Burma

Seasonal migrations of poor, rural communities due to shifting rainfall patterns, droughts and floods are increasing, according to a new study by CARE International and the United Nations University, AlertNet reported. The study warns that the migrations could become more frequent and permanent unless action is taken to mitigate climate change or adjust agriculture to […]

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A cholera epidemic is spreading in drought- and famine-hit Somalia, Reuters reported, citing the World Health Organization. Although seasonal cholera outbreaks are not unusual for the country, the number of cases is two to three times higher than last year. Pollution Authorities in China’s northeastern city of Dalian ordered the immediate shutdown of a chemical […]

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The heatwave in the central United States intensified Monday, closing government buildings without air-conditioning and prompting warnings to residents to keep as cool as possible, Reuters reported. The National Weather Service has put 18 states under a heat warning, watch or advisory. And while some states are baking in heat, climatologists say that drought could […]

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Thousands are left homeless along the Naf River border of Bangladesh and Myanmar due to flash floods.

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MYANMAR – Survivers of the worst natural disaster to hit Myanmar (Burma) in recorded history — Cyclone Nargis — are now facing the prospect of freshwater shortages as the dry season approaches.

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