is the last man living among the 103 guides who accompanied the famous mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary on the first successful 1953 expedition to Everest. Come peak tourist season in this ancient village of Internet cafes, Nepali crafts and gear shops that serves as the gateway to Mount Everest

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UN Appeals for Pakistan flood aid

Sep 21st, 2011 | By
Photo: Last year's floods were the worst in Pakistan's history. Credit: Green Left Australia




UPI: The United Nations appealed for $357 million for flood-ravaged southern Pakistan. An estimated 5.4 million people have been affected by the floods stemming from heavy monsoon rains. Nearly 1 million homes have been destroyed and 72 percent of crops lost in the worst affected areas in Sindh and Balochistan. In launching its Rapid Response

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Pakistan seeks to track flood risk from melting glaciers

Sep 20th, 2011 | By
Women living near a lake created after a landslide in Hunza district cut barley in a field in Seeshghat village, northern Pakistan, May 24, 2010. Officials evacuated thousands amid fears the lake could burst and flood communities downstream. Photo credit-REUTERS/Abrar Tanoli




Alertnet: Pakistan is expanding its network of glacier monitoring stations in the Himalayas, in an effort to improve understanding of glacier melt and provide better warning of floods. But some experts say it’s not happening fast enough, as the country continues to be hit by disasters. Massive flooding in mid-2010 affected some 20 million people

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World’s Dams Unprepared for Climate Change Conditions

Sep 19th, 2011 | By
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ScientificAmerican: Dams have been designed for river flows that will soon no longer apply, according to new research Over the past four years, John Matthews has been traveling the world to better understand freshwater and climate change issues. He found that poor planning is creating one of the biggest water-related threats. “We need to think

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Climate change: Lost in Translation

Sep 19th, 2011 | By
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Tribune Pakistan: One would most certainly make mockery of themselves if they were to discuss climate change and global warming with Pakistani politicians. Some might deem it as a spurious theory and a waste of their time, while others — with some insight — would hesitate, as solutions to these issues take more years to

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Sustainable Mountain Development Revisited

Sep 19th, 2011 | By
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BioOne: Mountains occupy 24% of the global land surface area and are home to 12% of the world’s population. About 10% of the world’s population depends directly on the use of mountain resources for their livelihoods and wellbeing, and an estimated 40% depends indirectly on them for water, hydroelectricity, timber, biodiversity and niche products, mineral

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Climate Change Threatens Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness

Sep 16th, 2011 | By
Glacial lakes in Bhutan's Himalayas as seen from space, from left: Raphstreng Lake, Thorthormi Lake, Luggye Lake, October 2009. (Image by Robert Simmon courtesy NASA Earth Observatory)




Environment News Service: Hydropower, the biggest economic driver in the Himalayan country of Bhutan, is threatened by serious water shortages as the country’s glaciers melt due to climate warming, finds Bhutan’s latest National Human Development Report. Many of Bhutan’s glaciers are melting at a higher rate than those in other mountain ranges, according to the

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Will climate change affect migration?

Sep 16th, 2011 | By
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Multi-American: Will climate change contribute to migration in the future as people are displaced? Many experts believe so, and the Migration Policy Institute is the latest to produce a report detailing how. According to the report, climate change stands to displace people in a number of countries as weather changes affect basic necessities like the

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Pakistan’s floods-this is not a natural disaster!

Sep 16th, 2011 | By
Photo: Last year's floods were the worst in Pakistan's history. Credit: Green Left Australia




Green Left Au: Last year’s floods were the worst in Pakistan’s history. Twenty million people were affected and about 2000 lost their lives. Now there is record flooding for the second year in a row. “This is not a natural disaster”, Farooq Tariq , the national spokesperson for the Labour Party Pakistan, told Green Left

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Floods and climate change:Sunita Narain

Sep 14th, 2011 | By
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Business Standard: There is a need to safeguard every water body, every channel, drain and nullah, and every catchment area. Even as I was writing this, my city, Delhi, was drowning. It had been raining since early morning and four hours of rainfall brought the city to a standstill. The Meteorological Department recorded 60 mm

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A Carte Blanche To China In Gilgit-Baltistan

