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Nepal Earthquake Damages Hydropower Dam

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Near the earthquake epicenter, workers were rescued from a dam that is currently under construction by a Chinese company.

NASA Compiling Landslide Database to Improve Disaster Response

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Landslides killed thousands in Asia last week; NASA researchers are developing a tool for relief efforts.

Flooding Continues to Devastate Pakistan

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Misery in Pakistan mounts as flooding hinders relief efforts; threatens to spread waterborne diseases.

Flooding Kills Hundreds in Pakistan

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Heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan have caused rivers to overflow—triggering landslides, destroying villages and blocking rescue efforts.

Flooding Tests Three Gorges Dam, Pollutes Songhua River in China

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Chemical pollution is the latest calamity as heavy rains continue to blanket the country with floods.

China's Oil Spill Threatens International Waters

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The world's largest energy consuming country is plagued by potential ecological damage.

Floods in Myanmar and Bangladesh Displace Thousands, Dozens Dead

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

Flooding Inundates Southern China

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Economic and human losses soar as heavy rainfall continues in Southern China.

More Houses Submerged as Water Levels Rise in Pakistan's Attabad Lake

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Officials have begun blasting boulders to expand the spillway of glacial melt.

Glacial Melt Could Cause Tidal Wave in Pakistan

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A tidal wave, reaching up to 60 meters high, is expected to race through the Hunza valley of the Himalayas.

Landslide Lake Puts Pakistani Villages at Risk of Flooding

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Thousands of Pakistani villagers are at risk if a landslide-formed lake breaches its rock dam.

China May Relocate 300,000 from Three Gorges Region

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Water pollution and river bank instability pose more serious problems than expected on the reservoir banks.