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Example of deforested hillsides in the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia. Photo: Kelantan

Illegal Deforestation is Growing Problem for Climate

By Alex Kirby for Climate News Network Foreign demand for agricultural products worth an estimated $61 billion annually is driving up the devastating rate at which tropical forest is ...
Cars floating in the streets of Busan. Photo: Twitter

Floods Caused $4 Billion Economic Damage in August 2014

According to Aon Benfield, the reinsurance intermediary, global flood events during August 2014 caused $4 billion (US) in economic damage and caused 478 deaths. In their Impact Forecasting ...
Photo: IFRC / PRCS
Pakistan. Azad Jammu and Kashmir, 2014
A raging River Jhelum in District Bagh as a result of the recent monsoon floods that have severely hit the provinces of Punjab and Gilgit Baltistan, and the state of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

Floods Predicted to Reach Sindh Province, Pakistan

The Flood Forecasting Division at the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) today issued a significant flood forecast for the River Indus at Guddu and Sukkur in Sindh Province, Pakistan.With ...
Photo: IFRC. A flood victim taking refuge on roof of a house in Srinagar.

Floods Start to Recede in Srinagar After 96,000 Evacuated

The flood waters have started to show signs of receding in the city of Srinagar and the wider area of the Kashmir Valley. Official figures now say that 215 people have died in the floods ...
File Photo: Flood rescue teams in Gujarat

Gujarat Floods – 20,000 Evacuated in Vadodara

The Vishwamitri River in the district and city of Vadodara stood at 34 feet yesterday 10 September 2014 – 8 feet above flood stage. The overflowing river affected thousands of people ...
Photo: IFRC / PRCS
Pakistan. Azad Jammu and Kashmir, 2014
A response team member of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society issues an alert on a mega phone to people near the junction of Jhelum and Neelum rivers in Muzaffarabad district.

Risk of “Super-Flood” in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, 11 September 2014 (IRIN) – Late monsoon rains in northern Pakistan have washed away communities, devastated farmland, and brought the risk of a “super-flood” moving ...

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