Sep 13th, 2011 | By
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Syed Iqbal Hasnain: China’s high-stake poker game in Gilgit-Baltistan, a mountainous area that is part of the Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan, will have disastrous environmental consequences for the entire South Asia region and beyond. Reports in the local and international media indicate that, over the past few years, Beijing has been steadily undertaking

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Climate change blamed for Sindh flooding

Sep 12th, 2011 | By
The pattern of recent extreme weather events in Pakistan show clear indication of increased frequency and intensity of such events in Pakistan which are in line with the international climate change projections. - File Photo of DAWN




DAWN: Atmospheric scientists on Friday blamed climate change for the unprecedented torrential monsoon rains in Sindh that have caused severe flooding in the 16 districts of Sindh province. “If we look at the frequency and the trend of the extreme weather events impacting Pakistan then it is easy to find its linkage with climate change,”

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Wanted: bridges over troubled waters

Sep 12th, 2011 | By
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Chinadilogue: Water has always been a flash point between India and Pakistan. The two neighbours compete over use of the waters of the Indus River, the backbone of agriculture and industry in both states. As the Indian subcontinent was partied in 1947 to create the new state of Pakistan, the rivers were partitioned in 1960

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A solution for coping with the floods

Sep 8th, 2011 | By
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Tribune Paskistan: The government knew the floods would be back. It had at least eight months to prepare for it. But its focus lay elsewhere — cutting deals, juggling power, privatising public assets. No greater callousness could have been exhibited than that towards the fate of the abandoned four million flood victims who never received

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River Returns- The Harbinger Of Prosperity

Sep 8th, 2011 | By
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Noreen Haider: It was an amazing sight for me as I reached Kasur District on the Indo Pak border.  After fifteen years the gorgeous River Sutlej had returned, full force, to run in its native course with around eighty thousands cusecs of water flowing in its bed. For most people in Kasur this Sutlej was

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A 2011 wishlist of eight projects-Bhutan

Sep 6th, 2011 | By
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Kuenselonline: Bhutan’s proposals for Japanese assistance include the Maokhola bridge and a GLOF Early Warning System. Sixth Annual Consultation 5 September, 2011 – Bhutan proposed eight projects for grant assistance in survey and technical cooperation from Japan for 2011 during the sixth annual consultation between Bhutan and Japan on September 3 in Thimphu. One of

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Living with Floods (Video)

Sep 1st, 2011 | By




A Documentary on the Loss of Livelihood due to the problem of floods and sand-casting in Dhemaji District of Assam, India. Please watch this documentary and understand and realise the extent of flood induced problems in Dhemaji..The people of Matmora and Majgaon villages in the Brahmaputra basin in Assam, India. Living with Floods    

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Himalaya village caught between culture and nature

Aug 24th, 2011 | By




BBC News Service: An ethnic community in Nepal’s remotest Himalayan district bordering Tibet says it has been struggling to save its unique Buddhism culture from being uprooted by floods from a glacial lake. The locals of Halji village in Humla district of western Nepal practise the Drikung Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism which has an

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World Bank: Nepal dams won’t stop Indian floods

Aug 24th, 2011 | By




Chinadialogue: Indian planners need to radically rethink flood prevention strategies in the Ganges basin, as a new World Bank study debunks old myths. For decades, Indian planners working to harness the waters of the Ganges and its tributaries have believed building dams in Nepal will save Bihar and eastern Uttar Pradesh from the floods that

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Rising inflation causing food insecurity in Pakistan

Aug 17th, 2011 | By




TheNews: Rising inflation, especially of food, which is in double-digit for the last several years, is causing severe food insecurity in Pakistan, as millions of Pakistanis have limited access to food due to its high prices and the United Nations have time and again pinpointed this threat to the county, sources said on Monday. Although

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GLOF Part 2-Call For Innovations

Aug 15th, 2011 | By
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Pabitra Mukhopadhyay: When it becomes clear that the increasing risk of GLOFs is the outcome of a global trend in climate change and when it is known that the Hindu Kush Himalayan Region has far too many retreating glaciers leaving far too many glacial lakes that may turn into GLOFs, two realities emerge:  No single

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Most Himalayan Glaciers Retreating; 21% Stable or Expanding, Survey Finds

