How will climate change affect your livelihood?

Aug 30, 2015

How will climate change affect your livelihood?

As the reality of global warming starts to hit home, people may ask: “How will it affect my livelihood?” Well, that depends — on your profession, your age, and exactly where you live, among other things. Here, then, are a few scenarios for a ...

Aug 20, 2015

11 dead, 13 missing in central China floods

Flooding in central China’s Sichuan province has left at least 11 people dead and 13 others missing, and disrupted the lives of more than half a million people. State media on Thursday said heavy rains and flooding struck the province beginning Sunday. Worst-hit was ...

Myanmar villagers face floods with just sandbags for protection

Aug 6, 2015

Myanmar villagers face floods with just sandbags for protection

Myanmar’s president called Thursday for the evacuation of low-lying areas as the Irrawaddy river threatened to breach embankments, leaving villagers with just sandbags to hold back churning waters that have hit much of the country. Floods from a heavy monsoon season have cut through ...

Aug 3, 2015

Floods, slides tied to monsoon rains kill more than 100 in India

Heavy monsoon rains have killed more than 100 people in India in the past week and forced tens of thousands of people to take shelter in state-run relief camps, India’s Home Ministry said Sunday. A cyclone struck the worst-hit state of West Bengal, where ...

Jul 3, 2015

Rising number of local governments set targets to cut emissions

Twenty local governments, representing areas producing 5 percent of global climate-changing emissions, have committed to targets to cut those emissions, with the majority also setting goals for renewable energy, a platform uniting them said on Thursday. The Compact of States and Regions, launched last ...

Jun 22, 2015

Year's first typhoon set to hit China's Hainan Island

The first typhoon of the year to hit China was expected to make landfall on or near the southern island of Hainan on Monday, which should help ease a severe drought on the tourist center and rubber producer, the official Xinhua News Agency said. ...