Aug 11th, 2011 | By




Sciencemag: A new study by the Indian Space Research Organization and the Geological Survey of India in Kolkata reports that although 21% of India’s Himalayan glaciers are showing no increase in melt rate, the majority are receding. The pattern is a worldwide phenomenon and part of a natural cyclic process, according to a statement from

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GLOF Part 1– A Threat Present And Real: Indian Summary

Aug 9th, 2011 | By
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Pabitra Mukhopadhyay: On August 4, 1985 the Dig Tsho (Tsho-lake), in the western section of the Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) National Park, Khumbu Himal, Nepal breached the moraine releasing 8 million cubic meters of water that rushed downstream. The lake burst destroyed the Namche Small Hydel Project on its wake and claimed 5 lives. The world

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Amphibious houses float out of trouble in Bangladesh

Jul 30th, 2011 | By
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SciDevNet: Houses that rise on floats could provide safer homes in areas prone to floods and tsunamis, according to a Bangladesh-born US architect. Two such ‘amphibious’ house designs are being tested in Bangladesh, where proximity to the Ganges delta means that flooding is a frequent problem. When flash floods last occurred, in 2010, more than

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Coventry nurse working in Pakistan voices fears of monsoon floods disaster

Jul 30th, 2011 | By




Coventry Telegraph: A COVENTRY nurse working in Pakistan fears the country could be hit hard by monsoon floods. Neva Khan, who grew up in Coventry and worked as a nurse in Nuneaton, has gone on to become Oxfam’s director in Pakistan. On the anniversary of the worst floods the country has ever seen – estimated

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If this is what a small glacial lake flood can do, imagine a big one

Jul 30th, 2011 | By




Nepal Times: Humla is one of the most remote districts in Nepal, and in a remote corner of Humla lies the settlement of Halji in Limi VDC. On 30 June this village of 400 inhabitants was hit by a flash flood caused by a glacial lake bursting upstream. At around 4:30 pm there was a

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Landslides and floods cause misery in Nepal

Jul 28th, 2011 | By




SOS Children’s Village: Over 60 people have been killed by floods and landslides in Nepal and another 24 are missing after heavy monsoon rains have brought misery to parts of the country. One tragedy involved the village of Purtikanda situated approximately 400km northwest of the capital in the Rukum district. The homes of over 30

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Don’t Flush It In Leh

Jul 28th, 2011 | By
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Pabitra Mukhopadhyay: Do you guys remember the school in Leh where Fungchook Wangdoo went back to – in the popular movie ‘3 Idiots’ by Amir Khan? I am talking about the Druk Padma Karpo School where the movie was partly shot and the school that was devastated in the 2010 cloud burst. I guess you

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Thesis: Disadvantages of Hydro Power

Jul 26th, 2011 | By




In my personal viewpoint I suggest we not use Hydro Power as a source of electricity in the 21st century due to the fact that it will cost large amounts of money to have successfully completed dams and that it will take heaps of our environments space to build such dams. The most decent way

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Mountain Forecast

Jul 23rd, 2011 | By




A new website dedicated to mountain weather in more than 9300 (and growing) major summits for climbers and mountaineers, provided for up to 5 different elevations. While this information may be indispensable in planning your ascent, please treat it critically and verify against other sources. Our weather algorithms are thoroughly tested and proven to work

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Flood Alerts: Assam flood situation worsens, Rising Nepal rivers threaten to flood wide area

Jul 23rd, 2011 | By




Assam flood situation worsens IBN Live: The swollen Drupromg River has washed away the Rangiya-Jonai-Mukongchelek metre gauge rail tracks affecting movement of trains to neighboring Arunachal Pradesh. Flood water has also entered the Kaziranga National Park in Jorhat district and the Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Morigaon district, homes to the endangered one-horned rhinos. In Sonitpur

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Receding Himalayan glaciers set off glacial lake alarm

Jul 21st, 2011 | By




AsianAge: Receding Himalayan glaciers are resulting in the formation of glacial lakes which climatolgists warn are growing at an alarming pace. The Himalayas have 55,000 glaciers but the creation of these lakes could destroy the settlements located close to them. Prof. G.M. Bhat of the department of geology in Jammu University warned that the increasing

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Flood situation alarming in State (Assam)

Jul 20th, 2011 | By




Assam Tribune: Assam Government today (19 July 2011) sounded an alert across the State after flood waters breached embankments and submerged roads and houses in Lakhimpur, Dhemaji and Sonitpur districts, affecting around 2.5 lakh people, officials said today, reports PTI. Incessant heavy rains in Arunachal Pradesh and the affected districts triggered the first wave of

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Glacial lakes a new Himalayan threat

Jul 20th, 2011 | By




HindustanTimes: For millions living in Himalayan mountains the faster melting glaciers are posing a new danger – glacial lakes that may burst. From just a few thousand lakes in mid 1900s, the number has grown over 20,000 lakes in the Himalayan belt from Pakistan in the west to Burma in the East, says a new

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Pakistan needs viable plan for water conservation

Jul 19th, 2011 | By




PakObserver: Pakistan is facing serious issue of water mismanagement and the government needs to formulate a viable plan for water conservation. These views were expressed by senior experts at the interactive session on “Integrated River Basin Management (IRBM) for Indus River and Water Stewardship Study”. The event was organised by WWF-Pakistan in collaboration with WWF-UK

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Flood-prone areas identified: Disaster-hit areas face fresh flood threat

Jul 16th, 2011 | By




 Tribune Pakistan: As the monsoon cycle begins in Pakistan, areas across the country have been identified as being at risk of being hit by floods once again –  some have already been inundated. The Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) has stated that floods have been predicted to occur as early as July 15 if the

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Climate change evidence ‘undeniable’

Jul 16th, 2011 | By




Stuff.co.nz: Disastrous floods, heatwaves, storms and droughts are becoming more frequent because of climate change, and will continue to do so. Scientists say the world can no longer ignore the link between climate change and extreme weather events, and they are urging countries to face up to the growing risks ahead. New Zealander Kevin Trenberth,

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Disaster management can bring Pakistan, India closer

Jul 12th, 2011 | By




TheNews: Pakistan and India can come closer through cooperation in disaster management, sharing information on climate change and a joint early warning system for flood and other natural calamities. Disasters not only transform a situation but also create new opportunities as joint rebuilding activities can become a catalyst for building mutual trust. This was the

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As Pakistan Powers Down, Protests Mount: Climate Change A Root Cause

Jul 11th, 2011 | By




TreeHugger: After Pakistan’s extensive hydroelectric power resources dried up in 2008, Australian coal was marketed to satisfy the growing power consumption of a burgeoning population. Think it’s a stretch to attribute Pakistan’s constant power troubles to climate change? Last year thousands died from record flooding, after roasting in record high temperatures – 53.5°C (128.3°F).) Three

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Community-based flood early warning project

Jul 10th, 2011 | By
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Assam Tribune: A community-based flood early warning system in a flood-prone area of Assam could bring relief to scores of people. The project, with an aim to reduce flood risk through training and awareness, is being implemented by a team from the environmental group Aaranyak with support from the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development

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Changes in State riverbed feared

Jul 8th, 2011 | By




Assam Tribune: Under the impact of the resultant flow reduction due to any possible future diversion of the Yarlung Tsangpo to acute water scarce regions in northern part of China, the river morphology in Assam is likely to undergo further intense braiding along with harmful rise in average stream bed level. As a consequence, even

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Future Development Must Be Centred Around Risk

Jul 7th, 2011 | By




Around 20% of the Earth is at risk from at least one natural hazard and more than half the world’s six billion plus population is exposed. In a matter of minutes, at least one hazard can change the world they know. Only through incorporating risk into development planning can we start to reduce this exposure.

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Pakistan One Year After the Floods

Jul 4th, 2011 | By
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TheNations: A hot, gritty wind carries the stench of pit latrines across a refugee camp on the western outskirts of Karachi, on Pakistan’s southern facing coast. In the sky, vultures and eagles circle. At its peak, this camp held 1,400 families, all poor farmers displaced by the Indus floods of 2010, which inundated an area

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Flood deaths rise to 15 in Nepal

Jul 4th, 2011 | By




Manglorean: A newborn child and its mother, and a father and his two teenaged children, were among the 15 people killed in Nepal in two days as floods and landslides played havoc with the start of a vigorous monsoon. Three children were killed in Accham district in western Nepal Saturday, taking the toll to 15

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